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11 Super-Strong Animals That'll Make You Want To Hit The Gym

These animals are the strongest of the strong. Not unlike the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, thanks to its SUPERSTRUCTURE™ heavily composed of Advanced High Strength Steel.

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1. The copepod (Acartia tonsa) is the strongest pound-for-pound animal on Earth.

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According to Professor Thomas Kiørboe, "[Copepods] jump at a rate of half a metre per second, and that’s within a few thousandths of a second. It shows that copepods — in relation to their size — are more than 10 times as strong as has been previously documented for any other animal or even man-made motors."

2. The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) proves that power can come in small packages.

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In a study comparing bite force quotient (the measure of an animal's bite power relevant to its size), the Tasmanian devil registered a 181, while an American Black Bear only measured in at a 64.

3. The dung beetle (Onthophagus taurus) would be the guy you'd ask to help you move.

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In a study, it was found that the beetle could pull 1,141 times its own body weight. To put that into perspective, that would be the same as a 155-pound man pulling a little more than 88 tonnes.

4. The mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyallarus) said knock you out!

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High-speed cameras have captured the punch in action, and calculations have been made that cite speeds of punching power from 50 to 83 kilometres per hour. This strike is so fast that it causes the surrounding water to boil.

5. Saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) would really regret biting their own tongue.

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Humans use about 150–100 psi, or 890 newtons. when taking a bite into their meal. Saltwater crocodiles, on the other hand, illicit 3,700 psi (16,460 newtons) of biting force.

6. The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) has talons... Large talons.

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The average human can squeeze about 20 psi with their hands. The talons of the golden eagle measures anywhere between 450 and 750 psi.

7. Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a powerhouse of the sea.

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In a study, a particular blue whale had an estimated mass of 70,800 kg and produced a maximum force of 60 kilonewtons. Being that some blue whales can grow up to two times more that size, 60 kilonewtons may not be all that impressive.

8. The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) always skips leg day.

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Gorillas are gifted with much larger muscles in their arms when compared to their legs. This physique gives gorillas 6 times the upper-body strength of an average human.

9. Limpets (Patella vulgata) produce something you can dig your teeth into.

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Aquatic snails, known as limpets, possess strong teeth that scrape over rocks as they are feeding. Due to the necessary means to feed, limpet teeth have evolved super strength. In a study, it was revealed that limpet teeth measured the highest recorded tensile strength for a biological material ever.

10. African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and their trunks lift things up and put them down.

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The trunk is comprised of eight major muscles on each side and 150,000 muscle fascicles. These muscles get a workout with the African elephant's ability to lift 300–500 kg.

11. The giant palm salamander (Bolitoglossa dofleini) has the strongest muscle on the planet. THE PLANET!

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The power generated from the giant palm salamander's tongue muscle is the greatest expenditure of power from any animal muscle studied. Releasing over 18,000 watts of power per kilogram of muscle, it trumps the previous record holder of 9,600 watts per kilogram, which was held by the Colorado River toad.

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