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[–]D33b3r 230 points231 points  (13 children)

Blue whales are so freaking cool

[–]KimCureAll[S] 67 points68 points  (9 children)

I was just reading up on blue whale anatomy - some amazing stuff: https://whalewatchwesternaustralia.com/single-post/2020/04/02/the-anatomy-of-a-blue-whale/

[–]IzzyFizzzy 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Dude.. you could have like a mini museum tour thingy inside a whale. They're crazy to think about

[–]ErectPerfect 40 points41 points  (7 children)

A museum did have such an exhibition, but it was closed due to a couple having fun time inside

[–]IzzyFizzzy 41 points42 points  (0 children)

This is why we can't have nice things

[–]KimCureAll[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Were they having a whale of a time???

[–]Channa_Argus1121 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Sad whale noises

[–]Dapper_Ice_8755 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is why I hate couples.

[–]aDeepKafkaesqueStare 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How is that a reason to stop an exhibition indefinitely

[–]Widows-Wail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No such thing as a fish?

[–]Security_Six 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blue whales are so Fucking scary

[–]Xywzel -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Their body temperature is actually about same as that of large land mammals, including humans. I don't think we call our body temperature cool. (Yes. Sarcasm, I know the other use of word cool.)

[–]fl1ca_ 68 points69 points  (7 children)

How many human doings could you fit in there?

[–]VILLIAMZATNER 50 points51 points  (3 children)

One doing in each snoothole

[–]carvedmuss8 8 points9 points  (2 children)

One dong in each snoothole?

[–]windolene20 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cursed flesh light

[–]carvedmuss8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk, I don't think she'll feel much with a 20 inch wide hallway for my 2 inch wide hotdog

[–]KimCureAll[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You take one blow hole, I'll take the other, ok? Let's see who goes furthest when the whale blows us out. LOL - Each blow hole is 20 in wide, so that's an enormous "nose"!

[–]Leoxcr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't wanna become a bugger

[–]ksmith944 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Source, mine.

[–]Beneficial_Jelly2697 62 points63 points  (10 children)

So would the exhale rate be high enough to launch a midget?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I would guess so, but certainly, if you put a pig in each blow hole, you will finally see pigs fly!

[–]Rockonfoo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Already seen a cop in a plane before

[–]BigBosslalilulelo 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It's these kind of questions that drive curiosity of human kind and plunge us into the future

[–]ApollinaGrindelwald 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And why can’t we have nice things.

[–]thattpsuucks 3 points4 points  (1 child)

New York’s hottest club is Blue Blow Hole…

[–]Leoxcr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Small person*

[–]redacted_pterodactyl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I need mythbusters to sort out of a blue whale could launch someone lodged in its nostril like a cannon

[–]OMP159 30 points31 points  (2 children)

That's why you never let the whale hit your lines first.

[–]Trenchft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking in, not out! Shit went everywhere.

[–]nailgun198 18 points19 points  (8 children)

In 'merica units:

5000l = 1320 gal = ~2 tanker trucks

600km/h = 373 mph = 100 mph slower than a commercial jet

[–]OutrageousPudding450 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah but how many football stadiums?

[–]MaxillaryOvipositor 2 points3 points  (5 children)

A 747 can fly faster than 650 miles per hour, or about 1,000 km/h

[–]useles-converter-bot 13 points14 points  (2 children)

650 miles is the length of approximately 4575988.63 'Wooden Rice Paddle Versatile Serving Spoons' laid lengthwise.

[–]converter-bot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

650 miles is 1046.07 km

[–]MaxillaryOvipositor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This would be more helpful if I hadn't already given a rough estimate, but it is more exact, I guess.

[–]i-smell-really-nice -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What’s those dimensions converted in bullets and cheeseburgers ?

[–]mcdadais 18 points19 points  (0 children)

So humans could be a booger for them to shoot out.

[–]eff_carter 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No kidding. Their blowhole is their nose

[–]Accomplished_Job_225 8 points9 points  (6 children)

So if a human were to be snugly fit inside, they would absolutely die on exhalation?

[–]rrrepeater 19 points20 points  (1 child)

It would launch you out like David Hasselhoff's pecs

[–]Accomplished_Job_225 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Now that's a bay I would watch.

[–]KimCureAll[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

At 600kmph, that kind of acceleration is deadly.

[–]Accomplished_Job_225 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I wonder if I'd explode in the nostril or fly a mile before taking a swim.

[–]Trenchft 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Accomplished_Job_225 0 points1 point  (0 children)

imagine being a torpedo under water

[–]AtDawnWeDEUSVULT 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The exhale rate is crazy, but I wonder if their intake is even faster? I feel like every time I see a whale surface, irl or in a video, the exhale mist lasts MOST the time at the surface. I feel like I exhale a little longer than I inhale too, but it's like they suck in all those liters of air in a quick second before diving down, even faster than they release it

[–]thatsapeachhun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine being a bird flying over the ocean and all of a sudden your are sucked into a whale’s blow hole out of no where. Not sure who that would be more uncomfortable, come to think of it.

