Sunday, January 29, 2006
"Send it my way. I bet it tastes like salmon..or Meow Mix."
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Dethroned in Hawaii
Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned.
The news shook the world of Rep. Blake Oshiro, who found out the designation was no longer official from Joel Itomura, a 6-year-old fish-loving son of a friend and constituent.
"I was really surprised," said Oshiro, who has drawn up a bill that would make humuhumunukunukuapuaa - also known as the rectangular triggerfish or "humuhumu" for short - the official state fish for the islands...