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    The louder the monkey the smaller the testicles

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/...howler-monkeys

    Do males with bigger testicles have deeper voices? The jury is still out on humans, but if you’re a howler monkey, forget about it. A new study finds that the animals can make a lot of noise or a lot of sperm—but trying to do both just takes too much energy. The findings shed important new light on the kind of evolutionary tradeoffs animals must engage in to ensure the survival of their species.

    The study is “long overdue,” says Dawn Kitchen, a physical anthropologist at Ohio State University, Columbus, who was not involved with the work. The results, she says, are “robust and clearly point to a trade-off.”
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    I find this to be true of human males as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I find this to be true of human males as well.
    Do you grade on a curve ?
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I find this to be true of human males as well.
    It is likely true

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    Is that like the bigger the truck, the smaller the penis?
    "It's nice to be important but it's also important to be nice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by frequentflier View Post
    Is that like the bigger the truck, the smaller the penis?
    Hey now...
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    I'd bet Sapius and Midnight part of the test group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I find this to be true of human males as well.
    Funny... I find it 100% true with human Females.

    They all howl pretty loud and NONE of them can make sperm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restitution View Post
    Funny... I find it 100% true with human Females.

    They all howl pretty loud and NONE of them can make sperm
    So you can't make a vitamin, but you can make a hormone.
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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