Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ducks have absurdly long tentacle-like penises

Carl Zimmer writes in the NY Times about a scientist studying ducks:

When she first visited in January, the phalluses were the size of rice grains. Now many of them are growing rapidly. The champion phallus from this Meller's duck is a long, spiraling tentacle. Some ducks grow phalluses as long as their entire body. In the fall, the genitalia will disappear, only to reappear next spring.

*See also: Funny ad with a sex toy.