Some may recall the Olsen Twins as the actors who played the youngest child on Full House, but PETA wants you to remember something else about them. They wear fur, lots and lots of fur. PETA has an entire site dedicated to the “Trollsen Twins” where you can find the latest campaigns against the young actors. Currently PETA is suggesting to send some of your hair to the Olsen Twins in protest. But that part of the site that I find amazing is the “Dress Up the Trolllsens”. You get to put dead animal clothes all over them!! Trollsen Website
Came across this article on CNN today.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Marine biologists studying wild octopuses have found a kinky and violent society of jealous murders, gender subterfuge and once-in-a-lifetime sex.
Researchers say wild octopuses are far from the shy, unromantic loners their captive brethren appear to be.
The study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who journeyed off the coast of Indonesia found that wild octopuses are far from the shy, unromantic loners their captive brethren appear to be.
The scientists watched the Abdopus aculeatus octopus, which are the size of an orange, for several weeks and published their findings recently in the journal Marine Biology.
They witnessed picky, macho males carefully select a mate, then guard their newly domesticated digs so jealously they would occasionally use their 8-to-10-inch tentacles to strangle a romantic rival.
The researchers also observed smaller “sneaker” male octopuses put on feminine airs, such as swimming girlishly near the bottom and keeping their male brown stripes hidden in order to win unsuspecting conquests.
And size does matter — but not how you’d think.
“If you’re going to spend time guarding a female, you want to go for the biggest female you can find because she’s going to produce more eggs,” said UC Berkeley biologist Roy Caldwell, who co-wrote the study. “It’s basically an investment strategy.”
Shortly after the female gives birth, about a month after conception, the mother and father die, researchers said.
“It’s not the sex that leads to death,” said Christine Huffard, the study’s lead author. “It’s just that octopuses produce offspring once during a very short lifespan of a year.”