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    Big brains mean 'tiny testicles'

    WOMEN have suspected it for millennia, and scientists have finally proved it - men cannot have both big brains and big testicles.

    Brainiacs and scholars everywhere may gnash their teeth, but according to a recent study of bats, nature forces the males of a species to make a painful trade-off between mental capacity and sperm production.

    Because of the high-energy demands of both brains and sperm, scientists believe males cannot generate large amounts of both.

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    So, are they saying that the size of the testicles determine the amount of sperm produced?

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    Goodness that's rickety science! Comparing a flying mammal that HAS to balance weights of different organs extremely carefully to humans?

    If we're going by anecdotal evidence alone, I've personally noticed exactly the opposite in men. ;D

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    Oh my gosh, I find this hilarious and don't really believe it
    would hold true for human males,lol. Who knows, I cannot
    imagine many of them volunteering to have BOTH
    their IQ's and their testicles measured... furthermore,lol,
    does having a large brain really equal high intelligence?

    Bats may have been the so-called ideal for the study, but
    methinks them not very morphologically similar to ppl. in this
    regard for certain....
    AND I am SURE thankful for that! umm....8.5 % of their body
    mass...hmmm.. I SO don't wanna go there in my thoughts!!!
    Let's see--- 8.5% of 185 pounds would be nearly 16 pounds.

    Was there a purpose to this study?

    If I were a man, I would not want my name associated
    with it.

    Ok, that is my naughtiness for the day.
    This DEFINITELY was a bizarre story.

    love,

    Ariel

    edited to add: Methinks I may lose my place on the "good"
    list for this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatherineQ
    Goodness that's rickety science! Comparing a flying mammal that HAS to balance weights of different organs extremely carefully to humans?

    If we're going by anecdotal evidence alone, I've personally noticed exactly the opposite in men. ;D
    Great point!


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    I would love to hear a man's reaction to this article....lol.

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    Well, to be absolutely honest, I've never given them much thought, except trying to maintain the proper number and avoiding contact with fast-moving objects! Besides, it only takes one Mr. Wiggly to make a baby, so I think I'd rather be smart....

    What I want to know is, how did they tell the dumb bats from the smart bats? And who measured their testicles????
    Poor bats...
    "Turn your head and cough."
    "What's the measuring tape for?"
    "HEY!"

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    interview

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel
    . . .And who measured their testicles???? . . .
    That must have been an interesting job interview. "Um, I'm here to apply for the err body parts measuring job. . . . What do you mean can I demonstrate?!?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb
    I would love to hear a man's reaction to this article....lol.
    I'd ask my husband's opinion, but I'm not sure you'd want it. He's not real bright

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwho3
    That must have been an interesting job interview. "Um, I'm here to apply for the err body parts measuring job. . . . What do you mean can I demonstrate?!?"
    I'll bet they require at least a Masters Degree. They wouldn't want their study flawed by an accidental inclusion of moth balls or something.


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    as robin might say

    Quote Originally Posted by H0NEYWEST
    I'll bet they require at least a Masters Degree. They wouldn't want their study flawed by an accidental inclusion of moth balls or something.
    Holy gnats! . .Batman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H0NEYWEST
    I'll bet they require at least a Masters Degree. They wouldn't want their study flawed by an accidental inclusion of moth balls or something.
    MOTH balls? As opposed to...Oh, never mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwho3
    That must have been an interesting job interview. "Um, I'm here to apply for the err body parts measuring job. . . . What do you mean can I demonstrate?!?"
    Wait, if size determines intelligence, and a guy was interviewing, wouldn't they just---oh, never mind again.

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    ok - - - I guess I dont care how large or small the nutZ are its the "other" that matters to me.
    Maggie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmad
    ok - - - I guess I dont care how large or small the nutZ are its the "other" that matters to me.
    Oh my gosh!
    Raven, Raven, Raven...
    LOL!

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