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I spend most of my day thinking about sugar plums, lollipops, and rainbows.
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A cutesy-poo contest? It's on, mister smart guy!

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Better watch it, they're armed. :)
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This the diabetes thread?
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Recycling old National Lampoon material again? That's allowed?
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"W"?????

What is this "W" of which you speak?
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ed wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:38 pm "W"?????

What is this "W" of which you speak?
It may exist in the future so we need to protect posterity.

Meanwhile, I considered posting this in "Eat at Moe's" because it's Chinese food, but I decided it's cutesy-poo enough to go here.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:21 pm Meanwhile, I considered posting this in "Eat at Moe's" because it's Chinese food, but I decided it's cutesy-poo enough to go here.

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Is ed's cutesy-poo thread still a thing? :)

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Not much news in this thread. So:
Africa declared free of wild polio after decades of work

Achievement comes following Nigeria vaccination drive, with last cases of wild virus recorded four years ago

Africa has been declared free from wild polio, after decades of work by a coalition of international health bodies, national and local governments, community volunteers and survivors.

Four years after the last recorded cases of wild polio in northern Nigeria, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) on Tuesday certified that the continent is now free of the virus, which can cause irreversible paralysis and in some cases death.

The achievement is the result of a campaign to vaccinate and monitor children in Borno State, the final front of polio eradication efforts on the continent, and the heart of the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... es-of-work
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Actual real-o true-lo good news?

Yeah I suppose it's allowed. :wink:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:51 pm Actual real-o true-lo good news?

Yeah I suppose it's allowed. :wink:
I don't remember the title of the other(s?) happy thread(s). :oops:
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It's all good.

This thread needed derailing.

Sorry ed. 8)
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Australian scientists slash dengue fever in Indonesia by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria
  • Dengue fever has been reduced by 77 per cent in the Indonesian trial areas
  • The treatment lasts for years and will save lives
  • Researchers say it can be rolled out in other at-risk countries
Australian scientists may have found the secret to eradicating dengue fever, with a lengthy trial in Indonesia drastically reducing the incidence of the mosquito-borne virus.

Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University — working with scientists in Yogyakarta, in Central Java — have spent three years infecting local mosquitoes with a bacteria known to prevent them from transmitting the virus to humans.

Known as Wolbachia, the bacteria effectively starves the virus of food.

And as the infected mosquitoes breed with the wild population, their offspring also have the bacteria.

The first major results from the trial show the incidence of dengue fever in areas where the infected mosquitoes have been released has dropped by 77 per cent.

"In public health, 77 per cent is a really, really big impact," said Cameron Simmons, who heads the World Mosquito Program at Monash University.

"If this was a vaccine for COVID-19 we'd be delighted with a 77 per cent impact.

"We're thrilled."

The Wolbachia bacteria has persisted at a very high level in the wild population.

"The beauty of this approach is it's a 'once and done' method," Professor Simmons said.

"After the upfront effort to establish Wolbachia in the mosquito population, it then sustains itself for years without needing more work."
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-26/ ... o/12597730

The genus Wolbachia is interesting, these microorganisms infect all kinds of arthropods, not only insects.
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Hurricane Laura damaged a Lake Charles Confederate monument, after parish officials voted to keep it

Hurricane Laura damaged the controversial Confederate monument in Lake Charles, Louisiana after officials voted to keep the statue earlier this month.

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury voted 10-4 Aug. 13 to let the South's Defenders Monument remain on the grounds of a courthouse in Lake Charles.

A Calcasieu Parish official said they had received 945 written responses from the public during this period.

"Of the total responses, 878 were against relocating the monument and 67 were for relocating the monument," Calcasieu Parish Administrator Bryan Beam said.
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My hand's getting better. Most of the fingernails I removed and the end of my thumb have largely regrown. Wish I could say the same for my legs...

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