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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What animals are retromingent?

: what animals are retromingent

Why: Dan wants to know. Retromingent animals urinate backwards.

Answer: All female animals, and the males of these (according to Aristotle), among others:
  • Camel
  • Hare
  • Hippo
  • Lion
  • Lynx
  • Raccoon

The More You Know: Apparently, a female elephant's "privy" parts are down below her thighs. Who knew!

1 comment:

radley said...

A better question is what Supreme Court justices are retromingent? I nominate Thomas, Scalia, Roberts and Alito.

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