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Why are oysters so popular?

Asked: Dan Statik, Last Updated:

The fact that oysters were so abundant made them inexpensive, which only boosted their popularity. In 1909, oysters cost half as much as beef per pound. Oysters were used to add bulk to more expensive dishes such as meat pies. ... The consumption of oysters was immensely trendy during this era.

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  • Do fish attack humans?

    Yes, fish attack humans. These attacks are rare, but they occur nonetheless. Fish that attack are a predatory marine life. It often attacks humans out of desperation or confusion (attacking people that are wearing something shiny, which is seen as prey).

  • Why are carp bad for the environment?

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  • Should I feed chickens oyster shells?

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    Dispose of unwanted crayfish in the trash. Never dump live crayfish from one body of water into another. Inspect and remove aquatic plants and animals from boat, motor, equipment, and trailer. Drain lake or river water from live well and bilge before leaving access.

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