Posts Tagged 'life expectancy'

Tikker – The Watch That Counts Down Your Life

tikkercarousel-sMyTikker.com is accepting pre-orders for Tikker – The Death Watch ($59.00). The watch counts down the time until you are expected to exit this mortal coil. I find it rather depressing, but I would probably feel more optimistic about this gadget if I were 20 years younger. If you are not creeped out and want your own Death Watch, get it HERE.

 

Guppies – Zombie Studs Of Nature

guppy-sAccording to Science Daily –

June 12, 2013 — Performing experiments in a river in Trinidad, a team of evolutionary biologists has found that male guppies continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die, living on as stored sperm in females, who have much longer lifespans (two years) than males (three-four months). Reznick explained that male guppies are brightly colored and very variable in coloration. Females prefer males with rare color patterns. A dead male with a long-lost color pattern can later give birth to a son who can now be preferred by females because he is different from all other males in the population. Because some females live so long, those sons can appear more than two generations after the father’s death.

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