The unclassifiable…things I can't explain.
► A Chameleon Tongue Crushing Crickets in Slow Motion (20,000 fps). Side note: chameleon tongues can be up to 1.5x the length of their body…and the accelerator muscles that drive the tongue are essentially sphincters. See also: ► Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion – Earth Unplugged || If a chameleon tongue was a car, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second
Were you ever asked “if they jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?” Well, ►245 people did just that in a rope jump in Brazil. Note that this was a rope jump, not one using elastic bungee cords as you might expect. This ►first-person video of the jump is illuminating.
► Fidget spinner spinning in space! Can we finally say the fidget spinner phenomenon has jumped the shark?
Timely for the season, peruse all of LitHub’s “40 of the Creepiest Book Covers of All Time”. Can you think of more and better? Thanks, Reader B!