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Scientists celebrate the weird world of animal genitalia with #junkoff

#Junkoff, animal porn by any other name? Courtesy of the Washington Post (has that rag ever changed since Bezos bought it!), animal junk:

Scientists: They’re just like you! They have good days, they have bad days, they glue themselves to angry crocodiles, and they recognize how utterly ridiculous and funny animal genitalia can be.

#junkoff is the latest hashtag to take off in the scientific corners of Twitter, and it’s exactly what it sounds like.

(Note: The following may be considered not safe for workplace viewing, though the genitals featured are all decidedly non-human. If in doubt, save this post for when you clock out! Or quit now, because any office that isn’t down with laughing at duck genitalia is NO GOOD as far as we’re concerned.)…

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How harmful male genitalia can impact reproduction in other species

This is an image of a C. chinensis male trying to mate with a C. maculatus female.

This is an image of a C. chinensis male trying to mate with a C. maculatus female.

via EurekAlert:

Male Callosobruchus chinensis seed beetles have spines on their genitalia, which increase their fertilization success but injure a female’s reproductive tract–especially a female of a related species called Callosobruchus maculatus.

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Scientists Create Genital-Gnawing Mice

Via WeirdUniverse.net: With just a few genetic tweaks, Swedish scientists have created female mice that bite their mates' junk. Cheese balls, anyone?