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The evolution of sexual cannibalism in praying mantises still isn't fully understood -- at least from the male's perspective. Being eaten by the female nourishes the future mother, but being dead really kind of cramps his style for other matings.

There's even a theory that since the male's movements during copulation are controlled by a nerve center in his mid-section, by biting off his head, the female can improve the chance of successful fertilization -- perhaps the earliest known example of "Just relax, honey. You're thinking too much."
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