This Bat Knows How To Drink
Imagine it’s a hot day, and you’re craving some cold lemonade. Someone offers you a glass, but with one condition: You can drink it only using your tongue, with no lips touching the glass. No straw.
You might have a problem.
But many animals — bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats — have tongues specifically designed to do this. All drink nectar from flowers using only their tongues. In the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one species of bat’s particularly elaborate nectar-scooping tongue.
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