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OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 10, 2013 07:42PM
[www.cnn.com]

- Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, as the saying goes, male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia are being warned about a fish infamous for munching on testicles.
Yes, you read that right.
The Pacu, native to South America, was found by a fisherman in the Danish/Swedish strait of Oresund, according to experts at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
Though the fish has big teeth and looks menacing, it is generally known as a friendly cousin of the piranha. The Pacu's large teeth aren't as sharp as the piranha's but are "fully capable" of severing fishing lines and fingers, the museum's experts said. Oh yeah, and the Pacu is vegetarian, unlike it's meat-eating cousin.








Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2013 07:42PM by pRICE cUBE.
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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 10, 2013 09:03PM
"male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia" shouldn't have a problem..
I'm thinking that pretty much any time of year, ones tender bits reside nestled warmly about an inch below the stomach once hitting Scandinavian water... leaving nothing dangling vulnerable for the evil vegetarian nut munching fish.



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: miK.
Date: August 10, 2013 10:11PM
Come on... if you have the balls to do it, go right ahead.



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Spiff
Date: August 10, 2013 11:55PM
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Paul F.
"male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia" shouldn't have a problem..
I'm thinking that pretty much any time of year, ones tender bits reside nestled warmly about an inch below the stomach once hitting Scandinavian water... leaving nothing dangling vulnerable for the evil vegetarian nut munching fish.
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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 11, 2013 12:16AM
What's with these South American fish?

[en.wikipedia.org]



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 11, 2013 01:28AM
I was going to post that one too Speedy.
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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: DP
Date: August 11, 2013 07:52AM
Why would it munch testicles if it's vegetarian?
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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: August 11, 2013 08:32AM
Vegetarians can still eat nuts.



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 11, 2013 11:46AM
Actually, I think the 3 words they don't want to hear are: "Are these yours?"



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Black
Date: August 11, 2013 03:26PM
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Vegetarians can still eat nuts.


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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: August 11, 2013 05:16PM
I hate stupid crap like this. "I read on the internet about a guy who said he learned about this fish from a teevee show that interviewed somebody who knew a government official who talked to somebody who knew for a fact that pacu were biting dudes in the nuts."

I've swum in piranha-infested waters; I even thought for one panic-inducing moment that I was being bitten by one (false alarm!). I've kept both pacu and red-bellied piranha in an aquarium. The FUD around these fish is absurd. The Christwire article just takes it one more step into satire.

Until this recent myth, whenever a pacu was found in some lake, local news would run stories about how pacu were close cousins of piranhas (true) and only an expert can tell them apart (false). They'd leave out the part about how pacu eat fruits and nuts, and don't have sharp teeth. I guess this new gory twist gets more links/ratings/eyeballs.

And pacu are always being found in some lake. They're for sale at most pet shops, but they get big, too big, and irresponsible owners dump them. If the fish live and breed, that's a problem, like lionfish in the Carribean or pythons in Florida. More often, they starve or freeze to death or die from the alkalinity.

Something cool and true: the red-bellied piranha is fierce, but it's still a shoaling fish. As long as they have enough food, they won't turn on each other. Nor will they attack red-bellied pacu, which mimic the look of the red-bellied piranha. I kept a couple piranha with a pacu for years. They got along just fine, and I still have both testicles and most of my fingers.



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Re: OT: 3 words skinny dippers don't ever want to hear: Testicle Biting Fish
Posted by: haikuman
Date: August 11, 2013 10:22PM
I also believe fish with Testicles can be a nuisance ~!~!~!~



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Re: Testicle
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 12, 2013 11:14AM
so is this a TEST of your manhood.......???



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Re: Testicle
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 12, 2013 03:18PM
Well....whatever remains of it.



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