“It’s a dirty job,” Faith No More once said, “but someone’s gotta do it. [Chorus: We care a lot!]” Tell me about it, replies the dung beetle. Someone has to clean up the scat that covers the Earth (yeah, there’s a lot of it). But the dung beetle doesn’t just eat poo–the males roll it into balls to woo the ladies, which in turn use it as a home for their young. It’s just one big crappy situation. Check out this week’s episode of Absurd Creatures for more!
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