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>  I think there should be something in science called the
>  "reindeer effect." I don't know what it would be, but I think
>  it'd be good to hear someone say..........
>  "Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of
>  the reindeer effect."
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Endangered Species
>  A research group was engaged in a study of longevity in
>  mammals and had recently focused their attention on a
>  particular species of porpoise, which they studied from
>  their floating laboratory off the coast of Baja Mexico.
>  They came to believe that, if fed just the right combination
>  of nutrients, this particular porpoise could, in theory, live
>  forever.
>  To put this to the test, they studied the world's flora and
>  fauna to see if any naturally occurring organism would fit
>  the bill. They finally narrowed the selection down to an
>  unusual species of mynah bird, and they sent a team of
>  researchers off to gather a  specimen.
>  It turns out that the mynah bird in question was quite rare,
>  living only in a single tree in Kenya. The research team
>  finally arrived at the tree to capture a bird, only to find that
>  the tree was surrounded by a pride of very hungry lions,
>  precluding any reasonable  attempt to approach and climb
>  the tree.
>  A suggestion was made that the lions might be manageable
>  if they could be fed, and a couple of fat cape buffalo were
>  captured and offered to the lions. The hungry lions devoured
>  the hapless beasts and lay down upon the grass to digest their meal.
>  One of the researchers then gingerly tiptoed past the lions,
>  climbed the tree, and had little difficulty capturing one of the
>  mynah birds. He climbed back down the tree and walked past
>  the lions to rejoin the group when a game warden appeared
>  and arrested him for (what else)...
>  "Transporting mynahs across sated lions for immortal porpoises."
>  Sorry folks, I couldn't resist.
> And with that I say, "Good night, Sweet Prince."
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