That's it for this week's Science Friday. How did these platypus questions treat you? They're creatures that happen to be exceptions to a good number of trends, and I thought that'd be interesting.
2/3, I missed their stomach. Apparently, they did, too.
3/3. Duck-billed excellence!
I knew Perry the Platypus would help me one day.
Can I make a suggestion for next week's topic? Have you done one on genetic engineering? I think that'd be really interesting.
I thought I knew everything about my platypus, but I got a question wrong. What else don't I know about him...?
Speaking of the guy, where's Perry?
Awesome series, firefly!! Thank you! The boys and I just brushed up on our platypus facts last week, so my 3/3 sort of feels like cheating, but I'm totally happy. We just thought it was cool that their fur is plum colored, not teal like Agent P.
I love it, Ara!!
Apparently I need to brush up on platypus facts 😣
So it goes.
Not my week, 0/3
Those weeks happen.
I have one more platypus question for you. In Oregon what do they call someone that both a Beaver and a duck fan? A platypus😉
He's got more than just mad skill! He's got a beaver tail and a bill!
Sing it, maj!!
2/3! Nice series Firefly :)
Got them all! Very interesting creatures. I thought one of the most unusual things about them is that they actually have genes that can be traced to reptiles, birds, and mammals. That must have been some kind of party, way back when.
Apparently, what happens in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas...
3/3 - unprecedented for me in biology!
2/3. I'll take it!
Wonderful! Did you miss the same one?
Not sure. I missed the last one.
He's a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of ACTION!
Semi-aquatic, egg-laying, venomous, otter-footed, beaver-tailed, duck-billed, nipple-less mammal... of action.
Btw - we all 😍😍😍 the cuties in the first pic you linked to.
It was literally a choice between a diagram of a digestive tract, and that.
You have chosen wisely. 😉
I sent this pic to my mom today, and she was all like... What are those? I didn't think they'd be so small. Oh, how cute! And that one is sticking up his foot just like your brother did! Oh how wonderful! Baby Perrys. Did you show this to Giovanni?