Sunday, March 20, 2011

a shark fin is the result of a complex interaction of psychological, neural, vascular and endocrine factors, and is usually, though not exclusively, associated with sexual arousal

shark fins are good for soup, 
 shark-fin soup is good for sex, 
shark fins are good for sex*

*fyi: as many as 70 million sharks netted or hooked worldwide each year, including endangered species, and a large percentage have their fins hacked off and their still-living carcasses tossed back overboard as soon as they're caught. shark fins have become, on a price-per-pound basis, one of the most valuable things you can take out of the ocean, selling for as much as $300 a pound. virtually flavorless and so tough that the fins must be boiled for hours, sharkfin soup can go for as much as $400 a bowl. does it matter?