The creator of the Rainforest Cafe chain first tested out the concept in his house. He decorated it with 45 birds, 9 fish tanks, and many plants. He even set up fake thunderstorms. His neighbors thought he was crazy. adweek.com/galleycat/what…
The cone snail, one of the most venomous animals on earth, releases a cloud of insulin when a fish swims by, causing it to go into hypoglycemic shock, immobilizing it so it can inject the fish with a cocktail of up to 200 toxins museumsvictoria.com.au/ar…
Some fish eggs can survive being digested by waterfowl and remain viable after being pooped out. This provides one explanation as to how fish β€˜miraculously’ appear in bodies of water where they otherwise never existed. audubon.org/news/mallards…
The classic English dish of Fish and Chips has Jewish and Belgian origins. Battered and fried fish was introduced to England by Jews in the 16th century. Deep fried potatoes originate from Belgium. Restaurants that sold fish and chips have existed in London since atleast the 1860s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
In 1671, Francois Vatel was responsible for a 2,000 person banquet in honor of King Louis XIV. He was so distraught about the lateness of the fish that he committed suicide. His body was found by someone announcing the delivery of the fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Swedish Fish are (most likely) lingonberry flavored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
Today I learned that Spokane's single-A baseball team (the Indians) worked together with their local tribe, introduced a Redband Trout mascot to promote conservation of a meaningful fish, and used the tribe's language on their jerseys. milb.com/spokane/communit…
There is a Taiwanese dish called "Yin Yang fish". It consists of a whole fried fish whose head remains alive. The body is dipped into frying oil, while its head is protected. The fish is covered in sauce and served, with its mouth continuing to gasp, especially when irritated by the sauce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin…
The southeastern US is home to more freshwater biodiversity than anywhere else in the US. A single 140 mile long river in Alabama (the Cahaba) has more fish species than the Columbia and Colorado watersheds put together. cahabariversociety.org/ab…
Tiberius was so paranoid that when a fisherman brought a fish as a gift, he had the man held down and the fish rubbed all over his face. The scales skinned it raw. The man exclaimed 'Thank Heaven I didn't bring Caesar that crab I also caught!' Tiberius then sent for a crab and had the same done. Penelope.uchicago.edu/tha…
The Yakuza, a historically notorious group of Japanese gangsters, is named after the most losing hand in a Japanese card game that somewhat resembles Blackjack and Go Fish. sljfaq.org/afaq/yakuza.ht…
Operation Fish was the largest movement of physical wealth in history – approximately $160 billion of British gold (in 2017 dollars) was shipped from the UK to Canada for safekeeping at the onset of World Ward 2 bankofcanadamuseum.ca/201…
In 1987 an Alaskan Airlines flight had an unlikely midair collision. With a fish blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
Hungarian scientists working on a project to save the critically endangered Russian sturgeon from extinction by encouraging asexual reproduction through a process called gynogenesis accidentally created a hybrid fish between the sturgeon and the American paddlefish, dubbed the Sturddlefish. thetakeout.com/sturddlefi…
When crank telephones were being replaced with dial phones, people used to take magneto out of crank telephones to electrocute water to shock fishes, when shocked the dead fish would rise to the surface. techwalla.com/articles/ho…
The fish Sarpa salpa (known as the dreamfish) is hallucinogenic. In 2006, two men who ate the fish described experiencing frightening hallucinations that lasted for 36 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Scientists discovered broadcasting the sound of a healthy coral reef on underwater speakers in dead areas along the Great Barrier Reef resulted in life returning and thriving. Twice as many fish visited those areas with speakers compared to spots on the reef without speakers. nexusmedianews.com/scient…
There's a Japenese diver who tends an underwater Shinto shrine and has been greeted by the same fish for the past 25 years inhabitat.com/meet-yoriko…
Today I learned about Oishi Matashichi, a Japanese anti-nuclear activist and a fisherman exposed to the radioactive fallout of the Bravo Nuclear Test. His catch of tuna and shark was found to be contaminated with radiation, resulting in two tons of tuna buried at Tsukiji fish market instead of being sold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ois…
Today I learned of Oymyakon - the coldest village on earth. The lowest temperature was recorded in January 1924 of βˆ’71.2 Β°C (βˆ’96.2 Β°F). It is known as "The Pole of the Cold". Food includes the frozen raw Arctic fish, white salmon, whitefish, frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicacies. cntraveler.com/story/this…
That the British Government was able to safeguard supplies of fish and chips during both World Wars, making it one of the few non-rationed foods en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
The fish cakes in ramen are called "Narutomaki" and are named after whirlpools formed in the Naruto Strait in Japan. This is why Naruto UZUmaki from the TV show loves ramen so much. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
Putting LED lights on float lines of 864 fishing gillnets reduced the bycatch of sea turtles by 74.4% & by 70.8% for dolphins, whales, & porpoises. The same amount of targeted fish were caught by both 864 lighted gillnets & 864 unlighted gillnets in a study of 3 ports in Peru from 2015 - 2018. in.mashable.com/science/9…
There is a parasite that replaces the tongue of fish and changes sex in the process nationalgeographic.com/sc…
For a limited time in 2017, Tokyo’s KitKat Chocolatory shop made three types of the chocolate bar that was sushi inspired, but didn't actually taste like raw fish. cnn.com/travel/article/su…
