Insect resembles Sonic’s movement


Since its inception in Sonic 2, the spin dash has become an important method of movement in Sonic games.  It seems that the spin dash is no longer exclusive to the Blue Blur.  This week, researchers at Georgia Southern University discovered that the larva of tiger beetles utilize wheeled locomotion as a means of propulsion.  With the help of wind, these rolled up larva can even move up hill.  The discovery has led some to make comparisons to Sega’s blue hedgehog.

Hopefully Sega will not catch wind of this and decide to introduce a tiger beetle into Sonic’s plehotra of friends. What other animals have attributes that remind you of Sonic?

[Source: Mother Nature Network]

  • grolt

    Best. News Article. Ever.

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