Serious, this was real:
The Swedes are asking NASA to send condoms into space because they feel the aliens might find them “handy” if they ever decide to come to Earth and have sex with “some hot earthlings”.
Of course one flaw in the plan seems to be that condoms are already on Earth, so should the horny aliens ever make their way here, we’ve already got them covered … so to speak.
In Australia, of course. Crikey!
(From a vodka ad campaign in Romanian Playboy, uncensored here.)
Scientists say they’ve discovered evidence of a frenzied mating ritual by dinosaurs: long grooves in the ground etched by the pawing of clawed feet.
Such behaviour is seen nowadays in some birds, and the discovery suggests that two-legged, meat-eating dinosaurs called theropods did it about 100 million years ago, the researchers said.
Martin Lockley of the University of Colorado Denver said the dinosaurs, probably males, apparently gathered in groups and “went crazy scraping” with their clawed, three-toed feet to attract mates.