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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:22 pm 
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Serious question: why did the mad cow disease stop at the Scottish border?

The answer is, it didn't. I think they even had an isolated case 6 months ago. Snopes can help with the map.

Still, that mad cow disease was bad juju:

    The use of meat and bone meal, produced from the ground and cooked leftovers of the slaughtering process, as well as from the carcasses of sick and injured animals such as cattle or sheep, as a protein supplement in cattle feed was widespread in Europe prior to about 1987

WTF

Within oz, Britons or visitors who were there in the 80's and 90s will still be rejected from donating blood.


Yet it never delivered the spike in CJD predicted.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:08 pm 
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^ True enough. Still - as of 2012 about 170 cases of vCJD have been recorded in the United Kingdom, versus 50 cases in the rest of the world. And 1 in 2000 people in the UK shows signs of abnormal prion accumulation.

But let's get back to maps:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:25 pm 
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kiap wrote:
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Serious question: why did the mad cow disease stop at the Scottish border?

The answer is, it didn't. I think they even had an isolated case 6 months ago. Snopes can help with the map.

Still, that mad cow disease was bad juju:

    The use of meat and bone meal, produced from the ground and cooked leftovers of the slaughtering process, as well as from the carcasses of sick and injured animals such as cattle or sheep, as a protein supplement in cattle feed was widespread in Europe prior to about 1987

WTF

Within oz, Britons or visitors who were there in the 80's and 90s will still be rejected from donating blood.

Yes.

It was always likely that it was a jest. I wouldn't look too closely at it: I'm sure it was more just calling into question the mental competence of those voting for Brexit to make a point.


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I wouldn't look too closely at it: I'm sure it was more just calling into question the mental competence of those voting for Brexit to make a point.


It's called lying.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:03 pm 
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I wouldn't look too closely at it: I'm sure it was more just calling into question the mental competence of those voting for Brexit to make a point.


It's called lying.

Er, no, it's not.

It's the use of hyperbole to make a point.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 pm 
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Relevant here - Top 10 countries by GDP Per Capita 1800-2016:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/bdvazr/top_countries_by_gdp_per_capita_over_the_past_200/

Interesting to see NZ in the picture from the 1860s to the 1960s.


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Not every country in blue is named you fùcking spacker.

What are you on about you massive mong.

Every country in blue is named on the footer. Not every country in blue has the privilege of getting an arrow.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Not sure if it's massive wind up or not. Either way, that's damn funny.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:27 pm 
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I had no idea how many Twatts there were in the Shetland Islands...

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The world's longest straight line by sea runs from Canada - to Canada:

https://preview.redd.it/8piwhdqq6ht21.gif?format=mp4&s=3d615f87ca00febe3278b8593bf97b7d076d717b


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Assuming that it was the Norse who spread it around, it's interesting to see they don't have as many as other places. Did they banish them to the isles and Russia?


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https://www.abroadintheyard.com/red-hai ... -redheads/

More linked to R1B gene which is common in Western Europe and most common in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

From my understanding R1B is liked to a Pastoralism culture which gave the people the ability to drink milk as an adult and gave them a huge advantage in surviving, especially so in the more temperate and rainy Western Europe where grass grows for most of the year.


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... interesting to see a medieval port shrink to a small village.

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When I saw the above, I read that coastal erosion was the cause but thought that gradual disappearance caused people to move. Turns out it was much, MUCH worse than I expected!

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Location: The centre of The Horrendous Space Kablooie!
Are we sure it's not immigants?


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Are we sure it's not immigants?


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A new map pinpointing the locations where human feces are reported to have been found in the California city since 2011 shows San Francisco has a staggering problem with the stinky stuff.



https://www.openthebooks.com/map/?Map=3 ... &Zip=94103


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kiap wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
Serious question: why did the mad cow disease stop at the Scottish border?

The answer is, it didn't. I think they even had an isolated case 6 months ago. Snopes can help with the map.

Still, that mad cow disease was bad juju:

    The use of meat and bone meal, produced from the ground and cooked leftovers of the slaughtering process, as well as from the carcasses of sick and injured animals such as cattle or sheep, as a protein supplement in cattle feed was widespread in Europe prior to about 1987

WTF

Within oz, Britons or visitors who were there in the 80's and 90s will still be rejected from donating blood.

IIRC the UK govt changed the regs and reduced the heat the meat and bone meal had to be cooked at to make it cheaper, that why it originated there.


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Good people the continental Europeans.

Germany answers under EU membership lines (as does France minus the U.S.) with the exception of Romania. (An answer on Canada would've been interesting to add.) It's a bit two-faced to say you'll defend Latvia (where Russian invasion is more likely) but not Romania. What do they have against Romanians?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
Good people the continental Europeans.

Germany answers under EU membership lines (as does France minus the U.S.) with the exception of Romania. (An answer on Canada would've been interesting to add.) It's a bit two-faced to say you'll defend Latvia (where Russian invasion is more likely) but not Romania. What do they have against Romanians?

The best way i can answer this is by quoting a Polish friend who once said he'd tell me the recipe for a Romanian omlette.

Step 1. Steal an egg.


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Romanians or Roma? Big difference.


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although i've known about that^ for a while, to see it visually is quite the eye-opener :thumbup:

it is still sort of distorted though. take the southern border of russia for example, and consider how it is supposed to still link up with the real sized countries to the south.

the higher latitudes should obviously shrink more than the lower, whereas here the country's shape remains the same


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MarineTraffic didn't load the background, and ended up making an interesting world map using only current marine traffic


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Source? What does the colour scale represent?


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Should have Antarctica on there. There's some people that aren't much into geography and always thought Antarctica was huge when they saw it on a Mercator projection.


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Romanians or Roma? Big difference.


Etherman & Polish are too stupid to know the difference


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Source? What does the colour scale represent?


I got it from reddit, I assume that MarineTraffic is the name of the site/software...dunno what the colours mean


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Iberians are scumbags.


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A pity they didn't include Jo'burg.

I suspect that, like Mumbai, the correlation between affluence and honesty is counter-intuitive.


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A pity they didn't include Jo'burg.



"None of the wallets were returned, and two of our team were robbed at knife point for their own wallets. When they reported it to the police, they demanded a $100 processing fee, so Jo'burg currents rates a -3/12"


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A pity they didn't include Jo'burg.



"None of the wallets were returned, and two of our team were robbed at knife point for their own wallets. When they reported it to the police, they demanded a $100 processing fee, so Jo'burg currents rates a -3/12"

Ha Ha.

I suspect you'd be surprised. However, I suppose we'll never know. And it's a very small sample size, so the results are hardly conclusive.


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Did they observe that all the wallets were found?


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