Friday, June 5, 2015
Deliciousness from the Sky
From the land of the ice and snow, with the midnight sun where the dumbkopfs blow, we have a story of lampreys falling from the sky. The arctic lamprey, a jawless, primitive fish, is a relative of the sea lamprey that is ravaging Great Lakes fisheries. Lampreys are also rumored to be extremely delicious, so much so that Henry I of England was supposed to have died from eating a "surfeit of lampreys". Sadly, Great Lakes sea lampreys have high concentrations of mercury, stymieing the creation of a commercial lamprey fishery. To my knowledge, there's no mercury issue with arctic lampreys, so rather than the "rain of horrors" that a lot of media outlets are describing, this somewhat outré occurrence should be reported as deliciousness from the sky.
Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard at 11:30 PM