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Amazing Fishes

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What lurked in the depths, now is going to haunt your boat.
Be careful what you hook up. Aside from picking some vicious industrial garbage, you can bring to the surface some strange and unmentionable things. Most fishermen will happily brag about an extraordinary big fish (and we'll show plenty of those in this article). But sometimes the catch is so bizarre, that they'd rather try to forget it over a drink or two.

"Larger than life" (but hopefully still real) catches

We all know that the size of our largest catch is only limited to how wide we can stretch our arms, and how gullible your friends are. A picture would usually prove your story, if you don't mind occasional "this is Photoshop... I can tell by the pixels" comments:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/babes_ in_blue/

(a whale shark, not that big either)
















Catfish the size of a small car? Well, almost.

"The World's Largest Catfish" catch happened in Thailand:
(more info - that is a 646-pound …

Chandrayaan- 1 moon mission virtually over: ISRO

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Bangalore: India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan- 1 appeared to be virtually over on Saturday after Indian space agency, ISRO's ground station lost communication link with the spacecraft.

"The contact was lost at 01:30 hrs as the deep space network (DSN) at Byalalu, about 40 km from Bangalore, received the data from the lunarcraft during the previous orbit up to 00:25 hrs," an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) statement stated.

"The mission is definitely over. We have lost contact with the spacecraft," Project Director of the Chandrayaan- 1 mission M Annadurai told a news agency.
However, he said: "It (Chandrayaan- 1) has done its job technically. ..100 per cent. Scientifically also, it has done almost 90-95 percent of its job".

ISRO officials said the agency does not have "much hope" on the mission's continuation.

ISRO is neither able to receive data from Chandrayaan- 1, nor send commands to the moon craft, official…