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Skippykelly



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So, as I was reading Fluke (for the second time) I finally started to ask myself - how much of this stuff Chris is writing is fact, and how much is fiction, and how many authors just make stuff up for the sake of entertainment vrs how many do research to at least try to be somewhat accurate?

Let me provide an example so I don't come off as a totally insulting moron: In chapter 8 of Fluke (I read it last night) Chris makes some fairly reasonable comments about whales and their sexuality - (1) you can't tell the sex of a whale unless you catch em mating because their sexual organs aren't just danglin' out there for all to see. (2) Males have a prehensile penis (boy would that be cool) (3) only males are singers.

I usually take most of what is written with a high level of skepticsm because I know what I would do. I'd just make it up because it sounds funny. So what do the professional writers do?? Is there a default setting on fact vrs fiction?

Does ANYONE understand what I just wrote / what I'm getting at???
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walk



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welcome to the world of google scholar!
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119929939/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
this indicates that only the males sing.

you can take a dna sample to sex a whale
http://www.springerlink.com/content/kn5j43l33r6860tu/

i'm having trouble finding a penis article that is easy to link but they're there. i don't know if they could hold a cup but i don't think anyone has tried Very Happy
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Skippykelly



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Oh


My


GOD!!

You're telling me they're really prehensile??? Really and truly??? See - this is what I'm talking about. Chris tends toward the fantastic and unbelievable, so it's tough to determine if it's real or not. Prehensile penises... Just think of the possibilities...

No, really. think of them.

(1) punch someone in the head - man that would be embarrassing
(2) open doors for the ladies
(3) tie cherry stems in knots...
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zendao42



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I don't know, maybe they'd be good for sex... Wink

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SK:

Most of the science in Fluke is right, or was right at the time I wrote it.

Except for the part about all killer whales being named Kevin. Which may or may not be true.

The joke I did on tour, when I explained about the prehensile penis was this:

Yeah, I know what you guys are thinking....


Cup holder!

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Skippykelly wrote:
Oh


My


GOD!!

You're telling me they're really prehensile??? Really and truly???


Yours isn't?
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Kar98 wrote:
Skippykelly wrote:
[...] You're telling me they're really prehensile??? Really and truly???

Yours isn't?

Mine's pee-hensile. Cool
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Skippykelly



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Well, I did punch someone in the head with it the other night. More like a jab really...
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zendao42



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Skippykelly wrote:

Well, I did punch someone in the head with it the other night. More like a jab really...


A poke in the eye? Wink

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zendao42 wrote:
Skippykelly wrote:

Well, I did punch someone in the head with it the other night. More like a jab really...


A poke in the eye? Wink


Yeah, many guys have trouble with their aim...whether it's "up" or "down." Smile

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