Kleiber’s Law

Here is something incredibly interesting I learned called Kleiber’s Law.

Kleiber’s Law states that an animal’s metabolic rate scales to the 3/4 power of the animal’s mass.

This follows that each time you double the mass of an organism, the organism requires to the 3/4 power the amount food per unit mass, and the average cell in its body will use to the 3/4 power the amount of energy to function at optimal capacity.

Incredibly interesting.

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