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Russians lose track of spaceship full of bonking lizards
Northern Rivers Echo ^ | 7-27-2014 | James Vincent

Posted on 07/26/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

RUSSIAN scientists have lost contact with an experimental satellite filled with geckos that was to be the focus of new research on animal sex in zero-gravity.

The Foton-M4 spacecraft was launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome on 19 July and made several orbits of the planet before it stopped responding to commands from Roscosmos, Russia's Federal Space Agency.

"So, there is only one-way communication," a spokesperson for mission control was quoted as saying by news agency ITAR-Tass, adding that engineers were looking to fix the problem in case life systems were disrupted, killing the creatures on board.

The five geckos on the Foton-M4 - four female and one male - were launched into space for a 60-day flight to find out about the effects of weightlessness on the creatures' sex lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.echonews.com.au ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: freepun; storkzilla

1 posted on 07/26/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Bonking? I thought it was Boinking. Same difference.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 4:03:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Citizen Zed

I don’t want to live in a world where “You made the earth move!” is meaningless.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Citizen Zed

I am the Lizard King, I can do anything.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 4:04:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Citizen Zed

One male had to service four females on this trip???

Wow..,....

Cant wait to see some comments here,.......


5 posted on 07/26/2014 4:04:50 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Citizen Zed

They should check the ground beneath their commercial airline flight paths — they might have shot it down accidentally.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator

7 posted on 07/26/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed

Four females and just one guy? Putin’s practicing to send all his troublesome islamonazis to Uranus?


8 posted on 07/26/2014 4:06:39 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Citizen Zed
Better hope that satellite doesn't drift off into deep space, because when it comes back in about 25,000 years, they'll be saying, "Thanks, Russia."
9 posted on 07/26/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I think they just get light-headed


10 posted on 07/26/2014 4:09:30 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Citizen Zed

The Russian space program. Always losing things, satellites, astronauts, lizards...


11 posted on 07/26/2014 4:10:19 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: faithhopecharity

islamonazis to Uranus...

That would be INto Uranus!


12 posted on 07/26/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Citizen Zed

"You've lost another lizard, Andrei?"

13 posted on 07/26/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mark3681; a fool in paradise

Where will these radioactive lizards land?

Probably south of Japan.

heh


14 posted on 07/26/2014 4:12:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

OMG. The gorn from Star Trek. Brings back memories.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 4:12:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

16 posted on 07/26/2014 4:14:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: gorush

Is research into animal sex activity in space a prelude to doing this research with humans???


17 posted on 07/26/2014 4:14:28 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Citizen Zed

Maybe they just wanted a little privacy...


18 posted on 07/26/2014 4:15:59 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Dilbert San Diego

pretty sure the original story had it as four male, one female. Those comments were even worse.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 4:18:36 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Citizen Zed; SortaBichy
I'm an acknowledged expert in this field...the correct term is "Boinking". This is 'bonking':


20 posted on 07/26/2014 4:19:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: ErnBatavia

21 posted on 07/26/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Citizen Zed

Boy! What will the aliens glean from that little bit of technology when it floats in to Alpha Centauri, or wherever?


22 posted on 07/26/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Citizen Zed

23 posted on 07/26/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: dfwgator; JoeProBono

(If Joe Pro Bono hadn't Opused outta here, he might be having some fun about now.....)

24 posted on 07/26/2014 4:31:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Citizen Zed

RIP, Laika

25 posted on 07/26/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

They have a statue in Laika’s honor.

I’m sure poor little Laika would be thrilled./s

.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 4:37:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Citizen Zed

.......Again!?


27 posted on 07/26/2014 4:42:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: mark3681

Post of the day. ( but I’ll pass. Thank you).


28 posted on 07/26/2014 4:45:34 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: HangnJudge

Why would you post an image that’s 2,700px × 1,403px? That’s much larger than most monitor screens.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 4:47:56 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Citizen Zed; Salamander; Tax-chick; All
OH! yeah..skink here!

30 posted on 07/26/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Citizen Zed

LOL!


31 posted on 07/26/2014 4:49:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Citizen Zed

If these Geckos had the Geico App, they could phone home.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 4:51:06 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: HangnJudge

That’s a pretty damn big picture, care to small it up a bit?


33 posted on 07/26/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Poor little animals.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Another scheme to crash Youtube fails...


35 posted on 07/26/2014 4:55:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Was Flo involved with this? I mean, her being Progressive and all. I think there's a connection to communist geckos.

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 07/26/2014 5:35:53 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: upchuck

I’m an idiot, and didn’t realize how big the picture was when I posted it


37 posted on 07/26/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Mears

ONLY after international outrage.

Such real humanitarian outrage seems unlikely these days.


38 posted on 07/26/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, I feel sorry for the poor lizards. And you never put 2 male lizards in with each other, they would fight to the death.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Citizen Zed

These are the voyages of the spaceship Lizard Love. It’s five year mission.....to get it on in zero gravity......to boldly blow....wait.....that was Monica Lewinsky.


40 posted on 07/26/2014 7:39:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Citizen Zed

Meanwhile......at Russian Space Command......

“Well, Putin said he wanted lizards in space.”

“You dumbass! Lasers! He said he wanted lasers in space!”

“Does this mean he didn’t want the pale nuns in space, too?”

“Railguns, Yuri, railguns! Go get your hearing checked!”


41 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

LMAO.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Citizen Zed

A spaceship full of horny lizards is missing? Has anyone seen Bill Clinton lately?


43 posted on 07/26/2014 7:57:22 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Citizen Zed

That pic so begs a caption contest!

” I just want to nibble your ears... you little puddims you!”


44 posted on 07/26/2014 7:58:45 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: EinNYC

It doesn’t take much for lizards to go into a shutdown and curl up and sleep until they peacefully starve to death.


45 posted on 07/27/2014 4:21:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick
It doesn’t take much for lizards to go into a shutdown and curl up and sleep until they peacefully starve to death.

I know. It's horrible that the Russkies can't seem to regain control of their space module. I hope they can bring the lizards safely home. I am a lizard fan and have many small species as pets. Including an adorable leo named Sunshine.


46 posted on 07/27/2014 8:11:05 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Cute lizard! We have a leopard gecko, too. One thing I love about lizards is how quiet they are ;-).

It’s worrying that the Russians have lost contact with their spacecraft even if it didn’t have live animals aboard!


47 posted on 07/27/2014 8:17:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

There are some geckos, you may be interested to know, that actually MAKE NOISE. They have chirping calls at night. It’s rather eerie until you know what the noises are! Leos are NOT among the chirping kinds. Those are the tropical kinds.


48 posted on 07/27/2014 10:29:25 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

I was surprised, when it was given to us, that it didn’t “geck.” Pleasantly surprised!


49 posted on 07/27/2014 12:55:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: GeronL; Slings and Arrows
"BONKING LIZARDS, DADDY WARBUCKS!"


50 posted on 07/28/2014 10:03:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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