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80,000lbs of Walnuts Purloined In Northern California

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the that's-a-lot-of-baklava dept.

Crime 127

Penurious Penguin writes "While not quite as epic or bitter as losing 600 barrels of maple syrup — in two separate heists, 80,000lbs of walnuts have been stolen in Northern California since last week. The heist was discovered after the walnuts failed to reach their destinations in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX. If you happen to see a large man (approximately 6' 2") driving a white semi-trailer and munching on $300,000 worth of walnuts, it may be the villain. Officers with highly trained squirrels have yet to be posted at interstate weigh-stations."

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That's nutty! (3, Funny)

java_dev (894898) | about 2 years ago | (#41849793)

Thank you, I'll be here all week!

Re:That's nutty! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849889)

That's too bad because that joke was just lame, dude. Here's one that's lame but not as much:

What kind of man with a thick Russian accent and stands 6'2 would steal 80,000 pounds of walnuts?

A real nutjob!

Paulie Walnuts (3, Interesting)

dsavitsk (178019) | about 2 years ago | (#41850067)

From Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] ; "Paulie got his nickname 'Paulie Walnuts' due to hijacking a truck in the early 1990s which he believed to be filled with television-sets, but only contained walnuts."

Re:Paulie Walnuts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850125)

Sopranos, nuts, it's beginning to make sense.

Re:Paulie Walnuts (5, Informative)

thej1nx (763573) | about 2 years ago | (#41850455)

I know the next big heist that is going to happen. Tonnes of salt is about to go missing next!

How do I know this, you ask? That is because, I have deciphered the nefarious plans of this master-villain!

He is making a lifetime-supply of maple glazed walnuts!!!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/maple-glazed-walnuts-recipe/index.html [foodnetwork.com]

Re:Paulie Walnuts (1)

BrentRBrian (582948) | about 2 years ago | (#41851355)

Bravo

THAT'S A LOT OF NUTS! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850393)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7W3gd7gJUw

Re:That's nutty! (3, Funny)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#41850489)

...and I will be somewhere else...

Re:That's nutty! (1)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#41852065)

Let's just say there is a group of very clever squirrels who are definitely not going to be hungry this winter.

Squirrels EVOLVING!

Sometimes you feel like a nut.... (0)

starcraftsicko (647070) | about 2 years ago | (#41849805)

Crackers.

Ok.. Seriously!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849809)

Who would you go to to fence something like that?

Local farmer's market ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849899)

The load has been subdivided, subdivided again, ... and eventually small quantities show up at local farmer's markets across California.

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (1)

ozmanjusri (601766) | about 2 years ago | (#41849951)

Apple.

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (1)

Pseudonym (62607) | about 2 years ago | (#41850161)

Waldorf iSalad. You heard it here first.

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (2)

hutsell (1228828) | about 2 years ago | (#41849995)

Who would you go to to fence something like that?

No fencing required; obviously this a conspiracy. Here's a quote from The Straightdope:

"Authorities believe the culprit is the same person who also picked up another load of walnuts days earlier from Los Molinos. Those walnuts were intended for Texas, but also disappeared."

Is it an agent working for China, the largest producer of walnuts, next being the U,.S., wanting to control the Great Paper Tiger?
Could it be someone trying to beat the commodities market pricing for walnuts, to cover a loss or to make a profit?

If it turns out to be either one of those, I will ... laugh-out-loud.

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (2)

jd2112 (1535857) | about 2 years ago | (#41850021)

"Authorities believe the culprit is the same person who also picked up another load of walnuts days earlier from Los Molinos. Those walnuts were intended for Texas, but also disappeared."

Good. There's enough nuts in Texas already. At least they weren't headed to California.

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (3, Funny)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about 2 years ago | (#41850051)

I find it suspicious that your UID ( hutsell ) is merely an "n" away from a permuted nutshell. Who are you working for?

