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Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion [Earth

Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion [Earth Unplugged] #chameleon #animals #nature #slowmotion #education #science #earthunplugged #bbc

A chameleon’s tongue is 1 and a half times the length of their body. That’s like someone who is 6 ft. tall having a 9 ft. long tongue! Via Giovanni Mari Photography

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from National Geographic News

Chameleon Tongues Among Fastest on Earth, Video Reveals

If a chameleon tongue was a car, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second—among nature's fastest, strongest performances, a new study says.

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from Science News

Chameleon tongue power underestimated

A South African chameleon species can shoot its tongue with up to 41,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle involved, a new study finds.

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Watch!!! as a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) uses its sticky tongue to snare an insect before (accidentally?) punching itself in the face with the trapped bug all in slow motion.

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Chameleon’s Feeding. The chameleon tongue apparatus consists of highly modified hyoid bones, tongue muscles and collagenous elements. The hyoid bone has an elongated, parallel-sided projection, called the entoglossal process, over which a tubular muscle, the accelerator muscle, sits. The accelerator muscle contracts around the entoglossal process and is responsible for creating the work to power tongue projection, both directly and through the loading of collagenous elements located between…

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from Photography

Photo of the Day

Fastfood - A chameleon in Turkey snags a meal in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.

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