Today I learned about male Australian semelparous phascogales, a tiny marsupial, that have such frantic sex that it can kill them. They copulate for up to 14 hours at a time, during which their muscles start to break down so that every ounce of energy can be diverted into mating. theconversation.com/doing…
Fruit flies are considered model organisms to understand human alcoholism. Also, after extensive binge drinking males are known to engage in homosexual behavior nature.com/news/2008/0801…
The director of The Notebook wanted someone "not handsome" for the male lead in the movie, so he cast Ryan Gosling for the role. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In English and German culture, Death is typically portrayed as male, but in French, Spanish, and Italian culture, it is not uncommon for Death to be female. In the Netherlands, Death is sometimes referred to as 'Uncle Hendrik'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
In the 1700s, King Louis XIV and other males began wearing high heels as a sign of status. But soon their popularity and a race for increasingly higher heels required regulation; Β½ inch for commoners, 1 inch for the bourgeois, 1Β½ inches for knights, 2 inches for nobles and 2Β½ inches for princes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
Today I learned about KauaΚ»i ʻōʻō, a now-extinct species of bird, endemic to the island of Kaua'i in Hawaii. The last individual ever was a male, and he was recorded singing a mating call, to a female that would never come. He died in 1987. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kau…
An Australian beer company had to change the design of its beer bootle because male jewel beetles were mating with the bottle thinking it was a female. This odd behaviour was observed in 1983 by two biologists. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Country singer Loretta Lynn had more songs banned from radio than every other male country artist combined in the 20th century. cocaineandrhinestones.com…
Today I learned about the Sacred Band of Thebes, an elite Theban army unit made up of 150 pairs of male lovers. They were a highly successful unit through the 4th century BC, ending Spartan domination at the Battle of Battle of Leuctra. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
Today I learned of Diego, a tortoise whose high libido helped save his species. He & E5 (another male) brought the population from 15 to 2,000, and now the species is considered self-sufficient. After 80 years in captivity, Diego is now retired in the GalΓ‘pagos, where he'll spend the rest of his life having sex omaha.com/eedition/sunris…
Cannabidiol (CBD), derived from Cannabis, may help treat schizophrenia. Pregnant rats were treated to cause symptoms of schizophrenia in their offspring. Half of their male babies were given CBD for 3 weeks. Their social and memory deficits were reduced compared to their untreated siblings. nature.com/articles/npp20…
Male turkey will sometimes form alliances with siblings where a subordinate male assists his brother to find a mate and protect her but only the dominate male mates. The younger male will never mate throughout his entire life but lives only to assist the larger male. core.ac.uk/download/pdf/2…
Male fertility is highly correlated with the length between the scrotum and anus aka the taint. And the average size is 2 inches. io9.gizmodo.com/size-real…
Heating the testes daily efficiently reduces male fertility and can be used as a male-counterpart contraceptive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Some queen ants can live for almost 30 years while male ants live a little more than a week. theconversation.com/six-a…
Suzanne Somers was fired from 'Three’s Company' for asking for equal pay with her male co-star, John Ritter, who was earning five times her salary. biography.com/news/suzann…
During mating, male Anglerfish basically turns into a pair of testicles that's attached to the female to use mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Before the 1930s up to 45% of the male population of Mongolia were Buddhist monks. By the democratic revolution in 1990 there were only 30 practicing monks. digitalcollections.sit.ed…
Juveniles of the endangered Regent Honeyeater are struggling to learn their species' mating call due to there being so few adults. 12% of males were found to be copying other species' songs instead, further contributing to their decline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
Massospora cicadina is a fungus that infects periodical cicadas. Males with Stage I infection mimic the mating behavior of sexually receptive females. This is thought to accelerate the spread of the fungus to uninfected males. nature.com/articles/s4159…
That the Female Black Rain Frog (Breviceps Fuscus) secrete a special sticky substance from their backs, so that the male frogs don't fall off during the act of intercourse. boredpanda.com/black-rain…
Darwinian theory has no explanation for why a species with mating rituals does not completely lose all male genetic variants since females are only attracted to certain specific male characteristics. This is known as the Lek paradox. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lek…
Malaria is caused by an unicellular micro-organism (Plasmodium), a parasite carried by mosquitoes. Plasmodia are able to reproduce themselves depending on their hosts - asexually (without fertilization) in human hosts and sexually (with selfproduced male and female gametocytes) in mosquitoes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
The disorder that causes β€œsmooth brain” is called Lissencephaly. Males are more likely to inherit the disease and are more severely effected. Females who inherit the disease may have mild symptoms, or even appear completely healthy with no symptoms. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
Some marine isopods have alpha males which are large and guard a harem of females, and beta and gamma males which pretend to be females or juveniles to sneak in to the harem and mate with the his females en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Today I learned of fake psychic Eva CarriΓ¨re, who together with lover Juliette would entertain mainly male audiences in 1900s France. During seance she would run around naked and engage sexually with the audience, while Bisson would strip and demand gynecological examination to prove no 'ectoplasm' concealment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
