Praying Mantis Shrimp punches hardest and fastest in the world.It is neither mantis or shrimp, but it is relative to lobster. Praying Mantis Shrimp is a member of the Stomatopoda order, marine crustaceans.
This amazing sea creature has some incredible power behind its fists and can punch as fast as the 22-caliber bullet. The power behind the punch is the storage and release of phenomenal amounts of energy. These creatures are the vicious and deadly predator.
The punch is delivered when the flexor muscles release the appendage, simultaneously releasing the saddle spring mechanism. This shoots the leg forward and delivers a blow with 10,000 times the force of gravity and a speed of between 12-23 meters per second underwater. When the appendages moving so fast, a process known as “cavitation” occurs. This is when the water surrounding the limb heats up so fast it vaporizes, creating cavitation bubbles from the vapor. When these collapse an implosion occurs and basically attacks the prey all over again, along with a flash of heat light and sound caused by the energy released.