Platypuses sweat milk, use electricity to see underwater, and are composed 100% of wtf


Every time I think I understand how weird platypuses are, I obtain additional information that further weirdifies them.

Popular Science has a great little piece that kicks off by talking about a new study on platypus milk,
which is apparently loaded with a powerful antibiotic that science has
found nowhere else in nature. That’s pretty cool to begin with – it
might be possible to harness that antibiotic, for example, to deal with
antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria!

But PopSci uses this study as a hook to deliver a full-on recitation of platypian oddness, which brought untold joy into my heart:

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