A fisherman in Florida hooked a swordfish so big that it dragged his boat for 20 miles and fought for eight hours before he could pull it in. It turned out to be the biggest swordfish ever caught in Florida waters. tampabay.com/florida/2019…
The world's largest largemouth bass ever caught is not actually the current world record because the fisherman "foul hooked" the bass (caught it by hooking it accidentally). luckylures.nl/largemouth_…
Australian fisherman Mathew Orlov caught a pregnant 8-foot-8-inch shark that was dead when he pulled it up, (he felt through the line the shark being attacked). Orlov did an impromptu C-section to free 98 shark pups back into the sea; he and his family ate the mother shark. foxnews.com/great-outdoor…
Tivadar Kosztka, an early twentieth century Hungarian painter, made an oddly asymmetrical artwork called The Old Fisherman. It was recently discovered that the painting contains two hidden images by mirroring just the left or the right side, which creates a symmetrical image of God or the Devil. hungarytoday.hu/shocking-…
Today I learned of Masaniello, an ordinary fisherman in Naples, who in 1647, organized a revolt against the government in a single day over a newly imposed fruit tax, and was declared by the people and Duke himself as β€œcaptain-general” of Naples... only to be assassinated 9 days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
In late 18th Century France a performing bear who became popular was discovered to be an Irish fisherman sewn into a bear costume. irishtimes.com/culture/bo…
Today I learned about JosΓ© Salvador Alvarenga, a Salvadoran fisherman who spend 14 months adrift on the Pacific Ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned about Clay Dyer. A professional bass fisherman that was born without arms or legs, and is almost completely dependent while fishing wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_D…
A fisherman in Philippine found a perl weighing 34kg and estimated around $100 million. Not knowing it's value, the pearl was kept under his bed for 10 years as a good luck charm. theguardian.com/world/201…
Bong Joon Ho clashed with Harvey Weinstein over cuts in his movie "Snowpiercer." Weinstein wanted to take out a fish gutting scene. "Why fish? We need action!" he said. Bong told him his father was a fisherman & it was a tribute to him, so he let him keep the scene. Boon later admitted he lied. indiewire.com/2019/10/bon…
The recipe for the popular cough sweet Fisherman's Friend has remained mostly unchanged since it's creation in 1865 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
Today I learned of Samuel Larkin, a simple fisherman, chairmaker and stable owner. His son, Deacon John Larkin asked to borrow his prized horse "Brown Beauty", which he would never returned. That horse would carry Paul Revere on famous midnight ride to deliver intelligence that the British were coming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In Colombian folklore the legendary Alligatorman (Hombre Caiman) is said to be a fisherman converted by the spirit of the Magdalena River into an alligator, that returns every year on St. Sebastian's Day to hunt human victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
The Pope's ring (Ring of the Fisherman) is destroyed whenever the Current Pope dies and it remade when a new Pope starts their reign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
Today I learned of Terry Grosz, a fish and game warden that caught illegal fishers by waiting in the Eel river in a wetsuit and reeled himself in when the fisherman cast out their lines. After writing citations and confiscating their fishing rods, he went back into the river and swam away. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
A local fisherman in Costa Rica nursed a crocodile back to health after it had being shot in the head, and released the reptile back to its home. The next day, the man discovered "Pocho" had followed him home and was sleeping on the mans porch. For 20 years Pocho became part of the mans family en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poc…
In 1815, when Napoleon Bonaparte was thrown overboard due to rough seas, a random fisherman's Newfoundland dog jumped into the water from the fisherman's boat and kept Napoleon afloat until he could reach safety. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
In 1963, a Belgian fisherman got himself arrested on purpose to envoke a 297-year-old Royal Charter that gave fishermen from his city the right to fish in English waters. The UK never pressed charges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
A Mexican fisherman spent over 14 months stranded at sea. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2016/01/0…
Today I learned of GuΓ°laugur FriðþorssΓ³n, an Icelandic fisherman who survived for 6 hours in 5Β°C (41Β°F) water for six hours, then walked across lava fields for another three hours in freezing temperatures before getting help. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guð…
In 2012, Jose Alvarenga, a Salvadorian fisherman, survived 438 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean. With no motor or GPS or food, he survived on raw turtle and fish, rain water, turtle blood, and his own urine. He is believed to be the longest surviving castaway. amp.theguardian.com/world…
The two largest pearls in the world were both found in Palawan, Philippines. The largest one weighs 75lbs and is said to be worth $100M. It was found by a fisherman, hid it under his bed and forgot about it for 10 years, the second is 14lbs and is known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu, worth $52M. cnn.com/style/article/lar…
