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  1. terri

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    Scientists Find Fossils in Sexual Union

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    LUCKNOW, India - This was no one-night stand. Scientists in India say they have discovered two fossils fused together in sexual union for 65 million years.

    The findings were published in the October edition of the Indian journal "Current Science," which said it was the first time that sexual copulation had been discovered in a fossil state, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.
    But voyeurs will need a microscope to view the eternal lovers.

    The fossils are tiny swarm cells, a stage in the development of the fungus myxomycetes, also known as slime molds.

    The cells reproduce by "fusing," Ranjeet Kar of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow reportedly told PTI. Once the cells fuse, long, threadlike appendages known as flagella, are lost, he said.

    Finding the fossils in a fused position and with their flagella shed, is evidence that the two cells were having sex, Kar said.

    "The sexual organs being delicate and the time of conjugation short lived, it is indeed rare to get this stage in the fossil state," the study said.

    The cells were discovered in a 30-foot deep dry well in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
     
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    anicole TPF Noob!

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    :biglaugh:

    Okay ... there are three weeks worth of material in this one story ...

    must ... be ... strong ....

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  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sure I don't know what you mean. :bigangel:
     
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    Well it certainly proves that it takes two to Tango - even if they are only fossils. :)
     
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    Obviously age doesn't matter ...

    Guess that's good news for the men!! :lmao:

    Okay ... Okay ... I'm done ...
     
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    preach on sister!!

    i think i dated some slime molds in my time.... i swear they couldnt hold up more than three minutes...

    braggarts...


    just proves my favorite thought... all the good ones are dead.....go figure.

    ( oh, and 65 million years ago...you can bet your sweet bippie its a DRY well..)
     
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  9. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Bout to say...most guys can at most last a day....but 65 million years? heck...thats got even the porn stars beat...
     
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    Artemis ... stop it! Ka widdit! I'm trying not to respond anymore but when the door stays open ... I gotta waltz on in ...

    The pressure ....

    Thanks, terri ... this thread has just made my day and given me material!
     
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    :lmao: Always glad to help inspire!
     

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