Slow Motion Video Shows a Chameleon Shoot Out its Super-Powered Tongue

By Casey Chan on at

A chameleon's tongue is nearly two times the length of its body and it can shoot out that slimy sticky thing at 41G, roughly four times the maximum acceleration of a fighter jet, with deadly quick accuracy: its tongue can reach its prey in 0.07 seconds. Basically, it's an insane, superpower-like weapon to have.

Here is Earth Unplugged showing the tongue action of the chameleon in slow motion. It's both impressive and gross at the same time.

This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy