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FACT: Pigs can’t fly, but squids can

Trust the Japanese to unlock the secrets of the world in a way we can’t: a bunch of Japanese researchers recently discovered that the oceanic Neon Flying Squid can propel itself out of the ocean and over 30 metres through the air by shooting jets of water at high pressure. It can glide at up to 11.2 metres per second by opening its fins and reach a speed greater than the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. And here we were thinking that squids couldn’t possibly get any more cooler.

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