As in movies, why is it that the bigger something or someone is the slower is appears to move? Eg. Antman in giant mode.

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As in movies, why is it that the bigger something or someone is the slower is appears to move? Eg. Antman in giant mode.

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It’s not just in movies. Think of ant and elephant

The strength of your muscles is based on how wide they are. Being longer doesn’t make them stronger.

As you get bigger, the cross-sectional area (width) of your muscle increases, but your weight increases more since you get longer too.

For example, if you become 2x bigger, that means 2x length, 2x width, and 2x height, and overall 8x heavier. However, your muscles, since length doesn’t matter, are only 4x stronger

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