||[Nov. 12th, 2003|08:40 pm]
The Question Club
what's the coolest animal trick you've ever seen?|
at sea world, they had a show with sea lions, seals, walruses, and otters. one of the actors was blasted out of a cannon, or something, and the sea lion gave him mouth to mouth. when he came to, they looked each other in the face, the man realized he just touched lips with a sea lion, screamed and ran over to the water, where they BOTH started to frantically splash water into their mouths, rinsing it out. i think the sea lion even coughed a little. it was really funny.
i once read about a horse who could do math. people would ask him math problems, and he'd tap out the answer with his hoof. he even answered correctly to complicated trigonometric/calculus problems! but then they realized that the horse wouldn't answer correctly if the person who was asking him didn't know the answer themselves. turns out, after the person asks the question, he'd look down at the horse's hoof. that's when he'd start tapping. once he reached the correct answer, the person would look up, and the horse knew to stop. the horse honed his skills so well that he even tapped faster when the person leaned in, and slower when he leaned back!
my dog's vet has a parrot on a perch in the waiting area, next to the receptionists. i think he spends most of his time listening to them because he mimics a telephone ring and says, "hello. mission san jose pet hospital. how may i help you?"