Diving Beetle

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I was going to make a joke that diving beetles have to practice their dive so they don’t splash and earn low points from the East German judge. Then I grew concerned that too many of you would point out that the surface tension of the water would prevent splashing anyway, so I started researching fluids with low surface tension and remembered that some insects can produce surfactants, which, while possibly not true for this particular species, could still allow the joke to work.

Then I grew concerned that I wasn’t remembering the whole “East German judge” thing properly and fact-checked that. That led me to the wikipedia page on East Germany jokes ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Germany_jokes ), all of which are better than this one.

So there you go.