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   It's good to know that if you steal a piece of petrified wood from Arizona and suddenly you discover a curse upon your soul, you can always mail it back, no questions asked

05 Nov 2012 01:15 AM   |   6527 clicks   |   Boulder Daily Camera
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miltonbabbitt     
White man from town says TAKE IT OFF.

05 Nov 2012 01:18 AM
duffblue     
It's not news, it's Fark

05 Nov 2012 01:20 AM
mjjt     
So now Arizona is Uluru?

05 Nov 2012 01:21 AM
mc_madness     
White man rape the Red man enslave the Black man harm the Brown man

05 Nov 2012 01:21 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Same with stealing stones from Hawaii.

05 Nov 2012 01:21 AM
Choo-Choo Bear     
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05 Nov 2012 01:25 AM
mediablitz    [TotalFark]  
You can mail Hugh Hefner?

05 Nov 2012 01:26 AM
libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  
Who wood do such a thing?

05 Nov 2012 01:30 AM
LordOfThePings     
Matthew Smith, museum technician at the park

He wears fezzes now. Fezzes are cool.

05 Nov 2012 01:31 AM
Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  

Choo-Choo Bear: [api.ning.com image 616x411]


Why does that woman have staples in her forehead?

05 Nov 2012 01:32 AM
Pray 4 Mojo     

Ambivalence: Choo-Choo Bear: [api.ning.com image 616x411]

Why does that woman have staples in her forehead?


That's where the Easy Button goes.

05 Nov 2012 01:34 AM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  
I have a piece of petrified wood. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was a kid. It was acquired legally by them. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

05 Nov 2012 01:35 AM
Gyrfalcon     
Does the curse involve the soul of Humphrey Bogart?

05 Nov 2012 01:37 AM
bhcompy     

Choo-Choo Bear: [api.ning.com image 616x411]


Very underrated/underappreciated movie

05 Nov 2012 01:38 AM
crabsno termites     
FTA: "Once it's removed from the original place, the damage is done," Park ranger Kip Woolford said. "There's no way to put it back where it originally came from." . . . "Poulos said visitors may pick up the petrified wood to look at it. That's fine, as long as they put the rocks back where they found them."

Slight inconsistency here? How precisely must they be replaced for them to have any significance?

05 Nov 2012 01:40 AM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  
The display is called "Mystery of the Conscience Wood." Sitting on a bench is a large piece of wood. Ranger Lauren Carter says a man came into the museum with it.

I... I honestly can't touch that one with a ten-foot pole. My conscience would not allow it.

05 Nov 2012 01:40 AM
crabsno termites     

Mock26: I have a piece of petrified wood. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was a kid. It was acquired legally by them. That is my story and I am sticking to it.


Used to find petrified wood in all the creeks/rivers in Lane County (Cottage Grove), OR. 1950's.

05 Nov 2012 01:42 AM
Gyrfalcon     

crabsno termites: FTA: "Once it's removed from the original place, the damage is done," Park ranger Kip Woolford said. "There's no way to put it back where it originally came from." . . . "Poulos said visitors may pick up the petrified wood to look at it. That's fine, as long as they put the rocks back where they found them."

Slight inconsistency here? How precisely must they be replaced for them to have any significance?


If it's got to be put back EXACTLY where it originally came from, then there's no way even to walk there without damaging the land. Hell, even the wind blowing across the sand would be damaging to whatever it is they're so desperately trying to protect. Or if a bird disturbed the rocks, or a squirrel. Obviously, the only solution is to spray the land with a thick coat of plastic so that it's never moved again.

05 Nov 2012 01:49 AM
Apos     
The face of artifact theft:

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05 Nov 2012 01:49 AM
libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

Mock26: I have a piece of petrified wood. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was a kid. It was acquired legally by them. That is my story and I am sticking to it.


Same here.

Do you got a pic?

05 Nov 2012 01:49 AM
crabsno termites     

Ambivalence: Choo-Choo Bear: [api.ning.com image 616x411]

Why does that woman have staples in her forehead?


If you hold the paper to your forehead, staple it, then pull the paper away, sometimes the staples stay in your forehead.

/Personal experience.

