The various subspecies of Asian carp are considered an invasive species
in North America, and the governments of the US and Canada are working frantically to keep them from traveling up the Mississippi to the Great Lakes (previously
). Unfortunately, they have circumvented sophisticated barriers designed to stop them, and as filter-feeders they are "difficult to catch using normal angling methods". But we're Americans
, are we going to take this lying down? The Peoria Carp Hunters answer for us all, with a resounding, bro-ful "Hell, no!
" (Warning, loud music.) [more inside]
posted by richyoung
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Iranian woman 'gives birth to frog'
(BBC) "While it is unclear how this could have happened, the [Iranian] paper carries quotes from medical experts who say there are human characteristics to the animal....Medical history recounts stories of people who believed they had frogs - or even lizards or snakes - living and growing in their bodies....One of the most famous was the 17th Century case of Catharina Geisslerin, known as "the toad-vomiting woman" of Germany. "
Could this be connected to that 20 pound carp's apocalyptic warnings
spouted in Hebrew, last year, as a fish cutter tried to club it to death with a rubber hammer to make it into gefilte fish? Or, maybe it was those new tomatoes
? Or an Old Testament
thing, maybe a prophecy?
posted by troutfishing
on Jul 1, 2004 -