While we’re used to see people usually bonding with pups or cats or farm animals, this extremely odd friendship between a diver and a fish baffles everyone. And like it isn’t weird enough already, these two unusual buddies share this special connection for over 25 years, now, writes daily-cuteness.
Even if it sounds quite bizarre, Hiroyuki and Yoriko are getting along incredibly well and they can’t get the chance to see each other again. And no matter how unbelievable a friendship between a human being and fish sounds, apparently science even has an explanation for this. It turns out that fishes could actually recongnize human faces.
“Scientists presented the fish with two images of human faces and trained them to choose one by spitting their jets at that picture,” Dr. Cait Newport from Oxford University told CNN. “The researchers decided to make things a little harder. They took the pictures and made them black and white and evened out the head shapes. You’d think that would throw the fish for a loop. But no, they were able to pick the familiar face with a 86% accuracy.”
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