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Chimps trade meat for sex

Posted in Crazy/Funny with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2009 by Chase

Researchers have found evidence to confirm the suspicion that male chimps who share their catch with certain females end up getting it on twice as much.

(From BBC) “We looked at chimps when they were not in oestrus, this means they don’t have sexual swellings and aren’t copulating.” said Dr. Christina Gomes. “The males still share with them – they might share meat with a female one day, and only copulate with her a day or two later.” Dr Gomes thinks that her findings could even provide clues about human evolution. She suggests this study could lay the foundations for human studies exploring the link between “good hunting skills and reproductive success”. Read more

I think these monkeys clearly have their priorities straight. Of course this isn’t too far off of humanity’s gold standard, trading money for sex… how different would our culture be if we valued meat in line with the other two? Perhaps there is still time to learn from these noble creatures. After all, monkey see, monkey do…

(hey, check out SiP’s favorite monkey  @ Hoody’s World!)

Attention Cannibal Fetishists

Posted in Crazy/Funny, News, Photo Phun with tags , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by Chase

In-Vitro Meat is on it’s way. That’s right, they’re growing meat in labs now- expect test tube hot dogs to hit stores near you by atleast 2012. But don’t worry, because the world as we know it will have ended by then anyway.

Not only is this good news for animals suffering in factory farms and bad news for swine flu, but it’s the best news ever for anyone who has ever fantasized about eating their lover’s (or a complete stranger’s…) meat, literally. This technology isn’t limited to cow and chicken parts- it could mean the avaliability of everything from elephant steaks to human bratwurst.

Personally I think I’ll stick with Hufu

Image from here