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4th and Long
05-18-2005, 02:19 PM
This has to be one of the oddest things I've seen in a while.
(not counting the 57 Star Wars threads on the main page at the moment.)

http://img274.echo.cx/img274/2644/lionvsmidgets5xp.jpg

I would have bet on the midgets to win. :banghead:

Spicy McHaggis
05-18-2005, 02:21 PM
Obviously they weren't Mini-Ditkas

Douche Baggins
05-18-2005, 02:22 PM
That Lion rocks.

Bwana
05-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Not a good time to be wrong. ROFL

Douche Baggins
05-18-2005, 02:23 PM
Seriously, is the Lion OK?

beer bacon
05-18-2005, 02:24 PM
How many midgets could a giraffe take? I bet a lot.

KC Kings
05-18-2005, 02:24 PM
I hope this doesn't delay the filming of the new Willy Wonka.

BIG_DADDY
05-18-2005, 02:25 PM
Now that's entertainment. YOu gotta give me that link.

HC_Chief
05-18-2005, 02:25 PM
It's a BS story btw

beer bacon
05-18-2005, 02:26 PM
It's a BS story btw

It will always be true...in my heart.

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 02:26 PM
The midgets shouldn't have been wearing antelope-colored uniforms. Big mistake.

Simplex3
05-18-2005, 02:27 PM
They were obviously retarded midgets. Who the f**k gets in a fight with a 500lb cat?

ChiefFripp
05-18-2005, 02:27 PM
Yeah I searched the asian-pacific section of the BBC site. I WANTED it to be true damnit. We need this kind of entertainment in AMerica, just replace midgets with convicted sex offenders and murderers.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:28 PM
Haha... I like the government's take. "Wait... you wanna do what? Uh... okay, but we get a cut."

BIG_DADDY
05-18-2005, 02:30 PM
I searched th sight and couldn't find shit.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:30 PM
Answering the age-old question, "In a battle royal between 42 unarmed little people and an African lion, who would win?"

Heh... age old, indeed.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/a/168793.htm

beer bacon
05-18-2005, 02:31 PM
You all are just being fooled by the Cambodian government. This was going to be the venue for them to once and for all prove that they have the toughest midgets the world has ever seen. Now that is has backfired, they are using their international leverage to cover it up.

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 02:32 PM
It's a BS story btwI don't know whether to be happy for the midgets that don't exist and weren't actually harmed, or disappointed.

KC Kings
05-18-2005, 02:32 PM
Here is the link, http://www.perfect.co.uk/robin/2005/05/lionvsmidgets.htm
Now click more on this story.

beer bacon
05-18-2005, 02:34 PM
I don't know whether to be happy for the midgets that don't exist and weren't actually harmed, or disappointed.

Those midgets died how they lived, fighting wild animals for the pleasure of us normals.

Iowanian
05-18-2005, 02:35 PM
Exactly how short does a Cambodian have to be, to be considered a Cambodian Midget? they're typically about belly button high to a librarian anyway.

4th and Long
05-18-2005, 02:37 PM
Yes kids, the story is fake. I knew that when I posted it.

Before you pelt me with rocks and rotten fruit/produce, just remember 1 thing ...

I got you away from all the Star Wars threads, if only for a brief moment. :)

Goapics1
05-18-2005, 02:37 PM
How funny. I think I am more relieved that this is not a Star Wars story more than anything else.

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 02:39 PM
This brings up a good question. If the average height of a Cambodian is only (for example) 83 percent that of an American, is the definition of midgetry for a Cambodian only 83 percent that of the definition in America? Is it possible to have two people of identical height, yet one is a midget and the other isn't, purely because of the height of those around them?

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 02:41 PM
Here is the link, http://www.perfect.co.uk/robin/2005/05/lionvsmidgets.htm
Now click more on this story.Remember when I made that Sportsline mockup about Gonzo getting arrested?

I'm such a card.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:42 PM
This brings up a good question. If the average height of a Cambodian is only (for example) 83 percent that of an American, is the definition of midgetry for a Cambodian only 83 percent that of the definition in America? Is it possible to have two people of identical height, yet one is a midget and the other isn't, purely because of the height of those around them?
Isn't there some sort of medical condition associated with being a midget? Something they can diagnose... or, is the title based solely on height?

KC Kings
05-18-2005, 02:43 PM
For some reason I find midgets to be the most hilariously funny thing in world. I know it is mean to laugh at a person affected by something out of their control, but I can't help it.

Even worse, it must be hereditary because we were at Chimney Rock, NC in gift shop, when a family of 5 walks in and the Dad is a midget. My son sees him and starts laughing his butt off, pointing at the guy. I was embarassed for the guy, quickly removed my son from the store and gave the talk about making fun of people like a good father should, but deep down inside I wanted to laugh also.

Now I can't even watch Monster Garage in front of the boy because I don't want to be a bad example laughing at that crazy midget, who is the best part of the show.

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 02:43 PM
Those midgets died how they lived, fighting wild animals for the pleasure of us normals.That's a beautiful way to look at it.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:46 PM
Rain Man must be so jealous. That guy started an urban legend without even trying.

Hell, he's trying to fight it even.

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 02:47 PM
Isn't there some sort of medical condition associated with being a midget? Something they can diagnose... or, is the title based solely on height?

Dwarfism is certainly a medical condition, but I don't know about, um, 'midgetism'. Obviously there's a shortage of pituitary activity or something, so maybe it is a medical condition, but at the same time it seems like it would not be a discrete condition. If you're only a pint low, maybe you're 46 inches tall and if you're two pints low you're 29 inches tall. Are both people midgets?

