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Apparently dolphins like to get high by chewing on pufferfish

By Patrick following x   2017 Dec 2, 12:01pm 1,304 views   22 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Apparently-dolphins-like-to-get-high-12389564.php
Dolphins — they're just like us! It turns out they too like to have fun by mildly poisoning themselves.
Some Australian dolphins carefully chew on pufferfish skin, and small doses of neurotoxin have a mild narcotic effect on them, according to The Independent.
"After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection," Rob Pilley, a zoologist on the BBC documentary miniseries "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" said of the dolphins in an interview with the Sunday Times.


#scitech

1   Onvacation   ignore (2)   2017 Dec 2, 12:06pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

"After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly

Dude! Dont Bogart that puffer fish!
2   Rew   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 2, 12:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I wonder if recreational drug use has a correlation, or more prevalence, with higher intelligent species.

I find it a touch funny that SFGate would fail to mention homosexuality as other things we share with Dolphin society. Also, "babysitting".
3   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 2, 1:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Rew says
I wonder if recreational drug use has a correlation, or more prevalence, with higher intelligent species.


Yes, seems likely. It's actually a scientifically proven fact that drinking is correlated with intelligence:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201010/why-intelligent-people-drink-more-alcohol
4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Dec 2, 3:33pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You know that the republican dolphins are going to ruin this.
5   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Dec 2, 3:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Yes, seems likely. It's actually a scientifically proven fact that drinking is correlated with intelligence:


It's also correlated with stupidity. Just go to any college and you'll see the dumbest people binge drinking. So lots of smart people and lots of dumb people binge drink. Chances are though, if you meet a heavy drinker, he's more likely to be dumb.
6   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 2, 3:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I didn't say heavy drinking is good for you or improves intelligence, only that there's a clear and strong correlation between intelligence and the probability of heavy drinking.
7   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 2, 4:21pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Maybe snorting puffer fish is how dolphins evolved that hole in their septum at the top of their heads that they breath through.

I'm perfectly content to be dumb and sober.
8   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 2, 4:30pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
I didn't say heavy drinking is good for you or improve intelligence, only that there's a clear and strong correlation between intelligence and the probability of heavy drinking.

Once you reached the lucidity to see the world as it really is, you really want to dull your mind.
14   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2017 Dec 2, 10:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

So does this mean that country music fans are intelligent rather than redneck Hicks?
15   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Dec 3, 5:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Republicans will demand we put them in prison and confiscate all their possessions
16   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 3, 10:33am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Associating drug, nicotine and alcohol use with intelligent, sophisticated and classy behavior has been a standard advertising trope of the pushers forever.

Really, why would somebody devote "research" time to point out that drinkers are more intelligent if they weren't having their balls massaged by the alcohol lobbies.

Go to your friendly local emergency room or police intake desk for a month and see how intelligent the users are. All you will see is dysfunction, disease, tragedy and death.
17   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Dec 4, 10:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Ceffer says
Go to your friendly local emergency room or police intake desk for a month and see how intelligent the users are. All you will see is dysfunction, disease, tragedy and death.


We have our Puritan roots and prohibition to thank for those morons. And I contest that the swill they drink counts as beer.

Just saying, don't throw beer enthusiasts under the bus with alcoholics.
18   HEYYOU   ignore (16)   2017 Dec 4, 10:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ceffer says
All you will see is dysfunction, disease, tragedy and death.


One only needs to come to patnet.
19   HEYYOU   ignore (16)   2017 Dec 4, 10:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

NuttBoxer says
Just saying, don't throw beer enthusiasts under the bus with alcoholics.


I can stop drinking any time I want to.
20   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 4, 11:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

NuttBoxer says
Just saying, don't throw beer enthusiasts under the bus with alcoholics.


Wouldn't dream of it.




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