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Two New Electric Eel Species Discovered, Produce Record-Breaking Shocks

Publicado em 11 setembro 2019
The first electric eel was discovered by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, well before the invention of the light bulb. In fact, the discovery of the electric eel is credited, in part with stimulating research on electricity. Now, researchers in Brazil have discovered not one, but two new species of electric eel, and they are even more impressive than the original. But first, some facts about electric eels. What is an ‘electric eel’? For one thing, they aren’t even true [...]