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Date: 07/10/12 08:25 AM

35 Responses to Clam Eats Salt

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:27 am
    Link: Clam Eats Salt - Is this real life? Did anyone know clams do this? Nature is creepy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Is it eating the salt?
    Or is it groping around trying to get leverage
    and drag it`s body tod water before it asphyxiates?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:31 am
    It`s the foot of the clam. I remember dissecting one in a physiology class once. They`re pretty cool organisms, if not a little creepy.
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:32 am
    i suspect there will be a lot of women buying clams and salt tonight.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Jabba the clam.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

    binarystarr wins the thread.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:41 am
    Yeauch!!!! I don`t understand how anyone can bear to eat these. Or prawns. Or lobster. Anything that comes out of the sea and resembles a snail, a reptile, an arachnid or an insect is out in my book.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 10, 2012 at 8:41 am
    nom nom nom nom :-)
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Actually I believe that`s the clams `foot`. When clams detect salt, they think they are underwater and can safely move around.

    Clams are really tasty. I`m guessing Macguffin is just creeped out by it.
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:51 am
    That`s not how clams eat -- it`s just trying to dig to safety and getting salt on its `foot.`
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

    @ MacGuffin - How can you live on a bloody island and not like seafood?
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 10, 2012 at 9:01 am
    "Yeauch!!!! I don`t understand how anyone can bear to eat these. Or prawns. Or lobster. Anything that comes out of the sea and resembles a snail, a reptile, an arachnid or an insect is out in my book."

    Kinda weird that you prefer to eat mammals with big brains and faces. Things that resemble yourself more than a spider.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7562 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:01 am
    gerry- it is a pretty BIG island- and if I remember McGuffin is a Scot, they do cold weather food, it`s cold and wet up there. Haggis are hard to catch so they need carbs for the chase....
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
    340 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:02 am
    @MacGuffin: I don`t see how four-legged, furcovered poo machines are any better than the soft flesh bodies of more base sea creatures. Flesh is flesh. I think you`re just conditioned to be used to the fur-covered kind..
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:04 am
    it`s not eating.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    @ MacGuffin - Lobster is incredable and clam chowder is delicious...but to each their own. Have Haggis Happy Meal and enjoy it.


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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    July 10, 2012 at 9:28 am
    LOL - that`s it`s "foot". And clams, quahogs, cherrystones, steamers, oysters, scallops - they`re all GOOOOOOOD eatinz.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Do people really keeps those as pets
  19. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am
    KILL IT...with some chowder.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:55 am
    Gross lol
  21. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Although, to those of you raving about shellfish. I was talking with some marine biologist buddies who were talking about a study that looked at people`s taste preference of shellfish. Shellfish tend to collect a lot of toxins and retain them very well. The study sought to compare taste preference of clean raised organisms vs. the usual toxin laden shellfish people are used to. People absolutely hated the clean shellfish.
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 10:16 am
    well... clams are... shellfish. shellfish are... naturally sea animals. the sea contains... salt. really now... are you all that surprised?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 10, 2012 at 10:36 am
    I live relatively close to the coast and hate sea slime also. People tell me I`m not a true New Englander for that but I don`t care I can`t stand it! Give me steak!!
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    Whitemn Male 18-29
    155 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 10:41 am
    No need to put salt in your Clam Chowder now.
  25. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 10:57 am
    @ MacGuffin - How can you live on a bloody island and not like seafood?
    I do like sea food. I just require it to be actual fish.

    Have Haggis Happy Meal and enjoy it.
    That`s just a scurrilous cliche. Our national dish is actually fried Mars Bar.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 11:18 am
    cityncolour "shellfish are... naturally sea animals"

    Not >actually.http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    @madduck: "pretty" big! CANADA Is Big! (I know what you`re saying, but I love to share this song!)

    This is Subtle, but funny!

    More Funneh From The Arrogent Worms
    And FINALLY:
    Do You Play Hockey?

    This quatrain of videos would make a fine post... hint hint!
  28. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    gerry- it is a pretty BIG island- and if I remember McGuffin is a Scot, they do cold weather food, it`s cold and wet up there. Haggis are hard to catch so they need carbs for the chase....

    They are quick little buggers. With that Darwinian adaptation of having one leg longer than the other so that they can run round hills whilst staying level with the horizon, they`re near impossible to catch without the right "haggis bagging" equipment.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    A magnificent creature!! Here`s the wild haggis in it`s natural habitat!

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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    So we basically eat giant tongues?
  31. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    McGovern - that`s a naked mole rat. It only looks like a penis with teeth.


  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    "haggis bagging" equipment.
    @MacGuffin: We call those "golf clubs" on this side of the pond...

    @Gerry1 EEEEW! Those are the most disgusting THINGS on the planet Earth! A penis with teeth isn`t nearly THAT ugly!
  33. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    @FAKEBACON

    well since wikipedia is such a great source or reliable information (which by the way, your link doesn`t even work) i figured i would give you a direct line from the "shellfish" page...

    Although most kinds of shellfish are harvested from saltwater environments, some kinds are found only in freshwater.

    most kinds of shellfish are harvested from saltwater environments

    most kinds of shellfish

    most kinds

    ...sorry for making a general statement.
  34. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    If that critter has pain receptors I don`t think it was fun . . .
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    huggies130 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 6:33 am
    clams live in salt water

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