The platypus is one crazy fucked-up animal. It’s a game-set-match argument against creationism and intelligent design. But it gets cooler.
Turns out scientists at Washington University in St. Louis sequenced the genes and found a combo of reptile and mammalian features. Obviously, that’s how you get a furry, warm-blooded, egg laying, adorable abomination of nature.
While they didn’t explain how the fuck a mammal-reptile hybrid gets a duck beak they did discover something else you didn’t know:
“the platypus has [an awesome nasal receptors] which suggests that their sense of smell is important while foraging underwater.”
Just think about it.