or are enjoying some fresh seafood. Consider this:
You can either agree with meor be wrong.
12th November 2003
Seafood owns, and no amount of whale sperm or toxic waste is gonna change that.
What's my breakfast doing on my table again?
I love seafood too but, you better believe that I'm going to keep my mouth shut tight when I'm swimming at the beach. :D
:cya: I was going to say something a bit naughty :moon: butt then again I think I shouldn't...aside from that SEAFOOD RULES !!! and not to mention :0wned: I love it, keeps the fat off, and well let's just say I'm happy with me !!! I suppose I can post one pic of me...so that everyone knows how much I like seafood....
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
This is a two-part hoax, the text having first appeared on email joke lists toward the end of 2002 as a "Fact of the Day." The photo attachment is of unknown origin and didn't begin circulating until June 2003.
It's obvious at first glance that the two don't belong together. How could the specimen in this photograph possibly produce 400 gallons of sperm at a go? By way of comparison, the capacity of an average hot tub is about the same, 400 gallons, so this poor creature would have to have testicles larger than the rest of its body to live up to its reputation. It does stand to reason that since blue whales are the largest animals on the planet, their reproductive organs should be of similarly impressive dimensions, and that is certainly the case: by one estimate, the penis of a blue whale can measure up to 16 feet long and its testicles weigh in at around 25 pounds apiece. But even packing 50 pounds of bollocks — the weight of an average-sized bulldog, if you need a benchmark — it's absurd to imagine that a blue whale, or any other creature for that matter, could produce 400 gallons of seminal fluid, or even one-tenth that amount. (For another comparison, I found one source stating that the southern right whale — which has testicles even larger than the blue whale's, weighing in a half-a-ton apiece — produces around 5 gallons of ejaculate in one mating session.) The statistic is simply bogus. Detail: Whale penis? Then there is the question of whether or not the animal depicted in this photo is even a blue whale at all, which it appears it is not. Blue whales average at least 75 feet in length. Using the human beings in the photograph for scale, this creature is clearly quite a bit smaller than a blue whale and most likely isn't any kind of whale at all, but rather a whale shark. And since sharks don't have penises per se, we must further conclude that either this image has been doctored (though I could detect no obvious signs of that), or the spectacular appendage dangling between the animal's pelvic fins is one of its claspers, a pair of tubular organs with which a male shark fastens itself to the female and inseminates her during reproduction. To sum up:
- Blue whales can't possibly ejaculate 400 gallons of sperm; not even close.
- The animal in the photo isn't a blue whale in the first place, nor is the circled appendage its penis.
- There are no doubt good reasons not to make a habit of drinking sea water, but sperm spillover isn't one of them.
- Which is more than can be said for hot tub water.