Skip to comments.Girl Demands 300kg Grouper Fish as Dowry
Posted on 01/20/2014 7:37:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
Says her groom must catch the fish himself
A Saudi man seeking marriage got the shock of his life when the would-be bride demanded what he considered as the most bizarre dowry a 300kg grouper fish.
The girl told the suitor at her home in the eastern Saudi province of Qateef that she could agree to marry him only if he succeeds in getting her that fish.
Her condition was that the man himself must catch the fish. He went made and left her home as he considered this condition as impossible, Al Sada daily said.
No wonder I can’t find me a husband!
I’m demanding a, ‘Thirty Point Buck’ for my hand in marriage, LOL!
Maybe she gave him an impossible quest because he was unsuitable.
Classic fish-as-dowry ping.
Translation: “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Haha - lulz.
Isn’t it the wife who is supposed to supply a dowry?
Not the old 300kg grouper trick!
Ping pong balls? I thought you said King Kong balls!
Sounds like a fishermans dream wife, lol. I could only hope for a wife wished me luck fishing, haha.
Is there a fish-as-dowry ping list?
Sounds like something out of the Brothers Grimm.
No one uses it anymore.
It's too crowded.
The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), also known as the brindlebass, brown spotted cod, or bumblebee grouper, and as the Queensland groper in Australia, is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia. It is found from near the surface to depths of 100 m (330 ft) at reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. It also enters estuaries. It reaches up to 2.7 m (8.9 ft) in length and 400 kg (880 lb) in weight; there are unconfirmed reports of it growing much bigger, up to 3.05 m (10.0 ft) and 598 kg (1,320 lb). Giant groupers feed on a variety of marine life, including small sharks and juvenile sea turtles. Due to overfishing, this species has declined drastically in many regions, and it is now considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.
This giant fish is similar to the Malabar grouper, and its colour changes with age. The giant grouper has a large mouth and a rounded tail. Juveniles have irregular black and yellow markings, while adults are green-grey to grey-brown with faint mottling, with numerous small black spots on the fins.
The first fish to undergo chemotherapy was Bubba, a giant grouper at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, USA.
You seem to love to post from this source, but it seems like nothing more than the Muslim version of the National Enquirer.
If you’re in Wisconsin, that may be more reasonable than grouper.
My Father won the prize for the largest fish when he went out on a party boat from Panama City, FL. It was a grouper.
I am not sure how large it was but he used a hatchet to clean and prepare it. This would have been 1951 as I was four and cut my arm on the hatchet.
Whenever a prospective bride asks me for something in metric, I just walk on by.
That looks like the (extinct) Irish elk!
That looks like the (extinct) Irish elk!
In the context of a Saudi womens request, it is quite funny.
It’s a good thing she didn’t ask for a 300 lb. Michael Moore groupie.
If only there was a way to contact her and let her know that! LOL!
This is a small one:
They probably meant bride-price.
How about a thirty dollar duck?
I lived in Saudi Arabia FIVE LONG years and the MOTHERS in the family, the matriarchs, decided on who marries whom.
There are NO ifs, ands or buts about it. Both sons and daughters marry whom they are TOLD to marry.
THAT is a Saudi marriage, NOT this silly urban legend.
Ha! The next time a lib politician contacts me asking for support, I will not say "no" or ignore him. I will say "I require a 300 kg grouper fish."
The fish in question is called a “hamur”. Excellent meat.
Fished for it myself in that area of the Persian Gulf.
Bur 300kg? No way, Jose!
Perhaps the man from Qatif should try his luck in the deeper waters of the Red Sea.
On this thread, but doesn’t give much information or origin...
Nah, that looks more like a moose from Sweden.
Wi not trei a holiday in Sweeden this yer ?
See the loveli lakes
The wonderful telephone system
And mani interesting furry animals
Including the majestic moose
A moose once bit my sister...
No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end
of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an
dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: “The Hot Hands of an Oslo
“Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink”...
Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...
Extinct Irish Elk Google:
“...and cut my arm on the hatchet.’
And now you have this deep seated urge to put a hook in your mouth.
I *often* have went made and left her home. I mean, have you ever been so far even as decided to when go want to look use more like? It makes you went made and left her home!
Not everyone has a living mother.
Does it have to be a buck deer or will you accept a jackalope?
It isn’t impossible at all. In the Florida Keys there is a grouper called the Jew Fish. They have caught some that are over 500lbs. The world record is 680lbs. You can just dive down there and spear them. He can just land a couple of them, then he will get his bride. He also has to sneak it by the Florida Wildlife Protection Agency.
To catch grouper the easy way, just get dive equipment and spear everyone you see. She asked for 300kg of grouper meat. After a couple weeks, he should get this.
I’m not sure I’d want to date a girl who could expertly handle one that size.
Well, that’s the most interesting rejection I have ever read about.
Here's one that was speared. This one is a Warsaw grouper,403 lbs, still legal to take these. BTW, this one was taken at 425 ft!! Don't mean to hijack the thread but there's an interesting story behind this if anyone is interested. Kind of long but well worth the read.:
That picture looks faker than Joe Biden’s hairline.
LOL. It is hard to believe. Eyewitness accounts and more photos posted here:
I have seen grouper this size in person. Kinda makes you rub your eyes and wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.
Happy, Happy, Happy! :)
LOL! We were just talking about Jackalopes the other day! Lots of them stuffed, hanging in bars in Northern Wisconsin. :)
I wonder if the meat on those big ones is a tasty as their smaller brothers?
Yes it is. I have eaten some from a 200 pounder in the past.
I believe the guy in the photo sold his to a wholesaler since he had a commercial permit. I would love to watch them filet that bad boy.