No Such Thing As A Word For 'Silent Fart'


DanJamesAndy and Anna discuss lizards on brooches, the sperm capital of the world, the one code Turing couldn't crack, and hermits at the bottom of the garden.

Episode 9                          2 May, 2014

Further Reading


In 1894 The New York Times told of the fashion for live lizard jewelry; in the 1600s, women wore dogs in their muffs, and 2006 saw the advent of cockroach brooches. How times change...

Animals were worn for health reasons too: it was thought pigeons' bottoms could relieve snake bites, while strapping a chicken to yourself would cure the Black Death.

French king Louix XIII's premature baldness popularised the wig-wearing that dominated 17th century fashion, while his predecessor, Charles V, banned shoes shaped like penises.

Get your metal detector out - it's how 90% of treasure in the UK is found. And to qualify as a treasure trove, it only needs to be two coins!

Cryos sperm bank rejects redheads due to low demand (except in Ireland where ginger sperm sell 'like hot cakes') - unless they're redhead elephants, in which case there's the elephant sperm bank.

It's a myth that the band 10cc got their name from the average human ejaculate. Sorry, our mistake! Also, they have now found Kit Williams' lost jewel, and displayed it at the V&A Museum.

The first man to see a single sperm (1677) insisted that no masturbating was involved in the process. 

The Netherlands celebrate Redhead Day, as well they might, given that redheads have more sex.

In the 1600s, ornamental hermits were all the rage.
 

Safety First

Safety First

Denmark: Sperm Capital of the world

Denmark: Sperm Capital of the world
The £125,000 SloganThe £125,000 Slogan

Q: How many people does it take to extract semen from a vulture?

A: Five

One to hold the head, two to hold the wings, one to massage the back and cloaca, and one to catch the semen.

Q: How many people does it take to extract semen from a vulture? A: Five One to hold the head, two to hold the wings, one to massage the back and cloaca, and one to catch the semen.

Semen from one man's ejaculate, lined up end to end, would stretch 6 miles

Semen from one man's ejaculate, lined up end to end, would stretch 6 miles
Australia's Dickhead matchesAustralia's Dickhead matches

Fun Words


Haole (n): Someone who's 'not from from round here' (Hawaii)

Grockle (n): Someone who's 'not from round here' (Devon)

Wiki (adj): Fast (Hawaii)

Mama (n): Father (Georgia)
Deda (n): Mother (Georgia)

Corgwn (n): Corgis (Wales; pronounced 'corgoon')

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (n): State fish of Hawaii

Fizzle (vb): To break wind without making noise (17th c. English)














The Drosophila bifurca fruit fly produces sperm 20 times longer than itself

The Drosophila bifurca fruit fly produces sperm 20 times longer than itself


90% of human sperm is deformed

90% of human sperm is deformed
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Harvest mice live in Grand Slam hand-me-downs

















 

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