The video shows a man demonstrating you don't need a pair of scissors when travelling in rainforest where piranhas are available. The man shows the power of a piranha's jaws by using it as a pair of sharpened scissors.
According to The Huffington Post, the 2011 YouTube clip was recently posted to Reddit.
The video, shot in the Cuyabeno Rainforest in Ecuador, shows a daring man gripping a piranha with his bare hands. The deadly fish flaps its tail unable to escape. Holding a stick to the piranha's mouth, the man, or rather the fish, demonstrates how it earned its reputation, by effortlessness slicing the stick like a sharpened pair of scissors.
The viewer can hear the onlookers gasping in awe at the demonstration.
The fish continues snapping its jaws after the stick has been removed.
Piranhas are notorious as flesh-eating fish with strong jaws and a row of sharp interlocking teeth having awesome gripping and shearing power. Although they feed mostly on insects and other fish, they have been known to attack horses. They may resort to cannibalism in times of food scarcity.
The Daily Mail reports that recently, a Chinese man Zhing Kaibo, was attacked by a piranha while he washed his dog in the Liu River, in the southwest Guangxi Zhuang region of China.
According to the Daily Mail, Chinese authorities have offered 100 pounds to anyone who catches a piranha in the river. Authorities have used meat-baited net to trawl the river but have not found any piranhas. Kaibo himself caught one after he was attacked, but it died shortly after he took it home.
It is believed that piranhas were released into the river by tropical fishermen.