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The marine flatworm Pseudobiceros hancockanus engages in penis fencing [video]. SFW, I guess, unless your boss is a super uptight nudibranch or something.
posted by dersins (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Penis fencing? Why didn't I think of that? I could have made some money off that thing.

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posted by DU at 9:37 AM on August 15, 2007


taxonomysterical!
posted by the painkiller at 9:42 AM on August 15, 2007 [6 favorites]


Very fascinating. So these flatworms only come in one sex (so to speak), or am I mistaken?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:43 AM on August 15, 2007


Huh huh. Hancock. Anus.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:43 AM on August 15, 2007


I screwed up my joke. I call do-over:

I should have thought of fencing it!

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OK, now back to work on my viagra material.
posted by DU at 9:43 AM on August 15, 2007


Stupid flatworms. We civilized species just steal glances in the locker room and mentally compare.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 9:44 AM on August 15, 2007


Swordfight! Swordfight! Fuckin' A, man!
posted by billysumday at 9:44 AM on August 15, 2007


Great post, thanks. Glad I'm not a flatworm.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 9:45 AM on August 15, 2007


Of course a smart worm will just cut itself in half and gang up on the opponent!
posted by hodyoaten at 9:49 AM on August 15, 2007


Oh FFS.
posted by DU at 9:49 AM on August 15, 2007


Excellent use of the hancockanus tag.
posted by unknowncommand at 9:53 AM on August 15, 2007


Personally, I prefer my use of the metaphor tag, but maybe that's just me.
posted by dersins at 9:59 AM on August 15, 2007


Big whoop. Most active Metafilter users engage in penis fencing 90% of their time here.
posted by Krrrlson at 10:06 AM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


This would be much more exciting in full pirate regalia.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:29 AM on August 15, 2007


Psuedobiceros, literally translated, means false two horn(ed), and makes the use of the metaphor tag even MORE appropriate!
posted by barchan at 10:32 AM on August 15, 2007


That took me right back to my school days at Eton.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:59 AM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Just think if the human member came in that many colors, sizes and feelie things.....the true meaning of courtship.
posted by Viomeda at 11:20 AM on August 15, 2007


Lemmie get this straight (yeah, yeah, i'm so f'ing punny)

In the flatworm world, stabbing you with my penis makes you my bitch, literally.

Never knew flatworms were so gangsta... or would that be so prison?

(queue HBO "OZ" references)
posted by djrock3k at 11:36 AM on August 15, 2007


It's ok, but it's no snake vomiting a hippo.
posted by ORthey at 11:48 AM on August 15, 2007


Nature imitates Jim Woodring. I like it.
posted by beefetish at 11:49 AM on August 15, 2007


........pause1.........pause2.......a classic eyes bigger than your stomach.
posted by Viomeda at 11:58 AM on August 15, 2007


"Randy lay there like a slug. It was his only defense."
posted by CitizenD at 1:51 PM on August 15, 2007


I support penis fencing. If some of you guys would keep your penises fenced in, Metafilter would be a more peaceful place.

Ohhh you meant the other kind of fencing... Nevermind.
posted by amyms at 3:24 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, don't be so judgemental. To some of us, this is just an average Friday night.
posted by flashboy at 3:33 PM on August 15, 2007


Something there is that doesn't love a brawl....
Good fencing makes brood labor.

posted by rob511 at 3:56 PM on August 15, 2007


John Ritter?
posted by Muddler at 7:52 PM on August 15, 2007


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