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See in slow-mo: Frog snags cricket with 'bungee cord' tongue - Futurity: Research News

A frog uses its whip-like tongue to snag its prey faster than a human can blink, hitting it with a force five times greater than gravity. How does it hang on to its meal as the food rockets back into its mouth? The stickiness is caused by a unique ...and more »

The frog tongue is a high-speed adhesive - The Conversation US

How does one get stuck studying frog tongues? Our study into the sticky, slimy world of frogs all began with a humorous video of a real African bullfrog lunging at fake insects in a mobile game. This frog was clearly an expert at gaming; the speed and ...and more »

Watch: A frog's tongue is an ultrasoft shock absorber - Science Magazine

The sticky, elastic tongues of amphibians have fascinated researchers for decades—the first study of frog and toad tongues was done in 1849. However, the underlying physics of this adhesive feat remained unclear. Previous studies compared frog tongues ...and more »

Frogs use elastic tongues and reversible spit to catch prey - Popular Science

Imagine all the things you could do if you had a long, sticky frog tongue. Perhaps you'd catch bad guys as they tried to run away or—no less admirably—grab a beer from the fridge without taking your eyes off the game. Whatever shape your amphibious ...and more »

Special Spit Helps Frogs Get a Grip on Insects - Smithsonian

Let's just get this out of the way: Frogs are cool. They jump. They thrive in water and on land. And their tongues are capable of sticking to bugs like glue—even ones heavier than they are. And now, at last, the mysteries behind those incredible ...and more »

Scientist cracks mystery of the frog's powerful tongue. It's called spit. - Washington Post

Of all the strange and marvelous appendages to arise in animal anatomy, the frog tongue is one of the few to meet the requirements of a Marvel Comics superpower: the “X-Men” villain named Toad boasted a 30-foot prehensile tongue with which he would do ...and more »

Frogs use non-Newtonian saliva to capture prey -

Frogs capture prey using shear-thinning saliva that spreads over insects when the tongue hits and then thickens and sticks when the tongue retracts – according to researchers in the US. In combination with the tongue's unique material properties, this ...and more »

Why Frog Tongues Are So Sticky - The Atlantic

Four years ago, Alexis Noel, a new doctoral student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, approached a dissection class with a strange request. When they were done cutting up their frogs, she asked, could she have the tongues? They said yes. Noel has ...and more »

Non-Newtonian saliva gives frog's tongue sticking power - Chemistry World

The exceptional stickiness of a frog's tongue – which can grab a flying insect out of the air at high speed or pull up to 1.4 times the animal's body weight – has long puzzled scientists. But US researchers now say they have figured out the underlying ...and more »

To Catch Prey, Frogs Turn To Sticky Spit - NPR

Frog spit might be some of the catchiest spit on the planet. That's according to new research on frog saliva, which shows that the sticky stuff is tailor-made to grab bugs. It helps to explain how frogs can snatch flies out of the air at incredible ...and more »