We don’t like to play favorites, but we are pretty sure the most interesting fish around is the puffer. And there’s a lot more to them than blowing up like a balloon. Just like with bitly, there’s more than meets the eye!
We’d like to share this incredible National Geographic clip of an Otter vs. Puffer encounter in Tanzania. And there’s an added bonus: The very serious National Geographic voice over at 1:11 says, “Puff Daddy survives,” which is just plain awesome. Watch and be amazed. Click here.
There are over 120 species of these resilient little fish spread out across the globe. And they’ve definitely survived the test of time. They have some interesting quirks too. They’re clumsy swimmers. They have only 4 teeth. In captivity, they need their teeth brushed and regular visits to the dentist (don’t believe us? Here’s some proof) Most impressively? One puffer could kill 30 humans with the amount of poison its small body holds (!?!).
At bitly, we have a longstanding love for the puffer that dates back to our humble beginnings in 2008. Today, the puffer to us encompasses more than just the shortening of long URLs that we associate with a puffer’s incredible ability to rapidly expand into a balloon around predators and contract when at ease. The puffer also, and most importantly, represents our ability to evolve over time, yet maintain true to our core: a place to share interesting links with the people you care about most. Meet the new representation of that evolution and have fun discovering and sharing interesting links on bitly.
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