Bisexual Species. Anyone trying to make a biological argument against “unprocreative” gay or bisexual behaviour shouldn’t look to nature to help their argument. Homosexual behavior is common in nature, and it plays an important role in survival from gay penguins in Central Park Zoo to bonobos. — Sciam
Lack of subeditors provokes a gay plague. Yet more proof, if any were needed, that subeditors do make newspapers better. OneNewsNow was relying on machines to do an automatic find and replace of that dreaded word “gay” with the apparently less offensive “homosexual”. This might have gone unnoticed until an athlete named Tyson Gay came along, and became… Tyson Homosexual. — Daveleejblog

First Families. Last week we looked at the burning issue of what pets the presidential candidates have. But what about the potential first families? What do their brothers and sisters do? Who are their children? Perhaps most pressing, do they get along with their mothers-in-law? — Radar

Hail, the fighting umbrella. Mary Poppins has nothing on The Unbreakable Fighting Umbrella (John Steed, however…) Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas have been around for a little while now, but today we know of one government that actually uses them to protect its president. — Gizmodo

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