JUNE 3, 2017. Easy being green By Sabriamin M. A chameleon peeps out from its perch. These little creatures' tongues pack quite a punch. If compared to a car, a chameleon's tongue would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second.
A colourful Jackson's chameleon waits on its perch (pictured). Chameleon tongues are made up of three main parts: the sticky pad at the end' the coils of accelerator muscles which launch it, and the retractor muscles – both of which are coiled around a small horn of bone in the mouth called the hyoid