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12 Catfish and Catfishing Trivialities: Believe It or Not!

The facts about catfish often are even more astounding than the legends, like the story of this 646-pound Mekong giant catfish landed in Thailand. (Photo courtesy of Zeb Hogan)
The facts about catfish often are even more astounding than the legends, like the story of this 646-pound Mekong giant catfish landed in Thailand. (Photo courtesy of Zeb Hogan)

A collection of stimulating information, astonishing coincidences and strange stories all centered on catfish and catfishing

My mind is a trash basket. All my life, I’ve enjoyed prowling the back alleys of knowledge in search of trivial bits of information others might discard as worthless.

Robert Ripley caused my affliction. When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get one of his Believe It or Not! books so I could learn amazing things like how “the tail of the porcupine was used by the Crow Indians as a comb” and how a hen in the Marianas “sat on a live hand grenade for 26 days.”

As a teen, I started saving scraps of trivia torn from the pages of newspapers and magazines. And recently, much of this material found its way into my computer. No limit was set on subject matter, but strong favorites emerged, including catfishing trivia.

I’ve spent years collecting these amazing facts and hope this avalanche of the irrelevant will surprise, bewilder, intrigue and entertain you as much as it has me.

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