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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Giant Squids Inject Selves With Semen, Die.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 9:04 AM

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An article posted today on CDNN (Cyber Diver News Network) seems to have been produced for the sole purpose of disgusting and enthralling salacious 14-year-olds everywhere. It’s got giant squids, huge penises, and death by sex. From a report written by Spanish scientists, possibly while giggling:
"Although mating has never been observed in giant squid, it is thought that what happens is that the male injects his sperm packages into the female's arms. The process is likely to be a fairly violent affair as the female is probably not that keen on being injected. This is a problem for the amorous male as females are normally a third bigger than they are."
Oh, it gets better. (click ‘more’)

"But males get around their inferior size by being endowed with a particularly long penis, which means they can inject the female without having to get too close to her chomping beak. The male's sexual organ is actually a bit like a high-pressure fire hose and is normally nearly as long as his body - excluding legs and head.But having such a big penis does have one drawback: it seems that co-ordinating eight legs, two feeding tentacles and a huge penis, whilst fending off an irate female, is a bit too much to ask, and one of the two males stranded on the Spanish coast had accidentally injected himself with sperm packages in the legs and body. And this does not seem to have been an isolated incident since two of the eight males that had stranded in the north-east Atlantic before had also accidentally inseminated themselves."
The next time you should find yourself in an embarrassing sexual predicament, repeat this mantra: 'At least I have not accidentally inseminated myself and died.' (via boingboing)-Andy Wright

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