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

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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Dads: Your Baby Might Look Like Your Spouse’s Ex
6 years ago

Dads: Your Baby Might Look Like Your Spouse’s Ex

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Fruit Fly Sex

If you found yourself playing “Baby Looks Like” bingo and had that one square you couldn’t stamp, it might be because you didn’t add “my spouse’s ex-boyfriend” to the card. Turns out that a recent study found that maybe – just maybe – your baby inherited some of their looks from an old notch on mom’s bedpost.

This study out of the University of New South Wales has it all: sperm, sex, doubt, fear, and past lovers. Oh, and fruit flies. And because of that, I guess, no technical link to human babies, but let’s not mire in the details here, people.

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More Animal Fathers
9 years ago

More Animal Fathers

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Because we’re trying to reach a new demographic here at 8BitDad, we’re totally cramming posts about animal fathers down your throat lately. Plus, this stops us from posting celebrity …
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Ultimate Animal Dads
9 years ago

Ultimate Animal Dads

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You think you’re a hardcore dad? Check out Animal Planet’s “Ultimate Animal Dads” playlist the next time you’re whining about having to give your baby a 1am bottle.

If …
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