Friday, January 7, 2011

Freak Fun Friday #2~!!

Did You Know That Turtles Can Breath Thru Their Butts??
 It's true~!!!  
Turtles have an exo-skeleton...which basically means, their ribs and spine are fused together with their carapace and stomach.  Most species have a flexible neck that allows it to "kink" itself inside their shell when feeling threatened.
Turtles have groovy anaerobic abilities which allow them to survive long periods of time with very little oxygen.  Although they have lungs, they also have an air sac attached to the cloaca opening at their rear ends that allows them to store oxygen in~!

So...the next time you hear..."Go blow it out your butt!"
Know that some turtle has already done it before you~!