Thursday, November 11, 2010

Whose Nuts?

Loyal reader ST sends along this story about a cricket who won't be named Jiminy...

A species of cricket has broken an unlikely world record: largest testicles in relation to body weight.

The tuberous bushcricket's testicles account for 14 percent of its body weight. To put that in perspective, the testicles of a man weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) with that ball-to-body ratio would weigh 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms).

The bushcricket, whose anatomical extremes were reported Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters, edges out the record of a species of fruit fly, Drosophila bifurca, whose testes-to-body weight ratio has been recorded as 10.6 percent.
The ball-to-body ratio might be the only stat the NFL doesn't measure at its scouting combine. I'll leave the rest of the available jokes to all three of my readers.

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