I’m not really sure I need to add anything to this post, since it already has the best title in the history of the Gallery, but since Acadia stole that joke last week, I guess I’ll go with, “Holy hell, have you ever seen how a bat’s tongue works?”
“High-speed video footage has revealed that an increased flow of blood to the tip of the bat’s tongue causes scores of tiny hair-like projections to become swollen and erect, allowing the bat to maximise its nectar-gathering potential with each lap.”
I know we’re a little obsessed with bats and tongues around here, but you have to admit, that’s pretty cool. You can find the rest of the article here, with a super-detailed bat drinking/tongue erection diagram. If that’s the kind of thing you want to see. Pervert.
Oh, and “during lapping, the length of the [bat’s] tongue tip was also increased by more than 50%.” That’s 50% more real estate for mocking you, human.
More Bats & Tongues on Superficial Gallery:
– Wayne Manor is now for sale – buy it for me.
– I Believeth in Gotham City: Awesome Medieval Batman
This guy is a bat vegetarian? What would that make a vampire that turned into a bat like this? I love how the photographer made him look cute too. Like when the shelters make Fang the child eating Poodle look cuddly while she’s trying to kill the photographer.
We could make diagrams.
I think you vastly underestimate my degree of laziness.
With the seeming obsession for tongues (mostly by Acadia) it surprises me that there are not more gratuitous pictures of giraffes, lizards and aardvarks.