[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

Walter S Bushell proto at panix.com
Sat Nov 7 18:31:17 GMT 2015


> On Nov 7, 2015, at 12:52, Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:
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> *snicker* like that male guinea pig that got in with all the females?
> http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/guinea-pig-called-randy-fathers-4042922
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> Oops...=)
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Well known as the Coolidge effect.

Wikipedia:
Behavioral endocrinologist Frank A. Beach first mentioned the term "Coolidge effect" in publication in 1955, crediting one of his students with suggesting the term at a psychology conference.[6] He attributed the neologism to:[6]

… an old joke about Calvin Coolidge when he was President … The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time." President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."
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