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Fish Pr0n (Safe For Work.)
'Scientists at Fribourg university in Switzerland have discovered that sticklebacks ejaculate more sperm if first stimulated by a "soft porn" film showing flirting fish.' Further links (to the good stuff) enclosed. }++++>
posted by Blue Stone (13 comments total)

we totally need fishfucker's feedback on this thing
posted by matteo at 9:22 AM on June 12, 2003

So.. video fools the brain into thinking something is real when it's not.. and this causes a real physical response. Interesting.
posted by stbalbach at 9:23 AM on June 12, 2003

Fish Horror
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:28 AM on June 12, 2003

They really don't need the soft fishporn:

"Scientists play Barry White to encourage fish mating"

"Sharks are to be serenaded by Barry White at The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham in an experiment to help them mate.

His love songs and other romantic tunes will be pumped in to tanks containing dogfish, starry smooth hounds and tope.

It follows research by American scientists at the Rowland Institute for Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that fish can appreciate and identify different types of music.

..."We'll soon know if it does the trick because in the early stages of shark courtship, the male chases the female at high speed and attempts to bite her back and pectoral fin."

Centre bosses say they have had no mating problems so far with dogfish but are hoping to encourage the tope, which appear reluctant to reproduce.

The experiment follows the revelation of the centre's "Rock lobster", Ginger, who has a penchant for pop.

The crustacean reacts to music played to it on a radio by picking up the vibrations and wiggling its antennae. Visitors say it looks like dancing." (Ananova, Feb. 8 2002)
posted by troutfishing at 9:41 AM on June 12, 2003

um. wow.

this explains a whole lot.

meanwhile, i can't believe those english bastards didn't link me.
posted by fishfucker at 9:53 AM on June 12, 2003

fishfucker - I believe they did.
posted by widdershins at 10:01 AM on June 12, 2003

Shouldn't that be "Fish Pr@wn?
posted by trigfunctions at 10:08 AM on June 12, 2003

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posted by condour75 at 10:12 AM on June 12, 2003

Yeah, but even after watching the film they, well, kinda lay there just like a fish....Click here to check out some hot prawnography (debatably safe for work)
posted by zaelic at 10:46 AM on June 12, 2003

debatably safe for work

"The site should NOT be accessed by spawn, whitebait, sprats, winkles, or anyone who may find this material offensive." Hee hee!
posted by carter at 12:07 PM on June 12, 2003

I'm really floundering for an original pun here. Perhaps I should go back to school?
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:30 PM on June 12, 2003

In other news, still no cure for cancer.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:39 PM on June 12, 2003

I'm really floundering for an original pun here.

Maybe I can winkle one out of you.
posted by carter at 10:00 AM on June 13, 2003

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