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« Reply #25 on: 14/04/2007 23:08:10 »
*Faints*
 

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« Reply #26 on: 15/04/2007 03:08:06 »
Chum !!..there is a big difference between losing a little bit of foreskin against having your gonads ripped off !!..LOL 
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« Reply #27 on: 15/04/2007 03:38:25 »
Don't worry Seany, its rarely done on humans

Not now, but castrati used to be not uncommon, and if you came from an impoverished background, it was one way of making a living.

Eunuchs were also used in the harems of the ottoman empire, and within the Chinese civil service.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 15/04/2007 16:27:53 »
Shhhh, you'll have Seany fainting again especially as castrati was done to young boys!


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« Reply #29 on: 16/04/2007 01:35:35 »
Erm... I heard that they make your voice stay high-pitched, which is why some singers used to.. *Faints*
 

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« Reply #30 on: 19/04/2007 06:31:39 »
Oh dear god this is totally the wrong thread to read when tired, and also when it's very early in the morning.

But luckily I'm too tired to really think about it  :D
 

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« Reply #31 on: 19/04/2007 15:58:54 »
Wow, some of these topics are just plain crazy!
 

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« Reply #32 on: 19/04/2007 17:56:41 »
Wow, some of these topics are just plain crazy!

It's my favourite place to be  ;)  :D  [O8)]
 

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« Reply #33 on: 19/04/2007 18:12:35 »
And we are glad of that too!
 

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« Reply #34 on: 19/04/2007 20:58:50 »
There are a few records of the last castrati singer. Of course, there always was a problem; how did you identify people who would go on to become good singers when they were young enough that this operation would work?
The simple answer is you couldn't.
That singer wasn't that good an example of the "benefits" of castration. That's what I call a waste.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 20/04/2007 01:34:33 »
There are a few records of the last castrati singer. Of course, there always was a problem; how did you identify people who would go on to become good singers when they were young enough that this operation would work?
The simple answer is you couldn't.
That singer wasn't that good an example of the "benefits" of castration. That's what I call a waste.

However, up until 1900 or so, there were several still sining in opera. The last known Italian castrati died in 1920. Before 1800 practically no women sang the soprano line on stage. And - are you prepared for this? - the castrati were the rock stars of their time. Being one did not prevent them from "operating" their "equipment." They were "shooting blanks."

 
 

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« Reply #36 on: 20/04/2007 13:21:11 »
Off topic again..
 

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