There is something that's been bothering me about the strength claims for ants. - People say that the ant is considered strong because they can naturally lift up to 5 times their own body weight. If scaled to relative human size, a 150 lb ant carrying a 750 lb object doesn't seem right somehow. The reason it seems wrong to me is because of earth's gravity- if you dropped miniscule ant out of an airplane, it wouldn't really reach a terminal velocity that could kill it. If the ant weiged 150 lbs however, it's impact to scale would be alot worse (would hit the ground at around 120-150 mph, and make a really horrific 'splat' sound when it landed). I'm thinking that there is something to the earth's gravitational pull that's absolute, and isn't taken into consideration when people talk about ant strength.......but I have no idea what it is. I am terrible with math, and this question is really just a hunch, but am I on to something?