Meet Mike, The Most Radioactive Fish Ever From Fukushima

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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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Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:45 | 3169147 sgorem
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and don't forget the Lexus Geiger, or the Infinity Mushroom Cloud, (it runs for ten years on a half pound of Plutonium and then you just toss it and replace. Sweet.......................)

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:37 | 3169245 The Second Rule
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(Options) Headrights. Rights up road arr on its own!

Need a better tagline.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 16:37 | 3169379 Enslavethechild...
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Can you say "all U.S. steel comes from overseas and goes into the structure of every new building in america"? I wouldn't worry about the fish being radioactive.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:06 | 3169652 The Second Rule
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Is that joke-resistant body armor you're wearing? Must be...

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:43 | 3169262 El Oregonian
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... Or that fine warm glow, after-dinner alcohol beverage known as "Naga-Sake" produced by a new company owned by USA businessmen connected to the government, and situated just on the outskirts of the Fukushima Prefecture... And... There new slogan is: "We gave up 'Critical' thinking, now we're into 'Critical' drinking". (sarc: off//

Sad state Japan finds itself in. Too bad their government, like ours, totally sucks and these criminals should be banished from the face of the earth (including their Deep Underground Military Bunkers).

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:22 | 3169098 H E D G E H O G
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*Death and Gravity* how apropo..............

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:39 | 3169135 H E D G E H O G
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I've never "jumped the fish" before. Maybe a few young ladies that maybe smelled like a fish, but no, can't recall any fish, but nevertheless, I can't be 100% on that.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 16:13 | 3169313 sgorem
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you musta been down arrowed by a couple of fishy females:)

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:22 | 3168932 SafelyGraze
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"The truth is that much of the time, reporters are just like everyone else: They largely believe what they read in the papers and see on TV. So each successive journalist unconsciously relied on the last for confidence in what he or she was presenting to the public. And this story was one they wanted to believe."


Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:36 | 3168977 nmewn
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"Oh look! They're recycling!" Diane Sawyer

(Eye roll)

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:25 | 3168936 Pooper Popper
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Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:53 | 3170668 Walt D.
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Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:25 | 3168938 PUD
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Make radioactive lemonade! Mike can be a fuel rod now along with the last bluefin tuna caught before extinction.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:42 | 3168990 Alasdair
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Staying with the Simpsons theme: In Rod We Trust

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:24 | 3169077 HardlyZero
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Its time for a new marketing campaign...pre-cooked fish.  We cook them before we catch them, so all you have to do is eat and enjoy.  No oven or microwave required !   Infinite shelf-life (or 600,000 years).  If you can't find your food, just turn out the lights and the blue glow will help you find your meal.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: if you get within 10 feet of this food product your life insurance will be eliminated and your spawn will have a 24th chromozome added, and a between 1-10 random birth defects which can not be determined at this time.  By eating the product you have certified you have read this disclaimer.   ENJOY this Soylent Food Product !

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:32 | 3169238 The Second Rule
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Bonzai should photoshop that one.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:39 | 3169710 balolalo
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"...last bluefin tuna caught before extinction."

We are fucked.  

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 03:35 | 3170261 e_goldstein
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That's the trillion dollar tuna; and as a bonus, you CAN eat it.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:25 | 3168939 Pooper Popper
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Bring me tasty fish

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:05 | 3169051 TIMBEEER
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Good idea. Let's drop Gollum off at the Bay of Fukushima. He'll take care of the fish problem.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:27 | 3168944 Xibalba
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Just as they lied about subprime being contained, I'm sure the radiation is contained...until it's not.  

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:28 | 3168946 secret_sam
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    a fish caught near Fukushima on Friday January 18th had a record-breaking level of radioactive contamination over 2500x the legal limit.

Well I sure hope Mike's prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:35 | 3168974 Troll Magnet
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Eric Holder's ON IT!

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:38 | 3168984 nmewn
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Ummm, errr, ahhhhhh line me up some mutant fish for a photo-op!

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:45 | 3169000 SafelyGraze
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Piers is also ON IT!

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3169113 The Second Rule
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Ban assault fish.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:11 | 3169068 foxmuldar
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I wish Holder ate it. 

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:23 | 3169102 GeezerGeek
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I wish it ate Holder.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 17:48 | 3169517 Troll Magnet
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i wish it was our president instead of obullshitter-in-chief.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:15 | 3169083 HardlyZero
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Was Mike weaponized with one of those evil g*ns ?

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 03:37 | 3170262 e_goldstein
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Yes, and then promptly sold to Mexican drug cartels.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:28 | 3168947 apberusdisvet
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Now that both the Pacific and the Gulf are totally fucked from producing edible seafood, what's next?  A disaster in the Atlantic?

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:16 | 3169084 HardlyZero
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Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:30 | 3168952 Schacht Mat
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If a radio active fish self cooks itself, is it still sushi?

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:49 | 3169017 Harlequin001
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No, it becomes McDonald's hamburger I think...

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:30 | 3168953 Miss Expectations
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Do they test fish destined to become cat food for radioactivity or corexit? 

Grandma's cat food dinner option looks worse than ever.

(NO sarc:  This is really terrible news)

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:35 | 3168969 francis_sawyer
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No ~ they just grind it up & feed it to the soldiers... So don't worry ~ your cat is safe [for now]...

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:32 | 3168956 Monedas
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2500 x legal limit and 1/10,000 x the remotest possibility of harming anyone with even 100 years of exposure !   I wouldn't eat that fish because it's ugly !  We need more radiation to accelerate genetic mutation .... because, we need people who understand Capitalism .... in all it's naked glory !

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:46 | 3169010 Bastiat
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I'd be happy to filet it for you.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:07 | 3169060 TIMBEEER
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Yes, lead by example.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 15:01 | 3169182 francis_sawyer
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That fish doesn't look any worse than your average Lake Erie perch...

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:31 | 3168957 resurger
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yes ma'am...Can i have Fries with that , please!


Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:31 | 3168958 gould's fisker
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It's only a matter of time before Godzilla breaks through the sea floor and wreaks havoc on Tokyo.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:41 | 3168988 HardAssets
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Wish he'd swim to D.C. instead

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 03:39 | 3170263 e_goldstein
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I'd pay a silver dollar if Godzilla made his way to NYC and stepped on Mayor Mikey.

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:43 | 3168996 resurger
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Fishzilla, lol

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:18 | 3169089 HardlyZero
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Uhhh...we must...move DC to Tokyo first to defend Tokyo !  Then there will be no Mike ability to attack Tokyo...we will have the strength of the world behind Tokyo and we will defeat them utterly !

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:31 | 3168960 The Gooch
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"The world is in trouble."


Sat, 01/19/2013 - 13:33 | 3168965 patb
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think he glows at night?

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 22:49 | 3169992 andrewp111
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In very short wavelengths he does. You just need the right kind of camera.

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