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (1)

jkflying (2190798) | about 2 years ago | (#41850751)

No, even worse. nutsell obviously means he is the one who stole them and is now trying to sell the walnuts!

Re:Ok.. Seriously!! (1)

peragrin (659227) | about 2 years ago | (#41851205)

The same group that stole hundreds of thousands of gallons of maple syrup from the Canadian strategic reserve?

Folks I believe there is a new supervillian out there. and he is after our food.

knock, knock (4, Funny)

badford (874035) | about 2 years ago | (#41849813)

who's there?

Walnut.

Walnut Who?

Walnut too strong, don't lean on t.

(hahahahaha. I crack myself up. get it? walnut? *crack* myself up? come on! )

I smell onions? (2)

drcheap (1897540) | about 2 years ago | (#41849837)

What is this place, The Onion?

Okay, so maybe it really did happen...why the F is it on ./?

Nerds could care less about a truckload of nuts.

Re:I smell onions? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849853)

How about you suck on these nuts then, faggot.

Re:I smell onions? (1)

mrclisdue (1321513) | about 2 years ago | (#41851053)

...why the F is it on ./?

...meanwhile, in a cheetosbag-strewn basement...

How about you suck on these nuts then, faggot.

Understand now?

cheers,

Re:I smell onions? (2)

drcheap (1897540) | about 2 years ago | (#41849863)

./

lol
oops

Might as well be called that anyway ;)

"Dotslash, news about nuts, not that it matters."

Re:I smell onions? (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about 2 years ago | (#41849959)

./

You have to type ./ in the nut directory to execute the script ;)

Re:I smell onions? (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | about 2 years ago | (#41849927)

Nerds could care less about a truckload of nuts.

Alright, I understand. If not for the two maple syrup stories recently posted on /., I probably would have let this one go. But I'm a sucker for humor and enjoyed the commentary from the syrup stories, so I thought I'd submit it.

Re:I smell onions? (2)

ThatsMyNick (2004126) | about 2 years ago | (#41849987)

It is a good article to submit to slashdot. Everyone can use a good laugh. I would have expected the editors to have posted it in idle, rather than YRO though.

Re:I smell onions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850493)

Yeah, seriously. YRO? Do I have a right to walnuts? Or these walnuts were online? It just makes no sense at all.

One might even say putting it in YRO is nuts, and then the horrible metajoke reveals itself.

I felt a great disturbance in the force, as though millions of voices groaned aloud in pun-agony and were suddenly silenced.

Re:I smell onions? (1)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | about 2 years ago | (#41850313)

Alright, I understand. If not for the two maple syrup stories recently posted on /., I probably would have let this one go. But I'm a sucker for humor and enjoyed the commentary from the syrup stories, so I thought I'd submit it.

That's not all: fuck walnuts. Maple syrup is AWESOME, and walnuts suck. Maple trees are also some of the most beautiful and varied, while walnut trees (especially black walnuts, no racism or parallels to humans intended) are a bunch of fucking parasites that grow damn near everywhere you don't want them to, shit rocks all over your property, and will sprout up right next to desirable trees and attempt to choke them out.

More maple syrup stories are a-okay, but the next time I see a story about walnuts on /. I'm switching to reddit. Please, don't make me do it.

Re:I smell onions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850607)

Fuck & You

Black Walnut ice cream is awesome.

Walnuts on brownies? Proof of divinity.

Can anybody hate Walnut Honey Shrimp? Improssibru!

Don't even get me started on the Walnut-chocolate combinations out there... and OOOHHH! Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake..... delicious.

Maple is pretty good, and pairs well with bacon, but seriously... walnuts FTW.

Re:I smell onions? (1)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | about 2 years ago | (#41850847)

Black walnut trees are so valuable thieves sometimes steal them with helicopters, believe it or not.

Walnuts are nice in ice cream, too.

