So, everyone knows that pearls come out of oysters, and pearls are great and all that… but don’t you think that’s also kind of boring, if you think of it? Maybe that’s why the girl oyster keeps telling the boy oyster he’s not opening up to her – maybe what she really wanted was for him to open up with something different.
I mean, after all these years of evolution, wouldn’t you think oysters should have gotten the hang of producing other stuff? Think about it… oyster rubies, oyster sapphires, oyster opals, oyster diamonds… now, wouldn’t that be something else? You could pitch together a group of oysters, have them lying around for a while, and eventually…. Bam! You got yourself a designer necklace with different oyster stones.
Yeah, I know… that’s a terrible idea, and it would spoil everything romantic about oysters. But actually, there’s actually 2 other things that come out of oysters: delicious sea food, and well… not-so-delicious Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium which can be gotten from eating raw seafood. This bacteria proliferates naturally in warm seawater, and apparently its responsible for causing a number of diseases.
I guess that if you avoid eating your oysters raw you’ll be fine… also, apparently healthy people are more unlikely to ever get sick from eating raw oysters. Worst case scenario, a healthy person eating raw oysters carrying the virus will just go on a crazy Internet rant about what it would be like if oysters produced other stuff besides pearls. In all circumstance, it’s best to be prepared – particularly if you’re a big fan of those juicy Gulf oysters. If this is your case, maybe you should try becoming oyster aware! Check out this website for additional information.