Just to be the “you just can’t see the joke” person here, whales are actually ‘designed’ better than us. They CAN swallow and breath at the same time as the tube from the blowhole to the lungs and the one from the mouth to the stomach don’t cross/intersect like they do with us humans. A whale can’t suffocate due to something getting stuck in the esophagus or have something “go down the wrong way, resulting in coughing your head off.”
But yes, the joke was a good one.
July 17, 2015