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Old 27 September 2007, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
Comment: RE: Rare pink dolphin

You call the story true - and it may well be - but there is a very
questionable assumption in it:

The article states that the albino dolphin appears pink because blood
vessels under its blubber are giving a pink tone to its flesh.

This ignores every American kid's elementary school biology - blood isn't
red under the skin, it's blue until it makes contact with the air.
It's amazing how many people believe this. "Blood is blue, but if you cut yourself it instantly sucks up oxygen and becomes red! You want proof, look at the veins in your wrists - blue!"

I've yet to find a good, quick way to counter this "logic".
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