05 Nov 2012 01:50 AM
zulius     
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What's your offer??

05 Nov 2012 01:50 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  

MisterTweak: The display is called "Mystery of the Conscience Wood." Sitting on a bench is a large piece of wood. Ranger Lauren Carter says a man came into the museum with it.

I... I honestly can't touch that one with a ten-foot pole. My conscience would not allow it.


I talked with my neighbor, Mr. Wyzinski, who said he wouldn't touch it either.

05 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
optikeye    [TotalFark]  
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05 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
crabsno termites     

Gyrfalcon: crabsno termites: FTA: "Once it's removed from the original place, the damage is done," Park ranger Kip Woolford said. "There's no way to put it back where it originally came from." . . . "Poulos said visitors may pick up the petrified wood to look at it. That's fine, as long as they put the rocks back where they found them."

Slight inconsistency here? How precisely must they be replaced for them to have any significance?

If it's got to be put back EXACTLY where it originally came from, then there's no way even to walk there without damaging the land. Hell, even the wind blowing across the sand would be damaging to whatever it is they're so desperately trying to protect. Or if a bird disturbed the rocks, or a squirrel. Obviously, the only solution is to spray the land with a thick coat of plastic so that it's never moved again.


So, sounds like bullshiat?

/Shocked! Shocked, I say!

05 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
The Asshole Guy     
optikeye: [flamingbagofpoo.files.wordpress.com image 500x316]

First think I thought of as well. Loved the Brady Bunch.

05 Nov 2012 01:57 AM
crabsno termites     

Point02GPA: MisterTweak: The display is called "Mystery of the Conscience Wood." Sitting on a bench is a large piece of wood. Ranger Lauren Carter says a man came into the museum with it.

I... I honestly can't touch that one with a ten-foot pole. My conscience would not allow it.

I talked with my neighbor, Mr. Wyzinski, who said he wouldn't touch it either.


EVIL!

05 Nov 2012 02:00 AM
scalpod     
Magic is well known for it's logical self-consistency, unlike the real world.

05 Nov 2012 02:00 AM
SouthParkCon     
As someone who is in the process of buying 20 acres near Snowflake, AZ chock full of petrified wood, I'm getting a kick...

05 Nov 2012 02:09 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  

crabsno termites: Point02GPA: MisterTweak: The display is called "Mystery of the Conscience Wood." Sitting on a bench is a large piece of wood. Ranger Lauren Carter says a man came into the museum with it.

I... I honestly can't touch that one with a ten-foot pole. My conscience would not allow it.

I talked with my neighbor, Mr. Wyzinski, who said he wouldn't touch it either.

EVIL!


I'm not sure Mr. Wyzinski is evil, but the last time they measured him, he was almost a ten foot Pole.

05 Nov 2012 02:09 AM
Drunk Astronaut     
They have the same "curse" in Bodie, California -- a silver mining ghost-town that's now a state park.




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05 Nov 2012 02:11 AM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
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05 Nov 2012 02:13 AM
crabsno termites     

Point02GPA: crabsno termites: Point02GPA: MisterTweak: The display is called "Mystery of the Conscience Wood." Sitting on a bench is a large piece of wood. Ranger Lauren Carter says a man came into the museum with it.

I... I honestly can't touch that one with a ten-foot pole. My conscience would not allow it.

I talked with my neighbor, Mr. Wyzinski, who said he wouldn't touch it either.

EVIL!

I'm not sure Mr. Wyzinski is evil, but the last time they measured him, he was almost a ten foot Pole.


What was the Mel Brooks line?

05 Nov 2012 02:15 AM
xelnia     

SouthParkCon: As someone who is in the process of buying 20 acres near Snowflake, AZ chock full of petrified wood, I'm getting a kick...


Definitely lots of petrified wood in that area.

05 Nov 2012 02:18 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  
crabsno termites~

Was that a Brooks?

my bad if i messed it up

05 Nov 2012 02:19 AM
ecmoRandomNumbers    [TotalFark]  
If you can't make people behave using rational thought and the rule of law, make up some shiat and manipulate them with religion/superstition. Historically, this has worked extremely well.

