I know I promised another post on cannabis this week, but, well, Sci is going to be honest with you. Somewhat apropos of this post
, I have worked 12+ hours per day all week. I didn't get a weekend cause I had to work then, too. I don't need sympathy, cause I chose my scientific lot in life, but it's certainly left me...exhausted. Really really tired. Sometimes, I cannot do it all (or even all the things I want to do). So tonight, Sci is going to bed, and you're getting a repost. Sorry. 🙁 Come back next week for more cannabis, and in the meantime...enjoy horse masturbation. I'm sure you will. 🙂
It all started with an innocent Tweet. Jennifer Ouellette (of the very fine Cocktail Party Physics blog and The Calculus Diaries fame), tweeted a link to this, a blog doing the history of electricity via inventions. The link was for the following device:
That, my friends, is an electrical device designed to prevent horses from MASTURBATING. And of course, this prompted Jennifer to note that she didn't know horses could DO that. I didn't know it either, though I would imagine that people who spend a lot of time around horses are pretty well aware.
Well of course, I looked it up. And I learned HOW horses masturbate (I mean, no hands!). And I learned...how often. Welcome to the sexual behavior of domestic stallions!
McDonnell et al. "Spontaneous erection and masturbation in equids." Journals of Reproduction and Fertility, 1991
McDonnell, S. "Stallion Sexual Behavior" (Chapter)
And if you either are an expert in this topic (ahem) or have other knowledge on this, please include in the comments. All I've got I've gotten from reading.
And from the videos below the fold. OH YES. You might not want to watch those while at work...yeah.