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WHOA! Science Facts You Didn’t Know Were Real

Fleas Can Accelerate 50 Times Faster Than Space Shuttles

Fleas may be annoying, but you’ve got to respect their acceleration superpowers. These crafty little creatures have a special ability to store and release energy because of a special protein that allows them to jump three inches in a millisecond. This equals out to an acceleration rate of 100 g, which is even more impressive when you realize that a space shuttle is only capable of about 5 g. While fleas have officially won our respect, we hope they’ll enjoy it from as far away as possible.