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(Phys Org2)   New Nazca lines appear. THIS MEANS SOMETHING   (phys.org) divider line 92
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2014-08-07 01:02:44 PM  

i.dailymail.co.uk

WE ARE NOT A BONE

 
2014-08-07 01:26:05 PM  
It means we need to run over the Nazca desert with a huge Dustbuster.
 
2014-08-07 01:30:29 PM  
Aliens!
Spock told me.
 
2014-08-07 01:50:16 PM  
CSB

A couple years ago I got a chance to fly over them when I was in Peru. The plane, an 8 seater if you count the pilot and co-pilot, was tiny, hot, and they would bank at almost 90 degree turns so each side of the plane could see the lines. We all wore headsets so we could hear the co-pilot give the tour and then hear the pilot say in  Spanish that there was something suddenly wrong with the fuel line. I was the only one who spoke Spanish and I have feeling that they didn't expect anyone to have understood that. After my very loud "omg" they shut off the microphones on their headsets. Somehow they corrected the issue but damn that was freaky.

That said, it was worth it. Still not sure why they made the lines but they're huge and not really visible without getting above them directly.
 
2014-08-07 02:40:39 PM  
Somebody probably just drew Dickbutt in the sand.
 
2014-08-07 04:12:02 PM  
Looks like the English crop circle idiots are on vacation...
 
2014-08-07 04:23:19 PM  
Mmmmm mashed potatoes
 
2014-08-07 04:23:39 PM  
Probably some peruvian YouTube channel prank.
 
2014-08-07 04:24:21 PM  
all they do is turn left

pisco driking louts
 
2014-08-07 04:25:31 PM  
Rubbin's racin'.
 
2014-08-07 04:26:25 PM  
FTFA: "It is a myth that the figures on the desert floor can only be seen by aircraft (they were first "discovered" by a pilot flying over the desert in 1939). In fact, they can be seen quite easily when standing on nearby mountains or hills."

I wish more people knew this. It irritates me to hear the myth propagated.
 
2014-08-07 04:26:51 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 04:27:55 PM  
WooooOOOOOOWWWW!

www.evi.com
 
2014-08-07 04:29:13 PM  

stpauler: Still not sure why they made the lines but they're huge and not really visible without getting above them directly.


cgraves67: FTFA: "It is a myth that the figures on the desert floor can only be seen by aircraft (they were first "discovered" by a pilot flying over the desert in 1939). In fact, they can be seen quite easily when standing on nearby mountains or hills."

I wish more people knew this. It irritates me to hear the myth propagated.

 
2014-08-07 04:31:11 PM  
OSU Band Camp?

rack.3.mshcdn.com
 
2014-08-07 04:31:18 PM  
And the message to Humanity is:
.


/Obscure?
 
2014-08-07 04:31:26 PM  

naughtyrev: Somebody probably just drew Dickbutt in the sand.


I'm not saying it's Dickbutt...

But it's Dickbutt.
 
2014-08-07 04:33:40 PM  
Can we get double-rainbow guy to comment?
 
2014-08-07 04:35:33 PM  

stpauler: CSB

A couple years ago I got a chance to fly over them when I was in Peru. The plane, an 8 seater if you count the pilot and co-pilot, was tiny, hot, and they would bank at almost 90 degree turns so each side of the plane could see the lines. We all wore headsets so we could hear the co-pilot give the tour and then hear the pilot say in  Spanish that there was something suddenly wrong with the fuel line. I was the only one who spoke Spanish and I have feeling that they didn't expect anyone to have understood that. After my very loud "omg" they shut off the microphones on their headsets. Somehow they corrected the issue but damn that was freaky.

That said, it was worth it. Still not sure why they made the lines but they're huge and not really visible without getting above them directly.


Well, they were built as landing spots for aliens. So I don't know why they wouldn't work as a landing spot of an aircraft in distress, too.
 
2014-08-07 04:35:34 PM  
iamnumberfourfans.com
 
2014-08-07 04:36:04 PM  
It looks as if someone was retelling the story of Captain Walker and the 'pockyclypse' in high resolution
 
2014-08-07 04:38:29 PM  

stpauler: CSB

A couple years ago I got a chance to fly over them when I was in Peru. The plane, an 8 seater if you count the pilot and co-pilot, was tiny, hot, and they would bank at almost 90 degree turns so each side of the plane could see the lines. We all wore headsets so we could hear the co-pilot give the tour and then hear the pilot say in  Spanish that there was something suddenly wrong with the fuel line. I was the only one who spoke Spanish and I have feeling that they didn't expect anyone to have understood that. After my very loud "omg" they shut off the microphones on their headsets. Somehow they corrected the issue but damn that was freaky.

