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Mantis Shrimp Have The Ocean’s Fastest Punch. Now We Know How Their Claws Survive – ScienceAlert

The mantis shrimp is quite a fearsome foe. While they’re neither shrimp nor mantis, this marine crustacean, measuring about just 10 centimetres (4 inches) long, has incredible eyes that can see cancer, and a club-like hand that can throw the fastest

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The mantis shrimp is quite a fearsome foe. While they’re neither shrimp nor mantis, this marine crustacean, measuring about just 10 centimetres (4 inches) long, has incredible eyes that can see cancer, and a club-like hand that can throw the fastest punches in the ocean.
We’re talking 23 metres per second, and creating 1,500 newtons of force per punch.
“Think about punching a wall a couple thousand times at those speeds and not breaking your fist,” said University of California material scient…

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