We spend pretty much most of the day lifting, so that got us thinking… lift is the force that directly opposes weight, right?
So where in the F-scale (Fujita) would a Sharknado appear?
Is the world's strongest woman - Becca Swanson stronger than the world's strongest man - Zydrunas Savickas?
Would an ant win hands down in a lifting contest when put up against the mighty Gorilla?
Our latest infographic about lift provides an insight into the relationship between lift ratios versus weight:
Some key findings from our research include:
An average man
- Weighs in at 88 kilograms
- Can squat 57 kilograms
- Can lift 0.65x of body weight
An average woman
- Weighs in at 60 kilograms
- Can squat 50 kilograms
- Can lift 0.83x of body weight
World's strongest man - Zydrunas Savickas
- Weighs in at 186 kilograms
- Can squat 425 kilograms
- Can lift 2.3x of body weight
World's strongest woman - Becca Swanson
- Weighs in at 109 kilograms
- Can squat 387.5 kilograms
- Can lift 3.56x of body weight
- Weighs in at 220 kilograms
- Can lift 2,200 kilograms
- Can lift 10x of body weight
- Weighs in at a whopping 0.0005 kilograms
- Can lift 0.025 kilograms
- Can lift 50x of body weight
A Colony of up to 8 million workers: can up lift up to 200,000 kilograms
- Weighs in at 0.002 kilograms
- Can lift 2.282 kilograms
- Can lift 1,141x of body weight
An average dairy cow
- Delivers 67.1317 kilograms of poop. Every day
A Gorilla-sized dung beetle
- Could lift 251,020 kilograms
- Could lift the poop of 3,739 dairy cows - That's a load of CRAP!
For a tornado to lift a Great White shark it would need a minimum of:
- Minimum of 127mph consistent vertical winds
- That's almost a F3 tornado
Do you even lift, Bro?
Xibit - Yo Dawg! I heard you like to lift! So we put a lift on your lifted ride so you can be lifted whilst lifting!
Do you even lift your - car hydraulics?
- 1964 Impala weighs in at 1,542 kilograms
- An average forklift could lift a 2000 impala 4.27 meters before tipping over
- The world's largest fork lift can lift up to 100 Tons
A few more tons and it could lift your mother
Cargo plane - the Antonov An-225 Mriya
- Weighs in at (empty): 285,763 kilograms
- Max take-off weight 580,598 kilograms
Check me out bro. I'm lifting a spaceship!>
Crane the Liebherr LR 13000
- Weighs in at 100,697 kilograms
- Can lift 2,721,554 kilograms
- Can lift 27x more of its weight
In 24 hours pallet delivery company National Pallets and its partners:
- Can lift 19,000 palletised pallets
- Weighing in at 22,8000,000 kilograms per day
You'd need 91 Gorilla-sized Dung beetles to lift that match!
- Number of lorries in and out of the hub per 24 day: 500
- Weighs in 13,135,000 kilograms being total freight weight per day
It would take 525,4000,000 leaf cutter ants to ship that!