The water boatman Micronecta scholtzi was observed to create chirps as loud as 105 decibels, apparently by rubbing its 0.002-inch-long penis against its abdomen. "To observe the micro-mechanics of such a small system remains a significant challenge," noted the French naturalist who measured the chirps. | Harper's Magazine

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The water boatman Micronecta scholtzi was observed to create chirps as loud as 105 decibels, apparently by rubbing its 0.002-inch-long penis against its abdomen. “To observe the micro-mechanics of such a small system remains a significant challenge,” noted the French naturalist who measured the chirps.

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The water boatman Micronecta scholtzi was observed to create chirps as loud as 105 decibels, apparently by rubbing its 0.002-inch-long penis against its abdomen. “To observe the micro-mechanics of such a small system remains a significant challenge,” noted the French naturalist who measured the chirps.

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