Why Do Penguins Sneeze?

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The answer, via the New England Aquarium: "Penguins can drink salt water, but the salt is removed from their bloodstream by a salt gland behind the eyes. Then they sneeze out the salt!"


Photo of king penguins emerging from Fortuna Bay on South Georgia Island by David Stanley.

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Terry Hoyt

I think the real question is, "Why do Maple Leafs choke?"