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    Very amusing

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    This old chestnut always makes me laugh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    How I laughed at this today ...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-sunlight.html

    The lawyer's name is priceless
    Mr teardrop & l just had a good chuckle over this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    This old chestnut always makes me laugh.


    Me too .


    As does this ...



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    Lol.....That ones a classic as well Jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post


    This video is funny!




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    I wasn't expecting this! Good one.
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    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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    Nice ending to this story.
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    Explore.org has some new live cams set up in Kenya. They officially launch next week, but if you don't mind the image freezing for a few moments from time to time, you can check out wildlife live now. So far I've seen elephants, rhinos, monkeys, gazelles (I think they were gazelles) and giraffes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    Explore.org has some new live cams set up in Kenya. They officially launch next week, but if you don't mind the image freezing for a few moments from time to time, you can check out wildlife live now. So far I've seen elephants, rhinos, monkeys, gazelles (I think they were gazelles) and giraffes.
    Very cool. I'll be checking this on a regular basis. Thanks.
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    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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    Definitely agree with "class loudmouth"!
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    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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    Isn't the animal kingdom fascinating!
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    Wonderful pics mrnybluesman
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    Some good stuff, everyone. That bit about the chandelier is a hoot!

    Of course, I love the lost/found dog story!

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    That was great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    how nice!

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    Thank you Socalwoman for that.
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    Yes, here's to all the really great fathers who take an interest in their children's lives. Bravo for all you do.

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    The recent storm 2 days ago took out this huge tree in our neighborhood. Luckily it missed the house!

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    And you are getting more stormy weather tonight, no? Be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    And you are getting more stormy weather tonight, no? Be safe!
    It's been very windy and stormy. Maybe too much excitement!

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    The storms are moving north and not the Chicago area thankfully. Although I like a good storm, the damage is not fun to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    It's been very windy and stormy. Maybe too much excitement!
    That tree falling is pretty scary. Glad your property was spared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    That tree falling is pretty scary. Glad your property was spared.
    No kidding! You can see in this other picture just how huge this tree was. A very near miss for these folks. It did knock out their power, too.

    BTW- there is a darling black squirrel who lives here. I sure hope he's ok!

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/17/us/neb...evere-weather/

    Video of Pilger tornado in Nebraska

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    Yikes kumquat! That could have been much worse. And that tree will take a generation or more if re-planted to mature to that height
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    The force of nature is truly incredible!
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    **estimates of 20,000+ African elephants (and 1000+ rhinos for their horn)poached/killed for their ivory last year...third year in a row for that number

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    So sweet. I saw that the biggest elephant in Kenya was killed by poachers. It sickens me. Why can't they arrest these people? They are obviously too lenient or it wouldn't keep happening.

    I heard from a friend who does appraisals about a couple whose home was full of taxidermi. They had been on multiple safaris. Killed dozens of animals, illegally and paid bribes to get them into the US. They had an elephant and a giraffe among many other things in a fake scenery painted series of rooms. This makes me so furious. Why do people have to destroy life like this?
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    Senseless acts honestly. I fish a decent amount, if I ever caught anything worth mounting I would take several photos and release the fish. Taxidermy for fish now doesn't even require the actual fish, they can make molds based on the photos and paint to where it looks nearly identical to the real thing that continues to live! My dad did this with a large lake trout he caught last year, he continues to swim (hopefully) up in Green Lake, WI to this day while his resin replica is mounted in our basement :-) Pretty cool stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    So sweet. I saw that the biggest elephant in Kenya was killed by poachers. It sickens me. Why can't they arrest these people? They are obviously too lenient or it wouldn't keep happening.

    I heard from a friend who does appraisals about a couple whose home was full of taxidermi. They had been on multiple safaris. Killed dozens of animals, illegally and paid bribes to get them into the US. They had an elephant and a giraffe among many other things in a fake scenery painted series of rooms. This makes me so furious. Why do people have to destroy life like this?
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    Yes, I told another friend this story and about how the woman was reportedly so proud of killing the elephant. My friend said she'd be impressed if the elephant had been armed with an automatic weapon and could shoot back at the woman.

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    When I was Thailand years back I saw a woman do something just like this. Quite amazing!
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    Models falling in high heels and some just klutzy.

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    This is truly incredible...the rarity of this happening and being there to capture it is a once in a lifetime deal.....http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/natur...shot-lifetime/
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    Models falling in high heels and some just klutzy.
    I felt bad that I couldn't stop laughing!
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    Embarrassment aside that was very funny.

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    Not sure where else to put this....calling all guitar players...has anyone had any experience with this? It is called the pick n glide guitar chair. Reviews seem to be very good.

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    A different type of snack!

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    A different type of snack!

    Thats interesting. He apparently has no concern for the stinger. Funny how folks on Discovery Channel always cuts the stingers off lol.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Incredible footage


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    That was incredible!
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    Whales, scorpions and incredible bicycle balancing feats! Some great stuff.

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    Seeing that really makes me feel awful that I have a wallet, belt and boots made of pangolin leather.
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    My favorite elephant picture so far.

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    What happened to the pangolin photos? I missed them.

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    That is a great photo.

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    My favorite elephant picture so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    My favorite elephant picture so far.
    What were the circumstances under which this was taken? Was this taken in an African game park or in the wild?
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    Rhodesians Worldwide was the source for the elephant photo. (Facebook) I think it may be a preserve.

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    My apologies..it certainly was not meant to make anyone feel remorse or guilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnybluesman View Post
    My apologies..it certainly was not meant to make anyone feel remorse or guilt.
    Of course not. The beautiful picture just gave me pause and made me reflect on certain extravagances I could have done without.
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    I know these guys are having fun, but this makes me feel old!

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    Oh to be young again!
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