10 Surprising Things Ants Did Before Humans

  • Published: 01 April 2017
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    Agriculture, Social Media, Day Care, Slavery: This video lists some of the most surprising things ANTS did way before HUMANS ever did them! Some of them might shock you!

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Comments • 4 572

  • Collin Miguel
    Collin Miguel  2 years back

    I mean 200k years and we've become the superior beings on earth thats pretty goooood

    • LegendaryRalts
      LegendaryRalts  3 weeks back

      Imagine if ants were still giant, they'd be keeping us as pets

    • Aaron Willson-Smith
      Aaron Willson-Smith  3 months back

      While a good point, three meters is closer to ten feet... Not twenty.

    • JJ Production
      JJ Production  3 months back

      Only around 3k of us being inteligent

    • Ben Kerstjens
      Ben Kerstjens  6 months back

      myeah well would be awesome if we'd live in harmony as 1 big ant colony though. we have internet so we are we not 1 big human colony? lets drop "currency"... but build up respect and responsibility to do the job you are good at and all live in harmony, i wont see this happening anymore in my lifetime i'm afraid :P

    • Cuboid Siren
      Cuboid Siren  7 months back

      Are we really the superior beings? What makes it so? Ants have done a better job of reproducing than us because they are far more numerous. They'll likely do a better job of existing on earth for a longer span of time than us, as they were here long before us and will likely be here long after us. So what makes us the superior organism?

  • Maria Fernanda Forero
    Maria Fernanda Forero  3 days back


    • Anime Queen
      Anime Queen  3 days back

      Ants should rule the world

      • SavoryBaby
        SavoryBaby  6 days back


        • Rick Borghuis
          Rick Borghuis  2 weeks back

          IT wont take long until ants are gonna keep hairy spiders or small mouses for their fur. They’ll shirts out of iT and Then they can search for food outside in The winter too

          • Zachary John
            Zachary John  2 weeks back

            "some would call this communism" - YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT, COMRADE. <3

            • Elena Friedmann
              Elena Friedmann  2 weeks back

              Why do male ants die after they mate?

              • Isaac Ezekiel The color blind guy

                Agriculture and slaves maybe but social media

                • deathproofduck smith
                  deathproofduck smith  3 weeks back

                  But wait! There's more! Some plants have evolved hollows specifically to provide a home for particular species of ants. These ants keep scale insects captive in these hollows, and the scale insects they keep have evolved a groove in their back so the ants and scale insects can get past each other in the hollows of the tree.

                  • Dean Dean
                    Dean Dean  3 weeks back

                    It certainly isn’t “communism” ants have no central government that does all production and distribution. It’s run by natural forces and not totalitarian force which communist has to be enforced with. Turns out humans and ants are also ENTIRELY different.

                    • Basim Crouch
                      Basim Crouch  4 weeks back

                      #10 it's because they have one goal. The queen, their prosperity everything they stand for is to survive, I sometimes ask myself if humans are different species and need to fight.

                      • tanni Verma
                        tanni Verma  1 months back

                        Hi bro can you please make video on topic of such types of insect that are livestock and ants isolated bathroom area

                        • GojiraGuy 1954
                          GojiraGuy 1954  1 months back

                          Ants are communists

                          • GojiraGuy 1954
                            GojiraGuy 1954  1 months back


                            • Миша Верхотуров

                              #9: ANT-I-FREEZE

                              • jujubear gaming
                                jujubear gaming  2 months back

                                i dont believe in evolution....

                                • Crafty Boy
                                  Crafty Boy  2 months back

                                  I’m in 2019 tho

                                  • Infinity52YT
                                    Infinity52YT  2 months back

                                    Ants dint have a tail before humans

                                  • Corbin Benesch
                                    Corbin Benesch  2 months back


                                    • Jamie Pearson
                                      Jamie Pearson  3 months back

                                      is this an april fools prank

                                      • Jamie Pearson
                                        Jamie Pearson  2 months back

                                        @Gacha Lillyposted on april the first google one of the thing in this vid its fake

                                      • Gacha Lilly
                                        Gacha Lilly  2 months back

                                        Why would it be one?

