Originally posted by Farkle:
the write up of a doco on ants in my local TV guide says that if added together all the ants in the world would weigh as much as all the people in the world added together.
It is a startling statistic but is it accurate?
I would be glad to work with estimates, but what is the mass of a typical ant? A typical person masses roughly, what, 70 kg? But I don't have a good estimate of an ant's mass...
(I do know that they can't move a rubber tree plant...)
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