Ant Lifts Weight 100 Times Heavier Than Own Body Weight In Ant World's Jersey Shore Try-Outs

What you're looking at is not only the winner of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council photo competition, it's also the moment when humans became fearful of the mighty weightlifting ant race.

As your eyes have clocked from the words "500mg" written on the weight, it's lifting approximately 100 times its own body weight. Also visible in the photo (apart from the ant's cruel fate flashing before its eyes, as it envisions a future taking on human civilization, only to be crushed with a single lazy spray of Rentokil) is the tiny little wet pads on each foot that helps lift heavy weights. I could do with some of those for the gym. [PopSci]


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