Now That’s a Fish Story
A 240lb sturgeon was pulled out of the water as it came up for a snack, weighed and measured, and then released.
The huge fish was caught by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month near Grosse Ile, a bit south of Detroit. The agency described the colossal creature, measuring seven feet long, as “a real-life river monster” and estimated her age at well over 100 years. The three-person crew of fishing biologists spent about six minutes trying to get her into the boat using a large net. Jason Fischer, one of the folks who caught the fish, remarked, “I felt the fish thumping on the line. As it got closer, it just got bigger and bigger.”
Now the old fish has done her part for research and can live many more years in peace and quiet. Now that is an epic fish story.
India Battles Black Mold and a Covid Variant
Catching black fungus usually happens when a person inhales fungal spores in the air, but infections can also spread through open wounds, scratches, and burns. Symptoms include facial swelling, skin ulcers, fever, and lesions or sores in the mouth.
At this time, there is no evidence that the United States has any cases associated with COVID-19. Yet much is unknown about the lingering effects of the many strains and variants of the Coronavirus.
Can Oregon Counties Secede To Idaho?
According to a report from KTVB-TV in Boise, there is a lot to do before a move can be made: “To make it a reality, the group would need all 19 counties to approve of it, plus portions of a few others. Then it would need both the Oregon and Idaho legislatures to pass it, and Congress would also give it the OK.”
But it has happened in the United States before:
- 1792: Kentucky was created from Virginia’s territory.
- 1820: From Massachusetts, Maine was created.
- 1863: During the Civil War, when counties were divided by North and South, West Virginia was carved into the latest U.S. state.
The voter turnout in the special secession election was high: 43% of the residents voted, and 63% of those voted to become part of Idaho. Petitioners are now encouraging eastern parts of California and Washington state to sign up as well.