Turns out there’s a type of ant that reproduces entirely without males! At first the scientists were all, “Preposterous! Impossible!” but then they used Science to determine they were wronger than words pluralized with apostrophes. Quoth the article:
“One study in particular … showed that the ants reproduced in the lab without males, and that no amount of stress induced the production of males.”
I find it deeply amusing that the first method tried to get the ants to produce males was to place the poor devils under stress. One wonders what methods they used to induce stress. Perhaps they began paying them less, or calling them “hon.”
I could expositate on the implications of such a scientific discovery for several more hours, but I have to get back to my artery-clogging breakfast of pork products and cholesterol derivatives.
Full article: Ant Has Given Up Sex Completely, Researchers Confirm
*Note: Photo from Alex Wild at http://www.alexanderwild.com