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  • Kim Jong-un 'executes general by throwing him in piranha-filled fish tank'

    06/09/2019 11:22:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The UK Mirror ^ | June 9, 2019 | Andrew Gilpin
    Kim Jong-un has allegedly executed a general by throwing him into 'a piranha-filled fish tank.' The general, whose name has not been named, was accused of planning a coup but ended up as the latest victim of the newly developed execution method, according to the Daily Star. It is reported that the giant fish tank was built inside Kim's Ryongsong Residence. The victim had his arms and torso cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank, it is alleged.
  • Invasive Fish Caught has Human like Teeth

    06/06/2016 5:29:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/6/2016 | C Cocoles
    A Petaluma fisherman got a big bite, but didn't expect the fish he reeled in to bite back. Juan Gallo caught a pacu fish at the Lucchesi Park pond in Petaluma over the weekend. But as he lifted the fish from the water, its teeth cut the line. A pacu is a freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River and a relative of the piranha. While the fish is sold at U.S. pet shops, they’re illegal in California. Gallo managed to keep a hold of the fish, and plans to turn it over to the California Department of Fish...
  • '[Person] Eating' Piranha Relative Found in Russian Pond

    07/27/2014 1:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 25 2014
    The Baltic Sea is not known for its flesh-stripping tropical fish, but this season, a close relative of the piranha reputed to have a fondness for nibbling on men's testicles has appeared in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic. A local fisher nabbed several South American pacu in a city pond and handed them over to marine biologists for identification, Interfax reported Friday. The pacu is a cousin of the omnivorous piranha. Unlike its fearsome relative, it mostly subsists on a pacific diet of nuts and algae, but last summer media dubbed the pacu the "ball cutter" when...
  • (RE-POST) NY Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Nearly 40,000 Piranha Fish into the US

    02/02/2014 5:19:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2014 | Rande Iaboni,
    New York man pleads guilty to smuggling nearly 40,000 piranhas into the U.S. (CNN) -- New York City resident Joel Rakower bit off more than he could chew when he smuggled nearly 40,000 piranhas into the United States. Rakower pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn to smuggling the deadly piranhas from 2011 to 2012, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. The federal Lacey Act combats trafficking in "illegal" wildlife, fish and plants. In a plea agreement, Rakower admitted that his company purchased piranhas from a Hong Kong tropical fish supplier and imported them to the city,...
  • 60 Injured in Christmas Piranha Attack

    12/26/2013 11:41:41 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Outside Online ^ | 26 December 2013 | Daniel D. Snyder
    The Grinch might be out of a job soon. Sixty holiday revelers in the Argentine town of Rosario found out the hard way why they should always read the signs at the beach when they were attacked by a shoal of piranhas during a Christmas Day swim. The attack occurred at a beach along the city's Parana River, where residents were trying to escape scorching 100-degree temperatures. More than 20 children were wounded by the hyper-aggressive fish, with one seven-year-old-girl reportedly losing a piece of her finger. The attack is the worst of its kind in Rosario since 2008, when...
  • Washington State - Angler Fishing for Perch and Bluegill Nabs ‘Vegetarian’ Piranha

    08/07/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Q13 ^ | August 7, 2013 | Judy Oehling
    Angler nabs ‘vegetarian’ piranha SEATTLE — Angler John Denton was surprised to catch what he believes to be a pacu, a relative of the piranha at Lake Ki over the weekend. According to The Everett Herald, Denton was fishing for perch and bluegill on Sunday when he cast his line into the lake near his home and came up with the unusual catch. One of his neighbors identified the fish as a pacu, a native South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. “Bang, there it was,” Denton told the Herald. “It’s a pretty big fish, a big...
  • Pet piranha bites off toddler's fingertip

    06/22/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox News Chicago ^ | June 22, 2012 | Fox News Chicago
    Pet piranha bites off toddler's fingertip MAINE TOWNSHIP, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - When a northwest suburban mother discovered her 18-month-old daughter's finger had been bitten, she assumed the family pit bull was responsible. But Cook County sheriff's police said the culprit was actually another household pet: a piranha, Pioneer Press is reporting. Police said one of the child's fingertips was bitten off on the night of June 19 inside the family's home in the Bay Colony subdivision in unincorporated Maine Township. Police said the child's mother reported she heard her daughter crying and noticed the toddler's finger was bleeding,...
  • Stand back, he bites: British fisherman grapples with ferocious 'giant piranha'

    10/20/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 36 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 10/20/10 | Richard James
    British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant piranha'. The 52-year-old caught the aptly-named goliath tigerfish during a fishing expedition up the Congo River in Africa. The brave fisherman was forced to hold the fish at arms-length for fear of being bitten by its razor-sharp teeth while posing with it for the camera.
  • Toothy 3-foot Piranha Fossil Found

    06/26/2009 10:35:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 2,372+ views
    livescience ^ | 25 June 2009
    If you thought piranhas were scary, be glad Megapiranha is no longer around. Megapiranha was up to 3 feet long (1 meter) — a fish-beast four times as big as piranhas living today, studies of its jawbones indicate. It lived about 8 million to 10 million years ago and might have been quite comfortable stalking cartoon animals in an "Ice Age" movie.
  • MONSTER FISH PHOTOS: "Evolution on Steroids" in Congo

