11. Monkeys Throw ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ
Monkeys have a bit of a bad habit: They like to throw their ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ at things (and sometimes at people). They originally developed this behavior as a defense mechanism, because who wants to get animal ꜰᴇᴄᴇs flung at them? No one, that’s who, not even predators in the wild. The problem, though, is that over time, the monkeys began flinging ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ as a way to cure their boredom. You see, despite their ɢʀᴏss behaviors, monkeys are highly intelligent, with some species being so smart that they can even fly in space shuttles, paint artwork, and so on.
A common misconception about honey is that it is bee ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. Well, it’s actually just a mixture of the sugary nectar that they most commonly eat. It’s not something that humans would want to consume, but it’s not too far off from being something along the lines of honey.
Most people are already aware that the ᴅ.ᴜɴ.ɢ Beetle loves to roll around balls of ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. While this is a strange behavior, it has actually helped scientists discover how long the little beetle has been around for. ᴅ.ᴜɴ.ɢ Beetles don’t have bones, so they won’t show up in any fossil records, but researchers have discovered fossilized balls of ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ that match the type of balls that ᴅ.ᴜɴ.ɢ Beetles create.
14. Parrot Fish
The Parrot Fish is an intriguing little sea critter. They use their beaks, which resemble that of a parrot, to scrape and bite away bits of coral on the seafloor. As a result of their coral ᴄʜᴏᴍᴘing, their ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ consists almost entirely of newly formed sand. That’s right, the Parrot Fish ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘs sand. In fact, it has been discovered that some of the white, sandy beaches of Hawaii were formed entirely from Parrot Fish ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ! So the next time you’re out there catching some waves, remember: you’re walking on ancient piles of Parrot Fish ᴇxᴄʀᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ. At least it’s sand and not the more conventional form of animal ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ.
15. Sloth ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ
Sloths are most notably known for being slow and sluggish, but the question on everyone’s mind is: exactly how does a sloth ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ? (Kidding. That’s probably not on anyone’s mind). Sloths have a very ritualistic way of doing their ᴅɪʀᴛʏ business, as they come down from their trees, very slowly, about once every week to ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ in the same spot each time. This behavior is believed to keep them safer, since they are relatively free of predators up in the trees.
16. Hippo Scatters ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ
Hippos seem like they would be friendly, considering that they do share some similarities to elephants, but be wary if you ever come across one, as they can be quite ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪve. We’re not here to discuss their temperament, though. We’re here to talk about ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. So how does a hippo ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ? As it turns out, they spin theirs in a fan like motion when they are ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘing, which distributes their package, well, all over the place, as it would be. ɢʀᴏss, right?
17. E.at.ing Parent’s ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ
There are many animals in this beautiful world of ours that actually consume their parent’s ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. Why on Earth would any animal want to e.at the ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ of their mom or dad? As it turns out, young animals will do this when they don’t have the proper nutrition, but more commonly when their stomachs are lacking in helpful b.act.eria that aids in the digestion of food. It’s probably not very delicious, but then again, many animals don’t have a broad range of taste buds that humans do.
Termite nests, after they’ve been fully constructed, wind up being a mount of continuously compounding ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. The termites will eat away at the woody substance and ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ it outright on the spot. It’s a bit ɴᴀsᴛʏ to think about an entire home made of ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ, but that’s what it winds up being.
19. Bat Guano
Facial creams aren’t the only products with ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ in them. As you may or may not already know, some lipsticks also contain ᴘ.ᴏ.ᴏ ᴘ. It’s a disgusting little fact that the industry has tried to keep secret, but many people have become aware of it.