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A pressurised tube that launches salmon over a dam is the internet’s latest obsession.
In this year’s dark news cycle, the newest meme to capture social media's imagination is a “cannon” designed to help transport migratory fish between bodies of water.
If you didn’t get a chance to see it over the weekend, you can watch it below:
This system helps native fish pass over dams in seconds rather than day https://t.co/aAmhHArjPg — Dr. Kash Sirinanda (@Dr. Kash Sirinanda)
The cannon, created by the aptly-named Whoossh Innovations, has been in use since 2011 to help salmon who have struggled to get around hydroelectric dams.
Here’s John Oliver talking about it on Last Week Tonight in 2014:
For everyone just discovering the salmon cannon, please enjoy this segment from 2014: https://t.co/SEdMJppFA7 — Last Week Tonight (@Last Week Tonight)
stick my disgusting body into that fish tube and fire me into the goddamned sun!!! let’s GO — mattie (@mattie)
I am a:
🔘 being launched through the fish tube — Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@Roxi Horror 💀🌸)
We are all just helpless fish zooming through this tube called life — Jules (@Jules)
Me explaining the fish tube video to my not on Twitter friends https://t.co/QBq5MiiVWq — Jake Flores @ GutterNYC 1/18 (@Jake Flores @ GutterNYC 1/18)
@SoberedByBricks That's why we want it — leshiticus (@leshiticus)
if they can build the futurama transport system for fish, they can build it for everyone, just imo https://t.co/7PEZjDmOOD — Stan Account (@Stan Account)
HT: Twitter Moments
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