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Physicists don’t get all the fun: biology researchers from the University of Melbourne have discovered that a species of squid indulges in three-hour mating sessions, but at the cost of a “reduced ability to swim” for as much as 30 minutes afterwards. (Actually, to The Register that seems like a remarkable recuperative …

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Trollface

I can definitely see those squids having reduced swimming ability...

...after having sex with me.

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Devil

Re: I can definitely see those squids having reduced swimming ability...

Try using less duct tape the next time.

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Re: I can definitely see those squids having reduced swimming ability...

upvoted, quite simply because I pissed myself laughing when I read this. Probably even funnier because it's the first comment.

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Shy

They probably don't bother releasing lots of ink if they have some privacy: they were just trying to hide their passion from the prying eyes of the researcher. They'd also be much quicker if they could just get on with it without feeling all self-conscious about being watched.

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"Actually, to The Register that seems like a remarkable recuperative capability, since it doesn’t seem to involve coffee, cigarettes, or a defibrillator."

I feel sorry for the ElReg hack's significant other(s) ...

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ElReg hack's significant other(s)

You mean Mrs. Right Hand, and Missy Left Hand on odd days?

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I knew I was normal

'...with both males and females changing colour during the copulation (from yellow to dark purple “with green and orange highlights).'

That happens to me, too. It's nice to know I'm not alone. :-)

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A redder shade of pink is to be expected, but if it goes purple you might want to visit your doctor.

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Bah 3 hours amateurs

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7 cm?

That's a perfectly respectable size for a squid to go on a dish!

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Hmmm...Dumpling squid...

Thats my next culinary dish of the day that is!!!

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7cm

Might sound ok on a dish, but remember they shrink by 50% when you cook 'em.

I suffer from similar shrinkage if someone suggests cooking sensitive parts.

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Given that they have multiple tentacles

... how would you tell that a squid was walking a bit bow-legged?

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Praise be

to their fondle-y appendages.

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'both males and females changing colour during the copulation (from yellow to dark purple “with green and orange highlights).'

I assume this is some sort of progress meter?

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I'd hate to see

what the Cancel/Abort/Retry dialog looks like.

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Squids in!

OK, gorrit...

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Ah great, thanks to that research China will be hunting them to extinction as a cure for Small Tonka Syndrome.

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I want those «green and orange highlights»

as a «smart phone» app - and I want it NOW !...

Henri

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Childcatcher

I've seen enough hentai

to know where this is- Oh. It's already there.

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Re: I've seen enough hentai

yeah, but now we know where all that hentai actually came from...

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on a side note

My wife and I recently tried a new type of prophylactic whose inside was coated with benzocaine, a supposedly mild anaesthetics . Let's say that we were still at it more than an hour later, since as far as I am concerned I had no more Appendage and felt pretty much nothing at all. If it wasn't for her being tired, yeah, we could have matched the 3 hour feat, like those lovely squids.

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Re: on a side note

Next time try turning it inside out. You won't have to even bother waking her up then...

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Re: on a side note

Funny we did as well

All it caused was numbness and Mr floppy

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"lifetime of less than a year"

Yes, but what a life !

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