I Wanna Know
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I Wanna Know

Why Penguins Sneeze so Much

A quick look at their supraorbital glands

Image modified by the author. Based on a photo by Francesca Hotchin on Unsplash.

If I was a penguin, I would be wearing a handkerchief in the breast pocket of my tuxedo. Not only would it complete my formal look, but it would come quite handy.

You see, penguins sneeze a lot. They don’t do it exactly like you and I would. For one, they don’t make a loud “ah-choo” sound — it’s more of a wild head shake…

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