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Electric Catfish

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These fish are shocking, really! Electric catfish, while not very common as pets, were kept and depicted by ancient Egyptians in tomb murals. These long, whiskered catfish can generate an electric shock of up to 350 volts to stun and paralyze their prey. Fortunately, the shock isn't fatal to humans.

  1. 1. Where can you find pictures of the electric catfish?
    1. a. In Egyptian tombs
    2. b. Online
    3. c. In a book
  2. 2. Is an electric catfish shock fatal to humans?
    1. a. Maybe
    2. b. Yes
    3. c. No
  3. 3. How many volts can an electric catfish generate?
    1. a. 350 volts
    2. b. 100 volts
    3. c. 250 volts