Monday, January 03, 2011

It's enough to make you wish there was such a thing as Opposable Thumb Soup

Fake Harper's Index (with real data):

4:  Number of humans killed by sharks in 2008
100,000,000:  Number of sharks killed by humans in 2008

Of these, an estimated 73 million are slaughtered solely for their fins to provide the shark fin soup that is so popular in Asia. The fins are sliced off and the sharks dumped back in the water; unable to swim, they sink to the bottom and die.

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