Today I learned about partially blinding female shrimp/prawns to make the produce more eggs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Gerald Ratner, ex-CEO of a budget jewelry chain, destroyed Β£500 million in company value with a single speech in which he called his products "total crap" and "cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn't last as long." Such gaffes are now known as "doing a Ratner." wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald…
Hours before being killed by a massive heart attack at 51, James Gandolfini dined on a double order of fried king prawns and a pile of foie gras washed down with two pina coladas, four shots of rum, and a couple beers. nypost.com/2013/06/21/sop…
The northern prawn is born male but after 1 to 2 years the testes change to ovaries and the prawn spends the rest of its life female. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine of SE Asia. Laksa consists of thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup based on either rich and spicy curry coconut milk or on sour asam. CNN Travel ranked 7th most delicious food in world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The Prawns in the movie District 9 are not called that because of shrimp, but are in reference to the Parktown prawn which is a cricket native to South Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
"Shrimp on the barbie" comes from an Australia tourism ad starring Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee). Even though Australians call them "prawns" it was changed to "shrimp" to avoid confusing Americans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
There is a Pizza Go-Go store in London that sells a Β£500 pizza. The pizza is topped with 24 carat Gold Flakes, Caviar, Lobster, Fantail Prawns and White Truffle Oil. The customer Who orders this pizza will receive it with β€œred carpet service”, delivered by a butler to your door. pizzagogo.co.uk/gold-pizz…
Prawns are born as male and later on their sex changes to female. In other words, the bigger the prawns are, the more likely they are female. utas.edu.au/news/2015/8/2…
Today I learned of "The Night of the Long Prawns". In 1974, the Australian government planned to have a senator resign as part of a plan to improve its chances of winning a majority in the next election. By keeping the senator busy with alcohol and shrimp, the opposition prevented him from resigning on time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gai…
Shrimp/prawns caught off the coast of Britain are sent to China to be hand-shelled and are then sent back to Britain to be sold. airportwatch.org.uk/?p=11…
The stereotypical phase "shrimp on the barbie" was created for a US advertising campaign. Aussies use the word "prawn" but it was changed to "shrimp" to avoid confusing Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
Australians don't say "shrimp on the barbie". Just like with the South Africans in District 9, they're called prawns (not shrimp) Down Under. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
"I'll slip another shrimp on the barbie for you" doesn't make sense because Australians say "prawn" instead of "shrimp"; the change was made so that American audiences would not be confused en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
British potato chips/crisps come in flavors such as Haggis & Cracked Pepper, Roast Ox, and Prawn Cocktail bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
Much of the farm-raised shrimp/prawn industry is fueled by slavery in Thailand. theguardian.com/global-de…
The difference between prawns and shrimp and how to tell them apart museumvictoria.com.au/cru…
Hawaii's top manufactured exports are "prawns, bottled water, coffee, macadamia nuts and papaya". Companies say that the Jones Act, which restricts non US-flagged ships' ability to carry US cargo, limits the state's trade. nelha.hawaii.gov/main/haw…
Female prawns typically have either one or both of their eyestalks removed to stimulate the development of mature ovaries. It is practiced in almost every shrimp farm in the world. sundaytimes.lk/031109/plu…
Ikea sells prawn cheese spread
Flamingos change colour because of the food they eat. ie. They're pink because of the shrimp / prawns they eat. wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_ar…
Slave labor in Asia supplies worlds largest retailers with shrimp/prawns, inducing Walmart, Costco, Carrefour, and Tesco. theguardian.com/global-de…
Prawns have their eyestalks crushed to induce breeding, but tiger prawns can regenerate their eyestalks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
Hakelocaris vavassorii is an extinct species of prawn that lived during the Cenomanian period. It is the only species in the genus Hakelocaris. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…

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