Thursday, February 26, 2009

How Strong is a Chimpanzee?

John Hawks has a very interesting article in Slate in which he looks at the experiments that have been done to find out how strong chimpanzees really are.
As it turns out, claims of chimpanzees being 5 to 9 times stronger are exaggerated, but they are still about twice as strong as humans.
The short article makes for really enjoyable reading, Go check it out.

I was surprised to read that that a chimp on all fours can easily outrun a human sprinter...

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