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Giant Oarfish Beachings Raise Earthquake Myth Speculation

October 23, 2013
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Two monster oarfish have recently washed up on a beach in California, and now some scientists are speculating that an ancient myth about the giant fish predictingearthquakes could be true. As Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports, the centuries-old Japanese myth is being debunked by other scientists.

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Giant Oarfish Found Off California Coast

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Reuters (Oct. 16, 2013) — Snorkeler finds rare giant 18-foot oarfish off Santa Catalina Island's coast in California.
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Is Cow Tipping a Myth?

Is Cow Tipping a Myth?

Newsy (Sep. 7, 2013) — A new study says it's mathematically impossible to tip a cow using bare hands and calls the activity a myth.
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Second Oarfish in 1 Week Washes Up on Calif. Coastline

Second Oarfish in 1 Week Washes Up on Calif. Coastline

Newsy (Oct. 20, 2013) — For the second time in a week, an extremely rare oarfish, this one 14 feet long, washed up on the California coastline.
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