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Kentucky Color - The Mightiest
The amazing ant: strongest of all Earth's heavy lifters
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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired State Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry
I can only assume that most of us have a fairly firm grasp on the idea that there are literally thousands of species of creatures upon our Ol' Terra firma.
Additionally I believe we recognize the one in the accompanying photo, the lowly ant, as being one of the very smallest.
However what usually escapes our consciousness is the fact, according to most sources, that the ant is the strongest of all Earth's heavy lifters.
It has been said that if an ant was big enough to drive a car and ran out of gas he could pick up the car and run 60 mph with it in his jaws to the gas station. -Billy Joe Fudge
This story was posted on 2012-04-07 06:17:02
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