Squids Can Fly 100 Feet Through The Air!

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The oceanic squid can fly more than 100 feet through the air at speeds faster than Usain Bolt if it wants to escape predators, Japanese researchers said. The mollusc propels itself out of the ocean by shooting a jet of water at high pressure, before opening its fins to glide at up to 35ft per second, Jun Yamamoto of Hokkaido University said. Olympic Gold medalist Bolt averaged 32ft a second when he bagged gold in London last year. ‘There were always witnesses and rumors that said squid were seen flying, and we have proved that it really is true,’ Yamamoto told AFP.” w/ photos

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