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NFC: Flier/Phaser Fish
Just a note on the paragraph titled "Phaser Fish" in the latest Flier.
This came up on the Usenet last year. Many people were somewhat
skeptical (actually, incredulous is a better word for it!) of the claims
of burst eye vessels and death. It turns out this was a fabrication
by the reporter; they guy she interviewed never said any such
thing. I guess it was an attempt to make science more "interesting"
to the general public?
"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"