Thursday, January 28, 2010

The case of the talking carp

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
According to two fish-cutters at the New Square (30 miles north of Manhattan, New York) Fish Market, on this day in 2003 they were about the slaughter a 20-pound carp to make into gefilte fish for Sabbath dinner, when it suddenly began shouting apocalyptic warnings in Hebrew.

At 4 pm, Zalmen Rosen, a 57-year-old Hasidic father of eleven, and his co-worker, Luis Nivelo, a Gentile who does not understand Hebrew, were about to club the carp on the head when it began yelling "Tzaruch shemirah" and "Hasof bah", which, according to the shop owner, essentially means that everyone must account for themselves because the end is near.

Nivelo was understandably so shocked at the sight of a talking fish that he fell over, then ran into the front of the store screaming: "It's the Devil! The Devil is here!" Not all, however, believe that the talking fish was Satanic ...



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