Male honeybees, on the other hand, sacrifice themselves on the altar of love. Upon climax with the queen, he explodes, and his genitals rip from his body, leaving the mutilated member as a kind of chastity belt.

If you look closely, you'll see that each male honeybee sports, on the tip of his phallus, a hairy structure that can dislodge the severed genitalia of his predecessor.

It must be fun to be a science journalist.
  2003-02-17 18:26 Z