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March 14, 2007 6:10 PM   Subscribe

Life-size blue whale. A Flash project from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. And in other news: Secret Language of Whales Revealed! [Via MammalFilter.]
posted by homunculus (24 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by homunculus at 6:11 PM on March 14, 2007


Oh god, the eye!
posted by chiababe at 6:25 PM on March 14, 2007


Love it. Thanks.
posted by recurve at 6:40 PM on March 14, 2007


This is the greatest day of my life. Thank you.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 6:47 PM on March 14, 2007


Woooeeeeaaaooooooooo eeeeuuuuaaaaaaaaa aaawooooooeeeooooo wwaaaaaawaaaayyoooooooo
posted by KingoftheWhales at 6:47 PM on March 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's very cool. In my house we have blue whale arteries instead of hallways.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:59 PM on March 14, 2007


That's very cool. In my house we have blue whale arteries instead of hallways.

Yeah, you would have to forcefully shove an infant into a blue whale artery for anyone inside of one. They are only like 9 inches in diameter. Their hearts however are the size of small cars. Really, can't you at least make your outlandish claims physically possible?
posted by KingoftheWhales at 7:24 PM on March 14, 2007


...forcefully shove an infant into a blue whale artery for anyone to go inside of one.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 7:26 PM on March 14, 2007


Um, ok. Thanks.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:29 PM on March 14, 2007


Burhanistan: Guess you should cut him some slack, after all, you're talking about one of his subjects.
posted by DMan at 7:57 PM on March 14, 2007


I guess so. His profile has quite a bold statement therein.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:01 PM on March 14, 2007


In a large whale, the main artery from the heart, the aorta, can be three feet wide; a small child could walk upright inside.

Ok then. How is this: Near all the windows on the second story of my house we have fire escape chutes made from stitched together blue whale aortas that can be unfurled in an emergency and slid down to safety.

Is that better, King?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:05 PM on March 14, 2007


Oh much. I very much approve of that wonderful image.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 8:28 PM on March 14, 2007


ah-ha! this is cool. thanks!
posted by virga at 10:05 PM on March 14, 2007


This is the coolest thing I've seen all week. Thank you.
posted by silas216 at 10:46 PM on March 14, 2007


I swear he was looking right at me!
posted by inconsequentialist at 11:53 PM on March 14, 2007


That eye is going to haunt my dreams.

Luckily, I almost never remember my dreams, or even was aware that I was dreaming when I wake up.
posted by sparkletone at 1:59 AM on March 15, 2007


Awesome!
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:27 AM on March 15, 2007


Ahhhhh.... wonderful wonderful wonderful :OD
posted by algreer at 4:43 AM on March 15, 2007


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posted by homunculus at 6:00 PM on March 15, 2007


Not trying to be a pedant, but what screen resolution is truest to actual size?

Seriously. This is cool, and I want to be accurate.
posted by figment of my conation at 6:30 PM on March 15, 2007


hooray for this.
posted by Busithoth at 4:26 PM on March 17, 2007


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