For many people, bestiality is a bad joke, but for some it could be a matter of life or death, according to a new study finding that men who had sex with animals in their lifetimes were twice as likely to develop cancer of the penis as others.
The study of 492 men from rural Brazil found that 35 percent of study participants, who ranged from 18 to 80 years old and included both penile cancer patients and healthy men, reported having sex with animals (SWA) in their lifetimes.
Crews from South Korean fishing vessels and cargo ships are reported to have often been targets of Somali pirates, the Associated Press noted.
Experts from the Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia believe the body of a woman found in April last year, died up to 1,100 years ago.
The cause of her death is believed to have been a serious head wound.
Despite the seemingly lavish possessions she was buried with, archaeologists believe she was an 'ordinary' woman, rather than an aristocrat or royal.
Patrol aircrafts from Germany, India and Japan are also searching for the vessel in the waters off Somalia, Seoul's foreign ministry added."We are working with authorities in related countries including the United States, Germany, India and Japan," Reuters cited the ministry as saying.
Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in has asked related ministries to "put the utmost priority on human lives and make sure that they will be rescued," the ministry added.Experts from the Centre of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia now believe the woman died up to 1,100 years ago after suffering a serious head wound.Initial examinations found that 'it was quite possible that the traces of a blow to the mummy's facial bones were the cause of her death'.Fifty-nine percent of men who had sex with animals did so for one to five years, while 21 percent continued the behavior, also known as zoophilia, for more than five years.The subjects reported a variety of frequencies for their sex acts, ranging from monthly to daily.The ship lost communication with Korean officials just minutes after midnight on Friday through Saturday, media reports suggest.