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Old 08-31-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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August 31, 2006: Natural gas thief



I had seen this several times out there, but I thought it wasn't all that interesting. But I never knew what it was, exactly. We've had a lot of images of people with outrageous cargo. But not this kind. A lurker (thanks Tracy!) pointed to the original news item which tells us: this kid is stealing natural gas.
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Speeding from the scene of the crime, a Chinese boy tows a floating plastic bag of stolen natural gas last week. Flouting a government ban, farmers around the central Chinese town of Pucheng frequently filch gas from the local oil field.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:29 PM   #2
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I'd seen this one before too, but it's still cool.

Stealing natural gas this way seems so much better than those Nigerians(?) who were scooping up gasoline with bowls from a sabotaged pipeline.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or is that kid wearing an old-fashioned, "Flintsones-style" caveman outfit ???
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:31 PM   #4
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I wonder how much natural gas that is? It's not compressed. It that enough to run a burner on a gas stove for 5 minutes? Or is it a month's supply? I have no concept of scale for this one.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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The unit of measure is "how big the fireball would be if you melted through the bag with a can of hairspray and a lighter."
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:34 PM   #6
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How come it looks like that bag has feet under it?
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:29 PM   #7
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It's a giant termite with a taste for young Asian boys on tricycles.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:29 PM   #8
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his mom is probably waiting to cook the families pot of morning noodle soup.

great job!
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:31 PM   #9
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It's a giant termite with a taste for young Asian boys on tricycles.
Or...it's a deformed one of those things from The Prisoner.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
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How come it looks like that bag has feet under it?

I was wondering about that as well.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:12 PM   #11
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That just looks like a big old ping pong ball.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:39 PM   #12
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How do you know it was stolen natural gas? Maybe he just found it.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:51 PM   #13
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Maybe he produced it...don't they eat a lot of legume type foods?
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:53 PM   #14
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There is like, a tube, or somthing, there . . . hmmmmmm
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:25 PM   #15
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His name was "Rover", for obvious reasons.
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