Friday, 10 October 2008

SCIENTISTS have claimed a fearsome mutant fish has begun actively hunting people - after gorging itself on human corpses which have been dumped in rivers.
Jeremy discounted theories that crocodiles could be responsible for the carnage before turning his attention to goonches – among the world’s biggest freshwater fish.
He caught one which tipped the scales at 161lb and was nearly 6ft long – a world record weight and far bigger than any landed before. (photo)

5 Comments:

Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Cool stuff. Do you know that there are places you can get a pedicure where you place your feet in a bowl and flesh eating fish chew off the dead skin on your feet? Sounds creepy but true. So do we human's taste like chicken to fish?

10 October 2008 6:49:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Those fish have the reputation to be scavengers (sewer creatures even) so why should they not eat human cadavers? They also infest rivers and do away with the smaller fish.

10 October 2008 11:29:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

Send in the geckos, I say. Still, that truly is a beautifully odd fish.

11 October 2008 12:15:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie, Jenny Uglow reviews a book that sounds like it's up your street: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/oct/11/richard-holmes

Ben Smith

11 October 2008 11:34:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

"goonches".

snicker.

12 October 2008 9:47:00 am GMT-5  

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