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Old 11-24-2021, 07:31 PM   #1
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How come humans don't get sick from going to the sewers?

Especially April and the Rat King who spend a lot of time down there. Have they developed extremely strong immune systems or something? The Rat King lives surrounded by filthy rats. Imagine all the contamination in his lair.

...someone had to ask this someday. You know that.
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Old 11-24-2021, 07:34 PM   #2
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George Carlin had a theory that native New Yorkers have MUCH stronger immune systems than other people, partly because "back in his day" a lot of kids spent a lot of time swimming in the Hudson River.

"Nobody got sick. Nobody died. Our immune systems are strong and get a lot of practice, because we were tempered in raw sh*t!"

It's as good a theory as any, I figure.
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Old 11-24-2021, 07:39 PM   #3
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George Carlin had a theory that native New Yorkers have MUCH stronger immune systems than other people, partly because "back in his day" a lot of kids spent a lot of time swimming in the Hudson River.

"Nobody got sick. Nobody died. Our immune systems are strong and get a lot of practice, because we were tempered in raw sh*t!"

It's as good a theory as any, I figure.
If George Csrlin says it, who am I to say otherwise.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:04 PM   #4
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Well for what it's worth, most sewers in real life aren't much like what is depicted in fiction. Generally speaking, the tunnels mainly just exist for the purpose maintenance work, the actual sewage is typically contained within pipes. It's more like a basement than an underground river. There are exceptions to this, the London sewers are so old the sewage is transported by brick tunnels rather than pipes, but I'm not sure New York is one of these exceptions.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:26 PM   #5
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Well, remember... it's a drainage sewer. Not a turd and pee sewer.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:50 AM   #6
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A little parody video I put together years ago on the subject:
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Old 11-27-2021, 05:16 PM   #7
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What if the Rat King dies right after his final appearance in Wrath of the Rat King.
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Old 11-27-2021, 06:09 PM   #8
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What if the Rat King dies right after his final appearance in Wrath of the Rat King.
He had dysentery the entire time and we never knew it...
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:47 AM   #9
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Not sure about April, Irma and Vernon, but I would say the Rat King just somehow became immune after all those years.

Same reason Splinter and the Turtles somehow just got immune. They're no different, they're still humanoid creatures that can catch colds and flus like the rest of us.

Honestly, if we really get down to it, I'd imagine the gang would just stay in the sewers under quarantine and tell April not to visit til they're better cause 'in real life' they would have accidentally spread a mutant turtle flu or something.
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:16 AM   #10
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It is the turtles that spread this new flu that sicne 2020 has caused chaos in the world! This is why it is spreading so fast compared to normal flu that we had until then. It is because it begun from mutant animals like the turtles!
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I guess same way humans who work in those same parts of the sewers would not die of it.

Rat King would probably eventually die of some nasty infection he wouldn't get treatment for. I'd be more afraid of that also happening to Turtles who don't even wear shoes and have no access to healthcare than to visiting human friends.
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It is the turtles that spread this new flu that sicne 2020 has caused chaos in the world! This is why it is spreading so fast compared to normal flu that we had until then. It is because it begun from mutant animals like the turtles!
See? Shredder was the good guy all along. He was trying to save the world from an eventual mutant flu outbreak. THAT'S why he was always trying to kill the turtles.

All the maniacal laughing and cape wearing was just because he was being theatrical.
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You'd probably have respiratory problems from moisture and mold from constantly being in a water relocation sewer as opposed to an invasion of bacteria and viruses from a waste treatment sewer.
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See? Shredder was the good guy all along. He was trying to save the world from an eventual mutant flu outbreak. THAT'S why he was always trying to kill the turtles.

All the maniacal laughing and cape wearing was just because he was being theatrical.
You all know iam good. While i also have some mutants in my ninja army(Rocksteady Bebop Tiger claw Xever and Chris Bradfoed) i care for them. They live with me the same way they lived when they were humans not like animals in the sewers like the turtles do. After one year and half that we live this crazynes with lockdowns, vaccinations, e.t.c did no one of you ever thinkg that this started from mutant animals like the turtles? It is not from snakes or bats like many scinetists are say. It is from mutant turtles. You are right yes i dont try to kill the turtles only to conquer the world but what i try to do all those year is to prevent something like this from happening .
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Old 12-27-2021, 08:30 PM   #15
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Not sure about April, Irma and Vernon, but I would say the Rat King just somehow became immune after all those years.

Same reason Splinter and the Turtles somehow just got immune. They're no different, they're still humanoid creatures that can catch colds and flus like the rest of us.

Honestly, if we really get down to it, I'd imagine the gang would just stay in the sewers under quarantine and tell April not to visit til they're better cause 'in real life' they would have accidentally spread a mutant turtle flu or something.
In the Metalhead episode, the Turtles were sick with an illness that only affects mutant turtles
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:56 PM   #16
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Well as was pointed out, they don't live in a sewer perse but a rain drainage system and in the case of "Secret of the ooze", "The next mutation" and the 2012 series: an abandoned subway station.

No stinky mess there.

Which makes the scenes in which the turtles DO end up in a real piss and poop sewer even funnier.
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