Meet Mike, The Most Radioactive Fish Ever From Fukushima

Tyler Durden's picture

Almost two years after the awful nuclear disaster occurred, a fish caught near Fukushima on Friday January 18th had a record-breaking level of radioactive contamination over 2500x the legal limit. TEPCO measured 'Mike the Murasoi' at 254,000 becquerels per kilogram (with the limit for edible seafood at 100 becquerels). As Le Monde reports, the previous record (caught on August 21st 2012) was a mere 25,800 becquerels/kg. As further precautions, TEPCO is installing new nets 20km around the Fukushima Daichi site to avoid highly contaminated fish gettig too far and being consumed by other species. While Mike's family are no doubt distraught (at him being caught and being so radioactive), it appears (somewhat disappointingly) that there is no apparent third eye, lazer fins, legs, or other 'expected' 'blinky' malformations.


Mike - the slightly crispy looking Marusoi...


Doesn't look anything like Blinky...

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idea_hamster's picture

Actually, he was originally a 1" guppy, so his "relatives" are relieved that their gigantified zombie brother is gone....

Harlequin001's picture

So, just increase the safety limit for edible seafood.

No problem...

People are going to be used to seeing some pretty big numbers just about everywhere fairly soon anyway...

BKbroiler's picture

there's no real problem until they glow in the dark.  

Harlequin001's picture

You know you've got a real problem when you look at Blinky and don't see a problem...

Stackers's picture

Godzilla for real will be one broken window Keynesian wet dream

Fukushima Sam's picture

Eating one pound of this fish is the radiological equivalent of eating over a ton of bananas!

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Feed that fish to the Japanese Bankerticians

espirit's picture

Thread Hijack.

...and the REAL reason the TSA is removing X-ray machines from airports is that Mike's relatives were last seen entering the country undeclared in the stomachs of Japanese Bankerticians...

magpie's picture

Really, it's that guy who breeds giant bunnies for North Korea fault

espirit's picture

Prolly in the tuna and salmon by now.


Bicycle Repairman's picture

Anyone been to the supermarket and noticed the large gap in price between Atlantic cod and "North Pacific cod"?  Apparently some markets still work and contain important price information.

old naughty's picture

"Blinky" actually has a hidden twist.

Wikipedia: "The sushi bar that the Simpson family visits is located on a street called Elm Street..."


Nightmare !

Manthong's picture

Put him in a goldfish bowl and it will look like a freshly poured glass of Pepsi.

unrulian's picture

i'd peg Godzilla at about +1.3 points GDP 

secret_sam's picture

The Chinese would probably love those 3-eyed fish.  Eating the fish eye is good luck.

Troll Magnet's picture


what? wrong thread?


The Second Rule's picture

And another thing about the Jews!!!

Sorry...wrong thread again.

Likstane's picture


...sorry, wrong guy

Dr. Engali's picture

Serve it to Ann Coulter. She says radiation is good for us.

Bastiat's picture

She goes in monthly for her Fuku coolant high colonic.

Real Estate Geek's picture

I'll give her a high colonic while yelling Fuku

The Second Rule's picture

Followed by the Fuku equivalent of a Dirty Sanchez. Goddamn reptile with linoleum tits. She probably is Godzilla.

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

she'll start with the soup

Cream of Sumyounguy




The Heart's picture

"People are going to be used to seeing some pretty big numbers just about everywhere fairly soon anyway..."

Would you care to elaborate on that please?

ThatGuyEhler's picture

Does he really need to? The price of everything is going up constantly, more people being killed in wars overseas, population is growing exponentially... need I go on?

Buck Johnson's picture

I know, this is going to be a horrible thing to much of the biosphere.

Rogue Trooper's picture

Ok, now they have 'killed' Mike, I supect that Mummy will not be pleased at all...

H E D G E H O G's picture

"TEPCO is installing new nets 20km around the Fukushima Daichi site".................Sorta like a Pandoras' Net type thingy, or the Cork outta the Genies Bottle. I heard they've actually wired that MILLION DOLLAR TUNA up and it's helping power Hiroshima now that their half life is fading. Maybe they could like hang these little fuckers up on the street corners for night light? And, I feel safe as hell because I know that our government FDA is doing their job, when they are on it, in inspecting all that imported fish and shrimp coming from Japan in particular, and Asia in general. It used to be that the Blow Fish was the deadliest "edible" delicacy fish, now it's the Glow Fish.

H E D G E H O G's picture

AND........It'll be easier to spot all of those Radioactive saturated Californicators when then finally panic and start fleeing East from all the Fuckashima shit. They'll be glowing in the dark? <humor.

mkhs's picture

After crossing the pacific, the Fukushima fallout crosses Cali, and then blows on up to Maine.  Still funny being downwind?

Real Estate Geek's picture

Re:  government doing their job, I'd say Nuremberg-type trials are in order.  Many people should be convicted for the crimes against humanity now being committed.



El Oregonian's picture

Pre-heated, just enough to kill off those pesky parasites that they normally pick up during the course their lives.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Isn't sushi supposed to be raw fish? Mike looks like he's pretty well cooked.

Joe moneybags's picture

You shoulda seen the size of the worm that they used for bait.

Fake Jim Quinn's picture

Now you know why eating Sushi is a raw deal

Itch's picture

Sushi is rice. Fish is optional.

Death and Gravity's picture

With news stories like this, ZH has really jumped the fish...

Harlequin001's picture

'... jumped the fish...' - where did that one come from?

The Second Rule's picture

It's a ref to 'jumped the shark.'

tenpanhandle's picture

Jumped the shark?  Where did that one come from?

RafterManFMJ's picture

Happy Days for us as you're now jumping the shark.

robertocarlos's picture

Late in the series of Happy Days the Fonze attempted to jump a pool full of man-eating sharks with his motor-cycle. He failed to land the jump and Kenny died. 'You bastard!"

TIMBEEER's picture

Actually, we pay way too little attention to the radiation problem in Japan. It has a huge impact on all of Japan.

Btw, check out the new Toyota Sievert and Honda Curie!