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Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Painting a Hyper-realistic Fish

Artist Young-Sung Kim captured time-lapse footage over the course of ten months, as he painstakingly created a hyper-real oil painting of a fish. Everything looks so incredibly shiny, we just want to reach out and touch it. The painting is currently for sale from Saatchi Art.

The World’s Smelliest Factory

The World’s Smelliest Factory

While we have no way of knowing if there is a stinkier place to work on Earth than in the Surstr├Âmming industry, we’re pretty sure that canning the notoriously awful-smelling Swedish fermented fish is one of the most aromatically-challenging careers you can have.

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Gulper Catfish Has Lunch

Gulper Catfish Has Lunch

If you’re squeamish at all, turn away. You have been warned. Otherwise, check out this incredible footage of a asterophysus batrachus aka “gulper catfish” chowing down on a fish nearly the same size as itself. It’s a big fish eats big fish world we suppose.

Fish vs. Man O’ War

Fish vs. Man O’ War

In this fascinating and beautifully shot footage from BBC Earth’s Blue Planet II, we get an up-close look at the interaction between a Portuguese man O’ war and two fish – one who has built up a resistance to its deadly stinging tentacles, and another which isn’t so lucky.

Airo Miro Robot Fish

Airo Miro Robot Fish

Korean company Airo is working on a lifelike decorative robot fish called Miro. It can swim on its own and avoid obstacles, and can be customized with skins. It can also be remote controlled and equipped with a camera. It lasts up to 10 hours per charge.

JellyTank Jellyfish Aquarium

JellyTank Jellyfish Aquarium

A self-contained tank that provides a safe habitat for jellyfish. It’s got no sharp edges, filter and pump systems, and a color-changing LED lamp to show off these incredible sea creatures. Kits available with or without jellies. Super early birds can get the tank and jellyfish for $200.

Fishnado

Fishnado

We always thought a Sharknado was implausible, it turns out that a similar phenomenon really does occur in nature. BBC Earth’s Blue Planet shows us hows swarms of anchoveta fish assemble into massive swirling schools to fend off predators.

DIY 20,000 Gallon Home Aquarium

DIY 20,000 Gallon Home Aquarium

“It’s not so much the fish… I like the challenge of keeping them alive.” We’ve seen a homemade 10,000 gal aquarium. Now let’s check out one that’s double that. It was designed and mostly built by Bill Wann, a natural born inventor.

Absurd Creatures: Fish That Walk

Absurd Creatures: Fish That Walk

WIRED looks one of nature’s stranger creations – the mudskipper, an odd little dude who’s somewhere between fish and reptile, able to crawl out of the water and walk on land, while still breathing through water it stores in its cheeks. Also, they remind us of Ren & Stimpy.

10,000 Gallon Home Aquarium

10,000 Gallon Home Aquarium

We’re guessing that YouTuber Eli F doesn’t live near a public aquarium, so maybe that’s why he decided to build a massive reef aquarium into his living room. The water’s surface can be exposed to the sun to help nourish the living coral. See Eli swim and feed his fish here.

Fish Does a Burnout

Fish Does a Burnout

YouTuber Michael Ryan simply describes this brief clip as follows: “This massive V8 powered fish is dropping the fattest skid of the decade!” It seems only appropriate that this video was discovered by a Redditor going by the screenname YouTubeGoingDownhill.

A Fish Plays Fetch

A Fish Plays Fetch

This video purports to be from a series of 2003 experiments showing a fish that’s learned to play fetch just like a dog. The whole thing smells a little fishy to us, since the post links to a mysterious company called Phoenix Biogenic.

The Fish Dome

The Fish Dome

Two fish enter, one fish leaves. Velda’s whimsical pond accessory lets fish and their owners get a better view of each other, allowing fish to swim above the surface of the water for a brief moment and peep their heads out.

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Unreal Undersea Creatures

Unreal Undersea Creatures

A team of marine scientists funded by the NOAA used a robotic camera off the coast of Puerto Rico to capture incredible footage of just a few of the unusual undersea lifeforms dwelling up to 20,000ft. beneath the surface. More here.

