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The weirdest mating habits of the animal kingdom, explained using humans [Animal Behavior]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The animal kingdom is brimming with fauna who get their rocks off in surprisingly unorthodox ways, and it adds an extra level of curiosity when you depict these behaviors using anthropomorphic models. Illustrator Humon has done just that. Oh hyenas, giving birth through your positively epic clitorises and whatnot. More »
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"Sneaky" squid packs bigger sperm, likes to shoot and leave [Animal Behavior]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (3 years ago)

Smaller squid make up for their size by producing bigger sperm than their larger competitors. Scientists believe the bigger sperm, in combination with an unorthodox mating tactic, provide a way for these modestly-sized squid to pass... Read Post

This gruesome 1889 biology book outlined the many ways animals will kill us [Biology]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (3 years ago)

In J.W. Buel's 1889 book Sea and Land, the author laid out many delightfully quaint illustrations of the Earth's flora and fauna. Many of these pictures detailed the myriad hilarious ways the animal kingdom eats humans, with creatur... Read Post

Female chickens have the weirdest birth control method ever [Animal Behavior]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (3 years ago)

Female chickens are among the most promiscuous members of the animal kingdom, with wild and domestic fowl alike tending to mate with way more males than necessary to fertilize their eggs. More » Read Post

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