Thursday, March 01, 2012

T Rex Had Strongest Bite Ever

Study: "T. rex had the strongest bite, ever".
Past studies estimated the T. rex's biting force to be as powerful as 13,400 Newtons (3,012 lbs). However, the new British study, which tested a wider range of muscles, found the biting force was more likely between 35,000 (7,868 lbs) and 57,000 Newtons (12,814 lbs) in a single rear tooth.

"That's equivalent to a medium-sized elephant sitting on you." Dr Bates told the BBC.

The human biting force is typically less than 1,000 Newtons.
(Via Don S.)