Brain Eating Amoeba Claims Another (Stupid) Life

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    What the fuck is that thing, and why would anyone ever use it?

    Some shit: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/flu/neti-pot-deaths-linked-brain-eating-amoeba-tap-water
     
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    If Khanzer is the forum's pet, can I be the official brain eating amoeba?

    Pretty please?
     
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    Only is you can find the appropriate avatar, and you ask Zaiger really nicely.
     
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    I already have a proper av for that, u silly
     
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    Stockholm Vatten - drinkable tap water since 1861
     
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    Good thing I always thought those neti pots were a bunch of shit, now I don't have to worry about dying from a brain-eating amoeba.
     
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    Högdalsreservoaren - it's pretty street.

    But seriously, americans. How sucky is your plumbing, really?
     
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    Those people lived in Louisiana. Who knows what shit is in that water.
     
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    I still don't understand what would make someone think intentionally forcing water up their nose was a good idea to begin with.
     
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    LOL, this is great. We should test more untested products on the elderly. Or let them test it out on themselves. Finally, a use for them!

    "Hey, baby, you wanna come over to my place? I've got some swamp gas we can inhale." Except in a really thick Cajun accent.
     
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    Can you even brush your teeth in it, even if you spit?
    Please note that I don't think that nasal enemas are necessary. Ever.

    But if the louisianian tap water is that sucky, how come that people aren't advised to boil it before they even brush their teeth in it?
     
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    Fuck if I know, I don't live in Louisiana. I just know that it's generally a shithole. Who knows, maybe they are, and the ones who get sick and die are the ones who don't own tvs or computers.
     
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    Any american EDiots who can please explain why the plumbing of US is so sucky?
     
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    The water is potable in pretty much every city in America, any belief to the contrary is due to bottled water companies spending ungodly amounts of dollars convincing everyone its not. Good job guys, you're sheep to big corporations. Note how the definition of "potable" does not extend to shooting it up your nose to the vulnerable capillaries.
     
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    LOL, I like that term. "Pet."
     
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    I've recently a surgery and have to do it regularly or my sinuses scab up, though I use a sterile saline solution rather than tap water
     
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    By "scab up" do you mean it blocks your breathing, or is just uncomfortable?

    Flushing it seems akin to picking the scabs off of scrapes and cuts to me, but it's your body.
     
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    A question, from where come the water that USA's citizen use?
     
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    The water I drink comes from the great lakes I'd like to think. I refuse to drink bottled water.
     
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    Wow that sound tasty and refreshing, there is nothing like a pure and natural glass of water <3
     
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    And the Great Lakes are nothing like a pure and refreshing body of water. Most US water comes from reservoirs (like the Great Lakes), and contains around 15% feces prior to filtering. Once it is filtered, it is >1% feces.
     
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    I have shit in 4 of the 5 great lakes personally.
     
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    California's water is pretty close to undrinkable, but only because it comes out hot in the summer and tastes like donkey piss.
     
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    Based on what statistic. That's like, impossible. Do you know HOW MUCH FUCKING WATER there is in the great lakes. To give you an idea, the worst polluted body of water in the world, the ganges, still measures its feces in PARTS PER MILLION. You're an idiot, and you've been EXPOSED again.
     
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    I live in california and the water is fine. Its still not bad for you. Though the water around here has a really high mineral content so it leaves nasty deposits on your dishes, but its just calcium so its harmless.
     
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    Depends on where you are. Local bodies of water mostly, some underground aquifers.
     
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    Do you know what "most" means? Back to the original questions;
    1)Explain how mitochondrial DNA was used to place the creche of human life in Africa.
    2)Explain the root genetic cause(s) of Down's Syndrome.
    Again, plain English, not copy posta from a wiki.
     
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    I already explained the mitochondrial DNA thing, its about phylogenticising gradual differences and polymorphisms.

    As for down syndrome, its a nondisjunction event that occurs to give you three, instead of the usual 2 copies of chromosome 21. You only ever see trisomy 21 because all the others except 14 are embryonic-lethal (they don't survive beyond the embryo), and 14 rarely lives more than a few weeks. The reason why 21s can live is because chromosome 21 is gene-poor, and so fewer genes are being messed with.

    These are like, highschool biology questions, ask me something harder nig nog. You clearly know nothing beyond really basic biology. I'd fucking lose you in 2 seconds if I were to talk about something more complicated.

    This is an image from a paper I had to read for work (in a lab, you have to keep up on what other labs are putting out, it helps with your research, and sometimes you spot problems in theirs).
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    Why don't you explain it to the class? Its not difficult.