Thursday, February 10, 2011

'Sexual Nature': First of its Kind Exhibition at Natural History Museum, London

LONDON - 'Sexual Nature', a unique kind of exhibition is planned to be opened tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 11) at the Natural History Museum. This exhibition is ‘Just-in-Time’ kind of entertainment, as Valentine’s Day id just at the corner. 

The exhibition aims to explore the unlike ways in which animals have advanced to reproduce, such as a snail's love darts, the detachable penis of the paper nautilus, or the outsized testes of the promiscuous chimp. The exhibition will also evaluate the human sexual conduct with respect to other species. 

Tate Greenhalgh, custodian of the museum, told AFP, 'We ask visitors to leave their preconceptions at the door'. 

'This exhibition is about the relationship between sex and evolution and the bizarre, surprising adaptations that animals have evolved to procreate as much as possible. 

'We ask people to be open-minded when looking at potentially surprising, maybe shocking things that animals do that would be outlawed in human society.' Visitors are greeted by a video projection of bonobo apes, some of our closest relatives, having sex - sometimes with a baby clinging on the back, or midway through munching a pineapple.

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