Ever Wonder What Happens To A Bear's Butt During Hibernation?

    The world makes almost no sense.

    You probably already know that bears hibernate during the winter months, thanks to cartoons and toilet paper commercials.

    But have you ever wondered what happens to bears' BUTTS when they're asleep for months on end?

    Apparently these people have:

    To avoid soiling themselves while they hibernate, bears actually DO plug their butts (!!!), because nature has no rules apparently.

    But instead of plugging UP their butts, the plug — called a tappen or fecal plug — forms internally with what can only be described as pure witchcraft.

    Right before hibernation, the bear enjoys a final meal of bark, pinecone, and its own hair.

    Hope there's room for two at this feast because I am staaarving.

    With help from the bear's decreased metabolism, the fibrous material lodges in the bear's butt, forming a plug.

    When spring rolls around, the bear passes the plug and probably regrets his entire life.

    At this point, you're probably morbidly curious what a bear butt plug looks like, so I'll spare your search history:

    Welp, now you know more about bear butts than you ever wanted to know.