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Female Fish Fight Bigger Penises With Bigger Brains

At least when it comes to mosquitofish, where males attack instead of court females

(Newser) - The tiny eastern mosquitofish, indigenous to the southern and eastern US, is unlike much of the rest of the animal kingdom when it comes to reproduction, starting with the differing objectives of the females and males of the species. Because they have to bear the burden of actually carrying the... More »

Teen Who Flashed Genitals in Yearbook Is Off the Hook

Hunter Osborn, 19, lucks out after scandalous photo

(Newser) - Hunter Osborn probably won't feel like pulling any pranks in the near future, but it looks like he's off the hook for his last one. The 19-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., was hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure over the weekend, plus... More »

Teen Charged After Flashing Genitals in Yearbook Prank

Arizona's Hunter Osborn hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure

(Newser) - A 19-year-old high school football player in Mesa, Ariz., has been hit with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after school officials discovered he had flashed his genitals in a yearbook photo, CBS News reports. Hunter Osborn also has a felony charge of furnishing harmful items to minors after he... More »

Here's How Penises Evolved

Scientists identify link between genitalia and growth of limbs

(Newser) - Most guys probably don't sit around the locker room pondering the finer points of how the male penis evolved, so leave this one to Harvard researchers: The mystery is solved thanks to … lizard limbs. Yup, Harvard scientists investigating the origin of external genitalia have found a link relating... More »

'Penis-Snatching' Case Startles Visitor in Africa

Anthropologist 'intrigued' by alleged witchcraft

(Newser) - An American anthropologist was surprised to encounter reports of penis-snatching in an African village—but only because the "crime" is normally confined to more populated areas, the Daily Mail reports. Writing at AlterNet , Louisa Lombard recounts her visit to the village of Tiringoulou in the Central African Republic, where... More »

Europe's Oldest Cave Art: Female Genitalia

Vulva-like carving adorns hunter-gatherer cave

(Newser) - Hunter-gatherers who lived in Europe a long time ago apparently liked carving female genitalia into the ceiling, LiveScience reports. A new discovery in France reveals that Europe's most venerable rock art—about 37,000 years old—depicted something that looks like vulva. "It's quotidian art, it's... More »

Gaga Flashes Photogs ... Er, What Was That?

Gawker stumped

(Newser) - The great Gaga mystery continues . The too-much singer flashed photogs when her slitted dress slitted a bit too much, gushes the New York Daily News , which spotted a piercing on the underwear-less Gaga. But Gawker was left wondering what exactly that was between Gaga's legs. The News blurred the... More »

Tourists Flock to Penis Cemetery

Isolated border graveyard a growing destination in Iran

(Newser) - It's not exactly the naked and the dead, but an isolated cemetery is becoming a growing thrill for erotica-starved Iranians, who flock to the site to stare, agog, at giant moss-covered stone penises (and vaginas) posing as tombstones at the Khalid Nabi cemetery in northeast Iran. It's unclear why the... More »

Latest French Gaffe: 'Genital Prints'

Nation chortles over latest slip of the tongue

(Newser) - The French can't seem to get their heads out of their crotch. Just last month a former French justice minister talked about " fellatio " when she intended to discuss "inflation." Now, a current minister has referred in a joint TV and radio interview to "genital prints.... More »

King Tut's Penis Has Gone AWOL

(Newser) - It seems that King Tut and his penis have parted ways despite spending several thousand years joined at the, er, hip. When he was discovered in 1922 the king was fully intact, Time reports. Sometime in the last almost 90 years, his kingly member was removed, some hypothesize, to maintain... More »

Chatroulette's Big Problem: Genitalia

New software could scan the site for penisrs

(Newser) - You only get to make one first impression, and Chatroulette has made a pretty dirty one. The site gets up to 1 million visitors a day, but Michael Arrington notes that it may die a slow death unless it gets rid of its "parade of penises"—and unless... More »

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