Today I learned of The Eighteen Kings Temple on the coast of Taiwan. It is dedicated to 17 fisherman drowned at sea, while only their dog survived. When the bodies washed ashore the locals buried them, but the dog β€” ever loyal to its masters β€” refused leave and was buried alive, becoming the 18th King. taipeitimes.com/News/feat…
Today I learned of David Johnson, also known as the World Famous Bushman, who is a busker who scares passers-by along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, active since 1980. When they approach, he shakes the bush towards the unsuspecting tourists and startles them, sometimes making gruff "oogah-boogah" noises en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
There is a man who has made a living for over 30 years startling people at Fisherman's Wharf in California. He reportedly makes $60,000 "in a good year." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
In 1914, British WWI soldier Thomas Hughes tossed a beer bottle with a letter to his wife into the English Channel. He was killed two days later. In 1999, a fisherman dredged up the bottle in the River Thames. Although Hughes' wife had died in 1979, it was delivered to his 86-year old daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mes…
Today I learned about Edwin Rist, a 20-year-old American flautist who broke into the British Natural History Museumto steal exotic birds to sell the feathers to people who tie flies for fisherman. Rist wanted to use the money to buy a golden flute. nationalgeographic.co.uk/…
Attaching green LED lights to nets used by small-scale fisherman can reduce the number of green sea turtle deaths by 64 percent. Without affecting the number of fish caught. smithsonianmag.com/innova…
You're over 6 times more likely to be mortally wounded as a professional fisherman than as a law enforcement officer. criminologycareers.about.…
The name RyΕ«gΕ« (Dragon Palace) in the namesake asteroid refers to a magical underwater palace in a Japanese folktale. In the story, a fisherman travels to the palace on the back of a turtle and when he returns he carries with him a mysterious box, much like JAXA's Hayabusa2 returning with sample en.wikipedia.org/wiki/162…
In 1999 a fisherman found a love letter in a bottle from a soldier in WWI. He returned said letter to the now deceased widows 86 year old daughter. community.seattletimes.nw…
To attract people to a career in fishing, a company in Japan launched a service where local fisherman will call you from their boats to wake you up in the morning. call.fishermanjapan.com/
There is a Stone Age tribe that remains isolated from the world. In 2006, they killed 2 fisherman who ventured on to their island. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Jellyfish, Which Lack A Brain And Central Nervous System, Hunt For Prey By Luring Fish Similar To How A Fisherman Would phys.org/news/2015-06-jel…
The largest cashew tree in the world was planted by a fisherman in Brazil, genetic anomalies made the branches grow sideways, it now spans 7500 square meters and financially supports upwards of 1500 people. natal-brazil.com/entertai…
After Hawaiian King Kamehameha was hit in the head with a paddle by a frightened fisherman during a battle, he not only spared the man's life but decreed a "Law of the Splintered Oar" protecting civilians in war that's still part of Hawaii law in the State constitution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C…
The first Troll doll was created by a danish fisherman who could not afford giving his daughter a christmas gift. When the other children saw it they all wanted one as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Alaska crab fisherman can make up to $15k/month during crab season money.cnn.com/2012/07/27/…
The US has actually irradiated the Japanese three times with nukes, the latter being the irradiation of 23 Japanese fisherman during the Castle Bravo atmospheric thermonuclear test. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
In Canada self-employed Fisherman are paid by the government while looking for work canada.ca/en/services/ben…
A homeless man (The Bushman) has become famous for scaring tourists along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco since 1980. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Alaskan salmon fisherman feared Bald Eagles were a threat to the salmon population. As a result more than 100,000 bald eagles were killed in Alaska from 1917 to 1953. baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/e…
The coelacanth, a fish thought to have gone extinct 66 million years ago until a fisherman caught one in 1938, is more closely related to reptiles and mammals than it is to the vast majority of fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coe…
Some fisherman in Japan use cormorants (birds) to fish for them. They tie a ring around their neck to stop them from swallowing the fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
To determine the quality of caviar, some fisherman will suck eggs out of a live fish with a straw to test how "ripe" they are. slate.com/articles/news_a…
One of the earliest stories featuring time travel is from a Japanese legend called Urashima Tarō. It is about a fisherman who stays in an undersea palace for 3 days,only to return home and find out that 300 years has passed. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U…
Irrawaddy dolphins have developed a mutual relationship with local fisherman by chasing fish into their nets in exchange for some leftover fish. This relationship has become so embedded that when a fisherman's "own" dolphin helped a rival, he followed up with lawsuits. science.smith.edu/departm…
