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[-] wolfylow 15 points 1 month ago

Man, when we (2 Brits) lived in Sydney a couple of years ago, we unwittingly went camping during a mass cicada hatching. The cicada grubs were coming out of the ground and crawling up everything (tent, chairs, us!) to hatch.

We were 2 hopeless pommies fairly new to the Aussie bush and didn’t know what on earth was going on. Utterly freaked. Coupled with all the other crazy wildlife we encountered (stick insects the size of your forearm, lizard things the size of me!) and it’s amazing we didn’t pack up and leave. And also, I mean, the fact that half of Aussie animals can legitimately kill you.

But we stuck it out and had an awesome time. Cicadas were pretty amazing in the end - left fantastic exoskeletons (a bit like Geiger’s alien) and were deafening.

[-] wolfylow 4 points 3 months ago

I think what’s more interesting from those charts isn’t just the divergence between genders - it’s that (with the obvious exception of S Korea - what on earth is going on in that country??) men’s attitudes have slightly trended more conservative whereas women’s attitudes have radically changed to more liberal.

[-] wolfylow 9 points 4 months ago

Completely anecdotal, but looking back I believe I had very mild “long covid” after my first bout - slight brain fog, slight fatigue, etc - but nothing unmanageable. (Also, I couldn’t be sure they were Covid related - I am, after all, getting older!)

However, after I recovered from my second bout of covid, these lingering symptoms completely cleared up. Like my body had a lightbulb moment “oh this is how I reset”.

So this article really makes sense, and hopefully it’s a step to a cure for all those people still suffering.

[-] wolfylow 47 points 4 months ago

No shit, Sherlock.

submitted 4 months ago by wolfylow to c/news

Don’t all rush … over 120kg of cocaine packages have washed up on NSW (Australia) beaches over the last few days.

Members of the public keep finding 39kg packages and I can’t help thinking “surely they’d have packed them rounded up to 40kg” … and wondering where the missing 1kg is …

[-] wolfylow 6 points 5 months ago

Steve Etches will put the skull on display next year at his museum in Kimmeridge - the Etches Collection.

I love that they’re going to display this in the local museum!

[-] wolfylow 13 points 7 months ago

That looks more like a polar bear to me!!

[-] wolfylow 79 points 7 months ago

Israel is seriously losing the plot. And possibly it’s grasp on reality.

Don’t they have a super right-wing government right now? This kind of frothing at the mouth sure sounds like it.

[-] wolfylow 1 points 7 months ago

Damn, have an upvote!

[-] wolfylow 174 points 7 months ago

I mean, I do understand him saying: “don’t cut off water and power to over a million civilians, because it will be counterproductive in the long term”.

But what he should really be saying is “don’t cut off water and power to over a million civilians because that’s fucking evil”.

How did we get to this position where no leaders of the West will stand up and call this out for what it is?

I understand it’s a complex situation, but treating an entire people like they’re subhuman is morally unacceptable. And I can’t fucking believe that the sodding Israelis - of all people - don’t know this.

[-] wolfylow 5 points 7 months ago

Please please please please do so

[-] wolfylow 19 points 7 months ago

Honestly, in this post-truth world … I don’t believe a freaking word of it …

[-] wolfylow 18 points 7 months ago

Man, if I could upvote this comment more than once I would.

Expresses my sentiments exactly.

I visited Israel years ago - shortly after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - and remember coming across a class (girls, around 7-8 years old) out on a school trip … and they had 3 guys carrying assault rifles to protect them. And I remember thinking: “whatever it is you’re fighting for … isn’t worth it if you have to live like this”

And sadly I think it’s only got worse since that time.

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You have to laugh … I remember Glastonbury, up to my knees in mud - it’s all part of the fun. Having said that, it’s unlikely turn into a survival situation in a field in Somerset, so not really that comparable …

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