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Offline Karen W.

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Well I would like to know! Wouldn't you?


 

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I'm purdy sure its the ant, but I'm not for certain.

I saw this one the Animal Plant one day! But I forgot lol
 

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The Dung Beetle has to be pretty much up there...





But then...there are many ways to determine strength and ways to compare it...

take the flea for example.....ewe could say it has the strongest legs ?(perhaps ?) because it can jump a zillion times it's own height !!...well maybe not exactly a zillion....perhaps a zillion and one !!


The answer lays in the insect world anyway.........I think !!.....either that or even smaller !!

« Last Edit: 20/01/2008 22:26:56 by neilep »
 

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That's a good one..... strongest human- Popeye...?
 

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Wow how heavy do you suppose that is Neil?

and haha opus
 

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Some sort of beetle.. rhinoceros? something like that
 

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I'm purdy sure its the ant, but I'm not for certain.

I saw this one the Animal Plant one day! But I forgot lol

Nope... But keep trying!
 

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The Dung Beetle has to be pretty much up there...





But then...there are many ways to determine strength and ways to compare it...

take the flea for example.....ewe could say it has the strongest legs ?(perhaps ?) because it can jump a zillion times it's own height !!...well maybe not exactly a zillion....perhaps a zillion and one !!


The answer lays in the insect world anyway.........I think !!.....either that or even smaller !!



You are so close.. that your on fire! We are comparing its strength in comparison to its own body weight!

Thanks for the beetle picture and response..and you are right about that insect world.. Aren't they

incredible!
« Last Edit: 21/01/2008 11:32:26 by Karen W. »
 

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That's a good one..... strongest human- Popeye...?

Oh Me love popeye.. But no cigar!
 

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Some sort of beetle.. rhinoceros? something like that

Thats exactly right!

Rhinoceros beetle can carry 250 times its own weight on its back setting the Guinness book of world records for being the strongest amongst animal human species, as per his own weight~!
 

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So why did you asked Karen! lol
 

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So that you might find and answer and perhaps some more interesting trivia about the Rhinocerous beetle....! YAYYYYYYYYYY! Does anyone know why this is possible for that beetle to do this.. As I do not know that part???
 

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Limpets are pretty strong aren't they - clinging to those rocks an' all......?
 

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I don't think I have ever seen a Limpet!
 

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