New-school storytelling, old-school reporting. But according to Richard Prum, an evolutionary biologist at Yale University, there are even better twerking analogs than the sage grouse in the natural world, including the Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise While selection for well-performed dance moves can breed extreme plumage among birds, twerking would have no such consequences among humans. Bees are, too — they talk to each other by wagging their rears. October 8, AM ET. The cool thing is: The manakin's twerk-like mating strut has impacted how the birds have evolved, Rick says.
Haylee. Age: 30.
Bees are, too — they talk to each other by wagging their rears.
Cheyenne. Age: 28.
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During mating season, male sage grouse dance so hard they have to spend a significant portion of the following year building their body weight back up for the next mating season. The manakin's dance move came along before its characteristic wiry feathers — those ones that the male rubs over the female's face as he booty-shakes — ever developed. Bees are, too — they talk to each other by wagging their rears. The Oxford Dictionaries site has defined the verb form as "to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.