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21 Mind-Blowing Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom

12. The Platypus

The platypus doesn't look like much...or rather, it looks like too much. The creature's bizarre combination of traits have puzzled biologists for centuries, and the platypus has wound up as the butt of many an evolutionary joke. This is unfair though, because lemme tell ya, if you you acquired all the superpowers of this adorable wacko, nobody would mess with you. A) You'd have venomous spurs. They're not deadly to humans, but a mere scratch is reportedly excruciating, and could mess a person up for months. 2) You'd have electrolocation, meaning you could detect the electric fields generated by muscular contractions. The platypus hunts its prey this way, but you could use it to make sure you're genuinely alone before you play that Justin Bieber song you secretly like.

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