“That is a really big step.” indeed. that’s right folks, contrary to what our mammalian pride might have us believe, recent research suggests our slimy Microbrachius dicki… friends beat us at doing the do about 385 million years ago.
“Constrained by their anatomy, the fish probably had to mate side by side.
“They couldn’t have done it in a ‘missionary position’,” said Prof Long. “The very first act of copulation was done sideways, square-dance style.”
we won’t hold it against them but starting off by doing it side-to-side instead of the natural, universally accepted from-behind was a brave yet stupid move and Evolution rightly punished them for this nonsense. “Surprisingly, the researchers think this first attempt to reproduce internally was not around for long. As fish evolved, they reverted back to spawning. It took another few million years for copulation to make a come-back, reappearing in ancestors of sharks and rays.” dummies…
“It is very remarkable that we haven’t noticed this before.”
these guys look like cute little robots with sporty sunglasses. i think this would make a lovely tattoo.