Georgy Zhukov, Marshal of the Soviet Union, was an avid fisherman in his retirement. When President Eisenhower, who considered him the most instrumental Allied leader in Hitler's defeat, learned this he had him sent a set of fishing tackle. Zhukov used it exclusively, for the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Mac Miller spent much of his early career being different people. He also released music as 'Larry Fisherman' 'Larry Lovenstein & the Velvet Revival' and 'Delusional Thomas' djbooth.net/features/2018…
There is a band of 50-60-year-olds called Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends who sing Sea Shantys, was signed a $1,000,000 record deal and had a movie made about them. youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0…
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…
Today I learned about Labros Hydras, a Greek fisherman who found a six-limbed octopus in 2013. Dubbed a "hexapus," it was only the 2nd one ever found. (the 1st being Henry the Hexapus in 2008) After catching it, he promptly smashed it against a rock and ate it (with lemon.) telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
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…
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…
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-…
In 1962, developers planned to dredge 8,000 acres of Biscayne Bay in Florida to build hotels and a seaport. When a fisherman, Lloyd Miller, campaigned against the plans, those supporting the development poisoned his dog and tried to have him fired from his job at Pan American Airways. home.nps.gov/bisc/learn/h…
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…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
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…
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 about JosΓ© Salvador Alvarenga, a Salvadoran fisherman who spend 14 months adrift on the Pacific Ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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 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…
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…
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_…
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…
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…
A Mexican fisherman spent over 14 months stranded at sea. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2016/01/0…
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 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…
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…
You're over 6 times more likely to be mortally wounded as a professional fisherman than as a law enforcement officer. criminologycareers.about.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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/
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 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…
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…
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…
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…

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