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Salamander
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I'm sure this has probably been debunked already... but my skills at finding either a relevant snopes page or the ULRP thread are just not up to scratch.

Anyway, this is the list of "facts":
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In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.

(Like THAT makes sense.)
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In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.

(Do they look different reversed?)
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Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.

(A brick?)
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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

(Much worse than going blind!)
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There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...

Reason: Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.

(Now let's just think for a minute... Is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?!)
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In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands.

The husband's illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.

(Ah! Justice!)
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Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores.

(But of course...)
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In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.

(Makes one shudder at the thought...)
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In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.

(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)
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In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."

(Is this a great country or what? Well, not as great as Guam!)
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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

(Who do you suppose volunteers for this stuff?)
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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(Aha! This is why Flipper was always smiling!)
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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

(From drinking little bottles of???)

(Did the government pay for this research??)
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Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Ah, geez.)
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An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that...)
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Starfish don't have brains.

(I know some people like that, too.)
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Jerry's Kids
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quote:
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
I believe some time ago I saw a PBS nature show that said chimpanzees did as well, apparently whomever was observing them (pervy peeping tom scientists, lol!) said they can also be very affectionate with each other during "the act."

I wonder how it was determined that dolphins do? (More pervy scientists, lol.)

[Smile]

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1958Fury
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quote:
Originally posted by Jerry's Kids:
quote:
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
I believe some time ago I saw a PBS nature show that said chimpanzees did as well, apparently whomever was observing them (pervy peeping tom scientists, lol!) said they can also be very affectionate with each other during "the act."

I wonder how it was determined that dolphins do? (More pervy scientists, lol.)

[Smile]

I thought all animals did it for pleasure. They can't know that a baby will result. Ever seen a dog humping a leg? You can't tell me he's not having fun.

I remember The Straight Dope was asked this once, but he gave sort of a flippant answer (read the last sentence of the question, and the last paragraph of the answer).

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skyeg
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quote:
Originally posted by Salamander:


There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...

Reason: Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.

(Now let's just think for a minute... Is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?!)

I remember there was a thread about this Guam Job not too long ago.
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I am with you, Fury. I have always wondered how anyone knew.

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