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Hans Mof
100373.  Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:11 am Reply with quote

The naked mole rat is a rodent native to East Africa. It is in many ways a unique animal.

- Heterocephalus glaber is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus. Even though it is called mole rat it is more closely related to the (old world) porcupine.

- They are almost completely hairless and have relatively large protruding teeth which they use to dig. They can move at the same speed forwards and backwards.

- The naked mole rat is the only cold blooded mammal. It needs an environment with a specific constant temperature to survive.

- It lives in a eusocial organisation social structure, similar to that found in ants, termites, and some bees. Within a colony only the queen and one to three males reproduce.

- Naked mole rats have the highest incest rate of all animals. A colony shows 80% genetic resemblance (in comparison: human sibblings only show 50% resemblance).

- It lacks the neurotransmitter Substance P, therefor, when cut or burnt they sense the heat or damage to their skin but they don‘t feel pain.

- The naked mole rat is the only animal that resembles human male genitalia.


Last edited by Hans Mof on Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:53 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Ameena
100375.  Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:15 am Reply with quote

They also have an area dug out and all use it as a communal toilet, and there's something in the queen's urine that keeps the females from ovulating. When she dies they can become fertile again so they can have a new queen.

 
djgordy
100579.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:56 am Reply with quote

Hans Mof wrote:

- The naked mole rat is the only animal that resembles human male genitalia.



Except for the teeth, I would hasten to add in case there are ladies present who are not well versed in the way of the world.

 
cabs
100584.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:08 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
Hans Mof wrote:

- The naked mole rat is the only animal that resembles human male genitalia.


Except for the teeth, I would hasten to add in case there are ladies present who are not well versed in the way of the world.


Quite right, djgordy, the male member has much bigger teeth than that.

 
dotcom
100598.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:51 am Reply with quote

Oh god I'm becoming a lesbian.

 
cabs
100599.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:55 am Reply with quote

Bitey bitey.

 
djgordy
100600.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:02 am Reply with quote

dotcom wrote:
Oh god I'm becoming a lesbian.


So much for your chances with Keith Allen.

 
dotcom
100601.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:17 am Reply with quote

I'll take the risk.

 
Crunchy
101799.  Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:15 pm Reply with quote

Hans Mof wrote:


- The naked mole rat is the only animal that resembles human male genitalia.



No wonder the Zoologists who make these claims have no sex life if their genitalia looks like that.

 
Tas
101935.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:27 am Reply with quote

Who paints eyes and a nose on their todger???

That's just plain odd!

Not to mention the teeth...

:-)

Tas

 
swot
102144.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:33 pm Reply with quote

*crosses legs*

 
Not a Number
102147.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:36 pm Reply with quote

It is not the the only animal which resembles male genital. Observe the geoduck.

 
Crunchy
102151.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:00 pm Reply with quote

Did I not see that in an Ann Summers catalogue once?

 
Not a Number
102153.  Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:07 pm Reply with quote

It's just the clearest picture I could find. If you google 'geoduck', you'll see what I mean.

 
BondiTram
102375.  Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:58 am Reply with quote

Not a Number wrote:
It is not the the only animal which resembles male genital. Observe the geoduck.



Well either I'm deformed, or you are!!!

 

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