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Oldest sex fossil shows bugs did it missionary style

Froghoppers did it missionary style <i>(Image: Li, Shih et Ren)</i>

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06 Nov
Charles Fernyhough @cfernyhough
Paleontologist spends 10yrs looking thru 500,000+ insect fossils; finally finds them shagging: http://t.co/Kh8Gtnt1dE via @RogerHighfield
06 Nov
Roger Highfield @RogerHighfield
If you think your sex life is in a rut, consider these froghoppers: in missionary position for 165 million years. http://t.co/mi5wNL6fLW