Green Haired Turtle Near Extinction

Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours.  

Elusor macrurus, the green haired turtle that makes the Mary River it's home has been pet-hunted to near extinction.

Aside from the green mohawk and dangling flesh-pods from it's chin, Elusor has gill-like organs inside its cloaca (genitalia) enabling it to stay underwater for up to three days.

So why care about this goofy animal?  No reason really...unless you want the last one.

Celebrity Foreskin Facials

Celebrities are self-centered, narcissistic, aggrandizing, overweening and vain.  We tolerate their malodorous politics because they entertain us.

But how far is too far, even for a celebrity?

Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Oprah are getting 'penis facials' made from cloned cells harvested from amputated male-baby foreskins.

Anti-circumcision groups wonder if Oprah would like a face-full of material “produced with tissue extracted from the genitalia of little girls?”   As if gender is the issue?