Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yahoo Porn! No, Naked Mole Rat

While we are on the subject of seeing just what you want to see in a picture as opposed to what might actually be there, here's a classic example.

At first glance, I swear I thought this was an uncircumsized penis being tugged with a latex glove. (Granted, a rather gnarly one!) Alas, my mind is thoroughly in the gutter this morning.



'Tis nothing more than a naked mole rat.

As vulnerable as naked mole rats seem, researchers now find the hairless, bucktoothed rodents are invulnerable to the pain of acid and the sting of chili peppers.

A better understanding of pain resistance in these sausage-like creatures could lead to new drugs for people with chronic pain, scientists added.

Since investigative journalism is in my blood, I dug around and located a sample of the chili peppers from which the capsaicin was retrieved to conduct the tests.



Stop tugging your mole rat or you'll go blind.

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