Re:I smell onions? (5, Funny)

king neckbeard (1801738) | about 2 years ago | (#41850079)

Between this and the maple syrup theft, there is obviously a comic book supervillain on the loose. Thus, it's comic book news, which is news for nerds.

Re:I smell onions? (2)

AK Marc (707885) | about 2 years ago | (#41850463)

When 100,000 gallons of pancake mix is stolen, we know he's trying to take over the world with walnut pancake robots.

Re:I smell onions? (1)

chrismcb (983081) | about 2 years ago | (#41850675)

I'm guessing someone is trying to set a world record with the largest walnut waffle

Re:I smell onions? (1)

Pseudonym Authority (1591027) | about 2 years ago | (#41850729)

This is clearly a copy cat. This is simply too much like the time Lex Luthor stole 40 cakes [google.com] for it to be someone with an original idea.

Re:I smell onions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850085)

Yep. News about this sort of NUT would be OK on Slashdot: http://www.networkupstools.org/ [networkupstools.org]

Stolen walnuts no, unless it's done in a very very interesting or spectacular manner, or in an epic scale.

The maple syrup one is somewhat interesting because it was a huge amount (in absolute quantity and also relative to the market supply), so in theory us nerd types could have more interesting discussions on how to steal such large amounts (and get away with it).

Whereas this stupid nut job is just two truck loads.

  It's news if he does 100 truck loads (then it approaches the scale of the maple syrup heist - with the difference that the theft already got detected).

Re:I smell onions? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850153)

Let me connect it for you.

Walnuts are found at Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek is where CDROM.com was located.

CDROM.com was the number one source of Linux distros when Slashdot.org was founded.

Ergo...the crime was committed by none other than Linus Torvalds.

Stinks of tree fruit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850169)

You didn't know? For some reason nerds [wikipedia.org] really [wordpress.com] like [yelp.com] walnuts. [merchantcircle.com]

Re:I smell onions? (1)

stephanruby (542433) | about 2 years ago | (#41850235)

Okay, so maybe it really did happen...why the F is it on ./?
Nerds could care less about a truckload of nuts.

What are you talking about? A Russian man-in-the-middle attack on Nothern California's broken super highways? This has Slashdot written all over it.

Plus, this happened twice in the space of two days. This is either an inside job, or the correct purchase numbers were obtained through social engineering. Of course, the inside job theory is probably the most likely scenario, but to us Slashdoters, the possible Social engineering aspect of the theft will be the only interesting part (even if that's not what really happened).

Re:I smell onions? (1)

sumdumass (711423) | about 2 years ago | (#41850811)

Perhaps inside job means infected computer giving remote access via bot net which got the PO numbers and this is a test run for more expensive items? It would be interesting if some of these infections with no apparent payload was for this purpose.

Re:I smell onions? (2)

Artifakt (700173) | about 2 years ago | (#41850331)

You put this together with the theft from Canada's Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve and it starts forming a pattern, a pattern that says, to the trained eye, that these are steps in some mad scheme, some mad scheme which will eventually show itself to the general public in the form of gigantic robotic myrmidons armed with razor edged walnut waffle of death dispensers on every street corner as some spurious "Doctor" or "Professor" hijacks the media to present his ultimatum to the good people of Apple-Pie-ville and the rest of the world. That's news for nerds in a nutshell, baby!

Recipe's third ingredient exposes dastardly plan (4, Informative)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about 2 years ago | (#41850587)

There are too many possible recipes that use maple syrup and walnuts. It may, however, be possible, to infer what the evil villain's dastardly plan once we learn what the third batch ingredient heist is.

If it had involved eight large tankers of oil (one each of lime, cassia oil, lemon oil, nutmeg oil, coriander oil, neroli oil, and lavendar oil, plus 3 tankers of food grade gum arabic , then there plans would be obvious:

They're planning on making industrial quantities of Open Cola [wikipedia.org] , and they know all of the ingredients of the GPL'ed recipe for open cola from [wikipedia.org] OpenCola. Next they'll be stealing a large tanker of vinegar and a large truck with calcium-carbonate in order to create the vast quantities of fizzy water to reconstitute with the syrup.

