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Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
completely out of context on 04/05/2012 15:05:41 MDT Print View

Reading BPL daily has re-wired by brain's dictionary

I was reading up on infectious diseases, wiki page for E.Coli in particular.

Escherichia coli [1] commonly abbreviated E. coli) is a is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium

First thought is: wow! Gram negative on the gear list.
Second thought is: what? that doesn't make sense.
Third thought is: hmm may be diarrhea makes you lose weight, so its gram-negative.

There's a reason why I do not work in the medical field. Not good at it haha.

so if your gear is too heavy, get infected with E.Coli to lighten your load.

Do I really need to follow this up with a "Smiley face" or a "Just kidding"?

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: completely out of context on 04/05/2012 19:21:32 MDT Print View

Maybe it is gas filled and lighter than air and therefore gram negative.

I once knew a guy named Gram. Not sure what his last name was.

I like this gram negative phrase. Seems like a good thing to ask people and see what comes back (e.g. first date "are you gram negative?")

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: completely out of context on 04/05/2012 19:33:09 MDT Print View

Speaking of negative... there's also 'negative impact' hiking -- meaning picking up more trash than you leave behind (if any). :)

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: completely out of context on 04/05/2012 19:41:23 MDT Print View

Taking trace

(Funny but it is Gram not gram)

Edited by asdzxc57 on 04/05/2012 19:44:12 MDT.