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WOW

By Pete Moore On April 6th, 2020

And that’s a real, justified “wow”.

51 Responses to “WOW”

  1. Stunning.

  2. It is astonishing.

    I didn’t realize that they could live so long.

  3. Breathtaking. What a beautiful animal.

  4. When the USA was born, that creature was already 149 years of age.

  5. A beautiful creature.

    Just don’t tell the Chinese, it will end up in a bowl of soup.

    To hell with the consequences.

  6. Paul McMahon,

    Breathtaking. What a beautiful animal.

    Say that again while listening to the music from Jaws.

  7. Harri,

    Just don’t tell the Chinese, it will end up in a bowl of soup.

    Hey, I actually like sharks fin soup.

    To hell with the consequences.

    Is a completely different species so we’re safe. We might even develop his immunity to cancer. 😀

  8. I had to go read up on this, they can live 300 to 500 years. The Keith Richards of the Sea.

  9. Hey, I actually like sharks fin soup.

    Murderer

    😏

  10. I wonder if he is starting to feel bored after 392 years just swimming around 😉

  11. A good likeness of Thornbellies

  12. Colm,

    I wonder if he is starting to feel bored after 392 years just swimming around 😉

    Perhaps he’s only got a 5-second memory like goldfish. (and before someone corrects me I know that’s not true).
    I wonder how much of the oceans he’s covered in his long life time.

  13. They reach sexual maturity only at 150 years of age. So for a century and a half it’s Maybe Dick.

  14. Noel.

    Very good 😀

    Dave.

    Many seas we should ponder.

    The South China Sea?, probably not, otherwise it would now be in a bowl accompanied by rice noodles and Pak Choi.

  15. My wife had a birthday recently and just yesterday received a Chinese cookbook in the post.
    She got really pissed off when I enquired whether it had a recipe for bat soup.
    As you’ll know, Harri, these Slavs don’t quite have our sense of humour.

  16. Harri
    //Many seas we should ponder.

    The South China Sea?, probably not, otherwise it would now be in a bowl accompanied by rice noodles and Pak Choi//

    That sounds delicious.

  17. That sounds delicious.

    Have to say Dave, I’ve never been a fan of Chinese food.

  18. Paul.

    A lot of people aren’t fans of Chinese food. My mum struggles with the MSG.
    I’m a fan of most cuisines. But I particularly like Chinese and Indian.
    I’ve been getting more into vegetarian dishes recently. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

  19. Most Americans have never tried Indian. I love it, it’s a whole universe of interesting things.

    Arabic food can be exceptionally healthy and delicious. There is a top shelf Arabic joint near me that I am very fond of.

  20. Dave

    I am very similar to you in that respective. I love both Indian and Chinese but am also trying to eat more vegetarian meals. Until recently I tried sticking to the practise of eating non meat meals during the week and saving the meat until the weekend but the recent change to being at home 7 days a week has thrown that a bit and I am eating more meat now but I will tr and get back into that routine.

  21. Phantom.

    I’ve not tried that much arabic food as there aren’t many Arabic restaurants near me. I did go to one in Manchester for a while ago, and I really enjoyed it.

    Colm.

    I’m doing something similar to you mate. I’m having one meat disk through the week, and one meat dish at the weekend. It’s not a hard and fast rule but but I’m sticking to it most of the time. It might be my imagination, but it seems to have improved my general health.

    I’ve been experimenting and making my own katsu curry sauce by mixing up spices and vegetables, included apples and blending it all together and cooking it out. It’s absolutely gorgeous, anything smothered in it tastes great.

  22. When times are better, I bet you could get a great Arabic meal in Liverpool or some other large city.

    This is a menu for the good quality Arabic place near me.

    A huge part of it is vegetarian friendly.

    Even standard things like hummus are freshly made, and are way better than what you ever get in a store.

    Will visit them soon!!

    https://tanoreen.com/menus/

  23. I can’t abide Chinese food Dave but would be quite fond on Indian cuisine.

    I think I’ve mentioned it here befote. I’m a very rare meat eater.

  24. Chinese and Indian food is nice.

    But fattening.

    😏

  25. I’d think that westernized Chinese and Indian would be fattening

    Very many slender middle income and up people in Asia, even though they eat rice every day.

  26. Phantom,

    When times are better, I bet you could get a great Arabic meal in Liverpool or some other large city.

    I’m pretty sure there are some great Arabic restaurants in Liverpool, and I know it’s only about 25 miles from me, but it’s a pain in the ass to get into the city centre.
    That being said, I’ll be more than happy to meet up with you next time you’re about Phantom.

    This is a menu for the good quality Arabic place near me.

    That menu is mouth watering.
    It’s almost worth taking a trip to New York for.

  27. Phantom,

    I’d think that westernized Chinese and Indian would be fattening

    Very true. I didn’t see many fat people in India.
    It made me realise just how bad our portion sizes in the West are.

