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Saturday
Nov132010

Tundra Sporstman Concept Rig

Created in conjunction with Bass Pro for SEMA, the mega automotive after market show, this Toyota concept is the ultimate cast and blast fantasy rig.

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More pics here. 

Saturday
Nov132010

Say Cheese!

 

A tiger shark caused havoc during an underwater diving expedition after snatching an expensive camera from the hands of a petrified photographer.

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Saturday
Nov132010

Now in 3-D: The shape of krill and fish schools 

An interesting story in Scientific American, where I found the link to the video, about the geometry of bait balls.

When the fish are all riled up in the presence of a predator, they do form these dense bait balls as each fish scrambles to get to the center to hide. This centripetal motion literally forms a sphere: the shape that has the most interior volume and keeps the fewest number of fish on the surface and thus more vulnerable to predators. Of course, this is not the shape that a shoal traveling casually forms. Instead, we have "circles, discs, ellipses, triangles, wedges, crescents, and lines" (McFarland and Moss 1967). Thus predation alone cannot be the only factor shaping shoals; is there another central factor and what is it?

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Friday
Nov122010

Home For Salmon - Outtake 2

The second of three, we'll post the third installment Monday.

Friday
Nov122010

Couldn't he just bought them out of a vending machine like everyone else? 

Police in Kobe on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly used a fishing rod from his 3rd floor apartment balcony to steal underwear from the balcony of the apartment below.

Police said that Higuchi used a fishing line measuring 4.3 meters on the end of which was a multi-pointed tool that had been hand-made by tying four fishing hooks together with string. Higuchi lowered the line and the hook snagged a clothes hanger on which the woman’s laundry was drying.

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Friday
Nov122010

Friday Pin Up