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At 155 he finally eeled over and died
08-08-2014, 03:32 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155.

In 1859 an 8-year-old Swede by the name of Samuel Nilsson threw the eel into the well. While the act may be reminiscent of children throwing strange objects into toilets in modern times, it was in fact common practice to throw an eel in your well.

Many towns didn't have public water systems until the 1960s, and eels ate the flies and other creepy crawlies, keeping the house's water supply clean .

"Eels normally only live to be seven years old," Kjellman told The Local. "They usually get so fat and their intestinal canals stop working. But this one just lived and lived and lived."

The eel had unusually and disproportionately large eyes - "grotesquely large", Kjellman remarked - due to a lifetime in the dark well, and may have undergone other odd changes as well.

İmage
The eel in 1959. Photo: Private

http://www.thelocal.se/20140808/worlds-o...-in-sweden

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08-08-2014, 03:41 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Strange. Like spontaneous evolution.
These threads always go right towards fish puns, so please, don't do that on porpoise. Odd as well, I felt so good this morning I dropped a sand dollar in the box for Jerry's Squids.

İmage

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08-08-2014, 04:39 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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"eel be back". 13.gif
08-08-2014, 04:45 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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eel need a heck of a sturgeon for that.

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08-08-2014, 04:52 PM #5
White Ribbon call me
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it was probably a ghost eel anyway.. the original one died years ago.. 13.gif
08-08-2014, 05:14 PM #6
yankees skier
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eel never be the same.

Biere.
08-08-2014, 05:20 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-08-2014, 04:52 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  it was probably a ghost eel anyway.. the original one died years ago.. 13.gif

I hear he was eel for years before he died 13.gif
08-08-2014, 05:22 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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whisper.gif *It's bad to speak eel of the dead*

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08-09-2014, 03:40 AM #9
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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why'd he die ?

couldn't he be eel'd ?

oh ! yea , I see ,,,
he just wasn't eeling well

well

back to drinking from the Tap



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