An eagle ... fishing (2:52)
Now - imagine if this eagle met this guy ...
Fish leaps out of African lake and snags a bird in flight
Place your bets lady and gentlemen.
Incredible science videos like that last one can give a skeptical thinker pause;
which brings up an interesting side note:
Many years ago, a magazine that I trusted "Discover"
ran a story about "Hotheads."
They were carnivorous mole rats who gathered beneath people and animals
who were traversing thin ice in the arctic.
The group could produce enough heat with their heads
(hence the term "Hotheads")
to melt the ice and deliver their dinner to them.
It turned out to be an April Fools prank.
But they didn't bother to note that after the story.
Based on all the incredible things that I've learned about the animal world
(like the bird-catching fish above),
I tended to accept even bizarre stories when they were from reputable sources.
It was quite embarrassing to find out later that I had been fooled.
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