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19 Jul
Count the splats?

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 96 12:29:37 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Count the splats?

[I was invited to give a paper at a conference that took place on  a cruise
 liner traveling between Helsinki and stockholm.  That was a pretty plush
 conference.  I got a radical haircut in stockholm, but I don't remember any
 mosquitoes...  -psl]

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
Forwarded-by: "Jim Thompson" <jim@SmallWorks.COM>
Forwarded-by: Gareth Evans <>

Finnish organisers of an annual Arctic challenge in bare-handed
mosquito-killing said a lack of insects had forced them to cancel the
event. "Hardly any of the necessary live games equipment [mosquitoes]
has been found in the region," organisers of the World Championships in
Pelkosenniemi, said. A spokesman said a cold summer might be to blame.
Up to 40 contestants have in the past stripped to the waist in a
challenge to squash as many mosquitoes as possible in five minutes.

Helsinki - Reuter

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