Re:Recipe's third ingredient exposes dastardly pla (1)

Another, completely (812244) | about 2 years ago | (#41850645)

Sugar and cream. The goal is clearly maple walnut ice cream. I just can't work out why. Where is Adam West when we need him?

The cream will be last because it spoils, so watch out for a massive sugar heist next.

Ice Cream (1)

JakartaDean (834076) | about 2 years ago | (#41850845)

Maybe not the walnuts themselves, but the pattern is emerging... Maple Syrup, Walnuts, next we'll see sugar missing, then cream. Look for a back-of-the-woods monster ice cream maker and someone's gonna corner the market on maple walnut ice cream, one of my favorites. Won't someone think of the children...

Re:I smell onions? (3, Informative)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 2 years ago | (#41850885)

Nerds could care less about a truckload of nuts.

So they do care, then?

Re:I smell onions? (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | about 2 years ago | (#41852219)

Meh, they are just too lazy to care less.

Re:I smell onions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851483)

my snackbox on the desk begs to differ

Re:I smell onions? (1)

dywolf (2673597) | about 2 years ago | (#41851805)

I care. Walnuts are one of the bigger crops of northern california. Now it maybe should be posted under the "idle" category, but still. It doesnt have to be all circuits all day. erally imo I care more about this than the constant posts about google/samsung/motorloa all suing each other (oh look, another lawsuit...and in other non-news, humans breathe air"). that stuff is barely relevant to me and imo is more suitable for a lawyer site.

Hey i know the guy who did this! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849839)

His wife is a real nutcracker.

Keep this shit off of slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849841)

Please?

Re:Keep this shit off of slashdot (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about 2 years ago | (#41850025)

Eh, many nerds do consider nuts after years of no GF.

Where in the world... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849845)

...is Carmen Sandiago?

Seized in the name of (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849867)

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the talking Walnut!

This is modern terrorism. (4, Funny)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | about 2 years ago | (#41849875)

Hitting America where it hurts....the nuts.

Re:This is modern terrorism. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849925)

haha, If only I had mod points.

Rocky and Bullwinkle will save us! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850011)

We need to appeal to their talent for finding what was once lost. They can team up with Department of Homeland Security, from their new insane asylum headquarters (St. Elizabeth's Hospital [wikipedia.org] ), to locate the missing Freedom Walnuts, and save Democracy in time for the election. Please Rocky and Bullwinkle, save us!

Re:This is modern terrorism. (2)

jaymzter (452402) | about 2 years ago | (#41850053)

Sounds like a hard nut to crack. Especially since there seems to be a wave of sorts going on:

Eight people were arrested Friday morning for attempting to steal 700 pounds of walnuts from an orchard west of Porterville, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said.

About 10 a.m. the sheriff's department received a call about a theft in progress at the corner of Avenue 152 and Road 208 and arrived in time to stop the would-be walnut robbers. The walnuts were recovered at the orchard. Some were already loaded in three vehicles, the sheriff's department said.

The owner said he did not give anyone permission to remove walnuts from his orchard. They were valued at $1,020.

Re:This is modern terrorism. (2)

sconeu (64226) | about 2 years ago | (#41850193)

Damn, all these jokes just write themselves, don't they.

Unfortunately, they were written by slashdotters instead.

not stolen (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849913)

These nuts weren't stolen... north California? These nuts HATCHED.

Answer: Al Gore! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849921)

Since ditching his wife and kids he is now attempting to corner the Walnut Market ... he has already cornered and usurped the 'Fruit Cake Nut' Market.

