Y’all know I simply LIVE to make sure you all have access to interest animal facts. Usually those facts involve genital in some fashion. Well, not today! Today I am keeping it classy with facts about a turtle that urinates via it’s mouth. The turtle in question is the Chinese soft shelled turtle, which has a head that kind of looks like a penis. (Yes, I lied when I implied that this post wouldn’t bring up genitalia or genitalia lookalikes.)
Apparently these little buggers have special “studs” in their mouths (immature giggle) that release the urea that other non-fish animal excrete through the kidney and pee-pee hole route. The scientist in charge of the study thinks they do this because they live most of their lives in uber-salty water and need some way to get the urea out faster. The research explains why the turtles emerge form their saline lairs and find puddles of fresh water to stick their snouts into; they are actually taking a nice long piss.
This research has also explains why the turtles never French Kiss.