Some People Have Too Much Time on Their Hands

In 2003, New Zealand marine biologists laid a sex trap.
They ground up some squid gonads, believing that the scent would drive male giant squids wild as the creatures migrated through New Zealand waters.
The hope was that a camera would squirt out the pureed genitals and a passing squid, driven into a sexual frenzy, would then mate with the lens — a project that, some may be relieved to hear, never came to fruition.

I don’t have to say any more, other than be amazed to see the word ‘gonads‘ used in an news agency release. Pretty technical stuff, that.
Gonads…sheesh.

17 Responses to “Some People Have Too Much Time on Their Hands”

  1. The Real JeffS says:

    “Sex trap”? Is that the scientific term for marriage? ;-P

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Are squids gay? They ground up gonads and they expect that an object squirting out this goo will make males wild with desire to mate with it?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ah, a quick trip to the dictionary says that gonads are male or female sex organs; I always thought the term applied only to males.
    Women have gonads. Who knew.

  4. The Real JeffS says:

    Mr. Bingley, gonads need not be male. One might say that the term “gonads” is gender neutral.
    And do you know where your gonads are tonight?

  5. Who wanted to? Sounds WUDE no matter whose they’re referring to.
    Are squids gay?
    Obviously not the sharpest tacks in the box, regardless of orientation. Or are we talking about the kiwis that came up with this brilliant plan?

  6. The Real JeffS says:

    HEY! Your link ain’t work safe!!!!! BASTARD!!!

  7. (I think that’s the wrong…appendage)

  8. The Real JeffS says:

    BTW, I thought squids were in the Navy, and the Navy doesn’t visit New Zealand anymore. Is this some anti-American plot by the Kiwis?

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    With this crowd it took 8 comments for the Navy to be mentioned? Shocking.

  10. The Real JeffS says:

    Why be sorry, Mr. Bingley? THS, as a former Marine, should have jumped right on that, in the initial post. Maybe she’s turning into an old softie?

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    It’s the new era of peace and love and inter-service harmony; it’s addled her brains.

  12. Ken Summers says:

    Well I’ll be hornswoggled! It f***in’ worked! Throw that man a trackback!

  13. (Does anybody beside me see some irony in him linking to a post mentioning ‘sperm whale’ from a post about ‘squid gonads’?)
    And the Navy’s not gay, Bingley you dope. It’s just full of seamen.

  14. Nightfly says:

    Squid porn… just great. Those Kiwis are crazy.

  15. You can only find it here, Diptera, and don’t you ever forget it.

  16. Ken Summers says:

    And I don’t think the Japanese even used gonads…

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