Why staying up makes you fat.

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Oct. 19 2006 9:01 AM

Sleep It Off

Why staying up makes you fat.

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Norway is funding the world's first museum exhibit on gay animals. Examples: beetles, parrots, penguins, and swans. "One photograph shows two giant erect penises flailing above the water as two male right whales rub together. Another shows a male giraffe mounting another for sex." Previously, a zoo in Holland featured gay animal couples. Exhibit organizers' view: "Homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature." Right-wing Christian view: The organizers should "burn in hell." Cynical view: Maybe homophobia is natural, too. (For Human Nature's take on homosexuality, polygamy, and nature, click here. For gay covenant marriage, click here.)

Latest Human Nature columns: 1) The perils of policing cybersex. 2) Mark Foley's alcohol rehab. 3) Pro-lifers against contraception. 4) The first penis transplant. 5) Is eugenics better than sex? 6)  Buried alive in your own skull. 7) The global explosion of fat. 8) The case for genital mutilation. 9) Stop killing meat and start growing it. 10) The war on tanning.

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