I'm really not one for bathroom humor, but I have to say, the video (attached below) that I just watched at the TalkWithFish website had me rolling with laughter. I never knew that herring farted. Why didn't someone tell me?
But hey, now you too can listen to this delightful intonation — a sound that TalkWithFish says attracts and lures game fish — and you can even buy the app! That plus a speaker or maybe even a waterproof smartphone case turn you and your boat into an instant hydrophone.
I first learned about this website from an article at therepublic.com. The article interviewed TalkWithFish's creator Greg Bambenek, who originally marketed fish-attracting scents in the 1980s. The fish-sound app costs 99 cents and features more than 70 sounds for 25 freshwater and saltwater game-fish species, including striped bass, bluefish and salmon.
So far, I see no customer ratings in the iTunes app store for TalkWithFish. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try it. But here’s one consolation: If it doesn’t help catch fish, it’s still a great prank — remember the whoopee cushion?