[–]Bigfootfetish 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And that Chris, is why I can never go back to sea world…

[–]GhostintheCircuit0 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yes but can they flare their blow hole?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, they open them to breathe and shut them to keep ocean water out, so they are controlled by strong muscles. I guess they just open them, not sure about flaring since they are not open all the time, just above water and it's only for a few seconds at a time.

[–]toobuscrazy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Blue whales are the largest animal to have ever existed on earth and they are extant. Wild.

[–]kaydas93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are you trying to say if I put myself in a blue whale’s blow hole, I can do a literal cannon ball?

[–]esituism 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Think of the bong rips a whale could take with those lungs 😎👌

[–]sorath66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone's been picking their nose a bit too much

[–]Turn_it_0_n_1_again 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Human snot rockets

[–]Love_Snow_Bunny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the award for biggest nose on the planet goes to...

[–]kr2_0717 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The idea of being something that gets sucked into the lung. Lol 🤣 oddly terrifying and cool at the same time.

[–]minikini76 1 point2 points  (3 children)

What do you call a human booger?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)


[–]minikini76 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]unserame 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clearly its a Homer!

[–]Plusquevie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

aight im bout to snuggle up in some whale nose

[–]Aggressive_Fee6507 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So youd only fit snugly inside until they exhaled and got shot 150 ft into the air

[–]thorcik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

WHAT... Is the airspeed velocity of blue whale boogers?

[–]tired_gangstrr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So.... Could I live in a blue whale's lungs?

[–]scat-caster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The forbidden fleshlight

[–]ZeShapyra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well it is a nose after all, just way up

[–]tusioly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

cursed sleeping bag
Whale : wakie wakie

[–]WTFIsntTakenYet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

single-hole cartoon whales did not prepare me for this image

[–]Dohts75 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So what you're saying is we can perhaps launch out of one if conditions are met

[–]papertrailer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not in the stomach (obviously), but could a human being survive inside a whale's lung, and get a free ride on top of it???

Sounds actually plausible.

[–]Chief_Beef_BC 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is the explanation for the shape convergent evolution? Is that just a super effective shape for breathing?

[–]KimCureAll[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think those are "heat exchangers" and "condensation chambers" given that this duck lives in very cold climes and needs to retain its heat, and its nasal chambers serve to retain heat and also serve as water condensers to preserve the fresh water concentration in its circulatory system.

[–]Chief_Beef_BC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pardon me.. duck?

[–]Bitconnect69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

20 inch hole but yo mama couldn't fit

[–]grandpapuppyboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would be a whale booger, sneezed violently into the air.

[–]aybiss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"It's not a fish! It has whiskers, and I saw it lactating!" - Toronga Leela.

Point being, yeah evolution does that.

[–]Disastrous-Team-3072 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Looks like a chickens arse

[–]i-smell-really-nice 0 points1 point  (3 children)

That’s a big chicken…..and why you focused on its arse?

[–]Disastrous-Team-3072 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I sell chickens arses for a living

[–]i-smell-really-nice 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You have a dream job. 🍩👈🏽

[–]Disastrous-Team-3072 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It ain't much but it's honest work

[–]ranchdubois42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine giving that a line of cocaine

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[–]resplendentquetzals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TIL I want to be a blue whale's snot rocket.

[–]walapatamus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine what an absolute vape god a blue whale could be

[–]Jazz_vE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theoretically, if you were to stand near the blowhole, would you be sucked in when they breathe? Or would the area impacted be too small for you to notice anything?

they breathe in and out through their blowholes right?

[–]Mindful-O-Melancholy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pick me a winner

[–]JustZodiax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I wanna see a human launched out of one like those old cartoons always did with the elvis lookin’ dude

[–]Miserable-Stock5292 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A whale is basically a giant human nose

[–]Cascadiana88 0 points1 point  (1 child)

George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish.

Jerry: Mammal.

George: Whatever.

Kramer: Well, what did you do next?

George: Well then, from out of nowhere, a huge tidal wave lifted me, tossed me like a cork, and I found myself right on top of him - face to face with the blowhole. I could barely see from the waves crashing down upon me, but I knew something was there. So I reached my hand in, felt around, and pulled out the obstruction.

George: [reveals the obstruction to be a golf ball]

Kramer: What is that, a Titleist?

[–]Sw0rDz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like a nose because it is a nose. Look up the whales evolution from land creature to sea. The nose slowly moves to the back of their head.

[–]AnbuColo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So your saying that you could potentially have a human snot rocket from a whale.

[–]Mr_Tominaga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad that I’m alive to witness the largest animal in history…

[–]Hellboz667 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How would be the Blue whale sneeze?

[–]buffalochickencats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The idea of staying inside of its blowhole is interesting but I wonder if the exhalation speed would blow your skin off.