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Alligator's Bite Could Lift A Small Truck

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March 29, 2002
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Florida State University
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Picture the jaws of a 12-foot alligator clamping down on its prey. Now think of the jolt one would feel by tying a rope to a small pickup truck and trying to hold on after dropping it from the roof of a tall building. What's the point? Well, a Florida State University researcher has discovered that the strength of the alligator's bite and the jolt one would feel when the truck reached the end of its rope are nearly identical.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Picture the jaws of a 12-foot alligator clamping down on its prey. Now think of the jolt one would feel by tying a rope to a small pickup truck and trying to hold on after dropping it from the roof of a tall building.


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Florida State University. (2002, March 29). Alligator's Bite Could Lift A Small Truck. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/03/020328073615.htm
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