Swallowed by a Whales (fwd)

From: what@whale.wheelock.edu
Date: Thu Nov 02 2006 - 11:30:23 EST

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    Dear Louis-Phillipe ,

    It is most unlikely that you will be swallowed by a whale. Any whale capable
    of fitting you into its' mouth is a baleen whale. Baleen whales do not have
    teeth.

    As for whales with teeth only the sperm whale could possibly fit some of you
    into the mouth. In either case no whale could possibly swallow you. Their
    throats are far too narrow.

    The largest esophagus in any whale is a mere 5 inches in diameter.

    Gustatorially yours ,

    Dr. Tom Ford

    > From: Louis-Philippe Comeau
    > Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 20:27:03 -0500
    > To: tjfketos@rcn.com, what@whale.wheelock.edu
    > Subject: Whales
    >
    >
    > What happends if i get swallowed by a whale?
    > Did a whale got teeth?
    >
    > Thank You !!
    >
    >
    > Louis-Philippe Comeau



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