Animal of the day – 6/15/2012 – The Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp

The animal of the day is the Mantis Shrimp. (Did you know: This bad boy is known to have the fastest strike in the animal kingdom! To put this in perspective, it’s strike creates a small vacuum in the water around it!

Wait, to put it even more in perspective, it’s blow produces about the same force as a .22 caliber bullet. Yeah, a bullet.

Not convinced? Aquarium owners are warned against keeping them because adults have been known to shatter Aquarium grade glass. Yeah, put one of these in your tank, and that bad boy is breaking out. By shattering the glass barrier holding him. WHAT?!

And those eyes can see up to 00,000 different colors – 10 times that of humans.

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