Here's something you don't see every day, and probably never will see again: an angler reeling in a large shark from a blimp!
The accompanying footage was captured in 1934 at Fisher Island in Florida, and the fishing vessel was the Goodyear Tires Blimp.
The clip warrants posting now because Smithsonian featured this bizarre blimp-fishing expedition earlier this year, and this week placed it atop its list of "10 Most Popular Videos of 2012."
Also, the footage did not receive widespread mainstream exposure, so we thought anglers and non-anglers would enjoy watching the feat.
Check out the thickness of line as the shark is being reeled toward the blimp, and be sure to note the rod and gigantic reel, when the angler is being congratulated after the blimp has touched down.
Smithsonian states in its description:"Plucked from the archives at Critical past, this video revealed anglers hooking sharks from the cabin of a Goodyear Tires blimp at Fisher Island, Florida, in 1934."
This would never be allowed today, as shark fishing is taboo in the minds of many. But this is now, and that was then.