Fish tube memes are going viral thanks to this wild salmon cannon video

13 August 2019, 17:10

Fish tube memes salmon cannon
Fish tube memes salmon cannon. Picture: Whooshh Innovations/Fox
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

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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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.

The fish tube got re-imagined as classic songs.

But mostly, people just wanted to be launched in the salmon cannon.


Hopefully, we're headed to a future where we can all be launched through a soft tube at great speeds.