Harpoon FAQs:


Q: Is a harpoon a long spear-like instrument used in fishing?

A: Yes, and whaling, sealing, and other marine hunting to catch fish or large marine mammals such as whales.

Q: Was a harpoon designed by Jacob Nicolai Walsøe?

A: Yes, and a Norwegian painter and inventor.

Q: Was a harpoon the primary weapon used in whaling around the world?

A: Yes, but it cut through the blubber when under stress.

Q: Was a harpoon adapted by Lewis Temple?

A: Yes, and using iron.

Q: Was a harpoon introduced?

A: Yes, and which reduced failed harpoons due to the head cutting its way out of the body of the whale.

Q: Are harpoons the American Thomas Welcome Roys in 1865?

A: Yes, and who set up a shore station in Seydisfjördur, Iceland.

Q: Were harpoons known to the seafaring Harappans well into antiquity?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a harpoon narrowed?

A: Yes, and making it easier for it to penetrate deep enough to hold fast.

Q: Were harpoons added to the Philae to help the probe anchor itself to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko?

A: Yes.