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Blue Whales - the largest mammal on earth
The loudest animal sound is made by blue whales, and
it can be detected 530 miles away.
The blue whale has a heart that weighs 1,300 lbs and
beats only about 10 times per minute, as compared to the average human
of 70 beats per minute
In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately
130 gallons of milk.
A blue whale's testicles are as large as a Volkswagen
beetle, and a small child could crawl through their major arteries.
A blue whale's tongue
is so large that fifty people could stand on it.
A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
The blue whale is the fastest growing organism in
the animal and plant kingdom.
The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth.
Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels.
The blue whale's tail can generate 500 horsepower.
Gray whales migrate 12,000 miles each year, farther
than any other mammal.
A whale's penis is called a dork.
In years past, spermaceti oil – from the sperm whale
– was used as transmission oil in Rolls-Royce automobiles.
Orcas (killer whales), when travelling in groups,
breathe in unison.
U.S. law: It is against the law
to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma is landlocked)
"a pod of whales"; "a gam of whales"
Whales show the most spectacular
growth known for any animal. It takes only eleven months for a whale to
develop from a microscopic egg to a weight of fifteen tons and a length of twenty-three
feet. And that's before it is born. When the whale
is born, it takes another year for it to grow to a length of 65 feet a nd a
weight of 65 tons (one ton per foot), equaling 2.3
tons a month.
whale (hwâl, wâl)
1. Any of various marine
mammals of the order Cetacea, having the general shape of a fish with forelimbs
modified to form flippers, a tail with horizontal flukes, and one or two
blowholes for breathing, especially one of the very large species as distinguished
from the smaller dolphins
2. Informal. An impressive
example: a whale of a story.
whaled, whaling, whales
To engage in the hunting
[Middle English, from Old
whale (hwâl, wâl) verb
whaled, whaling, whales verb, transitive
To strike or hit repeatedly and forcefully; thrash.
To attack vehemently: The poet whaled away at
film _Star Trek IV - The Voyage
- The whales were in fact four foot
long animatronic models. Four models
were created, and were so realistic that after release of the film, US
fishing authorities publically criticised the film makers for getting too
close to whales in the wild. The scenes involving these whales were shot
in a highschool swimming pool.
The Whale Sail (huge sheets of stainless
steel played wiith bows), which generate deep, resonate,
primordial sounds. Invented by Constance Demby
604 track _Whale_ MP3
by Witchcraft off of _Magic Frequencies
EP_ 12" on Matsuri Productions
track _Third Whale Trip (Voices Of Kwahn - Aubrey
by The Orb
off of _Morphology_bootleg
CD on O.R.B. Music (1993)
- ambient track _Save The Whale_ MP3 (vK)
by Solar Quest off of _Orgship_ on Crammed Discs (1995)
- ambient track _Passing Airwhales (Part X)_ MP3 (192k)
by Pete Namlook off of _A View To A Chill_ compilation
- title of compilation is in reference to a James
Bond novel/flick _A View To A Kill_
- space ambient track _Whale Track_ MP3 (vK) by Salice
off of _Aurora_ compilation CD on Merck #004 (2000)
- track _Thee Whale_ MP3 (192k)
TV off of _Kondole_ CD on Silent (1993)
- electro techno track _Song Of The Green
Whale_ MP3 (192k)
by Drexciya off of _Harnessed The Storm_ on Tresor (2002)
- 604 track _Ex-Whales_ MP3 (192k)
by Growling Moon
- 604 track _White Whales_ MP3 (192k)
by Great Leap Forward
- track _The Whale_ by Electric
Light Orchestra off of _Out Of The Blue_ 12"x2
on Jet (1977)
techno rave track _Killer Whale_ MP3 (192k)
by Underground Resistance off of _Revolution For A Change_ 12"x2 on Underground
Resistance #001 (1992)
- track _Robot Whales_ MP3 (96k) by Into Another off
of s/t 12"
on Revelation (1991)
- avant garde electronic track _Monks, Whales & Moonbeams
(Over California)(Live San Francisco)_ MP3
by Holger Czukay & Dr. Walker off of _Clash_
CDx2 on Tone (1998)
- track _White Whale_ MP3
by Guided By Voices off of _Self Inflicted Aerial
Nostalgia_ on Halo (1989)
- track _Nanga Def? (Hope You Choke On Your Whale Meat
Mix)_ by The
Orb off of _Icons Of The Orb_ bootleg CD
- track _Whales Tails_ MP3
by Cocteau Twins off of _Victorialand_ 12"
on 4AD (1986)
nature release _Grooved
Whale_ by Lisa Walker on Earthworm (2001)
- track _Whale Of A Tail_ MP3
- track _The Exploder Whale_ MP3 (192k)
by Old Man Gloom off of _Meditations In B_ on Tortuga (2000)
- jazz noise rock track _Whaling
by Phantom Tollbooth
- traditional bop vocal jazz track _Jonah & The Whale_
by Louis Armstrong (1938)
- track _Mother Whale Eyeless_ MP3
Eno off of _Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)_ on EG (1974)
- track _Stove By A Whale_ MP3
by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists off of _The Tyranny Of Distance_ on Lookout!
- track _Fudgy The Whale_ MP3 (160k)
Narcotic Sound System & Jon Spencer Blues Explosion off of _Sideways Soul_
on K (1999)
- track _Three Whale Trip_ off of _Songs Of The Humpback
- track _Belly Of The Whale_ MP3
by Burning Sensations
- track _Whales_ MP3
by DJ Buzz
- track _Home Of The Whale_ MP3
by Massive Attack
- track _Bachelorette (The Ice Princess & The Killer
Whale Remix)_ MP3 (160k)
by Bjork & Alec Empire
- film _Whale Rider_ re: Maori