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« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2013, 08:44:02 PM »

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. Smiley

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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2013, 08:44:37 PM »

I love this thread!  Every time I look at it it inspires me to not eat and thus lose weight!
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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2013, 09:14:15 PM »

You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

Are you surprised? Most here are young 'uns, and male, still preoccupied with revolting things and bodily functions.  Wink

LOL, I read this at least three times before I realized that LBK hadn't said they were "still preoccupied with revolting thOngs and bolidy functions" - kept trying to remember the last time thongs were raised  here by those dastardly male young 'uns..

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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2013, 09:16:19 PM »

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. Smiley

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Then there are crayfish - the cockroaches of the sea.

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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2013, 09:17:05 PM »

I, for one, would be delighted if mid-30s is still considered young  angel
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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2013, 09:28:23 PM »

I, for one, would be delighted if mid-30s is still considered young  angel

We are young!

When I was 15 I'd thought 30 years old means really old.  I don't feel that way now.  Except for the part that I really need to exercise more so I can do more things.
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« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2013, 10:04:35 PM »

Anyone for some Kentucky Fried Cockroach?

Ah, that reminds me.

I went to a Family Life Conference many years ago, and sitting across me at brunch was a priest. I was talking to my husband, was ravenously hungry, and did not look at the food as I shoveled it into my mouth. Big mistake. As I bit into some stirred fried veggies, my tongue detected something long, skinny and sharp, and I quickly determined that it was cockroach. Putting my napkin over my face so as not to disturb the other guests, I quickly pulled it out of my mouth, which was no easy task as it was two inches long, and then I quickly went over to the banquet buffet, noticed some more cooked cockroaches (one to two inches long), and pointed them out to the waiter. The priest was impressed at my calmness, as he saw me put the beastie into my mouth, and wondered how I would handle it. He could not say anything to warn me because his mouth was full at that time. Father said that had another parishioner bitten into that cockroach, they would most likely have screamed. However, I did receive an A in entomology in college.

The restaurant offered me a free breakfast, but I declined. I lost my appetite for two weeks, but also lost 12 stubborn pounds. Smiley
What the heck? So K.F.Cockroaches is for real at KFC's? The restaurant put fried cockroaches in its buffet unkowingly?!!!
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« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2013, 10:09:26 PM »

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. Smiley
No, apparently crabs and spiders are quite distinct anthropods.
However, horsecrabs really are significantly related to spiders!!!
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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2013, 10:23:52 PM »

You are disgusting. (This whole thread. I just had to throw out my dinner now. Thanks, jerks.)

Are you surprised? Most here are young 'uns, and male, still preoccupied with revolting things and bodily functions.  Wink

Ageism and sexism all in one.

But really, this thread shows what low standards the FDA (and just about everyone else, for that matter) has when it comes to what they eat. It's sad.

"Shanghaiski, your Velveeta and rotel tomato dip is ready to eat."
"Oh, thank you!"
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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2013, 10:25:17 PM »

I love this thread! So much ideas how to enrich your lenten menu with proteins.

Surely there must be a Finnish equivalent to hakarl and lutefisk you could post about?
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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2013, 10:27:42 PM »

Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?


I think I was that guy. When I visited the Holy Land, that's what we were told. Locust or carob pods are ubiquitous, indigenous, and available annually. Insect locusts are only around every few years, IIRC. Are they even kosher?
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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2013, 10:49:53 PM »

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. Smiley
No, apparently crabs and spiders are quite distinct anthropods.
However, horsecrabs really are significantly related to spiders!!!

I was thinking about the way crabs navigate with their long legs when I said that "crabs are like giant spiders of the sea." Have you ever seen those huge kelp crab that we have on the Pacific Coast? Nasty guys. I had some close encounters of the worst kind. One just missed grabbing my finger. Shivers!

There is even a land spider that resembles a sand crab. Cute little thing.

Arthropods are diverse and fascinating.
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2013, 10:51:05 PM »

Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?


I think I was that guy. When I visited the Holy Land, that's what we were told. Locust or carob pods are ubiquitous, indigenous, and available annually. Insect locusts are only around every few years, IIRC. Are they even kosher?

Good question.
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2013, 11:24:56 PM »

Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?


I think I was that guy. When I visited the Holy Land, that's what we were told. Locust or carob pods are ubiquitous, indigenous, and available annually. Insect locusts are only around every few years, IIRC. Are they even kosher?

Good question.

Yes, locusts are the only invertibrate that are Kosher.

This threads pretty gross.  LOL

However, I did eat a fuzzy noodle my daughter dropped under the table 2 days ago....
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2013, 11:26:31 PM »


However, I did eat a fuzzy noodle my daughter dropped under the table 2 days ago....

Now that's taking "waste not, want not" just a bit too far ....  Tongue Tongue laugh
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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2013, 11:37:24 PM »

i used to eat cherries with those little red or white worms inside all the time. I mean never really bothered to get them out when climbing the tree and eating them up there.
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« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2013, 09:50:41 AM »

However, I did eat a fuzzy noodle my daughter dropped under the table 2 days ago....
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« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2013, 11:51:02 PM »

I wouldn't eat mushroom soup if I knew there were mushrooms in it.

