Friday, May 18, 2012

The Mighty Ant

Ants might be some of the smallest insects out there, but they are also some of the strongest! Did you know an ant can lift more than 50 times its own weight?!

To put this feat of strength into perspective, the average adult male weighs 191 pounds. Fifty times his weight would be 9,550 pounds; that's roughly the equivalent of lifting two mid-sized cars! Think you could do that?

Want to see an ant in action? That watch this short video we found of an art hauling off a large crumb he found on the sidewalk - and check out how fast he moves with it!

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