Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cave Living FAIL

It turns out there's a downside to holing up in remote caves, willing yourself to believe barbaric fables, and honing those beliefs into murderous hatred of anyone who has kept track of post-700's developments in the arts and sciences -- you might just kill yourself and a few dozen of your angriest, most hidebound friends:

An al-Qaeda cell killed by the Black Death may have been developing biological weapons when it was infected, it has been reported.

The group of 40 terrorists were reported to have been killed by the plague at a training camp in Algeria earlier this month.

It was initially believed that they could have caught the disease through fleas on rats attracted by poor living conditions in their forest hideout.

But there are now claims the cell was developing the disease as a weapon to use against western cities.

Experts said that the group was developing chemical and biological weapons.
This doesn't read like the most solidly-sourced piece of news -- "experts said," "were reported," "there are now claims" -- but if true, let it serve as a clarion call to lighten up and find a better hobby.

1 comment:

larryniven said...

AHAHAHAHAHA *cough* haa...That's great, man.