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Monday, March 17, 2008

Snapple "Real Fact" 131

"Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water."

Some more information on this gland:
  • It's called the supraorbital gland

  • Other seafaring animals have it. Such as, stingrays, alligators, marine birds, etc..

  • Sharks have one near their rectum

  • The salt gland usually releases the extra salt as a concentrated salt solution

  • When their beak is full of salt, a penguin will bang its beak against a rocks to release the built-up salt

  • It's believed that the human sweat gland and tear ducts are similar evolutionary devices


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