Insects and Inebriation
Friday, April 17, 2009 | Author: eventer79
You know you tuned in just for your Friday Fun Fact! So here you go!

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

This is equivalent to a 150 lb human lifting 7500 lbs and pulling 4500 lbs. That means the Ant-Human can single-handedly bench press a female elephant and drag a female hippopotamus. That makes me tired.....

My question is: who paid for the research that ferreted out which side ants fall on when they are drunk? Did someone follow ants to tiny clandestine pubs or feed them insect-sized cocktails?

I can say with some authority that a human will fall pretty much any which way when intoxicated, but only after asserting that they are in fact NOT intoxicated and don't need any help at all, thank you very much.

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On April 17, 2009 at 10:13 AM , lifeshighway said...

I want to put out tiny cups of margaritas and watch ants fall over. The finding must be validated.