Day of the Dolphin


<strong>Day of the Dolphin:</strong> In 1973, moviegoers watched dolphins carry out assassination plots in "The Day of the Dolphin," part of the dolphin fever stirred up by John C. Lilly. But just how smart are these mammals? Join Robert and Julie as they enter the world of the Dolphin.

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Back in 1973, moviegoers watched dolphins carry out assassination plots in "The Day of the Dolphin," part of the pop culture dolphin fever stirred up by controversial scientist John C. Lilly. But just how smart are these aquatic mammals? How do they communicate? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I enter the brain of the Dolphin.

We'll discuss the evolution of the dolphin, which is the story of how an incredibly ugly hippo wolf became one of the most beloved and "cute" animals in the sea. Oh, and they're also extremely randy and can be trained to handcuff enemy divers. So there's a lot to discuss.

Plus, this roundup post finally gives me the chance to use the most ridiculous piece of art I've ever found over at Getty Images. Why is the dolphin golden? Why is she flying out of a laptop full of SPACE?

Either way, I want it on my tombstone.

And as mentioned in the podcast, here's the video of the dolphin bonding with a cat for anyone who has not seen it already. Oh for cute. - Robert

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Topics in this Podcast: dolphins, John C. Lilly, LSD, animals