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    theredshoes

    Actually, I’m something of an expert on this subject. The government didn’t fund these studies. They were carried out by Professor John C Lilly, a genuine mad scientist who inspired the films Altered States and Day Of The Dolphin. The statement about language acquisition, hand jobs and LSD is however, entirely accurate. What the government WAS interested in was weapons research. They attempted to teach dolphins to swim up to enemy divers and inject them with poison. Needless to say, the dolphins weren’t terribly interested in this type of activity, preferring to try and play with the diver or simply… Read more »

    OverIyManIyMan

    You gave a dolphin a handy, didn’t you?

    theredshoes

    I didn’t. But Margaret Howe did.
    mentalfloss.com/article/26483/4-bizarre-experiments-should-never-be-repeated
    Also, dolphins in the wild have got amorous with swimmers and hooked their penises (they use them like a prehensile arm)round their victims and tried to swim off with them! Women who are menstruating are advised not to get into water with male dolphins as it excites them.

    freenelsonmandela

    Hank Hill got raped by a dolphin.

    theredshoes

    I don’t think it succeeded but it tried.

    theredshoes

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Lilly
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=nogtJ0X1FVc
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_Marine_Mammal_Program
    (It seems my comment about the poison darts was just unfounded gossip and has turned into an urban myth. Also, I think Prof Lilly did have some federal funding but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t fully funded by the government)

    Fink

    Sorry, didn’t they try and get them to attach mines to ships?
    Almost as mad as the bomber bats in WWII

    theredshoes

    Yep. I heard that one too. Not sure about its veracity now.

    JediaKyrol

    and the russians apparently tried that with dogs…