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7 Comparisons That Will Tell You Who Is Stronger: Humans or Insects?

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by Panther Pest Control Team

Well, we admit it Insects are incredibly strong for their size compared to us – humans. But let’s not rush it, because there are a lot of human beings that would feel very disappointed if you underestimate them.

Humans and insects both have amazing physical potential and this is why we listed below some interesting comparisons between humans and insects with mind blowing superpowers.

Similarities Between Humans and Insects

There are many ways in which humans and insects are very similar, although the two have very different body size. Almost half of the DNA code of fruit flies and humans is identical. Most of the both human and insect genes are the same and they perform very similar functions.

Insects and Humans both have similar body parts and internal organs such as:

  • Muscle and nerve cells (that work alike);
  • brains;
  • hearts;
  • digestive tracts;
  • reproductive organs (that do more or less the same things).

Beside the oxygen that is vital for the proper existence of both types, humans and insects all require food and they all produce wastes.

They Have Life-Time Superpowers


Many insects are predatory or parasitic, either on plants or on other insects or animals, including people, which makes the important to keep the balance of nature.

Many people are afraid of insects, (no fence insects) that this is probably because they’re creepy, disgusting, freaky, and scary.

Despite insects weird appearances, minuscule sizes and simple brains many of them possess incredible abilities that will put to shame not only other animals but humans as well.


There’s no need to depend on some fictional Marvel “masterpiece” if you want to see mutants. There are very real people with very real gene-based super abilities all around us!

Mutations are the means by which nature adds new variants into the genetic pool and they are passed along through the generations until they become a normal part of a species’ grander gene pool. Without mutations, evolution would not be possible!

For example, in our species’ recent past (around 12,000 years ago), a single human had a mutation that gave him the “superpower” to drink cow’s milk and not get sick, which was then passed to half the world’s population. Now we have cheeseburgers.

Well, enough… it’s time to check out the comparisons between 7 amazing human beings and insects with real-life superpowers! It’s up to you to decide who is stronger. Have fun!

7 Interesting Comparisons Between Insects and Humans That Will Help You Decide Who is Stronger


Rhinoceros Beetle vs Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson

The Rhinoceros Beetle can lift 30 times its own weight for over 30 min without tiring. This is comparable to a man walking a mile with a Cadillac on his head.

Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson holds the Guinness World Record for fastest fridge haul. He passed 20m carrying two fridges (450kg total weight) for 19.60 seconds.

FACT: The average human weight is 67.7 kg. Multiplying it 30 times equals exactly 2 031 kg. Do you think anyone can carry this amount for 30 minutes!

Continue reading and you’ll read about even more impressive achievements!

Dung Beetle vs Kevin Fast

A dung beetle can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night. That’s the equivalent of a human hauling almost 180,000 pounds or 6 fully loaded double-decker buses. Many dung beetles, known as rollers, roll dung into round balls, which are used as a food source or breeding chambers. Others, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in manure.

Kevin Fast holds several Guinness World Records including the heaviest aircraft pulled by a man (for 8.8m), which weighed in at a whopping 189 tonnes, heaviest truck pulled by an arm wrestling move, heaviest vehicle pulled over 100ft and the longest duration holding 500kg with the shoulders.

Titan Beetle vs Ali Bahçetepe

The Titan Beetle is the largest beetle in the Amazon. It has powerful mandibles capable of snapping a pencil in half or ripping human flesh.

Ali Bahçetepe (Turkey) currently holds the record for most concrete blocks broken with a karate chop. On 17 November 2010 Ali stacked 37 rows of 10 blocks and 36 rows of 6 blocks and he successfully broke 1,145 out of the 1,172 blocks.

Froghopper vs Evan Ungar

The Froghopper is a bug that can jump 28 inches high (71cm), which equals about 140 times its own height. That is the same as a person jumping 785 ft (240m) or almost twice the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The highest standing jump is 1.616 m (5.3 ft) and was achieved by Evan Ungar (Canada) in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, on 13 May 2016. Evan broke the record at One Health Clubs in Oakville, with a crowd of 100 people cheering him on.

Honey Bee vs Hossein Rezazadeh

The Honey Bee is capable of carrying its own weight in pollen and nectar. And what is, even more, impressing they can still fly when fully loaded.

Nicknamed the “Iranian Hercules”, Hossein Rezazadeh holds the world record in the clean and jerk with 263.5 kg. (Athens, 2004)

Ironclad Beetle vs Tim Cridland

The Ironclad beetle has one of the strongest exoskeletons on Earth. It can take a drill or a hammer & nail to pierce it.

Tim Cridland is the man that feels no pain. Tim has used this ability for shock entertainment by pushing needles and skewers through various body parts. Perhaps he won’t take a drill, but what he does is quite impressive.

Bombardier Beetle vs Wim Hof

When it comes to defensive strategies in the insect world, nothing beats the Bombardier beetle. This creature has the incredible ability to fire a hot mixture of chemical solution strong enough to injure its enemies. The toxic solution sprayed by the beetle can reach an impressive temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius.

Wim Hof is impervious to cold. Wim Hof climbed Mount Everest in nothing but a pair of bicycle shorts! The temperatures on Mount Everest can vary from between minus 35 degrees Celsius and minus 60 degrees Celsius – temperatures where any other human would have been killed in minutes without the correct protection.

Maybe Wim would be able to resist to Bombardier Beetle’s hot mixture of a chemical solution?

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