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(Today)   "Granddad", the 80-something-year-old lungfish, celebrates his 80th anniversary at Shedd Aquarium. Now get off his algae patch   (today.com) divider line 24
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2013-09-18 04:12:58 PM
When I saw him as a kid he was in a tiny tank, I hope his current accommodations are better.
 
2013-09-18 05:35:34 PM
And guess why he's called a lungfish? Becausehe has a lung.

Thanks for that, author. That was as necessary as it was hilarious.
 
2013-09-18 05:40:39 PM
I learned about lungfish from a kids' science book. Apparently they roll up in the mud when droughts come and go into a death-like hibernation. When the water returns, they absorb the water and come back to life.

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

Lungfish are my favorite inedible fish.
 
2013-09-18 05:51:03 PM

Tom_Slick: When I saw him as a kid he was in a tiny tank, I hope his current accommodations are better.


I was there three years ago and he's in a HUGE tank now with a bunch of other fish. Makes me wonder how they know he's still alive and kicking amongst all those other fish...
 
2013-09-18 05:54:39 PM
When I drop a deuce that's long enough to stick out of the toilet water I call it a Lungfish. As in "Aw Christ...who left a Lungfish in the bowl!"
 
2013-09-18 06:00:31 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: unnatural causes


Does that mean that they are safe as long as they don't dabble in magic or piss of gods?
 
2013-09-18 06:10:28 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.


Man, lungfish atoms sure are weird.
 
2013-09-18 06:10:54 PM
That's sad, because my dear old granddad drank like a fish, too...
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No FARK Bourbon Snob realizes the Old Granddad WAS Basil Hayden...
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2013-09-18 06:14:06 PM
AverageAmericanGuy

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

That made my head hurt.
 
2013-09-18 07:03:31 PM

symptomoftheuniverse: AverageAmericanGuy

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

That made my head hurt.


This fish may just be the official experiment to find out exactly how long a lung fish can really live...  There must be a limit, any bets?
 
2013-09-18 07:13:27 PM
They can't live forever, that's just ridiculous.  But they are cool fish and they can live a very long time.
 
2013-09-18 07:13:38 PM

Maul555: symptomoftheuniverse: AverageAmericanGuy

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

That made my head hurt.

This fish may just be the official experiment to find out exactly how long a lung fish can really live...  There must be a limit, any bets?


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2013-09-18 07:28:45 PM

DerAppie: AverageAmericanGuy: unnatural causes

Does that mean that they are safe as long as they don't dabble in magic or piss of gods?


Beer thread?
 
2013-09-18 07:38:06 PM
Hmmmm. That cake looks pretty good.


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Except for the penises that must have escaped from the circumcision thread.
 
2013-09-18 07:46:33 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Hmmmm. That cake looks pretty good.




Except for the penises that must have escaped from the circumcision thread.


Thank goodness someone pointed out the penis cake. I can't believe it took you guys 14 comments.

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2013-09-18 07:51:22 PM

dallylamma: When I drop a deuce that's long enough to stick out of the toilet water I call it a Lungfish. As in "Aw Christ...who left a Lungfish in the bowl!"


No pics it didn't happen. WAIT! No. We believe. We believe.
 
2013-09-18 08:05:48 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: Tom_Slick: When I saw him as a kid he was in a tiny tank, I hope his current accommodations are better.

I was there three years ago and he's in a HUGE tank now with a bunch of other fish. Makes me wonder how they know he's still alive and kicking amongst all those other fish...


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Only, you know, whatever the lungfish version would be.
 
2013-09-18 08:14:10 PM
This is pretty cool. I had something similar happen. I recently certified my ballsack as being the old ballsack attached to my body...ever!
 
2013-09-18 08:37:31 PM

libranoelrose: Maul555: symptomoftheuniverse: AverageAmericanGuy

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

That made my head hurt.

This fish may just be the official experiment to find out exactly how long a lung fish can really live...  There must be a limit, any bets?

200


255
 
2013-09-18 08:49:24 PM
We had a lungfish at the wildlife biology department office when I was in school. Because science.
 
2013-09-18 09:44:56 PM
My favorite part of the Shedd is the lighting. Captain Nemo approves.

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2013-09-18 11:28:03 PM

Fano: libranoelrose: Maul555: symptomoftheuniverse: AverageAmericanGuy

Unless they die from unnatural causes, they can live forever.

That made my head hurt.

This fish may just be the official experiment to find out exactly how long a lung fish can really live...  There must be a limit, any bets?

200

255


Next Wednesday.
 
2013-09-19 08:35:26 AM
He's kind of cute for a fish.  He'd make a better-looking pet than some of those scrunched-faced dogs and cats out there.
 
2013-09-19 01:59:13 PM
Hooray, I saw him at his half way point. I hope to see him at 140. I'll drink a toast to him.
 
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