50 years ago, scientists thought they knew why geckos had sticky feet

Excerpt from the September 6, 1969 issue of Science News

gecko underside

STICKY FEATS  Each of a tokay gecko’s (Gekko gecko) four feet has nearly 500,000 tiny hairs that help the nocturnal reptiles stick to glass and other slick surfaces.

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