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Strange Rings Seen Following Major Earthquakes, Eruptions

11/06/2009 1:24 AM

Strange Rings Seen Following Major Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions

"Reports of strange concentric rings seen radiating from a common point are becoming increasingly common immediately following a major earthquake or volcanic eruption," said puzzled UCLA geophysicist Roberta Garlough.

"We at first ascribed these reports as being little more than rumors borne of mass hysteria," she said, "but then we noticed that the majority of them came from places nowhere near the epicenter and, in most cases, from thousands of kilometers away. This certainly rules out hysteria."

Garlough went on to say that "People are evidently seeing something - the reports are highly consistent, unusually so in fact - but we simply don't know what that something is. It could be anything; possibly some kind of previously undiscovered natural phenomenon that, for some reason, is now making itself apparent. We don't know for sure. But we can tell you something unusual is definitely going on. Millions of people all over the world have witnessed it firsthand."

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11/06/2009 2:11 AM

The video attached to this is a typically delicious satire from Onion. Of course, any seismic disturbance would propagate as concentric circles from the source (plus/minus variations due to varying crustal density and the like). Only mystified dolts would be further boogalooed by this. Come on!

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11/06/2009 2:44 AM

Relax, Mr. T. The Onion has no monopoly on satire. Not even here.

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11/06/2009 3:03 AM

Well, no, the Onion has no (and probably claims no) monopoly on satire. But if a few other satirists pop up to laugh at this whole idea, I'll be glad to join them. Is there actually any signal among this apparent noise?

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11/06/2009 3:04 AM

Wow.

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11/06/2009 3:08 AM

Wow again--that was fast; less than two minutes!

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11/06/2009 3:17 AM

When you had your sense of humor surgically removed, did you consider selling it as a contraceptive?

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11/06/2009 4:22 AM

Maybe my humor (of which there is some) is too wry for the taste of philistines. Please figure it out correctly.

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11/08/2009 4:51 PM

I think it is a sad sign of the times when our most fearless news organizations like ONN are trapped in some internet backwater, banned from the airwaves. We need to find out who is behind this and what sinister motive drives them. Not only did ONN break the seismic concentric ring story (which no broadcast or cable news outfit has the courage to cover), they have also broken other important stories:

  • mass uprising of US citizens demanding the government create another asset bubble to help the economy
  • an expose showing how video games were preparing our children for survival in a post-armageddon world

I don't have any proof for it, but I'm totally convinced that extraterrestrials have taken over the government and have been secretly stacking the FCC with their stooges for years. Extraterrestrials are aliens. Ever notice how another well known alien never grants interviews to ONN? It's time for sane people everywhere to rise up and do something about all this.

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11/06/2009 4:17 AM

This was immense fun to watch with no sound (no speakers/headphones at work). I particularly enjoyed the captions and rolling news at the bottom. Who would have thought that Gay Fraternity hazing is only 6% gayer that tranditional fraternity hazing...amazing.

I'll comment more on the phenomenon of concentric rings once I've heard the audio accompanying the video. There's definitely something there...

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11/06/2009 4:59 AM

You gotta hear the audio. It makes all the difference!

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11/06/2009 6:23 AM

It's about time somebody threw a curve into linear motion!!!!

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11/07/2009 9:06 AM

.............bugga!!!!!!!!

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11/07/2009 3:28 AM

Many thought the politicians like Nelson Mandela were responsible for South Africa's Raninbow Nation.....Now I know its the circles that caused it. Resolves all the mystery at last!

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11/07/2009 12:15 PM
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