An Alabama YouTuber went viral earlier this month when she caught a 30 pound catfish with her bare hand.

Hannah Barron is a popular Internet star with 340K subs on YouTube and nearly 1 million followers on Instagram.

Hannah has been noodling catfish for 4 years. Catfish noodling is a sport that requires skill, nerves of steel, and great teamwork.

A noodler dives underwater to reach a catfish hole and sticks his or her hand in the hole. The catfish latches onto the hand as a defensive maneuver and the noodler reaches through the fish's gill and yanks it out of the hole.

It helps if you can hold your breath underwater for about 60 seconds while noodling the catfish.

Catfish noodling is a sport practiced primarily in warm southern states where catfish the size of dogs are abundant.

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A Dallas man who drove to Houston to meet a woman he met online was robbed and killed by two unknown gunmen. Now Deonte Hicks' family says the police aren't moving quickly enough to solve the murder.

Hicks, a father to a 4-year-old girl, was killed by two Black males - which is given lower priority than a Black man who is killed by a white police officer.

The family says Hicks, 27, was catfished by a fake online profile. Hicks believed he was going to Houston to spend the weekend with a woman he had never seen in person.

He was killed on May 20 while standing outside his Car in the 1000 block of Centre Parkway. Two suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot. So far, police have no suspects.

According to ABC13, Hicks' death was was one of more than 350 murders in the city in 2020 alone. His death didn't make headlines or catch the attention of Black Lives Matter, the far-left organization that protests Black males killed by white police officers.

Hicks' family says police have stopped looking for the gunmen who killed Hicks.

"It has not been a top priority, my family and I, we've gone to Houston headquarters to talk to detectives. I've called a million times... nothing has been done," Hicks' aunt, Tamara Peterson, told CBS11.

The family traveled to Houston and put up fliers hoping someone would see them and provide a clue to catch the killers.

They were joined by Houston activist Quanell X on Friday, who said, "We have to mobilize. We have to get busy. We have to raise our voices... We gotta stop making excuses."

Manti Te'o

Former Notre Dame star Manti Te'o isn't having a good week at the NFL Combines. The NFL scouting Combine, which ended yesterday in Florida, is where the top college player's display their best skills for the pros to determine how high they are chosen in next week's NFL draft.

If you recall, Te'o was in the news for mourning a dead girlfriend who existed only on his computer screen.

A male friend later stepped forward to say he was responsible for the dead girlfriend's fake online profile, which he says he created because he was in love with Te'o. The bizarre incident led to speculation that Te'o himself was gay.

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Manti Teo Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Katie Couric

Deadspin.com just posted audio of voice mails left by alleged hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on the cell phone of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

In the audio, Tuiasosopo (picture inset) is pretending to be Manti Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua -- 2 days before she supposedly "died" of leukemia.

If you haven't been following this bizarre story, click here.

The NY Daily News reported this morning that Tuiasosopo's attorney admitted his client "disguised his voice" as a woman in order to fool Te'o for 3 years.

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Sidney Ackerman fake profile

"Catfish' or 'Catfished' are terms used to describe people who become emotionally attached to fake social media profiles. Oftentimes the person who runs the social media account is not who they claim to be.

People who get emotionally attached to fake online profile's -- or to online profiles in general -- usually have some form of emotional or personality defect that allows them to become victims so easily.

Luckily, that was not the case with four unnamed NFL players who were almost 'Catfished' by @RedRidnH00d, a woman (or man) on Twitter.com, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to seduce the athletes into establishing a rapport with her.

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