Interesting Question of the Day – 1 April 2020

Moby Dick from Herman Melville’s famous novel was perhaps the largest sperm whale ever seen. Going by relative body mass, if an average sized Australian man was playing the role of Moby Dick, what animal would be the size of the whalers hunting him? A beagle, a possum, a rat, or a quokka?

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2 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 1 April 2020
  1. Nathan says:

    Well, in the book they talk about whalers physically getting into the headspace of the whales and using buckets to collect the spermaceti. So they must be proprtionally quite small to the whale.

    So I’d say rats.

    • iqtrivia says:

      It’s a rat.

      So picture a rat clutching a small harpoon and saying “From hell’s heart I stab at thee” and you’ll know how Moby Dick felt.