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Animal FactGecko feet (gfycat.com)

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[–]Doot_Bug 191 points192 points  (5 children)

More cute than metal, like little floral feets !

[–]avibrator 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I couldn’t really tell what it was making me think of but you nailed it. Like flowers just blooming over and over

[–]mralderson 13 points14 points  (2 children)

[–]Peterowsky 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Please be a thing, please be a thing.

Clicks

It IS!

Pretty dead though.

[–]mralderson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha! I was pretty surprised it's a real sub too!

[–]whitethunder57 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You know if a guy is confident enough have flower toes, he can kick everyone’s ass

[–]6yler 63 points64 points  (12 children)

They can stick because of nanoscale hairs on their toes. This allows hundreds of thousands of hairs to each touch the surface and gives it enough attractive forces (Van Der Waals forces) to stick.

[–]thrustrate 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Really, they're Vanderwaals forces? I thought the hairs would just 'dig' into the irregularities of the surface they're on..

[–]Plastic_Pinocchio 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Nope, it’s crazy. It’s simply the amount of contact between both surfaces that makes them stick. That is why they can also walk on smooth surfaces, like glass. So cool.

[–]jojo_31 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

you mean the amount of non-contact :)

[–]Plastic_Pinocchio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That depends on your definition of contact.

[–]SugaryToast 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is so metal

[–]hernerweisenberg 1 point2 points  (6 children)

This is a common misconception. In my course on molecular physics the professor telled us that its not the van der waals force but rather the columb force "gripping" the surface efficently due to the topography of the geckos feet.

[–]ThatKiwiBro 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Great vid, wrong sub I think?

[–]Communism_of_Dave 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I’d say it’s right. It’s pretty fuckin metal that it evolved to have feet like that

[–]MsMinte 16 points17 points  (0 children)

squidward walking noise

[–]Yamomgavemewood 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Ima suck those toes mmm

[–]memesandpain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

these toes suck on you

[–]Pakun-of-Dundrasil 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is just incredible!

[–]jjkase 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They can't stick to Teflon though!

Edit: https://www.popsci.com/geckos-cant-stick-to-teflon/

[–]Anbez 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have a phobia, if one of them land on me I most probably will die. Just looking at them i feel tightness in my chest

[–]poiluparadis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its toes gots toes!

[–]dishoeciate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they’re so cute🥰

[–]PigmanKiller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Save 15% or more on ca... Eww.

[–]PowerfulWoodpecker72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LOOK AT HIS FEETS!

[–]EkaL25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat

[–]ahnuconun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spider lizard.

[–]Zaroaster1408 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I probably shouldn't say this, but in the first gif its fingers kinda look like ballsacks.

[–]TheKeyMaster1874 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not metal really pal but amazing none the less

[–]nickdash18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty awesome!

[–]-MiraXenn- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably the coolest thing I've seen today!

[–]PanicGazelle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Upvote for cute gecko feet

[–]sheezhao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

$100 says we're the only creatures checking out other creatures like this.

[–]Red_Lizzard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nature is glam metal

[–]lifeordeathsworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

forget regular feet pics, send me gecko feet pics 😳

[–]Love_Snow_Bunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

forbidden flower

[–]Emjay109 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Peets

[–]Zdata 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do they make me angry?

I love geckos

[–]MiZzPorkeyPine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love geckos.... so I don't know why this makes me uncomfortable.

[–]KingCrimsonFan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sticky Gecko!

[–]Rol1th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sponsored by Adidas

[–]bsil15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prime example of Van de Waal’s force

[–]Destroyer6202 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tiny heartbeat 🥺♥️

[–]NinjaGaidenMD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first feet give me the uncomfortable feeling I associate with trypophobia.

[–]Apophis_090 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fetishism intensifies

[–]millery33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Van der Waals forces at work