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Zooillogix is finally living up to the ‘x’ in our namesake. We have discovered a microscopic animal that engages in lesbian sex with its dead female friends in order to obtain DNA and thus survive to reproduce.

Bdelloid rotifers are tiny creatures that live in moss and small pools of water. Every single bdelloid is a female, and they reproduce exculsively by cloning themselves. When their watery habitats dry up, however, so do they, where they remain for days, months, even years in form of dehydrated stasis until the water returns.

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This is my friend, Shari. She just came over to use the shower.

The drying up process leaves the bdelloids with no metobolic activity and causes their cells to rupture and their DNA to fragment. For almost any other creature in this world, this would spell disaster. The bdelloids, though, have a way of reconstructing themselves: They take in fragments of DNA that float around them in the water, whether they come from plants, fungi or even other dead female bdelloids (hence the necrophilial lesbian sex with other bdelloids.) Though it is not nearly as spicy as the title of this piece suggests, labeling bdelloids as lesbian necrophiliacs is extremely useful when trying to get someone to read an article that you wrote on the topic whether it’s here on Zooillogix, Discover Magazine or in the nature journal Science.

NVDH does it again…

Comments

  1. #1 ctyankee
    December 15, 2008

    I’m not so sure the folks at Nature could be counted upon to adapt your little trick to boost their readership… ;^)

  2. #2 tresmal
    December 16, 2008

    “We have discovered a microscopic animal that engages in lesbian sex with its dead female friends in order to obtain DNA and thus survive to reproduce.”
    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  3. #3 Zelly
    December 16, 2008

    The things are so freaking cool. O_O
    Crazy weird survival stuff.

  4. #4 Jenbug
    December 16, 2008

    This is my friend, Shari. She just came over to use the shower.

    BWAH HA HA HA HA HA!

  5. #5 juliagoolia
    December 16, 2008

    Wait till Swank gets a hold of this information. I sense a new genre of porn emerging!

    Wait, who am I kidding? Lesbian necrophiliac porn surely already exists.

  6. #6 ym
    December 16, 2008

    Shari is quite lovely, but I wonder which end is up?

  7. #7 Pat
    December 17, 2008

    Good Lord these replies are all stunningly funny.

  8. #8 Mixter
    December 19, 2008

    Do NOT let the Fundamentalist Xtians find out about this!

    Mixter

  9. #9 neon
    April 11, 2009

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.”We have discovered a microscopic animal that engages in lesbian sex with its dead female friends in order to obtain DNA and thus survive to reproduce.”

  10. #10 Dawn Hilton
    December 28, 2009

    I keep trying to tell people that all ‘females’ come from the planet ‘know’ and the males come from planet ‘why’ but no one listens to me.
    Humans have only just cloned a sheep and good old Betty Bdelloid has been cloning for over 100 billion years.

    Dawn.x

  11. #11 emlak ilanları
    March 11, 2010

    Wait till Swank gets a hold of this information. I sense a new genre of porn emerging!

    Wait, who am I kidding? Lesbian necrophiliac porn surely already exists.

  12. #12 Hottest Lesbian Sex Pics
    December 2, 2010

    Whoa, I have seen things beyond my imagination, but this is something new, I mean, an animal engaging in such hardkcore sexual activities.. Awesome! :)

  13. #13 SkirmantÄ— S
    September 14, 2011

    What a freaking world that we live in :D

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    July 1, 2012

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