The Peruvian anchovy fishery was the greatest one in the world, until the El NiΓ±o event of 1972 caused its collapse. Production didn't return to its pre-1972 yield until 1994. In 2008–2012, the annual catches varied between 4.2 and 8.3 million tonnes, more than for any other fish in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
That most animals and bugs fart, and that β€œherring fish produce farts, which they think they use for communication.” thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Amazon has a patent for underwater warehouses. It would be filled with goods stored in watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder controlling their depth in water. businessinsider.com/amazo…
The Calusa kingdom ranks among the most politically complex groups of hunter-gatherers of the historic world. Unusually, it was powered by fishing, not farming. Massive enclosures enabled the Calusa to store enough fish to sustain population growth and fuel large-scale construction projects. phys.org/news/2020-03-sop…
An osprey will shudder on its recovery flight after a dive for a fish. They stop flapping for a moment while their whole body shudders to remove excess water. jacksonville.com/article/…
"sushi grade" is basically an unregulated marketing term. It only means at some point the fish was frozen to kill parasites. Some fish species are more prone to parasites, but due to mislabeling, the FDA mandates all fish frozen except tuna and shellfish. sushimodern.com/sushi/sus…
A bear in a state park got into campers’ coolers and used claws & teeth to puncture beer cans; Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear tried a can of Busch, ignored the rest, then drank about 36 Rainier beers. They caught it a live trap baited with donuts, honey, open cans of Rainier. nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns…
Today I learned of Kelly, a dolphin whose trainers gave her fish for bringing them litter/dead gulls to clean her pool. She started hiding fish under a rock in her pool, then used fish to lure gulls which she brought to her trainers to get more fish. She taught her calf the strategy, who taught more calves. theguardian.com/science/2…
Medieval people thought geese hatched from barnacles and were classified as fish britannica.com/animal/goo…
Today I learned about Frank Mundus. Believed to be the inspiration for Quint in the movie Jaws, he holds the record for the largest fish ever caught on a rod and reel; a 3427lb, 1554kg, great white shark. Talkseafishing.co.uk/the-…
Many freshwater mussel species use elaborate lures to trick fish into carrying their parasitic offspring. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There are Hallucinogenic fish, including Sarpa salpa known as "the fish that makes dreams" in Arabic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
The coelacanth, a prehistoric lobed-finned fish, was believed to have become extinct in the Late Cretaceous Era 66 millions years ago, until they were rediscovered extant off the coast of South Africa in 1938. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coe…
The FDA allows 11 rodent hairs per 25g paprika, 60 parasitic cysts per 100 fish, 2500 aphids per 10g of hops, and 1 maggot per 250ml orange juice fda.gov/food/ingredients-…
Clarence Frank Birdseye II was taught by the Inuit in Canada how to ice fish. In -40 Β°C weather, he discovered that the fish he caught froze almost instantly, and when thawed, tasted fresh. He patented the idea, formed Birds Eye, and eventually sold it for $22m in 1929. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Fish can be 'right handed.' When hunting or being hunted, fish typically have a side for attack or direction to turn when chased. 'left handed' fish may find themselves separated from the school by a sudden turn when chased by predators. phys.org/news/2017-11-lef…
Ships in distress used to spill a few litres of oil (olive-, fish-, and later special storm oil) into the sea to mitigate the waves under a thin layer of viscous oil. Some still carry oil for this purpose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with rivers flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. They are incredibly dynamic and diverse ecosystems, which serve a variety of birds and fish. A famous example of an estuary is Puget Sound, WA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est…
26-yr-old Henry David Thoreau accidentally set fire to over 300 acres of forest where he was to build his famous Walden Pond shack when he & his buddy failed to beat back flames from the fire they set to cook fish they'd caught. Townsfolk called Thoreau a β€œdamned rascal” & β€œa flibbertigibbet.” history.com/news/thoreau-…
There's a kind of deep sea fish called the orange roughy that can live about 150 to 250 years. Most live to be at least 200. They're a popular food, but mature fish contain so much mercury (due to their long lifespan) that eating it regularly will badly affect your health. nzgeo.com/stories/the-230…
β€œsea serpent” myths likely originated from Oarfish. This sometimes 50 foot long fish is known to surface with its head and β€œcrown” out of the water, seemingly searching for something. They usually die after surfacing, however. oceana.org/marine-life/oc…
A man was arrested because he was pissed off at Bank of America for freezing his account leaving him peniless, that he placed a bag of his own urine and fish bait to rot into their Safety Deposit Box as a form of justice. reviewjournal.com/news/an…
Today I learned about stargazers, sometimes called the "meanest things in creation." These electric, venomous fish bury themselves in the sand and leap upwards to ambush their prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Pilot fish can form sort of symbiotic relationships with sharks to the point where if their shark is caught, the pilot fish will follow the boat that took it and become distressed when it can't find it or isn't near its "host" shark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Originally it was "Card Sharp", not "Shark", and that "Shark" didn't refer to the fish but rather to someone who preys on other, from the German "Schorke" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…

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