After months of grueling tests, a species of horned dung beetle takes the title for world’s strongest insect.
The beetle, called Onthophagus taurus, was found to be able to pull a whopping 1,141 times its own body weight, which is the equivalent of a 150-pound (70-kilogram) person lifting six full double-decker buses. While the study researcher knows of a mite that can take on a hair more, that organism is an arachnid, not an insect.
Isn’t this the sh#t eating bug? Does that mean if we eat sh#t we will be stronger?