True facts about the baby echnidna

Here’s a funny, short, but also semi-informative video about an amazing monotreme, the echidna (there are actually four species in two genera). (There are two forms of monotremes, or egg-laying mammals: the echidnas and the platypus.)

I once got to play with an echidna named Francis at Harvard; it was being used for experiments on locomotion. Although it was too spiny to pet, it was furry underneath and very affectionate, with an amazing snout that was able to insinuate itself between my ring and my finger!

“zefrank 1” has a number of funny videos, including three about animals (all beginning with “true facts about. . “). We saw his clip on true facts about angler fish on January 2.

If you want to see that amazing penis (and you really should unless you’re squeamish about biology, which isn’t good for readers here): go see this video.

We’ll have more on animal genitalia, including Iceland’s amazing penis museum, later this week.


  1. gbjames
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink


  2. marycanada FCD
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Hilarious video. Looking forward to penis week!

  3. Posted January 14, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    You realize you’re like a day-late and dollar-short on this Internet meme, right?

    You need a teenager to keep you current and operate the inevitable DvD/BlueRay or smart-phone replacement you will never figure out on your own. Get to reproducing.

  4. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    A penis museum. There the poor things get a well deserved rest, no doubt.

    Next up, a toe museum.

    • Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      I would love to visit the penis museum someday

  5. Posted January 14, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Tres mignon Merci!

  6. suwise3
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Liked this comment best: “My mom just walked in.. i changed it to porn, it was easier to explain..”

  7. gravelinspector
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I [ahemmm!] came across the penis museum’s website a few years ago. It’s memorably direct : “”

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