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Hot hot news from the world of insects this week, perhaps with insights to be gleaned into the conduct of human relations. It has emerged from research on the sex lives of female fruit-flies that the practice of remaining faithful to just one bed partner is fantastically genetically unwise and can render an entire population …

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Our Human...

..."royalty" is so much better.

Of course it is nice to believe that our leaders are concerned for the welfare of the society.

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I hope those fruit flies are over 18

Think of the dirty minded censoring politicians.

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Boffin

days?

Fruit flies reach maturity in about 2 weeks, and die in about 2 months.

Any chance of getting rid of politicians in two months?

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Welcome

Evolving Ants

Well, surely if they continue to "evolve" their society in similar patterns to humans I, for one, welcome our new Ant overlords.... etc...

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FAIL

Not one of the best

El Reg Playmobil reconstructions.

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Paris Hilton

Hey....

....most of my ex-girlfriends were born again fruit flies...

Paris cos she is a wannabe fruit fly..

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Anonymous Coward

Are

you sure we didn't have the same g/friends ?

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Would it be A Good Thing if...

... selfish MPs were slaughtered by gangs of enraged navvies? Seems to work for the ants.

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Black Helicopters

@ian 22

Likewise most state and federal guvmint tw*ts in the former colonies.

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Mummy's little baby, Daddy's little maybe

Well to geneticists it is well known that a not insignificant percentage of children are not the off spring of the mothers "normal partner"

Research suggests that while men are programmed to bonk anyone they get the chance, women are programmed to find a good father to help her look after her brood and then when fertile to go out and find a good father to sire them. So perhaps there are genetic reasons for this in humans too.

In many societies there is a certain amount of interbreeding. Infidelity here probably keeps the gene pool fresh.

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Royal B.O....

"Poorly understood negotiations between the rival aristocrats and the worker mobs are apparently carried on via the traditional ant communication medium of B.O."

As I suspected!!!

Deodorants block the human ability to communicate!

I smell corporate conspiracy...

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Insect furniture

"It has emerged from research on the sex lives of female fruit-flies that the practice of remaining faithful to just one bed partner is fantastically genetically unwise..."

Thanks for this illuminating and instructive article. Until now, I had no inkling whatsoever that fruit flies even had beds.

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Where were the promiscuous fruit-flies from?

Essex, by any remote chance? What they're mating on looks awfully like the material of the back seat of a Ford Escort..

Oh, El Reg. What've you done? Forget reverse cowgirl, we've now got the "fruit-fly position". Mercifully, my missus' rump isn't (proportionately) that big to allow such gymnastics.

I can put a beer-glass on it when we're standing in the pub, however...

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NSFWFI

Not Safe For Work For Insectophiliacs, perhaps...

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: NSFWFI

Mouseover, innit.

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Big Brother

Deoderant Conspiracy

It's the "aluminum illuminati" at work....

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Wow.

It's like the Big Brother house, only smaller.

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Fruit Flys ≠ Humans

Unfortunately for the males of the human species. (*SIGH*)

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