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This is awesome and disturbing
Goldfish living in a working deep fryer. There is video on the page too - in Japanese.

For the people who know me and have heard my deep fryer story, I'll just say "Specific heat!"

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charmingmuse From: charmingmuse Date: March 30th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
All I could think was "You don't look like you have any horrible disfiguring scars.... so clearly this story had to have had a happy ending."

And during the video, watching him put the ice into the frying I cringed.
sleet01 From: sleet01 Date: March 30th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Apparently the water at the bottom lets the oil maintain a stable gradient; it's 160+ at the top, just right for frying, but cools quickly enough that water doesn't have time to flash-boil before it reaches the interface. Now, my question is, was it genius or insanity that prompted the guy to work ten years on a better, cleaner fryer and then put five goldfish in the bottom of it? :)
charmingmuse From: charmingmuse Date: March 30th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The same kind of person who looked at a failed army spring and made a Slinkie.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 30th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Genius, madness, same thing. :-)
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Reading down through the commentary, apparently the whole thing is actually a publicity stunt. The Water Fryer Company, which makes the device, developed a way to make a deep-fat fryer with a layer of water beneath the hot oil so that leftover bits of material fall into the water instead of staying in the oil and burning, which keeps the oil cleaner. Having a fish in the water under the oil proves that it really is water underneath the oil.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 30th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sure it is a publicity stunt, it is still cool. :-)
mackys From: mackys Date: March 30th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
For the people who know me and have heard my deep fryer story

Tell! Tell!!
From: mysryael Date: March 30th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
seconded, please tell the story Zoner.
jumblies From: jumblies Date: March 30th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The poor fish!
They should have a tap where the water is, and people can drink the water drawn out. (I'm all for abusing my own kind.)
elfs From: elfs Date: April 1st, 2007 03:30 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
So how the hell do they clean its tank?
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