These Animals Have the Worst Sex in the World
It is fair to say we belong to a species obsessed by sex. We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun. In fact, as two recent review papers show, it is a war zone, involving penis fencing and love darts. In 1897, the Italian zoologist Constantino Ribaga discovered a strange organ in female bedbugs, halfway up the abdomen. He suggested they used it to produce sound, like cicadas. But something wasn’t right: In the bundle of cells underneath this organ he found large quantities of sperm. How did they get there? At the time, puzzled scientists concluded males must flood females with sperm, and the female digested the excess—as a “nuptial gift”—using this organ. But this theory was tenuous at best. It wasn’t until 1913 that males were observed stabbing females through this organ with a horrifying syringe-like penis, then copulating with the wound. Sperm swim directly to the ovaries through the body cavity. This has been termed “traumatic insemination.” In the first of the two papers, appearing in Biological Reviews, Rolanda Lange and colleagues at the University of Tuebingen in Germany and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom show that similar behavior occurs across invertebrates. (via Invertebrate bad sex: Love darts, penis fencing, traumatic insemination, penis stabbing.)
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This couple’s first kiss took on a life of it’s own, the chemistry was awesome, I wonder if they were able to explore it some more…I hope so :)
Just found out this was actually a viral for clothes.. They’re all actors.
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Dark Brotherhood ANGL Hoodie Review
Joining the Dark Brotherhood can be difficult (and messy), but you can skip the deadly initiation with this Dark Brotherhood ANGL Hoodie from the Bethesda Store. The hoodie design is inspired by the shrouded robes typically worn by the Brotherhood, with wine-colored sleeves and an oversized hood. The hoodie has a cross-body zipper that looks effortlessly stylish, whether it’s worn half zipped with a cowl or zipped up completely. It’s available for pre-sale right now for $58 at the Bethesda Store.
I think my favorite part of this hoodie is the lightweight, but warm fabric. It’s a mixture of cotton and polyester, without a lining. The hoodie is thick enough to keep warm in Skyrim temperatures and thin enough to stay cool in Elsweyr. The pockets are open, but are placed in such a way that it’s almost impossible for things to fall out - which is a big plus when you’re looting your last target.
The hoodie has a subtle reference to Skyrim with the “We Know” logo that only fans of the franchise will recognize. I also love the wine colored accents and the large cowl because they look inspired by the shrouded robes the Brotherhood wears. It’s all very Skyrim looking, while still being stylish. My only complaint with the design is that it’s difficult to style when it’s open because the large cowl can look a bit busy when unzipped.
The hoodie has a feed for headphones in both pockets, so you can listen to the music of life all day (hint: it’s Silence, my brother). It also has thumb holes that are great for keeping your hands warm, plus it makes you look more like an assassin.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this hoodie to any Elder Scrolls fan. It’s extremely comfortable, stylish, and wearable (especially during this spring transitional weather).
If you’ve never owned a hoodie with a cross-body zipper or are unsure of how to rock this one, definitely check out my video on how to wear the oversize hood/cowl a few different ways.
Disclosure: Dark Brotherhood Hoodie was provided by Bethesda Store and Treehouse Brand Store for Console to Closet to review.