Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This Just In From CNN: Humans Have 'Hunted The Dildo Into Extinction'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

While attempting to discuss the effects of climate change during a segment last week, Jonathan Mann, an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, accidentally stated that humans have "hunted the dildo into extinction."


Wait, what?


"Uhm, but, the Dodo [an extinct, flightless bird] rather, forgive me," he stuttered. "I'm having trouble with my words today."



Unfortunately, the slip-up occurred while Mann was discussing a study with John Wiens a professor for the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.

Ouch, probably not the best coverage for the UA.

The study, published online, suggests that many vertebrate species would have to evolve "10,000 times faster than rates typically observed among species," in order to keep up with the projected rates of climate change in the next 100 years.

Recently, UANews also published a story about the study, of which Wiens was able to explain his research more in-depth.

Though a serious issue, this unfortunately was not the case for CNN's report.

CBS's Late Show host David Letterman also took the opportunity to poke fun of CNN - "The Most Trusted Name in News."

Regardless of Mr. Mann's mistake, while many vertebrate species may be facing some serious threats in the near future, I think it's safe to say that the dildo will be just fine.

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