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16 Reasons Not To Go Into the Water... EVER!

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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The Black Swallower

This bizarre fish, found mostly off the coasts of Niger, is notable for its ability to swallow fish from twice its length up to ten times its length. It does so with the aid of its weirdo stomach that hangs like a blob of extraneous flesh off its otherwise sleek body. They are deep sea dwellers, and first became known to man due to the fact that sometimes its prey cannot be digested before decomposition sets in, releasing gasses that force the Swallower to the ocean surface. In fact, in 2007 a dead Swallower was discovered off Grand Caymen containing a snake mackerel almost four times its own length!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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