Why is a tomato a dolphin?

Actually, it is due to the growth relationship. You see, a tomato is actually a dolphin egg. While dolphins may be mammals, they are a member of the echidna genus, which is one of the two families of mammals that reproduce this way. However, the delphinus ovum (as it is known scientifically, as opposed to the culinary term Tomato) is unique in its growth, as it develops on land and on a stem-like structure, leading to it's common misinterpretation as a vegetable. Only recently, biologists have discovered it's true origin and species, after centuries of redundant arguing of it's place as a fruit or vegetable.

In November of 2002, test results and DNA evidence revealed it's true nature under the leadership of Dr. Wesley Lewes Cramp, of the Northern California Institute of Science and Biology. While the results were not publicized to the ideal expectations, those who were informed were stunned. This also lead to banning of delphinus ovum in many African cultures, the English levy on their exports, and the recent rise of this organism as a worshiped deity in some areas of Japan and eastern Asia.

For the delphinus ovum, or Tomato, to reach the next stage in Dolphin development, they must plume and be left to sit in salty ocean water at a speed of greater than roughly 12.38 MPH, which was discovered only recently with the migration of the Tursiops Ovum to the western seaboard. This is due to the shell commonly known as the "tomato skin ", which is actually a sodium chloride anti-soluble membrane made mostly of protein and chloridrial enzymes, and requires a significant force to break upon entry. Scientists speculate that this adaptation occurred from a de-evolutionary migration of mammals from the echidna genus to bodies of water some 17 million years ago, adapting the eggs to look like land-based plant life, preventing a danger from sea-based predators. Structurally, the delphinus ovum is not much different from other animal eggs at an early stage, beyond the fact that they will not develop past the stage known as the "Tomatus" stage without the advancement into sea water. If the delphinus ovum does not achieve this advancement within a week of it's reaching this stage, it will stay in this stage for the rest of its life in egg form, which is usually a few days. It also has seed-like structures which are actually early developments of a skeletal system, gooey substance that forms the rest of it's flesh-bound body, and soft cartilage barriers that later dissolve and join the different segments of the developing body. The stem is a structure similar t the umbilical cord, moving nutrients to and from the eggs. Besides that, the delphinus ovum has achieved many behavioral imitations to its surrounding plant life, living and decomposing just as would another flowering plant.