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Poland in photo riddles


pawian 161 | 9,971
17 Jul 2008 #1
Guys, how about cracking a few riddles? I have a big collection of photos some of which might look intriguing...

Take a look yourself and try to answer the questions.

One little request to native Poles: give a chance to foreigners in the forum and don`t hurry with your correct answers, OK?

Why do Poles keep fish in a bath(tub)?
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
17 Jul 2008 #2
Christmas grub

Good idea Paw :)
plk123 8 | 4,150
17 Jul 2008 #3
it's a polish aquarium. lol
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
17 Jul 2008 #4
Christmas grub
Good idea Paw :)

The answer is correct although incomplete. Why are fish in the bath and not on the table?

it's a polish aquarium. lol

lol, lol.
dtaylor 9 | 823
17 Jul 2008 #5
To clean the dirt from there bodies. Carp like to scour the bottom of the lake for their food, so by putting the in the bath for a few days, it stops the fish tasting like dirt.
plk123 8 | 4,150
17 Jul 2008 #6
they still taste like crap, no matter of they take a bath or not. nasty fish. :(
wildrover 98 | 4,451
17 Jul 2008 #7
Do you want to hear a funny storey about this practice of keeping fish in the bath....?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
17 Jul 2008 #9
To clean the dirt from there bodies. Carp like to scour the bottom of the lake for their food,

Yes, that is a correct answer (partly). Carps grown in muddy waters might smell/taste of mud.
What is the other (last) reason?

so by putting the in the bath for a few days, it stops the fish tasting like dirt.

Yes, a few days should be enough to stop the fish tasting like dirt, however, they are also enough to start the family smell like dirt .....

they still taste like crap, no matter of they take a bath or not. nasty fish. :(

I and the majority of Poles don`t agree with you. Carp is a very tasty fish. A bit fatty, but that`s what I like.

While you are trying to figure out about carps, another aquarium riddle:

What is bathing in the fish tank and why?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
17 Jul 2008 #10
Well when i first came to Poland i stayed with a girl friend and her parents in their home....Just before Christmas i was told about this fish in the bath thing , and refused to believe it...Aneta was always winding me up about life in Poland , so i thought this was another wind up...To prove it she led me up stairs , and sure enough there was the two fish in the bath....Unfortunatly i made the mistake of showing the two fish to Kuba , who is a rather beefy tomcat who lives with them ...Kuba was very interested , and after watching them for a while i picked him up , closed the bathroom door and took him downstairs....While we were all busy preparing stuff for the big meal , Kuba decided to give the fish a second look...He must have jumped up onto the door handle , and got the door open , and then despite the fish being almost as big as him he hauled one of them out of the bath , and gave it a good seeing to....Of course i got the blame for the fishes demise , but fortunatly we were able to get another fish to replace the one with the missing head.....
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
17 Jul 2008 #11
While you are trying to figure out about carps, another aquarium riddle:

Karp are kept in baths so they are fresh for the dinner? as an offering to God? ha ha

What is bathing in the fish tank and why?

pickled gherkins?

wildrover

ha ha ha ha ha ha,
wildrover 98 | 4,451
17 Jul 2008 #12
Please note...no fish were harmed as a result of this thread...well apart from the one Kuba duffed up....
dtaylor 9 | 823
17 Jul 2008 #13
And my goldfish for refusing to live in the bath, ungratefull fecker!! :D:D:D
plk123 8 | 4,150
17 Jul 2008 #14
I and the majority of Poles don`t agree with you. Carp is a very tasty fish. A bit fatty, but that`s what I like.

actually many polish people do think it's crap. most of those have tried better variety then the bottom feeders though. move up in the world of food man. bottom is never good.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
17 Jul 2008 #15
This bottom categorization of yours is a bit crappy, I am afraid.

Firstly, I have lived in this country for 40 years and seldom met a person who refused to eat carp.

