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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    • Aidan Martin
      Aidan Martin  4 hours back

      Kurzgesagt when is ant megacolony gonna be uploaded

    • Alexander Sauter
      Alexander Sauter  15 hours back

      Where can I find part 2?

    • Razia Khatoon
      Razia Khatoon  2 days back

      Before this I don't know that 🐜also 💪👊🔫

    • grab america by huevos
      grab america by huevos  2 days back

      i can't reply back to toxicboi i and kurzgesagt says failed to comment post on immunization video i don't believe in vaccinations, i got them for 15 years in military and as child didn't do anything for me and made me have strep throat,

  • Maebara Keichi
    Maebara Keichi  34 minutes back

    Humans: WW2 is the deadliest war in the History
    Ants: Hold my larvae

    • 100 Subs With No Vids
      100 Subs With No Vids  1 hours back

      Video suggestion. Do video games cause violence

      • Mason Galioth
        Mason Galioth  1 hours back

        I always wonder who dislikes these videos.

        • LeBron James
          LeBron James  2 hours back

          When's the sequel?

          • Julio Alvarado
            Julio Alvarado  4 hours back

            7.00. Donald trump, are you shure about that....

            • 이영주
              이영주  4 hours back

              Army ant: we are sure to kill all of them!

              Leaf cutter ant, barricading a entrance with rocks: _im gonna stop you right now_

              • Sinc. Art
                Sinc. Art  4 hours back

                This comment section is gold

                • fl3che Privat
                  fl3che Privat  4 hours back

                  Avengers the Antgame

                  • Red Panda
                    Red Panda  5 hours back

                    Ants are like Soviet Union, but they actually work and survive without starving.

                    • Melissajworld
                      Melissajworld  7 hours back

                      Am I the only one that felt like the ants were crawling on them while watching the video? 👀

                      • Irfanul karim
                        Irfanul karim  8 hours back

                        Please make a video on "our education system" problems and solutions.

                        • Finn Schumacher
                          Finn Schumacher  8 hours back

                          But ants don't destroy the planet by fighting with bombs etc. .

                          • Infinity
                            Infinity  8 hours back

                            The strongest ant species is the species of ant in the corner of my backyard

                            • TheRiftFlow
                              TheRiftFlow  8 hours back

                              im just thinking of a colony of ants watching world war 1 then becoming army ants

                              • Nerox YT
                                Nerox YT  8 hours back

                                pls in the German Camel

                                • Eapple Gamerz
                                  Eapple Gamerz  9 hours back

                                  Total War: Antilla

                                  • Matthew Williams
                                    Matthew Williams  9 hours back

                                    Where is part 2?

                                    • Ozzie40
                                      Ozzie40  9 hours back

                                      Smol Ant: Dad how did you save the village
                                      Ol' Ant: let me tell you a story son
                                      *20 years ago*
                                      Army ant: Sir the fire ants are attacking again
                                      Ant Commandor: Are you kidding me this is the fourth time this week. How big is the army
                                      Army ant: 10 centimeters Sir
                                      Ant Commandor: What The An*!
                                      Army Ant: Sir language
                                      Ant Commandor: ok ok ok breath in breath out Searg *Ant* Evacuate the colony and block the village with wood it should be enough for the BG to load up
                                      Army Ant: but Sir are you sure that is a good idea this is really going to down our bread level
                                      Ant Commander: Do what I say Searg *Ant*
                                      Army Ant: Sir yes Sir

                                      Enemy Ants: Sir they shot the Bread Gun
                                      Enemy Commandor: What The An*
                                      Enemy Ants: Language sir
                                      Enemy Commandor: Take the bread and leave at least we are going to come Back with something

                                      Army Ant: We did it sir
                                      Ant Commandor: Yes we did
                                      Army Ant: But now we don't have any food
                                      Ant Commandor: An*
                                      Army Ant: Language sir

                                      Ol' Ant's Wife: oh so That's where the food went that day...
                                      Smol Ant: but dad what happened to the army ant
                                      Ol' Ant: *oh him He's in a better place now a far better place*

                                      Enemy Ant: Sir this is a big find its going to last us for a month
                                      Enemy Commandor: I know that
                                      A Random Boy: Oh look some ants I'm going to take some and feed them to my fish
                                      Enemy Ant: Sir so how's Rachel
                                      Enemy Commandor: She is good had some problems but we sol-
                                      *A giant hand reaches out and grabs them*
                                      Enemy Commandor: reporting back to Fire Ant Base we are experiencing difficulties get the
                                      he- please hel-
                                      us we are being att- by a giant send in reinforce- quick Ove-
                                      if I die tell my wife I loved her along with my kids
                                      Fire base: We've sent help just wait a moment. hello. hello Commandor. hello *Sighs* Damn those giants.Rachel
                                      Rachel: hello who is this
                                      Fire base: it's the Fire Base
                                      Rachel: oh is my husband good
                                      Fire base: about that We've got some bad news

                                      Edit: This took to long

                                      • RavenDE
                                        RavenDE  11 hours back

                                        Und jetzt hat simplicissmius euch einfach nachgemacht xD

                                        • Andrea Tavaglione
                                          Andrea Tavaglione  11 hours back

                                          you should do a video research analyzing the claim that videogames cause violence.

