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Over 200 Dead Bodies on Mount Everest
http://sometimes-interesting.com/2011/06/29/over-200-dead-bodies-on-mount-everest/ ^ | June 29, 2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 11/29/2012 5:45:33 PM PST by Daffynition

Mount Everest has claimed the lives of over 216 known mountain climbers in recorded history. The area above 26,000 feet is called “the Death Zone”, where breathing fresh oxygen from canisters is necessary for all but the most experienced climbers. The atmospheric pressure is about a third of that at sea level, so there is about one third the amount of oxygen to breathe. The air is so thin, recovery of bodies is impossible. As such, many victims lay where they took their last breath.

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* May the climbers who have perished on Mount Everest rest in peace. *


1 posted on 11/29/2012 5:45:42 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

When you climb up, throw the bodies off the mountain... use a parachute for the females

simple.

*cough*


2 posted on 11/29/2012 5:51:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Like a battlefield site, preserved forever in the chill air, casualties on display to serve as a warning to all who attempt the climb.

It’s an ascent attempted by many semi-qualified climbers these days, but it can go very, very bad and very, very quickly.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Daffynition

You want to know why I climb mountains? Because they’re there, that’s why! That and my stupid jet pack won’t work.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 5:53:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GeronL

Why a parachute for the female?


5 posted on 11/29/2012 6:01:14 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: blueunicorn6; Daffynition; GeronL

SHEET. I’ve buried more than that in your backyards.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 6:04:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

We were making the final ascent when suddenly, the Abominable Snowman jumped out and grabbed one of the Sherpas and tore him in half! Thinking quickly, I immediately dropped to my hands and knees and began to imitate the only known predator of the Abominable Snowman....The Black Angus Cow! I mooed at the blighter a couple of times and started chewing my cud. He immediately retreated into a cave. Surprisingly, half of the Sherpa was still alive and you know the old saying, “Half a Sherpa is better than none”, so we continued on fighting the Spitting Cobras and Crocodiles.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:07:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Your story sounds photoshopped.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 6:09:39 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: bigheadfred

And ate near as many as was buried, hey?

Bighead need a big meal!


9 posted on 11/29/2012 6:13:56 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: bigheadfred

I wondered why the backyard was all tore up. I thought it was the cable company. I guess this means I won’t be watching Cartoon Network after all.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:14:18 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Daffynition

I am not a young man. I graduated from high school in 1961. One of my classmates climbed Everest in 2010. He’s in great shape for a guy my age.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 6:17:13 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

To soothe my conscience. :p


12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:18:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blueunicorn6

The Cartoon Network. Who the F*** wants to watch anything from the MSM?


13 posted on 11/29/2012 6:18:45 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: blueunicorn6

lol


14 posted on 11/29/2012 6:19:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Only the young ones. Finger licking good.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:20:03 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: GeronL
Oh tsch. That lot wanted the vote, so they can go down the mountain without parachutes same as everybody else!

One likes to be a gentleman of course, but when push comes to shove if I don't get a parachute ain't nobody does!

16 posted on 11/29/2012 6:23:41 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Yardstick

Why, my story is as true as Obama saying he did everything he could for the Americans in Benghazi! You have besmirched me and Susan Rice’s honor! And you know what they say about Susan Rice’s honor.....she has as much honor as Saudi Arabia has Mormon missionaries.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 6:24:33 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Explains how they make these:


18 posted on 11/29/2012 6:25:30 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Maybe someone can built a zipline from the top?


19 posted on 11/29/2012 6:29:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: righttackle44

You graduated from high school in 1961? That makes you what, about 30? I would have graduated from high school but math kept tripping me up.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 6:29:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cvengr

Sherpa Lining is people!!...


21 posted on 11/29/2012 6:30:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cvengr

Whenever I had gloves like that, they would always get wet and suck.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 6:31:12 PM PST by BRK
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To: blueunicorn6

At least Susan Rice can grow hair.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 6:31:23 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Cvengr

Poor old Mishmush....they made him into gloves. Well, you have to hand it to him.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 6:35:03 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: righttackle44
Not on my bucket list....I hate waiting in long lines..................anywhere.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 6:36:58 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: blueunicorn6

26 posted on 11/29/2012 6:41:46 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
Don't Move!

