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Encyclopedia > Hoover (seal)
Hoover
Born 1971?
Died July 25, 1985
New England Aquarium
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Children 6[1]

Hoover (1971? — July 25, 1985) is the name of a harbor seal that was able to imitate basic human speech.[2] July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New England Aquarium is a major aquarium located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 The Harbor Seal or Common seal (Phoca vitulina) is a true seal of the Northern Hemisphere. ... One might be looking for the academic discipline of communications. ...


He was found in Maine by George and Alice Swallow in 1971 who brought him home to Boston. When Hoover outgrew the bathtub, he was transferred to the pond outside their house where he began to imitate the neighbours. Again he was moved, this time to the New England Aquarium, where he told visitors to "Get outta here!" in a thick, slightly drunken New England accent. [3] The New England Aquarium is a major aquarium located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Thanks to this, he became the world's most famous seal and he appeared in world-renowned publications like Reader's Digest and The New Yorker and television programs like Good Morning America.[4] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The New Yorker is an American magazine that publishes reportage, criticism, essays, cartoons, poetry and fiction. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcasted on the ABC television network. ...


Hoover died on July 25, 1985 due to complications during his annual molt.[1] None of his six pups (daughters Joey, Amelia and Trumpet and sons Lucifer, Cinder and Spark)[1] have their father's gift.[5] After his death, he got an obituary in The Boston Globe.[3] July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In birds, moulting or molting is the routine shedding of old feathers. ... Obituary for World War I death An obituary is a notice of the death of a person, usually published in a newspaper, written or commissioned by the newspaper, and usually including a short biography. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


See also

  • Hoover the talking seal (file info) — play in browser (beta)
    • Sample of Hoover's speech
    • Problems listening to the file? See media help.

WPA poster by Kenneth Whitley, 1939 The talking animal or speaking animal term, in general, refers to any form of animal which can talk or conduct speech. ... Gef the talking mongoose was a talking animal, that was reported to inhabit a small house on the Isle of Man, off the coast of mainland Great Britain. ... Koko (born July 4, 1971, in San Francisco, California) is the name of a captive, acculturated gorilla trained by Dr. Francine Penny Patterson and other scientists at Stanford University to allegedly communicate with more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language, and understand approximately 2,000 words of... American Sign Language (ASL; less commonly Ameslan) is the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico. ... Mister Ed was a popular US television comedy show that aired on CBS from 1961 to 1966. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Currier, Patricia A.. "Hoover Will Talk No More; A Delight To Thousands, Aquarium Seal Dies At Age 14", The Boston Globe, July 26, 1985, pp. 2. Retrieved on 2006-12-18. (in English)
  2. ^ Fitch, W. Tecumseh (2000-07-01). "The evolution of speech: a comparative review" (PDF). Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (7): 258-267. DOI:10.1016/S1364-6613(00)01494-7. ISSN: 1364-6613. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "The Smartest City on the Planet", Boston Magazine, October 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-11. (in English)
  4. ^ Biographical details for Hoover at the website for the New England Aquarium (accessed December 14, 2006).
  5. ^ "Ask the Globe", The Boston Globe, April 19, 1989, pp. 56. Retrieved on 2006-12-11. (in English)

 
 

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