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21 Mind-Blowing Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom

By Becky Ferreira Jul 29, 2013

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14. The Archerfish

Most insect-eating fish rely on serendipity for their meals. An insect has a bad day, happens to bellyflop, and the fish gets lucky. But the archerfish doesn't take none of that crap. Instead of waiting around for insects to slip up, it's evolved a revolutionary offensive tactic: spitballs. As this video shows, archerfish shoot water bullets at insects hanging out near the water, dislodging them from their perches. They are incredibly accurate, with most hitting the target on the first shot. Given how hot this summer has been so far, having a water-gun installed into our bodies sounds like a pretty great superpower.

Tags: animals, science, superpowers, slideshows, goats, spiders

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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