Late Night: Happy New Year. Oh and Dolphins!

Happy New Year from Dublin where it is already 2014! We celebrated with a meal of tarragon chicken and green salad with a prosciutto melon starter, with See’s candy and brie for dessert.

(More on food Saturday! I am a glutton!)

But speaking of food,and joy, Dolphins eat puffer fish (aka fugu, the blowfish of careful sushi chefs and eaters) to get high. This behavior is seen especially in younger dolphins, according to zoologist Rob Pilley, who worked on the BBC documentary Dolphins: Spy in the Pod:

This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating.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.

It reminded us of that craze a few years ago when people started licking toads to get a buzz, especially the way they hung there in a daze afterwards. It was the most extraordinary thing to see.

11 Responses to "Late Night: Happy New Year. Oh and Dolphins!"
karenjj2 | Tuesday December 31, 2013 08:38 pm 1

Happy 2014, Lisa!

fun fact to learn at the end of 2013 here. dolphins getting high on puffer — who’d a thunk it?


tw3k | Tuesday December 31, 2013 08:53 pm 2

Whee! Dolphins!


tw3k | Tuesday December 31, 2013 08:57 pm 3

It’s the year of fuck!

Happy New Year!


tw3k | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:34 pm 4
In response to tw3k @ 3

*meant with a meatal theme.*


CTuttle | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:36 pm 5
In response to karenjj2 @ 1

*heh* They are highly sentient beings, karen…! ;-)

Pass the love on…! ;-)


CTuttle | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:46 pm 6

Btw, Lisa, Dublin Ireland…? How’d ya do that so quickly…? ;-)


CTuttle | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:48 pm 7

Erin Go Bragh, M’dear…! ;-)


tw3k | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:50 pm 8
In response to CTuttle @ 7

three in a row. Time out!


CTuttle | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:53 pm 9
In response to tw3k @ 8

*heh* I’ve not even begun, tw3k…! ;-)


tw3k | Tuesday December 31, 2013 09:53 pm 10

:)


DrDave | Wednesday January 1, 2014 12:15 pm 11

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