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The mineral-detection abilities of Traceeee’s mouth are called into question.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/26/2008 at 08:03 AM
    1. That’s because there are no minerals in protein.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 26 at 08:08 AM • permalink


    1. #1 oops! correction,

      the stuff that is usually in Traceeeeeee’s mouth does contain one mineral, Zinc.


      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 26 at 08:16 AM • permalink


    1. Now I know why Traceeeeeee’s crazy. It’s because she’s drinking seawater:

      Q&A 7.  Is it safe to drink salt water? If so, in what quantities and in what proportions to fresh water?

      Salt water (i.e., seawater) contains about 10.56 grams of sodium per liter. The human kidney can eliminate only about 3 grams per liter of sodium in urine. To rid the body of the excess sodium would require the kidneys to excrete three times as much water as was ingested. Clearly, this leads to rapid desiccation, hemoconcentration, increased blood viscosity, and serious, often fatal, osmotic consequences. In short-do not drink seawater!

      From here.

      Posted by kae on 2008 02 26 at 08:26 AM • permalink


    1. You know we tend to tease geologists in the mining game by calling them “rock lickers”. Tracees taking it a step to far.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 02 26 at 08:28 AM • permalink


    1. #4 mole,

      I would have described Traceeeeeee as more of a rock “crusher”.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 26 at 08:39 AM • permalink


    1. #5,

      With licking tendencies.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 02 26 at 08:41 AM • permalink


    1. It could be the metal taste was due to corroded braces. She might want to check with her orthodontist.

      On the other hand, she might have been swimming out to a dredger with a knife in her teeth, in order to perform some anti-dredging mayhem. Arrrrhh!!

      Posted by paco on 2008 02 26 at 09:03 AM • permalink


    1. All evidence indicates that Tracceeee sleeps with the man of steel and his rod of iron.

      And like other moray eels she possesses a lock jaw.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 26 at 09:37 AM • permalink


    1. Dreging stirs up the uranium, which is probably what she’s tasting.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2008 02 26 at 11:57 AM • permalink


    1. #9, are you sure it wasn’t just the aftertaste of dinner the night before?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 02 26 at 02:11 PM • permalink


    1. rhhardin—unprocessed or depleted?  You can tell by the spicy tang…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 02 26 at 09:26 PM • permalink


    1. I could see you in my goggles.

      Tracee, any self-respecting snorkeller, diver, free-diver uses masks, not goggles.

      Biggles used goggles. Doubtless you flap around in flippers.

      Hey, I just noticed in producing this post, I googled Biggles for Goggles

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 02 26 at 11:28 PM • permalink


  1. The Rhyme of the Ancient Blairiner
    Water, water, every where,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, every where,
    Nor any drop to drink.
    The very deep did rot: O Christ!
    That ever this should Traceee be!
    Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
    Upon the slimy sea.About, about, in reel and rout
    The death-fires danced at night;
    The water, like a witch’s oils,
    Burnt green, and blue and trite.

    Posted by andycanuck on 2008 02 27 at 01:07 AM • permalink