This turtle pees through its mouth

Ed Yong writes about the Chinese soft-shelled turtle: "Looks like someone glued the snout of a pig onto the face of a fish, with the texture of a scrotum for good measure. But its bizarre appearance pales in comparison to an even more bizarre, and newly discovered, habit: it urinates through its mouth."

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  1. “But its bizarre appearance pales in comparison to an even more bizarre, and newly discovered, habit: it urinates through its mouth.”

    I dunno if urinating through its mouth is much more bizarre than the somewhat more common “urinating through the  male reproductive organ”, or the “breathing, eating and drinking through the same tube” found in humans.

    1. I would imagine male Homo Erectus dongs are selective vis-a-vis (I NEVER get to use that) peeing while fleeing (and remember, most mammals actually have a real BONE there. Scout’s honor). And I could see access to potable sterile fresh water (via urine) being very important for land-dwellers, even though that doesn’t seem to be what MOST people use it for (suckers).  Also, this?

      http://boingboing.net/2012/10/11/turtle-that-pees-out-its-mouth.html

      This is what I have to say about that:

  2. I know we aren’t supposed to make political comments on non-relevant threads, but perhaps this explains Mitch McConnel. Maybe David Icke is onto something.

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