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cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 07 11:37 am    Post subject: Eight dead in gun battle over fungus  Reply with quote    

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A FEUD between two Chinese towns over access to valuable wild fungus has erupted into a gun battle that left eight people dead and 44 wounded, Xinhua news agency has said.


Full story here:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22098182-1702,00.html

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bingo



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 07 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Flipping heck!

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 07 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I trust that proceedings are conducted in a rather more civilised manner in Cambridge.
A.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 07 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    




Quote from the article:

The fungus is what Tibetans call "summer-grass winter-worm".

It forms when a parasitic fungus hijacks and devours the bodies of ghost moth larvae that have burrowed into the alpine soil for up to five years.

It then steers their bodies to the surface so it can spread its spores.



skedone



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 07 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ouch and bing what are u eating ........ or should i not ask lol p.s sorry to hi jack the thread but what game u hooked on at mo mate

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