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!


Allen said...

Gamera is friend to children!

Gamera is really neat
He is filled with turtle meat.
We're all eating

(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