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James, in a typical conversation that began with "Smell my finger!" and ended with "Pardon me while I kiss the sky!" posed the following intriguing question, which answer I do not know.

Do whales have mucus in their blowholes? (Translated from the original James.) And I'd add, do they sneeze? Do they get stuffed up? Is the cloud of spray from a whale spouting in part whalesnot? I sort of suspect that the sheer power of the ejecting air would render any stuffiness moot, but now I'm curious...

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*L* would be a good conversation piece indeed.

My professor put it on an exam where many different specimens (mostly bones) were put throughout the lab and you had to answer questions at each.

First question was something along the lines of what type of animal is this from, various classification questions & other more specific questions. Then he put a 'bonus question' on that one asking why half the class would be cringing as they looked at this specimen. *G*

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