Scientists Set the Record Straight on How Far Penguins Can Shoot Their Poop

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In a new study, researches have taken a closer look at a 2003 paper concerning penguin poop. Hiroyuki Tajima and Fumiya Fujisawa, from Japan’s Kochi University and the Katsurahama Aquarium, explained their findings in “Projectile Trajectory of Penguin’s Feces and Rectal Pressure Revisited.”

“The flying distance of penguin’s feces 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.”
They even included an illustration!


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