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Posted on December 6, 2012 by

Catfish Love to Eat Pigeons, Tastes Like Chicken They Say

Today I learned that European catfish will lunge out of the water to grab unsuspecting pigeons and drag them to a watery death. This behavior has been witnessed in Southwestern France in the river Tarn in the city of Albi. It’s believed that these invasive catfish have started eating pigeons because other food sources are becoming scarce.

“Over the summer of 2011, he filmed 54 attacks, of which 28 percent were successful.”

via Reddit via Discover

France in 2000 - Fishing for seagulls
Posted on August 1, 2012 by

France in the Year 2000

When I saw these wonderful futuristic depictions of “France in the Year 2000” it reminded me of reading Popular Mechanics and Popular Science when I was a kid. This series by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists was issued in France between 1899 and 1910. Looking a full century into the future can create some unimaginable results. Could you imagine what the world will be like in 3000?

France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.

via Public Domain Review

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