Frog’s tongue lifts 3 times own body weight

June 13, 2014 1:54 AM

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New research shows that the pulling force of a frog’s tongue can be up to three times the animal’s own weight.

Zoologists placed the horned frog, a predator known to swallow whole mice, in front of a glass slide and tempted it with a tasty cricket. Stronger pulling forces were measured when contact with the glass was briefer and less mucus was left behind.

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