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(WPTV)   Kids invent ankle strap that repels sharks and stingrays   (wptv.com) divider line 76
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2014-08-23 08:54:03 PM  
They invented a product already available?

Just wait until I introduce a bulb that produces light.
 
2014-08-23 09:11:30 PM  
A hunk of plastic with a hologram would have been enough to go to market a few years ago, with a caveat "only repels unprovoked animals."
 
2014-08-23 09:53:04 PM  
Pthpt.  I just tie my leg to a chair.  In Nebraska.
 
2014-08-23 10:55:01 PM  
Crickeys!
 
2014-08-23 10:59:27 PM  
So people will get cocky when swimming around sharks, then the thing doesn't work once....
 
2014-08-24 12:25:31 AM  

Old Man Winter: Pthpt.  I just tie my leg to a chair.  In Nebraska.


Damn right
 
2014-08-24 12:27:05 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-24 12:27:41 AM  
Blah, blah, blah, only eleven people got eaten by sharks last year.  Of course that number does exclude people who "drowned" after being bitten by a shark.  Fuzzy reporting is how Beach Communities protect tourism.
 
2014-08-24 12:30:24 AM  
Oops. The battery is dead.
 
2014-08-24 12:32:49 AM  
i'm a shark! fark you and your bracelet! extra fiber!
 
2014-08-24 12:35:45 AM  
Have the makers of Shark Shield sent a cease and desist letter yet?
 
2014-08-24 12:38:45 AM  
This kid has nothing to worry about. Everyone knows sharks don't eat Jew food.
 
Skr
2014-08-24 12:42:11 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Oops. The battery is dead.


With that kind of bad luck, the sharks might be explosive as well.
 
2014-08-24 12:42:54 AM  
I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.
 
2014-08-24 12:46:49 AM  

HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.


Yep. It's called North America.
 
2014-08-24 12:46:59 AM  

HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.


So do I, it's called "dry land."
 
2014-08-24 12:47:34 AM  

picturescrazy: HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.

Yep. It's called North America.


*shakes fist*
 
2014-08-24 12:48:32 AM  
WTF, so my Idea about always having some hungry Asian girl with me,  is no longer high tech.... shiats

/Still working on what todo after she eat the first shark and no longer so hungry
 
2014-08-24 12:48:34 AM  

HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.


Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
 
2014-08-24 12:48:56 AM  

HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.


I do too. It's far too big to carry anywhere, but it definitely prevents sharks and stingrays within 40 miles.
/lives 50 miles from the ocean.
 
2014-08-24 12:49:07 AM  
I'm a shaaarrk
I'm a shaaaaaark
Suck my **zzzap**
Never mind.
 
2014-08-24 12:49:28 AM  
img.fark.net

Would really like to invest.
 
2014-08-24 12:50:24 AM  
Obviously neither picturescrazy nor Boojum2k have watched Sharknado.
 
2014-08-24 12:52:49 AM  
Anti-shark bracelet. Bracelet goes on you. Bracelet goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark.

Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
 
2014-08-24 12:54:59 AM  
I'm counting on you to be there 
Tonight. 
When Diesel wins it fair and square 
Tonight. 
That Puerto Rican punk'll 
Go down. 
And when he's hollered "Uncle" 
We'll tear up the town!
 
2014-08-24 12:55:04 AM  

HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.


Let he who is without sin cast the first rock.. AND I SHALL SMOKETH IT!" - Tyrone Biggums
 
2014-08-24 12:55:50 AM  
Sure it may prevent shark bites, but what about the frickin' laser beams?
 
2014-08-24 12:59:23 AM  
First of all, shark attacks are extremely rare. You're more likely to get struck by lightning while swimming than bitten by a shark. Thirdly, sting rays don't "attack", so as long as you don't step directly on one you should have nothing to worry about. Pansies.
 
2014-08-24 12:59:48 AM  
The Jets are in gear, 
Our cylinders are clickin'! 
The Sharks'll steer clear 
'Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican's a lousy chicken!
 
2014-08-24 01:00:19 AM  
so your ankle is nice and protected, how about the rest of your body?
 
2014-08-24 01:03:08 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: First of all, shark attacks are extremely rare. You're more likely to get struck by lightning while swimming than bitten by a shark. Thirdly, sting rays don't "attack", so as long as you don't step directly on one you should have nothing to worry about. Pansies.


R.I.P. Steve Irwin
 
2014-08-24 01:05:00 AM  

picturescrazy: HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.

Yep. It's called North America.


We didn't land on shark-repelling rock.  Shark-repelling rock landed on us!
 
2014-08-24 01:07:12 AM  

picturescrazy: HighOnCraic: I have a rock that prevents shark and stingray attacks.

Yep. It's called North America.


It's only a continent if you look at it from the water.
 
2014-08-24 01:12:05 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: First of all, shark attacks are extremely rare. You're more likely to get struck by lightning while swimming than bitten by a shark. Thirdly, sting rays don't "attack", so as long as you don't step directly on one you should have nothing to worry about. Pansies.


Not saying this stat isn't true, but it's disingenuous to compare something most people spend very little time doing (swimming in the ocean) to something people do all the time (be outside).  What would the chances of a shark bite be for people who spend hours a day in the water?  You can't include Midwesterners on their yearly week vacation to the mix to pad the stats downwards.

