This time, “explode” isn’t just a metaphor

The L.A. Times has an interesting op/ed piece on the sex life of ants. (The Times is always taking an unflinching look at controversial issues no other paper would touch.) The events, post coitus, for male ants leave something to be desired.

If two ants do manage to connect, the much-smaller male attaches himself to the female and inseminates her, whereupon his genitalia explode and he falls to the ground, lifeless.

Yeah, I’ve had dates like that.

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