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retarded-flamingo
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Flamingos are better at performing ballet than crocodiles

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Started: 1/1/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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retarded-flamingo

Pro

Flamingos are certainly far better at ballet than crocodiles.
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Definitions:

ballet: a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

flamingo: any of several aquatic birds of the family Phoenicopteridae, having very long legs and neck, webbed feet, a bill bent downward at the tip, and pinkish to scarlet plumage.

crocodile:
any of several crocodilians of the genus Crocodylus, found in sluggish waters and swamps of the tropics.

better: of superior quality or excellence

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Argument 1:

A flamingo has a build more capable of graceful movements then a reptile who mostly lays horizontally. Look at the difference:
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Argument 2:

Crocodiles weigh more than flamingo. Here are the average weights of each fourteen living species of crocodile:

American Crocodile: approx. 840 lbs. male, 380 lbs. female. Some found over 2,000 lbs.

Slender Snouted Crocodile: (rare species; weight has not been recorded)

Orinoco Crocodile: approx. 837 lbs. male, 440 lbs. female

Freshwater Crocodile: approx. 20-80 lbs. each sex

Philippine Crocodile: (incredibly rare; weight not recorded)

Morelet's crocodile: (unknown)

Nile Crocodile: approx. 1,000-2,000 lbs., can be more

New Guinea Crocodile: approx. 200 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Mugger Crocodile: approx. 1,000 lbs.

Estuarine Crocodile: 1,300 lbs. to 2,200 lbs.

Cuban Crocodile: (not recorded)

Siamese Crocodile: (not recorded)

Dwarf Crocodile: approx. 40-70 lbs.

False Gharial crocodile: (not recorded)

Here are the weights of the six species of flamingos:

Greater Flamingo: approx. 4.4-8.8 lbs.

Lesser Flamingo: approx. 4.5 lbs.

Chilean Flamingo: not recorded

James's Flamingo: not recorded

Andean Flamingo: not recorded

American Flamingo: 4.9- 6.2 lbs.

It is quite obvious that a flamingo weighs far less than a crocodile, therefore able to perform ballet better than a crocodile.

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Argument 3:

Ballet outfits often come and are well-known to be the color pink. A flamingo eats brine-shrimp which turns their pigment on their feathers a vibrant pink instead of their Mal-nourished gray color. Crocodile scales are never pink, so a flamingo suits the part more than a crocodile.
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Argument 4:

Long legs are good to have in ballet, because they better your balance. Flamingos have long legs but most crocodiles have stubby, short ones. A crocodile (who normally does not stand upright anyway), would not be able to keep their balance with stubs as legs.
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Argument 5:

Flamingos have a habit of constantly standing on one leg, an act almost always performed in ballet.
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I'll put some more on later. Good luck!

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zchernicky

Con

Your whole topic is flawed. Where has there ever been proof of a flamingo or a crocodile performing ballet.Therefore there is absolutely nothing to debate since neither have or can "ballet".
Debate Round No. 1
retarded-flamingo

Pro

I am a flamingo. I do ballet and in my class there is a crocodile who does it as well. He is horrible, so I tested my theory out between thousands of crocodiles and flamingos. Sure enough, flamingos are way better at it than crocodiles.
zchernicky

Con

Last time i checked flamingos were not able to use a computer.
Debate Round No. 2
retarded-flamingo

Pro

I have internet connection. Vote for PRO.
zchernicky

Con

This topic my opponent has proposed is absolutely senseless. It is absolutely impossible for a flamingo let alone any animal use a computer. My opponent must not be in the right state of mind with the things he is saying.
I urge you to vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by EuphoricTurtle 6 years ago
EuphoricTurtle
Flamingos are by far better then crocodiles at ballet but, my pet hedgehog Joey is better then any other flamingo at ballet.
Posted by anonymous9304 6 years ago
anonymous9304
Assuming pro was simply trying to debate a hard to debate topic PRO WON better points.
Posted by Nails 7 years ago
Nails
Conduct: PRO
CON accepted the debate, but refused to debate and insulted PRO instead.

Spelling: Tied

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PRO presented multiple arguments proving the resolution true, none of which CON addressed.

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There were multiple sources used to support PRO's case.
Posted by retarded-flamingo 7 years ago
retarded-flamingo
and how can you prove that I am not a flamingo as well?
Posted by zchernicky 7 years ago
zchernicky
who me?
Posted by retarded-flamingo 7 years ago
retarded-flamingo
do you have another account?
Posted by mb852 7 years ago
mb852
Hmm.
Posted by zchernicky 7 years ago
zchernicky
i may have made that mistake in my wording. Correction: Any animal other than a human can't use a computer
Posted by retarded-flamingo 7 years ago
retarded-flamingo
Humans are animals dude. :)
Posted by zchernicky 7 years ago
zchernicky
explain please
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