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Science Confirms: Being a Good Dad Kills You Earlier (if You’re a Beetle)
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Science Confirms: Being a Good Dad Kills You Earlier (if You’re a Beetle)

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In a study that in no way has to do with human fathers, scientists at the University of Cambridge found that all the good dads in the burying beetle world were dying younger.

Burying beetles, BTW, are these nasty-ass bugs that find dead birds and mice and bury the carcass. They then lay their eggs near it, and the larvae hatch, crawl into the carcass and feed on the dead animal and we all throw up just thinking about it.

But we’re going somewhere with this.

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