That said, it was worth it. Still not sure why they made the lines but they're huge and not really visible without getting above them directly.


I spewed the contents of my stomach over the Lines as a kid.  Those planes were sketchy.
 
2014-08-07 04:38:57 PM  
Does it mean I can start reshaping my mashed potatoes?

/never been to nazca, went to machu pichu 3 times now
//que verguenza :(
 
2014-08-07 04:40:37 PM  

cgraves67: FTFA: "It is a myth that the figures on the desert floor can only be seen by aircraft (they were first "discovered" by a pilot flying over the desert in 1939). In fact, they can be seen quite easily when standing on nearby mountains or hills."

I wish more people knew this. It irritates me to hear the myth propagated.


Exactly!

Along the same, er, lines, you have this and other figures/shapes on mountain sides. Yes, you can see them from the air, but you can also see them either from other mountains, or from the sea, such as this particular coastal figure.
m7.i.pbase.com
Commonly known as 'The Astronaut' by Ancient Alien Theorists/Knuckleheads, this giant figure is believed to be a fisherman, and basically a landmark for them - kinda like a huge billboard for trade, or for worship/gratitude.
 
2014-08-07 04:41:13 PM  
I love the Ancient Aliens theory that they are navigational marker for aliens.  Because they traveled billions of light years to get here, but don't have GPS.

/or the alien equivalent
 
2014-08-07 04:41:16 PM  
It means someone probably had way too much time on their hands.
 
2014-08-07 04:43:47 PM  

CruJones: I love the Ancient Aliens theory that they are navigational marker for aliens.  Because they traveled billions of light years to get here, but don't have GPS.

/or the alien equivalent


Or that they are runaways. Because they traveled billions of light years to get here but still require landing strips.
 
2014-08-07 04:46:28 PM  

GungFu: cgraves67: FTFA: "It is a myth that the figures on the desert floor can only be seen by aircraft (they were first "discovered" by a pilot flying over the desert in 1939). In fact, they can be seen quite easily when standing on nearby mountains or hills."

I wish more people knew this. It irritates me to hear the myth propagated.

Exactly!

Along the same, er, lines, you have this and other figures/shapes on mountain sides. Yes, you can see them from the air, but you can also see them either from other mountains, or from the sea, such as this particular coastal figure.
[m7.i.pbase.com image 600x402]
Commonly known as 'The Astronaut' by Ancient Alien Theorists/Knuckleheads, this giant figure is believed to be a fisherman, and basically a landmark for them - kinda like a huge billboard for trade, or for worship/gratitude.


No, this is proof that Picasso was an alien.
 
2014-08-07 04:53:43 PM  
MPU was bored and lonely, so it made new ones with its lasers.   In a few decades, Radical Edward will make it less lonely.
 
2014-08-07 04:54:45 PM  
I've solved it! It was this woman.
 
2014-08-07 04:55:02 PM  

stpauler: A couple years


of.

No, seriously. Try removing the word 'of' from other places that you're used to finding it in sentences. It's pretty jarring to read.

The ace spades.
The Queen England.
A gaggle geese.
A six pack beer.
I cooked a steak instead burgers.

Honestly, it's horrible to read.
 
2014-08-07 04:55:11 PM  

CruJones: I love the Ancient Aliens theory that they are navigational marker for aliens.  Because they traveled billions of light years to get here, but don't have GPS.

/or the alien equivalent


It's a theory that's a product of its age. When it was first put forth there was no GPS or stuff like that. The guys studying it could only come up with ideas within their own frames of reference. Probably serves to suggest that any ideas we may currently hold about potential alien technology will be similarly off target as we continue to use our own frames of reference.

stpauler: We all wore headsets so we could hear the co-pilot give the tour and then hear the pilot say in  Spanish that there was something suddenly wrong with the fuel line. I was the only one who spoke Spanish and I have feeling that they didn't expect anyone to have understood that. After my very loud "omg" they shut off the microphones on their headsets.


Too right. Gotta let everyone know something is wrong. Nothing worse than being brave and no one appreciating what you're doing, or appreciating how great you are at speaking Spanish.
 
2014-08-07 04:57:21 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-07 04:58:07 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: this is proof that Picasso was an alien

asshole
 
2014-08-07 04:59:00 PM  
haha, sorry, jehovahs witness.  I meant Picasso... but Fark had other ideas and added a line break.
 
2014-08-07 05:01:51 PM  

uttertosh: stpauler: A couple years

of.

No, seriously. Try removing the word 'of' from other places that you're used to finding it in sentences. It's pretty jarring to read.

