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Old 12-22-2007   #1
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Word of the day

ok,it's been boring lately.have been reading alot of old kayak mags in the bathtub.I came across an article about tidal bores,specifically the PORORCA[SP] on the Amazon,it goes inland something like 125 miles and is popular with surfers and some kayakers.Besides getting trashed and piranhas one hazzard is some mini catfish that is URINOPHILIC,no that doesn't mean it likes golden showers ,or maybe it does.I'm an avid xenophile,but a freakin' URINOPHILE,GIMME A BREAK.Apparently this little bastard swims up your urethra and causes extreme pain and possible amputation[everybody has heard of something like this but I always thought it was an old wives tale].In laymens terms,the thing goes up your johnson and they might have to whack it off,and not in a good way,HOLY CRAP!I think I'll pass on that run.Like I said it's been boring,unless this happened to one of you,lets hear about it ,or not.

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Old 12-22-2007   #2
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Are you referring to the parasitic nematode?

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Old 12-22-2007   #3
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Saw a special where some guys were surfing this and they were wearing special shorts to keep those suckers out. Sounded like a very bad thing.
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Old 12-22-2007   #4
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the bore phenominon is called the pororoca.

the fish / parasitic bastard is called the candiru. checkit:
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candiru are mean little bugers be careful not to get one of them up there.
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