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Male Fruit Flies Who Get Rejected By The Ladies Choose To Booze

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Hey guys! We know you probably don't think about fly sex too much, but it turns out that the little buggers are a lot like you!

A recent fruit fly porno study has revealed that when a male gets rejected by a lady he's trying to bang copulate with, he goes straight to the bottle. Or rather, straight to the dropper thingy.

In the video above, fruit flies prove that they have feelings to and when they get hurt, they like to get wasted and

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Can Male Flies Get Too Sexy?

Filed under: Insects

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Is there such thing as too sexy?

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have proven it's possible.

The researchers engineered a population of male Drosophila serrata flies to release excess amounts of a combination of pheromones that female flies find super sexy.

Then, through a process of selective breeding, they studied the descendants of the supercharged males.

The study found that while sexual attractiveness in male fruit flies increased over generations, after seven generations the females stop mating with them.

Meaning - there is a biological cost to being too attractive.

Although male sexual traits are often obvious in animals, like the bright colors of a peacock tail and the mane of a lion, an overabundance of sexuality may not be a good thing.

What can human's take from this? One researcher says -

"that very attractive individuals may well have something wrong with them — they may not be as good as they seem to be at first glance.”

We're still not ready to feel bad for Brad Pitt.

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Fatty Flies

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & True

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Who would have thought that fruit flies suffer with the woes of weight as well??

It is interesting to know that those bothersome flies share the same desire to over-eat as we do!

Apparently this desire to eat more than necessary is hard coded into our DNA!

How crazy is this?!

Next time you see a fruit fly hovering around your food, tell them to think about the calories!

[Image via AP Images.]

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