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Leaproach jumping in slow motion

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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2011

The South African leaproach can propel itself through the air and land nearly 50 body lengths away (roughly one foot). This 2,000 fps video show the jumping action in slow motion, which accelerates the tiny cockroach with as much as 23 Gs of force.

Footage courtesy of Malcolm Burrows & Mike Picker

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