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Aug 29 2011

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Titillating titles

Someone had to know what they were doing, mixing “flash”, “tits”, and “sperm” all in one short title, “Flashier Great Tits Produce Stronger Sperm, Bird Study Shows“. I don’t care what the article said, I’m currently having palpitations and am having trouble focusing on my work.

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(Also on Sb)

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  1. 1
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Lovely bird, beautiful plumage.

  2. 2
    Snowshoe the Canuck

    Nice bird, legs are good too.

    The link is NSFW (I’m a teacher at a school with a very narrow net-nanny program). It wouldn’t even let me view USGS sites for a while because of the possibilites of seeing dirty rocks.

  3. 3
    Glen Davidson

    That’s what silicone’s all about, I guess.

    Glen Davidson

  4. 4
    Carbon Based Life Form

    The plumage don’t enter into it.

    A great pair of tits

  5. 5
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    @CBLF:

    Your tits are nice – check out my boobies though.

  6. 6
    Blondin

    Everybody’s a smartass.

  7. 7
    Carlie

    Oooo, pretty teasel!

  8. 8
    DerelictHat

    Are all ornithologists (not so secretly) godless perverts? I might need to change my area of study…

  9. 9
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Aw, boo… my bad pun got caught by the filter. It’ll be here in a little bit…

  10. 10
    Moggie

    Somebody light the wÒÓ† signal.

  11. 11
    Investigator

    Birds are awesome. That is all.

  12. 12
    AussieMike

    Do I have a cloaca and where is it? It sounds fun!

  13. 13
    SteveV

    Posted in Organisms

    I see.
    At least, I think I see.

  14. 14
    AussieMike

    SteveV says:
    I see.
    At least, I think I see.

    You do know SteveV that if you do that you’ll go blind.Just do it until you need glasses :-)

  15. 15
    Dhorvath, OM

    I love feeling fourteen.

  16. 16
    TCC

    I have a bunch of photos of birds on my flickr account, all titled with the common name of the bird. They all have about 10 or 12 views (no one looks at my flickr account but me) except for the Great Tit, which has hundreds.

  17. 17
    EvoMonkey

    How about that related story at the Nat Geo site?

    It says that great tits are found in gardens throughout most of Europe. And apparently great tits shift mating schedules due to warming. Very nice! I wonder if that also applies to boobies.

    /middleschoolhumor

    Back to work.

  18. 18
    SteveV

    What’s that – can’t quite read…where’re my glasses…. ah that’s better..
    Huh, bloody Aussies

  19. 19
    Minnie The Finn, Fluffy Pink Bearer of Loose Morals

    Dhorvath: fourteen what?

    Kitteh ate one of those birds earlier this summer. Naughty pussy.

  20. 20
    IndyM, pikčiurna

    Here are my favorite tits.

  21. 21
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    @Minnie the Finn:

    “Feeling fourteen years old.” I would figure.

  22. 22
    cm's changeable moniker (quaint, if not charming)

    Anyone fancy a shag?

  23. 23
    Minnie The Finn, Fluffy Pink Bearer of Loose Morals

    Katherine:

    now that would be the obvious explanation, but considering the tone of the thread (it’s all about nature!), I have a niggling feeling that something else might have been implied.

    Or, I just have a dirty mind. Whichever.

  24. 24
    feralboy12

    Just don’t mistake Clark’s Nutcracker for one of these Great Tits. The moment you Whip Poor Will out, you realize there won’t be any swallows and start wishing they could all be California Gulls. And that never terns out well…
    (sigh)

  25. 25
    Tom Clark

    Please tell me MG made this post.

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