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That’s right, certain Australian beetles will try to copulate with discarded beer bottles, but they have to be of the right type - brown ones with bobbly bits on them. This fascinating observation made almost 30 years ago has finally landed entomologists Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz with an Ig Nobel Prize. The Igs are the “alternative” version to the rather more sober Nobel awards announced in Sweden next week.

(via BBC News - Beetle’s beer bottle sex wins Ig Nobel Prize)

That’s right, certain Australian beetles will try to copulate with discarded beer bottles, but they have to be of the right type - brown ones with bobbly bits on them. This fascinating observation made almost 30 years ago has finally landed entomologists Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz with an Ig Nobel Prize. The Igs are the “alternative” version to the rather more sober Nobel awards announced in Sweden next week.

(via BBC News - Beetle’s beer bottle sex wins Ig Nobel Prize)

#insects #beetles #Australia #Ig Nobel Prize

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