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X-Ray Shows How a Hamster Can Store So Much Food in Its Cheeks


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Hamsters appear to be able to stuff vast amounts of food inside their cheeks—even more than you can! How? This clip from the British television series Wild at Heart explains.

The hamster’s cheek pouches are huge. They extend all the way to its hips. You can see them fill up through x-ray images. And since the hamster doesn’t secrete saliva, the food remains undigested. 

Did you recognize the voice of the narrator? It’s David Tennant, the actor who played the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who.

-via Daily of the Day


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