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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Hippo-fan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:08 pm

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Reserche showed that sperm cells from the more promiscuous chimpanzee and rhesus macaque species swim much faster and with much greater force than those of humans and gorillas.


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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:04 pm

I've heard my mattress been mentioned here and I thought to have a look! :lol:

Interesting quizz everyone, I'm not big into quizzes but this one seems very educational so maybe I should try a few answers here as well! :tongue: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:07 pm

TheunsH wrote:I've heard my mattress been mentioned here and I thought to have a look! :lol:


Just to make sure ... :twisted: :lol:
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:09 pm

Yes Imberbe! :lol: :lol:

Elzet, we are waiting for the next question! :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:13 pm

:naughty: I will not allow her ... :big_eyes:

Just now we have trouble! :twisted: :lol:

This is a QM quiz. :wink:
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:16 pm

Who is the QM then? :hmz:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:17 pm

:yaya:
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:19 pm

Sorry Imberbe, I thought the QM is the person getting the answer right...maybe I should check the rules first! :redface:

So what is the next question? :whistle: :hmz:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:20 pm

:lol:

I don't know yet!

:hmz: Let me think...
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:25 pm

OK, I have studied the rules and it seems that I was thinking about a RV quizz! :redface: :lol:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:27 pm

Some females can be very hard to please! (Hey Theuns! :slap: )

In certain bird species the males need to convince the female not only by having incredibly beautiful feathers, but also by doing a complicated dance. In some of these situations you will find two males involved in this dance, with only the one (being the dominant one) being able to mate.

Why would the other male partake in this dance, if he from the beginning stands no change of mating with the female?
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:31 pm

Hippo-Fan wrote:Reserche showed that sperm cells from the more promiscuous chimpanzee and rhesus macaque species swim much faster and with much greater force than those of humans and gorillas.


I know this is quoted from the article, but I cannot fathom what they mean by sperm swimming with "greater force". :huh: :huh: Faster I can understand (ever seen "Look Who's Talking"? :wink: ), but more force?? Maybe they slam into the ovum with greater impact? :lol:

Interesting Q, HF. :thumbs_up:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:32 pm

And, as I speak, the dance of life continues ... :dance:
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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:36 pm

It's like the askaris we get with elephants where the askari elephant keeps the dominant one company, but in this instance the askari bird is sort of a cheerleader for the dominant bird. The dominant bird specifically chooses the askari bird and allows him to be at his side because he knows the askari is not up to it and the female will choose him!! He is the better dancer and singer so to speak and he knows it! :thumbs_up:

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Re: The mating game (QM)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:38 pm

You are correct, but the question is ... why does the other bird partake in this energy tapping activity, even when he knows that he will gain no mating opportunity?
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