                                    • OwlDoesEverything BannerSamer

                                      Wow, i feel like doing ant farms....

                                      • Leo Rice
                                        Leo Rice  3 months back

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                                        • William Turner
                                          William Turner  3 months back

                                          Except that timeline is wrong.

                                        • Iris Dreamwood
                                          Iris Dreamwood  3 months back

                                          Why dont humans have an advanced pheromone that means "there are bees here lets leave immediately"
                                          Why are ants more advanced than us D:

                                          (i'm joking i got it from why dont humans have a specific motion that means there are bees here why are elephants more advanced than us)

                                          • TheAMBULOCETUS
                                            TheAMBULOCETUS  3 months back

                                            Suicide bomber ants???? Must be islamic ants!

                                          • Liam McManus
                                            Liam McManus  3 months back

                                            It blew my mind

                                            • Liam McManus
                                              Liam McManus  3 months back

                                              Again whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

                                              • Liam McManus
                                                Liam McManus  3 months back

                                                My friend Cody would like This part

                                                • Liam McManus
                                                  Liam McManus  3 months back


                                                  • Liam McManus
                                                    Liam McManus  3 months back

                                                    What in the masimara

                                                    • Flu vaccine 777999
                                                      Flu vaccine 777999  4 months back

                                                      Humans in a nut shell
                                                      Ants: Laugh at noobs as the bite and steal food
                                                      Ants:Chuckles, I’m in danger.

                                                      • Titanic Big boat
                                                        Titanic Big boat  4 months back


                                                        • Meme Able
                                                          Meme Able  4 months back

                                                          You have sooo many ants you put exotic lair to shame

                                                          • Zechariah Lewis
                                                            Zechariah Lewis  4 months back


                                                            • Zechariah Lewis
                                                              Zechariah Lewis  4 months back

                                                              all of them blow my mind!

                                                              • D4N73
                                                                D4N73  4 months back


                                                                • Matthew Productions 22
                                                                  Matthew Productions 22  4 months back

                                                                  Communism at its finest.

                                                                  • Gregory Weiß
                                                                    Gregory Weiß  4 months back

                                                                    Show me the fossils of that evolutionary path

                                                                    • Clan Gunn
                                                                      Clan Gunn  4 months back

                                                                      "Soviet national ANThem*

                                                                      • Andre Leonhardt
                                                                        Andre Leonhardt  4 months back

                                                                        2.7 Millions subscribers ago there was an ant youtuber...

                                                                        • Melinda Massey
                                                                          Melinda Massey  4 months back

                                                                          comunist ants

                                                                          • alanna gilmore
                                                                            alanna gilmore  4 months back

                                                                            It is communism. At its true finest. But like you said, they have mastered slavery and child labor. But it is okay for ants on account of their significantly short life span and the fact that they aren't allowed to be anything other than whatever they are told to be. It works for ants, really well. Not so much for human beings. I love your show

                                                                            • Amir Syafiq CS251 4A
                                                                              Amir Syafiq CS251 4A  5 months back

                                                                              why even the ants takes black ants for their slave, what kind of racism is this?

                                                                              • zte. crafty. k
                                                                                zte. crafty. k  5 months back

                                                                                The jaw ants world name would be the giki of the ill

                                                                                • Lupo Astronomico
                                                                                  Lupo Astronomico  5 months back

                                                                                  14:45 It isn't your ants, it's OUR ants

                                                                                  • Maxim Pilote
                                                                                    Maxim Pilote  5 months back

                                                                                    I want an atta or acromyrmex ant colony because they are really cool ant colonies and probably do not require much maintenance, however, these ant species, being the only genera of leafcutter ants, are tropical ants, living in the southern US States down to mid-northern South America (I live in Canada)

                                                                                    • The Narrator
                                                                                      The Narrator  5 months back

                                                                                      The difference between humans and ants is that while both ants and humans can build cities, only the human can understand the city as a whole; and the extra brain required to do that has caused pretty much all of our problems.

                                                                                      • Grace Tan
                                                                                        Grace Tan  5 months back

                                                                                        I already now that ants have warfare but the others they mar need pencils and paper