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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "...are already in place"

    Hi!

    I have not actually understood the following statement. I'd be grateful if someone could explain it to me. :)

    "...until the pressure is released through some weak point," he says. The weak points are often ones that are already in place, such as a whale's mouth or anus."

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: "...are already in place"

    This appears to be referring to dead whales that explode because of a buildup of gases inside the animals. In some cases, the gases can escape through the mouth or anus.

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    #3

    Re: "...are already in place"

    That happens to me a lot, and I'm still alive.

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