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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 07/17/2012 :  10:34:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner
[Seems appropriate that Lutfisk reserved for Xmas and Easter, though. At Xmas, it might remind one of the Holy Afterbirth, and at Easter, of the rotting Zombie Jesus.

Are you sure you're not confusing lutfisk with fermented herring?
Lutfisk has a smell somewhat similar to cooked egg-whites. Fermented herring (or Surströmming in Swedish) truly smells like what a zombie invasion would smell like. A wrongly opened tin-can (which is pressurised from the fermentation process) would render a house uninhabitable for a few weeks. Ok, I'm exaggerating, but it would be an interesting Mythbusters episode similar to the "get rid of skunk odour"-episode.
If a can is opened outdoors, neighbours at least five blocks downwind will know...

Those people inclined to eat fish, and being brave enough to try to properly open a can and prepare a sandwich with fermented herring, will say it tastes better than they thought.
Which is not convincing to me, who prefer eating fish fingers.
The less fish the fish tastes, the better.

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 07/17/2012 10:39:11
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2012 :  11:19:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by HalfMooner
[Seems appropriate that Lutfisk reserved for Xmas and Easter, though. At Xmas, it might remind one of the Holy Afterbirth, and at Easter, of the rotting Zombie Jesus.

Are you sure you're not confusing lutfisk with fermented herring?
Lutfisk has a smell somewhat similar to cooked egg-whites. Fermented herring (or Surströmming in Swedish) truly smells like what a zombie invasion would smell like. A wrongly opened tin-can (which is pressurised from the fermentation process) would render a house uninhabitable for a few weeks. Ok, I'm exaggerating, but it would be an interesting Mythbusters episode similar to the "get rid of skunk odour"-episode.
If a can is opened outdoors, neighbours at least five blocks downwind will know...

Those people inclined to eat fish, and being brave enough to try to properly open a can and prepare a sandwich with fermented herring, will say it tastes better than they thought.
Which is not convincing to me, who prefer eating fish fingers.
The less fish the fish tastes, the better.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2012 :  11:26:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For those of you who like exotic national delicacies, behold "Adidas," grilled or fried chicken feet, Filipino style:


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2012 :  05:29:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was fooling around with Google Images, which lets one input an image, and then finds it or a "similar" image on the Internet. I input the URL for a news page's image of James Holmes, the (alleged) Aurora, Colorado mass killer, asking for similar images. I was hoping to perhaps see him in some different context.

Here's the results page I got:

* Click image for larger version *

* Click image for larger version *

The first two images are of Holmes, versions of the image I'd input. The rest, hardly similar. All I can figure is that Google's software saw human heads and somewhat similar gray backgrounds. Google needs to work on that. Seriously.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1877 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2012 :  10:04:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

For those of you who like exotic national delicacies, behold "Adidas," grilled or fried chicken feet, Filipino style:


How was it? Is there a technique to eating chicken feet? I usually try anything and many times am pleasantly surprised. And other times I'll know to never eat that again.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2012 :  10:33:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by moakley

How was it? Is there a technique to eating chicken feet? I usually try anything and many times am pleasantly surprised. And other times I'll know to never eat that again.
Sorry, I have not tried adidas, nor learned how they are eaten. Imagining it suffices. I have never become much of an "adventure gourmet," to put it mildly.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 07/22/2012 10:35:31
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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
1414 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2012 :  10:43:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by moakley

How was it? Is there a technique to eating chicken feet? I usually try anything and many times am pleasantly surprised. And other times I'll know to never eat that again.
Sorry, I have not tried adidas, nor learned how they are eaten. Imagining it suffices. I have never become much of an "adventure gourmet," to put it mildly.

Rationally I know that food gets digested into basic components of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, but the irrational feelings of disgust can be overwhelming.
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sailingsoul
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2830 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2012 :  15:05:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by moakley

Originally posted by HalfMooner

For those of you who like exotic national delicacies, behold "Adidas," grilled or fried chicken feet, Filipino style:


How was it? Is there a technique to eating chicken feet? I usually try anything and many times am pleasantly surprised. And other times I'll know to never eat that again.
Why are there three feet, are they from Colorado Reds?. When I was in Colorado driving on the freeway, this chicken passed me at 65mph. I was shocked because as it passed me it looked like it had three legs! Moving that fast it was hard to tell for sure. About a mile ahead it turned down a dirt driveway and left a cloud of dust as she disappeared behind the house at the end of the long driveway. Never seeing such a fast running chicken before I slowed down and pulled into the driveway to inquire at the house. I knocked on the door and a man came to the door. I told him about the chicken and he told me that he was a chicken farmer and reaised chickens, three legged ones he named "Colorado Reds". He explained his favorate part was the leg, his wife preferred the leg too. He further explained that he deveploed a three legged chicken after their little girl let it known that she preferred the leg too. I asked him how does it taste and he said,,,


