Spiny anteater reveals bizarre penis -- video

Video and news story about the spiny anteater's remarkable penis.
Picture 5-39 The spiny anteater's four-headed phallus had been puzzling scientists. "When we tried to collect semen by [electrically-stimulated ejaculation] before, not only did we not get a single drop, but the whole penis swelled up to a four-headed monster that wouldn't fit the female reproductive tract, which has only two branches," says Johnston.

“Now we know that during a normal erection, two heads get shut down and the other two fit," he told New Scientist. The heads used are swapped each time the mammal has sex.

Link (Thanks, Pete!)

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  1. I’m sitting at home on a Friday night, watching anteater porn … yeah. Somehow the term, “new all-time low” just doesn’t even begin to cut it this time.

    Thanks, BoingBoing! ;)

  2. um….where is my unicorn chaser? really there should be no question here. my poor curious eyeballs.

  3. They did WHAT to WHAT?!

    ewwww god that’s $&#*n TERRIBLE. And it didn’t work eh? Well whaddya know…

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