Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Warning! May contain nuts!
I love the fact that when it's the summer holidays, the papers and news bulletins sometimes struggle to bring stories of sufficient gravitas so that they resort to tales of nonsense and hilarity.
Today's classic was about poor old Benson who was Britain's biggest common carp. According to the report, he was introduced into the lakes near Peterborough in England in 1995 and at the time of his death weighed 64lb (29kg), was aged between 20 and 25 and had been caught 63 times.
Apparently he was found floating on the surface of the water poisoned by uncooked nuts....
Now Benson is lying in a deep freeze waiting to be be put on display.
In case you want to know even more, you can read about it here