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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    29 Mar '09 04:13
    I am the biggest fish-shaped beast in the water, and I cannot breathe water - only air. Yet I am not a mammal.

    Who am I?
  2. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    29 Mar '09 14:39
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I am the biggest fish-shaped beast in the water, and I cannot breathe water - only air. Yet I am not a mammal.

    Who am I?
    A submarine?
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    29 Mar '09 18:01
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    A submarine?
    No, I'm made of cells and I eat fish.
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    29 Mar '09 18:28
    A great white shark?
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    29 Mar '09 18:32
    Originally posted by coquette
    A great white shark?
    Whales are bigger than great whites in the ocean.
  6. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    29 Mar '09 20:41
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Whales are bigger than great whites in the ocean.
    I'm stumped. I'm not sure there are any extant fish-shaped reptiles, and you used the present tense.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    29 Mar '09 23:17
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    I'm stumped. I'm not sure there are any extant fish-shaped reptiles, and you used the present tense.
    Well, present tense or not, there are no known animals (present or past) bigger than the Blue Whale so I'm guessing something's fishy here.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    30 Mar '09 00:31
    I'm being too obscure I guess. It's a fish in the Amazon. Fifteen feet. No other fish in the river is bigger. I forget the name.
  9. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    30 Mar '09 05:53
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Well, present tense or not, there are no known animals (present or past) bigger than the Blue Whale so I'm guessing something's fishy here.
    It might be time to be a Fluke Orientation Pedant and point out that whales aren't fish-shaped.
  10. 30 Mar '09 06:09
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    It might be time to be a Fluke Orientation Pedant and point out that whales aren't fish-shaped.
    ... and they are mammals.
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    30 Mar '09 13:28
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    ... and they are mammals.
    That has nothing to do with ATY's statement regarding size.

    CL: The thing is that if sharks are excluded based on being smaller than whales, then the implication was that he considered whales to be "fish-shaped", which is a vague statement by itself...
  12. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    30 Mar '09 14:53
    Originally posted by Palynka
    That has nothing to do with ATY's statement regarding size.

    CL: The thing is that if sharks are excluded based on being smaller than whales, then the implication was that he considered whales to be "fish-shaped", which is a vague statement by itself...
    True. Maybe he means "shaped like some particular (oddly-shaped) fish". For example (although not a good one), maybe by "fish-shaped" he means "eel-shaped", and then the answer is "anaconda" or something.
  13. 30 Mar '09 17:35
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I'm being too obscure I guess. It's a fish in the Amazon. Fifteen feet. No other fish in the river is bigger. I forget the name.
    I guess you mean the pirarucu. However, although this is an air breather (i.e. it comes to the surface of the river and gulps air), it can also breathe water - this is true of all air breathing fish. So the bit in the riddle about "I cannot breathe water - only air" is incorrect.
  14. 30 Mar '09 18:22
    Originally posted by Palynka
    That has nothing to do with ATY's statement regarding size.
    I didn't comment on ATY, I commented ChronicLeaky's posting.
  15. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    30 Mar '09 19:14
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I didn't comment on ATY, I commented ChronicLeaky's posting.
    The point of my post was that the answer would not have to involve a size-comparison with a whale, because whales are not fish-shaped.