From New Scientist:
Salamander trumps toad as Mr Universe
10 February 2007
HOP away toads, you’ve lost your title as the world’s strongest animal.
The palm salamander’s strength doesn’t come from muscle power alone but from elastic tissue that researchers believe stores up energy before exploding on release.
High-speed video revealed that plethodontid salamanders released their tongues at a rate faster than could be achieved through muscle contraction alone.
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