Barnacles Grow Huge Penises

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by SeriouslySearching, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    While this is an interesting story, I find it just as interesting that the scientists who first contemplated the study...were contemplating it while drinking beer! :rolleyes:

    Barnacles can radically change the size and shape of their penises to fight the waves and have sex.

    Here is the challenge for the tiny hard bodies: Barnacles want to mate but are permanently bound to whatever rock or hull they once latched onto.

    Given that, they have evolved the longest penises of any creature for their size — up to eight times their body length — to seek out and have sex with their neighbors. (Most barnacles are hermaphrodites that alternate between male and female sexes over time.)

    ~snip~ (Hated to use this when discussing penises, but...)

    "Over beers, we thought maybe barnacles could change the size and shape of their penises as well," Neufeld told LiveScience.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,329408,00.html
     
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  3. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Hee hee, over beers they were wishing they could do the same thing!!
     
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    bigbuck Former Member

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  5. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    But it was in the name of science and beer!!
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Former Member

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    Well I certainly hope they gave those poor barnacles some of that beer! :sick:
     
  7. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    Oh, wow, i had no idea barnacles even mated let alone had penises, i had taken them for granted and thought they were just there..
     
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    absinthe Former Member

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    Oh this is hilarious! They are torturing the poor little girl barnacles with those tree trunks!
     
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    Amraann Former Member

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    HAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!! That was the funniest thing I read all day!
     
  10. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    They really should just build the little barnacles a bar on the bottom of the sea so they can get the other barnacles drunk and take advantage of them. (Most are girl/boy barnacles...how convenient for them!)
     
  11. Blondieskatz

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    Hmmm, so this is what biologist think about when they get drunk! :crazy:
     
  12. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I see a Nickelodean cartoon in the barnacles' future. OK, maybe not. Perhaps HBO.
     
  13. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Well, it beats normal men...who only think about their own 24/7!!! :rolleyes:
     
  14. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    LOL ... I was all excited thinking that we were going to have another penis challenge here. :crazy:
     
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    LMAO Taximom! You are funny!!!! :crazy:
     
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  17. montana_16

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    You know what's next----- as soon as this gets more known, men will be grinding the poor little barnacles up and consuming them in hopes of, well, you know.
     
  18. philamena

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    Yeah yeah, my husband tried using that line on me....didn't work. :crazy: (wish it had. ;))
     
  19. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    LOL ******!
     
  20. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
  21. Linda7NJ

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    Hmmm I wonder if that's how Barnacle Bill the Sailor got his name:eek: :waitasec:
     

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