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Old 20.05.2011, 15:03
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Hamster explosion - WTF?

Thought I'd save my 1000th post for a worthy piece of nonsense journalism.

EF's own "Swiss News" on this very forum startles its readership with the shocking title:
Hamster explosion at Zurich pet hospital


http://www.thelocal.ch/national/20110519_211.html

Thoughts of Al Qaeda fanboys abusing the furry rodents for their own devious political and religious ends are clearly the intention, but what of the actual story? The truth is a non-event, rather than splattering grey furballs cascading over innocent passers by, it would appear that the rodents are a popular pet and some people don't look after them very well. Hold the front page people, looks like Mrs. Müller's tortoise from number 17 is having a bit of an issue with the warm weather or as "The Local" literary geniuses will no doubt try to convince us:

Crusty meat pie overcooked in old people's home.


Are there any real journalists (or stories) that we should be told about?

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Old 20.05.2011, 15:07
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Re: Hamster explosion - WTF?

Ummm, don't really know what you are on about, but congrats on your 1000th post!
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Old 20.05.2011, 15:10
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Re: Hamster explosion - WTF?

Could be worse....



I read the article.... Title Fail
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Ummm, don't really know what you are on about, but congrats on your 1000th post!
He did say "Drivel" at the end of his post.
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Old 20.05.2011, 15:50
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Re: Hamster explosion - WTF?

By that title I thought a poor hamster exploded for some reason ...
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Old 20.05.2011, 15:53
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By that title I thought a poor hamster exploded for some reason ...
Thank you, Princessduck! It's always good to have an official Joke Explainer; it ensures people don't miss the pun and then laugh when they discover it. Can't have people laughing; not when hamsters are being abandoned. So sad.
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Old 20.05.2011, 16:45
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Re: Hamster explosion - WTF?

Here's the real deal:

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Old 20.05.2011, 16:57
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Thank you, Princessduck! It's always good to have an official Joke Explainer; it ensures people don't miss the pun and then laugh when they discover it. Can't have people laughing; not when hamsters are being abandoned. So sad.
In fact, some months ago there were 2 cases when some teenagers roasted hamsters in microwaves...and this is what I was thinking of when I read the title for the first time.
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Old 20.05.2011, 17:06
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In fact, some months ago there were 2 cases when some teenagers roasted hamsters in microwaves...and this is what I was thinking of when I read the title for the first time.
They must have been Americans. Every person with a minimum of culture would know that Microwaves are really unhealthy. It's ok to reheat cooked food, but to cook a hamster this is just wrong. The only way to get them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside is of course a Chinese wok:

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Re: Hamster explosion - WTF?

Where do hamsters come from anyway? You never see wild hamsters, and obviously they can't survive in the wild, where did human beings find these crazy little things anyway?
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Thought I'd save my 1000th post for a worthy piece of nonsense journalism.
Oh nooooo ... now you made me read The Local. I never go read there actually. I should be ashamed of myself I know I know.
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LOL I read something about exploding watermelons in China due to too many chemicals or something and I could not help but feel sorry for the little hamsters
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Old 20.05.2011, 17:30
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Where do hamsters come from anyway? You never see wild hamsters, and obviously they can't survive in the wild, where did human beings find these crazy little things anyway?
Central Asia (From Russia over some -kstan countries to China I believe). They do fine in the wild, but they are not as cute and cuddly there:

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