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Elephants might be strong, but they are weak compared to ants because ants have certain advantages that allow them to outlift their larger competitors.
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– Exoskeleton: a rigid external covering for the body in some invertebrate animals, especially arthropods, providing both support and protection.
– Endoskeleton: an internal skeleton, such as the bony or cartilaginous skeleton of vertebrates.
– Leverage: the exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever.
– Square-cube law: a mathematical principle, applied in a variety of scientific fields, which describes the relationship between the volume and the surface area as a shape’s size increases or decreases.
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