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05 Dec 2012 10:45 AM   |   8436 clicks   |   Reuters
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Krieghund     
Producing sperm is overrated.

05 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
CygnusDarius     
Well, for one, India could use some less population. Might even help in wealth distribution.

But, other than that...

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05 Dec 2012 10:50 AM
ChipNASA     

Krieghund: Producing sperm is overrated.


SAYS YOU!

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/fap

05 Dec 2012 10:50 AM
BolshyGreatYarblocks     
News Flash: sperm counts dropping worldwide; not influenced by brie consumption.

05 Dec 2012 10:51 AM
cgraves67     
That's ok, there are a lot of people in third world countries and they could use the space.

05 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
probesport     
Keep the change ya filthy animal.

05 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
CygnusDarius     

cgraves67: That's ok, there are a lot of people in third world countries and they could use the space.


India, for one, is getting a similar problem.

05 Dec 2012 10:55 AM
Amos Quito     
I blame xenoestrogens.

05 Dec 2012 10:58 AM
Wellon Dowd     
Hey! Its hard to accomplish anything when you know this might be right up the rue.

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05 Dec 2012 10:59 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  
Sperm are wielding white flags in France?
Oh well. I guess nobody can expect to win a war when they aren't good at skeet shooting.

05 Dec 2012 11:04 AM
RTOGUY    [TotalFark]  
Sorry I wasn't paying attention to the article I was distracted by the slideshow of the South Korean toilet culture park on the same page.

05 Dec 2012 11:05 AM
liam76     

Wellon Dowd: Hey! Its hard to accomplish anything when you know this might be right up the rue.

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Is she french?

05 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
Wellon Dowd     

liam76: Wellon Dowd: Hey! Its hard to accomplish anything when you know this might be right up the rue.

[www.celebritieswalls.com image 850x637]

Is she french?


Oui.

05 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Nemo's Brother     
The socialist governments are making us sterile.

05 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
Marcintosh     
HELLOOOOO - it's the food, it's the environment.

We've spent the last 200 years soiling our nest. Didja even think about what might happen? Of all the systems in our bodies the reproductive is the most delicate and of the reproductive system, you guess it, sperm is the most delicate of all.
No, they aren't iron plated. More like this ->
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Had a class in Medical Ethics - this issue in conjunction with artificial insemination and abortion was bandied about frequently.

Meh, old news like 18 years old - someone needed to produce for a deadline

05 Dec 2012 11:29 AM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  
"That's certainly within the normal range, but if you think about it, if there continues to be a decrease, we would expect that we'll get into that infertile range," said Grace Centola

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05 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
Red_Fox     

Marcintosh: the reproductive is the most delicate and of the reproductive system, you guess it, sperm is the most delicate of all.


That's not true, the ovum is FAR more difficult. They can make sperm in a lab already. Eggs, not a damn chance.

05 Dec 2012 11:43 AM
FizixJunkee     

Red_Fox: Marcintosh: the reproductive is the most delicate and of the reproductive system, you guess it, sperm is the most delicate of all.

That's not true, the ovum is FAR more difficult. They can make sperm in a lab already. Eggs, not a damn chance.


I heard on a recent Science Weekly podcast that it's possible---not easy, but theoretically possible---to make sperm from a woman's skin cells (+ some stuff effectively returns those skin cells into stem cells).

Skin cells --> stem cells --> sperm.

The same podcast mentioned that the reason humans can't asexually reproduce is that the sperm encodes the information to create the placenta. No placenta, no fetus.

05 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: News Flash: sperm counts dropping worldwide; not influenced by brie consumption.


I've dropped my sperm count thanks to Brie consumption. And by that I mean fapping to videos of Alison Brie on Youtube.

05 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
darkedgefan     
This is a good thing. Kids are a pain the A$$. They cost so much to raise and most of them are a-holes. of course the downside side is that France has to let is more of those filthy towel heads to keep the "economy" afloat. Can't win.

05 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
ComicBookGuy     
When I opened this story, this is what I saw:

http://i.imgur.com/4GI69.jpg?1

Copy and paste.

05 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
liam76     

Wellon Dowd: liam76: Wellon Dowd: Hey! Its hard to accomplish anything when you know this might be right up the rue.

[www.celebritieswalls.com image 850x637]

Is she french?

Oui.


She is the girl from Casino royal right?

no idea she was french...

05 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
Rik01    [TotalFark]  
Considering the news is usually full of 'baby momma's' and 'baby daddies', followed by long infomercial-like commercials where this guy begs/demands we contribute to feeding the children of some nation where they pop them out like rabbits and the assorted clips of religious folks determined to start their own armies by producing them one at a time, I would not consider this a major crisis.

Every children's welfare agency seems to be swamped nearly to the point of failure, while we get reports of child soldiers in every third rate army in nearly every third world nation.

We've been battling over various forms of birth control for decades with mixed results while Modern Science has extended the average adult lifespan considerably. It's OK for assorted terrorist groups to suicide bomb in cities and wipe out kids along with civilians -- a thing I first noticed in the IRA, but legal abortion clinics are still under fire and still in demand.

