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Why is it that there is no way to even mention anything about sea cucumbers without giggling and the thinly-veiled sexual innuendo? Seeing them, as a kid, on the floor of the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic sea, my thoughts mainly went toward scatological…
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Comments

  1. #1 John McKay
    October 22, 2007

    I say “bah” to your sea cucumber. Look at it. It’s flaccid and purple–a sissy color. The true ultimate phallic symbol is a hard salami, soprasetta d’abuzzio perhaps.

  2. #2 Sheril R. Kirshenbaum
    October 23, 2007

    As if my species of study didn’t already make me blush, now you’ve publicly called attention it’s phallic characteristics… Interesting choice of photograph.

  3. #3 Andrew
    October 23, 2007

    im more of an oarfish…

  4. #4 VJB
    October 23, 2007

    I understand the Arabic colloquial name translates as ‘p*nis of the sea’ for certain behavioral reasons. Fresh sea cucumber is a favorite of mine when I visit China.

  5. #5 greg
    October 25, 2007

    Sea cucumber guts are also one of the most expensive sushi items you can buy in Japan. It’s actually very tasty, but only available in the most exclusive restaurants. Yum.

  6. #6 McBlawg
    November 5, 2007

    “The eye’s have it”

    According to a report today in New Scientist, ye olde sea cucumber may have an interesting application:-

    http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn12878-patent-roundup-sea-cucumber-corneas.html

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