Just Some Straight Up Epicness

This image makes an astoundingly little amount of sense to many of us, but it’s actually one of my favorite evolutionary developments. It’s known as the pharyngeal jaw, and is used to help eels ingest their prey. This is necessary because their thin mouths don’t create negative pressure to help gobble down unsuspecting prey, so once they bite, they use their throat jaws to pull the prey items down into their gullets. How is that not the coolest thing ever!?;

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