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    A tiny insect has proved that size really doesn't matter - by using its penis to become the loudest creature on Earth.
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    Most would think the 2mm long water boatman would not have much to shout about, seeing as its private parts are thinner than a human hair.
    But its looks have proved deceiving as it can reach an ear-splitting 99.2 decibels by rubbing its penis against its abdomen - which, relative to its body size, makes it the most boisterous bug on the planet.





    The water boatman, or Micronecta scholtzi, has been dubbed 'the singing penis' for the way it serenades potential mates.
    Found all over Europe, the male tries to seduce prospective partners by rubbing its member against its abdomen, while underwater, in a process known as stridulation

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    It is so loud that humans walking along a river bank can hear the noise coming from the bottom of the water.
    But as 99 per cent of the sound is lost when transferring from water to air, it means there is no risk of deafening passers-by.


    Their average song reaches 78.9 decibels, the same as a passing freight train.
    Blue whales are the loudest animals when they sing at 188db, while the rumbling calls of elephants' clock up an impressive 117db.
    But at just 2mm long, the water boatman is the noisiest animal on Earth - once body size is taken into account.
    French and Scottish scientists made the startling discovery





    Researcher Jerome Sueur, from Paris' National Museum of Natural History, was analysing the biodiversity of French streams when he heard the distinctive underwater call.
    At first he believed a much larger insect was responsible for the racket, but when he caught them they did not make the same sound.
    Further investigation revealed it was a particular type of water boatman that was 'singing' its heart out.
    James Windmill, of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, said: 'We were very surprised. We first thought the sound was coming from larger aquatic species.
    'When we identified without any doubt the sound source, we spent a lot of time making absolutely sure that our recordings of the sounds were calibrated correctly.
    'If you scale the sound level they produce against their body size, then they are the loudest animals on Earth.'

    He said a typical sonar array emitted pulses of sounds and then listend back for echoes. A machine the size of a person was needed to make the noise.
    This was in stark contrast to the water boatmen who are only 2mm long.


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    TOP 10 NOISIEST ANIMALS
    1. Blue Whale

    2. Howler Monkey
    3. Grey Wolf
    4. Elephant
    5. Hyena
    6. Lion
    7. Bulldog bat
    8. Kakapo bird
    9. Elephant Seal
    10. U.S. Bullfrog
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    ..............
    Thank you bala

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    the penis is not visible, are you sure it has any??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuad-bs View Post
    the penis is not visible, are you sure it has any??
    its private parts are thinner than a human hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basanti<<< View Post
    Most would think the 2mm long water boatman would not have much to shout about, seeing as its private parts are thinner than a human hair.
    But its looks have proved deceiving as it can reach an ear-splitting 99.2 decibels by rubbing its penis against its abdomen - which, relative to its body size, makes it the most boisterous bug on the planet.





    The water boatman, or Micronecta scholtzi, has been dubbed 'the singing penis' for the way it serenades potential mates.
    Found all over Europe, the male tries to seduce prospective partners by rubbing its member against its abdomen, while underwater, in a process known as stridulation

    Powerful and romantic...Nice share Archu.

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    Great pic........

    Quote Originally Posted by basanti<<< View Post
    it is so loud that humans walking along a river bank can hear the noise coming from the bottom of the water.

    but as 99 per cent of the sound is lost when transferring from water to air, it means there is no risk of deafening passers-by.

    their average song reaches 78.9 decibels, the same as a passing freight train.
    blue whales are the loudest animals when they sing at 188db, while the rumbling calls of elephants' clock up an impressive 117db.
    but at just 2mm long, the water boatman is the noisiest animal on earth - once body size is taken into account.
    french and scottish scientists made the startling discovery




    researcher jerome sueur, from paris' national museum of natural history, was analysing the biodiversity of french streams when he heard the distinctive underwater call.
    at first he believed a much larger insect was responsible for the racket, but when he caught them they did not make the same sound.
    further investigation revealed it was a particular type of water boatman that was 'singing' its heart out.
    james windmill, of the university of strathclyde in glasgow, said: 'we were very surprised. We first thought the sound was coming from larger aquatic species.
    'when we identified without any doubt the sound source, we spent a lot of time making absolutely sure that our recordings of the sounds were calibrated correctly.
    'if you scale the sound level they produce against their body size, then they are the loudest animals on earth.'

    he said a typical sonar array emitted pulses of sounds and then listend back for echoes. A machine the size of a person was needed to make the noise.
    this was in stark contrast to the water boatmen who are only 2mm long.

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    So, What human (man) should learn from this?

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    lol....fuad 's comment,.....

    nyce share...very rare creature...


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    Quote Originally Posted by miss.flintstone View Post
    lol....fuad 's comment,.....

    nyce share...very rare creature...

    ye he ke Dank kahin se bhi mar sakte hein
    Wo Acha Hay Tou Behtar, Bura Hay Tou Bhi Qabool
    Mizaaj-E-Ishq Mein Aib-O-Hunar Dekhe Nahi Jatay...!!!


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    funny n informative..!!
    God is Really Creative....I Mean... Just Luk @ Me ...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger69 View Post
    So, What human (man) should learn from this?
    compete ..!


    Quote Originally Posted by miss.flintstone View Post
    lol....fuad 's comment,.....


    nyce share...very rare creature...


    Quote Originally Posted by rishabhd View Post
    ye he ke Dank kahin se bhi mar sakte hein
    Quote Originally Posted by kaps58 View Post
    funny n informative..!!
    thnxs all....
    Thank you bala

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