‘Fadoodling,’ ‘horizontal refreshment,’
‘shot twixt wind and water,’ ‘play at
couch quail,’ ‘join giblets,’ ‘have your
corn ground,’ and ‘ride a dragon upon
St. George’ were all slang terms for
sex in the 16th through 19th centuries.
Employees at the Amsterdam zoo found an abandoned griffon vulture egg that none of the other vultures would adopt, so they placed it with a gay couple that had been nesting, bonding, and mating for years. The two males immediately took turns lying on the egg, cared for it until it hatched, and are now a happy family of three.