Dead, Scaled Fish Still Alive? WTF!

Submitted by: SaintPatty 7 years ago in Weird

It"s like magnets, yo--how do they work? How are these fish still seemingly alive?
There are 99 comments:
Male 304
Ever seen a chicken after it gets its head chopped off? Same thing, Sort of.
Built in independent muscle reflex, The chick will run around in circles for about a minute before it is fully dead.
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Female 500
the source of the beginning of the zombie apocalypse; zombie fish.
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Male 3,431
The key here is the lemon juice creating an anodic relay through the...

Ahh hell who really cares.
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Male 4
seen it they are pumping electricity through the foil
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Male 37
i reckon the fish are possessed by a demon o.o
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Male 6,694
I dont want to eat that.
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Male 12
I`m pretty sure the fish just wanted to hold eachother before being consumed by ravenous brits.
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Male 237
that`s some fast food YOU NOME SAYIN>???? haha zombie apocalypse... were all fkd
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Male 3,915
why did they stop moving at the same time is more like it....it`s not like she cut the heads off at the same time...
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Male 798
[email protected]#%ing nerve reflexes, how do they work?
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Male 2,868
"...Yeah, it looks like a Lamprey o-o Eels have long faces, right?"

These don`t have any faces at all- their heads have been cut off.
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Female 471
...Yeah, it looks like a Lamprey o-o Eels have long faces, right?
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Male 76
i was thinking lamprey
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Male 476
Those are eel.
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Female 2,027
:O freaky
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Male 274
[quote]except the only fish that can feel pain in any semblance is a shark.[/quote]

awww for gods sake, come on man are you f*cking retarded?
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Male 2,868
@dramaeco- sort of. I can`t remember the exact chemistry here, but lemon juice can sometimes have this effect on fresh muscle tissue. There is a demonstration on youtube of this effect on frog-legs.
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Female 43
eat it while it still squirms!
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Male 40
I grew up with my Dad catching and cooking Eels, so I`m pretty used to this. Nothing unusual here.
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Male 305
I`ll bet when the lemons hit the foil they were laying on, it created some kind of rudimentary battery that set em off.
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Female 166
Initially, I`d probably feel a bit like the apocalypse was starting if it were me in that kitchen...
I`d be super freaked out to say the least.
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Male 74
Nerve impulses, same thing that happens to an Iguanas tail.
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Male 194
Holy **** this freaked me out.
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Male 769
is anyone else thinking GRABOIDS?!
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Male 3,076
poke it! poke it!
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Male 27
it`s trying to marinate itself for you, be happy!
"it puts the lemon on it`s skin..."
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Male 31
dead or not still feels like bad karma to me
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Female 877
dancing frog legs link was better xD
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Male 316
I agree with "deeplick".

It`s simular to how when you cook frogs legs and add salt they twitch also. I like frogs legs. They are yum =D
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Male 139
I figure that this is much like the tail of certain small lizards, who detach/lose their tails (which continue squirming)...
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Male 633
where`s PETA?
i figure they need to call animal cruelty on this, seems like something they would do lol.
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Female 250
"@TxP
except the only fish that can feel pain in any semblance is a shark."

Not true. At all. A fish has a very complex nerve system and can feel pain as well as any other animal with a spine and brain. Including humans. Welcome to the wide world of doing some research instead of relying on popular myths and misconceptions.

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Male 500
"Volsunga
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
96 Posts Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:41:51 PM
@TxP
except the only fish that can feel pain in any semblance is a shark."

That`s absolute horse5hit:

www.appliedanimalbehaviour.com
/article/S0168-1591%2803%2900113-8
/abstract
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Male 314
I understand muscle spasms, but the fishes are freaking flipping and writhing, is that still normal?
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Male 12,138
[quote]god damn pikies, i `ate god damn pikies.[/quote]
What? they`re not pikies...
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Male 1,548
@TxP
except the only fish that can feel pain in any semblance is a shark.
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Female 1,190
aww, i know they are dead and all, but i mean, from the viewpoint of the fish, its like the texas chainsaw massacre, first you stab `em some, then you take their skin...:/
harsh
but tasty :)
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Male 62
Deeplick wins! Yup Citric Acid on nerves will do it.

This is also why you don`t ever cut anything in half, i.e. Rattlesnake. Cut the head off, otherwise you can still get bit from shock to their nerves.
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Female 460
Looks like eel. Eels are like that.
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Male 3,842
Didn`t we just see a much funnier version with skinned dead frogs dancing because of salt?

This is like 9th grade science class: Sodium makes nerves activate, which make muscles contract.
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Male 234
They are called nerves, I see lemons around. I would bet my entire bank account that she put lemons on the fish, they hit the nerves, and sparked a spasm. Basic logic and knowledge for anyone who actually went to school and paid attention.
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Male 230
It could be iguana tails they do this to distract a predator if there tails are bitten of.
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Male 17,512
Now that`s fresh fish.
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Female 236
She must have put salt and/or lemon on them. That make some dead fish spas the crap out!
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Male 15,510
The fresher the better!
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Female 110
they look like eels
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Male 423
Just muscle spasms people.
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Male 1,598
IT LIVES!!!!!
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Female 195
Lol is that a Liverpudlian I hear? "ALL RICE!" XD
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Female 124
This means that the fish are *very* fresh, like just cleaned that very evening. They stopped moving once all of the energy that was activated by the salt left in the muscle was discharged. :)
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Female 855
norris-the muppet show clip was the best part of that site. Awesome! BORKBORKBORK!
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Male 10
this is my mate on her holidays with her family in anglesey - north wales...dogfish goin crazy!!
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Female 171
ehhh i just got the chills *shudders*
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Male 13
VOODOO ZOMBIE FISH!
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Female 3,726
ARE YOU SERIOUS? Why do you guys insist on eating this?
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Male 1,011
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Male 1,222
Its the lemmon i tell ya, it turns them into zombies
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Male 1,011
Nice fresh fish...

