Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More Wasabi For Gojira!

My friend John Hartwell alerted me to a fascinating discovery in Japan of a prehistoric shark being found alive. The individual shark wasn't from prehistoric times, mind you, just the species -- sharks live a long time, but hundreds of millions of years is a bit of a stretch even for them. Here's the photo:



And what follows is our e-mail exchange about the article:

Me: Wow, that's really cool! Thanks for sending it along. Of course, being Japanese they immediately cut it up and made sushi out of it, which is really too bad ...

John: yeah, but it was prehistoric sushi. so it was like they were ingesting the power of Godzilla!

Gojira! Gojira! More wasabe for Gojira!

3 comments:

Allen said...

Gamera is friend to children!

Gamera is really neat
He is filled with turtle meat.
We're all eating
Gam-er-a!

(Sorry, I just had an MST3k flashback.)

adam H said...

that looks totally cg. ima check ou the article though.

Anonymous said...

I interviewed a guy who has a collection of prehistoric shark teeth. One tooth was the size of a large pizza slice. That's just one tooth and a shark has hundreds. Those suckers were HUGE and mean. This shark looks like the runt of the litter, but just imagine a planet filled with the dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. Wonder if they're going to name a ride at Disneyworld after it?? -- Denise