Geckos in space: Games show different behavior (VIDEO).

Watch Adorable Space Geckos Party in Zero Gravity

Watch Adorable Space Geckos Party in Zero Gravity

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May 3 2015 8:59 AM

Space Geckos

The adorable games lizards played in zero gravity.  

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On land, geckos tend to be your typical, no-nonsense lizard: the friskiest they might get is to try and sell you car insurance. In space, they get a bit more loose, seen here playing with a collar in microgravity. What brought on this particular behavior? Researchers studying the geckos hypothesize their cold-blooded physiology may play a role.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.