54 years after Antoine de St Exupery's disappearance at sea a fisherman found his bracelet in his fishing nets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
"Trolling" isn't describing behaving as a green troll, but as a fisherman - trolling for bites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
In 1986 Cleveland set a world record by releasing 1.4m balloons. However a change in weather caused the balloons to drop to the ground causing traffic chaos, injured horses and prevented the rescue of two missing fisherman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
There's a banned island south of India with a tribe that killed two fisherman in 2016 youtube.com/watch?v=fEsNc…
In 1966, the US lost a hydrogen bomb in the Mediterranean Sea, and struggled to find it. Finally, a Spanish fisherman helped them find it, and asked for the $20 million finder's reward that the US owed according to law. wired.com/science/discove…
George Washington was an avid fisherman, and Mt. Vernon had a very profitable fishery near it. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
In 2011, a Scottish fisherman found a bottle with the oldest message ever according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The letter was by Cpt. C. Hunter Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation and was sent to sea in 1914 along with 1,889 other bottles. To date, 315 have been found. mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cu…
An unnamed Newfoundland dog saved Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. During his famous escape from exile on the island of Elba, rough seas knocked Napoleon overboard. A fisherman's dog jumped into the sea, and kept Napoleon afloat until he could reach safety. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Hermann GΓΆring, a leading member of the Nazi party, was a confessed animal-lover and defender of animal rights. In one incident, he sent a fisherman to a concentration camp for cutting up a bait frog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
The use of the word β€œscoop” in the context of news stories started with fisherman scooping water sealed boxes (full of news) out of the ocean and delivering them to land before wired transatlantic communications negated the need to do so. theinstitute.ieee.org/tec…
After a rash of unexplained pay phone thefts, Malaysian authorities discovered fisherman were using them as bait. deseretnews.com/article/4…
President Millard Fillmore once spent nine months in forced labor after his ship was captured by pirates. After this extended period of captivity he and the other fisherman recaptured their ship and the pirates were taken to Boston where they were hanged. millardfillmore.org/
In 1701, a Japanese fisherman from Osaka got caught in a storm and washed up in Kamchatka, Russia. He pleaded to be allowed back to Japan, but was instead sent to St. Petersburg where he became the father of Japanese education in Russia. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Troll dolls were originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam. Dam could not afford a Christmas gift for his young daughter Lila and carved the doll from his imagination. Other children in the Danish town of GjΓΈl saw the troll doll and wanted one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
In 2011 a Brazilian fisherman rescued a penguin. Now every year the penguin swims 5,000 miles to meet its rescuer. youtube.com/watch?v=6McB0…
"P. Sherman" was chosen in Finding Nemo because it sounds like the word β€˜fisherman’ spoken with a Filipino accent. omgfactsofficial.tumblr.c…
A Fisherman found a Dildo inside of a fish jezebel.com/norwegian-fis…
In 1997, a fisherman snagged his line on a wrecked van containing the remains of 5 women who had been missing for 18 years. A salvage yard manager discovered the bodies when a shin bone fell out of the van and into his impound lot. articles.sun-sentinel.com…
Jerome Flynn (Bronn from HBO's Game of Thrones) was in a british pop-duo during the nineties, with fellow actor and extreme fisherman, Robson Green. They were known as 'Robson and Jerome' and are best known for their version of 'Unchained Melody'. youtube.com/watch?v=sNcg4…
Fisherman's Friend were originally developed for fishermen and were actually referred to by fishermen as "friends", giving them their name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
In Hawaii sharks were caught by noose. The sharks were first tamed by several days of feeding, when they were stupefied by the food the fisherman would slip a noose over the shark's head and drag it to shore, sometimes the fisherman rode them to shore like a horse. hawaiihistory.org/index.c…
There is a lawyer in Switzerland who represents animals in court. He has even prosecuted a fisherman for taking too long to catch a Pike! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
In 2014 a message in bottle arrived after 101 years after being recovered by a German fisherman in the Baltic Sea. Researchers then sourced the postcard inside the beer bottle to baker's son Richard Platz and tracked down his 62-year-old granddaughter. theguardian.com/world/201…
A real movie exists about "A teenage fisherman finds a baby in a dumpster and raises her to be his wife." youtube.com/watch?v=LgKL6…
Duke Kahanamoku, Olympian athlete credited for spreading the popularity of surfing, once saved 8 fisherman from an overturned fishing boat. Using his surfboard, he allowed himself to save more men by decreasing the amount of time it took to return to shore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
In 1979, 5 men set off on a fishing trip off the coast of Maui. 10 years later, one of the fisherman's bones were found in a shallow grave, along with a tombstone. None of the other bodies were found. unsolvedmysteries.wikia.c…
