, The little brown spots found in the center region of the cross section of a banana are its aborted ovules. backyardnature.net/mexnat…
- Corn silk or ovules are crucial to the growth of kernels. Each kernel has one piece of silk and when the silk is fertilized by a grain of pollen it grows. On average 1000 ovules form per ear and 400 to 600 will survive until harvested. agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/…
The reason it's called "the birds and the bees" is because it's a metaphor for naturally-occuring events. The "bees" part comes from bees depositing the flowers (a reference to fertilization), and the "birds" part comes from female birds laying eggs (a reference to ovulation). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The state reptile of New Mexico is the New Mexico Whiptail which is an all-female species. They reproduce by parthenogenesis (AKA "virgin birth") but still do mating rituals with other females which is thought to stimulate ovulation. animalia.bio/new-mexico-w…
Today I learned about Superfecundation and Superfetation. Rare but possible in humans, in Superfecundation the mother produces several eggs at the same time, they are fertilized by different fathers, and she has twins. Superfetation is when a woman ovulates while pregnant and has two pregnancies at once. babymed.com/twins/twins-t…
There is a specific bark of a male cheetah that causes females to ovulate. nationalgeographic.com/an…
"A rabbit differs from other mammals in that the female ovulates after being mounted by a male. This is called induced ovulation. This is the only time she produces an egg." rabbit.org/adoption/why-n…
1/3 women feel a cramping sensation when they're releasing an egg during ovulation helloclue.com/articles/cy…
Women still have eggs after menopause, however the body is no longer producing/reacting to hormones necessary for ovulation pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
In rare instances when twins are conceived by different fathers, it's called heteropaternal superfecundation, which occurs when two or more of a woman's eggs are fertilized by different men within the same ovulation period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Up until the 1960β€²s, the only reliable pregnancy test was to inject a woman’s urine into a female African clawed frog. If the woman was pregnant, the frog would ovulate within 12 hours. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Ovulating women are more than 3 times more likely to wear a red or pink shirt than women at low conception risk. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
During Ovulation, as Estrogen Increases, β€œFerning” or Crystal Patterns can be Viewed in Dried Samples of Saliva. longdom.org/open-access/t…
Male cat's penises have sharp barbs that irritate the female cat's vagina during sex. This is required for the female cat to ovulate and become pregnant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The genetic predisposition for having twins only applies to the mother. It is her family history which influences the chances of her having hyper ovulation huggies.com.au/childbirth…
Women's fertility affects their preference for male partners. When most fertile, they prefer men with more "masculine" traits; when pregnant or in a non-fertile part of the cycle, they seek the "nice-guy provider". Men can tell; lap dancers earn more money when ovulating. psychologytoday.com/artic…
Until the 1960β€²s, the only reliable pregnancy test was to inject a woman’s urine into a female African clawed frog. If the woman was pregnant, the frog would ovulate within 12 hours. slate.com/articles/news_a…
Women avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation newsroom.ucla.edu/release…
A small study shows female dancer's tips depends heavily on their cycle, making the most when they ovulate. But dancers on birth control have no difference in tip amount. sciencedirect.com/science…
Androstenol is the scent produced by fresh male sweat, and is attractive to females. Androstenone is produced by male sweat after exposure to oxygen and is perceived as highly unpleasant by females (except during ovulation, when their responses change from β€˜negative’ to β€˜neutral’). sirc.org/publik/smell_att…
Some 20% of women experience an acute pain called Mittelschmerz when they ovulate, being able to predict the exact moment of ovulation and from which ovary mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Sperm can live inside a woman's vagina for up to 5 days waiting for her to begin ovulation. mayoclinic.com/health/pre…
A study from 2004 found that human females become more physically attractive during the period between ovulation and menses ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
As part of their mating ritual, giraffes perform the 'Flehmen Sequence', whereby the male rubs the female's posterior until she urinates so he can taste if she is ovulating and ready to mate. africa-wildlife-detective…
