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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  • Mitchamaya
    Mitchamaya  35 minutes back

    Can't wait for the rest of this series! big fan

    • Zelong Liu
      Zelong Liu  54 minutes back

      Memes have taken over

      • rovertechie
        rovertechie  1 hours back

        Please make more space and science videos love you work!

        • Dee Devon
          Dee Devon  1 hours back

          How long did it take you guys to learn how to spell Kurzgesagt

          • itzmarcc
            itzmarcc  1 hours back

            why did this feel so intense lmao

            • Khotso Kwayiba
              Khotso Kwayiba  2 hours back

              This needs to be made into an
              Anime ASAP!

              • SUPERNIX
                SUPERNIX  2 hours back

                I newer seen ant fight in real life. 🤔

                • Mineta Minoru
                  Mineta Minoru  2 hours back

                  Then you get black ants
                  Who i have no knowledge on about but seem to be
                  The most abundant and least warring

                  • KUTALP DOGAN
                    KUTALP DOGAN  2 hours back

                    curiositystream is golden

                    • Renault Tελιος
                      Renault Tελιος  2 hours back

                      I thought I have seen a video wherw 2 ant colonys united

                      • Zen of Story
                        Zen of Story  3 hours back

                        Army Ants: The white walkers of the Ant-world !

                        • aola wili
                          aola wili  3 hours back

                          Ant: YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT

                          • titaniumtank166
                            titaniumtank166  3 hours back

                            The ant.

                            • Aseer Uz Zaman
                              Aseer Uz Zaman  3 hours back

                              I want the next call of duty game on this!!!

                            • Space Gangster
                              Space Gangster  3 hours back


                              • mikha y
                                mikha y  4 hours back

                                Your work is so god thank you for so this all for ua

                                • Gautam Chatterjee
                                  Gautam Chatterjee  4 hours back

                                  Army Ants invaders from sematic nations have tried always to destroy leafcutter peaceful species of India .
                                  We lost many wars and still we are defending against Pakistan.

                                  • Angel Gabriel Rengifo Orozco

                                    I love ants

                                    • LeroyDogg
                                      LeroyDogg  4 hours back

                                      This was the most interesting shit I’ve ever took!

                                      • 笑臉先生
                                        笑臉先生  4 hours back

                                        Oh! I know!
                                        They are talking about human!
                                        Oh,is ant 0-0

                                        • Presumed Bat
                                          Presumed Bat  4 hours back

                                          I came for the thumbnail

                                          I stayed for the Y0uTuB3 Alg0rItHM

                                          • Thomas Montcuquet
                                            Thomas Montcuquet  4 hours back

                                            That was crazy

                                            • Joshwoody2
                                              Joshwoody2  4 hours back

                                              I never thought ants would be this Interesting

                                              • Marcel Winklmüller
                                                Marcel Winklmüller  4 hours back

                                                I WANT MORE ANTS VIDEOS

                                                • john doe
                                                  john doe  4 hours back

                                                  I kinda wish I saw it happen and I knew which ant was which, cause then i could be the colonies secret weapon just stepping on the attacking ants

                                                  • john doe
                                                    john doe  4 hours back

                                                    and to think all of this happens without us even knowing

                                                    • FattyCat ChubbyCat
                                                      FattyCat ChubbyCat  4 hours back

                                                      Nice graphics that’s why I like this show

                                                      • Alissa reez
                                                        Alissa reez  5 hours back

                                                        wow 💗

                                                        • Elena Garcia
                                                          Elena Garcia  5 hours back

                                                          I need a second part

                                                          • Pokemon Catch
                                                            Pokemon Catch  5 hours back

                                                            Ant: YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT

                                                            • LoliJuices
                                                              LoliJuices  5 hours back

                                                              y'all heard of ant-man before?
                                                              dude literally punch a floating snake

                                                              • RedcarGaming
                                                                RedcarGaming  5 hours back

                                                                A sword and sandal movie about ants would be awesome.

                                                                • Abdullah Al Jailani
                                                                  Abdullah Al Jailani  5 hours back

                                                                  Is it normal to feel discomfort with the idea of watching ants so up close?

                                                                  • Nana Kwaku Akrofi
                                                                    Nana Kwaku Akrofi  5 hours back

                                                                    The background music

                                                                    • Laurence Kim
                                                                      Laurence Kim  5 hours back

                                                                      i love the depth of field parallax effect that makes it look more "3D" . . . awesome.

                                                                      • Ο Θεός
                                                                        Ο Θεός  5 hours back

                                                                        F those army ants

                                                                        • Yagız Genc
                                                                          Yagız Genc  5 hours back

                                                                          Better tham game of thrones

                                                                          • WillH
                                                                            WillH  5 hours back

                                                                            Cool video!!!!

                                                                            • PRESIDENTツ
                                                                              PRESIDENTツ  5 hours back

                                                                              *КТО ЧИТАЕТ ЭТОТ ПОСТ*
                                                                              *ЛАЙК + 100 ЛЕТ МАМЕ*
                                                                              *ПОДПИСКА + 100 ЛЕТ ПАПЕ*

                                                                              • Akiyama Joji
                                                                                Akiyama Joji  5 hours back

                                                                                Army ants: *WAGING WAR!*

                                                                                10 year old human: *Pouring boiled water to end war for fun*

                                                                                4 year old alien: *Destroys planet earth for fun*

                                                                                • amir hussainy
                                                                                  amir hussainy  5 hours back

                                                                                  Long ago, the ant nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire ants attacked. Only the Avatar , master of all ant species , could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar a leaf cutter ant named Aant, and although his leaf cutting skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aant can save the world.

                                                                                  • Mikey Henry
                                                                                    Mikey Henry  5 hours back

                                                                                    where is the next part? or is that just available to those willing to pay extra?

                                                                                    • Acid .prime
                                                                                      Acid .prime  5 hours back

                                                                                      Please more!

                                                                                      • Ryan Bennett
                                                                                        Ryan Bennett  6 hours back

                                                                                        Hello, Kurzgesagt,
                                                                                        I was wondering if it would be possible for you to do a video on Music Theory? It’s truly interesting stuff and something that I don’t understand very much myself. I would really appreciate if you could simplify part of it for me so I can get a head start learning about it.
                                                                                        Thank you,
                                                                                        Cat Guy

                                                                                        • Ethan Wright
                                                                                          Ethan Wright  6 hours back

                                                                                          Just come back from an expedition in Ecuador, we actually saw a colony of army ants go around one of our camps and devour many of the smaller ant colonies in the camp. One of the colonies that survived was the turtle ant colony (the ones with the big heads) and once the army ants moved to another section of the camp there were loads of turtle ants rebuilding/foraging. There was also a bullet ant in camp on the last day so there must have been a colony of them nearby...

                                                                                          • Gamergtg 8
                                                                                            Gamergtg 8  6 hours back

                                                                                            More interesting than my life

                                                                                            • chris haik
                                                                                              chris haik  6 hours back

                                                                                              This was really good