Don't get yew dandwuff up, wabbit. I was just weading about Euwopean eawwigs and natuwally got to thinking about dogs ... well, pewhaps not natuwally, but anyway I did.
Question: How many penises does a European earwig have?
b. None at all
c. Two (one for special occasions)
d. Mind your own business.
The answer is c. The European or black earwig carries a spare one in case the first one snaps off, which happens quite frequently. Both penises are very brittle and relatively long; at just under a half inch in length, they are often longer than the earwig itself. Two gentlemen at Tokyo Metropolitan University discovered this when one of them playfully pinched a male earwig's rear end during the act of sexual intercourse. Its penis snapped off inside the female, but miraculously it produced a backup.
It stwikes me as vewy stwange that a guy in the act of scwewing (and in a classwoom, no less) would even think of squeezing a bug's bottom. It takes all kinds, I guess.
(I'll be damned glad when this snow and ice melts and I can get out to find something else to read.)