Monday, January 01, 2007

For unto you today is born a saviour...

...A Lizard King!

LONDON (Reuters) - Flora, a pregnant Komodo dragon living in a British zoo, is expecting eight babies in what scientists said on Wednesday could be a Christmas virgin birth.

Flora has never mated, or even mixed, with a male dragon, and fertilized all the eggs herself, a process culminating in parthenogenesis, or virgin birth. Other lizards do this, but scientists only recently found that Komodo dragons do too.

And I for one welcome our scaly overlords.

"I am the Lizard King, I can do anything."

—Jim Morrison, "Not To Touch the Earth"