I call this Quickies: The Sex and Death Edition.
- The neurological roots of sexual pleasure– In a really interesting but still “duh” sort of way, Scientific American explains that in order to orgasm, parts of the brain related to critical thinking have to shut down.
- Handing it to the bird, in the bush– “Researchers in the School of Animal Biology at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have achieved a world-first by developing animal and human-friendly methods for semen collection and artificial insemination in ostriches.”
- The penis museum-Â I’m booking my flight to Iceland RIGHT NOW.
- Once again, dead bodies do not cause disease epidemics– “The idea that dead bodies have to be buried quickly or doused in disinfectant comes from a primal fear that seems almost impossible to eradicate.”
- New ideas in mortuary science: dissolving bodies in lye-Â More eco-friendly than cremation, supposedly.Â It’d be hard to maintain dignity as a mortician then, though.Â How could you not say, “I’m melting, I’m melting!” every time you dissolved a body?