The more early scientists learned about the platypus, the more confused they were. The platypus is a mammal that perplexingly shares many features with reptiles and birds, which led many early scientists to believe that the animal was a hoax.

Learn some fun facts about this remarkable animal below.

SCIENTISTS AGREE THAT THE PLATYPUS IS WEIRD AS HELL. ly Tiove Qaadhiapedlees 3 Although the platypus was well-known to Aboriginal Australians, it took

PLATYPUS NURSE THEIR YOUNG WITH MILK BUT DON'T HAVE NIPPLES. The babies lick special patches of their mother's skin. CRACKED COM

ONLY THE LEFT OVARY WORKS IN THE FEMALE PLATYPUS. Maybe you already knew the platypus is a mammal that lays eggs, but I bet you didn't know this fun f

PLATYPUS MILK COULD LEAD TO A NEW TYPE OF ANTIBIOTIC. Because they don't have nips for direct milk delivery, platypus milk contains powerful antibacte

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MALES HAVE VENOMOUS ANKLE SPURS. Like some kind of cowboy supervillian, the venom could severely hurt humans and kill smaller animals, like dogs. (But

THE PLATYPUS HAS TEN SEX CHROMOSOMES. Instead of XX or XY, platypus can have XXXXXXXXXX or XXXXXYYYYY. Platypus' ancestors used to have two chromosome

PLATYPUS USE ELECTRORECEPTION. 2 1 0.5 0-3 mV cm-I The platypus is nocturnal and spends most of its night hunting for food in water. Its other sense a

THE PLATYPUS DOESN'T HAVE A STOMACH. Forget farm to table, the platypus' food goes gullet to intestine. CRACKED COM

THE PLATYPUS DOESN'T HAVE TEETH. Well, the young platypus has three teeth that it loses before it reaches maturity. Adults have keratinised pads inste

THERE IS NO AGREED UPON PLURAL FOR PLATYPUS. Let's reject both platypi and platypuses for sounding gross. May I suggest platypu? CRACKED COM
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