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2018-01-31 11:08:47 PM  
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2018-01-31 11:37:07 PM  
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2018-01-31 11:38:21 PM  
In 2009, two women struck by lightning were killed because the underwire in their bras acted as a conductor.

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2018-01-31 11:41:59 PM  
White lead makeup?
 
2018-01-31 11:47:51 PM  
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2018-02-01 12:20:25 AM  
In dinner conversation, one man brought up the topic of how Freud's son-in-law had been tasked with marketing Lucky Strikes brand cigarettes. He looks around and sees no one is using the color green. He makes the product change, and starts paying women to wear green in social spaces while smoking. At this point in the conversation I perk up, explaining how a generation before the color arsenic green had gone out of fashion because it's wearers were always sick and dying, so now he brought back the green to slap on a product that made people weaker and die.
 
2018-02-01 01:33:10 AM  
I learned to never wear scarves around farm animals after almost suffering a embarrassing strangulation-by-alpaca.
 
2018-02-01 01:47:43 AM  

bearded clamorer: In 2009, two women struck by lightning were killed because the underwire in their bras acted as a conductor.

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That is where I started skimming. Quite a few were very farfetched. "People were forced to work in a structurally unsound building", "get hit by lightning", and "people wore the wigs for weeks without washing or cleaning so they were rodent and bug infested" isn't really the same thing as "accidentally hit the most common source of light and heat in your house and die" or "the lead in the make-up will actively kill you".

We could bring back the wigs easily and safely. Just have a few to switch between and clean them after wearing.
 
2018-02-01 02:01:32 AM  
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I'll be in my bunk.
 
2018-02-01 02:19:19 AM  
Then there's this guy who tried to invent the wingsuit.

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Yes, as described.
 
2018-02-01 03:04:01 AM  

DerAppie: bearded clamorer: In 2009, two women struck by lightning were killed because the underwire in their bras acted as a conductor.

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That is where I started skimming. Quite a few were very farfetched. "People were forced to work in a structurally unsound building", "get hit by lightning", and "people wore the wigs for weeks without washing or cleaning so they were rodent and bug infested" isn't really the same thing as "accidentally hit the most common source of light and heat in your house and die" or "the lead in the make-up will actively kill you".

We could bring back the wigs easily and safely. Just have a few to switch between and clean them after wearing.


I have hats and jackets I haven't wahed in years, and can forget to wash wool caps all winter. Never did as kids. Lived on a literal farm, too. What the Fark were people doing back then to have THINGS living in your wigs that just wasn't an unlucky bought with lice?
 
2018-02-01 03:14:05 AM  

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Came for this; leaving satisfied.
 
2018-02-01 05:52:54 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: DerAppie: bearded clamorer: In 2009, two women struck by lightning were killed because the underwire in their bras acted as a conductor.

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That is where I started skimming. Quite a few were very farfetched. "People were forced to work in a structurally unsound building", "get hit by lightning", and "people wore the wigs for weeks without washing or cleaning so they were rodent and bug infested" isn't really the same thing as "accidentally hit the most common source of light and heat in your house and die" or "the lead in the make-up will actively kill you".

We could bring back the wigs easily and safely. Just have a few to switch between and clean them after wearing.

I have hats and jackets I haven't wahed in years, and can forget to wash wool caps all winter. Never did as kids. Lived on a literal farm, too. What the Fark were people doing back then to have THINGS living in your wigs that just wasn't an unlucky bought with lice?


Not wash at all? Plus with current living standards mice wouldn't need to find a nice warm wig on a moving person to live in.
 
2018-02-01 07:59:09 AM  
These guys know all about that...
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2018-02-01 08:21:27 AM  
Ties are nooses.
 
2018-02-01 11:53:07 AM  
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2018-02-01 03:36:05 PM  
Interesting and entertaining read. Well done, subby 👠💀
 
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