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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-18 04:39
Subject: [links] Link salad has a catapult loaded with durians
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Caligula's tomb found after police arrest man trying to smuggle statue — (Snurched from the always interesting Pharyngula.)

Second Home: 1943Shorpy with an interior shot of a working caboose and some explanatory text.

How much carbon... — In case you were wondering about the CO2 value of your banana. Or a whole lot of other things.

New Type Of Entanglement Allows "Teleportation in Time", Say Physicists — Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.

The shooting in Arizona? An isolated incident!Oh, and by the way, all those other threats were isolated too. Reminds me of when I was in college and there was a string of fraternity-related burglaries of test material from departmental offices. The head of the Interfraternity Council must have used the words "isolated incident" in several dozen press statements my freshman year.

?otD: What's the weirdest fruit or vegetable you've ever eaten?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (further revisions to the Sunspin outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Between books

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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-01-18 14:06 (UTC)
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An interesting article refuting the idea that Caligula's tomb was discovered.
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User: silvertwi
Date: 2011-01-18 14:29 (UTC)
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I haven't eaten many weird fruits or vegetables. However, I recently discovered that I love pomegranate seeds. Yum.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-01-18 16:18 (UTC)
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Interesting article on entanglement, but, wow, is that illustration erotic or is it just me?
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Bruce E. Durocher II
User: bedii
Date: 2011-01-18 18:33 (UTC)
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No, it's not just you. Brings to mind Willie Garvin's description of the mountains in "The Impossible Virgin."
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When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2011-01-18 17:47 (UTC)
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Durians are the fruits most connected with fatalities due to falling fruit- far more lethal than coconuts or jackfruit.
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-01-18 18:01 (UTC)
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Is a sea cucumber a vegetable? I think perhaps not.
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User: msconduct
Date: 2011-01-18 22:09 (UTC)
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Durian, I suppose. The guy shopping for it on my behalf in the market didn't realise I spoke Mandarin and was saying to the seller "She's not going to eat it anyway". But I did. It was fine at the time, but the persistent onion aftertaste was just wrong. Glad I tried it though.
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User: alumiere
Date: 2011-01-19 14:46 (UTC)
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I don't think I've eaten a lot of weird fruits or vegetables, but my current (impossible to find) favorite is the Ivory Gaya Melon.
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User: willyumtx
Date: 2011-01-19 17:09 (UTC)
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I want to find a fresh mangosteen.

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User: cissa
Date: 2011-01-20 21:54 (UTC)
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I've eaten (home-candied) Buddha's Hand citron, which I think is more accuratly called Cthulhu-fruit. :)

That's probably as weird as I've gotten.
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