Upside-Down Rhinos

Recent research has proven that it's safe to hang rhinos upside-down by their feet for up to ten minutes. Future research should let us know whether longer periods, up to half-an-hour, are also safe.

More info: Cornell Chronicle, Journal of Wildlife Diseases

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 08, 2021
     Category: Animals | Experiments

What say we tranquilize the authors of the article and hang them upside-down to verify this.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/08/21 at 09:47 AM
Odd coincidence -- just last week I said to my new doctor: "Have you ever watched one of those nature documentaries from Africa and a rhinoceros charges? Someone shoots it with a dart, it takes about two more steps and collapses in a heap and stays that way for hours. I think the only sleeping pill that'll ever work for me is whatever they put in that dart."
Posted by Phideaux on 02/08/21 at 01:12 PM
Phideaux, you might want to look elsewhere. From the first link: “These drugs are potent opioids – a thousand times more potent than morphine, with side effects that include respiratory depression, reduced oxygen in the blood and higher metabolism,” Radcliffe said.
Posted by ges on 02/08/21 at 03:42 PM
Higher metabolism? Do they make it for humans?
Posted by Yudith on 02/08/21 at 07:58 PM
Do NOT stand under their flight path.
Posted by eddi on 02/08/21 at 09:40 PM
@ges -- In my nearly seventy years on this planet, I've been shot (once) and stabbed (twice); I've had kidney stones, gallstones, and pancreatitis; I've even sneezed the day after having open-heart surgery. All of this has taught me one important life lesson: morphine is your friend. You'll never convince me its big brother is bad.
Posted by Phideaux on 02/10/21 at 12:53 AM
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