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September 6th, 2015, 08:37 PM
So, out of idle curiosity I was looking up the box jellyfish (the sea wasp), having the deadliest venom of any animal currently known on earth. One sting, apparently, could kill 60 humans.

Sea turtles eat them like candy.

But here's the thing, when I first went to the National Geographic website, this happened (https://poemshape.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/251-cookies.jpg) -- a screenshot of 251 cookies needing my approval. I've never had so many cookies thrown at me. Evar. That's the record. My System 76, multi-dimensional i7, Tardis Core laptop came to screeching halt as the notices piled up. I had to killall. :popcorn:

"nationalgeographic.com wants to set a cookie". I think that merits inclusion as understatement of the year.

I blocked them automatically before restarting. Amazing, why would any outfit need to drop 251 cookies on your hard drive? Nevermind...

September 7th, 2015, 02:44 AM
"nationalgeographic.com wants to set a cookie"... Nevermind...
Just visited http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150906-data-points-tennis-tracking/ using Google Chrome incog. No such message. But my laptop is an old Core2Duo :(

September 7th, 2015, 07:15 AM
I went to the link above, NG set two cookies and Ghostery blocked nine trackers.

September 7th, 2015, 02:49 PM
I went to the link above, NG set two cookies and Ghostery blocked nine trackers.

Huh. I use firefox. Have cookies set to "Ask me Every Time"

The website is:


However, I just visited the website on my other laptop and nothing happened, not even a request for a single cookie. Can't explain it. Complete mystery. If I didn't have the screen shot I wouldn't believe myself.