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   Undertoad  Wednesday Oct 13 12:38 PM

10/13/2004: Massive fish death in India



And you thought you had a bad job. This guy is collecting dead fish out of Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad, western India. What happened?



Pollution. But not the usual sort. They say "the ritual immersion of Hindu Ganesha elephant deity idols made from plaster of paris and chemical dyes contaminated the water during a recent festival."



Troubleshooter  Wednesday Oct 13 12:40 PM

And the next question is how many people are going to die from eating such an easily harvested batch of poisoned fish.



Cyber Wolf  Wednesday Oct 13 12:52 PM

Ooooh the smell...the smell!!



Kitsune  Wednesday Oct 13 01:45 PM

Wait -- why are people collecting these fish? I hope they don't plan on eating them.



Pie  Wednesday Oct 13 02:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsune
I hope they don't plan on eating them.
You've never smelled a fish lorry driving by in Vizag during July. There are worse fish than poisoned ones.
- Pie, always vegetarian while in India...


Elspode  Wednesday Oct 13 02:05 PM

Ganesh is the Hindu god who removes obstacles. Perhaps these fish were interfering with something...



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 13 07:30 PM

The top picture was published in the Washington Post with the following caption.

Quote:
Oct. 12: A worker collects fish killed by a lack of oxygen in Kankaria Lake in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.



footfootfoot  Wednesday Oct 13 07:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Ganesh is the Hindu god who removes obstacles. Perhaps these fish were interfering with something...



Happy Monkey  Wednesday Oct 13 10:30 PM

Water needs to be oxygenated for fish to survive. If some chemical binds to and removes the oxygen, the fish will die.



Kitsune  Wednesday Oct 13 10:34 PM

If some chemical binds to and removes the oxygen, the fish will die.

Oh, no! There must have been a hydrogen spill!

Hmm... I guess you can accurately say, "These fish drowned."



cam2  Wednesday Oct 13 11:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsune
Wait -- why are people collecting these fish? I hope they don't plan on eating them.
You can't leave that many dead fish laying out in the water, they'll end up killing off even more animals.


wolf  Wednesday Oct 13 11:34 PM

I know I'm a narrow minded, boorish American, but ... wouldn't that be easier with a couple boats and a net?

Shifting all those fish with small baskets is like digging a hole in a mountainside with a pair of nail clippers.



Elspode  Wednesday Oct 13 11:40 PM

Ah, I see you are familiar with Indian tunnel-boring technologies.



Eric  Thursday Oct 14 12:23 PM

So maney dead fish! In my homeland, people thrown the poisonous pills into the river to get the fish.so i have seen this scene before.



Trilby  Thursday Oct 14 12:30 PM

throwing poisonous pills in the river to "catch" the fish doesn't seem very sporting, does it?



Kitsune  Thursday Oct 14 12:38 PM

Preferred fishing method:




Elspode  Thursday Oct 14 01:58 PM

Doesn't sound like it would make them much good for consumption, either.



wolf  Thursday Oct 14 02:14 PM

I hear it's a lot better, actually. They're dead before they know what hit them, no fear poisons released into the flesh ... more humane too, no struggling against the hook and all that.

Of course, you end up with extra.



busterb  Thursday Oct 14 02:20 PM

Boudreaux & the Game Warden Go Fishing

This Louisiana game warden had been keeping an eye on the fishing docks, when after about a week he noticed that Boudreaux had been coming back every day with a boat full of fish. One day he starts to talk to Boudreaux as he's pulling his boat in. The warden says,'Boudreaux, I been watchin you. I notice every day dat you been comin' in wid a full load of fish. You must be havin some good luck? Eh?" Boudreaux answers, "May yah, dem fish is easy to catch." The game warden replies, "Well listen. I got me a day off comin next Saturday. I was wondring, maybe I could go an fish wid you?" Boudreaux replies, "May dat be no problem. Jus make shore you be here at dat 6 a.m. sharp. Cause I gonna leave dis dock wid or widout you." "May I'll be here, don't chu worry none about dat" answers the warden.
Saturday comes and the game warden is waiting at the dock when Boudreaux pulls up and puts his boat in the water. The game warden gets in and Boudreaux proceeds to drive the boat out to the middle of the lake. At this point, Boudreaux shuts off the engine and lets the boat glide to a stop. The game warden, who'd been curious anyway, says to Boudreaux, "May Boudreaux, I been lookin aroun dis boat, and I notice dat all you don brought was dis here ice-chest and dat little brown paper bag under your seat. May, you don't even got no fishin pole." Boudreaux answers, "May, dat be because dats all I need" And he proceeds to pull a stick of dynamite out of the brown paper bag, lights it, thows it in the water and watches it go boooom! All the fish in the area, being stunned, float to the top of the water.

The warden, by this time, can't believe his eyes. Half yelling, he says to Boudreaux, "May Boudreaux, I know we been knowin each udder for a long time, but man, you can't be doing dat, especially wid me being a game warden n all. May, dat's agin de law in a big way dat is." Boudreaux, without say a word, calmly reaches down into the bag (with the warden still rattling off), pulls out a stick, lights it, hands it to the warden and says, "You gonna talk, or you gonna fish?"



Happy Monkey  Thursday Oct 14 02:24 PM

I'm guessing Elspode was referring to the poison pill, rather than the TNT....



Elspode  Thursday Oct 14 02:39 PM

Yes, I was...but strangely, I considered telling the exact same joke that Buster did, but decided everyone had probably already heard it.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Oct 14 08:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsune
If some chemical binds to and removes the oxygen, the fish will die.

