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Splatometer Results In

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the kills-bugs-dead dept.

Science 6

Ximbiot writes "The results from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds's "splatometer" are in. BBC news has the scoop. The "splatometer" was featured in this earlier /. article."

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Poor headline (3, Funny)

alefbet (518838) | more than 9 years ago | (#10344278)

This headline doesn't match the story very well.
"Splatometer Results In"
What does a splatometer result in?

"milometer"? (5, Funny)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10344524)

"milometer"? What kind of abuse of the English language is that? The proper term is "odometer". Cannot these Englishmen speak English?

And I invite them to drive through southcentral Kansas in the summer - we need no puny "splatometer" - we need an "thudometer":

June Bug - THUD
Grasshopper - THUD
Cicada - THUD

And then you find that by some quirk of biochemistry, these bugs seem to be converting plant sap into some form of epoxy resin that resists removal, even with 1600PSI hot water and surfactant.

Re:"milometer"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10346778)

Don't they use metric in the UK? So shouldn't it be "kilometerometer"?

Re:"milometer"? (2, Funny)

Alsee (515537) | about 10 years ago | (#10347308)

I invite them to drive through southcentral Kansas in the summer - we need no puny "splatometer" - we need an "thudometer":

June Bug - THUD
Grasshopper - THUD
Cicada - THUD


Oh yeah? I invite them to drive through cockroach-central in New York City. Have you ever heard a truck axle snap?

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I don't like their mission (3, Funny)

silicon not in the v (669585) | more than 9 years ago | (#10344550)

By repeating the survey in the future, we may be able to detect, for example, whether wildlife-friendly gardening and the new national agri-environment schemes are helping to
raise numbers of this crucial component of our wildlife.
geez, don't help them do this.

slashdot storm warning! (1)

roadrunnerro (800862) | more than 9 years ago | (#10345148)

I have a feeling the rspb.org.uk might go splat! then they'll have another thing to scoop&scrape...
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