Nation that survived Godzilla is now imperiled by giant jellyfish

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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/3599566.html
TOKYO - A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

Vast numbers of Nomura's jellyfish have appeared around Japan's coast since July, clogging and ripping fishing nets and forcing fishermen to spend hours hacking them apart before bringing home their reduced catches.

The jellyfish can be more than 6 feet in diameter and weigh up to 440 pounds. Despite their size, the invertebrates aren't toxic enough to cause serious harm to humans, but fishermen often wear goggles and protective clothing to avoid their stings.
 

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Vive La RÉVOLUTION!
 
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Bah, they're not purple. Else, things could've been much worse, jellitively speaking, of course. :rolleyes:
 
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My mercenaries are doing their job!
 
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Pengwuino said:
My mercenaries are doing their job!
Your mercenaries? Hah! Jellyfish wouldn't stoop so low as to be controlled by a silly flightless bird :rofl:
 
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Your mercenaries? Hah! Jellyfish wouldn't stoop so low as to be controlled by a silly flightless bird :rofl:

Fork over enough fish and jellyfish will do whatever you tell them to...
 
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Pengwuino said:
Fork over enough fish and jellyfish will do whatever you tell them to...
Hm.. how much fish are we talking about?
 
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Jelfish said:
Hm.. how much fish are we talking about?

20 salmon for every man jellyfish, woman jellyfish, and child jellyfish that would rise to arms for the Penguin Army.
 
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But Pengwuino, why do you want to take over Japan?
 
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We can use their ample coastlines as a staging ground for our South-East Asia campaign.
 
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Clearly this is another proof of Jellitivity, one of the finest in recent times, but just watch the cranks and crackpots deny it.
 
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The story was much funnier on the radio this morning. They were playing monster noises from Japanese horror movies and saying it was the sound the giant jellyfish made. RRRRRRAAAAAUUUUHHHHHH!!!
 

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