Saturday, July 25, 2009
Lonesome George Might Become Oldest Living Dad
Did you know that Lonesome George is the world's oldest living Galapagos giant turtle? As such, it's pretty damn important that he uh, spread his seed, so to speak. Apparently scientists have been working on this for a while, but Lonesome George has also been Rather Reluctant George, and has only mated once in the last few decades and unfortunately, it didn't take. However, it seems he finally got that Penthouse subscription and go in the mood again recently and now scientists are waiting to find out if something should come from it. Let's keep our fingers crossed for Lonesome George to be lonesome no more. And should he finally become a daddy, he would literally be the world's oldest natural living father. Read all about it over on NPR, it's great stuff!