Thursday, October 18, 2012


As you may know, dolphins are a part of the whale family. As such, they are mammals. And they appear to be very intelligent. They are also very friendly, and appear to be smiling. The first five photographs come from a video taken at an aquarium in Baltimore. They are trying to determine the level of intelligence in these remarkable animals. Enjoy the show!

 She tosses him the ball…

 And he catches it,

 and then tosses it back to her.

The experimenters wanted to demonstrate that dolphins recognize themselves when looking in a mirror. Many animals, when looking in a mirror, think it is another animal, but apparently the dolphins know what they are looking at. This photo and the next one appear to show that recognition.

 Hey, look  at you! You are upside down twice!

 These next several shots are obviously out in the ocean.

 I just flip for you!

 This gives you an idea of their size.

 Very friendly!

 Humor – –

A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, “I'm sorry, but
you scared the daylights out of me.”
The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn't realize a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.

The driver replied, “No, no, I'm sorry; it's entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”


  1. Heh. My dad once threatened to buy a used hearse. Instead, he bought a used embassy limousine--a '69 Caddy Eldorado limo, it was a great car, and definitely fit six kids while hauling a camping trailer.

  2. Three great items: dolphins, humor AND Alison's comment! What fun!

  3. Thank you for sharing the exciting studies being done with the dolphins at our Baltimore venue. We're glad to see the work our marine mammal staff is doing is intriguing others as well!