"I don't know, we havent caught one yet!" ;)

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
Edited by - sailingsoul on 07/22/2012 15:08:17
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2012 :  22:22:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Why are there three feet, are they from Colorado Reds?. When I was in Colorado driving on the freeway, this chicken passed me at 65mph. I was shocked because as it passed me it looked like it had three legs! Moving that fast it was hard to tell for sure. About a mile ahead it turned down a dirt driveway and left a cloud of dust as she disappeared behind the house at the end of the long driveway. Never seeing such a fast running chicken before I slowed down and pulled into the driveway to inquire at the house. I knocked on the door and a man came to the door. I told him about the chicken and he told me that he was a chicken farmer and reaised chickens, three legged ones he named "Colorado Reds". He explained his favorate part was the leg, his wife preferred the leg too. He further explained that he deveploed a three legged chicken after their little girl let it known that she preferred the leg too. I asked him how does it taste and he said,,,


"I don't know, we havent caught one yet!" ;)

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2012 :  15:09:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My brother is currently visiting us from Sweden. He was surprised by how fast the Sun set in the evening and wondered why that would be. I simply told him that the Earth spins faster in Canada. How we laughed.

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2012 :  15:21:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Hawks

My brother is currently visiting us from Sweden. He was surprised by how fast the Sun set in the evening and wondered why that would be. I simply told him that the Earth spins faster in Canada. How we laughed.


He should see how fast it sets in the tropics! The Earth spins twice as fast in the Philippines than in Canada.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Hawks
SFN Regular

Canada
1383 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2012 :  19:22:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just had the good fortune to visit the Burgess Shale, specifically the Walcott quarry. I won't go into any details about this site as many others have done so previously, and done so much better than I could ever hope to. I will say, however, that it was a fantastic day. The weather was perfect, the hike up to the quarry was lovely and the site itself was great. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay up there for an hour (being that the site is UNESCO listed, you have to go on a guided tour).

There were various Cambrian fossils scattered about the place, mostly trilobites. Some of these were very well preserved. The best part was finding a slab of rock that was practically begging to be split open. When I first found it, it looked like it contained nothing. However, simply inserting a finger nail into a crack in it and applying very gentle pressure it split open, revealing a trilobite that no one had ever seen before (I don't mean to imply that it was new to science, simply that no one had seen this particular specimen before). Seeing something that no one or nothing has seen for over 500 million years is pretty cool.

The guide was also able to reveal that they "recently" had found Walcott's original campsite. Charles Walcott was the guy who found the site in 1909, described loads of specimens and hauled tens of thousands of them, first to his campsite and then down the mountain. Given how many fossils he found he discarded LOADS of them at his campsite. Alledgedly, many of these were in very good shape. If they open that site up for visitors, I'll defintely go there.


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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13377 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2012 :  19:43:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

For those of you who like exotic national delicacies, behold "Adidas," grilled or fried chicken feet, Filipino style:


I've eaten chicken feet several times in China Town. It's kind of a regular with thing with dim sum.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25909 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2012 :  20:07:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ig, that is all so awesome! Congrats!

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13377 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2012 :  01:19:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Hawks

I just had the good fortune to visit the Burgess Shale, specifically the Walcott quarry. I won't go into any details about this site as many others have done so previously, and done so much better than I could ever hope to. I will say, however, that it was a fantastic day. The weather was perfect, the hike up to the quarry was lovely and the site itself was great. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay up there for an hour (being that the site is UNESCO listed, you have to go on a guided tour).

There were various Cambrian fossils scattered about the place, mostly trilobites. Some of these were very well preserved. The best part was finding a slab of rock that was practically begging to be split open. When I first found it, it looked like it contained nothing. However, simply inserting a finger nail into a crack in it and applying very gentle pressure it split open, revealing a trilobite that no one had ever seen before (I don't mean to imply that it was new to science, simply that no one had seen this particular specimen before). Seeing something that no one or nothing has seen for over 500 million years is pretty cool.

The guide was also able to reveal that they "recently" had found Walcott's original campsite. Charles Walcott was the guy who found the site in 1909, described loads of specimens and hauled tens of thousands of them, first to his campsite and then down the mountain. Given how many fossils he found he discarded LOADS of them at his campsite. Alledgedly, many of these were in very good shape. If they open that site up for visitors, I'll defintely go there.


Cool!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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