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Paul Ryan's Favorite Hobby

Today's New York Times profile of the House budget chair revealed that Ryan enjoys "noodling" catfish.

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According to his profile in today's New York Times, one of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's favorite activities is stuffing his fist down a live catfish's throat, an activity called "noodling." In the above video, an instance of noodling can be seen around the 25-second mark.

CBS' Early Show called noodling an "extreme form of fishing" and sent a correspondent to try it last year:

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Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics and foreign policy.

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