Sunday, July 17, 2005

Pigs in space....

The BBC report that

“China is planning to study the effects of outer space on sperm by sending the semen from pedigree pigs into orbit.

Some 40 grams of pig sperm will be taken on board the Shenzhou VI spacecraft for its October launch. ”.

Now. If it's really necessary to test the effects of sperm in space. And it's debatable, but you have to assume that it is. Surely there are easier ways.

A couple of jazz mags in the lavvies would have sufficed surely.