Monday, March 25, 2013

Is this a recipe for 'cratered calamari'?

I was both surprised and amused to read this report in the Telegraph.

A fishmonger in the south of China was gutting a squid for a customer when his knife hit an eight-inch live bomb.

The squid, which was itself more than three feet long, was caught in the shallow waters off Guangdong province, China, and taken to the fish market in Jiaoling county.

"This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns," said the fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper.

"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught," he added.

Mr Huang said the police had arrived promptly after he called an emergency number and that they had taken it away and performed a controlled explosion.

There's more at the link.

I'd love to know how the squid was able to move while carrying a bomb around in its stomach.  What made it eat the thing in the first place, I wonder?  I can't imagine it resembled a fish or a prawn to any great extent.

Hmmm . . . If the bomb had exploded inside the squid, would that have been a particularly severe episode of passing gas?


1 comment:

Old NFO said...

LOL, gas, eyeballs, brains, etc :-)