I need to learn more about this.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:51 PM
Dwarfism is certainly a medical condition, but I don't know about, um, 'midgetism'. Obviously there's a shortage of pituitary activity or something, so maybe it is a medical condition, but at the same time it seems like it would not be a discrete condition. If you're only a pint low, maybe you're 46 inches tall and if you're two pints low you're 29 inches tall. Are both people midgets?

I need to learn more about this.
Maybe what I'm traditionally thinking of as a midget is really a dwarf.

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 02:52 PM
David: "Look whether or not Anton is indeed a midget, or a dwarf--"
Alex: "No, he’s a midget."
David: "What’s the difference?"
Alex: "A dwarf is someone who has disproportionately short arms and legs."
David: "Oh, I know the ones."
Alex: "It’s caused by a hormone deficiency."
David: "Yeah… bloody hormones."
Alex: "A midget is still a dwarf, but their arms and legs are in proportion."
Gareth: "So... what’s an elf?"

Douche Baggins
05-18-2005, 02:54 PM
I bet 42 Ewoks would have beaten that Lion.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:55 PM
The internet is a wonderful thing.

Q: What is the definition of dwarfism?

A: Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that.

Q: What are the most common types of dwarfism?

A: By far the most frequently diagnosed cause of short stature is achondroplasia, a genetic condition that results in disproportionately short arms and legs. (The term "disproportionate" is meant only as a point of comparison with people who do not have achondroplasia or any other type of skeletal dysplasia. The arms and legs of a person with achondroplasia are perfectly appropriate for someone with that genetic condition.) The average height of adults with achondroplasia is 4'0". Other genetic conditions that result in short stature include spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), diastrophic dysplasia, pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, and osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). As one might expect from their names, pseudoachondroplasia and hypochondroplasia are conditions that are frequently confused with achondroplasia; diastropic dysplasia occasionally is, too. OI is characterized by fragile bones that fracture easily.

According to information compiled by the Greenberg Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and by the late Lee Kitchens, a past president of LPA, the frequency of occurrence of the most common types of dwarfism is as follows:

1. Achondroplasia (one per 26,000 to 40,000 births)
2. SED (one per 95,000 births)
3. Diastrophic dysplasia (one per 110,000 births)

These conditions are essentially untreatable, although some people with achondroplasia and hypochondroplasia have undergone painful (and controversial) limb-lengthening surgery. LPA's position on limb-lengthening is that it is unnecessary surgery with unknown long-term results, and that it is far more useful to build a dwarf child's self-esteem. (More information below.)

Proportionate dwarfism -- that is, a short-stature condition that results in the arms, legs, trunk, and head being the same size in relation to each other as would be expected with an average-size person -- is often the result of a hormonal deficiency, and may be treated medically.

Although achondroplasia accounts for perhaps 70 percent of all cases of dwarfism, there are approximately 200 diagnosed types, and some individuals with dwarfism never receive a definitive diagnosis.

Q: What is a midget?

A: In some circles, a midget is the term used for a proportionate dwarf. However, the term has fallen into disfavor and is considered offensive by most people of short stature. The term dates back to 1865, the height of the "freak show" era, and was generally applied only to short-statured persons who were displayed for public amusement, which is why it is considered so unacceptable today.

Such terms as dwarf, little person, LP, and person of short stature are all acceptable, but most people would rather be referred to by their name than by a label.

http://www.lpaonline.org/resources_faq.html

And all these years I thought the disproportionately short arms and legs thing was the defining characteristic of a midget... turns out it's a dwarf.

Eh, f*ck it. I'm gonna still call 'em midgets.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 02:56 PM
Heh... this shines a whole new light on Joe C's "I'm not a midget" shit. His whole argument was that he wasn't a midget because he was proportionate. If he wasn't dead now, I'd send him a link to the little people site.

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 02:56 PM
See? See? See? SEE?

THE OFFICE IS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

seclark
05-18-2005, 02:59 PM
"Hakuna (belch) Matata, b@tches"
~simba

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 03:08 PM
Rain Man must be so jealous. That guy started an urban legend without even trying.

Hell, he's trying to fight it even.

I'll give the guy credit. Combining lions, midgets, and Cambodia was a plan that was bound to get his legend a lot of mileage.

However, my urban legend is more believable. It may be taking longer to get off the ground, but once it gets airborne it'll last a lot longer than his.

ENDelt260
05-18-2005, 03:25 PM
Quit deluding yourself, Rain Man. Your UL is more dead than the Match Game.

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 03:27 PM
It's just building a foundation of support. I need to figure out how to get it into a news outlet.

Ultra Peanut
05-18-2005, 03:41 PM
Quit deluding yourself, Rain Man. Your UL is more dead than the Match Game.Harsh.

ChiTown
05-18-2005, 03:44 PM
WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why oh why could they not catch this shit on tape. LMFAO

ROFL

MOhillbilly
05-18-2005, 03:48 PM
WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why oh why could they not catch this shit on tape. LMFAO

ROFL

Maybe cause its fake and never happened.


ya think?:rolleyes:

ChiTown
05-18-2005, 03:53 PM
Maybe cause its fake and never happened.


ya think?:rolleyes:

Oh, come on! You mean they didn't actually have a Govt sanctioned event that put 42 midgets in the pit of death against a nimble man-eating lion? The devil you say.........