The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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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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    • dot
      dot  7 hours back

      -Matter didn’t create anti matter
      -Anti matter didn’t create matter
      (Both of them were present at the time of big bang)
      -Both of them didn’t create themselves.
      -Both of them came from an unimaginable source, that unimaginable source created matter and antimatter (everything) thats why it is known as “the creator” of everything.
      —and that unimaginable creator created all prophets (approx 124,000 from Prophet Adam to Prophet Mohammad pbuh) who introduced God/Allah (an unimaginable creator) as well as they came to us with the complete and beautiful guidance of mankind from the creator of mankind.
      Thank u :)

    • E Dab
      E Dab  16 hours back

      Make a video about rabies

    • bernette Nuwusab
      bernette Nuwusab  2 days back

      Would legalizing all drugs lower world population

    • Steve
      Steve  2 days back

      >20K comments! People really love this vid.

    • Yeti MindTricks
      Yeti MindTricks  2 days back

      "War is something humans decided not to do anymore."


  • Keith Kok
    Keith Kok  1 hours back

    Sadly not really informative, rather watch ants Canada

    • Pizza
      Pizza  1 hours back

      So many compositions :o

      • Need you now
        Need you now  2 hours back

        Cant wait for when kurtzgesagt reaches 10 million subs

        • fire
          fire  2 hours back

          Am I the only one who moves my eyes side to side during this 0:21

          • shane chatchavalkawinkul

            can you do one about fungi plz

          • Hyrule Legend
            Hyrule Legend  3 hours back

            Thank God these fuckers are just barely more intelligent than a walnut

            • NotMason1
              NotMason1  4 hours back

              More ant videos please.

              • Sultan Alanazi
                Sultan Alanazi  4 hours back

                Ants are savage bitches

                • Charlie Forster
                  Charlie Forster  4 hours back

                  Make that video

                  • Henry Portway
                    Henry Portway  4 hours back

                    Who else is feeling itchy

                    • Dodgeball 3069
                      Dodgeball 3069  5 hours back

                      This somehow reminds me of piper the perri meme

                      • Beep Neep the Sheep
                        Beep Neep the Sheep  5 hours back

                        Army ants: fighting to the death

                        me with water gun: *when I pull this trigger, half of all ants will disappear.*

                        • Mark N
                          Mark N  5 hours back

                          Ever thought about doing a video on Quantum Immortality or Supersymmetry?

                          • Maël Duchesneau
                            Maël Duchesneau  5 hours back

                            World war A... Can't wait for that movie

                            • Allan Barbosa
                              Allan Barbosa  5 hours back


                              • helterskelter416
                                helterskelter416  5 hours back

                                with ants being on average a few milligrams, ranging from 1-5 normally, and outnumbering humans 1,250,000 to one approximately, and the average weight of a human being about 140 lbs, aaaand with humans by mass averaging about 6-7 million times that of an ant, ants cannot possibly make up 20% of the total biomass for the animal kingdom unless humans make up a staggeringly large percentage. assuming that your numbers are correct, then there is very little, if any, of the biomass being made up by other members of the animal kingdom, which we know is false since we know they exist.

                                • degenerous animations
                                  degenerous animations  5 hours back

                                  are army ants rlly that strong me: help the other Ants fight the army ants also me:I THINK WE KNOW WHOS FINISHING THIS WAR!

                                  • helterskelter416
                                    helterskelter416  5 hours back

                                    ten thousand trillion? you mean 10 quadrillion? whats next? one hundred ten thousand for 1 million? eight two and a half for 20? X'D

                                    • Oyun böyük yegenim
                                      Oyun böyük yegenim  5 hours back

                                      Jinette baveddennim

                                      • Wubba lubba dub dub
                                        Wubba lubba dub dub  5 hours back

                                        I love your videos and very thanks for tukish subtitle

                                        • Austin Bunkelman
                                          Austin Bunkelman  6 hours back

                                          20 PERCENT. Holy.

                                          • Jonny Anderson
                                            Jonny Anderson  6 hours back

                                            Cant wait for when kurtzgesagt reaches 10 million subs

                                            • Franklinpa :3
                                              Franklinpa :3  6 hours back

                                              Hello, i enjoy watching the videos but i want to ask you sometime, please try to translate to spanish, beacause i know all the videos are with subtitles but it would be better if we could listening and watching the animation, i love this channel but im from Ecuador and i have to read and i cant watch the animation, i know, it is ridiculous but please try to do it :3

                                              • SilverTongue
                                                SilverTongue  6 hours back

                                                Okay so... The army ants are basically The Dothraki??!

                                                • Heon Khondokar
                                                  Heon Khondokar  7 hours back

                                                  wow i wanna seee that super war

                                                  • Notaval
                                                    Notaval  7 hours back

                                                    You really should make a video recognizing the mice and lab rats that helped so much to develop science.

                                                    • Matthew Smith
                                                      Matthew Smith  7 hours back

                                                      Imagine if they had guns.....

                                                      • Soumyajyoti Sarkar
                                                        Soumyajyoti Sarkar  8 hours back

                                                        Here joins Ant-Man

                                                        • DeyberGamerYT
                                                          DeyberGamerYT  8 hours back

                                                          YEAH PERDONEN

                                                          • Maksymilian Starczewski

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                                                            • Magnus Chamberlain
                                                              Magnus Chamberlain  9 hours back

                                                              Can we get a video game where you choose an ant faction and have to fight other factions? That sounds really cool

                                                            • AdaM R
                                                              AdaM R  10 hours back

                                                              Fascinating video! Thank you!

                                                              • Ask to seduce Miss
                                                                Ask to seduce Miss  9 hours back

                                                                Ants can invade the human species by it self since there’s 10 trillion ants on this planet but they dont.

                                                            • Cheesy Nachos
                                                              Cheesy Nachos  10 hours back

                                                              I once saw ants fighting each other

                                                              • Mïdńïght_Plâyš 107
                                                                Mïdńïght_Plâyš 107  10 hours back

                                                                The dude made me excited about fighting ants😂

                                                                • Jared Nyman
                                                                  Jared Nyman  11 hours back

                                                                  Do they kill bees?

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                                                                    ArMeD217  11 hours back

                                                                    Please give us more!

                                                                    • Nicola Pelos
                                                                      Nicola Pelos  12 hours back

                                                                      hahaha "humans have decided that war is not a thing they want to do a lot any more"
                                                                      You made my day i love this kind of humor.

                                                                      • Yenzet Gaming
                                                                        Yenzet Gaming  13 hours back

                                                                        For some reason this video made me super hyped 😂

                                                                        • Golden Zerow
                                                                          Golden Zerow  13 hours back

                                                                          War...war never changes...

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                                                                            Oğuzhan Mercangöz  14 hours back

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                                                                              eShrimp  14 hours back

                                                                              THis was awesome!

                                                                              • CharmaxGG XD
                                                                                CharmaxGG XD  14 hours back

                                                                                Pensé que era un juego xD

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                                                                                  Lesedi Raphoto  14 hours back

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                                                                                    • Abdullah Ar Rafi
                                                                                      Abdullah Ar Rafi  15 hours back

                                                                                      Impressive, but can they survive a human stomp or at least a swat of a sandal?

                                                                                      • Alessandro Puggia
                                                                                        Alessandro Puggia  15 hours back

                                                                                        Puoi mettere i sottotitoli in italiano

                                                                                        • Shyam Golfar
                                                                                          Shyam Golfar  16 hours back

                                                                                          Ants can invade the human species by it self since there’s 10 trillion ants on this planet but they dont.