It would be like saying "you're more likely to die eating bread than frog legs".  Of course that's going to be obvious because bread gets eaten all the time and frog legs rarely.
 
2014-08-24 01:24:21 AM  

12349876: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: First of all, shark attacks are extremely rare. You're more likely to get struck by lightning while swimming than bitten by a shark. Thirdly, sting rays don't "attack", so as long as you don't step directly on one you should have nothing to worry about. Pansies.

Not saying this stat isn't true, but it's disingenuous to compare something most people spend very little time doing (swimming in the ocean) to something people do all the time (be outside).  What would the chances of a shark bite be for people who spend hours a day in the water?  You can't include Midwesterners on their yearly week vacation to the mix to pad the stats downwards.

It would be like saying "you're more likely to die eating bread than frog legs".  Of course that's going to be obvious because bread gets eaten all the time and frog legs rarely.


Which is why I specifically wrote that you're more likely to be struck by lightning in the water than bitten by a shark.
 
2014-08-24 01:25:23 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Blah, blah, blah, only eleven people got eaten by sharks last year.  Of course that number does exclude people who "drowned" after being bitten by a shark.  Fuzzy reporting is how Beach Communities protect tourism.


Except no one reports on how many people were eaten by sharks, hey reports how many were attacked by sharks.

Which is a low number.

Also, the sharks moved away because they didn't know what the fark it was. That said, sharks aren't stupid, and kinda curious, and eventually won't be frightened by the weird magnetic signals it's picking up.

Also, sharks don't have hands, so guess how they "investigate" things?
 
2014-08-24 01:27:11 AM  
Stingrays are beautiful, but you don't cross those Farkers. I stood on a juvenile one that was camouflaged / slightly buried in sand, while I was wading in knee-deep water while on vacation in Thailand, and learned that the hard way. Hurt like a sonofabiatch -- felt very much like I got an electric shock -- and my leg swelled up to the point where I couldn't bend it at all. Took the best part of a day for the swelling to come back down again and be able to function like a human being.

Still love to look at them, though. That particular one, though... I think the world could've stood to be rid of it. Perhaps steamed, and on a plate for my dinner would've been appropriate justice.

/bet they taste as nice as they look
//yes, I said it
 
2014-08-24 01:40:09 AM  

gweilo8888: Stingrays are beautiful, but you don't cross those Farkers.


i108.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-24 01:46:33 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Old Man Winter: Pthpt.  I just tie my leg to a chair.  In Nebraska.

Damn right


Nebraska only produced one good thing, and that was fictional:

t3.gstatic.com
 
2014-08-24 01:51:28 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
/way too long, you guys
 
2014-08-24 02:20:58 AM  

foo monkey: [s3.amazonaws.com image 320x180]
/way too long, you guys


I don't know what rock I've been hiding under but I just watched that video for the first time.

Wow.

Are they for real, or disciples of Weird Al?
 
2014-08-24 02:27:46 AM  
60% of the time, it works every time.
 
2014-08-24 02:35:48 AM  
Stingray shuffle.
 
2014-08-24 02:37:34 AM  
Didn't they do this on Mythbusters? Wasn't it plausible/busted?
 
2014-08-24 02:58:11 AM  
Magnets are polarized. What if you reversed the magnets, would they attract sharks?

If so, could we create a fund to manufacture and distribute shark attracting bracelets to Floridians?
 
2014-08-24 02:59:26 AM  

12349876: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: First of all, shark attacks are extremely rare. You're more likely to get struck by lightning while swimming than bitten by a shark. Thirdly, sting rays don't "attack", so as long as you don't step directly on one you should have nothing to worry about. Pansies.

Not saying this stat isn't true, but it's disingenuous to compare something most people spend very little time doing (swimming in the ocean) to something people do all the time (be outside).  What would the chances of a shark bite be for people who spend hours a day in the water?  You can't include Midwesterners on their yearly week vacation to the mix to pad the stats downwards.

It would be like saying "you're more likely to die eating bread than frog legs".  Of course that's going to be obvious because bread gets eaten all the time and frog legs rarely.


How about Midwesterners who take staycations?

http://retrieverman.net/2009/05/19/th e-strangest-shark-story-ever/
 
2014-08-24 03:39:24 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-24 04:03:57 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Old Man Winter: Pthpt.  I just tie my leg to a chair.  In Nebraska.

Damn right


Might as well be dead anyway
 
2014-08-24 04:28:21 AM  
They tested one of these on TV once, I seem to remember it didn't end so well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOYBSMWxENU
 
2014-08-24 05:02:05 AM  

gweilo8888: Stingrays are beautiful, but you don't cross those Farkers. I stood on a juvenile one that was camouflaged / slightly buried in sand, while I was wading in knee-deep water while on vacation in Thailand, and learned that the hard way. Hurt like a sonofabiatch -- felt very much like I got an electric shock -- and my leg swelled up to the point where I couldn't bend it at all. Took the best part of a day for the swelling to come back down again and be able to function like a human being.

Still love to look at them, though. That particular one, though... I think the world could've stood to be rid of it. Perhaps steamed, and on a plate for my dinner would've been appropriate justice.

/bet they taste as nice as they look
//yes, I said it


They are tasty, but it takes some skill to clean them. That makes it harder to get usable meat.
/ not as tasty as shark.
// what is wrong with going there?
 
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