Meanwhile in Latvia, the fish have started flying

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In clear violation of one of the basic tenets of natural law, fish in Latvia have started flying again, it was confirmed April 7. 

LTV's cameras captured the airborne aquatics at the admittedly broad but less-than-Niagaran falls on the River Venta in the western Latvian town of Kuldīga.

However, the sight of flying fish is neither an indicator that Latvia's waters have become tropical, nor the sign of some heaven-sent pestilence to punish Kuldigans for their depravity, but simply clear evidence that the finned flyers just can't wait to get up-river to spawn, spawn, spawn like there's no tomorrow.

For any of the fish caught by unsporting fishermen lurking on the banks of the torrent, of course there really will be no tomorrow and the future will contain nothing but potatoes and perhaps bechamel sauce.

However, it is expected that crowds will gather over the weekend to watch and cheer the fish on in their aeronautical endeavors, suggesting not only civic pride in this remarkable annual phenomenon but possibly also that entertainment options are at a premium in sleepy but charming Kuldīga.

If you decide to join the crowds and "Marvel at the athleticism of fish jumping up the Ventas rumba waterfall during spawning season every spring," (as described by Latvia's official tourism website) then don't miss out on Kuldiga's myriad other attractions which have earned it the epithet "Latvia's Venice" among people with particularly vivid imaginations.

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