Monday, March 08, 2010


adj. Swaddling isn't just for infants, you know.

Real citation: "To test the idea that horns help females compete more effectively, the researchers bred beetles in the lab and counted their offspring under a variety of circumstances. When females of different sizes had to compete for dung, the larger ones flourished while smaller ones produced very few dung-swaddled eggs. And when researchers paired females of about the same body size, those with proportionately heftier horns had more offspring."
(March 2, 2010, Susan Milius, "Rise of female weaponry driven by poop fights," Science Daily,

Made-up citation: "Do you prefer dung-swaddled bacon or bacon-swaddled dung? (Market research)."

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