ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

A lot of discussion has been raging over the new shape of Godzilla...namely, has the dude put on a whole ton of weight?

Well, some cool science-minded peeps at Popular Mechanics have taken a look at the biology of Godzilla, and it's pretty mind-blowing/awesome/hilarious. Check it out!

The new Godzilla is 150,000 tons heavier and 200 feet taller than the last.

Here's a helpful - and totally excellent - diagram.

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At this size, Godzilla is - apparently - medically impossible

Image: Policymic
Image: Policymic

Popular Mechanics say: 'No actual animal could take the pressure of being so massive: It would overheat, its organs would implode, and it would need to mainline butter to get enough calories.'

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Weight Problems

Godzilla would weigh 164,000 tons - 'he would surpass the theoretical weight limit for land animals—110 to 1100 tons.'

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Getting Boney

With his size, 'the force on Godzilla's bones is roughly 20 times greater than the force on a T. rex's, so his bones would need to be phenomenally strong.' Problem is, his bones would need to be able to 'handle 3000 MPa—the same pressure found at the base of earth's lithosphere'!

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What do you reckon? Could Godzilla muster up the sheer tendon strength to cause havoc on Earth?


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