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(Reuters)   Scientists believe 90 year old Lonesome George's new-found libido could save his species. Hope springs a turtle   (reuters.com) divider line 25
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2008-11-12 02:51:18 PM
I believe yesterday's article had him shooting blanks. Sorry George, your secrets out
 
2008-11-12 04:03:34 PM
At 90 years old George is in his sexual prime and his low libido even raised tabloid-like rumors the 198 pounds (90 kilograms) creature preferred other males.

That tortoise is a gay homosexual!
 
2008-11-12 05:05:59 PM
Lionel Mandrake: At 90 years old George is in his sexual prime and his low libido even raised tabloid-like rumors the 198 pounds (90 kilograms) creature preferred other males.

That tortoise is a gay homosexual!


NTTAWTT

/except where extinction is involved
 
2008-11-12 05:09:40 PM
Zookeeper #1: After 90 years, it's good to see George has finally come out of his shell.

Zookeeper #2: If you think seeing come out of a shell is good, you should see her, if I didn't know she was a giant tortoise, I'd swear she was a huge promotional Oreo Double Stuffed.

Zookeeper #1: Your a sick man, Bob.

Zookeeper #2: You're judging me? You've dedicated your life to figure out how to make a tortoise horny.

Zookeeper #1: Touche.
 
2008-11-12 05:49:59 PM
+1 subby
 
2008-11-12 05:54:32 PM
George, a 90-year-old conservation marvel and one of the world's rarest creatures, mated this year with two females, but 80 percent of the eggs they laid appear infertile.

The females belong to a different subspecies of giant tortoise.


I hope I live to be the last human male alive, so that alien researchers can critique my lack of enthusiasm for farking female chimpanzees at age 90.
 
2008-11-12 05:57:03 PM
However, hopes is not lost. Scientists said 20 percent of the remaining eggs could still produce offspring.

George's keepers placed his eggs in incubators decorated with religious images in hopes of a miracle.



Hey, where is the Fark outrage at religion being mentioned in a science article? I am disappointed.
 
2008-11-12 06:07:03 PM
Subby: Hope springs a turtle

+1
Can I get just that bit as a t-shirt?
 
2008-11-12 06:11:40 PM
aycu26.webshots.com
 
2008-11-12 06:20:04 PM
love for Subby
 
2008-11-12 06:30:43 PM
Lionel Mandrake: At 90 years old George is in his sexual prime and his low libido even raised tabloid-like rumors the 198 pounds (90 kilograms) creature preferred other males.

That tortoise is a gay homosexual!


At least it's not a straight homosexual;few things in life are worse.
 
2008-11-12 06:54:44 PM
hope springs in turtles man. Those little guys, they have it rough. All day long just trudgin forward. If they get flipped over, they're farked. And all along man, hope is springin up. And I'll tell you what. If a turtle can have hope man... so can I.
 
2008-11-12 07:06:08 PM
HEADLINE OF THE YEAR.

Well done, subby.

At first I was :).
Then I was :D.
 
2008-11-12 07:17:52 PM
Lionel Mandrake: That tortoise is a gay homosexual!

i160.photobucket.com

/borrowed from the Prop 8 thread on the politics tab
 
2008-11-12 07:23:14 PM
Subby made a funny!

/props, I giggled mightily.
 
2008-11-12 07:38:24 PM
www.shavingstuff.com

Confused by the headline.
 
2008-11-12 08:16:29 PM
johnmckay.blogspot.com

Got my libido back!! Go get Spooky Old Alice.
 
2008-11-12 10:14:14 PM
Headline is win.

Good jerb subby.
 
2008-11-12 11:48:13 PM
ABQGOD: Subby: Hope springs a turtle

+1
Can I get just that bit as a t-shirt?



Yes you can! Just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and blank check to Subby, 1919 Euclid Ave., Walla Walla, WA

Don't forget to include your SSN.
 
2008-11-13 01:12:16 AM
Subby wins
 
2008-11-13 01:24:06 AM
A 90-year-old tortise? Isn't that like, 12 in human years?
 
2008-11-13 03:02:40 PM
a big fat win for subby
 
2008-11-13 06:33:42 PM
Great headline. Kinda obvious, but I felt like trying this one out anyway...

img88.imageshack.us
 
2008-11-14 12:22:08 PM
I saw George back in October, the people that worked at the conservation center were pretty excited that the eggs had been fertilized, I think 4.

/ kick, replies.

Also depending on what temperature you incubate the eggs you can change the sex. So if one is fertile, they can make if female, so he can take a seat over there.
 
2008-11-17 04:55:12 PM
I saw a turtle.

/really shouldn't be obscure
//apologies for threadjack
 
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