Is it not curious, that so vast a being as the whale should see the world through so small an eye, and hear the thunder through an ear which is smaller than a hare’s? But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel’s great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing? Not at all.—Why then do you try to “enlarge” your mind? Subtilize it.– Alexander Clarke
The Wonder of the Whale
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March 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm
It said that a whale shark was once found in the stomach of a blue whale. This is possible, the blue whale as a mouth the size of a small house, but why on earth would a blue whale eat a whale shark??? Surely the whale shark would be just too massive to be an worthwhile meal??? Hi again Zack.