Penguins are prime pooers

PYGOSCELIS PAPUA
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) defecating away from the nest. Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, January.

In 2003, scientists showed that penguins poo with between five and ten times the force a human does, a discovery that won an Ig Nobel award.

They do it to avoid soiling their nests. This way they can shoot their poo out over the side, without bothering to move.

source: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150401-ridiculous-things-on-earth

photo: Brent Stephenson/NPL

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