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What animal and elephants?

  1. Mar 16, 2005 #1

    matthyaouw

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    Two unrelated teasers:

    1- What animal(s) could you kill every single one of, and yet have more of them in a year's time?


    2- What do Elephants have that help their species to survive that no other species has?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2005 #2
    1. Baby elephants. 2. Baby elephants.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2005 #3

    matthyaouw

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    Number 2 is right. Number one is not.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2005 #4
    May not be the answer you had in mind, but it works.
    Alternative answer:
    ostriches
     
  6. Mar 17, 2005 #5

    matthyaouw

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    Not what I was thinking of either. How do you figure?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2005 #6
    Not an animal but frogs or butterflies might work...
     
  8. Mar 17, 2005 #7
    Is this significant?
     
  9. Mar 17, 2005 #8
    Well, if you kill all the baby elephants then more will be born by next year. And if you kill all the ostriches then more will hatch next year.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2005 #9

    matthyaouw

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    nnnnnnnn- No. There are no tricks in the way I worded the question.


    BicycleTree- If you killed baby elephants, there would still be elephants in the world. I'm talking like every single one of animal X.

    I'm talking eradication of every single cell belonging to this animal, so if it were an osterich, frog or butterfly, this would include their eggs, spawn or pupae.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2005 #10
    Okay, then:
    Cartoon characters
     
  12. Mar 17, 2005 #11
    How about Hinnies
    Also: Mules
     
  13. Mar 17, 2005 #12
    I totally think I know the answer, but I don't know how to do that writing in white then pushing select type of writing. (Wha? seriously don't laugh. I don't know this type of stuff). But trust me, I got the answer.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2005 #13
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    like this: text here
     
  15. Mar 17, 2005 #14

    Alkatran

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    Find an animal that is on the borderline of samespecies with another species. Eradicate one of them. Wait a year and chances are the other species spread out a bit and you have more!
     
  16. Mar 18, 2005 #15

    matthyaouw

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    We have a winner.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2005 #16
    Mules... their DNA is still there if you don't kill all possible mule parents too! :mad:
     
  18. Mar 18, 2005 #17

    matthyaouw

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    but you've still killed all mules. The question did not mention DNA.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2005 #18
    It didn't mention all cells either. An ostrich egg is not an ostrich.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2005 #19

    matthyaouw

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    An ostrich embryo is still an ostrich. Plus, without parents to incubate the eggs, they would die before hatching.
     
  21. Mar 18, 2005 #20
    So you put it in an incubator. And you don't need it to be an embryo; you could get it before it's divided.

    Anyway, an adult elephant is not a baby elephant.
     
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