Scientists believe the human body only has 650 muscles. A caterpillar, approximately the same size as an adult finger, has almost twice as many. Makes you feel incredibly inferior doesn't it? But why does a creature so small need so many? Speed. They can move at an extremely quick pace which helps them to get away from predators!
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