Quote of the Week

  1. This weeks issue of New Scientist has a big feature on Giant Squid - you know the things that menaced Moby Dick and Captain Nemo. Pretty Ho Hum stuff you might think and I was reading this science article in a coffee shop when the following quote in bold hit my eyes.

    This is an animal with a 20 gram brain. It's not very bright and it is trying to co-ordinate a meter long penis. He is going to get a bit confused."

    I cracked up!:chuckle: I must have looked like a lunatic holding a copy of New Scientist and laughing my head off!

    But it actually gets worse.

    Please I am putting in my request now. If I get reincarnated I DO NOT want to return to this earth either as a dung beetle or a female squid!!!!

    To quote the article "It seems that male giant squids may use their muscular elongated penises to inject sperm packages under pressure into the arms of females"

    Now THERE is something a bit different!!!

    The article goes on to say that sometimes the females also get confused during sex. Just think two of them = 20 arms + meter long penis trying to inject sperm into writhing arms.

    Now why would they get confused.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Shamrock
    I work with some people with a 20gm brain, makes me wonder???
  4. by   gwenith
    Yes but can they co-ordinate.................:chuckle:
  5. by   Shamrock
    Not sure but will be watching them MUCH closer!!
  6. by   jnette
    "all penis and no brain".....hmmmmmm... sounds vaguely familiar.

  7. by   Shamrock
    Ok jnette, youv'e probably gone and done it now, the guys will be after you for that sexist remark!
  8. by   jnette
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    Ok jnette, youv'e probably gone and done it now, the guys will be after you for that sexist remark!
    ooooohhhhhhhh, I know, I know... my big mouth just ALWAYS gets me into trouble ! But it was just one of those "couldn't resist" deals... Slipped out before I could snatch it back ! :uhoh21:
  9. by   gwenith
    Just got to reading the last couple of paragraphs of that article and would you believe they are planning to go down in a submersible to get film of the Giant squid but to ensure that they are actually going to get pics they are going to use............

    Squid pheromones: sex pheromones to be exact.

    So we have our intrepid scientists sitting in a submersible surrounded by sex pheromones trying to attract a squid with a large brain, big penis and an ability to be easily confused about sex.........................
  10. by   H ynnoD
    :roll Hope the sub does'nt have a tailpipe if the squid gets confused.....
  11. by   Shamrock
    Originally posted by Donny H
    :roll Hope the sub does'nt have a tailpipe if the squid gets confused.....
    OR

    I hope all the scientist have rubber suits on that cover all the holes
  12. by   bagladyrn
    Can't you just hear it?: "Down periscope!!! FAST!!!"
  13. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by jnette
    "all penis and no brain".....hmmmmmm... sounds vaguely familiar.

    I have worked with and still do work with some one that has a 20 gram brain and ain't too bright....I have also worked with and associated with those that thought they had a meter long penis.......Jnette, Sistah, you just keep on bein you and don't worry about yer mouth chargin more than yer bum can cash....we love ya just the same....

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