Wednesday, May 28, 2008

slutty fish!

Fish fossil is oldest to have 'fun sex'

A prehistoric fish which roamed the seas almost 400 million years ago has been unveiled by scientists as the “oldest mother ever discovered”.

The fossilised placoderm - a now extinct, armoured fish - was discovered in Western Australia complete with a perfectly preserved embryo and umbilical cord.

Dr John Long, Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria, points out the umbilical cord on the fossil

Scientists have hailed the discovery as not only the earliest example of an animal giving birth to live young, but also the oldest evidence of vetebrates having "sex that was fun".

The 10in fossil, dug up at the Gogo rock formation, east of the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing, has been named Materpiscis Attenboroughi - 'Attenborough's mother fish' - after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

Thought to be at least 380 million years old, the find pushes back the record for a live birth by 200 million years.

"It dawned on me after studying the specimen that this was the earliest evidence of vertebrates having sex by copulation - not just spawning in water, but sex that was fun."


morrissey impressed!

Heartbroken man climbs into morgue freezer.

A Taiwan man grieving over the death of his girlfriend climbed inside a morgue freezer to be with her and was only pulled out alive half an hour later, media and an official said on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old man was discovered on Monday when workers detected an unusually high temperature in the freezer and realized the hatch was not securely fastened.

"A morgue manager opened the hatch, saw two people lying inside, felt scared enough to yell out and then even cried," the Liberty Times reported. "She didn't stabilize for a long time."

The man took a drug before entering the freezer to speed what appeared to be suicide attempt, local papers said. They said his girlfriend died on Friday from an overdose of sleeping pills.

The morgue would step up security to ensure that family and others who come by to identify bodies do not stay too long, morgue administrator Chang Lung-ching said.


Friday, May 2, 2008

seal shags a penguin!

get it on!!

An Antarctic fur seal has been observed trying to have sex with a king penguin.

The South African-based scientists who witnessed the incident say it is the most unusual case of mammal mating behaviour yet known.

The incident, which lasted for 45 minutes and was caught on camera, is reported in the Journal of Ethology.

Why the seal attempted to have sex with the penguin is unclear. But the scientists who photographed the event speculate that it was the behaviour of a frustrated, sexually inexperienced young male seal.

The penguin flapped its flippers and attempted to stand and escape - but to no avail.

The seal then alternated between resting on the penguin, and thrusting its pelvis, trying to insert itself, unsuccessfully.

After 45 minutes the seal gave up, swam into the water and then completely ignored the bird it had just assaulted, the scientists report.

The penguin did not appear to have been injured by the seal, the scientists report.