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Tiniest chameleons have fastest tongues

Chameleon’s long, strong tongues pack the biggest wallops on land. To find out just how fast and powerful these lickers are, researchers used high-speed cameras to film different species of chameleon as they snapped up a cricket treat. Learn more: http://scim.ag/1OH5kyc Note added for clarification: the tongue of R. spinosus has a peak *acceleration* of about ~2500 meters per second (m/s²). The units for this value are mislabeled in the video as "m/s.”

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