Here’s a crazy chameleon fact: in order to get some satisfaction in their bellies – meaning insects for their lunch – they have the longest tongues compared to body length of any creature on earth. This most recent research from Christopher V. Anderson, a post-doctoral Research Associate at Brown University found that the smallest chameleons have the longest tongues, up to two and a half times their body length, in fact. Although Mick Jagger is famous for his long tongue, he would have to concede defeat to the chameleons.
Video credit: New York Times
See more videos of chameleons feeding on Dr. Christopher V. Anderson’s YouTube Channel.