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Author Topic: How many mammals can lick their own ears?  (Read 3832 times)

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How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« on: 20 July, 2009, 02:44:17 PM »
inside and out :)

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #1 on: 21 July, 2009, 02:55:39 PM »
Does Leonard Cohen count?   ;)





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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #2 on: 21 July, 2009, 03:05:05 PM »
Do you really mean Mr van Gogh?

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #3 on: 21 July, 2009, 04:25:39 PM »
Oops.  Yes I do.

Now I'm going to modify my previous answer and make your answer look strange.

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #4 on: 22 July, 2009, 02:33:28 AM »
I thought it might be the Giraffe, considering your other question (having had a giraffe's tongue stuck though the car window at the East Midland Safari Park on several occassions!) but it seems they can't (their face is also long). The answer is a relative of the Giraffe, the Okapi. "The tongue of the okapi is long enough for the animal to wash its eyelids and clean its ears (inside and out): it is the only mammal that can lick its own ears. Fourteen to eighteen inches (36-46 cm) in length, the sticky tongue is pointed and bluish gray in color like the giraffe's" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okapi

(Male Okapi, by the way, also have similar short, skin-covered horns called "ossicones").

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #5 on: 22 July, 2009, 02:41:48 AM »
A good image of one here (not cleaning it's ears, just showing that huge tongue) http://www.pdphoto.org/PictureDetail.php?mat=&pg=6299
and another http://www.digital-images.net/Images/WildAnimalPark/Animals/Okapi_Tongue_X1462.jpg

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #6 on: 22 July, 2009, 07:41:24 AM »
Surely the anteater could manage this brain-tickling feat?



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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #7 on: 22 July, 2009, 09:45:42 AM »
I wonder if the anteater has the necessary dexterity to perform the feat.

Congrats to Witz for the answer I was looking for (& Wumpus, your original answer looks really silly now :P )

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #8 on: 22 July, 2009, 05:41:44 PM »
Oy!  That's abuse of privileges, that is.

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #9 on: 23 July, 2009, 09:37:16 AM »
dunno what you mean, like.

If you feel there has been an abuse of power by a moderator, feel free to use the "Report to moderator" function and I'm sure it will be actioned ;)

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #10 on: 23 July, 2009, 12:22:31 PM »
Play nicely...my wand comes down on no other side than IA's

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Re: How many mammals can lick their own ears?
« Reply #11 on: 23 July, 2009, 01:55:17 PM »
Will I get a spanking?

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