Trivia Bits for Aug 24, 2019

By Leslie Elman

August 24, 2019 1 min read

A chameleon's tongue extends to twice its body length, and it darts out lighting fast. The tip is covered with sticky goo that's adhesive enough to trap prey weighing about 30 percent of the chameleon's weight. That's like a 60-pound kid eating a 20-pound watermelon, rind and all (not something you should try at home).

In the 1990s, the U.S. Justice Department ran Operation Chameleon to stop smugglers of what?

A) Counterfeit leather goods

B) Drugs

C) Firearms

D) Reptiles

Previous answer: Julia Child helped develop repellant to keep sharks away from underwater explosives.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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