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Qur'anic tuna

This may be the coolest thing since the Jewish talking fish.

A tuna fish caught in the Indian Ocean this week has excited Kenyan Muslims who are flocking here by the hundreds to see a Qur'anic verse apparently embedded in its scales.

Dubbed the "wonder fish" by locals in this port city, the 2,5kg tuna has attracted so much attention it has been placed in the custody of the national fisheries department for safekeeping, officials said.

The otherwise ordinary fish caught the attention of fishmonger Omar Mohammed Awadh who pulled it out of a catch when he noticed what seemed to be Arabic writing among the scales near its tail, they said.

Arabic scholars examined the fish and determined the writing was a Qur'anic verse meaning "God is the greatest of all providers," said Hassan Mohamed Hassan, an education officer with the National Museums of Kenya in Mombasa.

I guess an accompanying photograph would be too much to ask for, huh? Or maybe I'm just a faithless infidel. Allah be praised.


In other news, a puffer that sings Gilbert and Sullivan tunes flawlessly was caught off the coast of Japan, and in Australia a mudskipper was found that can display every first-season Ren and Stimpy episode by flashing its dorsal fin.

Chunk white or flakey light?

Frankly I think this is just another pathetic attempt by Charlie Tuna to get some attention since he lost the Starkist gig.

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