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What does a dolphin use to get high? A toxic puffer fish that makes them lapse into trancelike state
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:03 EST, 29 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)

Posted on 12/30/2013 9:39:01 AM PST by Olog-hai

Dolphins are said to share the human traits of bravery, jealousy and even a sense of humor.

But it seems they share some worrying vices as well.

Scientists were amazed at footage of the mammals apparently getting “high” with the help of a toxic puffer fish.

In an extraordinary scene filmed for a new TV series, the dolphins are shown gently passing the fish between them. Experts believe the creatures are using the toxins, which emerge from the puffer fish as part of its defense mechanism, for their own enjoyment.

They nudge the fish with their snouts and as the toxin is released into the water, they seem to lapse into a trance-like state. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dolphins; legalhigh; pufferfish; toxins

1 posted on 12/30/2013 9:39:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hmmm, “White (Dolphin) Punks on Dope”


2 posted on 12/30/2013 9:39:56 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Olog-hai

Watch for the feds and Congress pass laws to regulate and tax puffer fish.


3 posted on 12/30/2013 9:42:01 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: Olog-hai

Prepare for the war on puffer fish.


4 posted on 12/30/2013 9:43:22 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Olog-hai
Dolphins are said to share the human traits of bravery, jealousy and even a sense of humor.

I bet they are jealous of the Chargers after their choke job yesterday against the Jets.

5 posted on 12/30/2013 9:43:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Now we know where Woody Allen got the idea for “the Orb.” (Sleeper)


6 posted on 12/30/2013 9:43:33 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Olog-hai

The real fans of puffer fish sushi want a tad of the liver left to get a buzz.


7 posted on 12/30/2013 9:44:08 AM PST by AU72
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To: miliantnutcase

"Oh Spongebob, WHY?"

8 posted on 12/30/2013 9:44:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Don't
Bogart that fish,
My friend.
Pass it over to me.
Don't Bogart
That fish,
My friend.
Pass it over to me.

--Little Feat

9 posted on 12/30/2013 9:45:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Olog-hai

“Yo, Flipper! Quit bogarting the fish and let me have a puff(er).”


10 posted on 12/30/2013 9:47:16 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Olog-hai

If the dolphins have figured this out, we should get a pool going on how long it will be before some crack-head thinks this is a good idea.


11 posted on 12/30/2013 9:47:26 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Olog-hai

I was reading an article the other day that said the new theory is that man created agriculture to make beer.

Apparently drugs will motivate nearly anything to do more.


12 posted on 12/30/2013 9:50:51 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Olog-hai

Puffer fish are a gateway to blow fish and worse...


13 posted on 12/30/2013 9:51:18 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: Olog-hai

“lapse into a trance-like state” I used turkey on Christmas eve to achieve that state.


14 posted on 12/30/2013 9:53:54 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Olog-hai

Toad-licking for our marine mammal friends. Do they do it “on porpoise?”


15 posted on 12/30/2013 9:54:01 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Olog-hai

The DEA will be on this right away.


16 posted on 12/30/2013 9:54:26 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Dolphin bites puffer fish PING


17 posted on 12/30/2013 9:58:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Revolting cat!

“I want my fugu!”


18 posted on 12/30/2013 9:58:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Were Dolphins part of Obama’s Choom Gang? Is this a Chum Gang?


19 posted on 12/30/2013 10:02:54 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll start worrying when dolphins wear hoodies.


20 posted on 12/30/2013 10:04:28 AM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: dragnet2

Dolphins have exhibited behavior that makes them at least seem a lot smarter than other animals, some beneficial to humans, some not and some pretty dark. The whole thing about using porpoises to practice killing so they can more effectively kill dolphin calves to bring females into heat is pretty amazing.

Pass the puffy on the left fin side.

Freegards


21 posted on 12/30/2013 10:11:45 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

My neighbor has a tattoo very similar to this..Always made me wonder what that was all about.

22 posted on 12/30/2013 10:21:41 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evastion are tools of deceit)
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To: Olog-hai

Stupid junky dolphins. Now Vancouver is going to have to have a puffer fish exchange program so that flippin’ Flipper doesn’t get aids.


23 posted on 12/30/2013 10:23:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

Dolphin Choom Gang


24 posted on 12/30/2013 10:25:51 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Olog-hai

The mild facial numbness I had the one time I ate Fugu (puffer fish sashimi) was “interesting”. Maybe it’s the one option dolphins have for getting high.


25 posted on 12/30/2013 10:25:59 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: blueunicorn6

How are they going to dispose of puffer fish spines properly? They got enough funding . . . ?


26 posted on 12/30/2013 10:27:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: dragnet2

Blow fish? Ohhhhh.....so that’s why Barney Frank is always snorkeling.


27 posted on 12/30/2013 10:28:21 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

They do it for the halibut.


28 posted on 12/30/2013 10:35:17 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: dfwgator

lol


29 posted on 12/30/2013 10:37:18 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: dragnet2

The dorky tribal tattoo depicted in the tattoo and the blowhole smoke makes it.

Freegards


30 posted on 12/30/2013 10:48:52 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: dragnet2

“Puffer fish are a gateway to blow fish and worse...”

You win the prize. Thanks for the laughs.


31 posted on 12/30/2013 11:03:40 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Olog-hai

Puffer, puffer, pass.


32 posted on 12/30/2013 11:04:26 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Olog-hai

The Carribean Puffer fish, produces the tetratotoxin used un the movie “Law Abiding Citizen” when the good guy put the toxin on the gun handle and lulled the bad guy into a dazed state. It was said the toxin paralyzes, but leaves all sensory perception intact, so the bad guy could feel his leg being severed, as well as his testicles, eyelids, fingers, toes, arms, and other appendages. It was a great scene.


33 posted on 12/30/2013 11:57:58 AM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Olog-hai

When mankind fell, all creation fell with them.


34 posted on 12/30/2013 12:10:05 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Manic_Episode

Only after they flounder around high for a while.


35 posted on 12/30/2013 12:35:39 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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