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Erectnid

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase bank auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks everybody. Listen, right now as you listen to this, we are somewhere in a hotel conference room working through our compulsion to take time off and play clip shows. We’re making slow and steady progress one day at a time. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying this clip show.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: It's an eternal question - who provides more amusement, humans or animals? It's a close call, even in an election year.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Here's us making the case for animals.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

SAGAL: Roy, a fascinating new fossil find. Scientists have discovered, preserved in amber from 100 million years ago, two spiders frozen as they were doing what?

(LAUGHTER)

ROY BLOUNT JR.: What would they be doing? If you were a spider - I believe I know this. Maybe I'm just - have a filthy my mind, but I believe they were in the act of love.

SAGAL: That is in fact true. That's what they were doing.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

SAGAL: It is what they were doing.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: On a very special night back in the Cretaceous period, a daddy longlegs was getting intimate, presumably with a mommy longlegs. It was romantic. It was relaxed. The music was playing, and then the spider was like, no, don't fossilize me now.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And what was interesting is that he was fossilized, this spider, in shall we say an excited state...

BLOUNT: Right.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...Which was very exciting for the scientists. They'd never had that before. And remember, if your erection lasts more than 100 million years...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...Way to go. They'll put you in a museum.

HELEN HONG: Is there...

ALONZO BODDEN: You know how scientists find something and they name it after them?

SAGAL: Yeah.

HONG: (Laughter).

BODDEN: Do you put your name on this one or...

(LAUGHTER)

BLOUNT: If your name is Willie.

SAGAL: It’s like…

(SOUNDBITE OF NEW ORLEANS HERITAGE FESTIVAL SONG, “BEIGNET CAKEWALK”)

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