Wednesday, September 08, 2010

This Is the First and the Last Time I Will Say This: OMG!





(Above: May I have a glass of that, please?)

There are SHRIMP in New York City's drinking water! Tiny, microscopic crustaceans! The clear-thinking folks at National Geographic have tried their best to assure the water-drinking public that the wee beasties aren't dangerous (and they ARE kosher). But OMG! There are SHRIMP in New York City's drinking water. I LOVE shrimp!

24 Comments:

Blogger Rileydog said...

Wow, there's nothing for me to say except, well, OMG!!! That's AWESOME!!!!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummmmm...............if i lived in new york, i wouldnt drink that. shrimp freak me out.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous The355 lives said...

Ahaha only you would be happy!! Remind me not to tell my grandmother then she won't even drink water and note to self don't drink the water either.
Amanda

11:48 PM  
Blogger tanita davis said...

Heh. Well, that creates a meal shortcut for someone...

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Kestrel13 said...

Shrimp are yum! I would drink it...but only if it was cooked.

7:26 AM  
OpenID munna said...

oh gosh ...those poor shrimp D: and what about the vegetarians of the city?! they'll have to stop drinking the tap water.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous EQ said...

Blurgh...the things I've seen happen from bad drinking water, I wouldn't. Really. That's how you get cholera, amoebas (which are pretty cool, actually, but I wouldn't want them inside me), all kinds of worms (like TAPEWORMS), typhoid, botulism (and NOT the kind that makes you look younger!), SARS, hep A, polio, sometimes even salmonella! (OK, I looked up the last 5. But still!)

Did I mention how cool amoebas are? They're like the blob monsters in all those old movies, you wouldn't BELIEVE the kinds of stuff they ENGULF and slowly digest inside their slimy interior...

Ananka:squids::me:amoebas

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REALLY???!! how big? I will be buying bottled water for THE REST OF MY LIFE!

6:58 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

You all know NYC water comes from where I live and the Catskills right? So its bot really clean water unless pipes get contaminated. Good catfish fishing too. My uncle says they're huge. But the DEC get pissed if u do. Ah well.

8:47 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

And u said OMG twice. Once in ur title and in ur entry. Just not picking. Sorry

8:48 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

So mr bugs bunny, tell me about the beginning.

Thunder! Lightning! Two tiny amoebas!

not that far back mr. Bugs

Oh, I was a small rabbit....

I luv that!!!!!!!!!!!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Eeeeewww... Aren't shrimp insects [no offence]...? ;A;

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeew, seafood!

what do you think would happen to the little buggers if you boiled the water? what about freezing the water? do you think theyd die or live?

9:32 PM  
Anonymous T said...

I'm sorry, but I hate shrimp. Actually, I hate all seafood except for calamari. The tentacle parts freak me out though, just the ring kind for me. Please don't go drinking only tap water. Please don't drink it 24/7. I'm sorry, I just don't think I could handle the trauma of the world's best author dying.

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

Oh no!
That last comment was posted by me. Toodles***, I just accidentally hit enter after only hitting me. Oh, and I forgot, do you know the time period in which you will be travelliing? And please come to Australia! (Okay, you have some excuses not to, it is expensive to fly all the way over here and back, and the flight is REALLY long.)

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

You said "OMG" twice, Ananka. Although I don't blame you because that is awesome. I really need to move.

@Kitty: Shrimp (and other crustaceans) and insects are both arthropods.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Hana said...

OMG, EW! xD OK, that's the only reason I'm glad I don't live in New York. (And when I visit, remind me to only drink bottled water...)

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EWEWEWEWEWEWEWE EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

6:35 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

@Hana: Don't drink bottled water; it's bad for your teeth XD Drink instead:

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11:26 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! thank goodness I don't have to deal with shrimpy water!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"mm, flavored tap water! what flavor is this?"
"um, its not flavored."
*gagging noises* "oh no, i was poisoned!! actually, it tastes like seafood. i LIKE seafood..."
"um. ok then. uh. why dont you clean up all the water you coughed on the floor so no one slips on it. and you probably dont want to drink any more of it."

thats just a random little scene i imagined when i read that post.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Please, can I come live with you so I can have shrimp for the price of water?

5:21 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Well that's bad new for us vegetarians...and we thought water was the only 100% safe thing..

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that a shrimp or a flea? It's a shrea!! (or a flimp....) hee hee...
Man of many faces :P ;P :O ;O

5:21 PM  

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