The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant

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    • bernette Nuwusab
      bernette Nuwusab Vor 12 Stunden

      Would legalizing all drugs lower world population

    • Steve
      Steve Vor 16 Stunden

      >20K comments! People really love this vid.

    • Yeti MindTricks
      Yeti MindTricks Vor 17 Stunden

      "War is something humans decided not to do anymore."


    • palacio amer
      palacio amer Vor 20 Stunden

      COntinue this ant series pleaseeee

    • Nitya Dasa
      Nitya Dasa Vor Tag +1

      wauuu so cool,can you make a video about bees?

  • Akashi Mitsumoto
    Akashi Mitsumoto Vor Minute

    Your video quality never stops getting better. It felt like I was watching a film this time! Really enjoyable and can't wait for pt.2!

  • Hakkı Kaan Yüzbaşıoğlu

    Would be nice if you get your own channel and broadcast such videos all day long. I could watch it like Nat Geo Wild :)

  • Mikz
    Mikz Vor 25 Minuten

    WWA 2

  • NeostormXLMAX
    NeostormXLMAX Vor 27 Minuten +1

    ants are literally just the ZERG, but smol.
    imagine if big ants came about lmao

  • mustafa yaymaz
    mustafa yaymaz Vor 30 Minuten

    love from turkey

  • Benjamin Niggel
    Benjamin Niggel Vor 57 Minuten

    Please make a video about bionic

  • M GH
    M GH Vor Stunde

    pls more ant videos

  • GamxGames
    GamxGames Vor Stunde

    can you do what if the black hole exploded pls

    • Joanna
      Joanna Vor 43 Minuten

      And now to go back to watching ants canada getting stung lol

  • Hie5ForLife YT
    Hie5ForLife YT Vor Stunde

    *Here's an interesting story about why I hate ants*
    One day when we were with scouts camping in European Alps on a hot summer day, our scout leader, whatever you whanna call it gave us a challenge
    The challenge was to pack things up and head directly to the highest peak we could climb and take a group selfie and then return the next day
    Since our campsite was in a V shaped valley we had a long way to get to the peak
    After 6 hours of walking up the mountain we found a farm, which was right next to the peak. We went by, took a group selfie, returned back and made a deal with the local farmer for an exchange of our labor he would provide us with a meal and a place to sleep in the barn.
    We helped him out with some task, got our meal and some food for the next day and headed to sleep
    The next morning he advised us to take his path down the mountain.
    We took his advice and decended down the mountain
    But as we were in decending the path was getting smaller and smaller and the angle of the mountain steper and steper.
    At some point we had to slide on our buts to make it safely downwards. It was one heck of a dangerous experience.
    My friend got hit by a falling rock about the size of a tennis ball, unfortunately it landed right on his head and knocked him out for a second. He was ok later, thankfully
    But the same could not be said for me, because when we were sliding down I landed face-forward into a giant surface ant colony
    I had ants of what appeared to me an enormous size all over my body. They were crawling in my ears, nose, hands, legs, and even the pp area
    I was so traumatized after that encounter that even now 2 years later if I see an ant crawling on me I scream like a teenage girl, for which my friends laugh at me
    I will never forget what happened that day and I truly hope this doesn't happen to me ever again or others around me
    P:S sorry for spelling errors, I'm on an phone and it's late so quite frankly I'm too lazy to correct anything right now

    • Joanna
      Joanna Vor 43 Minuten

      Sad, in a way, but definitely badass.

  • D Cheema
    D Cheema Vor 2 Stunden

    There is an amazing BBC documentary, on ANTS I think it is narrated by David Attenborough.

  • Crude_Saint
    Crude_Saint Vor 2 Stunden

    Holy shit ants are fuckin cool

  • B1rdátor
    B1rdátor Vor 2 Stunden

    i like birds

  • oscar orta
    oscar orta Vor 2 Stunden


  • Speculative Sapient
    Speculative Sapient Vor 2 Stunden

    Very interesting!

