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Daily Weird #17 (The tail of the invisible shark)

Updated on April 22, 2011

Your Shark, Sir


Here Fishy, Fishy...

There are approximately 50 species of shark that can make themselves invisible to their prey. I’m not sure why we haven’t spotted them before... oh, yeah. Hey! How did we find them now?
While these sharks are invisible to their prey, we’re not prey, so we found them. They light up, making themselves look like, well, light. It’s very sneaky.

Guppies are especially vulnerable to the ploy. There they are, all the little guppies, going to school, doing their math, when they see a light. “Let’s go toward the light!” the little fish exclaim. No, say the older fish, not until you put on your SPF 50 sun block. So the little guppies slather themselves with Coppertone and head straight into the shark’s mouth. All that slathering for nothing.

These sharks don’t just light themselves up for prey, however. They also do a little glowing for dating purposes. When they find the shark they want to spend the rest of their minutes in a day with, they begin to light up. They only get brighter in the important areas, however. It’s a neon sign pointing the way to the procreation organs down the hall. “Hey baby, look what you can have, like what you see?” It’s like a VFW hall on a Friday night, everybody lighting up and checking out the competition.

I’m not sure when the scientists discovered these guys, but if we had only known about them during the production of any of the 212 Jaws movies, think of the money that could have been saved! I hear the salary the mechanical shark received was astronomical. Instead, the people could have just screamed, thrown a little ketchup on themselves and Waa Laa! A classic (or series of classics) for a fraction of the cost!

Think about how much cheaper it will be in the future to stock aquariums. Oh, no, kids, they’re in there all right. Really.

Deep sea fishing at its finest. “It didn’t get away, it’s right here. This is the biggest shark I’ve ever caught. This here baby’s sure to break the record. What, you can’t see it… well, that must be because you’re not trained in invisible shark fishing.”

The possibilities are truly endless.


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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Pcunix- I look forward to it. Strange in the head types are most welcome in my twisted world! Thank you following and for throwing the series out to your "peeps". :)

      Thanks also for the comments... you're a lot of fun!

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      Tony Lawrence 7 years ago from SE MA

      This was the hub that made me click your "Follow" button. I've shared the whole series with my Facebook and Twitter peeps, and some of them are, well, a bit strange in the head, so watch out.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      prasetio- Maybe you have been near one of these invisible sharks, and just didn't know it! :O)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting! You always make my day a little brighter!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy read your story about shark. Actually I never see the shark in person. But it could become a frightening moment if we dive around these sharks. Good to see you here. Keep on posting. Have a nice weekend!


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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Drbj- I'm not surprised to see you have been schooled in the art of invisible shark fishing.

      I'm still trying to make my way over to your "weird animals" hubs, I keep getting sidetracked, you have so many awesome articles!

      Thank you for stopping by my little hub. The sharks tell me they are honored.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Sad news for fishing supplies stores and bait sellers, sueroy. They will go out of business. To catch these invisible sharks all we will need is an invisible rod and reel and invisible bait. Fascinating information. Thank you.

      I did know, however, about a fascinating fish that has a built-in fishing rod which lights up to catch its prey. Really, no kidding. See my hub - "Weird Animals - the Anglerfish." :)

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      jsearam& Pop- funny!

      I think you both could use a course a invisible shark fishing.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Pop, did you leave me an invisible drink? I thought one was here, but being unsure, and not trained in invisible drinking, I was afraid to sip.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      I had a scary experience with one of these sharks, I think...

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      jrsearam 7 years ago from San Juan, PR

      I think I was almost attacked by one of those but I don't really know. JR

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      lol Chris... I'm going to turn a blind eye to that comment.

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      ChrisLincoln 7 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California


      Didn't see this one coming...