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And Now our Goldfish can Drive

There has been a lot of discussion recently about “what” or even “who” is science?  I am not sure I can keep track any more and I was trained as a biologist.  I can tell you that there are a whole lot of people who would not know “science” if it rear-ended them.

Speaking of which, there is no debaiting whether this is science or not:  Scientist successfully train goldfish to drive a vehicle.

Wow!  Man has been to the moon.  We are looking forward to going to Mars.  While we wait, might as well teach fish to drive pickup trucks!  Is this a great country or what?

You think that is just a “fake news” headline?  Well, watch for yourself:

Wait a minute, no wonder there has been this great fascination about water on Mars!  It all makes sense now, I am betting we have goldfish driving those Mars rovers around!  This explains everything!  After they find water, they will start driving around looking for a pile of fermented corn, or maybe hemp seed?

Here I thought it was cool to drive an Equinox with a walleye on the side of it.  Now I find out I am nothing but a pointy-headed nerd unless I have a Stizostedion as a chauffer.  (If I did, there would still be folks out there who doubt that I know anything)


Come to think of it, some of the drivers I see on the streets around here. . . . Well, if they were goldfish that would explain a lot of things.

On earth I wonder where a goldfish would drive?  Hey, I bet if you followed them you might find some really good fishing spots!  Might be even more productive than internet scouting!

Have a great weekend, watch your six.

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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