Friday, March 16, 2007

Salamander Tongue Is World's Most Explosive Muscle

The greatest burst of power from any animal muscle comes from the tongue of a tropical salamander, scientists have announced.

The giant palm salamander of Central America (Bolitoglossa dofleini) captures fast-moving bugs with an explosive tongue thrust that releases over 18,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle.

That shatters the previous record of 9,600 watts per kilogram, held by the Colorado River toad.

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Isn't this amazing or what?


  1. pfff...
    apparently those scientists haven't seen my tongue

  2. lol, your tongue release over 18,000 watts of power per kg of muscle?

  3. Reminds me of Nassir Kandil :D