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2013-05-21 05:04:04 AM  
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"fewer than half the mice (and none of the gerbils) remained alive after their month in space"
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2013-05-21 04:03:47 AM  
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RatMaster999: Aidan: On a more serious note, this is actually what I've been arguing that we should be doing; throw some animals up into space, see what happens. They're cheap and expendable (although clearly dogs and cats have that whole cuteness thing going for them), and we could learn tons more than we're learning by very carefully sending humans up every 2 months to very carefully not do anything too crazy.

As with testing cosmetics and medicines, why bother testing it on animals then extrapolating the data?  We've got plenty of convicts who are otherwise simply using up our tax money.  Dose a few experimental drugs, throw some shampoo in the eyes of some others, and launch a few into space to find out how long it take for microgravity to make them unable to function back on Earth.  Then the data's right there, already in human form, and we keep the prison population down.

And damn that whole 'sanctity of life' or 'compassion' nonsense!  While we're at it, we can just kill 1 homeless guy and throw him in a blender to feed to the rest of the homeless in his area!  And don't get me started on the orphans...
2013-05-20 08:55:43 PM  
1 vote:
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Guess that's better then this.
2013-05-20 05:39:27 PM  
1 vote:
Russian spacecraft returns to Earth with most of its furry crew dead

And the test animals didn't do that well either.

/Tip your waitress gentlemen.
2013-05-20 05:27:14 PM  
1 vote:
Of course the geckos survived. They had flight insurance.
2013-05-20 05:23:34 PM  
1 vote:
none of the gerbils remained alive after their month in space

What did the brown space gerbil say to the white space gerbil?

"New around here?"
2013-05-20 04:43:56 PM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: i wonder what the cause(s) of death were?

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2013-05-20 04:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
And the award for the most vivid, poignant mixture of smells associated with a mental image goes to...
2013-05-20 03:56:01 PM  
1 vote:

Odd Bird: good pull

First thing I thought of, surprised Gingrich got the boobies.  Of course I'm always surprised that Gingrich gets the boobies.
2013-05-20 03:40:21 PM  
1 vote:
Russian spacecraft returns to Earth with most of its furry crew dead

Good. I hate furries.
2013-05-20 03:11:47 PM  
1 vote:
You now have to really worry about the ones that survived... because you know, they now have cosmic powers.
2013-05-20 03:08:20 PM  
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2013-05-20 03:06:28 PM  
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Glad to hear the newts survived.

/Assuming nothing is obscure on Fark.
2013-05-20 03:01:08 PM  
1 vote:
Survived the trip:

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2013-05-20 02:59:13 PM  
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SlothB77: i wonder what the cause(s) of death were?

Space pirates.
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