Heretic! There is no better soup than chanterelle one.
Actually, Poland is the only place I've ever eaten the mushrooms.
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« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2013, 11:54:26 PM »

People are missing the obvious issue here.

Does this break the Lenten fast?

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Of course not, insects are invertebrates, and thus very edible items for Great Lent.

Snails are also invertebrates as are shrimp (insects of the sea).

So is lobster and crab Wink

Crabs are like giant spiders of the sea. Smiley
In Arabic we call lobster "sea locusts" and shrimp "sea fleas."
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« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2013, 11:59:14 PM »

Regarding grasshoppers and locusts:

A metabolic change occurs when conditions are ripe which triggers simple grasshoppers to change into large locusts which can form into huge clouds and migrate causing much damage to agricultural crops.

It is said that St. John the Forerunner fasted on honey and locusts.
However, some guy here on OC.net said that it was not really locusts but the locust tree fruit.

What do the Church Fathers have to say?

Did St. John eat the grasshoppers known as locusts?


I think I was that guy. When I visited the Holy Land, that's what we were told. Locust or carob pods are ubiquitous, indigenous, and available annually. Insect locusts are only around every few years, IIRC. Are they even kosher?

Good question.
Yes, locusts are kosher Leviticus 11:20-23. But the rabbis allowed only a few species, and have further restricted them.

Evidently some monastic circles had problems with the idea that St. John the Baptist ever ate any living thing, and debated whether his diet consisted of locusts or carob.
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« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2013, 12:01:46 AM »

In Arabic we call lobster "sea locusts" and shrimp "sea fleas."

... either the shrimps are tiny or the fleas are huge in those countries .....  Shocked laugh laugh
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« Reply #66 on: February 20, 2013, 12:11:22 AM »

So you think eating a few maggots with your soup is going to kill you, Maria? Sounds like a good source of protein to me. Wink Grin

That is exactly what Dr. Travis said, PeterTheAleut.

In Egypt and in the Middle East, humans enjoy a delicacy consisting of chocolate-covered swollen ant abdomens filled with honey.
News to me.  Repletes is definitely not an Arabic word.

A replete is a word used in entomology to describe the worker ant that stores honey in its abdomen for the hive to use. People harvest these repletes by detaching the abdomen from the ant, and then dipping it into chocolate. It tastes much like a honey filled rice crispy. They are delicious and sweet.

Funny, the former king of Saudi Arabic gifted these delicacies to my dad when he visited that country as part of a scientific delegation from the USA. The boxes of chocolate were inscribed in Arabic.
Sure it didn't say "Do not eat"?  They're not halaal.

Maybe ifranji gifts for the ifranj.
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« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2013, 02:11:08 AM »

In Arabic we call lobster "sea locusts" and shrimp "sea fleas."

... either the shrimps are tiny or the fleas are huge in those countries .....  Shocked laugh laugh
A flea that big would be able to jump to the moon! Shocked
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« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2013, 02:57:43 AM »

I opened a can of boysenberry jam and found an earwig in the top 1/8 inch.
Apparently, earwigs are commonly found in boysenberry jam as they hide in the fruit.
I lost my appetite for boysenberry jam for about a month.

Oh, people who are allergic to honeybees might react to wine as honeybees are often crushed along with the grapes.
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« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2013, 04:13:01 AM »

I opened a can of boysenberry jam and found an earwig in the top 1/8 inch.
Apparently, earwigs are commonly found in boysenberry jam as they hide in the fruit.
I lost my appetite for boysenberry jam for about a month.

Oh, people who are allergic to honeybees might react to wine as honeybees are often crushed along with the grapes.
Hey, maybe the honey will sweeten the wine. Cheesy

I've eaten snails before. Who knows what dung heaps they may have crawled over? Huh Oh, that's right, they were sea snails. Then again, I imagine fish dung will eventually make its way to the bottom of the sea. Wink
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I opened a can of boysenberry jam and found an earwig in the top 1/8 inch.
Apparently, earwigs are commonly found in boysenberry jam as they hide in the fruit.
I lost my appetite for boysenberry jam for about a month.

Oh, people who are allergic to honeybees might react to wine as honeybees are often crushed along with the grapes.
Hey, maybe the honey will sweeten the wine. Cheesy

I've eaten snails before. Who knows what dung heaps they may have crawled over? Huh Oh, that's right, they were sea snails. Then again, I imagine fish dung will eventually make its way to the bottom of the sea. Wink

No doubt, the honeybee's honey will sweeten the pot of wine.

Sea slugs are also very interesting. Asians like to eat the animals that creep on the bottom of our oceans and seas: Sea urchins, sea slugs, and sea snail. I took an upper division class in marine invertebrates. It was a fascinating class. The professor kept a pet octopus in his large invertebrate classroom tank. The critter was an escape artist. Our professor fattened it as almost all of the invertebrates placed in that tank were fair game for the octopus, and then the professor cooked and ate it at the end of the class. PETA would be so happy (No!).

Clams are also bottom feeders and so are shrimp, lobster, and crabs.
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