You think you’re romantic with your flowers and chocolate?
Here are the top five die hard– literally–
romantics of the animal kingdom.
The female praying mantis is infamous for devouring
her partner during coitus.
She starts at the arms, and then finishes with his head.
Honeybee drones fight like hell to mate with the queen.
Few are successful, and the lucky ones
who actually fertilize the queen have their penis explode while
still inside her.
And sex organs rip out of their body.
And then he dies.
The male redback spider offers his body for the female to eat,
wiggling his abdomen in front of her mouth.
While she prepares to eat him, he inseminates her.
In the mammal family, most antechinuses only
live one year, and that’s because they
die from having crazy, crazy sex.
Once a year these rodents have been
known to engage in full on orgies for up to 12 hours.
Two weeks later, most collapse and die from exhaustion.
99% of anglerfish males die as virgins, alone
in the black depths of the ocean.
The lucky 1% of male anglerfish who finds females
will bite into the female’s body and become fused to her.
He then supplies her with sperm while
losing function of his fins and eyes,
and then dies as he literally becomes one with her.
Which animal do you think is the most romantic?
And do you know what a lamprey is?
If you watch Game of Thrones, you might.
Also, no spoiler alerts.
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