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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:04 AM   #31

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I don't think I've ever seen a badger, never mind a badger skeleton. I don't really do countryside...
The penis bone isn't unique to badgers. It is commonly taken from walruses as an Alaskan souvenir.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:28 AM   #32

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The penis bone isn't unique to badgers. It is commonly taken from walruses as an Alaskan souvenir.
Dogs, cats and countless other species use the bone mechanism.
here in Britain, the fox hunting, tally-ho brigade used to use these bones? as pins for their badges.
I'm pretty glad that the human mechanism for penetration is very different. The mind boggles at what some sado's might think of using it for.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:56 AM   #33

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Most snails (especially land snails) are hermaphrodites; they have both male and female sexual organs. Some snail species shoot sperm darts in their partners, effectively creating holes in their significant others. Makes sex on the first date all the more exciting!

A blue whale, despite the size of its mouth, has a throat only big enough to swollow a football.
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Gorilla's and chimpanzees have a penis bone. it's called the baculum and if you don't believe that, feel free to google it.
Humans for some reason, don't have one and Richard Dawkins puts it down to sexual selection.
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On great Apes:

*Shared with Humans:

Human: 100%
Chimps: 98.7%
Gorilla: 98.5%
Orangutan: 97%

*Shared only by Humans and...

Chimps: 84.5%
Gorillas 15%
Orangutans: 0.5%


According to recent studies, definitely both Bonobos are common Chimps are equal to us, but different among them by 0.4% (1 million years different evolution) Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives - ScienceNOW

On Orangutan unique sharing Genetic archaeology finds parts of human genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps Orangutan is far more diverse genetically than humans, in spite of being nearly the same genetics that 15 million years ago Orangutan DNA more diverse than human
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Gorilla's and chimpanzees have a penis bone. it's called the baculum and if you don't believe that, feel free to google it.
Humans for some reason, don't have one and Richard Dawkins puts it down to sexual selection.
How so? You'd think the chap with the penis bone would be 'selected' more often no?
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How so? You'd think the chap with the penis bone would be 'selected' more often no?
Well, he'd certainly have more staying power, that's for sure.
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The pistol shrimp makes such a loud noise with its claws, that it can kill other fishes. (may be thats why its called pistol shrimp )

watch this video

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8iPiHT8]Pistol Shrimp sonic weapon - Weird Nature - BBC wildlife - YouTube[/ame]
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:33 PM   #39

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Another interesting fact

Alomst all the major Hindu gods and goddesses are associated with one animal. They are always depicted togather (god and the associated animal). And atleast two major gods are half animal and half human.
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Don't pee in the Amazon.
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