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23rd Jan '16 11:34:30 AM T-bone61
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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or He's [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs been smoking that ganja]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.
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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or He's [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs He's been smoking that ganja]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.
24th Dec '15 12:50:50 PM DaibhidC
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* Mr Chapman in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell''. One of the most accepting people when it comes to the eponymous blended family, since he's a blended individual. Most of his appearances are variations on this gag. (He drives a hybrid, his computer is Windows/Linux, he gets robocalls from across the political spectrum because no-one knows how to classify him, and so on.)
27th Nov '15 9:59:35 AM HowlingSnail
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** Likewise in the Italian, where he's Perry l'Ornitorinco.
22nd Nov '15 3:24:22 PM MagnusForce
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* Fossil platypus have been found in places as far as Argentina with some dating back to the time of the dinosaurs! A giant species also existed in Ice Age Australia.
23rd Oct '15 8:31:52 AM eroock
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-->''"Well, ever since George Shaw wrote the first description of the platypus for highly skeptical European scientists in 1798, this unique creature has become synonymous with the word 'impossible'."''
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-->''"Well, ->''"Well, ever since George Shaw wrote the first description of the platypus for highly skeptical European scientists in 1798, this unique creature has become synonymous with the word 'impossible'."''
26th Sep '15 3:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* One of the mascots for the Sydney 2000 OlympicGames was a platypus.
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* One of the mascots for the Sydney 2000 OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames was a platypus.
8th Jul '15 11:38:08 AM nicktoon39
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* Two words: [[ToddInTheShadows Platypus]] [[TheNostalgiaCritic Bunny!]]
14th Jun '15 12:44:06 PM MagnusForce
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* Edward Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''
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* Edward Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. Though [[JerkAss his personality]] says otherwise.

* Patricia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''. No reason not to believe that she's actually a beaver/otter/duck/whatever, though.
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* Patricia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''. No reason not to believe that she's actually a beaver/otter/duck/whatever, though.beaver/duck, considering her home's [[MixAndMatchCritters standard denizens]].
8th Jun '15 4:04:35 PM TVRulezAgain
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* When they did their version of ''SongOfTheSouth'' on ''ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', a representative of Animals' Equity interrupted the proceedings to complain that there were too few parts for wallabies, marsupials and other lesser mammals and lead a group of protesters who successfully demanded: "Brer Rabbit out! Brer Platypus in!"
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* When they did their version of ''SongOfTheSouth'' ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' on ''ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', a representative of Animals' Equity interrupted the proceedings to complain that there were too few parts for wallabies, marsupials and other lesser mammals and lead a group of protesters who successfully demanded: "Brer Rabbit out! Brer Platypus in!"
6th May '15 7:34:40 AM PDL
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* Debate is up whether the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Psyduck is one.
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* Debate is up whether the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Psyduck is one.and Golduck from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are often referred to as ducks in the official media. However, their front limbs aren't wings at all (but another pair of clawed hands) and they don't appear to have any feathers either. This leads to the fan interpretation that they're actually platypi.

* Psyduck and Golduck from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are often referred to as ducks in the official media. However, their front limbs aren't wings at all (but another pair of clawed hands) and they don't appear to have any feathers either. This leads to the fan interpretation that they're actually platypi.
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