Scientist gives dolphin handjobs making it speak English

Margaret and dolphin

This is one of the craziest experiments in human history, scientist John C. Lilly made it in 1958, he wanted to teach dolphins to speak human language, because at that time language theory pointed that kids learnt language from their mother. So Lilly employed a young female associate Margaret and let her live with a baby dolphin “Peter”, Margaret and Peter lived together, they eat, work, sleep together in a flooded house, Margaret would teach the dolphin simple human words and played with him hours everyday. But when Peter entered estrus, he can’t focus on the lesson and wanted a girlfriend, Lilly didn’t allow Peter living with other dolphin -he was worried that Peter would forget what he had learnt if he stayed with other dolphins. Maybe the slow research process evacuated Lilly’s mind of reason, he began to feed Peter LSD and asked Margaret to give Peter handjobs, Peter got sexual satisfaction and became more cooperative on the course but the study still failed at last. Soon Lilly lost both his academic reputation and the funding from the federal government. Read more dolphin facts