Month: February 2014

Four weird but true dolphin facts you should know

1.There is no lack of strange a series of scientific experiments in the history of science, some of them make people really don’t know whether to laugh or cry. For example, there is an experiment of dolphin made by John C. Lilly in late 1950’s.  John C. Lilly is a neuroscientist, he want to know if dolphin could say human language, it is a interesting research, is it right? But you won’t think so if you know the later events. He let his associate Margaret Howe to live with the dolphin Peter at first, because Lilly thought that Peter was just like a baby, Margaret should teach him to talk as if she was his mother, but this method failed, then Lilly changed his strategy and got another idea, he thought that maybe Peter needed a girlfriend, so Margaret began to rub Peter’s genitals, they wanted him to cooperate perfectly to learn language in this way, on my god, to satisfy a dolphin’s sexual also  became a pare of this experiment. And more than that, Lilly still believed Peter could learn human language, so they gave the dolphin LSD and made this as a last resort. Lilly spent a lot of time on this experiment, but this theatrical experiment also hurt his reputation, later, he lost his funding for research. Maybe his scientific spirit was worth respect and admiration, but what he did was so hard to accept.

dolphin speak human language

dolphin speak human language

2.Dolphins are smart and lovely in our hearts.  Scientists have found that they also have their own social systems, male dolphins could separate the females from families, sometimes they can do their worst. For example, male dolphins could deny the female dolphins’ food to make them to mate with them. From this it appears that dolphins are not as simply as you believe them.

3.There is no gainsaying dolphin’s claver and friendly affection.  Underwater they can even clearly and legibly identify humans by their sonar, though it they can check different skeletal structures, so cool! You know that we often could see the interesting pictures of dolphins are riding the bow waves of a ship, maybe they done it out of curiosity or just for fun, but sometimes they really know to help shipwreck victims fight sharks, push an unconscious humans to shore, they seem to understand what does drowning mean, perhaps that because they are mammal too. In a world, dolphin’s kindness has gained the recognition of humans.

4.Pelorus Jack is a famous dolphin that used to help escort ships through a stretch of water in Cook Strait in New Zealand during 1888 and 1912, it is a notoriously dangerous channel, with Pelorus Jack’s help, there was no shipwrecks occurred, so the crew had got accustomed to Jack’s presence, they would often wait for him if they couldn’t see Jack. Unfortunately, in 1904, there was a  shooting incident t happened to Pelorus Jack, somebody on SS Penguin tried to  shoot Pelorus Jack with a rifle. After this incident, Pelorus Jack was protected by a 1904 New Zealand law. April 1912 was the last time the crew saw Jack, according to the research, Jack’s death was due to natural causes. Pelorus Jack is a hero and also the first sea creature protected by law in any country. We would miss him, especially those crewmen.

That’s only 4 interesting things about dolphin, if you want to get more interesting things, plz visit GoWeirdFacts, it has lots of funny stories, you will love it.

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Five bizarrerie animal facts you didn’t know

1.Bats

bats

Since our childhood, we always with a feeling of awe when talking about bats, they are mammals like humans, but they can fly, even fly unimpeded in the dark, there is no any other mammals can do about this, it is really enviable! If humans can own this ability, we will no longer envy our heroes, for example Spider–Man, Batman or Superman, oh no, may be we will expect more supernatural powers, who knows? But I think our road traffic pressure will be eased at least.

2.Kangaroos

 kangaroos

Australia is a beautiful country in the world, also the hometown of kangaroos. Kangaroos’ hind legs are enormously powerful, they use jumping instead of walking or running, it is contrary to humans, we are always difficult to keep balance when jumping, right? That is because kangaroos use tails for balance, obviously we are not able to do this, which just like we don’t have kangaroos’ pouches which can carry baby.

3. Spider

spider

Do you like the movie Spider–Man? Do you still remember how the Spider–Man come from? If Spider–Man is a hero in your heart and you want to become him, may be you have the chance. According to scientist, in green areas, there are about 50,000 spiders in per acre on average, so you have a great chance of being bitten by spider.

4.Tigers

tiger

I think tigers are one of the coolest animals in the world. Do you think so? They have tall and strong bodies, loud roar and beautiful stripes, their stripes are only on the surface of fur, but also on their skin, so cool, just like tattoo, they have their own unique marking, there are not two same jades in the world, and not two same tigers in the world too.

5.Fleas

flea

Fleas are not cute insect, although they are very small, they have an ability no one can, they can jump to 200 times as high as their height, which just like a man can jump onto New York’s EmpireStateBuilding, wow, can you image that? If so, the stairs in buildings can be removed. There are sorts of strange things in the natural, giving such an ability to fleas, how can we catch them?