YEAH SCIENCE: The Bizarre World of Animal Sex [Click for full post]
In “Yeah Science” Malibu Einstein covers all the weird, twisted parts of science they won’t talk about on PBS.
Here is what your sex life would look like if you were a clownfish: if you are the biggest one in the group, congrats! You get to be the girl. The second biggest character in the room is now the boy. Everyone else doesn’t develop gonads. Now, you and second-largest-what’shisface retire to some cozy sea anemone to breed and the rest of the school just hangs out, contemplating what it might be like to have real genitals. Now, if something happens to you, as the only breeding female, no sweat! One of those non-breeders will gain weight until they are as big as you, and presto change-o; this anemone is less of a sausage fest than it once was. Every time I see Finding Nemo emblazoned across some young student’s backpack I can’t help but think about what a beautiful and fertile female Nemo might have grown up to be some day with just a few more ounces of weight on his frame. [Keep Reading]