Neato: Groups Of Ants Can Act Like A Solid Or Liquid

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, that person realizes you're not the sort of person to be f***ed with.

Keep going for the short video.

Thanks to PYY, who agrees it would be even cooler if fire ants could also act less like stinging @$$holes all the time.

  • ayeitsarouse

    Eh...this is news?

  • Shane Anderson

    Nano Bot Proto Type

  • Conrado Parra

    MacroBot Proto Type, then who ever is on the other side is fucked

  • joevsyou

    TAKE MY MONEY! if they can find a concrete that repairs pot holes by it self. because the city sure won't

  • Azariel_z

    Not the Ants, not the AAAANNNTS!!!!

  • Joel Lamm

    Very underrated comment. Maybe nobody picked up on it, but it made me laugh.

  • Shane Anderson

    by which you mean bees?

  • Endris

    But will it blend?

  • Kaizer Chief

    But how do they act when you pour molten aluminium on them?

  • Mr. K

    Nightmare fuel. God, I hate ants...

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