Shaving A Fly’s Penis With A Laser

Just a little off the sides please…
Male flies have penises covered with spines and hooks. To figure out what the purpose of those spines are, researchers Michal Polak and Arash Rashed removed the spines to see what would happen.

Their spines are too small to cut off by hand. So the duo used a laser instead, wielding the light with such surgical precision that they could cut off a third of each millimetre-long spine, or the entire structure….

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Cyborg-Like Shaving Guard For Goatee Grooming


Come To The Dark Side… Of My Chin!

Although much reviled in the glamorous hirsutiary world, the goatee is perhaps the most useful form of facial hair. The cheeks and neck are exposed to cool air, leaving only the follicles around the mouth as food collecting tendrils. Think of a goatee as a portable, tongue-proddable buffet. Hungry? Stick out your tongue and discover the remnants of a thousand delicious meals: a bit of old scrambled egg, some extraneous fried chicken skin, a big blob of raspberry jam. Surely, the beard choice of the gastronomist.

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