The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 24th, 2021 evening edition

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Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction.

As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes.

Her book, titled Count Down, examines "how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperilling the future of the human race".

She discovered that male human babies who had been exposed to the phthalates in the womb had a shorter anogenital distance - something that correlated with penile volume.

The chemical has an industrial use in making plastics more flexible, but Dr Swan says it is being transmitted into toys and foods and subsequently harms human development.

Image: Men may be mostly infertile by 2045, Dr Swan warns.

Dr Swan believes that the rapidly decreasing fertility rate means that most men will be unable to produce viable sperm by 2045. »

Mitch McConnell Gets Instant Fact-Check Over Brazenly False Filibuster Defense

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Caroline Brehman via Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a history lesson on social media after he incorrectly claimed that the filibuster had “no racial history at all, none.”.

Given his claim that the filibuster had “no racial history at all,” McConnell was given a history lesson on Twitter:.

Mitch McConnell wants to preserve the filibuster so he can prevent Black people from voting. »

TIL about the Moscow Water Dog, a now extinct breed commissioned for the Russian navy for the purpose of water rescues, that was so aggressive it would bite drowning victims instead of saving them

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Developed from familiar breeds like the Newfoundland and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, the Moscow Water Dog is a rare breed.

The Moscow Water Dog is an extinct breed that was last seen sometime during the 1980s.

The breed was commissioned by the Russian government and developed by the Russian Navy in an attempt to create the ultimate rescue dog. »

Reddit’s most popular subreddits go private in protest against ‘censorship’

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“If you’ve been linked to this page, you likely tried to view a subreddit that’s been made private.

Regardless of Reddit’s comments on its handling of this protest, the subreddits still remain private at the time of this writing.

#Reddit's most popular subreddits have gone private in protest against its alleged hiring of Aimee Knight: — GameRevolution by Mandatory (@Game_Revolution) March 24, 2021. »

Opinion: Canada risks becoming house-rich and everything else-poor

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Opinion: Canada risks becoming house-rich and everything else-poor When housing reaches half of all business investment, we have too much of a good thing Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post files.

That is a major reason why forecasters, including the Bank of Canada, are marking down their projections for growth.

In the early years of this century, business investment held its own against residential investment in Canada. »