Thursday, March 15, 2007

Feeding the Most Explosive Tongue

Today I am proud to combine this week's Learning 2.0 lesson -- RSS feeds -- with a Curiomanic Tidbit -- The Most Explosive Tongue.

I signed up for an account at Bloglines and I have subscribed to a number of RSS feeds. So far it hasn't worked as advertised in that I haven't found any little orange RSS buttons on the websites I want to be fed from. So, I feel a little lazy in that I've just added the URLs in to my Feed list. I haven't clicked any RSS buttons and seen XML code. Whatever works, I guess. I wanted to add a feed from my bro's YouTube site, but it didn't seem to be available. Maybe there is a way?

So anyway, in addition to adding feeds from my favorite blogs I also chose from a list of feeds suggested by Bloglines. One of these is National Geographic News: Animals & Nature which brings me to:
Today's Curiomanic tidbit:
According to the National Geographic News, "The giant palm salamander of Central America (Bolitoglossa dofleini) captures fast-moving bugs with an explosive tongue thrust that releases over 18,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle."
You may notice that this guy isn't exactly "giant", but when you can pack that kind of power, size really doesn't matter.

My tongue gets tired just from eating a double scoop ice cream cone.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I don't get the whole bloglines thing either. I haven't really bothered with it. I just have a list of favorite blogs and I check them daily. Oh well....maybe you can educate me on it if you figure it out!! I love that you started a flickr account as well! Isn't all this super fun?