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Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:01:13 PM »
The Local, Sweden's English language newspaper, tells us that Swedes have been warned off swimming in the nude following the discovery of Pacu fish in Swedish waters. This usually vegetable and nut eating fish and relative of the Piranha has been known to attack and eat 'testicles'. In some cases leading to the death of fishermen in other parts of the world.

One more reason to always dress modestly, even when swimming.

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 04:06:56 PM »
So they do eat vegetables and nuts  :o  ::).

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 04:08:37 PM »
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 04:16:45 PM »
So they do eat vegetables and nuts  :o  ::).

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 04:17:31 PM »
Really fierce some little so-on-so's. Must admit at first I thought it was a cock and bull story but after checking around these little blighters exist and do exactly what the Swedes describe.

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 04:22:40 PM »
Must...resist...improper...jokes...

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 05:00:26 PM »
Poor Swedish Pacu fishes, looking for non-existant food.
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 05:11:18 PM »
Must...resist...improper...jokes...
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 08:30:54 PM »
i just saw on the news last week one of these paku fish was caught by a fisherman in a lake in Virgina. they look like a big pirana with human looking teeth.

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2013, 09:37:32 PM »
I saw the same story in the news:

http://www.thelocal.se/49558/20130809/
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The fish species is more usually found in warmer climes, and has a reputation as something of a ball breaker among male swimmers, an expert confirmed for The Local.

"The pacu is not normally dangerous to people but it has quite a serious bite, there have been incidents in other countries, such as Papua New Guinea where some men have had their testicles bitten off," said Henrik Carl, fish expert at the Danish museum.

Did someone empty their fish tank?
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 10:30:39 PM »
I am surprised that the Pacu are doing ok in water that cold...

They keep introducing them to non native areas, and they keep taking over.

I have eaten Pacu (when i lived in the Amazon) and they are yummy eating fish, which is why they keep introducing them, believing that since they are not predatory, they won't change the predator pyramid.


Humans are dumb this way....

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »
So they do eat vegetables and nuts  :o  ::).
I read your post before the original post, and I died laughing...lol!!!
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 12:57:38 AM »
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 01:16:29 AM »
There is a whole episode of River Monsters about nut-eating Pacu.
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2013, 01:18:58 AM »
There is a whole episode of River Monsters about nut-eating Pacu.


Indeed there is. My future husband hosts that show, one of my favorites.  :laugh:


Papua New Guinea also imported them, to 'assist' in giving the population more food.

Backfired when they started crunching on dudes.


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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 01:40:00 AM »
The Local, Sweden's English language newspaper, tells us that Swedes have been warned off swimming in the nude following the discovery of Pacu fish in Swedish waters. This usually vegetable and nut eating fish and relative of the Piranha has been known to attack and eat 'testicles'. In some cases leading to the death of fishermen in other parts of the world.

One more reason to always dress modestly, even when swimming.
Hey, for years swimming in the nude was so normal it wasn't even called skinny dipping.
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 04:59:15 AM »
 ;D And the clear message from our environment guys is put your swimming trunks on before entering the water, you could be at a lose without them. Be careful out there.

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 09:01:52 AM »
Swedish fish... :P
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 09:11:50 AM »
Everybody loves Swedes. :police:

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 11:54:46 AM »
Poor Swedish Pacu fishes, looking for non-existant food.

So what exactly are you saying about Swedish men? 

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Research shows that the "flavor of [farmed] pacu is comparable to that of hybrid striped bass, tilapia, and rainbow trout, but superior to catfish." In South America, pacu are prized for their sweet, mild flavor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacu

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2013, 01:05:46 PM »
Must...resist...improper...jokes...

I'm impressed by the level of restraint here. Not a single Swedish meatball joke. Well done guys!

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2013, 02:00:14 PM »
Poor Swedish Pacu fishes, looking for non-existant food.

So what exactly are you saying about Swedish men? 


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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »
So they do eat vegetables and nuts  :o  ::).
I read your post before the original post, and I died laughing...lol!!!
Did you resurrect laughing, too?
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2013, 09:51:52 AM »
Great! We need more sopranos in our choir. :laugh:
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2013, 09:54:58 AM »
Oh good.  One more thing to worry about.
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 12:47:18 PM »
So they do eat vegetables and nuts  :o  ::).
I read your post before the original post, and I died laughing...lol!!!
Did you resurrect laughing, too?
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Re: Swedish men warned of testicle chomping fish
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2013, 05:06:27 PM »
There is something fishy about this story.
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