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Offline Northerngimp

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« Reply #50 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 03:21:48 pm »
Huh...what were you using it for originally?


Tooth brush?

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« Reply #51 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 03:26:30 pm »
Massaging my stubble.

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« Reply #52 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 03:31:58 pm »
On your balls

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« Reply #54 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 03:40:42 pm »
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« Reply #55 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 04:26:25 pm »
What is she sweeping? The floor is literally spotless. In fact, I don't even think there is a floor.
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« Reply #56 on: Monday 3 June 2013, 06:02:30 pm »
I'm reading HHhH and I learnt of "The Death Match".



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_Match

Apparently the GK said "Communist sport will never die" before they were murdered.

There is a statue outside Dynamo's stadium in honour of them.


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« Reply #57 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 05:40:28 pm »
Apparently we'd be covered in bugs if there were no bats.

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« Reply #58 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:09:01 pm »
Apparently we'd be covered in bugs if there were no bats.

What? 

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Offline Mike

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« Reply #59 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:26:14 pm »
:lol: Bats eat tons of bugs, man. Wikipedia says that the bug population would go apeshit if bats weren't constantly eating them.

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« Reply #60 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:26:51 pm »
Oh, well if wikipedia says so...

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« Reply #61 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:28:09 pm »
:lol: Bats eat tons of bugs, man. Wikipedia says that the bug population would go apeshit if bats weren't constantly eating them.

Only ever seen a few bats where i live and they arent over weight. :lol:

The birds eat s*** loads of insects.

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« Reply #62 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:30:49 pm »
If there was no bats there would be not Batman, fact.

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« Reply #63 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:32:06 pm »
If there was no bats there would be not Batman, fact.

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« Reply #64 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:34:18 pm »
:lol: Bats eat tons of bugs, man. Wikipedia says that the bug population would go apeshit if bats weren't constantly eating them.

Only ever seen a few bats where i live and they arent over weight. :lol:

The birds eat s*** loads of insects.

:lol: Yeah but bats hunt at night, man. How many do you expect to see? I'm just saying they eat a lot of damn bugs, is all.

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« Reply #65 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:40:22 pm »
:lol: Bats eat tons of bugs, man. Wikipedia says that the bug population would go apeshit if bats weren't constantly eating them.

Only ever seen a few bats where i live and they arent over weight. :lol:

The birds eat s*** loads of insects.

:lol: Yeah but bats hunt at night, man. How many do you expect to see? I'm just saying they eat a lot of damn bugs, is all.

You'll need a canny few bats to keep an insect population in check and thats just the f***ers that do their s*** at night.

Offline Hanshithispantz

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« Reply #66 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:41:24 pm »
"I've never seen an overweight bat" :lol:

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« Reply #67 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:52:03 pm »
:lol: Bats eat tons of bugs, man. Wikipedia says that the bug population would go apeshit if bats weren't constantly eating them.

Only ever seen a few bats where i live and they arent over weight. :lol:

The birds eat s*** loads of insects.

:lol: Yeah but bats hunt at night, man. How many do you expect to see? I'm just saying they eat a lot of damn bugs, is all.

You'll need a canny few bats to keep an insect population in check and thats just the f***ers that do their s*** at night.

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"People often ask why we should care about bats,” said Paul Cryan, a U.S. Geological Survey research scientist and one of the study’s authors. “This analysis suggests that bats are saving us big bucks by gobbling up insects that eat or damage our crops. It is obviously beneficial that insectivorous bats are patrolling the skies at night above our fields and forests  —  these bats deserve help."
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Beyond Billions: Threatened Bats are Worth Billions to Agriculture

 
The value of the pest-control services to agriculture provided by bats in the U.S. alone range from a low of $3.7 billion to a high of $53 billion a year, estimated the study’s authors, scientists from the University of Pretoria (South Africa), USGS, University of Tennessee and Boston University.  They also warned that noticeable economic losses to North American agriculture could occur in the next 4 to 5 years as a result of emerging threats to bat populations.

“Bats eat tremendous quantities of flying pest insects, so the loss of bats is likely to have long-term effects on agricultural and ecological systems,” said Justin Boyles, a researcher with the University of Pretoria and the lead author of the study. “Consequently, not only is the conservation of bats important for the well-being of ecosystems, but it is also in the best interest of national and international economies.”

A single little brown bat, which has a body no bigger than an adult’s thumb, can eat 4 to 8 grams (the weight of about a grape or two) of insects each night, the authors wrote. Although this may not sound like much, it adds up  —  the loss of the one million bats in the Northeast has probably resulted in between 660 and 1320 metric tons of insects no longer being eaten each year by bats in the region.

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2743

Offline Mike

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« Reply #68 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:52:32 pm »
"I've never seen an overweight bat" :lol:

:lol: The flying is cardio, man.

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« Reply #69 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:56:43 pm »
A grapes worth of insects a night.  Its f*** all, you'd need thousands of them flying about scoffing insects. :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #70 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 08:58:32 pm »
A grapes worth of insects a night.  Its f*** all, you'd need thousands of them flying about scoffing insects. :lol: :lol:

:lol: There are thousands of the god damn things, and a grape is massive to a f***ing bat! How is this an argument?!

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« Reply #71 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:02:52 pm »
A grapes worth of insects a night.  Its f*** all, you'd need thousands of them flying about scoffing insects. :lol: :lol:

:lol: There are thousands of the god damn things, and a grape is massive to a f***ing bat! How is this an argument?!

Woaaah settle doon batman, Im not arguing.  Im just saying in sunny Wallsend, there isn't a massive bat population by the looks of things and birds will help with the eating of insects.

It cant all be down to bats.

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« Reply #72 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:05:36 pm »
I'm reading HHhH and I learnt of "The Death Match".



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_Match

Apparently the GK said "Communist sport will never die" before they were murdered.

There is a statue outside Dynamo's stadium in honour of them.

Pretty good short documentary

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« Reply #73 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:06:05 pm »
A grapes worth of insects a night.  Its f*** all, you'd need thousands of them flying about scoffing insects. :lol: :lol:

:lol: There are thousands of the god damn things, and a grape is massive to a f***ing bat! How is this an argument?!

Woaaah settle doon batman, Im not arguing.  Im just saying in sunny Wallsend, there isn't a massive bat population by the looks of things and birds will help with the eating of insects.

It cant all be down to bats.

 :lol: :lol:

:lol: Trying to share some s*** I learned, and now I gotta write a f***ing report on motherfucking bats to get the point across because Gimp hasn't seen any bats.

http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/importance_of_bats.html

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« Reply #74 on: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:08:15 pm »
A grapes worth of insects a night.  Its f*** all, you'd need thousands of them flying about scoffing insects. :lol: :lol:

:lol: There are thousands of the god damn things, and a grape is massive to a f***ing bat! How is this an argument?!

Woaaah settle doon batman, Im not arguing.  Im just saying in sunny Wallsend, there isn't a massive bat population by the looks of things and birds will help with the eating of insects.

It cant all be down to bats.

 :lol: :lol:

:lol: Trying to share some s*** I learned, and now I gotta write a f***ing report on motherfucking bats to get the point across because Gimp hasn't seen any bats.

http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/importance_of_bats.html

You're welcome over mate.  We can sit in the garden all night and count how many bats we see.
 :lol:

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