This Worm Shoots Himself In The Head With His Sperm To Impregnate Himself

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Everyone has indulged in a bit of do it yourself when you’ve been single, alone or just bored, but this flatworm has taken things to a whole new level.

Apparently, if said flatworm can’t find a partner and wants to get pregnant, it will shoot itself in the face with sperm and actually impregnate itself.

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According to Science News:

Lonely hermaphroditic flatworms with needle-tipped male organs apparently inject themselves with sperm in whatever body region is easy to stab.

If raised alone in the lab, a tiny Macrostomum hystrix flatworm ends up with sperm distributed oddly around its body, researchers report July 1 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. More sperm gets injected into the head and upper body and less into their rears than in counterparts with social opportunities, says co-author Steven Ramm of Bielefeld University in Germany.

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