BAHIA, Brazi -- A large fish without scales that turned up floating off the coast of Brazil baffled scientists and specialists from the region who are studying the rare specimen and ensure that the species is totally unknown.
The fish, which draws attention due to its rarity, was found by a team of marine biologists in that country while doing research on sea turtles.
Then - good old YouTube - we found a news story about it.
Now, I would hate people to think that I am just a grumpy old git who takes pleasure in rubbishing the media of the modern world. I'm not. Nor am I someone who thinks that anything that occurred after he reached the age of 30 is necessarily rubbish. Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin (and I wish it had been me who had said that but it wasn't). But look at this. The descriptions on the youtube page from which we embedded the above video, and worse the meta tags, are just ludicrous. And why is there a picture of some chick covered in blood with a dead fish sticking out of her mouth at the beginning?
Are we raising a generation of idiots, or is this some peculiar post-modern jape that I am too old and hidebound to understand?
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