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Old 2018-02-03, 22:52   #694
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I don't envy the one with the polar bear either... I have just seen few days ago a video with some friends visiting a safari, where a lion opened the door of the car and put its head inside, luckily the people only got scared out of their pants (and the lion also got scared by the screams of men and women together, the men could scream louder than the women, haha), but it could have been a lot worse...
Not to say they weren't in danger, but predatory animals don't automatically like the idea of human flesh. That's why you can have animal trainers that don't dominate the animal.

A good survival tip to remember is that humans are the only ones that really have the ability to chain together cause and effect. All the other animals on the planet mostly just react to their environment. Even with monkeys and similar animals(I forget the scientific term) they're mostly just reactive.

So if you have, say, a bear chasing you, he might be smelling food or just be curious. So, if it happens to you, and I mean this both literally and ironically, go big and you might go home.
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Old 2018-02-22, 16:26   #695
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Polar bears are known to hunt humans. There was a segment of a show on cable last night. I think it was Human Planet. In it, they covered a small-far-northern town's police department which has a polar bear squad. Their job is to chase bears away. If possible, bears are darted and flown by helicopter (in a net) 40 or 50 miles away. The officer said Halloween was the worst night of the year for the department.

EDIT: I came here to post a silly video. From: https://www.popsugar.com/news/Trump-Hair-Real-44561537

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Old 2018-03-05, 18:18   #696
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Old 2018-03-09, 16:35   #697
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Skip the period as as place holder. The 3rd image really cracked me up.
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Old 2018-03-09, 19:06   #698
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Is the total intentionally wrong? (like he doesn't count, or something) Or just a miss from the guy who desecrated the table?
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Old 2018-03-09, 19:31   #699
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Hmmm. He matched the fonts for the rest of it. It seems he could have handled changing a single digit. I'd guess it was an oversight, or that he didn't "count" on some compulsive character checking the arithmetic.
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Old 2018-03-10, 03:05   #700
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Is the total intentionally wrong? (like he doesn't count, or something) Or just a miss from the guy who desecrated the table?
Actually, it is clear that many of the numbes are rounded numbers and not exact numbers. In such case, it is customary to round the sum to the same number of significant figures are the least accurate. That count is bogus (with or without the new entry)
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Old 2018-03-10, 04:31   #701
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Is the total intentionally wrong? (like he doesn't count, or something) Or just a miss from the guy who desecrated the table?
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Hmmm. He matched the fonts for the rest of it. It seems he could have handled changing a single digit. I'd guess it was an oversight, or that he didn't "count" on some compulsive character checking the arithmetic.
The article was actually edited, so font matching is easy. They just didn't update the total along with it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...extant_species

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Actually, it is clear that many of the numbes are rounded numbers and not exact numbers. In such case, it is customary to round the sum to the same number of significant figures are the least accurate. That count is bogus (with or without the new entry)
Agreed. I've edited it (before I even saw your comment). The total is now shown as "~1,300,000".
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Old 2018-03-10, 15:21   #702
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I would like to point out that the numbers are reasonably irrelevant in any case. Only the single species mentioned matters.
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Taken from here: http://earelephant.blogspot.com/2011...-in-human.html
Be warned, not very accurate maths.
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Old 2018-03-19, 09:43   #704
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Haha, this is indeed for the silly pictures thread. The fibo spiral can fit on everything, you just rotate it a little and the tail falls in a totally different place... that is the fun part of it.
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