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Swedish eel dies at 155
Swedish eel dies at 155

Swedish eel dies at 155

The world’s oldest European eel died on Friday, according to the BBC, causing an uproar among Swedes who loved that old eel. The eel was born in 1859 and lived in a well.

The owner of the well, Tomas Kjellman, told “My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included.

“Eels normally only live to be seven years old, they usually get so fat and their intestinal canals stop working. But this one just lived and lived and lived.”

However, Åle’s long life eventually came to an end in unpleasant circumstances, with Mr Kjellman explaining: “we took off the lid and saw it in pieces. It had apparently been there for a while and had basically boiled.”

Åle’s body has since been frozen so that experts can examine it as they search for the secret behind such longevity. The well is still occupied by another eel, believed to be 110 years old.


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