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(CBS Boston)   Man goes swimming in frozen Massachusetts pond used for flooding cranberry bogs, wins Darwin 500-meter freestyle trophy   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Cranberry, Massachusetts State Police, Bog, icy pond, sonar device, body of a missing swimmer, Swimming, First responders  
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6 days ago  
"freezestyle"... think about your life subby.
 
5 days ago  
How do the cranberry bog dolphins survive winters, you may ask? The same way crocs do: they hibernate with their blowholes above the ice.

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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

vygramul: How do the cranberry bog dolphins survive winters, you may ask? The same way crocs do: they hibernate with their blowholes above the ice.

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That's a whale of a tale.
 
5 days ago  
Herp a derp
 
5 days ago  
Wareham? At the bottom of the pond!
 
5 days ago  
Causing not a single ripple on the surface of the gene pool...
 
5 days ago  
Oh no! He's gonna come back as a ZOM-BEE ZOM-BEE ZOM-OO-AA-OO-AA-OH-OH
 
5 days ago  
Someone help me out here: Why in the world would cranberries need to be flooded?!
 
5 days ago  
Stuff like that makes me feel bad for the divers.

But, at least the cold would keep the body nice and limber. No one wants to walk out of the water with a stiff one.
 
5 days ago  

MelGoesOnTour: Someone help me out here: Why in the world would cranberries need to be flooded?!


They naturally grow in a bog. Flooding helps the farmer remove pests, and keep the plants healthy. It is also how they harvest the cranberries: the bog is flooded and the cranberries float and can be scooped up.
 
5 days ago  
He may be dead but his bladder is PERFECT.
 
5 days ago  
ocean spray's testing a new flavor.. cran-nibal
 
5 days ago  
Poor guy must have run out of juice
 
5 days ago  
They aren't releasing the name, but it's Bob now.
 
5 days ago  
I got $5 his heart seized.

Freezing cold water is a shock to the system. Even if you've done it before.
 
5 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: They aren't releasing the name, but it's Bob now.


It was Wade.
 
5 days ago  
Police are still investigating why the man was unable to get out of the water. There is no sign of foul play.
Multiple divers went in and chainsaws were used to cut through the ice, which was five inches thick in some spots


Some mysteries may never be solved. They better call in Poirot.
 
5 days ago  

leeksfromchichis: They aren't releasing the name, but it's Bob now.


Well he, and the lake, are both frozen so I would have gone with Chip.
 
5 days ago  
Maybe he was bogged down at work.
 
5 days ago  
Massachusetts State Police are using a sonar device and state environmental police have an underwater robot with a camera on it in their search of the pond, which is ten feet deep in some spots.

I have no knowledge of how cranberry bogs work, but I always just assumed they were no more than a few feet deep.  Shallow enough to stand in with chest waders.  Bad assumption it seems.
 
5 days ago  

crinz83: ocean spray's testing a new flavor.. cran-nibal


Army Hammer, spokesperson.
 
5 days ago  

vygramul: How do the cranberry bog dolphins survive winters, you may ask? The same way crocs do: they hibernate with their blowholes above the ice.


Crocks don't have blowholes; you saw one doing the backstroke...
 
5 days ago  

bababa: MelGoesOnTour: Someone help me out here: Why in the world would cranberries need to be flooded?!

They naturally grow in a bog. Flooding helps the farmer remove pests, and keep the plants healthy. It is also how they harvest the cranberries: the bog is flooded and the cranberries float and can be scooped up.


I had no idea about that at all.
 
5 days ago  
The good news is, we found your son! The bad news is, he's an idiot. And also dead. And his cremation is going to take a bunch of extra fuel now...
 
5 days ago  

MelGoesOnTour: Someone help me out here: Why in the world would cranberries need to be flooded?!


They Cant grow if they are not flooded
 
5 days ago  

MurphyMurphy: I got $5 his heart seized.


WD-40
 
5 days ago  

SBinRR: Massachusetts State Police are using a sonar device and state environmental police have an underwater robot with a camera on it in their search of the pond, which is ten feet deep in some spots.

I have no knowledge of how cranberry bogs work, but I always just assumed they were no more than a few feet deep.  Shallow enough to stand in with chest waders.  Bad assumption it seems.


This wasn't the bog, this was the pond that holds the water to flood the bog. The bogs are flooded in the spring and fall, IIRC, the rest of the time they're dry. Cranberries are weird, but add enough sugar and they're delicious.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Cranberries!
The Cranberries - Zombie 1999 Live Video
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RIP D
 
5 days ago  
This is why most people who jump into icy water do it in groups. No matter how many times you jump in icy water there is a chance that it could send you into shock and possibly stop your heart. So doing it by yourself is a pretty bad idea. Really it's a good idea to have backup no matter what you are doing if there is a possibility of a bad outcome. Having someone there to help and call for more help is just a smart move.
 
5 days ago  

Flowery Twats: SBinRR: Massachusetts State Police are using a sonar device and state environmental police have an underwater robot with a camera on it in their search of the pond, which is ten feet deep in some spots.

I have no knowledge of how cranberry bogs work, but I always just assumed they were no more than a few feet deep.  Shallow enough to stand in with chest waders.  Bad assumption it seems.

This wasn't the bog, this was the pond that holds the water to flood the bog. The bogs are flooded in the spring and fall, IIRC, the rest of the time they're dry. Cranberries are weird, but add enough sugar and they're delicious.


Ah, thanks for the info.  I feel a little more knowledgeable about Ocean Sprayology.
 
5 days ago  
Gawd amighty, just leave him there until spring.  He's not going to get any deader.
 
5 days ago  
There's not enough info to determine if he qualifies for a Darwin award.

I'd say that the odds are pretty good that, as a middle-aged man, he fathered an offspring or two, which would disqualify him.
 
5 days ago  
Cranberry harvest continues a 'very Canadian' tradition
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/ from the article:  the guy was not in the bog - he was in the adjacent pond that they use to flood the bog area during harvest time.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Stud Gerbil: leeksfromchichis: They aren't releasing the name, but it's Bob now.

It was Wade.


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5 days ago  
You know, I haven't logged into Fark in probably close to 20 years, but I did today. That guy was my ex brother in law, and a really good guy, who made a very very poor decision, and a lot of people are hurting here because of it. It's very sad.
That said, Fark on, people! I don't expect anyone to change over my comment, nor would I expect anyone to. We need humor in life, and thus, Fark. I just never thought I'd be reading about this here. Tom was a good guy, but had his demons, one of which was a faulty sense of invincibility.
 
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