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Mechanical gears found in living creature
Teachable Moment: This is a great example of inadvertent biomimicry... we didn't even know that insects had already evolved a gear system long before we did!
Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered an insect that uses a gear mechanism to jump. They hypothesize that the mechanical advantage from the gear system enables them to jump quickly with
References: Popular Mechanics web site http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/the-first-gear-discovered-in-nature-15916433?click=pm_latest