... not that we're judging
The world's smallest fly was just discovered in Thailand, though its size isn't what has scientists buzzing. According to the July issue of the journal Annals of the Entomological Society of America, the tiny phorid fly has an unusual predator's side, decapitating ants in the wild and laying eggs inside their heads.
Peculiar? No doubt, but the phorid fly isn't alone in its whacky habits. From snake orgies to urine tasting, here are more of nature's weird animal behaviours.
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Date 14-03-07, Duration 3:49, Views 4084
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