Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Endangered species condoms

No, not condoms for endangered species - that wouldn't exactly help their problem. These are condoms with endangered species on them.



Who would be behind such a crazy project? Biologists, of course! The Center for Biological Diversity are passing out these condoms to raise awareness about overpopulation and its effect on the environment.

...Ok, I seriously want these things. There are six to collect: a burying beetle, polar bear, snail darter, spotted owl, jaguar and rock frog. Must...collect...nerdy condoms...

(Via Skepchick)

8 comments:

  1. You should try and resize the image (just enter the maximum width in the image code). Otherwise, people, just copy its source and view it in new tab/window.

    But, I do wonder what the condom itself would look like. Not necessarily that I’d want one …

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  2. Interesting rhyme of Tweedle with Beetle (come to think of it, interesting use of the word Tweedle). Do Americans really pronounce Beetle as "Beedle"?

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  3. Ironic really, because contraception is the last thing these species need . . .

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  4. well, you could always volunteer to be a distributor if you really want them.

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  5. Do Americans really pronounce Beetle as "Beedle"?

    Yes. In most American dialects the hard "d" and hard "t" are identical. So "condom" would sound similar to "contom". Who knows what a contom is though.

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  6. I'd almost not want to get them, though, because it'd be like having specially patterned tissues. You wouldn't want to use them!

    (Unless, as Sunioc suggests, you become a distributor, in which case, you'd have plenty.)

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  7. This made my day! "Hump smarter, save the snail darter" = perfect.

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  8. Oh I was hoping the condoms themselves would have pictures on. :(

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