Madagascar's tortoises are being wiped out by a "tortoise mafia" that authorities are powerless to stop. One reason: their shells are prized as an aphrodisiac in some parts of Asia. You might ask, "well, what hasn't been touted as the hidden folk-medical secret to letting old men impregnate everything in a five-mile radius?" The answer is: hardly anything. Here are four more animals endangered by the myth that some part of their bodies contains the secret to irresistible tumescence: Tigers and their penises Is this a tiger penis being smuggled into New Zealand? You be the judge. All five remaining subspecies …
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Climate refugees, DO NOT MOVE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Don’t believe anything you read at Natural News
Amory Lovins’ high-tech home skimps on energy but not on comfort
This little fox loves transit. Should we tell him he just missed his stop?
Millions alive today would have to die before the paleo diet could take over