Gallery: Super-Strong Mantis Shrimp Could Inspire New, Tougher Body Arm...


The Harlequin (or Peacock) Mantis Shrimp has the fastest recorded punch of any living animal (over 50mph!) – it can even smash through the glass in aquarium tanks. In fact, the shrimp’s tough little claws have a much higher specific strength and toughness than any synthetic composite material – and US scientists believe it could lead to stronger body armor.

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