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On Valentine's Day, lovers who are eager to woo their partners show their affection with traditional gifts of red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates or romantic dinners at fancy restaurants. But why settle for easier and safer options when you can go really wild? BBC Earth has collected a few examples of unusual and extreme courtship rituals in the animal kingdom.


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True Fact: Falcon Breeders Wear Special "Sex Hats" In Order To Breed Them

Wildlife enthusiasts are baffled after learning from twitter user @redfacts that the collection of falcon sperm is quite the occasion. It turns out that falconers do sometimes wear 'copulation hats' to assist in breeding the wonderful birds.

Tweets about falcon copulation hats for helping them breed and extracting sperm
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It's a terribly complex dance, all polyrhythms and syncopated patterns, but we've been practicing and performing it our whole lives, so I assure you we can impress you with its intricacies. And to think, mother told me I'd never do more than eat pinkening plankton!