New York City’s Water Filled With Tiny Shrimp

Consumerist discusses the disconcerting news that New York City’s tap water is filled with microscopic shrimp-like creatures, such as the one pictured below. Called copepods, they’re entirely harmless, but raise the question of whether NYC tap water is kosher.

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8 Comments on "New York City’s Water Filled With Tiny Shrimp"

  1. connie dobbs | Sep 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm |

    In related news, Brooklyn’s Hasidic and Orthodox communities were heard to collectively exclaim “OY VAY ISMEAR!!! I’M DRINKING WHAT?”

  2. Hadrian999 | Sep 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm |

    i feel sorry for all the new yorkers that thought they were vegan

  3. Kosher, what about vegan/vegetarian? Eww.. I don’t buy bottled water regularly, but when I’m in NYC, I will..

  4. In other news,,,air discovered to be full of microscopic organisms being brutally slaughtered by humans who recklessly and willfully breathe.

    Vegans everywhere begin gluing mouths and nostrils shut…film at 11 (unless our vegan cameraman is dead…in which it might be a little later.)

    • Haystack | Sep 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

      The Jains are supposed to wear veils over their mouths so they don’t breathe in any insects, and brush the ground in front of them for the same reason.

      Like orthodox Judaism, that sounds like a religion for the obsessive-compulsive to me.

      • You did it now…I have to go look up Jainism. I don’t much about it…which will bother me until I do. 🙂

  5. Widelynarrow | Sep 4, 2010 at 1:23 am |

    isn’t this story about 2 YEARS OLD??
    those vegan jokes are hilarious though, yuk yuk.

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