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Moles with Moves

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Hottentot golden moles live underground — not so bad because they're blind and navigate by smell and touch. Still, some scientists spend years studying them, and in a recent Mammalian Biology issue, South African researchers disclosed females choose mates mostly by penis size. While some human females also favor this particular "pre-copulatory mechanism," scientists hypothesized the moles' reliance on touch leaves them no alternative.

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