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Oh deary dear!

Yer fave dumbass Unca did that once (ONCE!!) at 90 feet of water off Boca Raton. Those fish break clamshells to eat. I escaped with a purple fingertip.

Oh... a puffer that size cannot swim at all while inflated with ocean. His dinky little fins -- which work just fine when he is not full of sea water -- do nothing. So you can actually play with them safely. Roll 'em, tilt them, tickle their silly little tailfin, pretend you are making a three-pointer...

You can outswim the larger ones even when they are deflated, BTW. So when you catch one, he turns into a fargin medieval mace head. Rock hard

Just. Don't. Poke him inna face.

Ever.
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A California business man, while in Japan for some business meetings and a few rounds of golf, arrived in Tokyo a day earlier than expected. Feeling lonely that evening, he employed the services of a beautiful young Japanese girl to be his companion for the evening. Although the Japanese girl spoke very little English and the businessman spoke no Japanese, their passion roared and in the heat of the moment she began yelling "Gama Su!, Gama Su!". Hearing this, the Californian knew he had pleased his female Japanese friend and soon afterwards went to sleep. The next day while playing golf with his Japanese business colleagues, one of his Japanese partners holed his shot from 170 yards away! Everyone went crazy and began yelling excitedly in Japanese. Wanting to impress his friends, the Californian joined in and began yelling, "Gama Su! Gama Su!" Suddenly everyone became quiet. After a moment of silence, one of the Japanese turned to him and asked "Wrong hole? What do you mean wrong hole?"

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Oh deary dear!

Yer fave dumbass Unca did that once (ONCE!!) at 90 feet of water off Boca Raton. Those fish break clamshells to eat. I escaped with a purple fingertip.

Oh... a puffer that size cannot swim at all while inflated with ocean. His dinky little fins -- which work just fine when he is not full of sea water -- do nothing. So you can actually play with them safely. Roll 'em, tilt them, tickle their silly little tailfin, pretend you are making a three-pointer...

You can outswim the larger ones even when they are deflated, BTW. So when you catch one, he turns into a fargin medieval mace head. Rock hard

Just. Don't. Poke him inna face.

Ever.
Some pufferfish species also have spines on their skin to ward off predators. Even if a predator gobbles up a puffer before it inflates, it won't enjoy the snack. Most pufferfish contain a toxic substance that makes them foul tasting and potentially deadly to other fish. The toxin is deadly to humans. There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

 

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Some pufferfish species also have spines on their skin to ward off predators. Even if a predator gobbles up a puffer before it inflates, it won't enjoy the snack. Most pufferfish contain a toxic substance that makes them foul tasting and potentially deadly to other fish. The toxin is deadly to humans. There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

Then there is the TRIGGER fish, few BUT mighty teeth !
 

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Then there is the TRIGGER fish, few BUT mighty teeth !

Here’s the dreaded ghettofish, known for using his smile to surprise and distract you while he pulls his 9mm

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AIRCRAFT HITS FOUR BUILDINGS


Air Show Disaster at West ZWICK'S ISLAND PARK , BELLEVILLE , ONTARIO , CANADA.

This is tough to see. It just shows the dangers of attending these events.

Amazing photo below shows great detail.

The pilot at low level had no control over his aircraft.

It narrowly misses a crowd gathered for the air show and slams into four buildings.

One can only imagine the horror of the occupants inside those buildings.

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Some pufferfish species also have spines on their skin to ward off predators. Even if a predator gobbles up a puffer before it inflates, it won't enjoy the snack. Most pufferfish contain a toxic substance that makes them foul tasting and potentially deadly to other fish. The toxin is deadly to humans. There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

That is only half-true. There is one kind of puffer that has a toxic part. In Japan, where this type is commonly eaten, the chef preparing the fish must be licensed.

The kind of puffers one catches in the northern parts of the east coast of the US have no poison, and the fish is delicious <-- We've had ginormous puffer cook-outs. Also, they are covered in fish-leather, not spines. The part you eat is the white "sirloin" fillets. No bones. BTDT for 8 decades.

Moreover, the giant puffers shown all have those spines. When the puffer inflates with sea water, it gets as hard as an overfilled basketball <-- and about the same size. The long spines make it impossibobble for other fishies to swallow them (or even try to bite them).

I repeat -- in the face of the totally misleading Natl Geo article bullshit: NOT ALL PUFFERS HAVE A POISON. <-- Natl Geo notwithstanding, facts tend to rise over blankets.

I had a puffer in my salt-water aquarium for years. He was hand tame; if you laid your hand down in the sand palm up, he would come over and nestle in it. His fave food was fiddler crabs. When we caught a few dozen (a fun challenge for kids!) we would dump a dozen in the tank with Funny Face (his name).

Funny Face would go absolutely NUTS. Crunches could be heard in other rooms throughout the house. After he ate so many that he really could not swim anymore, the funny part would begin:

A survivor fiddler crab would go walking by the bloated fishy, and Funny Face's eyes alone would follow it... hungrily. If the stoopid crab got too close, FF would lunge like Man Mountain Dean and gobble-crunch it up and fit it in his enormous girth.

The downside to alla this fun? When Funny Face took a shit, it was epic: the 75-gallon tank water would get cloudy, and there would be pieces of fiddler crab shells simply everywhere. It took days for the water to clear.

After some years, Funny Face was getting too fargin big for a fish tank... even 75 gallons. So we brought him to the place where we would go to catch the fiddler crabs (they covered the ground at low tide) and placed him in about a foot of water.

My two sons (much younger then) were very sad to see Funny Face go, and the fishy stayed between the bare feet of one of them, and would not swim away. It was Puck, and he got all teary. The fish did not want to leave, and the boys did not want to leave it. Quite a wild experience.
 
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Good one but IMHO, elections are scams, nothing more
Pick which wing of the same bird gets to pluck you this year, no third parties allowed...
 

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Good one but IMHO, elections are scams, nothing more
I keep reading about the epic losses the dems face in November but, In the last presidential election there was an epic beat down and then in the middle of the night there was cheating and we lost. This may very well happen again...
 

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I keep reading about the epic losses the dems face in November but, In the last presidential election there was an epic beat down and then in the middle of the night there was cheating and we lost. This may very well happen again...
I kind of expect it.
 

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