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Japanese Diver Befriends Weird-Looking Fish For 25 Years

Sebastian is not the only friendly fish in the world with Yoriko of Japan keeping his loyalty to his diver friend.


Among the animals in the world, the dogs and cats are the most typical kinds to care as pets because they are warm, sociable and they display emotions as if they were humans too. As for sea creatures, no one of us probably imagined being best friends with fishes except for that tight relationship we saw between Ariel and Sebastian in a Disney film.

Surely, we have close encounters with dolphins. They let us feed them, they let us swim with them, they cling to us and do some more staff with us. Fishes are not the same. We can put a goldfish in a tank, but they are not as sociable as dolphins. Sheepshead Wrasses though can be different.

This diver and fish have been best friends for 25 years now.

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Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse who lives off the coast of Japan maintained over two decades of friendship with a local diver named Hiroyuki Arakawa. The two has been constantly greeting each other for 25 years now, where Yoriko welcomes Arakawa every time he tends a Shinto shrine under the waves.

The Shinto shrine is a part of the Hasama Underwater Park which is located near Tateyama, Japan. Arakawa manages the shrine with his air tank, goggles and scuba gear. The local diving shop owner regularly updates his Facebook page with stories of Yoriko coming to see him and play with him as he tends the shrine.

Arakawa would call for Yoriko every time he visits the shrine he tends, and the fish would quickly appear.

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The diver says he greets back Yoriko with a kiss every time they meet. This interaction basically kept their friendship alive for a long time. Arakawa would also bring groups of divers to see the shrine, and they witness the connection between the old gentleman and Yoriko.

Arakawa never fails to kiss his friend every time they say hi to each other.

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Arakawa and Yoriko’s friendship can be an indication that fishes have emotions too. Researchers previously found signals that show some level of sentience in fish. These experts discovered that when zebrafish were exposed to stressors, they exhibited a rise in body temperature which is called “emotional fever.” This fever technically indicates that zebrafish have feelings and a level of consciousness.

Arakawa and Yoriko’s friendship shows how fishes can also have emotions and that their relationship can be as tight as any others.

Prior the study, scientists thought only mammals, birds and reptiles can have an emotional fever. But the researchers of the study later accepted and concluded that even zebrafish can display emotional fever. However, whether such kind of reaction is linked to consciousness remains to be proven.

As of now, Yoriko and Arakawa’s friendship serves to be a single proof that a bond between human and finned-creatures is possible.

Watch Arakawa kiss his fish friend who welcomes him every time he dives in the video below:

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Monkey Suffers Caffeine Overdose After Imitating Human Drinking Coffee

They say curiosity kills the cat. In this case, a monkey’s curiosity knocked it out. A six-month-old monkey in Bangkok, Thailand slept for 10 hours after drinking coffee.
The young long-tailed macaque suffered caffeine overdose after it imitated a human drinking coffee.

We thought that drinking coffee will keep you awake. Coffee has caffeine, which alerts the receptors in the brain keeping us awake. However, like any other substance, one can suffer an overdose. For humans with higher tolerance, high levels of caffeine may cause faster palpitations of the heart.

Monkey lost consciousness after drinking coffee.

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50,000-Year-Old Preserved Lion Cub To Be Cloned Back To Life By Scientists

A science experiment will try to revive a preserved 50,000-year-old lion cub back to life.

Can scientists become gods now? Is today’s technology already capable of bringing back a life? This sounds more like a fictional film like “Captain America” where Steve Rogers was brought back to consciousness after being frozen for decades. And he hasn’t aged at all! Real-life science nerds are, however, delving into an experiment where they will try to bring back a 50,000-year-old lion cub back to life.

An extinct lion cub, believed to be from the Ice Age, will be subjected to cloning and will be brought back to life after 50,000 years of being frozen. Scientists claim the cub was perfectly preserved with its paw resting on its head. The lifeless lion was discovered by local resident Boris Berezhnov on the bank of the Tirekhtykh River in the Abiysky district of Yukutia in Siberia, Russia.

Another preserved lion cub has been found in Siberia, Russia.

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40 Cute And Adorable Snake Pics That’ll Help You Overcome Your Fears

I seriously did not expect snakes to be this lovely.

Almost everyone in this world will agree that snakes, in one way or another, look scary. The moment we see them, we immediately think of running. Our minds automatically tell us that these crawling creatures will either wrap itself around or bite us. Heck, even in our literature, snakes symbolize treachery and betrayal, among many others. In reality though, not all of them are deadly – or, in other words, they can be tamed.

Here at Elite Readers, we want to prove to you that snakes are not all the time synonymous with the terms “dangerous” and "deadly." They can also be as charming and adorable - just like dogs and cats! And to really give you proof, we have collected some of the “cutest” snakes from across the world. You will see baby snakes and grown-up serpents all trying to convey one simple message: “We are loveable.” We hope that through this compilation, your view towards these creatures will change.

Well, without further ado, here they are! Do not worry, alright? They will not bite you or something.

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