If it was Friday and if I still had the time, energy and inspiration for Friday Weird Sex Blogging, I would definitely write something snarky about this latest study – of a four-headed penis of the Echidna. But the topic fits nicely into the Halloween theme if things like these scare you 😉
In short, the spiny anteater, a Monotreme (an egg-laying mammal living in the Australian bush), has four heads on its penis. Two of those are functional and these two are used alternately, i.e., one ejaculation through the left one, the next through the right one and so on. Dr.Joan produces the Quote Of The Day (perhaps too racy for the Front Page of scienceblogs.com):
“…there’s nothing more uplifting that a four-headed phallus on a Monday afternoon…”
Mo gives more details of the science, including the NSFW video clip…
This is why science blogging is so much fun….