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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.


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.'


Weight Problems

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


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'!


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


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