Strongest organism: Most powerful living thing is the gonorrhea bacterium.

The Strongest Organism on Earth Isn’t an Ant

The Strongest Organism on Earth Isn’t an Ant

The state of the universe.
Oct. 25 2014 3:51 PM

The Strongest Organism on Earth

It isn’t an ant.

screen_shot_20141025_at_14.31.50

­What’s the strongest living thing on Earth by size? Researchers learned in 2008 that it’s not an ant but the bacterium of a sexually transmitted infection. Bonus: They filmed its herculean activities on a microscopic scale.

 

Rachel Stewart is an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Check out her work here.