Here It Is: The World’s Weirdest Penisby Lauren Passell on July 09, 2012
National Geographic Wild’s Lucy Cooke recently jetted over to Tansmania to film a series Freaks and Creeps, in which she reported that the echidna, an “ancient egg-laying hedgehog from Tasmania”, officially has the world’s strangest dong. With the help of Dr. Stuart Rose, who has devoted the last 25 years of his life to studying the echidna’s sex life, she reports:
A male echidna’s crown jewels are all stored inside his body so from the outside Grumpy looks like a lady.
But when Stuart gently presses a bump in his groin, out pops Grumpy’s famous penis, like an inflated rubber glove. This extraordinary member has four distinct heads and looks like a stumpy hand with no thumb waving at me. Or some sort of weird sea anemone. It definitely doesn’t look like any penis I have ever seen before. (Thankfully.) The girls are right, it does not disappoint in the odd stakes. But it is slightly disturbing. Plus all of a sudden, standing in the rain staring at a defenseless animal with his penis hanging out feels a tiny but wrong. I sort of want to cover it up for him and say sorry.
The reason why the echidna’s penis has four heads is still up for grabs. The female echidna has two love canals and Stuart believes that the penis works like a double double-barreled shotgun, firing out of the two heads on one side, and then again quite quickly on the other. Given the fact Mr. Echidna has no idea which side his lady’s egg will be released this might increase his chances of fertilization. In the battle of the sexes it is perhaps his best defense against her sneaky sperm storing ways.
Cooke says it’s “without doubt one of the strangest things I have ever seen in my life.” This lady has probably seen her fair share of weird ass stuff — so consider yourself lucky for the chance go get a glimpse. Watch the video if you dare.