Thursday, August 09, 2007

adventures in music

I am not, as Dave Barry would say, making this up -

Scientists at the Berlin Zoo have been experiementing with mood music to encourage the sharks to, well, fornicate more frequently. (As long as these sharks stay inside their tanks inside Berlin, I have no problem with this experiment.)

Appaerntly one of the songs which sharks find most conducive to procreation is Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" immortalized in the soundtrack to 9 1/2 Weeks.

The Indianapolis Zoo has a new shark petting tank. I am deeply tempted to bring in a boom box... though I would not dream of turning it on while petting them. Perhaps I should donate some ipods?

4 comments:

LadyFox said...

Leave a cheap boombox in the corner when you leave...;)

Fish fornication...to quote Dave Barry...sounds like an excellent name for a rock band.

Turbo said...

So "You can leave your hat on" works for those "Safety First" concious sharks, eh? ;)

Bartleby said...

What I always say is, "Every pair of sharks doing the horizontal tango is a pair of sharks that aren't munching on my leg."

Of course, that's only what I always say.

[wagging finger in air]: You sharks, you make nice with each other now, y'hear?

Clever folks, those Germans ...

Drewster said...

Well, if Joe Cocker makes them want to make "nice", what song makes them want to dance the mambo and rumble with the Jets?