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  • The trick is to live underground, void of food, oxygen and cable news.
  • Finally, an upside to being a hideous, malformed beastman.
  • CSB
    I had sexy time with a girl once after nerding out with her about how cool those little guys were.
    /CSB

    They also don't feel pain... and you thought honey badgers don't care...
  • I make a point of bringing up naked mole rats at work whenever possible or at least once a day.

    /whichever is greater.
  • thebpem: CSB
    I had sexy time with a girl once after nerding out with her about how cool those little guys were.
    /CSB

    They also don't feel pain... and you thought honey badgers don't care...


    Seriously? That worked, huh? I once dated a girl.who loved Final Fantasy, but never had sexy time after nerding out over it.
  • thebpem: CSB
    I had sexy time with a girl once after nerding out with her about how cool those little guys were.
    /CSB

    They also don't feel pain... and you thought honey badgers don't care...


    That's because they look like penises.
  • Deep Contact: The trick is to live underground, void of food, oxygen and cable news.


    Pretty much. These guys have a very slow metabolism for mammals. Perhaps a bigger reason this rodent lives to be 2 decades. Most rodents live 1-3 years, most being done before they see a 2nd year. If I recall these guys have practically lost the ability to thermoregulate like most mammals. Not needed in those conditions.

    Now I would be impressed with an animal like a squirrel having cancer resisting properties. They live around 7-15 years and have a cracked out metabolism.
  • This was already known about mole rats. They have additional cancer-preventing genes. This means that more of their genes have to be inactivated before a cell becomes cancerous. I read about this years ago.
  • thebpem: CSB
    I had sexy time with a girl once after nerding out with her about how cool those little guys were.
    /CSB

    They also don't feel pain... and you thought honey badgers don't care...


    CSB, from me. I had sexy time with a girl once.

    /Insert "...and many guys" joke here.
  • First sharks, now mole rats.

    Doubling the sample pool has got to make the research easier.
  • Deep Contact: The trick is to live underground, void of food, oxygen and cable news.


    So ... Farkers don't get cancer, then?
  • There was an article in the Fark Geek tab maybe a year or two ago about why naked mole rats will become the next dominant species. It was a good article. Why don't one of you nerds look it up.
  • Chainsaw Turd Elf: There was an article in the Fark Geek tab maybe a year or two ago about why naked mole rats will become the next dominant species. It was a good article. Why don't one of you nerds look it up.


    Naked mole rats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_mo​le_rat) are not the same as the blind mole rats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalax) discussed in this study, but naked mole rats seem to share the anti-cancer super powers.

    Naked mole rats are right wacky as a mammalian species because they have an queen-and-drones society reminiscent of social insects. Crazy inbreeding + matriarchy = no cancer?
  • Rufus looks offended.
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  • As God is my witness, I have never seen a fuzzy penis with feet. TFA has a picture of a fuzzy penis with feet. Never seen that...
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