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Re: Salamanders (Was: Gnomes)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, July 17, 2005, 2:57
On Jul 16, 2005, at 2:31 PM, Joseph Bridwell wrote:
>>> Some real-life salamanders, at least, >>> seem to be able to withstand fire for >>> short periods by secreting some kind >>> of bodily fluid.
>> Can you provide a reference for this? >> All my sources say it's a myth, perhaps >> resulting from salamanders hibernating >> amongst logs which were then burned.
> Your sources are correct. Like toads causing warts, this too is 100% > myth.
I may have misunderstood my source, but i doubt it. This isn't some kind of magical fire-shield i'm talking about here. This is the same thing as licking your fingers and using them to put out a wick. Just slimier. I'm trying to find the source, will get back to yall when i get it. -Stephen (Steg) "curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity." ~ dumbledore in "harry potter and the goblet of fire"