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Research published in February by Britain's Royal Society science association found that male guppies in mating mode prefer to congregate with plainer, less colorful males, probably to look better by comparison. Said Italian researcher Clelia Gasparini, "You want to impress [a female potential mate]." Would you "look more attractive in comparison with [the dowdy, awkward comic star] Mr. Bean or George Clooney?"

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