Our species is one of the rare ones with only 2 breasts, amirite?

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Of all the species of animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and archae it is astronomically rare for a species to have any breasts. Your statement implies you imagine most other species have more than 2.


FatStephens avatar FatStephen Yeah You Are +4Reply
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Humans are the only species that have permanent breasts. Apes only have temporary breasts and it's only to store milk.

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Chickens. Granted they don't have mammary glands but the point kinda stands

It's not like we have litters. Two breasts are ample for most conceptions of single offspring.

And only one mouth. Oh cruel fate.

Generally mammals have an extra breast for the number of babies per pregnancy.

Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +4Reply

And we have proportionately the largest mammaries i. The animal kingdom.

Number of breasts are determined by expected number of babies +1.

Average cat litter size is 4-6, cats have 6-8 nipples.

Like humans, elephants only have 1 baby at a time, so they also have 2 nipples.

donnas avatar donna Yeah You Are +3Reply

my knowlage of mammals is not as good as I want it to be.

some animals have the mammary organ, but multiple teets, like the cow. some animals have their "breasts" between the legs.





are the only ones I can think of now, that have 'boobies".

You've never seen the other four?

Impolsions avatar Impolsion Yeah You Are +3Reply


wrong! my aunt has 4 nipples and never had any kids.

capamericasurs avatar capamericasur Yeah You Are +3Reply

You only have two?


It's a damn shame.

Well at least we got 3 balls

My biology teacher said that mammals usually have their average offspring quantity times two amount of teats.

Humans: 1x2 = 2
Elephants: 1x2 = 2
Cat: 4x2 = 8
Cows for example are an exception, because their average offspring count is 1 but they have 4 teats.

A goat only has two nipples.. or teats as they are usually called

You misspelled unlucky

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