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  • June 12, 2015
    This is a video of a Thai Jackass aspirant (seriously) having a fire ant nest dumped onto his privates. He doesn't handle it well. That face he's making -- that is like, the opposite of a poker face. Also, why did they decide to do this in the middle of the road at an inter... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    Please no, "What is this? A watch for ants?!" First of all, a watch that doesn't tell time isn't a watch, it's a bracelet. Secondly, I'm not convinced the $59 Ant Watch from the Analog Watch Company isn't an early April Fools' joke. It sounds pretty suspect. Thirdly, that ... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2014
    This is video of a rarely seen behavior by ants in which they form 'daisy-chains' to haul away something much larger than themselves. In this case, a dead millipede. Could you imagine being an ant out foraging for food when you stumble across a dead millipede? JACKPOT. That... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    These are the Insect Pushpins available from CB2. $10 gets you two mosquitoes and two ants. For reference, that's $2.50 apiece, or more than 250x what I'm comfortable paying for a pushpin. Still, they look cool. I just wish I was at a place in my life where I could afford n... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is a set of vintage porcelain dinnerware handpainted with realistic looking ants by German artist Evelyn Bracklow (links to her Etsy store where you can buy some for a fortune). I am going to throw THE BEST tea party with these. Will you come? Please promise me you'll c... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    This is a short video about the physics of fire ant movement produced by The New York Times. When poured through a funnel, the ants flow like a liquid. When a ball of them is pressed down, they act like an elastic solid. When a jarful is poured on the crotch of an enemy, tha... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is a video of the proprietor of Anthill Art pouring molten aluminum down a fire ant mound to cast the shape of its tunnels to later sell on eBay. I can't imagine the ants were too thrilled about it. Apparently a lot of people weren't either, because he had to disable co... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because Mother Nature clearly has way too much time on her hands, this is a species of fruit fly that's evolved realistic looking pictures of jumping spiders on its wings. Impressive, but I'd still like to see a pair of those naked lady trucker mudflaps. The idea of the ant... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2013
    This is a video from Smarter Every Day showing how you can get leafcutter ants to carry little signs for you by peeing on them. The urine, which contains salt, make the little bits of paper desirable for the ants to drag back to their colony and use to grow their fungal food. ... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2012
    Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov takes insane macro pictures of LIVE ants by spending hours and hours playing with them and posing them to get the perfect shot. I...can't even believe half of them are real. Of course I have zero experience posing ants and have only burnt th... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2012
    ORIGINAL IMAGE REMOVED AT REQUEST OF OWNER. Google image search "super soldier ants" to see the actual thing. inb4 I for one welcome our new picnic ruining overlords. Scientists dabbling in ant genes (me? I only dribble in my Levi's) have found a way to turn normal soldier ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2011
    This is a video of a bearded dragon playing Ant Crusher on a smart phone with his tongue. He...is good. It's kind of sad though because he always licks his lips after eating an ant except it never tastes like ant, it tastes like his owner doesn't wash his hands after going to... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2011
    These ghost ants, which we will now only refer to as Christmas light ants, have clear abdomens and turn the color of whatever they eat. Which, in the wild, is probably a green or brown. BORING! I say we bring some rainbow cake and glowsticks to our next picnic. Also, maybe ... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2011
    So apparently there are several species of fungi from Brazilian rain forests that can take over an ant's brain, control it, and then kill it. Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you really shouldn't sell this info to a mad scientist. Originally thought to be a single spe... / Continue →