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#16 soniqstylz

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 13:08

"....And I'm half the maaan I uuuused to beeee....."




#17 MidnightDevil

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 15:58

Nothing to worry eh? I haz not balls of steel, I iz vulnerable to pacu.

 

That ###### has some nasty teeth.



#18 Richteralan

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:59

Cute fish.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:03

"The pacu, native to South America, can grow up to 90 centimetres and weigh up to 25 kilogrammes."

 

WAT?

 

Aw...hell naw.

 

You mean, "Aw...hell gnaw", right? :p

 

Anyway, I don't know about Pacu, but piranha aren't actually dangerous.  Movie "facts" about them have little to do with reality.  Piranha are carrion feeders, they don't attack live things, generally.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:06

Warning appreciated, but I always "watch my crotch". Thanks.



#21 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:09

Kevlar swim trunks anyone ? :laugh:

Nope, Titanium ones please

 

edit,

 

that'll teach me not to check the date line.


Edited by Dushmany, 18 September 2013 - 21:12.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:10

"They bite because they're hungry, and testicles sit nicely in their mouth,"

LOL

 

That they do  :shifty:



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:11

You mean, "Aw...hell gnaw", right? :p
 
Anyway, I don't know about Pacu, but piranha aren't actually dangerous.  Movie "facts" about them have little to do with reality.  Piranha are carrion feeders, they don't attack live things, generally.


Piranha are actually pretty dangerous... That's not just a movie myth.
 

In 2011, in the Brazilian state of Piauí, there were brutal and recurring attacks resulting in one hundred people being injured.[17] In the State of São Paulo another attack in the Tietê river resulted in 15 injured people.[18] In the city of Palmas, Tocantins, 190 piranha attacks were reported in the first half of 2007.[19] Biologists and experts warn that entering unknown rivers can be dangerous and fatal. Contrary to what many think, piranhas can be found in all regions of Brazil, including rivers, lakes,and coastal areas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:13

Piranha are actually pretty dangerous... That's not just a movie myth.
 

Yeah I've seen documentaries explain that they'll even rip apart one of their own if it's hurt in the scuffle they usually create.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:17

Never knew fish liked sausages and meatballs. :s



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:26

I saw this on River Monsters some time ago, he was talking about this fish and the stories of it biting the junk off of guys.  Ouch is all I got to say! :pinch:



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:41

Oh, that's not so bad.  When I saw the title I was worried it was going to be about the candirú showing up outside the Amazon.