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Quit stealin' my moves bro!

Scientists have discovered that some male spiders learn successful mating dance moves from watching other spiders. This paragraph from the article illustrates so many of the reasons that I love science:
The researchers put male wolf spiders (Schizocosa ocreata) in front of tiny television sets and made them watch videos of other males perform a sexy, leg-tapping mating dance. The test spiders copied the on-screen males, adjusting the rate of leg-tapping to match and even outperform their rivals.
 There are unconfirmed reports that prior to the dancing, the male spiders styled their hair with gel and engaged in fist pumping.

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