  • boxguy 5
    boxguy 5 Vor 3 Stunden

    i want this to be a movie, now

  • Lenox Prized 2
    Lenox Prized 2 Vor 3 Stunden

    I would like to know how we smell(verb) and why we like certain smells rather than others

  • Marc Gertsch
    Marc Gertsch Vor 3 Stunden

    Der deutsche Untertitel wiederholt sich 3x? Vielecht ist das nur bei mir so, falls nicht wollte es kurz sagen :)

  • Shotsfired Mandown
    Shotsfired Mandown Vor 3 Stunden

    Please make a video about time dilation and the lurentz theory.

  • Moha Jordan
    Moha Jordan Vor 3 Stunden +1

    ants kill species against other species of ants
    We are the only species that fights against others of the same species, you will never see a rat setting an anti-rat trap to another rat

  • CorrectColt8407 isthename

    It was like a movie

  • Benjamin Paulis
    Benjamin Paulis Vor 4 Stunden +1

    All the ants lived together in peace
    *until the fire ants attacked*

  • icemtel
    icemtel Vor 4 Stunden

    That's super interesting topic, buuut in this case a footage from the field (there are plenty I am sure) is so much better than a cartoon!
    Of course, that's not a kurzgesagt style, but without real ant images this topic feels so incomplete.

  • Jive Junior
    Jive Junior Vor 4 Stunden

    Sad, in a way, but definitely badass.

  • Samuel Carrillo
    Samuel Carrillo Vor 5 Stunden

    And now to go back to watching ants canada getting stung lol

  • Karma Gonna Get U Dear
    Karma Gonna Get U Dear Vor 5 Stunden

    Yes I was there....FOR THE started in my backyard...

  • cecilia cupo
    cecilia cupo Vor 5 Stunden

    The visuals really bring the video to life.

  • ansh sachdeva
    ansh sachdeva Vor 5 Stunden

    what software do you use? yours are the most interesting videos on the youtube

  • Joshua Buckley
    Joshua Buckley Vor 6 Stunden

    So good!

  • RS1
    RS1 Vor 6 Stunden +1

    Lone survivor ant: its quiet now, they came with beast from the blackness, with their claws and fangs, they grabbed them.
    Leaf cutter ant: stares at the corpses left on a tree.
    Me: 😃 🍿 🍿

  • Apollo Smile
    Apollo Smile Vor 6 Stunden

    How do I make a bird that can be featured?

    • Emily An
      Emily An Vor 6 Stunden

      Who tf let them play videogames?!?

  • Andrew Marx
    Andrew Marx Vor 6 Stunden

    I think that we, as a species, have stopped investing so much in war _partly_ because it's rather unpleasant, personally, and our enemies are better to us alive than dead, economically, but _mostly_ because we have reached the point where our weapons technology have the potential to kill all of us, not just the enemy. The threat of mutually assured destruction is not only _completely insane_ but also _entirely necessary_ due to sheer pragmatism.

    If humanity lived on the interior of a Dyson sphere constructed with alien materials and technologies that are well beyond anything with which humanity can come up, would we still fight over essentially unlimited resources until we spread across the entire sphere, or would we at first live in harmony, then fight as our population approaches the high quintillions?

  • mr.energee
    mr.energee Vor 7 Stunden

    please do not ban Russian videos with translation

  • The Vader that is Darth
    The Vader that is Darth Vor 7 Stunden

    Humans: We are the most warmongering species on this planet
    Ants: Bitch am I a joke to you!?!

  • Vaughn M.
    Vaughn M. Vor 7 Stunden +2

    Out of 20k comments, you found mine

    Have a stale cookie 🍪

  • P
    P Vor 7 Stunden

    don't know if this is true but i like it!

  • Cjm7603
    Cjm7603 Vor 7 Stunden

    Ok this is really cool! I love it

  • Grigori 22
    Grigori 22 Vor 7 Stunden

    4:13 You could make an exact recreation of one of the Lion King scenes here... Such opportunity wasted :(... Great video nonetheless :D... Can't wait for the next ones.

