Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Hump Day! (pun intended): Part II

A dolphin swam up to two distressed whales that appeared headed for death in a beach stranding in New Zealand and guided them to safety, witnesses said Wednesday....The actions of the bottlenose dolphin -- named Moko by residents who said it spends much of its time swimming playfully with humans at the beach -- amazed would-be rescuers and an expert who said they were evidence of the species' friendly nature. (from

Whenever I read news bits about dolphins, it's usually about how friendly and intelligent they are. Not once, have I ever read about them being a threat in the oceans or terrorizing beach-goers; rather, you tend to hear stories about people wanting to save them.

But a mutual friend of Life in Boxes claims that dolphins aren't as cute and friendly as one might think. In fact, according to this friend, there have been several cases in which dolphins rape humans.

According to our friend, apparently, man's best friend of the waters have been known to rape humans. "I'm being serious," our friend exclaimed. "There's videos on Youtube!"

First off, I wonder what kind of people search "dolphins raping people" on Youtube. The idea of doing that really scarred me, but upon reading today's CNN news bit on a friendly dolphin that spends its time playing with humans at the nearby beach, I decided it was time to seek the truth.

It turns out to be nothing too graphic (it's actually quite funny). If anything, the people were asking for it, and they seemed keen on recording it (again, it's just funny to watch). I guess if anything, you should see it for yourself.


Anonymous said...

dolphins are freaking awesome

dolphin lover said...

look up bottlenose dolphins in their sexual behaviors.

Anonymous said...

despite the videos, I am now very afraid of dolphins

songhyunah said...

Those guys are laughing on the outside but you know they're crying/dying on the inside.