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Shrimp Day


Shrimp Day

Shrimp Day
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10 May

On the 10th May 2004, Long John Silver's restaurant served free jumbo shrimp to customers. They were making good on their offer (made on 15 January 2004) to serve free shrimp if NASA found (which it did) conclusive evidence of oceans on Mars.

Customers each received one jumbo shrimp (meant to be eaten as a side order.) Each shrimp was about 15 cm (6 inches) long, if you "uncurled" it, and it was served fried in batter.

Some people were a bit leary of the size, thinking they were giant "mutant" shrimp.

Since then, the Internet community seems to have adopted 10 May as "Shrimp Day."

In addition to being a good excuse to tuck into a good feed of shrimp (if you're a shrimp fan), it's a good day to clear up some confusion over what's a shrimp, what's a scampi, what's a prawn -- CooksInfo.com's got it all sorted. See the entry on "Shrimp."

Shrimp

Shrimp
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See also:

All May food days


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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Shrimp Day." CooksInfo.com. Published 12 March 2004; revised 11 December 2010. Web. Accessed 12/14/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/shrimp-day>.

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