September 20th, 2006


это не кадр из фильма ужасов...


...такие существа действительно живут на нашей планете

Star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) uses this exquisitely sensitive organ to explore its dark, damp world.
Although the star is less than half an inch across, its surface is supplied with more than 100,000 large nerve fibers. By comparison, the touch receptors in the human hand are equipped with only about 17,000 of these fibers. Imagine having six times the sensitivity of your entire hand concentrated in a single fingertip.

American Museum of Natural History: A Star is Born

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