8D

Squirrels... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849937)

"...Officers with highly trained nut sniffing squirrels have yet to be posted at interstate weigh-stations."
HTH
FTFY!

c is for cookie (1)

xpatch (1188047) | about 2 years ago | (#41849943)

it's gotta be a large maple walnut cookie in the works, stake out farms they are sure to hit them next

Re:c is for cookie (1)

jamstar7 (694492) | about 2 years ago | (#41850113)

it's gotta be a large maple walnut cookie in the works, stake out farms they are sure to hit them next

Or, walnut pancakes [about.com] . Goes perfectly with that missing maple syrup.

Can't find a conspiracy there? Seriously, you're just not trying hard enough!!

Re:c is for cookie (1)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | about 2 years ago | (#41850267)

Goes perfectly with that missing maple syrup.

BLASPHEMER! You just may burn in hell for wasting perfectly good maple ambrosia on food contaminated with walnuts. But I guess you have to add a little bit of heaven to anything containing walnuts if you are to choke it down, so I hope you don't in fact burn in hell.

Don't be fooled (1)

paiute (550198) | about 2 years ago | (#41849961)

They just look like walnuts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcOsuV_gmc [youtube.com]

Re:Don't be fooled (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41849979)

She doesn't look 6' 2", but she might drive a white truck.

Re:Don't be fooled (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851691)

That was my first thought as well. But then again, I _live_ in Walnut Creek, where men have no thumbs, and women have eyes in the back of their heads.
    BTW, I've been here since 1966; I remember when there were still walnuts and a creek.

Not gonna happen... (1)

aurashift (2037038) | about 2 years ago | (#41849977)

As the only owner of highly trained squirrels in the country I've had bad experiences working with Californian law enforcement and refuse to do business with them again.

They can try to get some squirrel worker visas from India or the Philippines, but the paperwork is absolutely atrocious and the squirrels only speak broken english. I wish them the best though.

Oh NUTS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850069)

How many nuts can this put in his mouth at once?

I get da nuts... (1)

JohnPerkins (243021) | about 2 years ago | (#41850127)

I get da nuts! I just need a little more time, Squeezle.

Fruit Thieves (4, Interesting)

ShakaUVM (157947) | about 2 years ago | (#41850145)

A friend of mine owns 50 acres in the Central Valley. He used to grow citrus on it to pay the property tax on it.

Then one morning he gets a call, heads out to the farm, finds all 50 acres had been harvested in the middle of the night.

Across the street, there were some pretty ballsy guys selling what were very likely his oranges. The cops didn't do anything ("Can you prove they're your oranges?"). He just wanted to hire them to harvest his farm for next year - it took his normal contract labor something like a week to do the same job.

Sell them? (1)

Billly Gates (198444) | about 2 years ago | (#41850219)

... and where exactly are you going to sell them? Craigslist?

A good start (3, Funny)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | about 2 years ago | (#41850225)

Man, I hate me some walnuts. They don't add anything to the food they are used in, they get stuck in my teeth, and they taste bitter. I wish somebody would steal ALL of them, and get into a huge fireball of a wreck on the highway (with no one hurt, of course). Now, if this were about pecans I might actually give a shit. Pecan pie season is upon us!

BTW, I saw a couple of pretty shady looking squirrels apparently making some sort of deal this morning.

Re:A good start (1)

Type44Q (1233630) | about 2 years ago | (#41851679)

Man, I hate me some walnuts. They don't add anything to the food they are used in, they get stuck in my teeth, and they taste bitter. I wish somebody would steal ALL of them, and get into a huge fireball of a wreck on the highway (with no one hurt, of course).

You know, if you detest them that much, you don't have to keep eating them... :)

Re:A good start (1)

dywolf (2673597) | about 2 years ago | (#41851819)

if they're bitter they're not ripe and were picked too soon. a good ripe one is almost buttery. mmmm

It's obvious... (3, Funny)

SeaFox (739806) | about 2 years ago | (#41850237)

Someone must be planning to get on Santa's good side with a reeaally big plate of cookies.