                                          • Ankit Talukdar
                                            Ankit Talukdar  12 hours back

                                            Did I just watch a horror movie?

                                            • Simply Supreme
                                              Simply Supreme  12 hours back

                                              Please make a video on white holes, the opposite of a black hole

                                              • cdh79
                                                cdh79  12 hours back

                                                Hello Kurzgesagt team.. i just went to your Patreon site to become a member, and I have noticed that in your logo Earth rotates in the wrong direction.
                                                PLEASE correct this, as this does not coincide with the otherwise scientifically correct content you are creating, and as an amateur Astronomer, this highly clashes with my OCD . An easy way would be flipping it upside down, so the duck is heads-down, and Earth spins correctly from west to east. I think the duck wouldn't mind (given she's in space anyways). thanks!

                                                • Stealbitjay 12
                                                  Stealbitjay 12  13 hours back

                                                  Love your videos so interesting....I've been watching your channel for a year now anticipated to see your next video to the next and non were your videos cant wait for part 2👍

                                                  • Matt gaming TV
                                                    Matt gaming TV  13 hours back

                                                    Can you make a video on Stellar engines

                                                    • raja abdullah
                                                      raja abdullah  13 hours back

                                                      thank God they didn't invent nukes.....

                                                      • Fastkirsche 334
                                                        Fastkirsche 334  13 hours back

                                                        Those Animations are unbelieveable

                                                        • x3MiiNTY
                                                          x3MiiNTY  14 hours back

                                                          Yess more ants please Kurzgesagt!!!

                                                          • Salem Saeed A
                                                            Salem Saeed A  15 hours back

                                                            I love and hate ant 🐜

                                                            • Margaret Burie
                                                              Margaret Burie  15 hours back

                                                              I ❤️you’re videos 😆😁

                                                              • Seyit Şahin
                                                                Seyit Şahin  16 hours back

                                                                Hi Kurzgesagt I like your videos soo much. I watched most of the videos. And i want to a thing. Please do a astronomy serie (may be it will be 10 video if you can do it) i want to watch them. Please i am an astronomy lover and ı want to watch it in your videos. Of you do it i will be happy.

                                                                • Abu S
                                                                  Abu S  17 hours back

                                                                  I love ants

                                                                  • Vale297
                                                                    Vale297  17 hours back

                                                                    Make more space related videos please!!

                                                                    • Alexander Andersson
                                                                      Alexander Andersson  17 hours back

                                                                      0:00 "Some groups just dont get along"
                                                                      7:07 "No, some groups just dont get along"

                                                                      Are these two quotes from KKND 2 Krossfire ontro video? :P

                                                                      • Flashy Flash
                                                                        Flashy Flash  18 hours back

                                                                        Army ants are just orks

                                                                        • Mohd Abid
                                                                          Mohd Abid  18 hours back

                                                                          Part 2❓❓

                                                                          • michelschiessl
                                                                            michelschiessl  19 hours back

                                                                            Estaría bien si tmb lo doblará al castellano.

                                                                            • Genesiz
                                                                              Genesiz  19 hours back

                                                                              You guys are scared of WWlll while we have this

                                                                              • Õly9 Onepiece
                                                                                Õly9 Onepiece  19 hours back

                                                                                Sub Thai plzzz

                                                                                • Captain PUBG
                                                                                  Captain PUBG  20 hours back

                                                                                  Part 2 PLEEEEASE
                                                                                  This made me like ants

                                                                                  • Kitty Gallor
                                                                                    Kitty Gallor  20 hours back


                                                                                    • Subscribe to me for no reason

                                                                                      What are the point of ants?

                                                                                      • GD RedRaspy
                                                                                        GD RedRaspy  22 hours back


                                                                                        *oH rEaLlY?*

                                                                                        • Memes that save ur life
                                                                                          Memes that save ur life  22 hours back

                                                                                          Every ants gangsta till the army ants start attacking

                                                                                          • Cosmic Rager
                                                                                            Cosmic Rager  23 hours back

                                                                                            Leaf Cutter Ants: Frick! Were being over run by army ants!
                                                                                            Humans: S H O E
                                                                                            Army ants: Welp, I had a good run.

                                                                                            • Taha Umrethwala
                                                                                              Taha Umrethwala  23 hours back

                                                                                              Ants kill wasps on a daily basis?
                                                                                              Halfway through the video and i am already in love with ants

                                                                                              • GOLDEN OSVALDO
                                                                                                GOLDEN OSVALDO  1 days back

                                                                                                If dey had guns tho