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Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus
SFGate.com ^ | 3/31/13 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/31/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.

Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning.

The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch ..

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: fleacircus; freezing; german; globalcooling; weather
bbbrrrr baby brrr.. the show must go on.. where's peta ? the un?
1 posted on 03/31/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

They should check with the Occupy crowd. Lots of fleas there.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: NormsRevenge

we need that Freeze in florida!

We have a flea circus year round.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I bet it’s hard to whip those little suckers into shape.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmm...how does one “train” fleas?


5 posted on 03/31/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll; NormsRevenge
Hmm...how does one “train” fleas? there is a app for that..
6 posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: stillonaroll

You have to start from scratch.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 3:48:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tax-chick

ping to potential undead


8 posted on 03/31/2013 3:49:04 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: stillonaroll

“Hmm...how does one “train” fleas?”

By employing the EBT method


9 posted on 03/31/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: stillonaroll

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine-articles/flea-circuses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flea_circus


10 posted on 03/31/2013 3:49:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NormsRevenge

sounds like satire


11 posted on 03/31/2013 3:51:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

see how funny a headline can be?

lol


12 posted on 03/31/2013 3:51:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: stillonaroll

I saw a flea circus in Atlantic City when I was a kid. From what I remember, it starts with putting a thin wire around their neck, and it takes about a week. They don’t realy do much but juggle and kick a styrofoam pellet around. They had a Ben Hur type chariot race set up too with two little fleas pulling each tiny wire chariot around the track with another flea inside.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 3:53:21 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: laplata

Must be tiny whips.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 3:56:25 PM PDT by nomad
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To: NormsRevenge

P.T. Flea isn't going to be happy about this.

15 posted on 03/31/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge
Is this a flea? Really?


16 posted on 03/31/2013 4:00:23 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: NormsRevenge

I bet the ownbers are now itching to scratch out something new to infest in.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 4:02:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t know how any human being could have enough self-control NOT to click on that headline! :-)


18 posted on 03/31/2013 4:03:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late!)
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To: NormsRevenge

My cat is ROFLOL.

All the dogs in Germany are scheduling a parade.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 4:08:13 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s April 1 in Germany by now.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


21 posted on 03/31/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

lol


22 posted on 03/31/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: nomad

1/16th of an inch, max.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

How cruel, SAVE THE FLEAS!


24 posted on 03/31/2013 4:35:06 PM PDT by nomad
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To: mkmensinger

Naw, those are Pediculus Humanis Corporis, the ever loving body lice! Or Pthirus PUBIS, care to guess what that is?


25 posted on 03/31/2013 4:39:06 PM PDT by nomad
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To: NormsRevenge
Peta loves this "natural control" of fleas.

Dogs everywhere are ecstatic!!

However....one little runt is obsessed with the possibility that he may be put into a freezer to get rid of his fleas "naturally" and won't stop howling.

26 posted on 03/31/2013 4:48:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

They frooze? Weren’t they wearing fur coats?


27 posted on 03/31/2013 4:48:44 PM PDT by chickenlips (Is Reince Priebus really PeeWee Herman?)
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To: nomad

How cruel, SAVE THE FLEAS!


You should see the whips they use on the Sand Fleas.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 4:54:35 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: NormsRevenge

Flea circuses are almost always a sort of pantomime act reminiscent of vaudeville.... no real fleas, just someone using various tricks and slight-of-hand to give the illusion of performing fleas.

Charlie Chaplin was masterful at presenting a fictitious flea circus act.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 6:35:35 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Darksheare

Animal Kingdom Global Warming Weirdness ...

Tomorrow is April, you know.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 6:51:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: laplata

Ah, but I heard the sand fleas like to be tied up first!


31 posted on 03/31/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Ok - That was so funny it made me sign in just to say “Bravo.”

Well played.

32 posted on 03/31/2013 6:52:42 PM PDT by Fry
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To: nomad

As long as the knots are not too tight.


33 posted on 03/31/2013 8:22:14 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: NormsRevenge

34 posted on 03/31/2013 8:26:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: laplata

Or they know the safe word.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 9:23:19 PM PDT by nomad
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