Fish tube memes are going viral thanks to this wild salmon cannon video
13 August 2019, 17:10
The fish tube memes have arrived and they're amazing.
One week the internet is obsessed with an over-the-top hypothetical scenario about 30-50 feral hogs attacking small children. The next week, our new collective fixation is the "fish tube meme", of course. A video of a fish being transported inside of a tube has gone viral this week, as has the very fascinating concept of a "salmon cannon".
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This system helps native fish pass over dams in seconds rather than day pic.twitter.com/aAmhHArjPg— Dr. Kash Sirinanda (@kashthefuturist) August 8, 2019
This salmon cannon transports the fish between bodies of water. (Via @CheddarGadgets)https://t.co/2eFQceFgzv pic.twitter.com/AHK0QJMCKf— Cheddar (@cheddar) August 7, 2019
Whooshh Innovations created the salmon cannon but what does it do?
According to Vox, man made dams have been harmful to fish migration, a problem which the salmon cannon apparently aims to address.
Cheddar explains that the salmon cannon aka "fish tube" is a transportation system that was "made to transport salmon between bodies of water in order to restore migratory patterns". They say it has been used in Norway and the United States.
People became fascinated by the fish cannon and unsurprisingly, the fish tube memes arrived shortly thereafter.
There was something oddly satisfying about the fish being placed into the transportation system and coming out on the other side. Twitter went full feral hogs on the impressive clip, meme-ing it for everything it was worth.
Some people were imagining what it must be like to be the fish, while others wanted a turn in the tube for personal reasons. Some just identified with fish and its journey.
I am a:— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) August 11, 2019
🔘 being launched through the fish tube
the salmon going through the giant fish tube: pic.twitter.com/UtIC7EKuc6— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) August 11, 2019
me waving goodbye to the fish being launched across the dam through the tube pic.twitter.com/ZnfgY8dn8s— john (@Scarlet4UrMa) August 12, 2019
Me explaining the fish tube video to my not on Twitter friends pic.twitter.com/QBq5MiiVWq— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) August 12, 2019
The fish tube got re-imagined as classic songs.
🎶 I’ve got a fish tube, got a fish tube full of salmon 🎶 pic.twitter.com/2NEmZzZ0Jf— clever girls (@10velociraptors) August 11, 2019
*coldplay “fix you” voice* let me ride...........the fish tube— bb ghost (@emilywithcurls) August 12, 2019
But mostly, people just wanted to be launched in the salmon cannon.
launch me through the fish tube so i can feel something.— mark hoppus.🏳️🌈 (@markhoppus) August 11, 2019
when you realize you'll never ride the fish tube pic.twitter.com/2nfYA2T1uM— j.m. weast (@djrbtr) August 11, 2019
Well I guess it's a Hot Girl Summer but a Fish Tube Fall— Rachel Wenitsky (@RachelWenitsky) August 12, 2019
PITCH: Millennials are obsessed with the fish tube because it offers salmon the kind of purposeful direction and security that we as a generation have never known pic.twitter.com/6apxktGLXw— Stephanie Soh (@steph_soh) August 12, 2019
Hopefully, we're headed to a future where we can all be launched through a soft tube at great speeds.