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    What Do You Prefer To Call Squid?
    By Danna Staaf | October 30th 2011 10:38 PM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    About Danna

    Cephalopods have been rocking my world since I was in grade school. I pursued them through a BA in marine biology at the University of California...

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    Okay, this is just bizarre. There's this "anti-aging consumer website," right? And they've just instituted an annual supplement award, called the "You Can't Be Serious" Award. 
    The award, presented by antiagingsupplementnews.org, goes to the natural health supplement that combines the most improbable or intriguing ingredients in a product with a promising future.
    The first award went to this supplement called Marine D3, which contains extracts of brown seaweed and squid. Yep!
    Many people don’t realize that squid, or Calamari as we prefer to call it in the U.S., contains an impressive 85 percent more Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than other better known sources of omega-3 fatty acid.

    "Squid, or calamari as we prefer to call it in the U.S." makes me laugh. Though I suppose it's true.


    And, curiously enough, in terms of animals that people eat, that groups squid with mammals (pork not pig, beef not cow) rather than with fish (tuna, sardines). Hmm!


    Comments

    Hmm, people seem to have a thing for smearing mollusks on their faces: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43911194/ns/today-style/t/snailed-it-snail...

    Danna Staaf
    The mucus has it, I guess.