Teens Survive Six Days Afloat Eating Jellyfish

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OK. Thanks for the explanation.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
I wonder if they ate the purple ones?
You mean the grape-jellyfish? Wouldn't be appropriate without peanut butter.
 
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hitssquad said:
I recall from one article that only the younger boy ate jellyfish, and that he did not eat very much. Digesting food takes water, and dehydration will kill a person a lot faster than starvation.

From that perspective, perhaps it was lucky for them that they lost their fishing tackle. I suspect that they would not have made it if they had been eating much of anything.
They drank ocean water though. And besides, fish have blood, which is much better drinking than ocean water.

Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
 
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franznietzsche said:
Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
That's catchy! Can I quote you on that?
 
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franznietzsche said:
They drank ocean water though.
They did not drink ocean water. They gargled it.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/02/cnna.long/

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The only thing we could do with the water was gargle salt water and spit it out. And it drizzled one night, and we licked water off the deck, trying to get something in us. So that's all we had.
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In the news story just linked by hitsquad the older brother says the younger brother ate jellyballs. These are also known as cannonball jellyfish. Apparently very common, and sometimes used as fishing bait.

JELLYFISH-SEA SCIENCE SERIES
Address:http://www.dnr.state.sc.us/marine/pub/seascience/jel [Broken]
 
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I ate jellyfish once, well I can't really say I ate it because it refused to go down my throat. Much like Fear Factor,except there wasen't a bucket.
 
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hypatia said:
I ate jellyfish once, well I can't really say I ate it because it refused to go down my throat. Much like Fear Factor,except there wasen't a bucket.
So someone dared a jellyfish to go down your throat, but it refused, giving up its chance at the 50 thousand dollars?
 
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:biggrin: Jellyfish as a panacea:
http://www.weeksbay.org/newsletter/Fall_2000/Pg9_1.htm [Broken]
For more than 1,000 years, Asians have been eating jellyfish for medicinal reasons to treat high blood pressure, arthritis, bronchitis, gout and even some cancers. Research continues. Jellyfish is an ideal diet food because it is low in fat, protein, cholesterol and calories.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
:biggrin: Jellyfish as a panacea:
Did you catch the last line? :

"Jellyfish have a crunchy texture asians describe as `music to the teeth.'"

Great link, Math!
 
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dared a jellyfish to go down your throat, but it refused,
Yes it lost its chance to win the 50,000 and become the jellyfish king, rule the world and all that good stuff that goes along with being king.
 

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