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Catfish Falls From Sky, Hits Woman on City Street

Bird probably dropped fish over Philadelphia

(Newser) - Falling catfish weren't generally considered to be one of the hazards of life in Philadelphia—until now. Lisa Lobree tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that she was walking near the city's art museum on the morning of Labor Day when she heard a "rustling" in the trees above... More »

Rare Blind Catfish Found in US for First Time

The Mexican blindcat is small, translucent, and eyeless

(Newser) - Two new Mexican immigrants have been discovered in Texas: a pair of super rare blind catfish. According to a press release , until last month the Mexican blindcat was only confirmed to exist in Mexico. Then two were found in a limestone cave at Texas' Amistad National Recreation Area and identified... More »

Woman Forced to Undergo Catfishectomy

Fish embeds itself in woman's abdomen

(Newser) - A tourist swimming at a Sao Paulo beach resort ended up needing surgery ... to have a catfish removed. The fish embedded itself in the woman's abdomen while she was in the waters off Itanhaem; the Independent reports that a catfish's barbed spines will "sting and lock in... More »

Man Claims He Knows Nessie's True Identity

Nessie is probably a catfish, says Steve Feltman

(Newser) - In 1991, Steve Feltham said sayonara to his girlfriend, home, and job in England to hunt for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland. His big revelation after 24 years of searching: The beast is probably a catfish—though a big one, obviously. Feltman, 52, has spent much of the last... More »

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Electric Fish's Jolt

6-foot electric eel is 6-inch fish attached to a 5.5-foot cattle prod

(Newser) - For the first time, scientists have assembled the complete genome of an electric fish—the potent South American electric eel—and in doing so have identified something much larger: Exactly how this fish, along with electric fish from other families, evolved to create their jolt-delivering organ. The findings, out of... More »

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