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Old 2018-10-06, 09:05   #3345
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good one! Cactus revenge!
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Old 2018-10-10, 19:55   #3346
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It's good to know that the extension office (responsible for publications, I suppose?) at the university I plan to attend has published an article on shooting cacti, according to Wikipedia:



He should have waited 3 years and gotten a Darwin Award!

I don't believe that the article's original website is still available, but here's archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20130405...s_12-12-08.htm
Ah, yes, the Saguaro Revenge story. I heard this one not long after it happened. The columnist Mike Royko mentioned it in one of his "Gun Owner of the Year" columns. The story had already started to grow when I heard it told -- the version I heard had the guy shooting from a VW Beetle, and the cactus falling over and squashing him inside the car. Didn't happen that way, but him poking the damaged arm and having it fall on him is pretty good.
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Old 2018-10-10, 20:05   #3347
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I bet a lot of folks at the UN found it risible.
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Look at what has happened in two years with the United States on foreign policy. Now, the United States is respected. Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do. They know that if we say we’re going to do something, we follow it through.
-- Nikki Haley, in statement at press conference announcing her resignation, October 9, 2018
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Old 2018-10-10, 22:44   #3348
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"That's right, because laughter is a sign of respect."
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Old 2018-10-11, 20:31   #3349
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good one! Cactus revenge!
Yes- Also, back in the 1980s, I remember hearing about a student pilot of a glider (sailplane) that had too much speed on landing and was rolling too fast, hit a Saguaro cactus, which toppled over and killed him. That's from memory; happened at the gliderport north of Phoenix, Arizona. Given their size and weight, there are probably numerous other examples of Cactus Revenge.

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Old 2018-10-15, 17:01   #3350
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Despite the GIMPS home page having items dated as recently as April 2018, at the bottom of the page it says
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Old 2018-10-15, 19:50   #3351
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Looks ok from here.
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Old 2018-10-15, 22:52   #3352
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Looks ok from here.
Thanks to whoever made the necessary revision.

The unrevised date still be viewed, as the ghost of a departed quantity, in e.g. the Google cache of the site as of October 10 -- until they re-cache it.
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Old 2018-10-16, 07:42   #3353
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Related, a link from the link from the article linked by jvang: (I didn't know the band, but I like them):


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From one of Rogue's science articles. Unfortunately, the forum is rejecting the .gif loop.
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Old 2018-10-17, 16:37   #3355
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From one of Rogue's science articles. Unfortunately, the forum is rejecting the .gif loop.
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