Watching Ants Carry Food: A Questionable Form of Entertainment

It’s fun watching ants carry food across the kitchen floor. Except that’s disgusting. So, let’s say it’s outside.

But they’re strong creatures. Ants carry food 10 to 20 times their body weight. For heavier food, they team up. (And there’s a lot of them: the combined weight of all ants on earth is greater than the combined weight of all humans). 

But it’s a funny thing to watch. Sort of like watching a small child carry a big, empty cardboard box over his head.

Still, a healthy form of entertainment? That’s debatable. Let’s say 45 seconds worth of fun (a minute and a half if he’s carrying pet food and your cat looks offended)

But any longer, that’s questionable—you might need a degree in Myrmecology.

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One response to “Watching Ants Carry Food: A Questionable Form of Entertainment

  1. Very creative. Anything can be entertainment.

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