June 22 2010

They’re Alive!

posted by Ana Samways at 9:10 am

These fish, which have been skinned, gutted and beheaded, are just about to be smothered in butter, wrapped in tin foil and baked, when all of a sudden…


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16 Responses to “They’re Alive!”

  • Lance says:

    That’s put me off fish, screw omega3 lol

  • Not Hungry says:

    I suppose it’s a little late to throw them back though…

  • Shashi says:

    maybe the foil stimulated nerves/reflexes or something?
    The lady taking the vid was remarkably calm I reckon!!

  • Molly says:

    Oooh! This happened to me once and no one believed me!

  • Jo says:

    I would be calling an electrician to get the earth fixed on the bench

  • Toni says:

    EEEWWWW and people wonder why I dont eat seafood!!

  • brutis says:

    they look more like eels then fish. all you need now is a video of someone winding up chickens before beheading them and watching them run around, (winding them up makes them do flips )

  • InvisiblePinkUnicorn says:

    Fish do move for some time after they are beheaded. Guess that’s how their nervous system is.

  • Lindy08 says:

    Eeeeewwww… that is gross!! No fish for me anymore?!?

  • Moata says:

    I would have been screaming the house down. Flippin heck!

  • Kelli says:

    I have seen flounders rustling around in a plastic bag after been out of the water for a little while lol

  • Michael says:

    There is no mystery here – the lemon on the tinfoil created a small electric current. Which stimulated the nerves in the fish and you get the thrashing around.

    Whack a zinc galvanised nail and an old copper coin into a lemon and touch your tongue to it – the tingle you feel is what happened to the fish fillets.

  • Edwin says:

    EEls! As Michael and Shashi commented, I guess the electrical stimulation from the lemon and aluminum foil too.

  • Lissa says:

    I had this happen with lobsters. I killed the lobster by plunging a knife it the head. I waited for the nervous system to stop and pulled the tail off. Well, the claws ejected themselves and started opening and shutting. I threw a kitchen towel on top and walked away. After it stopped, I cracked open the claws, which were not dislocated from the body, and took out the meat. The claw meat was twitching!! I put the kitchen towel and walked away again. Lesson learned. Boil the lobster first a bit. I’d rather have an over-done lobster than deal with that again!!

  • Lissa says:

    which were “now” dislocated, not “not”! Made no sense.

  • vinkredibLe says:

    next time kill it dead… :D i guess this would only happen to freshly caught seafood (actually, maybe any food that was once live).

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