Everything that glitters

27 posted on 11/29/2012 6:43:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition
Speaking of climbing take a moment to ponder this 90 minute ascent .
28 posted on 11/29/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Daffynition

Bill and Hillary have more victims than that.


29 posted on 11/29/2012 6:46:13 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; al baby
Now I know where they find this....


30 posted on 11/29/2012 6:49:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fightin Whitey; bigheadfred
WWHLD or

What Would Hannibal Lector Do

31 posted on 11/29/2012 6:49:59 PM PST by BipolarBob (Never lick a gift horse in the mouth.)
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To: Daffynition

Neat ant farm. Is that bleached flour instead of dirt?

Seriously,....surviving ‘mount obawmuh’ may be an equally dangerous experience.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 6:52:08 PM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: bigheadfred

And she walks like Dick Butkus but I could still take her in five rounds after she wore out her hands on my face.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 6:55:47 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cvengr

“Explains how they make these:”

Well, first they collect the dead females that were parachuted off of Everest. You see, they are made by Sherpas and not of Sherpas.

Which leads me to believe there is some conspiracy going on.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 6:57:43 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: GeronL

Now there’s a job for Harry Reid....deboning pork rectums while he’s inverted. I see they also get inspected....that’s Nancy Pelosi’s job.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 6:59:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

She DOES walk like Dick Butkus! Thanks for pinning that down. But if she got past your knees after five, hey, what?


36 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: blueunicorn6

lol


37 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BipolarBob; Fightin Whitey
What Would Hannibal Lector Do

Sometimes you have to go down to go up.

38 posted on 11/29/2012 7:03:00 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

But when the Messiah comes (and i don’t mean Obamessiah) they’ll be closer to Heaven than the rest of us!


39 posted on 11/29/2012 7:03:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Daffynition
I know I'm gonna be slammed for this but my opinion is...NO SYMPATHY.There's a reason why I've never jumped out of an airplane,driven 100MPH on I-95 or attempted to climb Everest..it's DANGEROUS!
40 posted on 11/29/2012 7:13:49 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: GeronL

Of all the awful headlines to read, this is one of the funniest threads I’ve seen all year!


41 posted on 11/29/2012 7:21:16 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Daffynition

More dead bodies in the pet cemetery in my backyard


42 posted on 11/29/2012 7:25:18 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Daffynition

Don’t worry. Global warming will soon melt Mount E’s snow and the bodies will all slide down to basecamp.


43 posted on 11/29/2012 7:25:23 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

this thread is humorous ping


44 posted on 11/29/2012 7:53:52 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Daffynition

The dead must be cold up there!


45 posted on 11/29/2012 7:56:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Baynative

Murphy comes to mind.


46 posted on 11/29/2012 8:34:29 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: GeronL

Which reminds...the McRib is on sale.


47 posted on 11/29/2012 8:40:57 PM PST by twister881
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To: Daffynition

Read ‘Into thin air’ and was fascinated.

You have to respect the mountain.

Well, that and fork over a heft price to get into this ‘club’ and then that’s it. Seemingly not a lot of background, just the dough, and you’re in.

What’s the point? To brag you climbed Mt Everest? Or to have your relatives brag you’re buried on top of Mt Everest.

Isn’t it funny. It’s named Mt. EVER REST...

I say find another hobby.


48 posted on 11/29/2012 8:46:51 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Baynative

That made me so nervous!


49 posted on 11/29/2012 9:41:23 PM PST by Melpomene (Proud member of the Who Dat nation.)
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To: Daffynition
Fascinating story and pics. What a bunch of Darwin candidates. I like how somebody put a teddy-bear next to one of them women who died. So cute and sweet. :-P As they were freezing to death, I wonder if the visions of a nice cozy fireplace and a cup of hot chocolate passed in their minds?
50 posted on 11/29/2012 10:18:34 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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