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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by FullClip, Nov 17, 2019.
Lots of neat places to visit on this planet, Africa ain't on my list.
800-900 species of cichlids. It is pretty amazing.
This is how we dressed up to handle hydrazine ; RFHCO - Rocket Fuel Handlers Coverall Outfit. What sort of HazMat suits did you guys wear ?
I just pee in the alligators eyes here is Florida; he usually runs off after that.
If he doesn't run off; I just have a meal of BBQ'd alligator bites.
If the boss was around we put on our safety glasses and maybe rubber gloves if we could find them.
Or if the alligator doesn’t run off, he has a meal of your twig and berries.
They were going with a tour. Maybe the ice thing was a generalization for foreign travel. When we toured with our USN stops in foreign countries, they told us to drink wine and avoid water until we got back to the ship. We highly chlorinated any foreign port water we bought when we couldn’t run our evaporators in port.
"Don't go in the water in Africa".
The brother of a lady I know was sent to the Congo with an advisory group. He was an Army Major I believe. He was pulled under swimming in the Congo River and never seen again.
Reminds me of when we took weapons loaded B-52's to Okinawa when they captured the Pueblo. Our crews were restricted to base for a while for a classified mission. Of course tanker guys were free to go downtown. The gate guards could not tell the difference between a tanker guy in civvies and a bomber guy.
Most of our guys, played it straight and never left the base. I know I did. Then the pueblo thing died down and they said, well as long as you guys are up here, we might as well start bombing Vietnam from here also.
For the first few mission briefs, the flight surgeon was in the back of the room handing out what we called 'cement pills'. He said:
"I'm not supposed to give you guys these and let you fly while taking them. But it's either that or ground the whole squadron."
We all had the trots. I know I hit the ground running for a place to go, a few times after a mission. And we had gotten it on base. Before that, the doctors all said, 'you guys get the trots because you go to those bars downtown and drink'.
Schistosomiasis is the most common parasitic disease in the world. Common in all tropical areas: South and Central America (including parts of Mexico), Africa, Asia. It usually penetrates through the skin and the larvae migrate to, most commonly, the liver and infest the hepatic artery and vein. Surgical intervention is usually required (watched a film of surgical removal in college==NOT something you want to have done!)
Wonder if this is a confusion between Schistosomiasis and a Candiru attack?
"What is the Candiru?
The candiru (Vandellia cirrhosa) is a tiny catfish measuring just 3 to 5 cm in length. It is also known as the toothpick fish on account of its slender shape."
They have been known to attack humans through the penis and are reportedly attracted by urine. Five cm would be ~2".
I had the chance to go over to Africa for a 10 day hunt , deal was 14 animals food , place to stay , with a friend and his buddy that lives their , Blair always got the 14 kills . I just never wanted to go . 5000 for the whole trip with air fare was a good deal , not my cup of tea .
I had a leech attach itself to my scrotum while I took a dip in a picturesque waterfall in Borneo last year.
I didn't even know I was bleeding until I got back to where a forest ranger pointed it out to me. He told me sometimes leeches enter a woman's v*g***a but to his knowledge they don't enter inside a man's penis. That bit of good news didn't help my embarrassment during the long bus ride back to civilization. Didn't hurt, I'm glad to say, but I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. Most likely the blood thinner medication I take only added to the leech's anti-coagulant.
PS: GT filter allows the "p" word but not the "v" word. Discrimination, pure and simple.
Should not have been all that tough for the guards to tell you guys apart.
I always heard B-52 bomber crews clanked when you walked.
Speaking of filters, I see the picture of the waterfall, but above that is a big red " X ".
Please, please don't tell me that was a picture of your scrotum.
Hunting trips in South Africa can be a great experience!
Just avoid activities you could do at home more safely ( Eating strange looking food, hookers, playing with snakes, swimming in lakes etc...)
Back when I was in high school I worked at a pool.
If someone pooped in the pool, the management would scoop the poop out of the water with a net, shock the pool with chlorine, and then re-open the pool the next day with the same water.
They didn't even drain the pool and refill it.
They claimed that most pools follow the same procedure they do.