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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Eat & Drink
I just so love the internet.

A while ago, several months actually, I did a post about a question my daughter asked me, "Dad, do whales drink water?", and I posed the question for my readers. This morning when I checked my emails there was this.

Just stumbled across this entry because I imagined being asked exactly that same question (I'm supposed to know about whales).

The quick answer is no ;)

Those that feed on fish (dolphins and some of the large whales) can derive most of their water from their prey. If a dolphin in captivity stops feeding, it has to be given fresh water through a stomach tube.

However, whales that feed on salty krill and squid have to break down fat to obtain water. By the way, this is also what camels do in the desert.

All whales have extremely large and efficient kidneys and pass highly concentrated urine.


Thanks Denni for that, I never thought that I would get an answer, and now I will pass it on to M. So now I have a different question for the internet community, does anyone know what next week's lotto numbers will be?
  posted at 8:26 am

At 11:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I love the internet also. What a really neat answer! I see you have none for the next question and goodness knows I don't have that one. I'll keep a look out here to see if you get one.

At 5:32 pm, Blogger neil said...

I couldn't believe that after so long, someone would go to the trouble of providing an answer, but I'm glad Denni did. If you're reading this, you are a good sport.

You can bet that I will keep an eye out for winning numbers, fingers crossed.

At 6:08 pm, Blogger Jen said...

Interesting, I love tidbits of information like this. You never know what kind of conversation will strike up in a dinner party, its nice to have answers.

At 11:56 pm, Blogger pentacular said...

7, 12, 19, 25, 31, 36, 40. (winks)

At 8:09 pm, Blogger Deetsa said...

wow... never would have even thought of that question. Aren't kids great?

Hmmm... lottery numbers. get back to you on that after I find the Djinnie in a bottle

At 7:31 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi pentacular, okay I'm on it, system seven it is. Fingers crossed.

Hi nerissa, yeah, kids are great.

When you find that Djinnie just be careful what you wish for, sometimes those Djinnies can be pretty tricky!

At 8:31 am, Blogger Gigi said...

The things I don't know. But now I know one more!

The numbers will be 6 11 15 17 42 and mega number 9. I know they will be the winners because I will neglect to play them.

Wait, which Lotto? :)

At 11:59 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi gigi, that's the fortune tellers secret, they never tell you which one until afterwards.

At 3:19 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi jenjen, sorry I missed you before, maybe it might be on Sale of The Century or even better the million dollar question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with you in the hot seat!


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