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The power of penguin poop
A study finds that the Adelie penguin expels its waste at four times the power of humans.
Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 02:51 PM
MASTER POOPER: The Adelie penguin. (Photo: Elisfanclub/Flickr)
Penguins pack a powerful poop.
When a penguin feels the need to void its bowels, it will stand on the edge of its nest, bend forward slightly, lift its tail, and then shoot its poop up to 40 centimeters away. That might not sound like much, but considering that a penguin is around 60 centimeters tall, it's actually quite a far distance. It's the same as a 6-foot guy shooting his waste 4 feet.
OK, I admit it — the main reason I wrote this post was so I could use this delightful little image from the study:
Science is awesome.
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