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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

IT'S THE SIZE OF THE PURSE THAT MATTERS

In case you missed it, there's big money in fossilized walrus penis bones.


This one was auctioned off over the weekend for more than $8,000 to a company that owns Ripley's Believe It or Not museums.

Now, this isn't just any old walrus penis bone to be hung above your mantle. This 4 1/2-foot baculum is from a species of walrus that went extinct some 12,000 years ago.

It was found preserved in permafrost in northern Siberia and is believed to be the largest known mammal penis fossil.

Just wondering ... with equipment like that, how did they go extinct?

See more on the story here.

AP photo by Kevork Djansezian

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

" I am the Walrus,coo coo coo joo"
John Lennon-1967


Looks more like a tusk than a winkie. Pity the poor recipient of that thing,eh? Talk about "Bad To The Bone".

Wed Aug 29, 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Is that why female walruses are always so happy? I thought cold water caused "shrinkage".

Wed Aug 29, 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Norm said...

Boy, what Sigmund Freud could do with this one!

Wed Aug 29, 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous keep that thing away from me said...

yikes!

Wed Aug 29, 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I wonder if that walrus had big feet?

Wed Aug 29, 06:46:00 PM  

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