  • PEPE The frog
    PEPE The frog Vor 8 Stunden

    More ant videos

  • Adi Si
    Adi Si Vor 8 Stunden

    nice video. one question: how do the attacked antspecies survive and don´t extinct?

  • Luijay Tuazon
    Luijay Tuazon Vor 8 Stunden

    Fact:Smart ants use there brain to survive.

  • XNinja2009YT - daily videos

    Plz do more space videos

  • HX3 EN/FR
    HX3 EN/FR Vor 8 Stunden +1

    These are humans but they don’t have rules

  • 3rdeyerap
    3rdeyerap Vor 9 Stunden

    These ant mfs crazy bruh

  • shadow flame 2002
    shadow flame 2002 Vor 9 Stunden

    War never changes...

  • seno aji
    seno aji Vor 9 Stunden

    Who tf let them play videogames?!?

  • wolfo slavy boi
    wolfo slavy boi Vor 9 Stunden


    Black holes : *AM I A JoKe TO yOu*

  • Patrich Morrone
    Patrich Morrone Vor 10 Stunden

    Next video
    They did surgery on a grape

    I know ,it's a dead meme

  • Cliffin Kattoor
    Cliffin Kattoor Vor 10 Stunden +1

    Sooo... Hodor was basically just a square head ant. 🐜

  • hen_tie
    hen_tie Vor 10 Stunden

    Kurzgesagt ia there away to make some sort of oxygen converter turning carbon/toxic fumes to turn into oxygen stong enough to overcome the negative effects of natural resource based genarater

  • Hermes Gautama
    Hermes Gautama Vor 10 Stunden

    World of warAnts

  • John Doe
    John Doe Vor 10 Stunden

    Assassin's Creed: Ants?

  • ネコ-ivan-くそ
    ネコ-ivan-くそ Vor 10 Stunden

    Meanwhile me thinking that bullet ants are literally just an army of Madara's

  • Xnoob Speakable
    Xnoob Speakable Vor 10 Stunden

    Why can swear words be offensive and what are the oringins of swear words?

  • Get On This
    Get On This Vor 11 Stunden

    Что, тоже в поиске русскоязычных комментариев под этим видео?

  • Mnd0vrMnky
    Mnd0vrMnky Vor 11 Stunden

    Ants produce more co2 than man does.

  • Hammad65a Adam
    Hammad65a Adam Vor 11 Stunden

    Also awsome vids

  • Hammad65a Adam
    Hammad65a Adam Vor 11 Stunden

    Hurry up

  • Hearty Achiever
    Hearty Achiever Vor 11 Stunden


  • Infernox 109256
    Infernox 109256 Vor 11 Stunden

    I've seen a huge battle before. Its nearby our sink. Its a big battle between fire ants and the black ants. As I watched, they both get very huge casualties. I can't see who won but I think the fire ants won. Today, all I see is them in a peacful truce.

  • Rafly Bagus
    Rafly Bagus Vor 11 Stunden

    Please sub Indonesia

  • mushahid shaikh
    mushahid shaikh Vor 11 Stunden

    Make a video to debunk alt medicine

  • Mustafa Calkap
    Mustafa Calkap Vor 11 Stunden

    Army ants are genghis khan's hordes basically

  • HappyGamer 456
    HappyGamer 456 Vor 12 Stunden

    When is the part? Hahahah been waiting for like a week now hahaha been binge watching your vids lately

  • bernette Nuwusab
    bernette Nuwusab Vor 12 Stunden

    Would legalizing all drugs lower the world population

  • joey kill
    joey kill Vor 12 Stunden

    Long ago all ant nations lived in harmony then everything changed when the fire ants attacked

  • Déliqu
    Déliqu Vor 12 Stunden

    "humans have diceded that war is not a thing that they want to do a lot anymore"
    are we living in the same word..?!

  • ivan0590
    ivan0590 Vor 12 Stunden

    This video was antbitious

  • Rock girl
    Rock girl Vor 12 Stunden

    I love that this channel is getting in depth with evolutionary biology. And specifically on certain species

  • Preston Sasso
    Preston Sasso Vor 12 Stunden

    I'm the useless ant.

