When lemurs find a certain species of millipede they pop them like pills. Minutes later the lemur begin to froth at the mouth, their eyelids droop and as one researcher couldn’t help noting ‘… go all kind of sexy’.
They don’t actually eat the millipedes, they agitate them, causing the millipede to secrete a toxin, which the lemurs then rub over their body. Gently biting the head of giant venomous millipedes puts the large insects into a defensive mode, triggering their ability to excrete highly powerful toxins. Lemurs are resistant to the poison so they indulge in the psychotropic effects.
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The Proceedings of the Ever so Strange is a collection of anecdotes from a particularly reprehensible medley of erstwhile academics, adventurers, raconteurs and bon vivants.
The University was founded by Sir Pilkington-Smythe author of The Ever so Strange Animal Almanac and the subsequent tomes A Beastly Menagerie (US) and The Weird Animal Almanac (elsewhere).
They scour some of the less salubrious corners of the planet; from the deepest darkest jungles to the oddest of odditoriums, to bring you a cacophany of curiousities.
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