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    ...empathy.

    http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23764/
    (I know it's rather old)

    Scientist have found that if they torture little mice any other mice watching can "feel the others' pain"

    So to re-cap
    That's the way the potato mashes.
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    That's the way the market crashes.
    That's the way the whip lashes.
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    Animals do have feelings too. But I thought everyone knew that.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
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    According to the article mice may have similar minds to humans, this calls for for laboradory experiments
    It's hot in Topeka.

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    I read a while back that the leaves of a rubber plant increase their resistance to electrical current when a live shrimp is dropped into a pan of boiling water which is positioned in the same room as the plant.

    This lead the scientists conducting the experiment to believe that plants can also feel empathy.

    It lead me to believe that the scientists conducting the experiment are almost as mental as the people who paid them to administer such a pointless procedure.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker View Post
    I read a while back that the leaves of a rubber plant increase their resistance to electrical current when a live shrimp is dropped into a pan of boiling water which is positioned in the same room as the plant.

    This lead the scientists conducting the experiment to believe that plants can also feel empathy.

    It lead me to believe that the scientists conducting the experiment are almost as mental as the people who paid them to administer such a pointless procedure.
    that's not very vegetarian of you

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    They tested it on an episode of myhtbusters and concluded it was pish.

    edit: the plants feeling empathy thing

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