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How to swallow without a tongue?

How do animals without tongues swallow? With one species - mudskippers - scientists have shown that these creatures use mouthfuls of water, like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues, to catch and swallow their prey.

Making batteries safer if kids swallow them

In every town at some point a child is admitted to hospital for swallowing a battery. The outcome can be serious: burns, damage to the digestive system, a torn esophagus. Researchers have investigated how to make batteries safer.

Graphic video: Watch anaconda puke out a cow in Brazilian jungle

If you nurse a horror of reptiles, especially overgrown ones, then you may want to skip this graphic footage of an anaconda from the jungles of Brazil, regurgitating an entire cow it swallowed.

'Family Feud' question on swallowing yields discomfort for host

'Family Feud' host Steve Harvey was drawn into an uncomfortable moment for a family television program after a seemingly innocuous question turned strikingly sexual.

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