  • Emre GUNAY
    Emre GUNAY Vor 12 Stunden +1

    who was supporting peace

    • Rock girl
      Rock girl Vor 12 Stunden

      1981:in the future we will have lasers in wars 2019:we have big headed ants to seal their holes

  • MartialTigg3R
    MartialTigg3R Vor 13 Stunden +1

    one day my son, your big head is going to save the whole colony.

  • ArcSpaGaming
    ArcSpaGaming Vor 13 Stunden +1

    Army ants=the Zerg from Starcraft?

  • Владимир Романов

    War... War never changes...

  • cringe world
    cringe world Vor 14 Stunden

    Best of ANT video ever seen

  • Kelmen Wong
    Kelmen Wong Vor 14 Stunden

    further explanation: humans have decided that war is not a thing that they want to do a lot anymore, so they changed the war to into subtle form.

  • Ash - Red
    Ash - Red Vor 15 Stunden

    Pls release the part 2 of world war ants

  • The Raw one
    The Raw one Vor 15 Stunden

    long ago the ant nations lived in harmony but everything changed when the army ants attacked🎵🎼

  • Shad Shuvo
    Shad Shuvo Vor 15 Stunden

    During the Endgame of the Ants War........
    CAPTAIN ANT : AntVENGERS assemble 🛡....

  • Lorenzo Chistè
    Lorenzo Chistè Vor 15 Stunden

    Sub Ita please

  • Raghuraj Pratap Singh
    Raghuraj Pratap Singh Vor 16 Stunden +1

    Want caption in hindi

  • Mohammed Sahil
    Mohammed Sahil Vor 16 Stunden

    now imagine that all the ants in the world unified and became as big as people and had a taste for human flesh

  • Real Shit
    Real Shit Vor 16 Stunden

    And I thought our world wars were devastating

  • Cedric Laureys
    Cedric Laureys Vor 16 Stunden

    Imagine having war with your own species

  • NoodleKDoodle !
    NoodleKDoodle ! Vor 16 Stunden +1

    You have made ants the coolest creatures in the world!

  • Skeptic
    Skeptic Vor 16 Stunden +1

    But ants don't have video games?

  • Somedud ThatLikesPotatoes
    Somedud ThatLikesPotatoes Vor 16 Stunden +1

    1981:in the future we will have lasers in wars
    2019:we have big headed ants to seal their holes

  • Colin Tansimore
    Colin Tansimore Vor 17 Stunden

    I love that this channel is getting in depth with evolutionary biology. And specifically on certain species

  • arun kumar
    arun kumar Vor 17 Stunden

    If this content is directed into a movie by famous and successful Hollywood directors then another movie franchise is born.

  • Jonathan Su
    Jonathan Su Vor 17 Stunden

    Can you please do a video on ring world?

  • Selimane Ali Smail
    Selimane Ali Smail Vor 18 Stunden

    Before the fire Nation attacked all ant lived in harmony

  • P. Chaudhary
    P. Chaudhary Vor 18 Stunden


  • Kocheng Milos
    Kocheng Milos Vor 18 Stunden

    I'm at war

  • Eric Wagner
    Eric Wagner Vor 18 Stunden

    War. War never changes.

  • Rhelrahne Vi Satanis
    Rhelrahne Vi Satanis Vor 18 Stunden

    so leafcutter soldier ants are basically just there to buy time so that they can bunker up

  • Gwyddion Flint
    Gwyddion Flint Vor 18 Stunden

    'war is a thing humans have decided the don't want to do much of anymore'... Could have fooled me.

    • Leopard Bra Brado
      Leopard Bra Brado Vor 18 Stunden

      "a single aunt is pretty useless" my moms sister, Karen, would like a word with your manager.

  • LMac Gaming
    LMac Gaming Vor 19 Stunden

    Pls make another ant video I love ants and I loved this video

  • S H
    S H Vor 19 Stunden


  • Ty H
    Ty H Vor 19 Stunden


  • Will
    Will Vor 20 Stunden +1

    Such an interesting and entertaining video, I wanna know all about ants now