    02/13/2009 2:09:52 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 20,099+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | February 13, 2009
    Goliath tiger fish, such as the one seen above, are among the uniquely adapted "monster fish" of the Congo River, which winds through several African countries. A recent, unprecedented river run on the Congo yielded a raft of new discoveries, including different species--some potentially new--in nearly every nook and cranny, scientists announced this week.The river was also found to be possibly the world's deepest, and its extraordinary changes in depths and currents help explain why it's such a hotbed of fish diversity.
  • A reel big surprise: Piranha in Catawba

    07/05/2007 12:18:14 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 36 replies · 5,389+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 3, 2007 | JOSH LANIER
    Jerry Melton wanted to catch his dinner while fishing Thursday morning on a stretch of the Catawba River, but what he caught could have taken a bite out of him. Melton, 46, was fishing for catfish in Mount Holly when his line went taut around 11:30 a.m. "It was fighting like it was a bream or maybe a crappie," he said. "When I got it on the bank I didn't really know what it was; I hadn't seen anything like it before." State wildlife officials later identified the fish as a piranha, in a new instance of a potentially dangerous...
  • N.D. Woman Catches Piranha in Reservoir

    06/27/2006 1:31:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 887+ views ^ | June 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    N.D. Woman Catches Piranha in Reservoir JAMESTOWN, N.D. State wildlife officials have a fish story with some teeth to it. Game warden supervisor Dick Knapp and district game warden Jason Scott responded to a call over the weekend of a woman catching what she thought was a piranha at the Casselton Reservoir. The small fish with big, sharp teeth is native to the Amazon River in South America. Knapp said the catch was confirmed by biologists. The state Game and Fish Department believes the four-inch-long red-bellied piranha probably came from someone's aquarium. "It had to have been somebody's pet," said...
  • Suspected piranha caught near Dollar Bay Fish thought to be discarded pet and not a threat

    06/20/2006 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 18 replies · 7,234+ views
    The Daily Mining Gazette ^ | 20 June 2006 | Mark Wilcox
    DOLLAR BAY — For the past five years, Jim Tourtillott has owned and operated the Drive Thru Bait shop in Dollar Bay. During that time, anglers have often brought him odd and unusual aquatic species for inspection and identification. “People are always bringing me weird fish and weird looking bait critters,” he said. During the years, Tourtillott has seen some pretty odd looking things like lamprey and mud puppies, but none of that prepared him for what was brought in for his inspection Saturday morning. Mark Waisanen of Dollar Bay was fishing in a boat and Darren Burcar was driving...
  • Toothy invader causes piranha scare [Texas pacu]

    08/19/2005 9:36:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 2,629+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | August 17, 2005 | Jennifer Killin
    When fishing in the San Felipe Creek one can happen upon a variety of fish from bass to perch to armored catfish. In Domingo Garza Jr.’s case, he caught what he believed to be a piranha. In actuality, the fish has been identified as a Piaractus brachypomus, better known as the Red-bellied Pacu. The pacu is a cousin to the notorious piranha, and both are native to Central and South America, according to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Web site. Garza, a 57-year-old resident of Del Rio, caught the strange, toothy fish in a section of San Felipe Creek...
  • 4-Year-Old Pulls Piranha From Lancaster County River

    06/30/2005 11:05:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 1,542+ views
    WBAL ^ | June 28, 2005
    A 4-year-old fisherman pulled an unusual catch from the Conestoga River in Lancaster County. James Weaver hauled out a 15-inch piranha while fishing in Leola recently. Most people believe the biting fish was probably a pet that got too big and was released. It was pretty hardy to survive the low water temperatures. Usually piranha need warmer water to survive.
  • Startling New Details Uncovered on Arafat Death

    12/03/2004 9:10:28 AM PST · by stevejackson · 8 replies · 1,732+ views ^ | December 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    (For fans of Monty Python's Flying Circus) The AP* has uncovered startling new details on the death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat following an assiduous investigation. The AP* recently obtained highly classified documents from an as-yet unidentified member of the CIA*. Those documents revealed that Arafat was literally scared to death while lying in hospital when a giant hedgehog peered into his private room’s window. Witnesses, who wish to remain anonymous, have identified the enormous rodent as Spiny Norman, the long-time nemesis of Britain’s notorious arch-criminal, Dinsdale Piranha. The CIA* operative, who previously worked for the UK’s MI5* was...
  • Ohio physicians fight back: Panel documents frivolous lawsuits

    02/23/2004 10:13:27 PM PST · by ccmay · 6 replies · 404+ views
    American Medical News ^ | 2/16/2004 | Tanya Albert
    Ohio physicians fight back: Panel documents frivolous lawsuits The aim is to set a legal precedent that will encourage physicians and discourage lawyers. By Tanya Albert, AMNews staff. Feb. 16, 2004. Wanted: Blatant examples of frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits filed against Ohio physicians. Reward: A chance to recover the money spent defending the lawsuit and put lawyers on notice that physicians are going to stand up to meritless suits. "We are looking to find the most egregious cases to bring forth as test cases in the court and shed light on the issue," said Almeta E. Cooper, the Ohio State...
  • Nip in the Air As Piranha Drops In

    02/21/2004 9:54:14 AM PST · by Cicero · 22 replies · 732+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | February 20, 2004 | Mark Oliver and Agencies
    Nip in the air as piranha drops in Mark Oliver and agencies Friday February 20, 2004 As if the denizens of London did not already have enough to worry about trying to safely navigate muggers, backpackers and street performers, they now face a new threat: piranhas falling from the skies. It may be a discomforting thought, but earlier this week a seagull flew over London carrying one of the razor-toothed fish in its beak, which it then proceeded to drop onto the deck of a boat on the Thames. This, at least, was the theory put forward yesterday by the...