Measuring animal superlatives: How strong are gecko toe pads?

One thing I learned from doing the Planet Earth posts is that we are OBSESSED with superlatives. The world’s largest animal, smallest amphibian, fastest runner, highest jumper, we cannot stop looking for the best, worst, most in animals.

And along those lines, Dr. Travis Hagey set out to test how adhesive gecko toe pads are. Are they the most sticky surface in the animal kingdom? Find out here!gecko