You don't have to steal that stuff from the park. We're lousy with petrified wood all over northeast AZ.

05 Nov 2012 02:26 AM
crabsno termites     

Point02GPA: crabsno termites~

Was that a Brooks?

my bad if i messed it up


Probably not - just remembered the follow up and it sounded like something he should have said.

05 Nov 2012 02:27 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  
It is a good line.

05 Nov 2012 02:30 AM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  

libranoelrose: Mock26: I have a piece of petrified wood. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was a kid. It was acquired legally by them. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Same here.

Do you got a pic?


Sadly, No. It is still at my parent's house back in New York.

05 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
Closed_Minded_Bastage     
Anyone happen to know if there is a statute of limitations on stealing taking the petrified wood?

The reason I ask is, when my dad was being transferred from Rhode Island to San Diego, we passed through there and the Painted Desert also. Somehow, about 5 pounds of wood ended up in the back of the Rambler. This was back in 1967 though. We're good, right?

/Oh Subby, the curse works. Dad passed away last August, at 84.
//I no clue where all those rocks ended up.

05 Nov 2012 03:27 AM
libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

Mock26: libranoelrose: Mock26: I have a piece of petrified wood. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was a kid. It was acquired legally by them. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Same here.

Do you got a pic?

Sadly, No. It is still at my parent's house back in New York.


You left your wood at your parent's house?

/he said wood

05 Nov 2012 03:51 AM
ms_lara_croft    [TotalFark]  
So if you have wood from the Petrified Forest and lava rocks from Hawaii, and you're still standing, you're lucky to be alive?

05 Nov 2012 05:24 AM
Bendal     
Tourists have mailed back their volcanic rock souvenirs from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii, too. When we visited there several years ago, the rangers stressed not to take any of the volcanic rock, and mentioned that some people believed there was a curse involved with taking the rocks.

/did not take any rocks

05 Nov 2012 05:35 AM
Slaxl     
That's a shame. I was planning on visiting there to get me a piece of petrified wood. So long as I don't fly back with it i'll be fine, i'll have it mailed over. I suppose this also means if I find a dinosaur skeleton in some badlands somewhere I can't just stick it in the car and drive it home? That's terrible.

05 Nov 2012 06:10 AM
Macular Degenerate     
Curses? Really?

People are truly blindingly stupid.

05 Nov 2012 06:30 AM
dryknife     
"...a ton of petrified wood a month is stolen from the 220,000-acre park's 600,000 annual visitors."

WTF?

Give it back to them.

05 Nov 2012 06:35 AM
KrispyKritter     

Drunk Astronaut: They have the same "curse" in Bodie, California -- a silver mining ghost-town that's now a state park.

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thank you! i knew i read about a place, my aged addled mind could not remember the name.

for reasons unknown i believed what i read. i think the story struck me and stuck with me because of my Dad.

the thing he really wanted to do in life was go West and pan for gold, just once. he never did.

maybe most people never do that one seemingly silly thing they want to do. maybe it's supposed to
be that way. because romanticized notions and imaginative fantasies are all so often better than the real thing. and screw that bucket list nonsense. farking americans are so easily swayed by a g-damn movie. so sad.

things are never as nice as they are pictured in the brochure. lovers turn out to be liars. good times never last. you never get the stated mileage from a set of tires. life is just that way.

you get old, you get fat, and you slowly realize it's all a put-on. the only truth in life is the coin machine that give 4 quarters for a dollar, and even then, sometimes they short you.

05 Nov 2012 07:47 AM
herrDrFarkenstein     
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Sorry. Been done.

05 Nov 2012 08:28 AM
SwiftFox     
"Once it's removed from the original place, the damage is done," Park ranger Kip Woolford said. "There's no way to put it back where it originally came from."

The stones have been taken "out of their context," Woolford said. They no longer have scientific value and are placed on the piles.


Well, OK. That being the case, why the fark doesn't the park sell the now worthless-to-them rock to collectors and use the proceeds to run the park and protect the rest?

05 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
BitwiseShift     
Declare your rocks when you enter a park. True story. The ranger will mark your personal import so if you're searched on the way out, you won't be charged, at least for that.

05 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
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