The Great Sperm Race Game


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When we discovered The Great Sperm Race game on the website of our friends at Channel 4, it was office mayhem.

“I made it to the cervix!”

“Why does my sperm keep running into the acid walls?”

“Wow, I had no idea how hard it was to be a sperm”

After awhile, someone finally cheered…

“I made a baby!”

Let’s just say it’s been an addictive hit in the office. Our Digital Marketing guy can beat it in 3 minutes. It’s true, I witnessed it. I haven’t beat it yet though!

Try it for yourself >>

Sizing Up Sperm uses real people to represent 250 million sperm on their marathon quest to be first to reach a single egg. The special premieres Sunday March 14 at 9P et/pt.

Comments

  1. 4kat
    March 15, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Ever hear of Emily Martin’s *"The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles*? Might be worth it for your ENTIRE office to check it out for insights such as these:

    "That the picture of egg and sperm drawn in popular as well as scientific accounts of reproductive biology relies on stereotypes central to our cultural definitions of male and female. The stereotypes imply not only that female biological processes are less worthy than their male counterparts but also that women are less worthy than men."

    But of course it’s "just a game," so no harm done, right? And of course women love it when their reproductive organs are rendered as objects for a quest, because that makes women feel worthy.

  2. sharon
    March 16, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around the throw-away line about how women drive evolution based on the mates they "choose".
    So women have always had a choice in who they mated with?

    (And don’t get me started on the Baron-Cohen documentary with his tired male-superiority tapdance: men think, women "feel")

    Really NatGeo, what about some balance and perspective that’s not male-oriented?
    I can get this perspective from Playboy.