Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Forget swimming with sharks, bathing with catfish is the NEW extreme sport


Happy New Year everyone!

I hope that everyone had a pleasant holiday, and if you had some minor or major inconveniences, here’s a story that will make you feel better.

At least you don’t have to worry about being stung by a catfish while you’re taking a bath.

Unless you live on the Amazon that is, where researchers have discovered that the likelihood of being stung by a catfish while taking a bucket of water and pouring it over your head is “surprisingly high”. From the article:
Well-known catfish biologists Sazima, Zuanon and Haddad, interviewed 27 people living on the banks of the Amazon to find out whether they'd been stung while bucket bathing and found that 63% of them had - and of those, three had been injured in several different incidents.
If I lived in an area where I had to worry about being injured while maintaining personal hygiene, I might opt to take the creepy smelly hermit route instead.

I think I’m going to add this to my daily mantras, along with “at least I don’t have to worry about ants eating my eyeball.”

Link to story

4 comments:

zilla said...

That's one hellabig catfish.

I shall never bathe again!

Rain said...

Woah, I AM not clicking on that eyeball limk. I'm not. I'm not.

Rain said...

link. you knew I meant link, right?

shorty said...

hmmm....bathing with catfish the size of a four-year-old or having a four-year-old barge in every few minutes to ask anatomy questions while you shower?