  28. Paul

    I think I’ve mentioned it here befote. I’m a very rare meat eater.

    It’s interesting. It appears quite a lot of us regulars on ATW eat very little meat.
    And if I remember correctly or host David Vance, is vegetarian.

  29. Yes, and even within the west, the portions for Italians and French would of course be way more reasonable than those eaten by British or Americans.

    Why you see many obese Italian Americans but few obese Italians.

  30. I love both Indian and Chinese, Indian is hard to get, but as I have also said I live primarily off of a juice diet, but I indulge in meat. Steak, Ribs, BACON, pork chops, veal chops…. and a ton of chicken.

    The juice is my main sustenance….. but I’ll never say no to nice juicy burnt hunk of meat.

  31. David is strictly a vegan I believe and Im sure our Allan only eats Kosher meat 😉

  32. It made me realise just how bad our portion sizes in the West are

    Three words, the U.S.

    Jesus Christ. I was never able to finish food.

  33. The portions are generally too large here, and the childhood training of ” cleaning your plate ” can be very unhelpful

    It is very hard to unlearn

    I avoid some restaurants that have over huge portions for that reason.

  34. Colm,

    David is strictly a vegan I believe and Im sure our Allan only eats Kosher meat 😉

    Is David really Vegan, or are you joking? I’ve got lots of friends and relatives who are vegan. I love cheese and eggs, I think I’d struggle to be vegan.

    I thought Allan followed a halal diet.

  35. David is a Vegan.

  36. Paul McMahon,

    Three words, the U.S.

    Jesus Christ. I was never able to finish food.

    My brother who’s 6′ 4″, and has a healthy appetite, said exactly the same thing Paul.
    He could not believe the portion sizes in the US.
    He also said the staff in US restaurants were a hell of a lot nicer than the ones in the UK.

  37. Patrick Van Roy,

    David is a Vegan.

    Fair play to him. I wonder if hes got any good recipe ideas.

  38. He also said the staff in US restaurants were a hell of a lot nicer than the ones in the UK.

    All my British visitor friends say that ( though I have no problems with the restaurant service in Britain )

  39. Phantom,

    Yes, and even within the west, the portions for Italians and French would of course be way more reasonable than those eaten by British or Americans.

    I’ve holidayed and worked in France, and I have to say you’re absolutely right.
    They serve smaller portions of food, but it’s much, much tastier.
    I love French food, and the French.

    Patrick. I think this is your cue…..

  40. F the French…… and their runny cheese

  41. Phantom,

    All my British visitor friends say that ( though I have no problems with the restaurant service in Britain

    The servicing UK restaurants is usually good it’s just the staff are overly friendly.
    Perhaps the majority of Brits prefer it that way. My brother preferred the sassy American waitress though.

  42. Patrick Van Roy,

    F the French…… and their runny cheese

    I know what you mean. Sometimes when I used to go to a restaurant in the Alps when I was snowboarding, the smell of the raclette cheese melting, could be overpowering.

  43. And their runny cheese

    Three things the US should be in front of the International Criminal Court at the Hauge for crimes against humanity for :

    Processed ‘cheese’

    ‘Lite’ beer, (shudders)

    Mac n ‘cheese’

  44. I love cheese, but man it has to be firm…..

    My favorite is really well aged Sharp Provolone….. it stinks like a dead body, but mm mm good

  45. Patrick.

    Here’s a good YouTube channel for you to look at during the lockdown.
    I think you’re really like this guy you and him have a lot in common, he also is doing the juice diet.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/wranglerstar

  46. I’m not a fan of soft cheeses either.

    Really well aged Sharp Provolone

    A great choice, a nice bit of Stilton is beautiful too, particularly with grapes but my favourite is a good vintage farmhouse cheddar, particulary with a nice robust Rioja.

  47. I like soft and hard cheeses, especially soft and hard blue cheeses.

  48. This show is the talk of conversation all over the US now. Is it known there

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTdxsoa428

  49. This show is the talk of conversation all over the US now. Is it known there

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTdxsoa428

  50. This show is the source of conversation.

  51. Soft cheeses are great for mixing with other food and dishes and as spreads. A large slice of oatmeal bread covered in gorgonzola and a bottle of bear is as good a meal as any.

    The differences in body weight from country to country are significant.

    Here the averages for males:

    United States – 88.8 kg
    UK – Wales – 84.0 kg
    Ireland – 82.0 kg
    Canada – 80.3 kg
    France – 77.1 kg
    Brazil – 72.7 kg
    South Korea – 68.6 kg

    Although I assume the weight for Americans is falling, while Irish is probably rising.

    The average weight of both men and women in Asia is 57.7 kg, 70.8 kg in Europe and 80.7 kg in the US.
    74 pc of the US poplation is considered overweight and only 24 pc of the Asian.

    https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-12-439

    I went on a separation diet at the start of the year and went down from 90 kg to 79 in just 4 weeks, while more or less eating the same food as before.