Secondly, water bottom organisms belong to the most valued food. Example: lobster and oysters.
plk123 8 | 4,150
17 Jul 2008 #16
Secondly, water bottom organisms belong to the most valued food.

and chock full of good ol' Hg. enjoy. lol

This bottom categorization of yours is a bit crappy, I am afraid.

that's exactly my point. :)
Firestorm 6 | 400
17 Jul 2008 #17
Ok.. Enough Carp-ing on about dirt.. lol More riddles pls. )
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
17 Jul 2008 #18
I guess it all depends on who's cooking it. I've had carp at a few different households and they were all prepared a little differently. Some were good and some weren't, but it was still good to eat.

Interesting topic, more pics would be cool.
dtaylor 9 | 823
17 Jul 2008 #19
Example: lobster and oysters.

both are sea animals, which have filters to seperate the mud and salt.

Carp yes do taste not so good, they are quite fleshy, but their flesh does taste rotten compared with over fresh water fish.

There is a reason why Trout and Salmon are more highly valued.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jul 2008 #20
I know that carp is treated as water rubbish in America. I have run into such opinions in other forums.

But Poland is different. We regularly eat all kinds of fish in our family, and frankly, if I have a choice of carp or salmon or trout, I will certainly choose carp. And the price of those fish is almost identical in Poland, with carp between cheaper trout and more expensive salmon.

That`s quite correct. It has to do with the intent of preserving the freshness of the fish, although not with God in mind. The tradition of keeping fish in the bath was strengthened in comunist times when, due to disorganised supplies or simple shortage, there were sometimes problems with getting fish for Christmas Eve. E.g., I still remember that one year a few of my class mates didn`t come to school because they had been standing in a line to the fish store till late evening or even early morning hours. Their parents told them to.

So, being a child of communism, eternally oppressed with such memories, I prefer to get my fish a day before Eve to avoid any unexpected surprises. Fish is in my bath and I feel sort of secure.

pickled gherkins?

Yes. I was amused to see them like that because normally pickles are in jars or even small wooden barrels.

OK, but let me exploit the subject of aquariums to the end.

Where in Poland can you see such a lamp?

More... Whose animal is this skull? What is it?
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
18 Jul 2008 #21
Carp is a very tasty fish. A bit fatty, but that`s what I like.

A friend of mine has had carp each time we have been to Poland she loves it, bear in mind she's the fussyest eater on the planet, so it cant be all bad.

Where in Poland can you see such a lamp?

An aquarium :)

Whose animal is this skull?

It looks like a carnivore. but I'll come back to you on what in a little while.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105
18 Jul 2008 #22
Poland can you see such a lamp?

In Gdynia.

Akwarium Gdyńskie?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
18 Jul 2008 #23
Where in Poland can you see such a lamp?

Probably beside the baltic sea.... tri city?

Whose animal is this skull?

It is a kind of dinosaur? Not a T rex and I can't remember any other carnivore's, so I will make a wild guess and say it is a in the feline family

What is it?

Is this when Poland was under water a few hundred thousand years ago?and the reason why you have deserts so far in land here?
Kowalski 7 | 621
18 Jul 2008 #24
Where in Poland?


  • Where in Poland ?
Barney 14 | 1,469
18 Jul 2008 #25
What is it?

Its the baltic sea coast looking towards Finland
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jul 2008 #26
Yes, the Sea Aquarium in Gdynia:

Nope. Remember the picture was taken in the Aquarium...

Not quite... Yes, it is the model of the Baltic Sea....

Hmm, it isn`t in Bałtów. How about Chorzów??
Barney 14 | 1,469
18 Jul 2008 #27
Whose animal is this skull?

Polar Bear

Nope. Remember the picture was taken in the Aquarium
Cheers
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
18 Jul 2008 #28
Looks like a seal skull.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jul 2008 #29
Normally we don`t associate seals with such fangs as seen in the photo. Yet, they are typical mammal carnivores...

As a reward for your intellectual effort, here`s the next set of riddles from the seaside:

You can see this floral decoration in Gdynia. What does it present?

Where in Gdynia can you see these clocks and controls?

Where is the car with KR registration plates from?

There is one living creature here. What and where?

What happened to these hands?
dtaylor 9 | 823
18 Jul 2008 #30
Where is the car with KR registration plates from?

Krakow?

What happened to these hands?

Leeches?

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