Stinky Communication Sounds Fishy

Herring send messages through farts and bubbles
We all know that passing gas in public sends a message. Usually that message is unwelcome. Among herring, however, communicating through flatulence may not be as fishy as it sounds.  Continue reading

You Take the Chicken; I’ll Have the Fish

On commercial airliner flights, the pilot and co-pilot never eat the same meal. This is for the safety of the craft: if the pilot is laid low by food poisoning, the co-pilot should still be well enough to continue the flight.

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Nice Catch, Ernest. Why Is That Fish Full of Holes?

Ernest Hemingway and “Friend”

Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlin in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such as shooting sharks with a submachine gun.