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Epsom Shopper Shows Off Her Waitrose Glow-In-The-Dark Prawns

by | 20th, December 2013


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“I HAD completely forgotten about Halloween. We heard a group of children in the road and we turned the lights off,” says Tina Thompson, 69, a former Mayor of Wandworth living in Stoneleigh, Surrey.

“Just to make sure I had not gone completely mad I took this saucer next door to show my neighbour. They were still glowing the next morning when I went down to Waitrose.  I took them down in a box and said  ‘if you go into a dark room you will see they are glowing’.”

Waitrose says the glow could be the result of Pseudomonas fluorescens, a harmless bacteria. She wondered if the  glow was from radiation leaked into the sea by the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

“They have not told me what species of plankton or bacteria survives boiling and freezing, she adds. “I

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