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Young Biologist

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Puzzle ID:#13351
Fun:*** (2.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.35)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:rose_rox*ca****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



A young, and ironically greedy, marine biologist wanted to be famous. At the end of a recent expedition, he explained to his team: "The narwhal's horn is used as a feeler, similar to an insect's antennae, to detect the water temperature and see if it is suitable for its own living." His team did not believe him. Why?





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Comments

Rowsdower*
Nov 26, 2003

Good one! Also, since it lives in water, feeling two feet ahead isn't much good...
Doggyxpus*
Dec 31, 2003

Greedy + ill-learned = big mistake
peanutt_bar
Jan 26, 2004

good one!
Maria4Tony**
Feb 11, 2004

I thought at first it was because Narwhal Whales are only found in the Arctic Circle, and so the temperature of the water I believe doesn't change very much: maybe a few degrees one way.
Pretty cool riddle though, whales are my favourite animals
gamerdudeman
Feb 20, 2004

What's a NArwhal
kcelf27**
Apr 29, 2005

How exactly does an animal BORN in the water have a choice of where it lives??
silly_goose*us*
May 31, 2005

I like narwhals
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Good one.
eamonca*
Oct 19, 2006

A nice bit of trivia wrapped a bit clumsily in a weak story.
rose_rox*ca*
Dec 17, 2006

Agreed
crocodiletca*
Nov 29, 2009

I thought it was because it uses it to fight.



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