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May 19, 2015

Question of the decade (so far): "What happens when you give eels cocaine?"


Personally, I can’t think of a sea creature more horrific than the eel.
It has all the negative qualities of a fish (might touch you while swimming, incapable of feeling love), plus all the negative qualities of a snake (has no limbs at all yet somehow manages to move around)—plus, in some cases, all the negative qualities of a poorly-grounded home appliance. In fact, if I were choosing something to encounter in open water, I’d rank only one fish lower than an eel: an eel that’s been marinating in cocaine. Unfortunately for me, a team of Italian scientists has been exposing European eels to low doses of cocaine to monitor the effect of the drug. Dr. Eelgood | Hakai Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 19, 2015 10:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Once you get the eel hooked then he can hang out on the coral corner slinging bags to the other eels.

Posted by: tripletap [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2015 3:52 AM

Teens in Italy have been spotted at the Sarno River
shoving eel's up their noses.

Posted by: Kelvin [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2015 9:48 AM

If it eels good do it.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 20, 2015 1:42 PM

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