Lethal Mating Rituals

Spider Species Dies During Sex

For the first time, scientists have identified a member of the animal kingdom that dies spontaneously during sex.

While other animals, such as salmon and mayflies, die shortly after mating, the male Argiope aurantia is the first known species for which mating is an instantaneous trigger for death.I’m out of fresh quips, add clever remarks or jokes in the comments. I’ll add the best one to the end of the story tomorrow night…

Update: (Paraphrasing Jaboobie) – If this happened in humans, alcohol consumption would be nonexistant.

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  1. jaboobie July 9, 2003
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