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Let’s just take this moment to appreciate that this creature is harmless to humans.

Let me explain.

This here is the Eastern Hercules beetle, the largest beetle in the United States. And before anyone tries to debunk me, this is a female one. Female Hercules beetles do not have horns.

The Hercules Beetle is proportionately the strongest animal in the world. Most types of Hercules beetles can lift or otherwise move 850 times their own body weight. That is insane. I can barely even lift twice my body weight. (I weigh roughly 200 lbs.)

This girl here was able to push my fingers apart when I picked her up by the shell. Not like I was trying to crush her or anything, but that’s still super impressive.

I’m just glad these things can’t hurt humans. We probably wouldn’t be here today if Hercules beetles could hurt us.

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