I had great plans for today, a whole list of things I was going to get done. I started off well but, by mid-afternoon, I was falling asleep at my desk. I mess up my sleep patterns so much on the weekends that I can't seem to get through Monday without a nap. Ah well, I felt much better afterward.
I did find the time to read this though:
Just about everyone has heard that the female praying mantis eats the head of its mate after sex. But were you aware that often the female mantis will consume its mate's head during sex? Shockingly, this doesn't deter the male from finishing what he's begun. That's right. If the male mantis has mounted the female before she begins to devour his head, he will successfully complete copulation without it. Most women have always suspected this would be the case with their human counterparts as well. From Things About the Animal Kingdom Your Parents Never Told You.
Link via Dave Barry.
Posted by Ripley on February 03, 2003