The the name on the diver's goggles in Finding Nemo is P. Sherman because a large part of the film's crew was Filipino, and "fisherman" apparently sounds a lot like "P. Sherman" in a Filipino accent. movies.wikia.com/wiki/Fin…
Today I learned of skin diver and fisherman Harry Goodridge whose pet seal, Basil, was eaten by a great white after falling off his boat in 1960. Goodridge then harpooned the shark and fought it to the death. bangordailynews.com/2012/…
There is a method of fishing in Japan called "ukai" (顜飼) where a rope is tied to a bird's neck to catch fish. The rope keeps it from swallowing and is retrieved by the fisherman by forcing the bird to expel it. ajw.asahi.com/article/coo…
The biggest ever wave in modern times, the mega tsunami in Alaska 1720 feet, was surfed by a (un)lucky fisherman (and also TIL there is a tsunami society). library.lanl.gov/tsunami/…
A spanish fisherman helped find a missing hydrogen bomb and was awarded a percentage of US$2 billion from US Air Force en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
A Costa Rican Fisherman Nursed a Crocodile Back to Health, and it Stayed With him for the Rest of its Life, Passing Away in 2011 npr.org/2014/02/28/283934…
Fisherman's Friend has been made by the same company in the same town in England since 1865. Take that, Nestle/Cadbury/Hershey! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
"P. Sherman" from Finding Nemo was used because it sounds like "fisherman" in a Filipino accent. omg-facts.com/view/OMG/13…
The riverboat Sobral Santos II capsized in the Amazon River in 1981. Only 180 people survived among the estimated 500 passengers on board. It is believed many were eaten by local fish and local fisherman were said to find remains inside fish for weeks. nypost.com/2014/04/05/riv…
In 1986 in an attempt to raise money United Way released 1.5 million balloons. The balloons collided and fell to the ground, gumming up land, waterways and causing traffic accidents and flight delays all the while hindering a Coast Guard rescue resulting in two dead fisherman. all-that-is-interesting.c…
There's a homeless man in San Francisco called The Bushman who claims to make make $60,000 per year by hiding behind a bush then jumping out and scaring unsuspecting tourists who are walking along Fisherman's Wharf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
GuΓ°laugur Friðþórsson, an Icelandic fisherman, survived 6 hours in 5 Β°C (41 Β°F) cold water after his fishing vessel had capsized en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu%…
It is believed that bananas are very unlucky when going boating or mostly fishing off a boat. this is believed to come from fisherman getting sick after eating the fruit or when a boat goes under or washes up with a bunch of bananas left snopes.com/luck/superstit…
A spanish fisherman settled with the USAF for an undisclosed sum for salvage rights for a lost hydrogen bomb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
Two Burmese fisherman survived for 25 days out at sea, floating in a cooler with nothing but water and some old fish. smh.com.au/news/national/…
Today I learned of Alphonse Le Gastelois, an agricultural worker and fisherman from Jersey who lived in self-imposed exile on the Γ‰crΓ©hous reef for 14 years after being wrongly accused of a string of sexual assaults on children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
The smallest house in Great Britain has a floor area of 3.05 by 1.8 metres (10.0 by 5.9 ft), a height of 3.1 metres (10 feet 2 inches), two floors, and was lived in by a 6-foot-3-inch fisherman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
A species of fish called the coelacanth was thought to have gone extinct alongside the dinosaurs, but was rediscovered in 1938 after being caught by a fisherman in South Africa dinofish.com/
In 1999 a bunch of fisherman drove the US Navy out of Vieques Puerto Rico and forced the US Government to turn their island into a National Wildlife Refuge, never to be used as a testing range again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…
An Aussie Tuna Fisherman Won Gold in the Super Heavyweight Division Weightlifting at the 1984 Olympics. At the following press conference, he told journalists they should focus on the disabled games, rather than his win.

This bloke, Dean Lukin, is just a straight up legend. His winning lift (see vid link below) was 5kg more than he'd ever lifted before which is just unheard of. His selflessness as illustrated by his comments to the journalists at the press conference are testimony to this. After weightlifting, he went back to Australia to keep running the family tuna fishing business. Great Athlete. Great Aussie. Great Bloke.

And the winning lift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db8X01jXKOU&feature=player_detailpage#t=66s

It is safer to be in the military than to be a fisherman or a lumberjack (second statistic in comments) census.gov/compendia/stat…
Fisherman from Japan and China use leashed seabirds to catch fish for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
In 2003, an unnamed Belarusian fisherman was killed by a beaver while attempting to grab the animal to have his picture taken with it. The beaver bit the man, severing a large artery in his leg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A fisherman struck King KamehameHA with a paddle when his foot was stuck in a lava rock. The Fisherman spared him, and being moved by the fisherman's action, KamehameHA created the "Law of the Splintered Paddle." hawaiiforgivenessproject.…

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