The world is full of fun facts. Moreover, there are fun Penguin facts.
For example, did you know that Penguin can shoot their poop 4 feet? This is an important fact or maybe…
Something that is fun to talk about.
(Popular Mechanics) “Finally, scientists are studying the important stuff.
“In 2020, Americans have learned a lot about fluid dynamics, such as the way our breath droplets spray through the air when we're not wearing a protective mask. But scientists hope you have some room in your heart to think about a very different kind of fluid: penguin poo.
In a new study, researchers revisit an Ignobel-winning 2003 paper about the physics of penguin feces. The new research is on arXiv, but it hasn’t been reviewed or accepted for publication yet, presumably because all other scientists are cowards. Hiroyuki Tajima and Fumiya Fujisawa, from Japan’s Kochi University and the Katsurahama Aquarium, collaborated on “Projectile Trajectory of Penguin’s Faeces and Rectal Pressure Revisited.”
They explain their findings:
‘The flying distance of penguin’s faeces reaches about 0.4 m even on the ground. Since a typical height of a Humboldt penguin is given by 0.4 m, this distance corresponds to the situation that if a human being whose height is 1.7 m tries to evacuate his/her bowels, the object could fly to 1.7 m away. Therefore, one can immediately understand that [a] penguin’s rectal pressure is relatively much [stronger] compared to that of a human.’
That means for a human to have the backdoor thrust of a penguin, they’d need to be able to propel waste matter almost 6 feet away.”
This is earth shattering news of Penguin proportions. Look, this is not the most important scientific study of our time but it is fun and it proves…
Penguins are amazing creatures.