05/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Beetle Is The World's Strongest Insect

After months of trials, a contender for the title of World's Strongest Insect was named by scientists today.

The dung beetle species Onthophagus taurus can pull a load 1,141 times its own body weight - the equivalent of an average person pulling six fully laden double decker buses.

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