Inverted Fart?

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

17 thoughts on “Inverted Fart?”

  1. People – jprg1964… you are very easy to please if Tay’s comment made you laugh. However, props to icehot5 that was quite funny.

  2. not true – for the turtle to breath through its butt, it would have to suck in air through its mouth, transfer it to its stomach, the through its intestines, and out its butt, wich is physically impossible. or vice-versa for it to suck air in through its butt and through its mouth

  3. it is true – some turtles can breathe through thier butts you above me is a stuuuupid idioot

  4. How do ya do the Heimlich maneuver? – … and what happenes if he sneezes out of his butt? And what if he breathes but has a visit to the “Duke” next on his schedule? he he he he! (snort)

  5. u ppl… – Some of u guys just have to write down korny-ass komments, don’t u? Besides who kares if turtles kan breathe out their butts, if they kan good for them.

  6. Actually… – turtle breath through thier nostrils! why do you thing they are there- to look pretty?

  7. Man! – What if it farts? Does it come out of it’s mouth? Turtles, please be specific. They are hundreds of turtles, land or water, that have nostrils. I don’t know, does a female breathe when she’s breeding with a male? Does she hold it in? And about when it lays eggs? Do they get constipated? Common sense, people!

  8. It is very true – Facts… – Turtles have two special sets of respiratory muscles. One set pulls the body contents outward, toward the openings at the front and rear of the shell. This expands the body cavity and draws air into the lungs, which are located in the top part of the shell. The other pushes the viscera up against the lungs to expel the air. This system has the drawback that both inhalation and exhalation require energy–in most vertebrates, elastic energy can be recovered from the rib cage so that exhalation requires little exertion. Turtles have extraordinary anaerobic capacity–they have survived up to 33 hours in a pure nitrogen atmosphere. (Most reptiles have a high anaerobic capacity compared to mammals, but even they can’t survive much more than 30 minutes without oxygen.) Although basically air-breathing, many aquatic species have developed ways to pick up oxygen even when submerged. Of these the most remarkable, which some turtles share with dragonfly nymphs, sea cucumbers, and certain televangelists, is the ability to breathe through one’s butt.

  9. TURTLES KICK SO MUCH MORE ASS NOW – does it fart out its mouth? and does the air stink that he breathes in? dude i feel bad for turtles. what if it had to blow up a balloon and he had to use his butt…he would be like..dude this is hard to blow up a balloon with my butt

  10. wow facinating – TURTLES KICK SO MUCH MORE ASS NOW
    by DudeDudeCheckOneDude on Monday, November 29, 2004 @ 09:13 PM
    – does it fart out its mouth? and does the air stink that he breathes in? dude i feel bad for turtles. what if it had to blow up a balloon and he had to use his butt…he would be like..dude this is hard to blow up a balloon with my butt

    wow that almost made me snicker but i have to hold back, for i really want to make fun of this post, but i can’t bring myself to make fun of someone with a learning disability

  11. And??? – I know many people who SPEAK out of their butt, ie. many people on this site, so who cares if turtles can breath out theirs??? Good for them for having such an awesome, if slightly weird, adaption…

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