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"The Pond of Death" ... Exploding Toads

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  1. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    "The Pond of Death" ... Exploding Toads

    Strange and bizarre news:

    BBC

    So what's your take on this event?

    Is this a new secret government weapon?

    Have aliens landed and infected our amphibian cousins?

    Are these toads eating too much sauerkraut, gassing-up, and detonating?


    Tell me ... the world needs to know. Why are our croaking, fly-eating friends exploding?



    :eek:
     
  2. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Some kids are feeding them alka-seltzer?
     
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    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    Croaking! I get it! *ahem* sorry, drugs and whatnot


    This was on Wikipedia a few days ago.
     
  4. maccool

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    Probably something to do with Lebanon.
     
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    so thats where my cherry bombs went
     
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    Atmospheric pressure just decreased several fold.

    Everybody run! The sky is falling!
     
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    I started down the road towards a tired homosexuality joke, then thought better of it.

    Something in the water = something natural? I wouldn't be surprised if it is due to industrial waste...
     
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    I'll bet jmerv and Ilad will debate over whether this is the Bush Administration's fault, just out of habit.
     
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    On the local radio show a caller said this is a heavy drugs region, and it is common to dipose of unwanted chemicals in the local water ways.

    Maybe this is a reason?
     
  10. LorveN

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    haha, poor toads! They eat too much cheezy poofs!! :fish:
     
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    Self-exploding frogs? Someone is going to tie this into terrorism
     
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    I seem to remember toads mysteriously exploding around my parents house when I brought home that box of fire crackers.
     
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    Biological warfare has gone too far.


    I am also suddenly reminded of a certain game by a certain company, the game name sounds like SkarCroft.
     
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    Soda and Pop Rocks. Has to be.
     
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    brg on the conspirancies!!!

    number 1: OMG its WW3!!!
    number 2: lol nice, crackly rock candy and soda always a possibility in explosions
    number 3: some1 dumped nuclear waste into a pond
    number 4: aliens? no aliens, just toad hate groups
    number 5: OH NO north korea has unleashed its secret weapon!

    neway my science teacher said it was prolly from some sort of wacked out disease
     
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    Do you believe that story? I mean really ... c'mon ... crows peck them and then the toads subsequently detonate like an M-80?

    We have lots of crows and toads in the US. Why doesn't the same thing happen here?

    Bah ...

    I liked the alien explanation better ... :lol:
     
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    That's my'man, why accept a rational explanation when we can go for a tinfoil-hatted one? :-D

    It's Bush's fault...

    Edit - I posted this prior to reading your Chalabi thread, honest to God.
     
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    So let's be rational ...

    According to the hypothesis from your site, Wounds caused by some birds make a certain type of amphibian explode. Not just one or two of these fellas ... thousands of them.

    Now these birds only seem to do these specific pecking wounds in one area of the world --> a pond in Germany.

    The bird is apparently the common Crow.

    The amphibians are common toads.

    Although such creatures are abundant in many parts of the world, this type of event is quite uncommon. In fact, it seems very rare.

    If such purported wounds can inflate toads to the bursting, why then would such a phenomena be restricted in its areal extent? Why shouldn't there be exploding toad guts flying as we speak in Kansas or Illinois or Colorado or Paris or Madrid?

    Why can't French, Spanish, or American crows blow up toads?

    Is there something wrong with our crows ... or it it just because they have/are bad peckers?

    :p
     
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    i really don't believe that birds can make a toad enlarge three times its size and after that explode :confused:
    my guess: x-men :lol:
     

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