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    What kind of magic ritual would demand a million liters of maple syrup as material component?
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    What kind of magic ritual would demand a million liters of maple syrup as material component?
    None that I can think of... But transmuting it to nectar should allow them to summon giant hummingbirds and conquer the world...

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    None that I can think of... But transmuting it to nectar should allow them to summon giant hummingbirds and conquer the world...




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    What kind of magic ritual would demand a million liters of maple syrup as material component?
    Summon Syrup Elemental. A whole army of them...then take over the world! Mahahahaha.
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    Not the bees....
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    Syrup golems? I'm picturing something along the lines of the Molasses Swamp from Candy Land.

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    What kind of magic ritual would demand a million liters of maple syrup as material component?
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    The supervillains annual pancake breakfast. Last year, we had to make do with butter and strawberry preserves. Never again!
    Why do I never get invited to these evil mixers?
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    Why do I never get invited to these evil mixers?
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    The villain plans to poison the syrup, and the movie will end with a dramatic fight over bioling tanks of maple syrup, in which Bond will throw the villain.

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    Looks like we should be watching for Norway's strategic lutefisk reserves to go missing next if your presumption is correct.

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    Looks like we should be watching for Norway's strategic lutefisk reserves to go missing next if your presumption is correct.
    Why are there strategic reserves of lutefisk? Maple syrup is at least tasty. Lutefisk is fermented eels that taste of lye.
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    Why are there strategic reserves of lutefisk? Maple syrup is at least tasty. Lutefisk is fermented eels that taste of lye.
    Because he who controls the lutefisk controls the vikings...and he would controls the vikings controls the world!

    In seriousness, it's not eel. It's usually whitefish. It's also not at all bad when prepared properly.
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    That article forced me to collapse onto my desk with laughter. Maple syrup?! How do you FENCE that much maple syrup? What do you DO with it? More importantly, who decides: "Hey, I'm going to go steal the maple syrup. ALL OF IT."
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    That article forced me to collapse onto my desk with laughter. Maple syrup?! How do you FENCE that much maple syrup? What do you DO with it? More importantly, who decides: "Hey, I'm going to go steal the maple syrup. ALL OF IT."
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    That's just a guess, but I would image they plan to can it and sell it in Alberta or something, because crossing the border would probably be too risky. They could make a ton of money if they're not caught.

    For the people asking why the reserve exists in the first place, you have to understand the industry. All of the commercial maple syrup producers have to be in the Coop, and it controls the price and the supply of syrup. So they have a big stockpile to insure there's still supply on years like this one when the thaw is early and very rapid and the production is super low. So yeah, in Quebec. we have a semi-evil maple syrup producers coop with a mandatory adhesion and a monopoly on the market. Yeah us!?!?!?
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    Because he who controls the lutefisk controls the vikings...and he would controls the vikings controls the world!

    In seriousness, it's not eel. It's usually whitefish. It's also not at all bad when prepared properly.
    Also, it's not fermented, it's dried. Cheap and easy preservation method, but a little hard on the teeth unless you soak it in water for a week or so.
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    I hate to kill a running gag, but nowhere in that article does it even suggest that they got all of the syrup.

    There's probably not more than enough barrels to fill the bed of a pick-up or maybe a flat-bed missing. I wouldn't bet that they've lost more than a couple hundred gallons of the stuff. Enough to take notice, but probably not enough to do any serious damage.

    Even so, this still begs the questions, WHY? and what could you even do with that much maple syrup?
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    Even if you only stole a tenth of the total reserves, you would still have 340,000 litres of maple syrup.
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    A spokesman for the RCMP stated their "best man" was on the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelb_Panthera View Post
    I hate to kill a running gag, but nowhere in that article does it even suggest that they got all of the syrup.

    There's probably not more than enough barrels to fill the bed of a pick-up or maybe a flat-bed missing. I wouldn't bet that they've lost more than a couple hundred gallons of the stuff. Enough to take notice, but probably not enough to do any serious damage.

    Even so, this still begs the questions, WHY? and what could you even do with that much maple syrup?
    It does say that they stole $30 million worth of it though. Anyone feel like calculating the volume of $30 million of syrup? Whatever it is, it's a lot, levying me to agree with SamBurke:

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    What really, really, puzzles me is: HOW DID THEY DO IT? I mean, we're talking MILLIONS of gallons. Did they drive an oil tanker through the wall?

    "Hey, we wanted to park this here, and, uh, leave a suspicious hose attatched to it, which also just happens to be attached to your gigantic oil maple syrup reserve..."
    Seriously though, how did they do it?

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    Well, one liter will sell for maybe USD 20. (I think? I last bought maple syrup a year and a half ago, my mum or grandmother buys it otherwise.) So USD 30M would be 1.5M liters, as a rough estimate. If so that's half the reserve.
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