Ostrich: The Super Kicker!
How hard can Ostriches kick?
An Ostrich can kick with a force of about 2,000 pounds per square inch that is 141 kg per square cm.
How fast can an Ostrich run?
This 300 pound bird not only is bulky and heavily built, but also has the ability to run at a speed of 60 miles per hour!
More Fun Ostrich Facts
The Ostrich is not only the world’s largest flightless bird. They have thin legs to keep their large body upright but the long legs of an Ostrich can be a formidable weapon and with a forward kick it is capable of killing potential predators, even a lion!
The feet of an Ostrich are only four inches long. But they possess two finger claws or two toes on each foot. So they bend their knees to prepare for a kick and with the help of their claws the Ostrich deliver a powerful kick. They kick forward because that is the direction their legs can bend.
A professional boxer can only hit 800 pounds per square inch. Thus an Ostrich can kick any human and kill them in a single kick!
Scientists suggest that the ostrich is related to the giant Tyrannosaurus rex, the dinosaur that created havoc in all Jurassic Park movies!