Female muscle stem cells are better than their male counterparts at regenerating lost muscle. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Massopora, a fungus which infects 13 and 17 year cycle cicadas. It can dissolve the gonads of males, cause their butts to fall off, turning them into "flying zombie salt shakers", and can also change the behavior of some males to make them trick other males into trying to breed with them. cicadamania.com/cicadas/c…
75% of mammoth fossils are male, because "male mammothsβ€”young, reckless, foolhardyβ€”were just more likely to get into some kind of trouble and die, from getting stuck in a pit to running afoul of hunting humans." The tar pits, bogs, crevices, and lakes preserved remains well. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of Archaeoindris, an extinct giant lemur of Madagascar that were comparable in size to male gorillas. It was the largest lemur known to have existed. prehistoric-fauna.com/Arc…
An average silver back can deadlift 1800 lb and their grip can crush a crocodile's skull | They are 4 to 9 times stronger than an average human male. animalwised.com/how-stron…
Homo erectus stood about 1.79m (5'10"). Only 17% of modern male humans are taller - Their fossils were the oldest known early humans to have possessed modern human-like body proportions. And they are the longest lived human species around 9 times as long as our own species H.Sapiens. humanorigins.si.edu/evide…
Male dolphins form alliances and aggressively pursue females to mate. The females frequently "bolted", but only managed to escape 1/4 attempts. Male dolphins sometimes also commit infanticide so that their mothers will come back into estrus. Dolphins also occasionally practice incest. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Today I learned of "the Great Male Renunciation" - the late 18th century phenomenon in which Western men stopped using brilliant or refined forms in their dress, which were left to women's clothing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Opossums have 50 teeth – the most of any mammal. They are also the most varied in size of any mammal, with males in the northern range weighing up to twenty times as much as a female in the southern range. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
Due to the use of plastics (that leech hormone-mimicking chemicals), pesticides, & birth control meds, there has been a rise in aquatic animals found with intersex traits. In one US wildlife refuge, 85% of males of a bass species were found with eggs growing in their testes. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The reason why Ancient Greek male statues are depicted with small penises is because they were symbolic to the ideals of male beauty at that time; youthfulness, strength and modesty. Large penises were considered to be vulgar and were associated with savages and evil spirits. theguardian.com/artanddes…
The Daily Mail is a predominantly female newspaper in terms of its readership. In fact, it is the only national British newspaper that has more female readers (somewhere between 52 and 55 per cent, according to surveys) than male independent.co.uk/voices/…
Both male and female sweat have the same componds but in different composition. The difference in each aroma is caused by bacterial enzymes that changes the sweat to produce the smelly compounds. Women have a more oniony fragrance while men have more of a cheesy fragrance. mcgill.ca/oss/article/gen…
Adultery is a felony in the state of Michigan, and when a Married Woman and Single Man commit adultery, the male is also guilty of a felony legislature.mi.gov/(S(fko…
Andre Agassi, one of the greatest ever male tennis players (and husband of Steffi Graf, one of the greatest ever female tennis players), wrote in his autobiography that "I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion, and always have" npr.org/2009/11/11/120248…
Male penguins don’t have penises and penguins just kind of β€œrub holes” to have sex. whaletime.org/2016/10/how…
The Brookesia nana, a tiny chameleon found in Madagascar, was first described in 2021. Adult males and females measure 22 mm and 29 mm in total length, respectively. Unlike most other chameleons, they do not change colors or live in trees, but prefer to live on the forest floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
For birds, some fish, and other species the males have matching chromosomes (ZZ) and the females have dissimilar chromosomes (ZW). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZW_…
Today I learned of all the Mammals, human males are among the 5% of the species who stick around to raise their offspring(investing father's), and the only kind among Apes. youtu.be/cul4L441x9o
Today I learned of Casey Miller who desexed English. She was a lieutenant in WW2 working with intelligence and cryptography, and a foster mom of dozens of children. Together with Kate Swift she battled how the language is overwhelmingly male oriented. The Handbook of Non-Sexist Writing was released in 1980. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The Spotted Hyena is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening. During the mating process, the male's penis enters and exits the female's reproductive tract through her pseudo-penis rather than directly through the vagina, which is blocked by the false scrotum and testes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotte…
Darker manes are correlated to higher testosterone in male lions, resulting in higher levels of aggression and muscle mass. They also get preferential mating with females and other males tend to avoid fighting them. Additionally, they tend to have larger bellies and be well fed. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
Due to the impact of selective breeding on their backs, male French Bulldogs can’t mount females naturally thus requiring artificial insemination for reproduction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Small bugs like ticks hitch rides on larger flying insects in a process called Phoresis. Blister beetle larvae uses Phoresis by emitting fake pheromones to attract a male bee who will then take them for a ride ultimately to a female bee’s nest which they will then parasitize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…

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