Is Bigger Better?

From MinuteEarth.

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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.

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– 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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