Mar 24, 2012
Shared by Nikhil Saluja at 4:45 PM
Shared by Nikhil Saluja at 4:44 PM
They're missing in the sense that they were never born. In many countries males are considered more valuable than females. Gendercide and Infanticide are common in these countries. Some places in Asia are notorious for it. Males make more money than females and are considered more honorable in certain places. So, people end up killing baby girls in the womb or once their born in order to still have a chance to have boys.
Left up to nature, more boys are born than girls; however, males are more likely to die during infancy than females. This brings the distribution to be about 50-50. China and India are among the world’s worst offenders of infanticide. According to a study, from 2000 to 2004, there were 124 boys born for every 100 girls in China. In india, for every 1000 boys, there were 914 girls. This is mostly due to selective abortion.
Shared by Nikhil Saluja at 11:49 AM
This is not to be confused with having two penises. It's rather, a bifurcated penis. A bifurcated penis separates into two columns thus having two ends. It isn't exclusive to Koalas either. All male marsupials except for the two largest species of kangaroos have bifurcated penises. Think of the reason why that might be the case...
Yes, that means the females have two vaginal openings. Some other interesting marsupial facts: Echidnas, native to Australia, have a four headed penis. Only two of the heads are used during mating, though. The other two “shut down” and don’t grow during sex. The echidna swaps out its penises each time it mates
Shared by Nikhil Saluja at 11:48 AM