This week I learned

This week I learned we should all wish to have eyesight like the mantis shrimp, and more

Lauren Hansen
April 24, 2014
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Read more about the facts mentioned:

Mantis shrimp have the world's best eyes (Phys.org)

Penguins trade sex for stones (Observations of Animal Behavior)

Honeymoons have come a long way (Salon)

Women prefer complex composers for sexual flings (Discover Magazine)

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