It may not be your typical typewriter. But it's just the right type... for a dolphin.
Researchers at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center have designed a giant "typewriter" for Toby and Bob, two bottlenose dolphins. With it, they hope to be able to talk to the two dolphins - and vice versa, says 3-2-1 Contact Magazine.For example, if Toby chooses a symbol for "Give stick Toby," the trainers will offer the stick. With that stick, Toby can open a container holding food or toys.
The researchers hope Toby and Bob will learn the symbols within a year. After that, they want to train the duo to string simple sentences together. So who knows? Maybe one day you'll see these dolphins in a... secretary pool!