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    Why prolonged sex is dangerous: It can get you killed

    Why prolonged sex is dangerous: It can get you killed
    Mating can be dangerous. At least 100 years ago, biologists began to speculate that sex in the animal kingdom could be a very risky business. The noises can attract predators, the male is distracted and he has less energy to fight off an attacker or to run away. Perhaps that is why males almost always attempt to finish so quickly. Surprisingly, however, there has been little evidence to support this hypothesis until recently. Two lab studies and one in the field have shown that mating increases the risk of predation in freshwater amphipods, water striders and locusts.

    Now a new study shows very strong evidence of the effect in flies.

    Stefan Greif and his colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, and his colleagues filmed a colony of Natterer's bats living in a cowshed near Marburg with a large number of houseflies. The flies rarely fly at night, sitting or running on the ceiling where the background echoes hide them from the bats. Finding the flies is nearly impossible for the bats.

    But when the flies copulate, the researchers reported Monday in the journal Current Biology, they make a distinctive noise that the bats can home in on. Of the 1,105 acts of copulation observed by the researchers, bats attacked 59 times, consuming both flies almost all the time — thereby obtaining a two-for-one dinner.

    To show that it was not simply the increased size of the copulating couple that attracted the bats, the researchers pinned flies in a copulating position to the ceiling. The bats ignored them. But when the team played the sounds of copulation through speakers, the bats attacked the speakers.

    Said Greif: "Sex kills."
    And if the bats aren't enough, be sure you don't upset your harem:

    In an extraordinary case of jealousy, a Nigerian man - husband of six - was allegedly raped to death by his five spouses as he was paying too much attention to his sixth wife in east-central Benue state. Uroko Onoja, a wealthy businessman, was having sex with his youngest wife when the other five women attacked him with knives and sticks, demanding that he have sex with all of them at once.

    Onoja, who resisted their attack, was overpowered by the women who ordered that the sex march begin with the youngest wife and to continue in that order to the top, Nigeria's Daily reported. Onoja stopped breathing when the fifth woman was making her way to the bed.

    According Onoja's youngest wife, five other spouses ran into the forest realising that their husband is no more. Village head Okpe Odoh said that the matter had been reported to the police, who have already arrested two of the wives following the incident last week.
    “There are known knowns; these are things that we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, these are things that we now know that we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – these are things that we do not know that we don’t know.”

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    And I thought you were referring to this story...

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/fi...-death/979270/

    Five 'jealous' wives rape Nigerian man to death

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace2000 View Post
    And I thought you were referring to this story...

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/fi...-death/979270/

    Five 'jealous' wives rape Nigerian man to death
    Look again. That was the second part of my post.
    “There are known knowns; these are things that we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, these are things that we now know that we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns – these are things that we do not know that we don’t know.”

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    lucky man' what a way to go. We should all be so lucky. Just shocked that it took only 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. R. Oglodyte View Post
    Look again. That was the second part of my post.
    LOL - Yes, I did miss that... sorry, I got lost in the bat story.

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    And where, may I ask, is the infamous JLB on this most interesting topic?
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    Someone must have told him to go jump in the lake.

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    There is that, Tony....
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    This doesn't surprise me one bit. I have always suspected that my wife might take me out. That "till death do ye part" line was my first clue. I am sure she will find another method.

    Mark

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