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Updated: 03/14/2014 08:00:02AM

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The Icelandic whaling vessel Hvalur 8 returns to Hvalfjordur port with the first fin whale catch of the 2013 season signalling a resumption of commercial whaling by Icelandic whaler Kristján Loftsson. Loftsson's company Hvalur plans to hunt up to 180 fin whales in the 2013 season in an operation backed by the Icelandic government.

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Fishin’ in the sewer

Kyle Naegeli, a 15-year-old Texas resident, has invented a new sport: Sewer fishing. He demonstrated his technique to catching surprisingly large catfish in the sewer in a YouTube video (http://bit.ly/18MtC66). Naegeli says adventures in sewer fishing began after he dropped a ball down the sewer and realized there was water in it. His first attempt began with a $5 bet with his dad that he couldn’t catch a fish. Since making that bet, he’s caught many more fish. To nab the fish, he sets a 10-foot line through the sewer hole with a chunk of hot dog as bait and watches out his window to see if it moves. “I have a line out constantly — set it and check it every night,” he says. During the summer, Naegeli says he gets a few fish a week, which he throws back into the sewer. The number of fish slows down in the fall and winter, but he still gets a few catches.

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