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2013-01-23 07:58:35 PM  
nipples licking the clouds still okay, right ?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-23 08:11:31 PM  
Kissing the sky still OK?
2013-01-23 08:14:11 PM  
I'm content to just yell at them.
2013-01-23 08:18:59 PM  
Farkin filthy cloud workers. They never bathe.
2013-01-23 08:25:08 PM  
FTA: "Those storm clouds are quite violent phenomena," said study co-author Tina Santl Temkiv, an environmental chemist at Aarhus University in Denmark. "They are sucking huge amounts of air from under the clouds, and that's how the bacteria probably got into the cloud."

Brilliant. Destined for a Nobel Prize, this one is.

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/Sometimes they find cows
2013-01-23 08:37:44 PM  
Semen stains the mountaintops.
2013-01-23 08:40:15 PM  

ZAZ: Kissing the sky still OK?

Came in to say this, and it's been covered. 'Scuse me, while I never-mind!
2013-01-23 08:52:36 PM  
I guess catching raindrops in one's mouth is FROWNED UPON IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT!
2013-01-23 08:53:38 PM  
Children. You are now, currently.......covered and filled in bacteria. Microscopic, living organisms that you, quite frankly, would die without.

Welcome to Earth, sucka.
2013-01-23 10:37:06 PM  
Yeah, but if a dog licks it first it becomes clean and sterile.

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2013-01-23 10:37:43 PM  
Clouds aren't generally known for their flavor.

2013-01-23 10:59:48 PM  
Gram positive precipitation?


/don't eat the anaerobic snow
2013-01-24 02:18:16 AM  
But how will I ever know what it taste like?
2013-01-24 02:21:38 AM  
For hundreds of millions of years, life has existed symbiotically with rain.

I'm pretty sure we'll be okay.
2013-01-24 02:30:32 AM  
If you guys are ever in a snowy area and you come across pink snow you should really give it a try. Tastes like watermelon, it's amazing.
2013-01-24 02:51:04 AM  
But they taste just like clouds! And the snozberries taste like snozberries!
2013-01-24 06:02:39 AM  

Sim Tree: Clouds aren't generally known for their flavor.


You are so random.
2013-01-24 08:54:26 AM  
Nurgle the Chaos God of Pestilence would be pleased.
2013-01-24 08:58:21 AM  
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2013-01-24 09:14:17 AM  
Taste the Rainbow, my ass.
2013-01-24 10:02:44 AM  

ZAZ: Kissing the sky still OK?

NO! How do you think he died!?
2013-01-24 10:07:31 AM  

Cup_O_Jo: But how will I ever know what it taste like?

Ice cream castles in the air
2013-01-24 10:15:49 AM  
I fell through one once. It was prickly and tasted like fog.
2013-01-24 12:21:47 PM  
This reminds me of the possibility that bacterial life might exist in clouds of Venus

However, life could also exist outside the extremophile range in the cloudtops, and in the same way that bacteria have been found living and reproducing in clouds on Earth, it has been proposed that life could exist in the same area on Venus. Microbes in the thick, cloudy atmosphere could be protected from solar radiation by the sulfur compounds in the air. The solar wind may provide a mechanism for the transfer of such microbiota from Venus to Earth.

The Venusian atmosphere has been found to be sufficiently out of equilibrium as to require further investigation.[38] Analysis of data from the Venera, Pioneer and Magellan missions has found the chemicals hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) together in the upper atmosphere, as well as carbonyl sulfide (OCS). The first two gases react with each other, implying that something must produce them. In addition, carbonyl sulfide is noteworthy for being exceptionally difficult to produce through inorganic means.[39] Further, it is an often-overlooked fact that one of the early Venera probes detected large amounts of chlorine just below the Venusian cloud deck.

It has been proposed that microbes at this level could be soaking up ultraviolet light from the Sun as a source of energy, which could be a possible explanation for dark patches seen on UV images of the planet. Large, non-spherical cloud particles have also been detected in the cloud decks. Their composition is still unknown
2013-01-25 05:37:34 PM  
'scuse me while I post this link
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he kissed the sky, or this guy, whatever...
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