Sea slug has detachable penis

"A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists." [BBC]



  1. Thoughts:
    1. According to the article, sea slugs are also known as “nudibranches”, which is so awesomely juvenile.
    2. There needs to be an internet gif meme about sea slugs on reddit by the time I get home tonight. 
    3. I eagerly wait the adventures of Sea Slug Man. “Holy stuck-in-a-blender, Sea Slug Man. How are we going to get out of this one?” DETACH FOR VICTORY!
    4. At first, I was horrified by the idea of a detachable penis (mostly because, y’know, MINE.) But regenerating penii would be awesome. “Honey, I’m tired of this penis. I’m gonna grow a new one.” “Okay, honey. I’m going out anyway. It’s girl’s night out!” RIIIIIPP! “Well, here’s a party favor for tonight!” “Oh, baby, you’re so sweet!”

    Those thoughts hit me within a minute.

  2. Any excuse to play the “Detachable Penis” song is a good excuse.  I wonder how many younger people here have never even heard this glorious song (often wrongly attributed to the Butthole Surfers)?

    1. I’m 19 and have had this song in my iTunes library for at least 5 years. Then again, that might simply be a function of my father making sure I was exposed to *all* forms of music from a young age…

      1. Wow, this is PERFECT! My kids would be stuck forever listening to Nirvana and STP if it weren’t for me…

        Now I can lead into it with this:Hey, kids! This is a band called King Missile with a song about slugs! 

        My daughter will probably be confused, but i’m sure my son will be rolling.

  3. Yes, and I bet it leaves it in the medicine cabinet for some reason. I’m sure if it pops up, someone will let the slug know.

  4. “A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has taken scientists by surprise.” 
    Fixed it for you, BBC!

  5. “A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists.” 

    .. and not a few girlfriends probably.

  6. Well, I could do the first, I can’t do the second, and I have been know to do the third thing, um, more than once.

    Two out of three ain’t bad for a human.

  7. “Closer examination of the animals’ anatomy revealed that the sea slugs had a large part of their penis coiled up in a spiral inside their bodies, which they would then use to replenish their missing part.”  This sounds like a human male fantasy (or nightmare) — having a penis so long it has to be kept wound up.

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