Eat your heart out, Gene Simmons. The tongue of the Ecuadorian nectar bat Anoura fistulata unfurls to 8.5 centimeters--twice as long as related bats' tongues and half again as long as the animal itself. Such a lengthy licker, which has its base near the bat's sternum, is just the right size to lap from a certain species of flower, according to a report published last month in Nature.