How high can a flea jump?

  • 1 inch
  • 3 inches
  • 7 inches correct

    A flea can jump vertically up to 7 inches and horizontally up to 13 inches, making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals (relative to body size), second only to the froghopper. Their legs are long, the hind pair well adapted for jumping. If humans had the jumping power of a flea, a 6 ft. person could make a jump 295 ft. long and 160 ft. high.

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