She salted..made the reaction happen :)
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Male 5,314
god damn pikies, i `ate god damn pikies.
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Male 25,417
Thats just creepy, speaking of which im going fishing now so all have fun!
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Male 39,554
Whee is that? The Munsters house?
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Male 236
Nerves firing off, like a lizard`s detached tail.
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Female 627
This is an eel people. Even after a head is decapitated there is "energy" aka ATP in the body that can be released triggering muscle spasms. For example: after a chicken`s head is cut off, it can still roll around and poo.
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Female 1,427
Also, this is the same thing that will happen with snakes, frogs, etc.

If you cut the head off a rattlesnake, it can still bite down on you because of the nerves still being twitchy.
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Female 1,427
It`s probably the charge off the foil, or she put lemon juice or salt on it.

Also, she may just not have gutted it right. I remember when my mom gutted a fish and she didn`t take out the spine right just to freak me out. It started flopping around and I screamed my lungs out. XD
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Female 349
"The fish is moving but it`s dead!" I laughed so hard at that!
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Female 697
Could just be a muscle reaction. Not really thought out movement (since it doesn`t have a head), more like invulnerably movement.

That`s just my explanation, otherwise, I have no idea
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Male 422
See why I don`t eat fish? It`s disgusting...
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Male 206
Can somebody explain why this is happening? I would take those fish and bury them in someones backyard before even thinking of eating them.
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Male 544
Time to go get McDonald`s! lol
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Female 547
The vegetarians are gonna have a field day with this one.
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Male 447
That was really disturbing.
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Male 69
"Seriously, have you ever cleaned a fish? This isn`t news to anybody. Why post it? This guy just forgot to take out the spine."

Many people have never cleaned a fish. Just because you`ve done it doesn`t mean everyone else must have done it too.
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Female 91
ew
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Female 1,435
all this needs is some benny hill music
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Male 1,357
just a level biology.
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Male 331
I would not eat that, even if I know the science behind why it did that. that would be too creepy for me. *starts crying*
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Male 1,625
The nerve signal, or action potential, is a coordinated movement of sodium and potassium ions across the nerve cell membrane. Here’s how it works:

1. As we discussed, the inside of the cell is slightly negatively charged (resting membrane potential of -70 to -80 mV).
2. A disturbance (mechanical, electrical, or sometimes chemical) causes a few sodium channels in a small portion of the membrane to open.
3. Sodium ions enter the cell through the open sodium channels. The positive charge that they carry makes the inside of the cell slightly less negative (depolarizes the cell).
4. When the depolarization reaches a certain threshold value, many more sodium channels in that area open. More sodium flows in and triggers an action potential. The inflow of sodium ions reverses the membrane potential in that area (making it positive inside and negative outside — the electrical potential goes to about +40 mV inside)
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Female 60
Reminded me of Poltergeist. LOL
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Male 149
The fact that It stopped as soon as she called for somebody almost proves it was a prank. I presume magnets.
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Female 91
If it makes you feel better zmeace, they really are dead, there`s no heads or anything lol just a nerve function
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Male 914
it`s called science
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Male 516
"i feel bad for the fish, having to stay alive like that"

They`re not alive.
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Male 516
"Could IAB maybe ease up on the animal cruelty a little?"

You`re kidding, right? This is not animal cruelty.
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Male 1
"Or yeah lemon juice, too."

the lemon juice or the salt, ive done this alot with frogs legs..fresh frogs legs..
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Male 3,819
Or yeah lemon juice, too.
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Male 3,819
Nothing? Really? Just from salt (or maybe the foil?). Nothing`s alive.
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Male 795
He obviously put lemon juice on them causing the nerves to become excited. Same thing as putting salt on frog legs so they "hop around". Nothing alive about it, still freaky though.
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Female 31
Could IAB maybe ease up on the animal cruelty a little?
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Male 3,819
I`d post the probable reason for this but I know at least five people have typed up an explanation fit for Wikipedia by now.
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Male 807
i feel bad for the fish, having to stay alive like that
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Male 931
0_o
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Male 432
That was disturbing.
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Male 23
Thats crazy never seen them move like that before its because there are frozen on the fish boats which is more of a warehouse and the nerves dont have time to relax before freezing so when thawed it does this
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Male 593
KILL IT! WITH A HAMMER! A FLAMMING HAMMER OF DEATH, NOW! AAAAH!
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Male 1,548
Seriously, have you ever cleaned a fish? This isn`t news to anybody. Why post it? This guy just forgot to take out the spine.
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Male 697
odd. i would be scared to it it
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Male 2,506
Skinned alive :\
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Male 970
Link: Dead, Scaled Fish Still Alive? WTF! [Rate Link] - It`s like magnets, yo--how do they work? How are these fish still seemingly alive?
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