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1,100 Dead in Bangladesh

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spup1122, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    AP news alerts say 1,100 are dead after a "cyclone" in Bangladesh.

    Led us to a discussion of what a cyclone actually was. It's a hurricane on the western hemisphere.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's such a densely populated country that any minor natural disaster kills hundreds. And this, by all accounts, was no minor natural disaster ...
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    A cyclone is any low-pressure system; what we call a hurricane in the Atantic and Eastern Pacific is a typhoon in the Western Pacific and a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean and around Australia.
  4. BBJones

    BBJones Guest

    That death toll lept from 500-some to more than 1,000 pretty quickly. I hate to think where it might further leap as they find people.
  5. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Thanks for the clarification. We had no idea except that it was similar to a tornado. Someone went to wikipedia and looked it up.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Blame Bush.
    [blue font]
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Bush would just blame Nagin and Blanco and heap more praise on Brownie while strumming his gee-tar.
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Didn't take long.
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I neglected the blue font.
  10. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I was talking about the jokes in general.
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