You may have heard the phrase to lose your head, which means you’re not acting very sensibly. But this sea slug takes that saying to a whole new level. It quite literally separates its head from its body, then grows a new body, complete with a new heart. Scientists in Japan recently discovered this bizarre behavior, but they don’t yet know why the slugs do it. Check it out:
Did you know? The ‘tentacles’ on a sea slug’s head are used to smell and taste the water around them. source
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This sea slug lost its head!