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February 24, 2009


According to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, a mosquito managed to live 18 months clinging to the outside of the International Space Station, without any food, being bombarded by radiation and enduring fluctuating temperatures ranging from minus 230 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Thanks to catmanmax, who notes that "The mosquito of course will mutate into a monster that threatens the entire world.")


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I'll get you, my minski, and your little dog too!

But it's good news for Bill Gates!

I keep finding these tiny flying saucers.Now I know where mosquitos come from.

What I want to know is if Keanu Reeves will be playing the part of the mosquito in the upcoming summer blockbuster version.

bzzzzz ..... zzzz ..... bzzzzzzz

Science splatters on.

The lifespan of a mosquito on Earth is not nearly so long. I call BS.

They are covering up the fact that the tomato was out there even longer.

I am outraged at this shocking abuse of animals. Small crustaceans and bacteria can feel as much pain as CEOs who earn less than $500k. And PETA does nothing...

And then they swatted it, right? Or did it somehow manage to get inside the space craft and slowly drain the entire crew of all their blood while they slept?

In Space, No One Can Hear You "BZZZZZZ"!

The new dictionary is out. Websters redefines "*ssh*le." There's a picture, now, too.

Now we know cockroaches will have company when the rest of the planet kills itself off.

"The Mosquito That Ate Moscow" - starring Mickey Rourke
(come on - he's gotta get back to work to get over his doggy loss. Plus he's the only guy I know who looks like he survived uber-radiation and could still kick @ss.)

In Chicago, the mosquitos commute! I see them on the El all the time, with their little newspapers and mini-Starbucks (Tiny Grandissiminimo Teensy de Wee-Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong decaf, as someone might call it). Fortunately, it WAS decaf.

Breed them with Florida mosquitos and they can fly missions to the space stations.

Take that, palmetto bugs! Sure, you can carry 4 times the cargo, but can you live in space long enough for the trip back?

I'm almost afraid they will try that.

We have little teeny-weeny skeeters here in Hawaii. They still bite.

Locals claim that "haole" sailors deliberately brought them here in barrels of rancid water. But I think they just happened to be in the barrels of rancid water. I never leave home without rancid water, myself.

I know that mosquito. He was in my cabin for eight consecutive summers during the '50s.

He was really in eight movies for consecutive summers during the '50s. Along with his ant, worm, blob, gila monster and lizard buddies.

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