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(The Union Leader)   Large circle of mysterious and unidentifiable purple powder found on school property has baffled authorities, as security footage shows no one visiting the area   ( unionleader.com) divider line
    More: Strange, blackish purple substance, hazmat team, mobile hazmat lab, Street Elementary School, unknown substance, volatile substance, Justin Kates, school property  
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2017-09-19 08:38:25 AM  
Springheel Jack is back and he's looking to stir up trouble.
2017-09-19 08:41:18 AM  
Fungus, FTW.
Buncha stupid city folk.
2017-09-19 08:42:27 AM  
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2017-09-19 08:43:34 AM  
Yeah, looks like a fungal pattern of growth. Lots of fungi propagate with powdery spores.
2017-09-19 08:49:27 AM  
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Was never good at doing lines.
2017-09-19 09:05:06 AM  
Yup, nothing like this has ever been seen before.

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2017-09-19 09:17:23 AM  

2017-09-19 09:20:06 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:23:31 AM  
I like that they tell the parents that their children are perfectly safe, despite not having the slightest clue what they're dealing with.
2017-09-19 09:24:08 AM  
And then the murders began.
2017-09-19 09:24:09 AM  
Talk about "shiatting your pants scared". What the actual f*ck is wrong with people. Never mind..........it's people.
2017-09-19 09:24:57 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:25:25 AM  
What's next- symmetrical book stacking?
2017-09-19 09:26:20 AM  
Pixy Stix. Duh.
2017-09-19 09:26:23 AM  
Nothing that hasn't been said above but it looks like a "fairy ring"

Albeit its a black mold variety
2017-09-19 09:27:09 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2017-09-19 09:27:21 AM  
And then the murders began
2017-09-19 09:28:15 AM  
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Wanted for questioning
2017-09-19 09:29:58 AM  
"They were able to determine at this time that there is really no hazard. It is not really an active or volatile
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2017-09-19 09:30:39 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:31:02 AM  

snocone: Fungus, FTW.

JesterJoker55: Nothing that hasn't been said above but it looks like a "fairy ring"

Yea mushroom fairy ring was my first thought when I saw the photo. Possibly purple-spored puffball which occasionally forms rings and is, you know, purple.
2017-09-19 09:33:29 AM  
Use a microscope, morans.
2017-09-19 09:34:37 AM  
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Sorry,  runny nose
2017-09-19 09:35:19 AM  
Fairy ring.
What, you got no mycologists around?
Thousands of substances? Yeah, right.
Your HAZMAT team is a bunch of dumbasses.
2017-09-19 09:37:24 AM  
Next in the news: People are terrified by sudden appearance of round, brownish, hard-shelled objects which appear on the ground near a tree. "Nobody put them there! Security cameras saw no people at all! They just fell from the sky!"
2017-09-19 09:40:00 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:41:36 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:41:58 AM  

sno man: "They were able to determine at this time that there is really no hazard. It is not really an active or volatile
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About 20 years ago I dumped some of that on the snow to see what would happen.  A few days later we had some crazy winds and everything for a few hundred yards was dyed magenta.
2017-09-19 09:42:25 AM  
Maybe some kid squawked off a crop-circle trouser snort after having a purple slushee?

Yeah - I'm totes jelly.
2017-09-19 09:42:55 AM  
I'm sure some cool aide did it to impress the kids.
2017-09-19 09:45:23 AM  

snocone: Fungus, FTW.
Buncha stupid city folk.

Yup. I manage condos owned predominantly by seasonal city slickers, and the condo board started freaking out about lichen growing on and killing their trees.

I explained it wasn't the lichen, but inadequate sunlight and poor water drainage from the building being built over swampy grassland with an inadequate drainage plan as seen by the standing water in many of the crawl spaces and overflowing retention ponds.

But what do I know? Call an arborist they say. They ended up wasting half my day, and the Associations money for someone else to tell them the same thing.

I don't even remember what the article was about, but I feel less frustrated. So thanks for reading this rant.
2017-09-19 09:45:27 AM  

WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 344x454]

Don't you mean "Guyana Grape"?

/"Drink it all, sometimes the poison's at the bottom."
2017-09-19 09:45:48 AM  
I see I'm not the only one who immediately thought "fairy ring".
2017-09-19 09:47:40 AM  

serfdood: I see I'm not the only one who immediately thought "fairy ring".

Fairy rings are never far from our thoughts here on fark.
2017-09-19 09:50:26 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:51:05 AM  
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Plutonian Nyborg always hits the spot.
2017-09-19 09:52:51 AM  
Police chemists baffled, returning to remedial chemistry class.  Mr Wizard reruns consulted...
2017-09-19 09:53:27 AM  
I skimmed TFA.  Didn't say anything like I expected.

Because this was found on the grass, in the morning...  I'm gonna go with fungus.

There are more species of that stuff than the mind can conceive of.  And the spores can arrive in locations improbably and seemingly out of nowhere.  And yes, they can easily be mistaken for a sort of powder.
2017-09-19 09:56:04 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:56:34 AM  
Meanwhile, in Africa....

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2017-09-19 09:58:08 AM  
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2017-09-19 09:58:29 AM  

chewd: serfdood: I see I'm not the only one who immediately thought "fairy ring".

Fairy rings are never far from our thoughts here on fark.

The Purple Sphincters is my bagpipe polka disco band!
2017-09-19 10:00:56 AM  
I'd heard rumors that the Kool-Aid man was testing some new stealth grape Kool-Aid bombs, and this confirms it.
2017-09-19 10:07:30 AM  
Elementary.  Modern problem. Are one of the the school colors purple?

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2017-09-19 10:07:42 AM  
Yep, either Faeries or Fungus.
2017-09-19 10:13:31 AM  
How has this boy been posted yet?
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2017-09-19 10:21:34 AM  
What an incredible and disproportionate response to a fungus.
2017-09-19 10:23:31 AM  

dkulprit: How has this boy been posted yet?
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We already determined it was caused by faeries not aliens.

Authorities have an ABP out for tinkerbell.
2017-09-19 10:41:54 AM  
Drug-infested den, indeed.
2017-09-19 10:42:44 AM  

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Rutting season is ON!
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