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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.”
They even included an illustration!“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.”
Apparently some scientists really want to learn about penguin poop. While people have received an indirect lesson on fluid dynamics via COVID-19, one