Monday, October 10, 2005

Killed by an Oyster

I've been thinking a lot about oysters after my blog suggesting tips for eating them the other day. What fantastic things they are. How can something so feeble and diaphonous produce that great lump of stone around itself? It's prodigious. I'm not just talking about the oysters I was describing the other day, but those you find in tropical countries that are much heavier.

I've never seen an oyster like that, but I have found geological specimens of oysters that are extremely large and heavy. The sort of size where if you clouted someone on the head with it, you would likely kill them. Killed by an oyster. It doesn't really bear thinking about does it?

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