It's time for an important reminder: chickens have one (1) hole.

Poop & pee (birds kinda do both at the same time, so there's not that much of a distinction): same hole.

This is why, in my humble opinion, folks who think you don't need to wash eggs prior to sale are Asking For It

Folks really think unwashed eggs makes you "in touch with the earth" or some shit & I'm like... you wanna be In Touch With Nature? let's start with Cloacas 101"
I just think it's kind of nice to cook with eggs that don't have a thin coat of shit on them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And yes, washed eggs lose their cuticle & "don't keep as long." But they still keep for like.. 4-5 weeks. In what way is a 4-5 week shelf life insufficient. What r u doing
Anyway back to avian sex ed

Some birds have penises! Some just ... don't! How do birds have sex without a penis, you ask?
for real though SciShow has made multiple videos about this exact conundrum. If you need to know more about bird penises, @hankgreen has provided. This one is a great start

Reptiles also have 1 hole.

So do monotremes! (echidnas & platypuses)

They're mammals that lay eggs, which one would think would be their highlight feature, but no. "Monotreme" means "one hole."
Marsupials have two holes! (one for the GI tract, one zoned for urogenital use.)

In fact, marsupials have wonky geometry with their ducts that makes their reproductive tract have to stay super narrow.

Which is ok bc marsupials have tiny babies. A diagram of monotreme, mar...
But to have GIANT BABIES, placental mammal-style, a whole lot of things had to change with that arrangement.

Introducing ... The Third Hole
The vagina is a unique, placental-mammals-only institution

it's the whole reason placental mammals can have babies bigger than a lima bean, and thus why human babies can have giant heads.

Thank u vagina for your service
*cismale placental mammals have the urinary & reproductive openings remixed back into one hole.

Fellas: this is ONLY YOU. if it is news to anyone that roughly half of humanity & placental mammals in general are packing a 3rd hole, please go to wikipedia & refer to some diagrams
But back to what we're all really wondering, which is "How many holes did T. rex have?"

Given that birds are dinosaurs, and birds have one hole (as well as the taxa that are most bird-adjacent- reptiles & basal mammals)

it is most likely that T. rex had 1 hole.
in conclusion, I strongly recommend washing T rex eggs prior to use and/or sale

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