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Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#13351
Fun:*** (2.27)
Difficulty:*** (2.35)
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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Nov 26, 2003

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

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

good one!
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
Feb 20, 2004

What's a NArwhal
Apr 29, 2005

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

I like narwhals
Oct 01, 2005

Good one.
Oct 19, 2006

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

Nov 29, 2009

I thought it was because it uses it to fight.

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