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Theo The Thespian I

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#38103
Fun:*** (2.87)
Difficulty:*** (2.67)
Category:Science
Submitted By:tonksrulezAen******

 

 

 



Theo Cartwright is an amateur actor and playwright. It is his dream to be able to do what he loves professionally. Unfortunately, every time he performs one of his plays, the critics always pick out something that is wrong with it.

Today, he performed a heart-warming monologue to a crowd of hundreds, including a critic from the local newspaper. The show was entitled "Dear Dolphin, I Will Always Miss You", and it was a monologue just for Theo.

He went on stage and started to perform.

"My poor dolphin," he started, "how I miss you. I met you many years ago, during my time at your aquarium. But I knew you were not right for a world like that. I set you free into the ocean, where you could frolic with your dolphin friends. But my heart ached when I saw the drastic news a month later. Your body had washed up on shore. Your cold, lifeless eyes broke my heart through the TV screen. I raced to meet you at the animal morgue. There they told me how you could not survive in ocean life. You died of starvation: you did not get enough food for yourself and, when your stomach was empty, you lived no more. I will miss you."

Later on, he met up with the critic to ask him what he thought.

"I'm sorry," said the critic. "There was one big mistake in your show and I personally could not see past it. I'm going to have to give you a poor review."

What had Theo done wrong?



Answer

Dolphins do not die of starvation! Since they live so far from freshwater and they cannot drink saltwater, they naturally get all their water from the fats in their food. Therefore, a dolphin will always die of dehydration before it dies of hunger.
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Comments

zigthepigAen*
Sep 04, 2007

I read this a few days a go so I actually got it. =P I like the way you put it into a story. =]
tonksrulezAen*
Sep 04, 2007

Yeah, that was me who told you that...
spinnercatAus*
Sep 04, 2007

very good!
luckylefty*is*
Sep 15, 2007

I did not know that! How cool! I love these, keep them coming!
IQ_masterAsg
Oct 12, 2007

totally cool!
CatsAreCute**
Jan 15, 2008

Nice one.
luckypuppy*us*
Jan 28, 2008

Most excellent
rockstar1234567Aca*
Jan 31, 2008

wow.
Wa11E*en*
Sep 24, 2008

tis true of any species that does not drink - such as Koala bears
Jake10Aus*
Dec 01, 2009

How is a normal person supposed to know that?
MusiK*
Jan 31, 2010

what a knowledgeable judge



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