Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sock your wood: condoms anyone?

I was "bouncing" around the 'net over lunch a minute ago and happened upon this article. I've heard of like aggregation before, but never to this extent.
"Oceanographic scientists say they have discovered a vast, floating "reef" of the world's disposed condoms in the middle of the South Pacific, about halfway between Tahiti and Antarctica. The phenomenal mass is almost two miles long, an eighth of a mile wide, and in places up to 60 feet deep, the oceanographers say."

The thought of these used condoms floating around gives me the willies, and this line made me want to puke:
"... Froule said parts of the newly discovered reef are matted together so densely that "you could almost land a plane on it..."

I wonder if Travelocity will begin offering round-trip ticket discounts to "Prophylactic Island." And will it be an all-inclusive destination?

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11 comments:

Kerouaced said...

I think I read they're going to have the next Survivor on "Prophylactic Island." Should be good...

Rachel said...

Uhm...ewwww!

Gwen said...

I hate to be the Negative Nelly but I was talking about this after having read it here and it is a hoax. The idea of it makes me want to hurl, though. See http://www.snopes.com/risque/penile/reef.asp.

Angie said...

Yuck

OldHorsetailSnake said...

An update:

"It was later found that the mass was buoyed by 8 billion unfertilized eggs."

Dave Morris said...

Thanks to Gwen for making the horrible dreams go away. I can't imagine why I didn't see that it was a hoax myself, I'm Mr. Skeptical!

Gwen said...

Anytime.

Bottle Rocket Fire Alarm said...

Thanks Gwen. I didn't belive it for a second.

Chris Cope said...

It's a hoax? But what about the Nigerian fellow who was stuck on that island? He sent me an e-mail and promised me $1 million if I sent him cash to help get off the island. He's a prince, see, so he has this kind of money. But he couldn't use it because he was stuck on that island. Hmm, that doesn't explain why he needed my money. Oh, fudge.

The Cuke said...

A hoax? Are you kidding? Come on.. this kind of thing happens all the time. Hell, there's one floating downstream in the wisconsin river as I write this.

Weary Hag said...

First time I ever saw a used "thang" was while standing in line at a roller coaster ride at an amusement park. I think I was about 13. My friends got a huge kick out of this item on the ground. A million years later I saw a CSI episode that explained how sexual orgasm on a roller coaster is achieved as an ultimate high.
Is that like everything coming around full circle?