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Oh my, that looks like a high heel footprint.

 

That's the "Gutting Claw", used by the Yeti to disembowel yaks in one swift move. The Yeti hides in the snow until the yak steps over it, at which point it rips out it's bowels and ties it's legs with it so it doesn't run away.

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That's the "Gutting Claw", used by the Yeti to disembowel yaks in one swift move. The Yeti hides in the snow until the yak steps over it, at which point it rips out it's bowels and ties it's legs with it so it doesn't run away.

 

nah, its on the narrow part of the print, so its a chicken spur.

Methinks its non but:

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Its almost as if it was an accident waiting to happen;

 

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/pet-python...s-strangulation

 

Some guys at a UCONN party I went to way back in the day had a nine foot long python named 'Monty'. They lived down the hall. Monty generally hung out with the beer keg, slithering from party goer to party goer as they topped off (the usual circle of people around the keg providing plenty of people to slither onto). I remember thinking that if someone passed out and no one kept track of the snake that there could be a problem. He was largely docile but tightened up a little too much for comfort around my neck at one point.

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Dockworker Marcy Ingall saw a giant wave in the distance last Tuesday afternoon and stopped in her tracks. It was an hour before low tide in Maine's Boothbay Harbor, yet without warning, the muddy harbor floor suddenly filled with rushing, swirling water.

 

In 15 minutes, the water rose 12 feet, then receded. And then it happened again. It occurred three times, she said, each time ripping apart docks and splitting wooden pilings.

 

"It was bizarre," said Ingall, a lifelong resident of the area. "Everybody was like, 'Oh my God, is this the end?' " It was not the apocalypse, but it was a rare phenomenon, one that has baffled researchers. The National Weather Service said ocean levels rapidly rose in Boothbay, Southport, and Bristol in a matter of minutes around 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 to the surprise of ocean watchers. Exactly what caused the rogue waves remains unknown.

 

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/art...t_maine_harbor/

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Dockworker Marcy Ingall saw a giant wave in the distance last Tuesday afternoon and stopped in her tracks. It was an hour before low tide in Maine's Boothbay Harbor, yet without warning, the muddy harbor floor suddenly filled with rushing, swirling water.

 

In 15 minutes, the water rose 12 feet, then receded. And then it happened again. It occurred three times, she said, each time ripping apart docks and splitting wooden pilings.

 

"It was bizarre," said Ingall, a lifelong resident of the area. "Everybody was like, 'Oh my God, is this the end?' " It was not the apocalypse, but it was a rare phenomenon, one that has baffled researchers. The National Weather Service said ocean levels rapidly rose in Boothbay, Southport, and Bristol in a matter of minutes around 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 to the surprise of ocean watchers. Exactly what caused the rogue waves remains unknown.

 

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/art...t_maine_harbor/

 

Hey! Long time, no see. Where have you been?

 

Re the news, maybe some Great Old One leaving its submarine refuge to occupy the White House?

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27330030/

 

Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach shuts down one of its reactors Tuesday night and ramped another one down to half power after an influx of marine life affected the units water pumps.

Currently, both nuclear reactors are stable.

Crews have been working all day to clean equipment and restore power.

It is the second time a reactor has been shut down this year. In August, the power plant kept one reactor offline for almost a month after a transformer fire.

A Diablo Canyon marine biologist said he does not know what brought them to the plant but a large number of jelly fish caused the shut down.

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Some guys at a UCONN party I went to way back in the day had a nine foot long python named 'Monty'. They lived down the hall. Monty generally hung out with the beer keg, slithering from party goer to party goer as they topped off (the usual circle of people around the keg providing plenty of people to slither onto). I remember thinking that if someone passed out and no one kept track of the snake that there could be a problem. He was largely docile but tightened up a little too much for comfort around my neck at one point.

 

Most people that keep constrictors simply are ignorant of the lethality of these animals. Large constrictors, over 6 feet or so, are able to kill much much faster than any venomous species. Zoos, responsible keepers, none of them allow large constrictors to be handled, or have their cages cleaned, by a single person - always two or more.

