FWD: True Lust

Rohit Khare (khare@pest.w3.org)
Wed, 1 May 96 09:42:50 -0400

> >>Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 15:20:40 -0400 (EDT) From: "B. K. Oxley (binkley)
> >><Brian.Oxley@Novasoft.COM>" <binkley>
> >>
> >>Last night there was a show on Discovery about Australian golden beetles.
> >>The males choose the females for their size (the bigger the better), their
> >>color (golden amber) and the little bumps on their wing covers (textured
> >>kind of like a football) which they caress with their little beetle paws
> >>while they do it. Well....the golden beetle population was rapidly
> >>decreasing, which alarmed the down-under entomologists something fierce.
> >>
> >>Turns out the males were mating with beer bottles tossed by the side of the
> >>road - right color, right bumpy texture along the bottom, and size - Yahoo!
> >>The poor horny males must have thought they had found the queen mother of
> >>all females, but she turned out to be an empty lager bottle. Australian
> >>breweries responded by eliminating the bumpy texture and saved the beetles.