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(Metro)   The good news Britain is that your invasion of giant barrel jellyfish hasn't been that bad. The bad news is lethal Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish are invading because of tropical storm Bertha   (metro.co.uk) divider line 30
    More: Scary, Big Bertha, hot weather  
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2476 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Aug 2014 at 3:45 PM (42 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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vpb [TotalFark]
2014-08-07 02:47:29 PM  
Beware their long testicles
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2014-08-07 03:47:29 PM  
Jellyfish have testicles?
 
2014-08-07 03:49:20 PM  
Lethal? What do you have to do, roll around on them?
 
2014-08-07 03:49:53 PM  
Just piss on it. It will make it all better.
 
2014-08-07 03:51:32 PM  
Bad grammar headline day or something? Did we miss the memo?
 
2014-08-07 03:52:30 PM  
Fun fact:

The Portuguese Manowar actually is not a jellyfish, but rather a siphonophore, which is a collection of even smaller organisms functioning together as a single unit.

/TMYK
 
2014-08-07 03:53:28 PM  

vpb: Beware their long testicles
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i0.wp.com

/My God, she is adorable.
 
2014-08-07 03:54:21 PM  
John's prepared.
www.sportspickle.com
 
2014-08-07 03:56:28 PM  

Heamer: Fun fact:

The Portuguese Manowar actually is not a jellyfish, but rather a siphonophore, which is a collection of even smaller organisms functioning together as a single unit.

/TMYK


Shockingly, the news article said the same thing. Actual information in a news story.
 
2014-08-07 03:56:32 PM  

MBooda: John's prepared.
[www.sportspickle.com image 600x399]


Sometimes I worry that I might have something of a drinking problem, but then I think of John Daley and go, "Nah, I'm fine."
 
2014-08-07 03:58:20 PM  

Heamer: Fun fact:

The Portuguese Manowar actually is not a jellyfish, but rather a siphonophore, which is a collection of even smaller organisms functioning together as a single unit.

/TMYK


No one expects the Portuguese Armada.
 
2014-08-07 04:06:51 PM  
Britain doesn't have a whole lot of lethal fauna, so this should be a nice change for them.

/apart from drunken soccer hooligans
 
2014-08-07 04:07:32 PM  

kidgenius: Shockingly, the news article said the same thing. Actual information in a news story.


Fun fact:

I didn't even click the article, I just thought I'd point out the misconception for people like me.
 
2014-08-07 04:08:24 PM  
I remember when I was younger, my family and I were visiting my uncle in Florida. Went to the beach, but it was a cloudy day and we saw this sign that just had the color red on it. No explanation. So my parents let me play in the water.

Found out why the color red was posted, there were manowars in the water and one had wrapped itself around my arm and stung the fark out of me.

I remember it hurting like a motherfarker... For awhile I was super paranoid of the water.

Now whenever I see something that looks anything close to being live, I get out lol.
 
2014-08-07 04:12:32 PM  
Subby, don't give the Brits ideas. They'll head for the shore in droves, and the next thing you'll know we'll have yet another Monstrosity of British Cuisine.
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2014-08-07 04:16:19 PM  
They're being invaded by (?):

www.manowar-collection.de

Surely, they will die by STTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
 
2014-08-07 04:18:41 PM  

MBooda: Subby, don't give the Brits ideas. They'll head for the shore in droves, and the next thing you'll know we'll have yet another Monstrosity of British Cuisine.
[www.toimg.net image 482x298]


WTF? If you're going to post examples of bad British cuisine at least use something that isn't absolutely delicious, you crazy buffoon!!

On topic: I have a friend who's going to swim the Channel in a few weeks for charity, I'm torn between

a.) Posting this on his facebook wall to say, "haha, you gonna die!"
b.) Letting him know in a nicer way, so he can be prepared.
c.) Doing nothing, I don't want to discourage him from the swim, he's trained a long time and raised a lot of money already.

The answer on Fark is usually C.) so I'll go with that.
 
2014-08-07 04:20:11 PM  

SeikaArashi: ... For awhile I was super paranoid of the water.

Now whenever I see something that looks anything close to being live, I get out lol.


I bet you're not much fun in a hot tub.
 
