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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

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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
    '[COLOR=White'] text here '[/COLOR'] except without the '

    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.
     
  22. Mar 18, 2005 #21

    Alkatran

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    You wanted a cross breed??

    Well then my answer is a ZONKEY

    That's what happens when a zebra and a donkey breed (and YES it has been done)
     
  23. Mar 18, 2005 #22
    Thanks rachmaninoff. I totally got it now. Anyhow, i was gonna say mules too. Aren't they a cross between a horse and a donkey or something. (If that's wrong, somebody let me know). If all of the mules in the world did become extinct, then re-populate, i think the new generation of mules should not be called mules anymore. They should be called dorses or honkeys. Or better yet, horse's asses (since donkeys are sometimes called asses). Just messin with y'all. :smile:
     
  24. Mar 18, 2005 #23

    matthyaouw

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    Look, We could argue about this forever, but I won't. I did not invent this brainteaser, and I'm not sure what you hope to achive by picking holes in my definitions of animal and killed. If you think that your answer is acceptable, then good for you, stick with your answer, it makes no difference to me.

    Aye, I'd accept any crossbreed as an answer.
     
  25. Mar 18, 2005 #24
    Another answer:
    Cloning. Kill all of a species except for some sperm and egg cells.
     
  26. Mar 18, 2005 #25
    Well since they are sterile in themselfs they will! The point of the riddle that BicycleTree keeps missing is they are sterile cross breads.
    Mule cross between donkey stallion (jack) and a horse mare. Hinnies - stallion horse crossed to donkey jennet. They cannot propagate from their own gene pool so destroying the pool dosen't eliminate the anaimal.
    Years later you can rebuild an onager/ass, onager/horse, zebra/horse (zebroids), mule, or hinny.

    A lot of domestic plants are this way as well, as in corn some crosses can inbreed generating predicable new changes in one or two generations. Being able to generate a desirable seed corn from a second or third generation is a very valuable tool. Produce high volume of seed stock to sell without complicated large scale cross breeding. ( I used to do that part years ago a kid) But continued generations degrade the corn so farmer must buy fresh stock.

    ALSO FOR color you can highlight and click on tools at top
     
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