How Sharks Are Smart

Science reporter James Henretty found the two sharing notes on the beach at the Encrucijada Reserve. They easily agreed to an interview.

James said, “I understand you’re combining animal DNA with Human DNA. Most countries have regulations preventing that. How did you get around them?”

“Easy,” said Dr. Wolcyzki. “We used politicians. So we got an exemption.”

James shrugged. “Fair enough. So how are your experiments going?”

“Mixed results,” said Dr. Okeke. “I combined a politician with a bee. I wanted a politician that actually got busy and did something.”

“How did it go?”

Okeke slumped sadly. “He crashed a small country’s economy in three months instead of the usual two years. Then he got rich from the collapse.”

James winced. “How about you, Doctor Wolcyzki?”

“I’m combining a politician and a shark.”

“And…?”

“My creations always starve to death. They keep expecting all the other sharks to feed them.”
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Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/11/18/san-jose-el-huayate-chiapas-mexico/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to How Sharks Are Smart

  1. k rawson says:

    I’m aching at the irony here–it’s so well done. But I can’t help but wonder if the shark-politician hybrid hasn’t been around for years!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I think you’re right. Some of the hybrids came out looking human. Those are the politicians gobbling up everything good and offering nothing in return. Yeah, they’ve been around a while. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  2. There was a bee-politician hybrid here in New Zealand once – used to joyously run into work (literally) and spend day after day happily working at breaking everything in sight, all the while telling the voters it was their own fault. Country suffered a GDP drop of 3.5 percent in just 18 months. Just like Dr Okeke’s hybrid really.

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    • EagleAye says:

      OMG! And here I thought I was making stuff up! Truth is stranger than fiction. What kills me is how often these guys get away with failures. They blame everybody else and, this is the incredible part, people believe them! CEOs do this all the time. They drive a company into the ground, get a multi-million dollar severance package, then go on to run another top tier company…and drive that one down too, always making a profit…for themselves.

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  3. Excellent parable. I think combining all politicians with rats would be a good start. Plague-infested rats, in a windowless room.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Aren’t they already part rat? Ever hear about the seven rats in a box study? They wanted to understand the effects of population density. They kept adding more rats to a box until the seventh one, then they started attacking each other. Same result every time they repeated the study. Maybe we could start putting politicians in a box too. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks JH!

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  4. Politician X Bee = get busy. Oh i had to laugh! πŸ™‚ You are your usual witty self. You ought to run for office — on the general principle that if you humor people they’ll vote for you. πŸ˜‰

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I don’t think I’m dishonest enough to be a politician. That’s not to say I’m perfect, far from it, but politicians take it to a whole new level. They’re the pro-level, the A-Team of deception.

      Glad you had a laugh. Always hoping for that. Thanks Christine! πŸ™‚

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  5. James says:

    I could make a comment about certain political and social groups, but I suppose I should refrain.

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  6. Oh! This is so delightful! What a fun (or too true) take on the prompt. Thanks for the smile.

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    Dangerous experiments indeed! I’m pretty sure they didn’t get proper IRB approval for this,…

    (Something I have to do a lot — it means a university Institutional Review Board’s approval for appropriate use of human subjects.)

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    You made me chuckle with this story, EagleAye! It’s a pity politicians aren’t an endangered species like some sharks. I suppose that while sharks’ fin soup is a delicacy, nobody would want soup made from a politician – it would be far too greasy!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! So true. And the meat in politician soup would likely be rotten to the core. Unfortunately, politicians are no more endangered than mosquitoes, and far more annoying. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  9. Lyn says:

    I’m surprised PETA weren’t up in arms and having massive worldwide demonstrations πŸ˜€

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  10. draliman says:

    Ha ha πŸ™‚ Amusing and clever.

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