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Old 13 March 2012, 08:28 PM
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"Well, there I was, swimming about, and ... I think some boats might have gone past overhead, and ... well, I carried on swimming about, and then I ate some weed, and ... that's about it, really..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mactan

(It's the battle in the Philippines that Ferdinand Magellan was killed at, for those who, like me, had never heard of it. The professor is in the Philippines so it's not totally random).

It doesn't seem to have anything much to do with fish, except for being on an island. I was wondering if it involved lots of corpses falling in the water so that the fish might have been able to tell who was winning at each point. Or even a river full of blood or something. But if so, it's not obvious. They did apparently name a kind of fish after Lapu-Lapu, the victor, but I doubt the fish knew about it.

I wonder what the professor was expecting people to write?
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