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    NOT CONFUSING AT ALL Killer French Bread's Avatar
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    Default Some wisdom from wikipedia

    Inspired by visionary radical kidjack, or whatever that new banned member was called (alas, we hardly knew ya) I'm making a topic were you share with the group just a sentence or section from an interesting article you may have read.

    Here's mine for the day:

    The Man-Eating Tree[edit]

    The earliest well known report of a man-eating tree originated as a hoax. In 1881 German explorer "Carl Liche" wrote an account in the South Australian Register of encountering a sacrifice performed by the "Mkodo" tribe of Madagascar:[4]
    "The slender delicate palpi, with the fury of starved serpents, quivered a moment over her head, then as if instinct with demoniac intelligence fastened upon her in sudden coils round and round her neck and arms; then while her awful screams and yet more awful laughter rose wildly to be instantly strangled down again into a gurgling moan, the tendrils one after another, like great green serpents, with brutal energy and infernal rapidity, rose, retracted themselves, and wrapped her about in fold after fold, ever tightening with cruel swiftness and savage tenacity of anacondas fastening upon their prey."


    Tic Tac, sir?

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    Um wow, I wonder other oddities there must be on wikipedia.

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    Whore of Babylon


    The Whore of Babylon or "Babylon the Great" is a Christian allegorical figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."

    Symbolism


    The Whore is associated with the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation by connection with an equally evil kingdom. (The word "Whore" can also be translated as "Idolatress".) The Whore's apocalyptic downfall is prophesied to take place in the hands of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. There is much speculation within Christian eschatology on what the Whore and Beast symbolize as well as the possible implications for contemporary interpretations.
    Tic Tac, sir?

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