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    Barnacles go to great lengths to have success

    When you are rooted to one spot and having sex is important for your survival, you develop the world's longest penis. Right? Right.

    Compelled to mate, yet firmly attached to the rock, barnacles have evolved the longest penis of any animal for their size - up to eight times their body length - so they can find and fertilize distant neighbours.
    http://www.wildbiology.com/research/...hs_for_sex.asp


    Well, it doesn't quite match the 14-inch record of the longest human penis ever recorded (Source) or the 8-feet long whale penis. The picture below is of a killer whale penis (Source)


    Some people say that the duck has the longest relative to its body size, as illustrated in the following photo of an 8-inch Argentine blue-bill duck with a 17 inch penis.


    As a percentage of body size, the barnacle has them all beat. The Gooseneck barnacle may be only an inch or two in diameter but its penis may be 40 or more inches long.

    However, the world record in penis length may belong to another animal that we have been discussing recently. The giant squid has arms that are 25 feet or longer. At least one of the arms, the hectocotylus, delivers packets of sperm and is typically the longest arm.

    Wise.
    Last edited by Wise Young; 02-09-2008 at 09:11 PM.

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    that was kinda gross D. Young, funny but yuk.

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    Heeheee. Penii are funny. What do you reckon that person is doing to the cooperative killer whale?

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    One could name it a lot’s of things I guess, but he’s actually having sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny
    Heeheee. Penii are funny. What do you reckon that person is doing to the cooperative killer whale?
    Hmmm ? ? ?

    Cleaning the barnacles off the whale's penis! My Bad! William

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    That whale penis looks pretty amazing. I understand that it is prehensile (isn't this a great word for a penis?). Wise.

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