Friday, July 24, 2009

Ant Strength : Myth vs Reality

In our ongoing series about the true nature of ants, specifically, their ability to carry multiples of their own weight, we have run into many, many obstacles.

Notably, there is the rumour I heard when I was about 10 years old: that ants can carry 8x their body weight. But just now, on Franny's Feet, they said that an ant can carry 20x their own weight!

WTF?!? Was I misinformed?

What if they are getting stronger? And stronger? And STRONGER?!?

We're doomed.