time to put on my final exam outfit
You ever see a bird clutching onto a branch high in a tree and wonder, “What happens if it falls asleep? How could it hold on?”
The avian talon works through a “pulley system of tendons,” according to the animal morphology blog Ars Anatomica, and it can lock into place.
"The bird’s foot closes and grasps automatically as the ankle and knee joints are bent," we read. "This grasp cannot be released until the limb is straightened again."
So, instead of expending precious energy holding the muscles tight—as you would if you were hanging onto a branch with your fists/arms—the system simply physically locks in place.
Read more. [Image: Ars Anatomica]
Here is a short comic I made today- I hope you like it!
IF U EVER FEEL SAD REMEMBER THERE IS A FLOWER CALLED HANGING NAKED MEN AND IT LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE PURPLE MEN WITH THEIR DICKS OUT
ISNT NATURE WONDERFUL
I don’t want to talk about it