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  1. A few years back, at the beginning of the "green" movement, there was a company that came out with packing peanuts made of corn starch. Now, the problem with being "green" is that sometimes you have to brag about how good you are for the environment in order for people to know. So the company would send along a notice making a big deal about how their corn starch packing peanuts were good for the environment and would disintegrate in water - including the obligatory disclaimer about not eating said packing peanuts, even if they were made out of corn starch.


    So my Grandfather happened to get something packaged up with these great new biodegradable packing peanuts and said disclaimer. Of course when he read it we all did our "oohs and ahhs" about how interesting these new corn starch peanuts were, but my Grandfather had to get in a dig about how stupid it was to include the disclaimer. "What kind of fool would try to eat something like that!?"


    Cue my mother coming in from outside, wondering why we were all hanging out at the sink (remember the water trick they did) looking at these packing peanuts. Do I really need to tell you what the FIRST THING she did was when we told her that they were made out of corn starch?


    Let's just say we don't call them packing peanuts anymore...



    They taste kind of bland, actually... :unsure:



    Seriously, my introduction to them was my boss (at the photo lab) eating them. He did it to freak me out. Then I did it to freak another co-worker out.



    Yeah, the photo chemicals got to us, I think.


    I agree they are bland. I too have eaten them to freak out new hires.

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    I don't know when you compare the images the first major difference I see is the ears, the new rat has rounder ears set on the side of it's head while the Quokka Has pointier ears set higher. The face of the rat seems less pointy too. I wish they had a better pic of the rat to really compare the two.

  3. A warning on an electric drill made for carpenters cautions: “This product not intended for use as a dental drill.”
    My Dad does exactly this as he refuses to pay the copayment for dental visits.


    Ah, now come on, you could at least lend him your dremmel for that. :devil:

  4. A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”

    I really want to know the story behind this one - I mean, the thought that someone did what the warning implies - and then testified about it in court is just too hilarious...


    I think that the story behind that one would scare me.

  5. I'm not addicted - I managed to go all day yesterday without posting to the Reaper Forums once. And today, too. Oh crap, this blew that, didn't it?

    Which leads to the question: Which forums were you posting on? :devil:

    Beleive it or not, none. I only hang out at two forums - this one, and the Trainboard Model Railroading forum. My posts here outnumber my posts there about 300 to 1. I actually refrained from logging onto the web yesterday for anything beyond reading a few new stories and doing my shipping at FedEx. Trying to actually do the same today, and you suckered me into a second post - gosh darnit!


    I guess that make me your enabler then. :devil:

  6. I love it! Think I'm in the wrong line of work :lol: Modern art, :rolleyes: Whats wrong with people today. I think Ill tie paint brushes on my dogs feet and let him run around in some paint and then on a canvas, What do want to bet it would sell if I hyped it up enough like this mother did?


    The funny thing is the the shelter here does just that for our spring auction. The Paw-print art sometimes sells for a pretty penny, a couple hundred. Then again ours are for a good cause.

    (oh and ours come with a picture of the "artist" as well.)

  7. Gil looks at the head gaurd, "So as some of us lack, errr, experience on a sialing ship; I don't suppose you could give us a hand getting the Nixie back to dock? I'm sure that Lady Vanderboren will be most greatful to have here ship safe at home."

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