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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........
Old 09-05-2006, 12:01 PM   #21
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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........

I guess Irwin accepted the risk that came with his job a long time ago, but I definitely feel bad for his wife and kids.*

I always questioned some of the things he was doing with the animals, as his show was more about entertainment than conservation, but he was still pretty fun to watch and will be missed.*

I haven't heard anything mentioned about anti-venom.* Is there such a thing for stingrays?* I'm suprised the crew didn't have that available or maybe it was the actual puncture wound that did the damage instead of the venom.*
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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........
Old 09-05-2006, 01:10 PM   #22
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Stingray venom isn't life threatening. It's the 8" barb through your heart that makes in dangerous

Sounds like really bad luck if you ask me If you've read Nicholas Taleb's book, this would certainly qualify as a "black swan"

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Old 09-05-2006, 01:29 PM   #23
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I guess Irwin accepted the risk that came with his job a long time ago, but I definitely feel bad for his wife and kids.
I hope he was paying for life insurance. Geez, considering his reputation I wonder what he was paying for life insurance.

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Stingray venom isn't life threatening.* It's the 8" barb through your heart that makes in dangerous
Sounds like really bad luck if you ask me* If you've read Nicholas Taleb's book, this would certainly qualify as a "black swan"
... as well as a completely new meaning to the term "death ray"!
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:30 PM   #24
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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........

Why do they call it getting "stung" by a stingray.* *I clicked on one of those photographs of that serrated barb, and the word "stabbed" seems more accurate to me.

Bees sting. That thing freakin stabs you and rips flesh out when its pulled out.
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Apparently surfers learn to shuffle their feet along when walking into the water in sting ray areas. Do you have them where you surf, Nords?
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Apparently surfers learn to shuffle their feet along when walking into the water in sting ray areas.* Do you have them where you surf, Nords?
Yeah, that way you'll scare off the rays and stub your toe on an urchin.

Just kidding.

Supposedly we do have rays in Hawaii, but the only ones I've ever seen around Oahu are here...
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