90 year old Galapagos Tortoise, Lonesome George, may soon be a daddy.
"No wonder they were amazed - a team of scientists have been doggedly coaxing the sullen creature to mate since 1993, when they introduced two female tortoises of a different subspecies into his pen. Until now, George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise had shown little interest in his companions."There...there are too many possible jokes to make about this! Here, choose your favorite:
a) But with the advent of Pfizer's new Tortoise Viagra, there's now hope for George.
b) Unfortunately for the species, Lonesome George has finally come out as being homosexual. His main keeper isn't surprised.
c) 90 year old virgin? But who could resist a face like this?
"But at age 90, George, now said to be in his sexual prime, was finally spurred into action.It always saddens me when people do something so extraordinarily stupid, and then we have to desperately try and fix it a hundred years later. Of course, that seems to be a prevalent pattern in human history. Good luck, George!
...Galapagos Tortoises, among the species Charles Darwin observed to formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century, were hunted for their meat by sailors and fishermen to the point of extinction, while their habitat has been eaten away by goats introduced from the mainland."
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