Dolphins

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How do you feel about dolphins?

Dolphins are intelligent
4
33%
Dolphins are dumb
0
No votes
Swimming with dolphins has a therapeutic effect
4
33%
I don't care about dolphins
1
8%
I'll just watch reruns of "Flipper"
2
17%
It's all a bit too New Agey for me
1
8%
 
Total votes: 12

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Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 05:49

Okay it's time to talk about dolphins. Where were you the first time you saw a dolphin? Did you ever watch "Flipper"? "Day of the Dolphin"? Did you ever swim with a dolphin? Did you ever dream that you swam with a dolphin?

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Re: Dolphins

Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 May 2021, 15:02

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Re: Dolphins

Postby Flower » 05 May 2021, 15:36

GM ~ I just saw this video .. you might enjoy it.

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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 16:29

Flower wrote:GM ~ I just saw this video .. you might enjoy it.



Thanks for sharing! :D

I was eight when I first saw a dolphin show in Ulstrup, Denmark. Some small converted farm building in a village. I never swam with any dolphins, but once I dreamt that I did, and that was before I learnt of the therapeutic effects. I don't think I ever saw "Flipper", except perhaps by chance. The world needs more dolphin movies.

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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 16:33

There was a punk Flipper, too, at one point. They made a big splash.

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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 17:06

The "dolphinarium" that I visited in 1972 was the only one of its kind in Denmark. It was privately owned and had opened in 1968, directly inspired by the TV show.
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Re: Dolphins

Postby Artgar » 05 May 2021, 17:21

Did you go with ZILTH PILCHARDS?
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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 18:00

Artgar wrote:Did you go with ZILTH PILCHARDS?


Good question! No, I first met Zilth Pilchards in an elevator in April 1995.
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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 May 2021, 18:06

Ultstrup "Castle", where I saw the first show. Christian Toft, the owner, started out with two dolphins in 1968. They were called Whisky and Soda. More dolphins would be added later.

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Re: Dolphins

Postby harvey k-tel » 06 May 2021, 15:31

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Re: Dolphins

Postby mudshark » 06 May 2021, 21:02

I really used to like canned tuna. Dolphins have spoiled the fun. Assholes.
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Re: Dolphins

Postby Rorschach » 07 May 2021, 13:09

Thor Heyerdahl didn't like dolphins. Slagged them off loads in that Kon-Tiki book.
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Re: Dolphins

Postby Flower » 07 May 2021, 13:47

Why Queen Elizabeth Owns All of the Dolphins and Swans in England

https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel ... abeth-owns

Queen Elizabeth is a well-known animal lover. Over 80 years, the queen has owned an estimated 30 corgis, each just as special as the last. But her royal menagerie doesn’t stop at tiny dogs. Here are just a few of the more exotic animals owned by Her Majesty — both living in Buckingham Palace and around the U.K.

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The Queen’s power doesn’t stop at land’s end. In fact, thanks to a rule that dates back to the 1300s, Her Majesty technically owns all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins in the waters around the U.K., according to TIME.

"This statute is still valid today, and sturgeons, porpoises, whales, and dolphins are recognised as 'fishes royal': when they are captured within 3 miles of U.K. shores or wash ashore, they may be claimed on behalf of the Crown,” TIME reports. “Generally, when brought into port, a sturgeon is sold in the usual way, and the purchaser, as a gesture of loyalty, requests the honour of its being accepted by Elizabeth."

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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 May 2021, 14:31

Sturgeons, eh? Uhmm, good caviar. Anyway, the Ulstrup Castle dolphinarium closed in 1980, and the daughter, who had trained them all, became a school teacher instead.
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Re: Dolphins

Postby GoogaMooga » 07 May 2021, 14:35

£180 for 60 grams of this stuff:

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