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Rolling Salamander and Caterpillars: Mother Nature Invented the Wheel

Did humans really invented the wheel? It seems like Mother Nature had us beat: salamanders and caterpillars have been "rolling" like a wheel long before humans invented it.

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@ Chris and Alex

A lot of Bacteria use their flagellum to move, and it is a whip. but the base of it functions as a simple wheel, or at least a rotating system with an axle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagella#Bacterial_flagellum
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If I remember correctly I believe that there is also a type of desert spider that cartwheels, well, like a wheel down a sand dune to avoid being eaten by lizards.
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