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Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

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Flick
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Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#1 Post by Flick » July 12th, 2007, 11:14 pm

It's not often a BBC news story makes me genuinely laugh out loud ... but here's one;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 295138.stm

My favourite quote from the whole article is
"UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area."
You really couldn't make it up.

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#2 Post by Jem » July 12th, 2007, 11:44 pm

Image

"It is the size of a dog but his head is like a monkey"
-Housewife Suad Hassan

:puzzled:

That was my favourite quote.



:laughter:

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#3 Post by Moonbeam » July 12th, 2007, 11:47 pm

:notworthy:

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#4 Post by Alan C. » July 13th, 2007, 12:10 am

That's not even a badger! It's an Otter!!!
I can't show you one because the image tags are not working :cross:
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#5 Post by Staf » July 13th, 2007, 10:10 am

They work for me.


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Badger




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Monkey



:hilarity:

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#6 Post by IanLowe » July 17th, 2007, 12:06 pm

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#7 Post by para handy » July 17th, 2007, 12:32 pm

Spot the difference!

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Honey badger


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Otter

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Re: Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#8 Post by jaywhat » May 11th, 2010, 9:40 am

Man eating badger might be true; depends how hungry he was.

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Re: Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#9 Post by Paolo » May 11th, 2010, 10:14 am

I remember answering a question on Ask A Biologistabout this back in 2007, where I linked to that same article (which I am sure triggered the question in the first place).

I wouldn't fancy messing with a honey badger, but man-eating is going way too far!

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Re: Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#10 Post by jaywhat » May 11th, 2010, 11:57 am

I did not have the hyphen in man eating! :laughter:

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Re: Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#11 Post by Paolo » May 11th, 2010, 2:04 pm

jaywhat wrote:I did not have the hyphen in man eating! :laughter:
I'm sure it's happened (probably Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall), although I wouldn't fancy it myself...

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Re: Man Eating Badgers in Iraq

#12 Post by getreal » May 11th, 2010, 4:35 pm

I thought this thread would be about starving troops reduced to eating badgers.

I'm disappointed (but pleased for the badgers)!
"It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on his head"-Tyrion Lannister.

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