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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
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    Although I wonder if they created it in lab conditions how they account for its occurence in every non-lab instance you know?

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    They don't, and what they produced was no where near as stable or had as much energy as many of the accounts. What's interesting is that it has taken quite a bit for scientists to generally acknowledge it as most likely being a real thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    They don't, and what they produced was no where near as stable or had as much energy as many of the accounts. What's interesting is that it has taken quite a bit for scientists to generally acknowledge it as most likely being a real thing.
    Its supposedly an explanation for some major phenomenon in Irish folk lore and myth and legend.

    The Sidhe and Fay are meant to have been in some sights ball lightening but if this is the case it behaves pretty different depending on the situation.

    Also when people have actually touched it (I know, crazy Irish) it has disappeared with a loud pop or a bang but been cold to the touch, that doesnt even sound like lightening or electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Its supposedly an explanation for some major phenomenon in Irish folk lore and myth and legend.

    The Sidhe and Fay are meant to have been in some sights ball lightening but if this is the case it behaves pretty different depending on the situation.

    Also when people have actually touched it (I know, crazy Irish) it has disappeared with a loud pop or a bang but been cold to the touch, that doesnt even sound like lightening or electricity.
    Oh, I'm familiar with fairy stories. I'm quite taken by the capricious and strange nature of the Fay. I suppose they are very much like what nature is personified, and that's probably kind of their point. Marfan's Syndrome, a disease that produces unusually tall people with elongated and graceful limbs, often very unlike their parents, is supposed to be one of the roots for stories of children switched at birth by fairies.

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    3. Dreaming: Also sleep. The day that science explains sleep, and figures out how we can live without it will be a joyous day indeed!

    1. Pubic Hair: Also head hair. Why do we have these mops of hair on the top of our skulls? (I understand why the article went with pubes though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Oh, I'm familiar with fairy stories. I'm quite taken by the capricious and strange nature of the Fay. I suppose they are very much like what nature is personified, and that's probably kind of their point. Marfan's Syndrome, a disease that produces unusually tall people with elongated and graceful limbs, often very unlike their parents, is supposed to be one of the roots for stories of children switched at birth by fairies.
    The changling stories are very good, have you heard of a book called The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson?

    Its great, I would highly recommend it or Three hearts and Three Lions, by the same author again, for the really evil versions I'd check out either Iron Dragons Daughter or The Dragons of Babel, I never read anything like it.

    In Ireland they are meant to relate to a race called the Thuatha Du Danen (spelling) who fought wars with the earliest races of people in Ireland, which depending on the account you listen to were descended from the followers of Moses, boats which came from the sky or from an impossibly long sea journey. Its really something else the stories from back then.

    The Hungry Grass about some vampiric patch of land or something is supposed to be about their lingering spirits or gateways to their otherworld.

    There was once an actual theme park based upon all this, called Celt World (I know right?!), myself and my family went to it randomly one evening instead of the neighbouring amusements, it was wound up and left first derelict and then bulldozed after that. I have great memories of it. No idea why they couldnt make it work.
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    Hey teenagers, need something else to add to your angst pile? Turns out these awkward times you're going through are far from universal in the animal kingdom. It's only humans Mother Nature decided to kick in the nuts, cursing to an opposite sex-repelling bubble of greasy clumsiness.

    What evolutionary sense does it make for guys to be confined to their parents' basements smearing Clearasil on their face during their prime sexual years?
    Huh??? Why is adolescence confusing? It wouldn't make sense for full grown adults to emerge from the womb. Most animals have a maturation phase...

    Cracked is such BS. It's almost as bad as BuzzFeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I see the same names showing up to add no value.

    As it is offline it appears to be online aswell.
    Advertisement-filled click-bait links to Cracked.com get precisely the responses they deserve. You might as well have posted this meme:



    and been done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Advertisement-filled click-bait links to Cracked.com get precisely the responses they deserve. You might as well have posted this meme:



    and been done with it.
    You dont have to make my points quite so well you know.

    Still if it feels right for you then you're going to persist with it, that much is known for certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    You dont have to make my points quite so well you know.
    You don't understand how the tide works?



    Do you know how magnets work? I'm very curious, I have a meme lined up.





    Oh and I'll let you have the last word. I know you can't resist.
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