Be on the lookout for future heists of butter, sugar, flour, raisins, rolled oats in the next few weeks.

Meh! (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | about 2 years ago | (#41850269)

80,000 lbs is peanuts.

Sounds silly but an increasing problem (5, Informative)

caseih (160668) | about 2 years ago | (#41850315)

The theft of bulk food commodities is becoming more and more of a problem with commodity prices climbing. Even in more traditional areas like grains such as wheat. Most farms, if they don't sell or ship off the combine store their grain in bins or silos sometimes for months, and sell it and ship it slowly. Right now I am looking out my window at a row of shiny bins that hold a crop worth between $100k and $200k per bin depending on how much is in the bin (worth that to me; worth ten times that to the company that I grew under contract for). We actually put padlocks on the bottoms of our more expensive crop bins. Won't keep out a very determined thief, but it will hopefully provide a bit of a pause.

Recently a trucker told me he was hauling out of a remote bin for a farmer. Because it was quite hassle to put the auger in the bin to unload, once he was set up he just left it set up, and would come about twice a day for loads. During that time someone came along with a truck and helped themselves to a load. The bin was about 15 tonnes short; exactly one small truck load. So after that he started taking the belts with him, and disabling the auger's engine. Not a lot of money was lost (this was wheat after all... only between $3k and $4k), but not a happy thing for the trucker who had to make up the difference.

So yes, theft happens in bulk, and it can be a lot of money. Sounds funny, or nutty, but still a serious concern.

Re:Sounds silly but an increasing problem (2)

jimicus (737525) | about 2 years ago | (#41850963)

How does a thief get rid of 15 tonnes of grain? Can you just show up at a processor and say "Will you buy this truckload of wheat off me?"?

Re:Sounds silly but an increasing problem (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851093)

easy, you just add it to a larger, legit wheat load that you were about to sell anyway

teh dude just wants to get LAID !!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41850381)

http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/your-health/46441-daily-intake-of-walnut-improves-sperm-quality

but but but... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#41850481)

WHY?

Warluses (1)

antdude (79039) | about 2 years ago | (#41850495)

I thought that said walruses, not walnuts. I should go to sleep. :P

Re:Warluses (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851037)

Walri?

Re:Warluses (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851325)

Walrus'

Police Said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41851185)

The heist was delicious

Those are some high tech nuts! (1)

hubang (692671) | about 2 years ago | (#41851619)

Wow! While I am amused by the theft of 80,000 lbs of nuts, I wonder what it has to do with Slashdot's mandate. Is there some secret walnut sniffing device being deployed? Are they using formerly secret walnut scanners?

Or am I missing something?

Master Plan (1)

MatrixCubed (583402) | about 2 years ago | (#41851741)

1. Steal 600 barrels of maple syrup.
2. Abscond with 36,287.4 kg of walnuts. (Yes, kg. I'm Canadian, you insensitive clod!)
3. ???
4. Profit!

Where to sell? (2)

Arakageeta (671142) | about 2 years ago | (#41852009)

The thief will have to sell the goods on the black walnut market.

lbs? (1)

jaavaaguru (261551) | about 2 years ago | (#41852011)

As a 32 year old, I was never taught what lbs are in relation to kilograms or metric tonnes. According to Google, it's about 36 metric tonnes, for anyone who cares.

Re:lbs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41852153)

thanks, it's weird not having taugh you the unit that most of the world uses except 3 countries.

Purloined?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41852047)

Very good. I haven't heard that verb in a while. Do you mean they absconded with them? Pilfered them all! They better scram and take a powder fast, or they'll end up in the hoosegow.

Easy to find the stash. (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | about 2 years ago | (#41852107)

The last item widely reported as "purloined" was stashed in a cubby hole of the only women who has out smarted the companion of the famous chronicler. So just find the smartest woman in Northern California and shout "fire" within her earshot and look for the place she is running it save it from the fire.

It is elementary. Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the solution.

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