maggiekb at June 12th, 2014 12:57 — #1
shuck at June 12th, 2014 13:03 — #2
That's not a fair translation; it should be: "Fish-eating animal eats another fish... in an awesome way!"
tacochucks at June 12th, 2014 13:33 — #3
I try not to miss an opportunity to post a link to the great infographic illustrating how many people are killed per year by sharks vs. how many sharks are killed per hour by people:
It is worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet.
tachin1 at June 12th, 2014 14:43 — #4
"Shark stops attempt by tourist to steal his food... in an incredibly awesome way!!!"
thaumatechnicia at June 12th, 2014 21:52 — #5
Close, but the headline should have been "Fish-eating
animal fish eats a fish".
glitch at June 12th, 2014 23:54 — #6
One could equally easily point out that our own human reponse is just as natural as a fish eatting a fish.
Hysterical Ape-Descendants Collectively Hoot and Point at Mundane Occurance Which Startled Them
bobo at June 13th, 2014 03:03 — #7
What I don't get is that this stuff happens all the time. How is this a novel or newsworthy event (even for the cool "I got to see a predator in action" thing). Find me a saltwater fisherman that hasn't pulled up 1/2 a fish, or something with a big chunk out of it... Large predators follow schools, hooked fish behaves erratically, not paying attention to anything other than the line in it's mouth, gets picked off by shark...
Funny how it doesn't make the headlines when it's a sea lion or a pelican that does this...
tachin1 at June 13th, 2014 12:47 — #8
Whoa!, you're totally missing the point, the point isn't the headline, the point is selling the paper in order to sell advertising.
Its not funny at all when you think about it this way.
You can go to youtube right now and find all those videos of people fishing, which fit the scenario you just wrote about, these people posted these videos because they thought they were interesting!
And they are! (At least I think so)
Any pretense that you hold that the news shows you what you want/need to know is not shared by the news organizations themselves.
Hence the need to correct the headline!
catgrin at June 13th, 2014 17:43 — #9
This fix was also done to sexist tabloid headlines a while ago.
Can't remember if the story made it here.
l_mariachi at June 13th, 2014 20:46 — #10
I was hoping to see one for “shark-infested waters.” An infestation is when something takes up residence where it doesn’t belong. Sharks belong in the water. (I suppose you could legitimately have a shark-infested swimming pool though.)
smashmartian at June 13th, 2014 21:37 — #11
Having the sort of mind that defaults to puerile jokes, I always make a mental water/custard substitution when I hear that phrase.
maggiekb at June 17th, 2014 12:57 — #12
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