Oh, no! There must have been a hydrogen spill!

Hmm... I guess you can accurately say, "These fish drowned."
Stop that!


Eric  Thursday Oct 14 11:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
throwing poisonous pills in the river to "catch" the fish doesn't seem very sporting, does it?
yes, it does. peopel remove fishs' viscera as fast as they can, so they not fear the poison release into the fish. it is still good for consumption.
This action always means fatal destruction for fish. fortunately, it has been forbided by the local government


Kitsune  Thursday Oct 14 11:15 PM

Mmm... "Poison, poison, poison, tasty fish!"



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 15 09:00 PM

Quote:
fortunately, it has been forbided by the local government
That's a good idea in that the poison kills much more than the fish you want.
BTW- welcome to the Cellar, Eric.


York  Sunday Oct 17 04:07 AM

If the people know what the fishes died from, they will be told if they are good for consumption or not....i hope! Otherwise they will see it as a great oppurtunity to get those fishsticks!



Eric  Sunday Oct 17 05:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
BTW- welcome to the Cellar, Eric.
Thx.Bruce. and nice to meet you all guys in the cellar. BTW, I come form china , so pls forgive me if i say some wrong words because the English is not my mother tongue


York  Sunday Oct 17 06:28 AM

dont worry Eric, mine isnt either...but people seem to understand me pretty good! haha



Eric  Sunday Oct 17 09:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by York
dont worry Eric, mine isnt either...but people seem to understand me pretty good! haha
so, where are you come from , york?


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 17 06:35 PM

Where in China, Eric? We have a couple of members there.



Eric  Monday Oct 18 04:54 AM

Guangdong province china.Bruce , maybe you know billy who is my colleague.actually, he tell me this good cellar.



OnyxCougar  Monday Oct 18 10:14 AM

Quote:
he tell me this good cellar
Amen. It *is* good cellar, isn't it?


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 11:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric
Guangdong province china.Bruce , maybe you know billy who is my colleague.actually, he tell me this good cellar.
Oh, your one of Ding's friends. Cool, I hope you enjoy the Cellar.


Eric  Tuesday Oct 19 02:52 AM

I hope too and thx



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 19 11:05 PM

Hey, are you named after Eric the Red?



Eric  Wednesday Oct 20 03:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Hey, are you named after Eric the Red?
what's mean of "Eric the red"??


glatt  Wednesday Oct 20 08:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric
what's mean of "Eric the red"??
"Eric The Red" was a Viking explorer. He discovered Iceland or Greenland. I forget which. Maybe he found both. His son reached America centuries before Columbus.


CharlieG  Wednesday Oct 20 03:05 PM

As I often tell my wife, Eric the Red also knows rain - "Eric the red knows rain, dear"



dar512  Wednesday Oct 20 04:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieG
As I often tell my wife, Eric the Red also knows rain - "Eric the red knows rain, dear"



Trilby  Wednesday Oct 20 05:10 PM

Eric the Red is the ancestor of my people! Jump off, ye foul what-efer-'tis-ye are!



Eric  Thursday Oct 21 12:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieG
As I often tell my wife, Eric the Red also knows rain - "Eric the red knows rain, dear"
yeah, i know rain too.I can forecast the weather if it will be rain or not by observeing the cloud move direction.it sounds i am as great as Eric the red, doesn't it? If you want to get the skill as me, i give you 4 key points:
if the sky get black and dusk, you need pay attentiong to it:
1.the cloud towards the North, it will be sunny soon.
2.the cloud towards the East, it will be non-rain.
3.the cloud towards the South, it will be heavy rain.
4.the cloud towards the west, it will be slight rain.
Ps: maybe,there is some different between china and usa.


BrianR  Thursday Oct 21 02:43 PM

Lemme check my Farmers' Almanac and get back to you!



Eric  Friday Oct 22 02:32 AM

Brianr, do u have the farmer's almanac?? or are u a farmer?



Brown Thrasher  Friday Oct 22 01:23 PM

I wonder how many showers it took to get the stench off that poor fellow. Damn where's the soap.........



BrianR  Friday Oct 22 03:07 PM

Yes, Eric. I do have a copy of the Farmers' Almanac. I buy one every year. No, I am not a farmer. To the contrary, I manage to kill every plant I come across. I buy it for the predictions, homespun wisdom and silly advertisements. All in all, not a bad way to waste a few bucks.

Brian



wolf  Saturday Oct 23 01:41 AM

Eric, if you want an idea of what is in the "Farmer's Almanac" you can go to their website.

Oooh wow ... checked the long range weather and there's a lunar eclipse slated for Oct 27th!!



Eric  Saturday Oct 23 02:09 AM

thx, wolf. u show me a interesting website.I am thinking now if i can observe this lunar eclipse in china.
Brianr, it seem that the farmer's almanac were not used only by the farmer.



Brown Thrasher  Tuesday Oct 26 11:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR
Yes, Eric. I do have a copy of the Farmers' Almanac. I buy one every year. No, I am not a farmer. To the contrary, I manage to kill every plant I come across. I buy it for the predictions, homespun wisdom and silly advertisements. All in all, not a bad way to waste a few bucks.

Brian
Pleae try not to kill all the plants you come across. Some have medicinal and psycological value.


BrianR  Wednesday Oct 27 02:51 PM

Never ask me to baby-sit your fern.



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