The Power of The South American Horned Frog Tongue

The Power of The South American Horned Frog Tongue

The tongue of the South American horned frog tongue can exert three times the amount of force as its own body weight. Not only is it strong, but this frog's tongue is very sticky, which is a more important quality for catching prey.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    A horned frog tongue's can exert forces three times stronger than its body weight. (0:11)

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    The key to catching prey as a frog is not speed or power, but tongue stickiness. (0:28)

  • 3

    Scientists study frog tongues to help develop stronger tape and glue. (0:47)

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