Scientists Have Studied The Freaky Weirdness of The Cat Tongue And Turned It Into a Hairbrush

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If you want to design something right, look to nature for inspiration – that’s the message from scientists who have produced a new type of brush, based on a detailed analysis of a cat’s tongue and its ultra-effective grooming capabilities.

In particular, the team looked at certain types of papillae on the tongues of cats, tiny scoop-shaped structures made of keratin that help give the tongue its texture. With high-speed videos, CT scans, and other measurements, the researchers investigated how these little spines work – and create their prototype hairbrush.

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