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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    A Finnish anti-alcohol PSA:



    I have the perfect hangover for this right now.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    @purple wyrm

    please tell me that's just a joke. Please.
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    @Purple Wyrm

    That looks like the premise for a porn film that I could really get behind.
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    @Greasemonkey now that's a political candidate who's campaign speaks to me.

    @RenThing @screaming meat The fairly graphic pose of the dinosaurs leads me to believe it's a joke, but during my time as an active evangelical christian, I heard more than a few hardline creationists make claims that were just as out there.
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    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    what IS this?

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      CommentAuthorDraug
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    Typha?
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    @Renthing - please tell me that's just a joke. Please.

    I honestly have no idea. Poe's law anyone? :D
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    @draug & @icelandbob the internet says it is, in fact, Typha:

    This is Typha Latifolia, commonly known as Cattail. Cattails are used in Latin America in both cooking and traditional medicin.

    Rubbing the stem, causes the potassium and nitrogen to oxygenate within stored mitochondria chambers, leading to rapid expulsion of collagenous spaces between the xylem and the phloem.

    The same effect occurs when the plant is subject to high levels of heat. This led to a disaster in Le Paz, Bolivia, 1981. Tens of thousands of Cattail stems were being kept in a massive warehouse when a heatwave caused rapid expansion. Over a hundred workers suffocated when the warehouse was suddenly filled by expanding cattails seeds.

    Mind you, I found this on a forum post after google image searching that gif.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    I just showed that Typha gif to Edgar, he says that there were cattails all over Poland when he lived there as a child and that they do, in fact, do that when rubbed, and he has experienced it first hand. Apparently the person in that gif is very good at it >__> I guess there is actually a technique to doing it well, he says he's never been able to get one to explode quite that much (oh god the euphemisms in this post).
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    You just need to employ the proper stroking motion, gripping firmly but not tightly so the seed can flow freely . . . . .
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    I can just envision whitechaplains vigorously giving cattails handjobs trying to get them to explode like that. At least I know I will be.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    pac man story

    full size incase the image doesn't load fully never tried a long vertical image on here before
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky is one of the greatest films of all time
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    I thought this was adorable:

    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012 edited
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    Heh, I was introduced to the popping subreddit today. I found this, under the title "Not popping, but still satisfying."


    I really wish I knew about this sooner. I used to live next to a batch of cattails :|