Fact Contest! Amazing Facts About Amazing Feats of Strength
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Today's topic: Amazing Feats of Strength
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Tough competition! Let's go with these:
The strongest human can only lift approximately three times his own body weight. But the strongest animal, the oribatid mite, can lift 1,180 times its own weight. —John T. Brown
Guinness World Records holder, Sakinat Khanapiyeva, is the strongest grandma in the world. The 76-year-old from Dagestan, Russia, can lift a 52-pound (24-kg) dumb-bell, break horseshoes and twist 2-inch (5-cm) steel rods. She first discovered her strength when she was 10 years old, after she was able to move a 661-pound (299-kg) container of grain, which is equivalent to the weight of four grown men, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. —Donna Walker
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