Slow motion video shows a chameleon shoot out its tongue superpower

A chameleon's tongue is nearly two times the length of its body and it can shoot out that slimy sticky thing at 41 g, 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.

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

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warriorscot
warriorscot

I think you might not understand a fighter jets relationship with acceleration. Most fighter jets can have instantaneous gs of up to and beyond 41g for brief periods. It's people that can't sustain high acceleration for more than brief intervals.