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‘Prune-like’ wet fingers evolved to wank off dolphins, reveals scientist

A scientist who specialises in aquatic mammal research has discovered that ‘prune-like’ human fingers encountered when wet almost certainly evolved’ to better provide hand relief to dolphins.

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2013
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China denies Olympic pool success down to human-dolphin hybrids

fancies Rebecca AdlingtonSuspicions were raised when BBC presenter Claire Balding overheard 16-year-old Ye Shiwen navigating her way around the Olympic pool’s deep-end using a series of clicks.

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Posted: Jul 30th, 2012
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Hybrid shark offers excellent fuel efficiency

‘Previous attempts at carbon-neutral sea-life have had poor battery lives. But a fully-charged a hybrid shark would be able to travel up to 800km before needing to chomp on a surfer’s leg.’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2012
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Divorcee who travelled the world to find herself admits disappointment with the results

spent years wondering if she'd switched the iron offA middle-aged woman recently returned from a round-the-world voyage of discovery into herself has spoken of her immense disappointment at realising she really is in fact every bit as dull as she first thought. ‘For years I felt identified by my roles as a wife and a mother and felt my life was in a bit of a rut. So when my marriage ended and the kids left home, I decided to seize the opportunity to reconnect with myself by going on my travels and rediscover my exciting side,’ said Susan Austin, 53, who can’t pass for any younger even with lipstick. ‘Turns out, though, that I am just spectacularly uninteresting. And it doesn’t matter whether I’m swimming with dolphins in Bali or crapping up a mountain in Nepal. I’m just a thundering bore.’

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Posted: Oct 8th, 2009
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Dolphin suicide terror attack foiled by beach

Martyred dolphins trained together in an ocean indoctrination camp.

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Posted: Jun 11th, 2008
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