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Petrified Nanoparticulate Musclebot
January 25, 2005 10:36 AM   Subscribe

They’re petrifying wood in the lab next door.

I am certain they’re coming for me next.
posted by mcgraw (10 comments total)

 
Yeah, Sergé, just like they did in Burma. Seriously, you people need to thaw out your hummus a bit.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:42 AM on January 25, 2005


best tag ever: material-previously-tree

Other suggestions: material-formerly-known-as-tree or material-once-called-tree-or-even-wood
posted by odinsdream at 10:53 AM on January 25, 2005


Artificially petrified wood? Was this funded by the Creationist Institute?
posted by Mur at 11:02 AM on January 25, 2005


I've missed you, mcgraw.
posted by sciurus at 11:05 AM on January 25, 2005


Nah, they're not coming for you. They're busy creating the '08 Democratic candidate.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:16 AM on January 25, 2005


Then i go and stumble across grapples. I have the fear.
posted by 31d1 at 12:44 PM on January 25, 2005


Nicely designed post. I'm sure they've already got you.
posted by OmieWise at 12:46 PM on January 25, 2005


Do grapples come from the same lab as craisins?

On an offtopic note, on the Google search page for craisins there was a Sponsored Link for eBay offering a sale on new & used Craisins. Yum, used craisins.
posted by tommasz at 12:55 PM on January 25, 2005


They can take me. Just the other day I was wondering if I could petrify myself and POW - the infinite continuum provides an answer. I thought I would have to resort to plasticization but petrification is the classic choice for self preservation.

Only about one bone in a billion ever becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means the complete fossil legacy of all the Americans alive today - that's 270 million people with 206 bones each - will only be about 50 bones. - Bryson.

As very few bones make it through to the fossil record and given that we're likely to destroy ourselves in the next few centuries, it would be nice to be part of the relics found a million years down the road by wandering aliens or the next batch of sentient beings evolution dares coughs up.
posted by missbossy at 6:26 PM on January 25, 2005


some sort of puerile joke about "petrifying" the "wood." If you know what I mean.
posted by nanojath at 7:29 PM on February 24, 2005


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