Nobel Laureate: "Maybe they ought to castrate him, so he can win the No-Ball [Nobel] Prize.
Thirteen percent of quotes involving variations of eunuch, castrate and neuter were used in the context of direct threats.
Sixty-two percent of quotes involving variations of eunuch, castrate and neuter were cast in a hypothetical context, often playing on fear, as in the following two examples: "Cooper: 'What about you, Spoon?
Regions, countries, cities and communities were similarly described as emasculated: examples include Germany ("Germany was divided, thus emasculated," 22 February), Finland (as a "worldwide synonym for appeasement and emasculation," 14 March, 1990), Britain ("leaving Britain a neutered lion," 31 May, 1987), and Ottawa ("Quebec wants to castrate Ottawa," 17 January, 1992).
This result suggests that the reported efficient and faster growth of boars may not be an absolute advantage over castrates since both sexes eventually produced similar carcass weights [4, 7, 23].
Fatness could be responsible for castrates being juicier than boars.
The results show that fat from castrates is firmer than fat from boars.
As reported elsewhere the lipid from boars contained more unsaturated fatty acids than that from of castrates [6, 9, 29], and explains why the boar fat was softer than the castrate fat.
Similarly, the higher firmness index in the castrates reflects the changes in the fatty acid profile towards increasing proportion of SFA with a corresponding decrease in the proportion of PUFA which makes the castrate fat firmer [6,9,29].
The results from this experiment have shown that both boars and castrates can be used for the production of quality pork and pork fat suitable for human consumption.
11] Wood JD and M Enser Comparison of boar and castrates for bacon production.