THEY are called echizen kurage and they sound like monsters from the trashier reaches of Japanese science fiction. They are 6ft wide and weigh 450lb (200kg), with countless poisonous tentacles, they have drifted across the void to terrorise the people of Japan. Vast armadas of the slimy horrors have cut off the countryâ€™s food supply. As soon as one is killed more appear to take its place.
In response the asians are typically pragmatic — they are eating the jellyfish. World news from The Times and the Sunday Times – Times Online