Just for FUN - Related to Koi/Fish, Koi Organisation International

According to this story our Koi get drunk in the winter!
 
During the winter, goldfish and their relatives can have a blood-alcohol concentration beyond the legal limit for drink driving.
Scientists have figured out how goldfish produce alcohol to survive when trapped beneath the icy surfaces of frozen lakes and ponds.Unlike most vertebrates which die within a few minutes without oxygen, goldfish and their wild relatives crucian carp are able to survive for months in low oxygen water.
 

The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell was the last painting created by British politician, writer, army officer, and painter Winston Churchill. It was believed to have been created somewhere around 1962 after he retired from his position.
 
https://www.the-artists.org/goldfish-pool-at-chartwell/

The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell was the last painting created by British politician, writer, army officer, and painter Winston Churchill. It was believed to have been created somewhere around 1962 after he retired from his position.
 
https://www.the-artists.org/goldfish-pool-at-chartwell/

THE UNKNOWN SIDE OF WINSTON CHURCHILL
Churchill's last work in oil
Winston Churchill turned to painting around 1914 but by 1962 he had all but stopped. Churchill's bodyguard Edmund Murray encouraged the aging statesman to take up his paintbrushes one last time. As a subject, Churchill chose his estates goldfish pond, where he spent Sundays with his grandkids. He gifted the work to Murray. "The Goldfish Pond at Chartwell" earned 357,000 GBP at a Sotheby's auction.

A fish tale we can understand:

An animal lover has struck up an unlikely five year friendship with a fish after they ‘locked eyes’ in a lake. Holly Jorgensen has become such good pals with the sunfish, named Greenie, that he now waits for her to appear and lets her rub its chin.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/17/woman-becomes-best-friends-with-fish-who-lets-her-rub-his-chin-after-they-locked-eyes-in-lake-13286143/

Staten Island man gets stuck head-first in empty koi pond

A cautionary tale about cleaning your pond: 
Staten Island man gets stuck head-first in empty koi pond
Koi-tastrophe averted. A Staten Island man fell head-first into his koi pond and got stuck there for a half-hour Tuesday afternoon when trying to clean out the front-yard fish habitat. When first responders arrived at the Emerson Hill house, they “could see the feet of the gentleman sticking straight in the air,” an FDNY spokesman said.
 

Even swans know feeding koi is fun!
Swans feeding hungry Koi fish at Swan Lake Resort in Kending Taiwan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkWOse70Oyk
 

Heron problem: train a crow!
A homeowner has been paying a crow in mealworms for chasing a hungry heron out of his garden after it stole hundreds of pounds worth of fish from his pond. 
Simon McCabe, 51, says the heron has 'emptied' the pond in his back garden of koi carp and goldfish.
But ever since the crow started visiting the garden last month, the little bird has 'looked after' his pond community and he's not lost a fish since.  

You will love this story about the dedication of a young man training his goldfish to play football. 
A man from China's Guangdong province has turned his fish tank into a football stadium. Yang Tianxin started training his goldfish half a year ago. Now he has 5 Ranchu goldfish which know how to shoot a ball into the goal.
https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3098772/giant-mushroom-discovered-malan...
 

A wonderful story about Copperbelt University and the students hopes this fish inspired. 
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has joined the nation in mourning the death of a fish that lived in a pond at the country's second-biggest university.

Students at Copperbelt University (CBU) lit candles and marched around campus to mourn the big fish.The hashtag Mafishi, as the fish was affectionately known, is trending on Twitter in the southern African state. 

 

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