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Is Angela Merkel a Red Herring?

The picture and caption above are from a recent article, “How Can a Smelly Fish Help You Avoid the Truth? ,” that discusses the origin of the phrase “red herring.”  Beel … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Fish McBites Contain Seahorse Meat: A new Urban Legend

Beel loves it! CBS News recently reported “Fish McBites fail to spark McDonald’s sales.”  Well of course they failed, they’re terrible (see Beel’s review). Anyway, Beel got all over this with … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parasite Got Your Tongue? Life History of a Crustacean that Replaces Fishes’ Tongues

Woo hoo, says Beel!  It’s movie night, all day Friday.  Grab some popcorn and watch this really neat animation put together by Nova.  You know, Nova (PBS), as in we … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lamprey Caught Masquerading as Sea Monster in New Jersey

Bowfisherman Doug Cutler harvested this lovely beast from the Raritan River, New Jersey. A friend of his then posted a photograph of the fish on Reddit, where it went viral. … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

After Eating McDonalds Fish McBites, Beel Needed McBeer

Beel was out and about town today, saw a McDonald’s and thought, what the hell? Beel bought and ate Fish McBites. According to the ads, they’re all the rage. The … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Do Australians Stab Each Other with Swordfish Bills?

Beel recently recounted the September 2006 case of a Darwin, NT, Australia man who had been stabbed with a swordfish bill. This type of attack is more common in Australia … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shark Stanley an Ivy-league SpokesFish for Conservation

The Yale Daily News recently reported that endangered marine species now have a new versatile spokesperson- a shark created by Yale students Ben Goldfarb and Leah Meth.  In “The Adventures of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giant Fish Eyes in the Market: Here’s Looking at You Kid

This photograph was taken in a fish market in Yilan, Taiwan and is now making the news.  There is some debate as to whether these are tuna or swordfish eyes.  Either … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazing Dive-mask Strap that Promotes Shark Hysteria and Scares Squirrels

Beel loves it!  You want more fact?  Their fact ain’t fact. That’s a fact, Jack. So, you’re supposed to wear this fancy dive-mask strap to prevent a shark from attacking you.  Probably … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Spot a Fake Shark in a Photo: Some real Southern Fried Science

The Southern Fried Scientist has published a really informative and fun guide to spotting doctored photographs with sharks (or other fish) in them. Please, friends, allow Beel to present one … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Massachusetts Moves to Ban the Ex-lax Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  More mislabeled fish. Last year, a series of reports by the Boston Globe demonstrated widespread mislabeling of seafood sold in local markets and restaurants. Now, the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Doctor Fish to Appear in Court for Practicing without a License

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the case of a Gilbert, Arizona USA nail salon owner who provided “fish pedicures,” to remove dead skin is getting her day in court against … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment