The Kingdom


The sex life of the anglerfish, according to a interview in November with evolutionary biologist Theodore Pietsch, is as dismal as any on planet Earth: "Boy meets girl, boy bites girl, boy's mouth fuses to girl's body, boy lives the rest of his life attached to girl, sharing her blood and supplying her with sperm." Only 1 percent of males ever hook up with females (because the ocean floor is dark), said Pietsch. The rest starve to death as virgins.

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