On the other hand, such a condition is not surprising, considering that within the last 300 years, a short span for the human race, we've managed to pollute the entire globe and more than tripled the population.

Since WW2, we've detonated more than 1000 nuclear bombs in 'tests' and increased the background radiation dramatically. Companies are forever developing new, lethal chemicals, which somehow always manage to escape and get into the environment, poisoning the ground, air and water basically for decades.

Then, as the technology explodes and the populations boom, we consume more and more resources in smaller and smaller areas -- essentially turning our 'nests' into garbage dumps. Also a breeding ground for new and interesting variants of diseases which have become resistant to medications.

It did surprise me the first time I heard of people biatching that residents in a housing complex insisted on peeing in the elevators. Others commented on the scent of human waste that seemed to permeate assorted major cities and I started understanding why some folks removed their outside shoes in a 'mud' room before entering their homes in general.

As a previous FARK-er said, the reproductive system is actually most delicate in humans. There's a whole mass of things which can affect it -- especially the build up of assorted chemicals in the body absorbed from the environment.

For over 3 decades, folks have been raising heck over the environment and making changes to protect it -- while other folks are finding ways to use and destroy it. Stop the wide spread use of Mercury here, and then that little war over there uses depleted uranium shells, blows the heck out of everything, drops millions of gallons of military fuels, lubricants and explosive compounds all over the place and cuts back on the gains made elsewhere.

Globally, we loose on the average one major ship a week -- or day. Most ships carry hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel and oils, not to mention assorted toxic cargos. That all winds up under the sea.

Then folks start wondering why some fish populations are diminishing or so full of chemicals that they basically glow in the dark.

Currently, I know of no spot on the globe that has not been touched by pollution.

So, a report about lowering sperm counts doesn't surprise me. I'm just surprised that reports about increased birth defects and born morons haven't gone up.

Turning the place where you live into a toxic dump is never a bright idea. Sooner or later, nasty things are going to happen to the local population.

05 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
Marcintosh     

Red_Fox: Marcintosh: the reproductive is the most delicate and of the reproductive system, you guess it, sperm is the most delicate of all.

That's not true, the ovum is FAR more difficult. They can make sperm in a lab already. Eggs, not a damn chance.


think you missed my point - but that's fine,(no sarcasm)

05 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
On-Off     

darkedgefan: of course the downside side is that France has to let is more of those filthy towel heads to keep the "economy" afloat.


you see, if you have barely enough workers on the market, the workers will want to get paid fairly. You always need enough unemployment to have the work marke in your favor.

05 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
StoPPeRmobile     

Honest Bender: "That's certainly within the normal range, but if you think about it, if there continues to be a decrease, we would expect that we'll get into that infertile range," said Grace Centola

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Damnit!

05 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
StoPPeRmobile     

FizixJunkee: Red_Fox: Marcintosh: the reproductive is the most delicate and of the reproductive system, you guess it, sperm is the most delicate of all.

That's not true, the ovum is FAR more difficult. They can make sperm in a lab already. Eggs, not a damn chance.

I heard on a recent Science Weekly podcast that it's possible---not easy, but theoretically possible---to make sperm from a woman's skin cells (+ some stuff effectively returns those skin cells into stem cells).

Skin cells --> stem cells --> sperm.

The same podcast mentioned that the reason humans can't asexually reproduce is that the sperm encodes the information to create the placenta. No placenta, no fetus.


But it's still a life.

05 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
natmar_76     
This is true of all modern nations, isn't it?

05 Dec 2012 01:25 PM
Cheese eating surrender monkey     
Hey, subby, I may have low sperm count, but I can still do your mom.

You just won't get any baby sister/brother out of it.

05 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
jigger     
Jesus, did everyone miss the best thing on that page?


Slideshow of South Korea's toilet culture

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
Amos Quito     

jigger: Jesus, did everyone miss the best thing on that page?


Slideshow of South Korea's toilet culture



Wow, maybe North Korea really IS best Korea.

05 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
ybishop     
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05 Dec 2012 03:36 PM
slackwater     

cgraves67: That's ok, there are a lot of people in third world countries and they could use the space.


This is Mother Nature correcting the population imbalance. It is only right that those who consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, the so called developed countries, should first feel the effects.

05 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
LostInTO     
Ok, can't believe that no one did this yet...


cheese-eating sterility monkeys would make a GREAT band name.

05 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
Marine1     

slackwater: cgraves67: That's ok, there are a lot of people in third world countries and they could use the space.

This is Mother Nature correcting the population imbalance. It is only right that those who consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, the so called developed countries, should first feel the effects.


The ones who consume a "disproportionate" share of the world's resources are also the ones where people aren't dying of diarrhea.

05 Dec 2012 05:22 PM
ComicBookGuy     
Wow...NONE of you have clicked my link, have you?

If I COULD hotlink the image, I would..

05 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
jjorsett     
The count is low because the rich sperm are leaving France to escape Hollande's taxes.

06 Dec 2012 12:59 AM
rdyb     

natmar_76: This is true of all modern nations, isn't it?


Thought it's been covered before - isn't this a side effect of more internet porn => sperm production can't keep up with all the extra ejacuation? though I guess it is surprising to see that making a difference in France...

06 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
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