"The Chinese lettered goldfish is covered with Chinese characters, achieved through thousands of years of crossbreeding"
Accessing an internet search engine
and typing in the exact words of the node title
will give you this information, present in more than ten different "trivia" sites across the net
. The words
and their ordering
varies, but what remains constant thoughout is the name
given to the fish
and the fact that the result
has been achieved
-Unless the ancient Chinese had nucleic plasma genetic engineering technology, this is not possible.
When discussing the goldfish
, this comment
placed in the Chatterbox
for anyone to pick up. Let us evaluate
for and against the existence
of the Chinese Lettered Goldfish
More than ten
different internet trivia
sites claim that it exists
actually devoted to goldfish
mentions these bizarre
creatures. No site that sells goldfish
cost in excess
of $400, march 2001) refers to these creatures
, where they can be purchased or where they
can be seen. Check out www.goldfishconnection.com
for a good example of this.
No encyclopedia I have looked in (4, including Encyclopedia Brittanica
mentions this strange critter
anywhere. Neither does any fish book
or scientific journal
I could find.
researchers I asked said that they "do not believe
such a thing
today" and that "it was most certainly
not possible previous to Mendels
discoveries on heritage in breeding
-I own one of them with Chinese cooking recipes on the side.
-No, red herring.
(Mofaha, who also posted a fake picture of said fish on www.theSlink.com/fish/)