Sunday, December 02, 2007

Want to join the 200 mile high club?

As a joke in my lecture about sperm motility I mentioned some experiments made in space by NASA which have shown that sperm is more motile in microgravity and less motile in hypergravity (high G). There had been numerous rumors that Leica wasn't the only one to have gone doggy style in space. It is now confirmed that both Russians and Americans have joined the 200mile high club. The result: only 4 positions are possible in space, the rest is left to the imagination...

"Twenty positions were tested by computer simulation to obtain the best 10, he says. "Two guinea pigs then tested them in real zero-gravity conditions. The results were videotaped but are considered so sensitive that even Nasa was only given a censored version."

Only four positions were found possible without "mechanical assistance". The other six needed a special elastic belt and inflatable tunnel, like an open-ended sleeping bag.

Mr Kohler says: "One of the principal findings was that the classic so-called missionary position, which is so easy on earth when gravity pushes one downwards, is simply not possible.""

Too bad it's a hoax. When is NASA going to concentrate on some real priorities that people actually care about ;)


Bayman said...

where can i find this "simulation"?

Chris said...

Snopes says it's false and I'm inclined to believe them.