There are electric catfish and they were known as "angry catfish" in Ancient Egypt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
There are over 3000 species of catfish, meaning that one out of every 20 vertebrate species is a catfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Biologists found that some dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico decapitate catfish before eating them in order to avoid injury from the catfish skull spines. Biologists studied a sampling of a half-kilometer trail of severed catfish heads bobbing in the wake of a dolphin pod. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The movie β€œCatfish” will likely never be profitable due to a lawsuit from a recording company over a song heard in the film central to the plot of him being catfished hollywoodreporter.com/thr…
That at 310,296 words, the constitution of Alabama is the longest constitution in the world, governing everything from bingo rules to catfish promotion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
"Noodling" as a means of catching catfish using bare hands as bait, is practiced primarily in the South. It requires fishermen to reach into submerged breeding holes in riverbanks in hopes that the catfish will swim forward and latch onto their hand or is large enough to be grabbed by the gills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noo…
Today I learned of the Great Catfish Massacre of 1985, where a Louisiana mayor decided to turn the town swimming pool into a giant catfish farming operation. Turned out the circulation blades didn’t have blade covers, which was a problem for the ecosystem. β€œIt looked like we were chumming for sharks." bayoubrief.com/2019/08/13…
Catfish whiskers are completely harmless, but it's actually the fins that can cause high amounts of pain catfishedge.com/how-to-ho…
Des Allemands, Louisiana calls itself the "Catfish Capitol of the Universe" and naturally hosts the annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in the heart of French "Cajun Country", yet the town started as a small German settlement, hence the name 'Des Allemands' or 'some Germans'. louisianacatfishfestival.…
A type of catfish in the river Kali in India got a taste for human flesh, after eating bodies from funeral pyres in the river. wild-facts.com/2010/wild-…
There are catfish in France which beach themselves in order to eat pigeons blogs.discovermagazine.co…
"To Skin a Cat" doesn't actually mean a feline. It means a catfish- the skins of catfish are notoriously tough and hard to remove for cooking. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Electric eels are not actually true eels at all and are more closely related to catfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Today I learned of the golden cave catfish. They are a species of airbreathing catfish that only live in one underground lake in Namibia. They are effectively blind and onky feed on things that fall into the lake. gondwana-collection.com/b…
Giant, 50-Pound European catfish beach themselves in order to capture and eat pigeons. realclearscience.com/jour…
In Ghana it is desirable to be buried in a novelty coffin, with favourites including a huge Coke bottle, an oversized Nokia and a giant catfish. dontpaniconline.com/magaz…
, Catfish exist on every continent except Antarctica. gameandfishmag.com/fishin…
There are blind catfish living up to 2,000 feet below the surface in the Edwards Aquifer of Texas eardc.txstate.edu/about/e…
Catfish can grow as big as a grizzly bear and weight over 600lbs news.nationalgeographic.c…
There is a type of catfish that will strand itself on the beach to kill pigeons. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
There is a type of Catfish that lays its eggs among the eggs of the Cichlid fish, which carries its young in its mouth. These eggs will then hatch first inside the unwilling adoptive mother's mouth, and proceed to eat the Cichlid eggs present before being released by the Cichlid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
78% of Catfish Species are Venomous scribol.com/environment/a…
A town in Florida is using catfish to clean and maintain foreclosed pools. articles.sun-sentinel.com…
: Cuckoo Catfish release its eggs at the same spot as the cichlids’. As the mouth brooding cichlids scoop up her eggs, she also unknowingly collects the eggs of the catfish. The catfish hatch first and consume the other eggs while the cichlid protects the catfish fry as if they were her own. aquaticcommunity.com/catf…
SeaWorld hired a spy to try to catfish an environmental journalist who was reporting critically on the company motherboard.vice.com/read…
There is a huge catfish known as the Piraiba, one of which was reported as having swallowed a human whole in the 90s. bassfishing-gurus.com/riv…
There is an actual documented case where a candiru (a parasitic freshwater catfish) "jumped" up from the water into a man's urethra while he was urinating in the Amazon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
There were a series of deadly attacks on humans in India that were believed to be carried out by massive goonch catfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
There is a species of catfish that wants to live in your dickhole. wikipedia.org/wiki/Candir…
The term for the romance scam catfishing comes from fishermen putting catfish in with cod to make the cod more active, which makes the cod be better in quality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The Cuckoo catfish lays its eggs among the eggs of the mouth brooding cichlid fish, which carries its young in its mouth. The catfish eggs hatch first inside the cichlid mother's mouth then proceed to eat the cichlid eggs present before being released by the cichlid. youtube.com/watch?v=tnvbV…
Studies indicate that stories of the candirΓΊ catfish lodging itself in human urethras are almost assuredly falsified - phew!

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Had to post as text because someone already posted the Wikipedia article to TIL with the typical "oh gawd, bros - penis fish!" and the filter wouldn't let me post it again with the more realistic title. The problem with the claims surrounding the candirΓΊ are summed up pretty well in this section of the article, particularly the conclusions of a study which was done on the one "well-documented" case of the candirΓΊ lodging itself in a male urethra and requiring surgical removal. There are so many inconsistencies it sounds like the story was entirely made up, and this is made particularly obvious when the story starts with the ridiculous claim from the "victim" that the fish jumped out of the water, up his urine stream, and into his urethra - yeah, ok. Oh, and it also mentions a study in which it was shown that the candirΓΊ is not attracted by urea, so that part of the general myth is out too.

I know many people are fascinated by body horrors and the myriad terrifying methods by which the natural world can fuck with the human anatomy, but this is probably not one of the genuine ways it does. Hooray! I can now uncross my legs.

PS - Unfortunately ladies there may still be credence to claims of candirΓΊ entering the vagina and lodging themselves there. Sorry.

Today I Learned that a giant catfish in an Indian river are believed to have killed 3 people and a water buffalo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
At least one (but perhaps more) episode of Catfish the TV series is actually fake, as Nev's friends were hired to act out this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XicfY8iHzuE) entire episode. youtube.com/watch?v=-NaeB…
The only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers are catfish channel.nationalgeographi…
In Japanese mythology earthquakes are caused by a giant catfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
The constitition of Alabama was amended to insert a clause regarding "Promotion of Catfish Industry". law.justia.com/constituti…
Catfish have over 20,000 taste buds in their mouth and over 100,000 on the outside of their body topics.info.com/Which-ani…
There is a species of electric catfish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
He average person has about 10,000 taste buds while catfish have over 100,000 taste buds all over their bodies livescience.com/32970-wha…
There's a catfish in India that "developed a taste" for human flesh by feasting on funeral pyres. WTF en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
Forty percent of the farm-grown catfish in the United States is consumed by Texans. texasmonthly.com/content/…
There is a catfish that can walk on land!! education.nationalgeograp…
Catfish have taste buds across their entire bodies, allowing them to taste anything they touch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Catfish The Movie will likely never become profitable because of a lawsuit filed over a song used in the film hollywoodreporter.com/thr…
When a butterfly lands on you, it is tasting you through its feet. And if you pet a catfish, it can taste you anywhere you touch it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
A group of European Catfish in France figured out how to catch pigeons by beaching themselves as bait. (video link in my first comment) plosone.org/article/info%…
There is such thing as an electric catfish. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Catfish use their whole entire body to taste. livescience.com/32970-wha…

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