You may not know the tube-lipped nectar bat, but it might be the freakiest living creature in the world.
According to Headline News, the bat was discovered in 2005 in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Then, just last year, scientists realized its tongue was one and-a-half times the size of its entire body and stored in its rib cage, which was filmed doing its thing as part of National Geographic’s “Untamed Americas” documentary series.
The 2-inch bat sports a 3-inch tongue. If a human had the same ratio, his tongue would be in the 9-foot-long range. –Brian McClintock
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