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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:28 AM

He ain't heavy ...


And, lest anyone think I'm trying to pull a bait and switch:

On edit:

From https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-are-chimpanzees-stronger-than-humans-1379994/

Why Are Chimpanzees Stronger Than Humans?
Chimps are far stronger than we are - but why?

By Rose Eveleth
JANUARY 14, 2013

Image: Kevin Case

This summer, two chimpanzees attacked a graduate student at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden. It wasn’t pretty:


In fact, the unfortunate student probably would have been better off had he been attacked by two humans. Chimps are far stronger than we are. Slate writes:

A chimpanzee had, pound for pound, as much as twice the strength of a human when it came to pulling weights. The apes beat us in leg strength, too, despite our reliance on our legs for locomotion. A 2006 study found that bonobos can jump one-third higher than top-level human athletes, and bonobo legs generate as much force as humans nearly two times heavier.

Other, more impressive figures often pop up when chimp attacks happen. Some say that chimps are five to eight times stronger than humans, but those figures come from an old, poorly designed study, says John Hawkes, an evolutionary biologist:


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