Thursday, April 28, 2011


I've never seen a more laughable premise for an article. Navigation skills? Whales? Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

And yet here we are:

Scientists used satellite technology to track 16 tagged whales as they migrated thousands of kilometres northwards from the South Atlantic and South Pacific.

For several days at a time they swam legs of their journey - often covering more than 1000 kilometres - with unswerving accuracy.

Most of the whales maintained an almost dead-straight course, deviating by less than one degree.

I can't believe it; whatever methods they were using to track these whales must have been complete rubbish.

It is a proven law of nature that Whales are so bad at directions that they'd get lost on the way to their own funeral. In fact, the Japanese have conducted extensive research on the subject, and I'd say that their results have been pretty conclusive.

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