Crew vs. Carp

Crew vs. Carp

The Washington University Men’s freshman crew team was practicing when their canoe was inundated by hundreds of annoying giant Asian carp flying out of the water and slapping them around. Damn, nature can be weird.

Piranha Feeding Frenzy

Piranha Feeding Frenzy

We already know the best way to attract piranhas is to feed them meat. So check out the feeding frenzy that happens when somebody tosses some bloody meat chunks into a river in Brazil. We certainly wouldn’t want to fall in that water.

Don’t Mess with this Grouper

Don’t Mess with this Grouper

An aggressive Atlantic Goliath Grouper didn’t like this scuba diver spearfishing in his neck of the woods, and proceeded to steal the diver’s fish and the spear gun that it was attached to. There’s a reason he’s named Goliath after all.

It’s Raining Fish

It’s Raining Fish

While it’s not nearly as dramatic as that scene from the Fargo TV series, it’s still a strange sight to witness a fish dropping out of the sky. Though in this case, the explanation is simple – a bird lost its lunch, literally.

The Abandoned Fish Mall

The Abandoned Fish Mall

Bangkok’s New World shopping mall was abandoned back in 1999. Later, an unknown person started populating its flooded basement with koi and catfish. Jesse Rockwell captured these amazing photos of its unusual residents.

Terraquarium

Terraquarium

This tricky animal habitat includes separate see-through aquarium and terrarium compartments, giving the illusion that your lizards, frogs and other amphibians are living harmoniously underwater with your fish.

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Man Seeking Fish

Man Seeking Fish

YouTuber rhys assan was walking on a beach in southwest Australia when he spotted a mahi-mahi. Strangely enough, it seemed like the fish spotted him too and made a beeline for him, neglecting the fact that rhys was on the shore.

True Facts About the CuttleFish

True Facts About the CuttleFish

“Imagine trying to move by vomiting out of giant straw and flapping your skirt around very fast – that is how a cuttlefish do.” That’s just one of the many weird facts you’ll learn from Zefrank’s flick about this odd little cephalopod.

Dog Goes Fishing

Dog Goes Fishing

(NSFW: Language) Don’t know how to use a rod and reel? Just get yourself a dog like Stripe, and you’ll never go hungry. This retriever/boxer mix plucked a huge fish from a stream all by himself. Too bad asian carp is such a nasty tasting fish.

Underwater Crop Circles

Underwater Crop Circles

This tiny little puffer fish has quite a talent – constructing immaculate underwater crop circles by swimming in the sand. The spirographs measure seven feet in diameter. (Thanks Orion!)

Stunt Fish T-Shirt

Stunt Fish T-Shirt

Graphic designer/T-shirt madman Glennz is at it again. His latest design poses the question: What happens when you train your fish too well? What’s next? Crossing the Grand Canyon on a tiny highwire?

The Fish Building

The Fish Building

Catch a glimpse of this unusual office building located in Hyderabad, India – shaped like a giant fish. Naturally, it houses the National Fisheries Development Board. Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger rod and reel.

Possessed Singing Trout

Possessed Singing Trout

It was all fun and games with this singing trout’s demonic renditions of “Do Wah Diddy” until these guys went to swap in some new batteries and found that the compartment was empty.

Bubble Tank

Bubble Tank

Psalt Design’s blobby handblown glass fish bowl will remind you (and your goldfish) of a Salvador Dali painting, as it appears to be melting over the edge of whatever shelf its placed on.

The Fishbowl Trick

The Fishbowl Trick

The nearly always silent Teller shows off his incredible sleight of hand and close-up magic skills in this brilliant, head-scratching performance from the UK show Penn & Teller Fool Us.

Piranha Scissors

Piranha Scissors

If you don’t believe that a piranha has a deadly bite, you’ll definitely want to keep out of the waters after you see this clip of an unhappy fish being used as a pair of scissors. Don’t hate us, PETA.

Fishscape Fish Bowl

Fishscape Fish Bowl

If he lived here, Nemo would have no reason to leave home, thanks to this hand-blown 2.5 gallon glass fishbowl, designed by aruliden, with its undulating organic terrain to swim around.

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