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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 09:49 PM

Slow news day at Fox News. The #5 story on their website. Too sadly funny.

Strange black 'pouches' washing up on Carolina beaches aren't 'pieces of plastic,' officials say



These odd-looking objects — known by some as “mermaid’s purses” or “devil’s pocketbooks,” according to The News & Observer — may look like plastic, but officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore clarified Monday they aren’t at all.

No these are not pieces of plastic; they are skate eggs!” the Cape Hatteras National Seashore clarified on Facebook.

“Skates are in the shark family but share a flat-like appearance similar to stingrays. These leathery pouches serve as an egg sack and are typically attached to a plant or other stationary object in the water,” the national seashore explained, adding the sacs typically “wash ashore after the skate has hatched.”

https://www.foxnews.com/science/strange-black-pouches-washing-up-on-carolina-beaches-arent-pieces-of-plastic-officials-say

https://www.foxnews.com/

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Reply Slow news day at Fox News. The #5 story on their website. Too sadly funny. (Original post)
underpants Oct 25 OP
grantcart Oct 25 #1
underpants Oct 25 #2
Grassy Knoll Oct 25 #3
ThoughtCriminal Oct 25 #4
jberryhill Oct 25 #5
ProudLib72 Oct 25 #6
jberryhill Oct 25 #7
Chellee Oct 25 #9
jberryhill Oct 25 #10
Totally Tunsie Oct 26 #11
torius Oct 25 #8

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 09:59 PM

1. "News, facts and science" maybe it will catch on

Just kidding

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Response to grantcart (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 10:05 PM

2. I actually laughed out loud at this

"North Carolina residents taking a stroll along one of the state’s many beaches ..." know what they are. The fact that it had to be explained is just sad.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 10:15 PM

3. Actually That Was kinda Cool, OTOH, It Looks Like A Fox News..

..Is "Look Over Here" Type Of Bullshit!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 10:19 PM

4. Accurate, but is it "Fair and Balanced"

Maybe they should devote more time to people who insist that these are plastic purses.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:07 PM

5. Is there anywhere on the east coast that DOESNT get those?


Next up, are they going to explain the mysterious piles of “clay” turning up in cow pastures?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:11 PM

6. We get a mysterious white substance during the winter here in CO

Maybe they will report on that and 'splain it to us morans.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:14 PM

7. I can't figure out why people in Colorado celebrate damage


The last time I was there I passed by a bunch of auto body and glass places that had signs saying “Hail Damage” on them. What is so great about damage?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:30 PM

9. When my sister was about 7 she had a habit of reading the signs along the road out loud.

One day we passed one that said, "Crazy John's Cycle Works." And she was instantly annoyed. Who cares if his cycle works!?! Why would you put up a sign telling people?? My father almost had to pull the car over, my parents were laughing so hard.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:33 PM

10. I read stuff like that all of the time


I am still sometimes astounded by tourist maps that say “you are here” on them, since my first thought is usually “how do they know where I am?”

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2018, 11:16 PM

8. There's a weird fungus

growing in a pile of bullshit in DC. Needs to be taken out with the trash.

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