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#416963 - 26th Jun 2010 11:08pm Chinese Lanterns in the Sky?
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Anyone Know where there coming from ? The past four nights now they have been floating from out to sea blackpool way?

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#416964 - 26th Jun 2010 11:20pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: Kenrun]
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They're a 1 at Netto atm so theres bound to be loads about.
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#416965 - 26th Jun 2010 11:34pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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#417101 - 28th Jun 2010 1:44pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: golfvr]
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Anyone who lets them lanterns go during this dry weather should be locked up. They'll cause fires no problem, why do we always import the shoit stuff.
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#417105 - 28th Jun 2010 2:21pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: BandyCoot]
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Without being a "Killjoy", these are a problem when they land in the fields. Cows, not being the brightest of animals, sometimes munch them and the fine bits of wire/bamboo in them makes for mega vets bills. Sometimes the beast has to go to the Fray Bentos factory earlier than intended !

Local farmers are not really gripped by these lanterns.

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#417128 - 28th Jun 2010 5:02pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: BandyCoot]
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Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
Anyone who lets them lanterns go during this dry weather should be locked up. They'll cause fires no problem, why do we always import the shoit stuff.


no

They burn out in mid air - quite high up, so when they land they are well out and cant start a fire.

Not sure if they can go that far, think they only burn for about 10 mins, though I guess it depends how much of a breeze there is to carry them think
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#417224 - 29th Jun 2010 12:48am Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: StuyMac]
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There was an article about this on the BBC website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8490524.stm

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#417239 - 29th Jun 2010 9:45am Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: PeteC]
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Thanks fredbear. I'd not seen that, but it ties in with some of the rural grumbles.

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#418557 - 7th Jul 2010 3:51pm Re: Chinese Lanterns in the Sky? [Re: ]
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we saw loads of these when we were in Rhyl just floating up and up until you couldn't see them anymore. Then we saw one yesterday and it just landed on the floor like five feet away tease

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