Head out on the highway, take a swordfish with you…
Blog Guy, I know you’re an expert on the animal kingdom, and I want you to settle a bet about swordfish with my step-son’s biology teacher. This teacher says that while swordfish are indeed fish, they do not travel by swimming.
Pay up, the teacher is right.
As you can see in this photo, swordfish travel on the back of motorcycles and motorbikes.
This is why swordfish have made noticeably more progress in the past hundred years than in their first 16 million years, when they mostly just floated around and waited for the internal combustion engine.
I really had no idea, Blog Guy. But how do the motorcycle riders know where to go to pick them up?
They are kept in big holding pens in the water.
Can’t the swordfish break out of the pens?
No, the pen is mightier than the sword.
A Somali boy carries sword fish as he rides on a motorcycle taxi in southern Mogadishu, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar