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Dolphins Get High, Too

By David Jenison on January 4, 2018

Dolphins apparently eat puffer fish to get high. At least that's what a documentary filmmaker told International Business Times a few years back. 

"This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating," explained John Downer, exec-producer for the film Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. "After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection…. It reminded us of that craze a few years ago when people started licking toads to get a buzz, especially the way they hung there in a daze afterwards. It was the most extraordinary thing to see."

Speaking with ABC News, blogger Christie Wilcox argued that other fish might provide a better high. "In many areas of the world, sea bream are known to produce vivid visual and auditory hallucinations, much like tripping on acid," she explained. "And of course, people have used them recreationally."

Jeff Sessions, of course, won't put up with anyone or anything getting high ever. If he wants to put people in prison for smoking small amounts of cannabis, the Trump Administration might also want to punish dolphins that get high on puffer fish. Trump's offspring pees itself at the chance to hunt and kill exotic animals, and while the White House has yet to legalize stoner hunting, we're guessing the Trump boys would love to see stoner dolphin hunting become legal in the meantime.

Sounds crazy? Sure, but is it really crazier than the idea that cannabis prohibition still exists? 

Photo credit: Flipper.

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