10 Ways The Platypus Is A Freak Of Nature

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.

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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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