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(Alice 97.3 San Francisco)   Your gross-out for the day ... a box of giant millipedes found at airport   (radioalice.cbslocal.com) divider line 37
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3213 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Aug 2014 at 6:27 PM (44 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-29 05:54:13 PM  
Giant millipedes? In my airport?
 
2014-08-29 06:13:20 PM  

cretinbob: Giant millipedes? In my airport?


It's more likely than you think.
 
2014-08-29 06:28:53 PM  
Came for the millipedes reference from the Simpsons episode where Marge started a pretzel business.
Left disappointed. :(
 
2014-08-29 06:30:36 PM  
Hey, Subby, the UK hospital food pictures were grosser than your millipedes.
 
2014-08-29 06:30:36 PM  
Roast, grind, then smoke or snort
 
2014-08-29 06:34:54 PM  
Eeeewwww! Look at all those legs!!!! There must be hundreds of them!!!!
 
2014-08-29 06:39:15 PM  
You know they would have ended up in Florida with all the other invasive species.
 
2014-08-29 06:39:59 PM  
Someone was going to sell those as pets
 
2014-08-29 06:40:36 PM  

Walker: You know they would have ended up in Florida with all the other invasive species.



One of these days, Florida will be renamed North Australia.
 
2014-08-29 06:41:55 PM  
I have often sinus trouble.

I had a dream last night that I was able to open up my face. I lulled out gobs and gobs of viscous mucus strings from various cavities.

Then I pulled out a foot long dead millipede.

The end.
 
2014-08-29 06:43:05 PM  

nickdaisy: Eeeewwww! Look at all those legs!!!! There must be hundreds of them!!!!


A millipede like that, you don't eat all at once.
 
2014-08-29 06:44:08 PM  

sendtodave: I have often sinus trouble.

I had a dream last night that I was able to open up my face. I lulled out gobs and gobs of viscous mucus strings from various cavities.

Then I pulled out a foot long dead millipede.

The end.



That belongs in a short story, The Man with the Poisonous Snot.
 
2014-08-29 06:44:27 PM  
FTA :

it's not clear why someone in the states wanted them.

Chinese delicacy?

Top shelf aphrodisiac?
 
2014-08-29 06:47:39 PM  
Airport Security Officer: Nine times out of ten it's a centipede. But ... every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] ... it's a millipede. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a millipede. We have to use the indefinite article, "a millipede", never ... your millipede.
 
2014-08-29 06:50:13 PM  

cretinbob: Giant millipedes? In my airport?


I had "Millipedes? in my Virgin Air?" all queued up.
 
2014-08-29 06:55:03 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Someone was going to sell those as pets


Why smuggle them in, though? Just breed them.

Pretty sure that's what most pet millipede sellers do...

/Wants a pet millipede
//Someday
///Not today
 
2014-08-29 06:59:47 PM  
Ready fer sum fishin
 
2014-08-29 07:13:45 PM  
Came hoping for some singing millipede, providing my own since nobody else brought any.

/I am the Millipede, I am amaaaaziiiiing...
 
2014-08-29 07:29:30 PM  
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2014-08-29 07:43:50 PM  

TomD9938: FTA :

it's not clear why someone in the states wanted them.

Chinese delicacy?

Top shelf aphrodisiac?


In the 1970s, my sister worked at the Agricultural Extension service at the university.  Occasionally, they'd get packages and boxes of dead bugs at the Entomology Dept with little or no explanation, often from overseas.  They would identify the various bugs and send a report to the return address....
 
2014-08-29 07:49:22 PM  
If it was me, I'd want to put a battery, a couple of random wires, and a brick in the same box...then stand there, quite expressionless, as the TSA agents opened the box.
 
2014-08-29 08:15:42 PM  
I can top that.  I worked in the mailroom in college.  One year the Science dept. received 2000 live crickets in the mail.  Over Christmas vacation.  You have no idea how foul 2000 formerly live now dead crickets smell.
 
2014-08-29 08:25:32 PM  
Far from it, subby. They're actually fascinating annelids to study.
 
2014-08-29 08:29:18 PM  

Canton: drjekel_mrhyde: Someone was going to sell those as pets

Why smuggle them in, though? Just breed them.

Pretty sure that's what most pet millipede sellers do...

/Wants a pet millipede
//Someday
///Not today


Pet millipedes are adorbs, and easy to care for.
 
2014-08-29 08:32:35 PM  

I NEVER GREW UP

I JUST LEARNT HOW TO ACT IN PUBLIC

 
2014-08-29 08:43:37 PM  

ababyatemydingo: Came for the millipedes reference from the Simpsons episode where Marge started a pretzel business.
Left disappointed. :(


Well you might have to wait more than 2 posts there smart guy. Or don't be lazy and post it yourself.
 
2014-08-29 08:44:31 PM  

Dragonflew: cretinbob: Giant millipedes? In my airport?

I had "Millipedes? in my Virgin Air?" all queued up.


that one is better
 
2014-08-29 08:50:16 PM  

Gyrfalcon: If it was me, I'd want to put a battery, a couple of random wires, and a brick in the same box...then stand there, quite expressionless, as the TSA agents opened the box.


You know how I know that you DRTFA?
 
2014-08-29 08:51:43 PM  
I looked for legs in the pic, but quite frankly the creatures looked like worms.
 
2014-08-29 09:19:18 PM  

flaminio: Canton: drjekel_mrhyde: Someone was going to sell those as pets

Why smuggle them in, though? Just breed them.

Pretty sure that's what most pet millipede sellers do...

/Wants a pet millipede
//Someday
///Not today

Pet millipedes are adorbs, and easy to care for.


Yeah. A local pet store sometimes has them for sale. Can't think of a more relaxed arthropod pet.

Last time I was there, they had a giant centipede, though. The centipede was sleeping. They did not want to wake it up, and I didn't really want to see it that badly. Why anyone would want one of those in their home is beyond me. I'd sooner have a scorpion...

But millipedes. Millipedes are cool.
 
2014-08-29 09:29:11 PM  
And they could end up devouring decaying plant material all over the place.
 
2014-08-29 09:47:38 PM  

SwiftFox: And they could end up devouring decaying plant material all over the place.


listsmania.com

These ones eat meat, too
 
2014-08-29 10:16:27 PM  
So dinner is going to be late, I see.
 
2014-08-29 10:17:46 PM  
cdn1.sbnation.com
 
2014-08-29 10:29:33 PM  

TomD9938: FTA :

it's not clear why someone in the states wanted them.

Chinese delicacy?

Top shelf aphrodisiac?


Biological warfare?

It may take a long time, but I imagine given a few centuries this invasive species could take over all of North America and we'd all starve.

Or so I imagine - dunno if there's any basis in fact for that, but goddammit, stop importing invasive or potentially invasive species!
 
2014-08-29 10:48:07 PM  

Kevin72: Gyrfalcon: If it was me, I'd want to put a battery, a couple of random wires, and a brick in the same box...then stand there, quite expressionless, as the TSA agents opened the box.

You know how I know that you DRTFA?


Meh, I was on my phone and it's been acting up.

Still, my idea is way better.
 
2014-08-29 11:34:25 PM  

Apos: Far from it, subby. They're actually fascinating annelids to study.


Arthropods, I think you meant to say, there.

Unless that's a reference to that one episode of that show when that character did that thing, in which case, carry on.
 
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