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Saturday, February 19, 2005

Food Or Sex?

If you are a male cockroach, the answer isn't "food" -- even if you are starving.

The compound that lures males to their potential mates is so powerful that cockroaches near death from starvation will forgo peanut butter for a chance to copulate, said Coby Schal, a professor of entomology at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the study, published today in the journal Science.

No word on whether or not the pair might be open to combining the two for a particularly kinky time.


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