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!
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