Birds Do It … Bees Do It … and Even 1,000-Pound Manatees Do It

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A female manatee and her nine suitors made quite a splash on Sunday night for some beachgoers in Miami. The sea cows’ amorous affair turned into a sort of seaside peep show.

Ah, horny manatees. Conan O’Brien loves ’em, and after a late night tryst of that, ahem, magnitude, is it any wonder why? They are vigorous vegetarian lovers, after all.

In fact, I’d like to think the manatees came ashore to demonstrate their vegetarian vitality to onlookers and inspire them to rev up their love lives by swapping steak for seitan and cows’ milk for soy milk. After all, a vegetarian diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps keeps the blood flowing through all the arteries.

Say, “So long, Viagra!” and “Viva, veggie Viagra!

Conan O’Brien, if you’re out there—we’ll keep our eye out for more manatee love sessions, and you just let us know if you need info to include on your Web site.

Written by Karin Bennett

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