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Weird animal facts
04-10-2006, 09:48 AM
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Weird animal facts



A male flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) can mate and impregnate a female he has never met. No other animal is known to have sex by proxy in this way. Many males often mate with each female. The first male will deposit sperm in the female, then a second will arrive and use its spiny genitalia to scrape out his competitor's sperm, before mating itself. Much of the sperm of the first male is carried unwittingly by the second male on its genitalia. One in eight females are fertilised by proxy.


Female brown trout (Salmo trutta) fake orgasms to encourage males to ejaculate prematurely. By doing so, they dupe their partner into thinking it has successfully mated, before the female fish moves on to find a better male with which to do the real thing.


Given the choice of whether to have an alcoholic beverage, or something alcohol free, around in one in 20 vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) become instant binge drinkers, gulping down so much booze that they eventually pass out. Around one in seven are heavy drinkers who like their spirits neat, while most are moderate drinkers who prefer to wash down their alcohol with a little fruit juice. Just one in seven decide not to drink at all.


Java sparrows (Padda oryzivora) appear to prefer the music of some composers. Sparrows will listen longer to music by Bach than by Schoenberg, and prefer Vivaldi to Elliott Carter.

... and many more, including kidnapping penguins, bunny-boiling sparrows, the ant slave trade and flying snakes. Astonishing stuff.

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06-10-2006, 06:00 PM
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Hello Mikado,

We women are often accused of being like trout. We move on sometimes to find a better male.


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06-10-2006, 07:34 PM
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Apparently a pig's orgasm last for half an hour!

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06-10-2006, 08:42 PM
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PJ Wrote:Apparently a pig's orgasm last for half an hour!

So if reincarnation does exist you wanna come back as a pig...right Peej? :blink:

Or you could go all Southern and visit the lovely yokels from Deliverance...cue banjo music! :ohmy:

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