The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant

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    Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  4 months ago +6963

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  • Jan Sommer
    Jan Sommer 8 hours ago

    Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

  • Ahmed Ali
    Ahmed Ali 13 hours ago

    Ants 'attacking"
    Other ant warkers: WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL

  • Prodigy-Ideology
    Prodigy-Ideology 21 hour ago

    I can see this as a movie or is it just me

  • Shaviah Ferguson

    They aren’t animals

  • Shortsy Stories
    Shortsy Stories Day ago

    Math doesn't check out, only way if ants are 20% of all biomass is if humans are an even larger part, which would mean all the rest of life(no plants) combined make up 50-60% of all biomass. Don't think so. Also couldn't find confirmation of the number in the sources of the sources provided in the description. Odd!

  • xyber6
    xyber6 Day ago

    Regardless of who wins the war... Khorne cares not where the blood flows.

  • StefanoEMP
    StefanoEMP Day ago

    Am I the only one thinking that an ant war game would be awesome?

  • Jakov Krezo
    Jakov Krezo Day ago


  • BagelSecelle
    BagelSecelle Day ago

    Why my history teacher only thought me about battles of world war 1 and 2 and now the great ant war?

  • Tchit87
    Tchit87 2 days ago

    3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

  • F.B.I
    F.B.I 2 days ago

    Ants: I will make ww2 look like a tea party.

    NOODLES ARE NEEDLES 3 days ago

    Thank you, for helping my biology project!

  • GamingWithMatt
    GamingWithMatt 4 days ago +1

    So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

  • Till K.
    Till K. 5 days ago

    Is this actually Happening? 🤔

  • Eli jakubowicz
    Eli jakubowicz 5 days ago

    after humans, ants are the next most successful species in the world

  • Foxyfoxgames 227
    Foxyfoxgames 227 5 days ago

    Queen:we need to block of the entrances
    Worker ant:what do we do?!?
    Queen ant:You have to put down the rocks and use your head
    Worker ant:OKEY DOCKEY!!!!!

  • Isaac of Thales
    Isaac of Thales 6 days ago

    More ant videos

  • itachi quebrado ninja


  • クロムート96
    クロムート96 8 days ago


    THE FALLACY HUNTER 8 days ago

    At least their war will not threaten the earth

  • Ion Huang
    Ion Huang 9 days ago

    I just find it as personification when leaf cutter worker ants just hold army ants in place while their soldiers rip their heads off.

  • The Peoples Republic Of Disney

    Army ants over run there enemy’s with numbers.

    The Soviet Union is pleased

  • Necron
    Necron 9 days ago

    These boys have some insane antics

  • Desh Darkwolf
    Desh Darkwolf 9 days ago

    solo lo vi en sugerencia el video y wow me enganche demasiado, yo pensaba que solamente atacaban por entrar a su territorio o algo asi :o

  • Ronan Hayes
    Ronan Hayes 9 days ago

    What would happen if they like : you know guys were all ants let's just stop fighting. so all ants stop fighting

    • Fortune Master
      Fortune Master 7 days ago

      Some might get upset, but it works only in fairy tales

  • iron CYR
    iron CYR 10 days ago

    Ants: have a war
    Human world wars: *insolence*

  • HeHe Boizzz
    HeHe Boizzz 10 days ago

    *A n t s l i ke WaR*
    Me: Wait.That exactly like us!

  • BlueYakes
    BlueYakes 11 days ago

    Grand Theft Anto

  • Belinda Wong
    Belinda Wong 12 days ago

    Adolf Hitler - I WILL START MANY WARS
    Ants - Hold my beer

    *i don’t know how wars work*

  • Marmio64 Marmio64
    Marmio64 Marmio64 13 days ago

    Total war: Ants when?

  • Dabbing Cat
    Dabbing Cat 13 days ago

    If I see another type of ant attacking a leaf cutter I’mma smash them

  • carlos cardoso uchia
    carlos cardoso uchia 13 days ago

    awesome video...

  • Demian Miguel Rached
    Demian Miguel Rached 13 days ago

    Visualmente creo q se volvió mi video favorito

  • Rosalba Ibarra
    Rosalba Ibarra 13 days ago

    This is crazy

  • D.O.A Moba
    D.O.A Moba 13 days ago

    Did ants have their own Jesus, Buddha, Nelson Mandela, or Donald Trump? No, thats why we are special

  • Max Xenofontov
    Max Xenofontov 13 days ago

    I NEED a videogame about this!

  • Sobhan Gogoi
    Sobhan Gogoi 14 days ago

    Army ant attack they said
    Sometimes brains are better then brawl they said.
    An ant with a square head- Say no more

  • hurze
    hurze 15 days ago

    I wanna eat their larvae

  • haklısın ama
    haklısın ama 15 days ago

    Scott lang is like

  • Abylaikhan Kaldybek
    Abylaikhan Kaldybek 15 days ago

    Really interesting. Thanks for Russian subtiters

  • A_can_of_my_favorite_drink

    Damn, Ants are Metal af

  • Blockof Witches
    Blockof Witches 16 days ago

    It’s funny to think about the people who just watched these ants live their lives to bring this information

  • Ultimate Forge
    Ultimate Forge 16 days ago

    So..... ants are literally just small people?

  • Javier Gallegos
    Javier Gallegos 16 days ago

    *this is why i want to be a ant*

  • Rizal exe
    Rizal exe 16 days ago

    Kenapa pas gambar peta ,pulau negara Indonesia cuma garis2 ?

  • Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man

    "A single ant is pretty useless, but together can achieve stunning feats."
    -Apes- Ants together strong

  • Yusti Arumni
    Yusti Arumni 16 days ago

    Army ants:lets steal the food of this colony
    Square boi:im gonna stop this ant whole career

  • EDCHRIS Hanopol
    EDCHRIS Hanopol 16 days ago

    Ants wages war against each other. While humans just pisses on them haha.

  • Saimah Ali
    Saimah Ali 16 days ago

    Army ants are good but there protecting there larvae

  • Elenicia Santos
    Elenicia Santos 17 days ago

    faz dos termites

  • Weird Kid
    Weird Kid 17 days ago

    What if there will be a evolution of ants where they team up with eachother and kill humans🤔

  • Fried chicken Watermelon

    What are his animations

  • jayvhon calma
    jayvhon calma 17 days ago

    Ants invented warfare humans are about or have perfected it

  • Shees Sajjad Gul
    Shees Sajjad Gul 17 days ago


  • Patatamanjhui
    Patatamanjhui 17 days ago +1

    You imagine a Nazi ant? Lol

  • Encep Jones
    Encep Jones 17 days ago

    So basicaly, army ant is the mongols of ant world

  • patrix201 guajardo salazar

    Si se basara un juego con esta animasion bista desde arriba se aria un buen juego

  • Will Zhao
    Will Zhao 18 days ago

    AntsCanada is his own army

  • Mimine 2002
    Mimine 2002 18 days ago

    Dude mine were cannibals