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    If you dropped a Killer Whale EDIT: I mean shark from a helicopter into the ocean, would it live? I mean, they have soft skeletons, so what the hell, it's worth a shot.
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    If it's nose first, sure. If it's a belly-flop, it's done for.

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    You are one weird dude. You must have been born without the filter that seperates good usuable thought from complete idiocy. That being said, yes it is possible...from 1-6 feet. Now taking into account the sea swell which alters the actual drop height, it could drastically turn a functioning, living killer whale into something more along the lines of sushi. Seriously BH, how much bong water do you drink in a normal week?

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    It depends how high you drop the whale from. They have muscular frames to absorb some impact, but you'll kill anything if you drop it into water from high enough. The surface tension of the water makes it like hitting a solid from high enough, so you'll crush the skeleton. I would assume that if you dropped the whale and it landed back first, the water pressure would force its blow hole open and it would drown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighead384 View Post
    If you dropped a Killer Whale from a helicopter into the ocean, would it live? I mean, they have soft skeletons, so what the hell, it's worth a shot.
    Did you really make a thread to ask this?
    Quote Originally Posted by nieh View Post
    If it's nose first, sure. If it's a belly-flop, it's done for.
    A good answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by MOTO13 View Post
    You are one weird dude. You must have been born without the filter that seperates good usuable thought from complete idiocy. That being said, yes it is possible...from 1-6 feet. Now taking into account the sea swell which alters the actual drop height, it could drastically turn a functioning, living killer whale into something more along the lines of sushi. Seriously BH, how much bong water do you drink in a normal week?
    A much better answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by "Melyssa K" Kennedy View Post
    It depends how high you drop the whale from. They have muscular frames to absorb some impact, but you'll kill anything if you drop it into water from high enough. The surface tension of the water makes it like hitting a solid from high enough, so you'll crush the skeleton. I would assume that if you dropped the whale and it landed back first, the water pressure would force its blow hole open and it would drown.
    Wait, did you literally give a legitimate answer to this?

    My answer: it depends if the helicopter came down with it.
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    Why not? From a scientific perspective, it was slightly interesting. However, for all intents and porpoises (hah, terrible pun,) it was a stupid question, to put it in nice words.

    Edit: Also, I don't know why he said they have soft skeletons, because they don't. In fact, I'm almost positive that their skeletons are stronger than other mammals so they can support the forces exerted on their bones by their muscles. He may be confused with sharks, skates and rays, all of which have cartilaginous skeletons.
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