In one study, women closer to the peak of their ovulatory cycle were able to identify heterosexual and homosexual men significantly better than their non-ovulating counter parts. artsci.utoronto.ca/main/n…
Strippers make significantly more money while they're ovulating. nytimes.com/2007/12/09/ma…
Nine-banded armadillos consistently give birth to identical quadruplets. Only one egg is ovulated and then the embryo splits four ways. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Because ovulating heterosexual women have increased natural testosterone production, they tend to be physically attracted to men with more masculine facial traits, such as a broad forehead, relatively longer lower face, prominent chin and brow, a chiseled jaw and defined cheekbones en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
Women are more attractive while they are ovulating. livescience.com/25457-fer…
A frog was the mainstream pregnancy test in the 1950s. If a woman’s urine injected into the frog caused it to lay eggs, then the woman was pregnant. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Scientists can track women's ovulation with a technique called "spinnbarkeit" which measures the ability to form a bubble from the vaginal lubrication ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
Twins can be sired by two different fathers from separate acts of sexual intercourse during a woman's ovulation, known as Heteropaternal Superfecundation ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9…
Echidna males have 4 penises (which they use 2 at a time) and during mating season line up by age to run a train on an ovulating female. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ech…
To tell if a woman is ovulating, see if her cervical mucus dries in a "fern" pattern endotext.org/female/femal…
During ovulation, women are more attracted to 'manly men', which covers certain smells, dominance, a masculine, symmetrical face and body, and a deeper voice. "On fertile days women prefer the George Clooney type of guys, the sexy ones", said Martie Haselton, a UCLA professor of psychology. techtimes.com/articles/34…
, there is a German word used in the medical community to describe the mild pain many women experience during ovulation. That word is "Mittleschmerz." mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
The "Morning-After Pill" does not cause an abortion but actually prevents fertilization by disrupting ovulation. If fertilization has already occurred, the progesterone pill does nothing. That hormone is being released naturally now anyway en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eme…
Female pandas ovulate only once a year in spring and can conceive only during the first three days afterwards nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
Women are more lilely to cheat on their partner during ovulation. m.livescience.com/10828-b…
A study done at the University of Toronto and Turfs university found that ovulating women were better at identifying a man's sexuality based on their appearance alone sciencedaily.com/releases…
Today I learned of a small town in South-West Africa that has the highest number of twin births in the whole world--coming in at 4 times higher than average. Studies suggest this is due to their high consumption of yams, a food high in phytoestrogen, an estrogen compound that stimulates ovulation. vanguardngr.com/2013/05/c…
A dogs can produce a litter where each puppy has a different father due to the mother releasing her eggs at differing stages during ovulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Female pandas ovulate only once a year for a short period of two to four days. This is partly the reason why birth rates of pandas are so low. askascientist.co.uk/biolo…
Female pandas ovulate once per year and are fertile only 2-3 days. Panda mother is 900 times bigger than her new born cub. Pandas don't have to hunt because they are surrounded by food, have no predators except humans and don't hibernate unlike bears facts.randomhistory.com/g…
Today I learned of the Bufo pregnancy test. Popular prior to hormonal testing in the 1960s, this test consisted of injecting a frog with a woman's urine, then seeing if it caused the frog to ovulate within 24 hours for a positive result wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregna…
The urine of a pregnant woman can make certain frogs ovulate smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Male giraffes nudge the bottoms of female giraffes, which causes them to urinate. The males taste this urine to tell whether they are ovulating or not. ehow.com/info_8512175_gir…
Today I learned of the "ovulation discount", where a company from Denmark offers a prize for conceiving a child while on vacation outside of Denmark. do-it-for-denmark.dk/
Strippers earn more tips right before ovulation. psychologytoday.com/artic…
- Male giraffes will drink the urine of ovulating females to see if she is in heat. blogs.westword.com/latest…

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