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    Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    Life has imitated art in Argentina where fishermen have reportedly caught a three-eyed fish in an incident so almost identical to an episode of long-running cartoon show The Simpsons.

    According to infobae.com, the fish was reeled in from a reservoir where water is pumped from a local nuclear plant in Córdoba, Argentina, last Thursday.

    "We were fishing and we got the surprise of getting this rare specimen," fisherman Julian Zmutt said.

    "As it was dark at that time we did not notice, but then you looked at him with a flashlight and saw that he had a third eye."

    Mr Zmutt said this was the first time he had caught a three-eyed fish, and said local residents are now complaining that radiation has spread from the plant into the lake.

    The scaly creature has been sent to a lab for testing to determine if the fish mutated as a result of being exposed to the water.

    In an early episode of The Simpsons, a three-eyed fish named 'Blinky' was caught from waters near the Springfield nuclear power plant where Homer Simpson worked.

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    Are you sure this is not a new species of fish that was discovered?
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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    Atleast nothing like THIS has actually appeared due to mutations by radiation:

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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    Methinks this is just a new fish. A new fish mixed with paranoia and happenstance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterge77 View Post
    Are you sure this is not a new species of fish that was discovered?
    Hence the "sent to a lab for testing" part...

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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    If this fish really was from a result of radiation, then the idea of mutating life forms with said resource is more than just science fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis View Post
    If this fish really was from a result of radiation, then the idea of mutating life forms with said resource is more than just science fiction.
    Radiation causing mutations in lifeforms has never been "just science fiction."
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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    Not that mutations (assuming this is a mutation--that fish was called a "rare specimen," referring to the fish itself I assume: I wish I was told its species if the species is at all not new) have to be caused by radiation (not even severe mutations).

    And not that this plant is necessarily even leaking radioactivity, though it's more feasible since such this story occurs in the waters off Argentina.

    That said, all conclusions about nuclear power in general stated previously here have been very general and quite hasty.
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    Methinks this is just a new fish. A new fish mixed with paranoia and happenstance.
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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    It could just be a genetic mutation, like the rare but not unheard of 2 headed pig or sheep. Its just that this could be on a smaller scale then that
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    This is what happens when you try to breed your Basculin with a Gastrodon.
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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Cat320 View Post
    It could just be a genetic mutation, like the rare but not unheard of 2 headed pig or sheep. Its just that this could be on a smaller scale then that
    It IS a genetic mutation. The question is whether or not this genetic mutation was caused by radioactivity.
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    Default Re: Real life Blinky (from The Simpsons): Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

    @Evil Figment Yea I know, what I meant was the natural occuring genetic mutation that happens like once every 5 blue moons.
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