MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
The Star-Nosed Mole’s nose features 22, fully articulated, tentacles that can grab and hold prey.
- The mole’s nose is the most sensitive touch organ in the world
- It’s smaller than a fingertip, but has more touch nerves than an entire human hand
- Because they’re blind, the Star-nosed mole uses its nose to navigate the world like most animals use their eyes
- The mole is also the only mammal capable of using its nose to smell underwater
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.