A Japanese man claims to be the world’s best catcher of fish that fly through the air at speeds so high you can’t see them. The 64-year old “skyfisher” doesn’t have any to show, because the invisible flying fish are endangered and can only be caught way up in the mountains. Pollution, don’t you know.
If you’re interested, you can buy the DVD in which he shows off his master technique for catching the fishies, which are called Rods. Here’s a web site telling you all you need to know about them, except for the fact that they’re obviously made up fairy tales.
I actually really like this myth. It has a nice feel to it, because it’s so incredibly absurd that you can’t imagine anyone would really believe it, but you can still get a sense of how nice it would be if it were true. Like tiny elves living in your underwear drawer, folding them into neat piles when you’re not looking; or maybe a unicorn that lives at the top of the Washington Memorial and blends in with the interior walls so well that visitors don’t even notice.
Click here to find out if rods are flying around your town. I encourage everyone to post a sighting for Boston Massachusetts and make my town the rod capital of the world. Then I can study these sightings and become the leading expert on rods, and maybe get on Good Morning America. I tried to post the following, but got an error, so I hope someone else has luck:
I’ve seen no less than three silvery flying things today on my way to work. They were very high up but I could just make them out. Hard to tell because they were so far away, but they appeared to be moving very quickly. Tried to catch them…arms not long enough.
I trust ABC will be on the line at any moment.