2014-08-07 04:27:36 PM  

MBooda: Subby, don't give the Brits ideas. They'll head for the shore in droves, and the next thing you'll know we'll have yet another Monstrosity of British Cuisine.
[www.toimg.net image 482x298]


Do a barrel roll?
 
2014-08-07 04:29:19 PM  

SeikaArashi: I remember when I was younger, my family and I were visiting my uncle in Florida. Went to the beach, but it was a cloudy day and we saw this sign that just had the color red on it. No explanation. So my parents let me play in the water.

Found out why the color red was posted, there were manowars in the water and one had wrapped itself around my arm and stung the fark out of me.

I remember it hurting like a motherfarker... For awhile I was super paranoid of the water.

Now whenever I see something that looks anything close to being live, I get out lol.


Vinegar or meat tenderizer works on man o' war stings.

Yes, they do hurt like a mofo. Evil little purple bastiches.

/beachside Floridian
//from the part that kills astronauts, not the part that can't figure out voting
///3 is for that DB in Earnhardt's car
 
2014-08-07 04:30:40 PM  

MBooda: SeikaArashi: ... For awhile I was super paranoid of the water.

Now whenever I see something that looks anything close to being live, I get out lol.

I bet you're not much fun in a hot tub.


Well I haven't been in a hot tub in a long time...

But that's because no one I know owns one. And the last hotel I stayed at with my gitlfriend, the hot tub was already preoccupied.

:P
 
2014-08-07 04:35:32 PM  
I can't hear the name Bertha without immediately thinking of Fat Girl by Eazy-E
 
2014-08-07 04:37:15 PM  

Heamer: kidgenius: Shockingly, the news article said the same thing. Actual information in a news story.

Fun fact:

I didn't even click the article, I just thought I'd point out the misconception for people like me.


Fun fact:

If they were like you, there wouldn't be a misconception.
 
2014-08-07 04:42:02 PM  

gopher321: Britain doesn't have a whole lot of lethal fauna, so this should be a nice change for them.

/apart from drunken soccer hooligans


I don't think they have ANY!  Right after I saw this post, I went and looked some stuff up.
They have nothing dangerous on land, other than deer.  And that's only bacause they jump in the way of cars.  They have no large animals like bears or mountain lions.  They have no poisosous snakes, spiders, or scorpions.  The worst mammal they have is a tiny venomous shrew, with teeth too small to puncture human flesh.  They can leave a nasty rash though.

So the only thing they have to report that might be a killer is the Orca.  Which is not even a land animal.  And there has never been a report of one killing a human in the UK.
 
2014-08-07 04:51:31 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Fun fact:

If they were like you, there wouldn't be a misconception.


Didn't think I would have to clarify, but here we are: people like me who don't always click article links.
 
2014-08-07 04:57:28 PM  

Heamer: Fun fact:

The Portuguese Manowar actually is not a jellyfish, but rather a siphonophore, which is a collection of even smaller organisms functioning together as a single unit.

/TMYK


The medusozoas are generically called jellies.
 
2014-08-07 04:57:28 PM  

durbnpoisn: gopher321: Britain doesn't have a whole lot of lethal fauna, so this should be a nice change for them.

/apart from drunken soccer hooligans

I don't think they have ANY!  Right after I saw this post, I went and looked some stuff up.
They have nothing dangerous on land, other than deer.  And that's only bacause they jump in the way of cars.  They have no large animals like bears or mountain lions.  They have no poisosous snakes, spiders, or scorpions.  The worst mammal they have is a tiny venomous shrew, with teeth too small to puncture human flesh.  They can leave a nasty rash though.

So the only thing they have to report that might be a killer is the Orca.  Which is not even a land animal.  And there has never been a report of one killing a human in the UK.


But we do have the most dangerous animal of all... man. So beware, be on your guard, pay heed to the shadows, for you know not what stalks you in the gloomy morning fog.
 
2014-08-07 04:58:48 PM  
Doesn't look THAT dangerous....

www.tbheritage.com
 
2014-08-07 05:39:06 PM  
One of my worst memories as a kid was when I got stunng by one. A storm washed one on our dock and i stepped on a tentacle. It felt like dozens of red hot needles being jabbed into my foot.
 
2014-08-08 10:56:00 AM  
I think I know how we can solve this problem.
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