The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century. A widespread and potentially lethal human infectious disease at its peak malaria infested every continent except Antarctica. Its prevention and treatment have been targeted in science and medicine for hundreds of Here is a history of older questions and answers processed by Ask the Physicist. If you like my answer please consider making a donation to help support this service.
Disturbingly enough there is a lot of LOTR fanfic in which elves have bizarre reproductive anatomy. The women have tiny tube-like tentacles that suck the sperm out of the males - and it is compatible with human anatomy making the fics fit