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  • Kim Jong-Un executes general by throwing him in piranha-filled fish tank

    06/09/2019 5:53:35 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Daily Star ^ | June 9, 2019 | John Ward
    North Korea’s tyrant ordered his death after he was accused of planning a coup. Kim had a giant fish tank built inside Ryongsong Residence, .....The victim’s arms and torso were cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank. it's unclear whether the general was killed by the fish, died from his wounds or drowned. The researchers are believed to have come up with several execution methods designed to scare potential plotters. It's believed they got the idea from the1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me,.... Kim’s aquarium is filled with several hundred piranhas imported from...
  • Kim Jong-un 'executes general by throwing him in piranha-filled fish tank'

    06/09/2019 11:22:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The UK Mirror ^ | June 9, 2019 | Andrew Gilpin
    Kim Jong-un has allegedly executed a general by throwing him into 'a piranha-filled fish tank.' The general, whose name has not been named, was accused of planning a coup but ended up as the latest victim of the newly developed execution method, according to the Daily Star. It is reported that the giant fish tank was built inside Kim's Ryongsong Residence. The victim had his arms and torso cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank, it is alleged.
  • Chef Virgilio Martinez Stopped At LAX For Trying To Bring In Frozen Piranhas

    05/09/2019 7:33:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cbs2la ^ | May 9, 2019
    Customs officers were shocked to find 40 frozen piranhas in the luggage of Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez. The chef said he planned to cook traditional Peruvian dishes at the Los Angeles Times’ month-long food festival Food Bowl. It took hours of questioning, but Martinez was able to walk out with his piranhas and serve them up the following day, according to the Times. Piranhas are an omnivorous freshwater fish found in South American rivers. Live piranhas are illegal to import or possess without a permit in California.
  • Welcome to Nope Lake

    09/09/2016 5:33:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | S Morstan
    Population: These terrifying fishWhen you're at the waterslide and you see this terrifying feeding frenzy, don't worry too much; piranhas don't tend to eat humans, but just in case, maybe you should find another day to go scuba diving? I'd love to see what that looks like underwater. Someone stick a GoPro in there and see what happens, would you? I'll be over here. On dry land. Away from the water. See the video here.
  • (RE-POST) NY Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Nearly 40,000 Piranha Fish into the US

    02/02/2014 5:19:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2014 | Rande Iaboni,
    New York man pleads guilty to smuggling nearly 40,000 piranhas into the U.S. (CNN) -- New York City resident Joel Rakower bit off more than he could chew when he smuggled nearly 40,000 piranhas into the United States. Rakower pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn to smuggling the deadly piranhas from 2011 to 2012, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. The federal Lacey Act combats trafficking in "illegal" wildlife, fish and plants. In a plea agreement, Rakower admitted that his company purchased piranhas from a Hong Kong tropical fish supplier and imported them to the city,...
  • Man Admits Smuggling Nearly 40,000 Piranhas to NYC

    01/29/2014 2:31:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
    He instructed an overseas distributor to label the fish as silver tetras, prosecutors saidA New York City man is accused of smuggling nearly 40,000 piranhas into the U.S. by having them mislabeled as harmless aquarium fish, prosecutors said. Joel Rakower and his fish distribution company pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to pay more than $70,000 in fines and restitution. Authorities said Rakower admitted buying the aggressive fish from a Hong Kong supplier that he instructed to falsely label the shipments as silver tetras, a more common household fish. He began importing the mislabeled fish in 2011, shortly after New York...
  • Hungry Piranhas Targeting Brazil Tourists

    11/24/2011 4:07:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Thousands of flesh-eating piranhas have appeared along a river beach popular with tourists in western Brazil, attacking unwary swimmers. A spokesman for the municipal government of Caceres in Mato Grosso state says at least 15 people have been bitten in the past two weeks off Daveron beach. Nobody has died, but some swimmers have lost toes, and spokesman Gonzaga Junior says others have lost chunks of their legs and ankles
  • Palin emails released to throng of waiting reporters (30 journos/ 20 news groups/ 3 camera crews)

    06/10/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant
    Thousands of records detailing Sarah Palin's tenure as governor of Alaska were released Friday to a waiting throng of journalists at a state office building in the capital of Juneau. Palin's political action committee issued a statement as the documents were released to the public. "The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Gov. Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," said the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford. "The emails detail a governor hard at work. Everyone should read them." About 30 journalists, along with three camera crews, had been crammed into a small space...
  • Piranha catches HK boy off-guard

    08/03/2004 9:37:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 748+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 3 August, 2004
    A Hong Kong teenager had a nasty shock when he trailed his hand in a fountain - and got bitten by a piranha. The boy, 14, was taken to hospital where he received three stitches in his left index finger, but was not in a serious condition, officials said. Staff at the housing complex where the attack took place drained the fountain on Tuesday morning. They found three dead freshwater fish, including two piranhas of a rare breed - apparently abandoned household pets. Piranhas are popular fish in Hong Kong and can be bought at pet shops for less than...