The ace spades.
The Queen England.
A gaggle geese.
A six pack beer.
I cooked a steak instead burgers.

Honestly, it's horrible to read.


I think the e is pronounced:  a coupl-ah years  or cuppl'a years.  from couple o' years.  it's more dictation than writing
 
2014-08-07 05:07:42 PM  

washington-babylon: And the message to Humanity is:
.


/Obscure?


42.
 
2014-08-07 05:10:16 PM  

uttertosh: stpauler: A couple years

of.

No, seriously. Try removing the word 'of' from other places that you're used to finding it in sentences. It's pretty jarring to read.

The ace spades.
The Queen England.
A gaggle geese.
A six pack beer.
I cooked a steak instead burgers.

Honestly, it's horrible to read.


That's disingenuous. "Of" is used in a different context in most of those. The only analogous examples are the gaggle and six pack, in which "of" is also specifying what the quantity is composed of. Not saying you shouldn't use "of", just saying 3/5 of your examples are crap. "Queen" is not a quantity of Englands.
 
2014-08-07 05:19:55 PM  

cgraves67: FTFA: "It is a myth that the figures on the desert floor can only be seen by aircraft (they were first "discovered" by a pilot flying over the desert in 1939). In fact, they can be seen quite easily when standing on nearby mountains or hills."

I wish more people knew this. It irritates me to hear the myth propagated.


If only there were a way to disseminate information from a mountaintop. Some type of yelling, perhaps.
 
2014-08-07 05:19:57 PM  

Mister Pleco: WooooOOOOOOWWWW!


Hmmm. This Means Something.

/gotta remember to pick up a Sara Loo pie on the way home...
 
2014-08-07 05:20:47 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: stpauler: CSB

A couple years ago I got a chance to fly over them when I was in Peru. The plane, an 8 seater if you count the pilot and co-pilot, was tiny, hot, and they would bank at almost 90 degree turns so each side of the plane could see the lines. We all wore headsets so we could hear the co-pilot give the tour and then hear the pilot say in  Spanish that there was something suddenly wrong with the fuel line. I was the only one who spoke Spanish and I have feeling that they didn't expect anyone to have understood that. After my very loud "omg" they shut off the microphones on their headsets. Somehow they corrected the issue but damn that was freaky.

That said, it was worth it. Still not sure why they made the lines but they're huge and not really visible without getting above them directly.

I spewed the contents of my stomach over the Lines as a kid.  Those planes were sketchy.


I see what you did there...
 
2014-08-07 05:21:44 PM  

washington-babylon: And the message to Humanity is:
.


/Obscure?


3.1415926

I was a scientist before I became a bad actor.
 
2014-08-07 05:25:12 PM  

uttertosh: stpauler: A couple years

of.

No, seriously. Try removing the word 'of' from other places that you're used to finding it in sentences. It's pretty jarring to read.

The ace spades.
The Queen England.
A gaggle geese.
A six pack beer.
I cooked a steak instead burgers.

Honestly, it's horrible to read.


quoted from Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary (http://www.learnersdictionary.com): 

a couple

informal 1  : two or a few of something

Note: In informal U.S. English,  a couple can be used like  a couple of before a plural noun. Ex:  I lost interest in the book after a couple chapters.

Your examples are rather silly because one could use the opposite to prove the point that "of" doesn't belong like "a few of years". Moreover, would one say "there are a couple dogs across the street" or "there are a couple of dogs across the street". Grammatically, they are both correct as couple doesn't necessitate "of".
 
2014-08-07 05:26:32 PM  

That Guy Jeff: "Queen" is not a quantity of Englands.


are you sure?

i thought a "queen" was  all the englands
 
2014-08-07 05:26:49 PM  
Be on the lookout for a giant golden condor.
 
2014-08-07 05:29:34 PM  
blurred lines:
i.stack.imgur.com
bird lines:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-07 05:31:24 PM  

uttertosh: stpauler: A couple years

of.

No, seriously. Try removing the word 'of' from other places that you're used to finding it in sentences. It's pretty jarring to read.

The ace spades.
The Queen England.
A gaggle geese.
A six pack beer.
I cooked a steak instead burgers.

Honestly, it's horrible to read.


But would you say a 6 of beers?
 
2014-08-07 05:32:52 PM  

gnosis301: Be on the lookout for a giant golden condor.


static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-08-07 05:33:57 PM  

gfid: But would you say a 6 of beers?


www.llewellyn.com

cheers!
 
2014-08-07 05:41:54 PM  

dittybopper: WE ARE NOT A BONE


Was this supposed to be in have sex every day thread?
 
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