to the New Snailfish in the Deepest Sea of the Marianas Trench:
And in between these depths is the discovery and revelation that carp spend time swimming in the bathtubs of families in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Germany and other central European countries. They swim in the bathtubs as a precursor to being served as Christmas dinner, according to NPR.
My son's girlfriend is from the Czech Republic. She confirms that her grandmother had various carp swimming in her bathtub over the years to "clean them out." Linda says that she loves the taste of fried carp, after soaking it in milk and salt, and served with a special potato salad. She did say it was harder to eat some of the fish than others (due to the "pet factor").
Oh, I may as well say it now: "Carpe Diem!" and "Merry Christmas Eve Eve." Do you have special holiday traditions that involve anything swimming in your bathtub?
Here's to deep discoveries and long traditions of whatever holiday you celebrate.
And no deep carping! ;-)
Beautiful Christmas Eve Morning here:
The dogs, Maizie and Stella, are here but they're not raining (more like reigning;-)).