 

Many of them have a strict procedure that there be two people present, with a steaknife, just in case the snake needs to be cut off someone's neck.

 

A large constrictor, if put around someone's neck - NEVER put a snake around your neck on your shoulders - coudl simply decide to tighten up. Doesn't have to be malicious, just has to squeeze, which, is after all, in their nature...

 

A 6 foot plus snake will cut off the blood flow to your head in seconds. Very dangerous stuff.

 

Doesnt' take much to make a snake squeeze.

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Ancient Peru "pyramid" spotted by satellite

New remote-sensing technology reveals "huge structure" beneath surface

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27010998/

 

A new remote sensing technology has peeled away layers of mud and rock near Peru's Cahuachi desert to reveal an ancient adobe pyramid, Italian researchers announced on Friday at a satellite imagery conference in Rome.

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The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Natufian Shaman has been discovered in northern Israel by archaeologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The burial is described as being accompanied by "exceptional" grave offerings - including 50 complete tortoise shells, the pelvis of a leopard and a human foot.

 

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/skeleton-12...foot-17730.html

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The death in police custody of a man suspected of vandalising Dornoch Cathedral has led to speculation that a curse, said to have been laid in mediaeval times, has struck again.

 

Gilbert de Moravia, Bishop of Caithness, invoked a solemn curse “upon those who destroy and injure" the fabric of the 13th-century building in his deed declaring the foundation of the cathedral, which was completed in 1239.

 

When the much-respected warrior-cleric died in 1245, he was interred beneath the floor of the cathedral. He was subsequently made a saint.

 

Daryl Shearer, a 19-year-old arrested for allegedly vandalising and stealing money from the ancient building on Friday, October 24, died mysteriously in a police cell in Dingwall later the same weekend, while awaiting a court appearance. A post-mortem examination has been carried out. No cause of death has been released.

 

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.a...916148?UserKey=

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - With a fox locked onto her arm, an Arizona jogger ran a mile to her car, where she was able to dislodge the animal, throw it into the trunk and drive to a Prescott hospital. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said the fox, which later attacked an animal control officer, tested positive for rabies.

The unidentified Chino Valley resident told deputies she was on a trail Monday at the base of Granite Mountain when the fox attacked, biting her foot. The woman said she grabbed it by the neck when it went for her leg and it latched onto her arm.

 

Thinking the fox was rabid, she wanted to make sure it didn't get away so she ran to her car, where she was able to pry open its jaws, wrap it in a sweat shirt and toss it into the trunk.

 

The woman is receiving rabies vaccinations, as is the animal control officer.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9...;show_article=1

 

Live imitates art. Art imitates life.

 

http://www.buried.com/moviereviews/horror.php?id=2724

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I don't know where to even begin on this one. First, this is NOT an Onion parody, Second, I'm amazed that even NPR could write this article with a straight face. To get the full impact, read the article and then scroll down to the picture.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.p...toryId=92592545

 

If I owned a restaurant, I wouldn't dare hire that girl. I'd fear having no food for the customers.

 

What she needs is a bicycle. Get to jobs, & lose the lard.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27330030/

 

Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach shuts down one of its reactors Tuesday night and ramped another one down to half power after an influx of marine life affected the units water pumps.

Currently, both nuclear reactors are stable.

Crews have been working all day to clean equipment and restore power.

It is the second time a reactor has been shut down this year. In August, the power plant kept one reactor offline for almost a month after a transformer fire.

A Diablo Canyon marine biologist said he does not know what brought them to the plant but a large number of jelly fish caused the shut down.

 

That happened to one of our powerplants years ago (maybe a decade already or almost). Caused one of the worst blackouts in living memory. IIRC, power was out for more than 12 hours. Reason: jellyfish clogged one of the cooling exhausts or something like that of a powerplant situated near the sea. Caused the plant to overheat or something like that, causing it to shutdown and with it the entire Luzon powergrid.

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