Residents in and around the Hampshire town of Hythe have been baffled by a mystery humming sound, which kicks off at around 10.00pm every evening and continues through the night. Experts believe it may be caused by the sound of a certain species of fish preparing itself for a night of lovemaking.
Apparently the male Midshipman fish emits a sort of repetitive droning sound to attract females, a bit like an aquatic version of Justin Bieber. If a mass of the fish gather, they make louder and louder noises in an attempt to drown out their rivals and win over the easily-impressed females of the species. Which could explain why the people of Hythe are all going mad and thinking there's something wrong with their fridges. [Telegraph]
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