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(Washington Post)   Dolphins can recognize whistles of old tank mates. Still can't pick up on pass plays, however   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2013-08-07 09:47:24 AM  
Golf clap for the headline
2013-08-07 09:55:27 AM  
What did the dolphin say to the other dolphin in the tank?

Do you know how to drive this thing?
2013-08-07 09:59:35 AM  
That was actually kinda depressing. Thinking they hear their old mates from 20 years ago, but the whistle was just a recording.
2013-08-07 12:08:56 PM  

Skr: the whistle was just a recording.

The last ever Dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop while whistling the "Star Spangled Banner," but was, in fact, a message. The message was "so long, and thanks for all the fish.
2013-08-07 01:33:36 PM  
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2013-08-07 02:53:07 PM  
Were they saying "Laces out, Dan!"?
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