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Evolution's Top 10 Coolest Tricks!

Tentacle Nose

The star-nosed mole is one of the most famously odd-looking creatures of all time (the true winner of that title is coming up in the next slide). It has evolved a fascinating crop of fleshy appendages around its snout, which help it sense its position, size up its food, and even detect seismic activity! It's the ultimate example of evolution finding an edge to help the species survive, no matter how weird. And it's cute in its own way, though we wouldn't be too eager to lean in for a kiss.

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