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During the age of the dinosaurs, three tiny mantises became engulfed in glops of sticky amber and stayed there, preserved, until researchers discovered the entombed critters millions of years later.
The smallest chameleons (could fit on your thumb) also sport the fastest tongues according to a new study. It could grab its prey in about 20 milliseconds with a tongue that can travel from 0-60 mph in a hundredth of a second.
The most successful creatures on the planet, insects are a wild bunch. From six-legged critters with forehead eyes and breathing holes on their sides to a dragonfly with a 2.5-foot wingspan, here are some of the most amazing and wacky insect facts.