The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant

  • Published on Aug 11, 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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    • adancho
      adancho 9 hours ago

      @Pierre Jonquères of course once I manage to record the voice and edit the video

    • adancho
      adancho 9 hours ago

      @lopassociate It's just a hobby but the idea is for everyone to watch these amazing videos in Spanish

      SACHIN SUNDARESAN 17 hours ago

      I want a video on light pollution!

    • Pierre Jonquères
      Pierre Jonquères 20 hours ago

      Will you comment a link to the next video here ?

    • lopassociate
      lopassociate Day ago

      Could we build a planet from scratch. What’s required to do so?

  • Alpha 222
    Alpha 222 5 hours ago

    What an absolute social unit

  • Guilhemar Caixeta Filho


  • 1,000,000 Subscriber Without A Video

    Is it me or he is one of the voice behind how its made? Love his voice very much tho

  • Thugnificent
    Thugnificent 6 hours ago

    In The Grim Dark Future of The 21st Century, There Is Only War...

  • Doom's Way
    Doom's Way 6 hours ago

    Can you do a video about "What does Reality really look like?"

  • José Manuel Rico Hernández

    Awesome. Waiting for part 2...

  • Simon And
    Simon And 8 hours ago

    A colony: exists
    An agressive colony: exists
    Agressive colony: sees that ither colonies exist
    Agressive colony's strategy: rush b

  • Emily Pearce
    Emily Pearce 9 hours ago

    can you make a video on what would happen if the amazon rainforest was to be burned down completely, and how we and the world would be affected? In reference to what's going on right now.

  • felis catus jr
    felis catus jr 10 hours ago

    When's the next video

  • RastDuarte
    RastDuarte 10 hours ago

    An episode with a hook to the next, I love it!

  • Motalux
    Motalux 10 hours ago

    So army ants are like a zerg rush.

  • akhi dot cf
    akhi dot cf 11 hours ago

    Truly epic

  • Roberto Poletti
    Roberto Poletti 12 hours ago

    Non ci sono i sottotitoli in italiano

  • omg pico
    omg pico 12 hours ago

    Pls part 2

  • Muhammad Talha Farooq
    Muhammad Talha Farooq 13 hours ago

    Nice animation

  • KeRen Tan
    KeRen Tan 13 hours ago

    "We found another species! let's name it..."
    * hits keyboard with forehand slice *

  • KeRen Tan
    KeRen Tan 13 hours ago

    love the music!

  • Jan Matyka
    Jan Matyka 13 hours ago


  • Batuhan Kaluç
    Batuhan Kaluç 14 hours ago

    Thank you

  • Patrick Reynolds
    Patrick Reynolds 14 hours ago

    TIL ants are super racist.

  • Topy
    Topy 15 hours ago

    This video about ANTS was so epic. I liked it so much I watched it till the very last second to extend watchtime

  • Overlord Naitzxu
    Overlord Naitzxu 15 hours ago

    This is the ant that didn't show up when they said "be there or be square."

  • T Pranith Reddy
    T Pranith Reddy 15 hours ago

    That is called TEAM WORK

  • ARX
    ARX 16 hours ago

    Да это жёстко)

  • Вова Бондаренко

    Pls who is reading my comment could you give me a link for a German version. Have a good day!

  • Pavan Rampersad
    Pavan Rampersad 18 hours ago

    They say videogames cause violence, but look at what these ants have teached us.

  • Pavan Rampersad
    Pavan Rampersad 18 hours ago

    Antvengers, assemble!

  • Won 119
    Won 119 19 hours ago +1

    Does anyone know what Kurzgesagt means
    I think it’s German but it could also be a tricky scientific word

    • Iceloki
      Iceloki 13 hours ago

      It means "short review"

  • Jess Evangelista
    Jess Evangelista 19 hours ago

    When will the next video about ants

  • You Neck Gerrard
    You Neck Gerrard 19 hours ago

    Are they kissing? hahahaa

  • 弐管理人
    弐管理人 20 hours ago +1


  • Garmagic2yFhenrakh9
    Garmagic2yFhenrakh9 20 hours ago

    Could you make a video about God of Chaos, said to pass nearby the earth in 10 years?

  • Teacup
    Teacup 20 hours ago

    And yet us humans squish them with ease

  • Taki gacha
    Taki gacha 21 hour ago

    Merci pour les sous-titre en Français.

  • Corbin DeVries
    Corbin DeVries 22 hours ago

    Could you expose the possibility that the universe isn't infinite but very big and by studing explosions in space could help us with the Big Bang

  • Hunter Wilde
    Hunter Wilde 22 hours ago

    I would watch 100 episodes of this. Just covering as many species of ants as possible.

  • stylefieber
    stylefieber 23 hours ago

    Wow, what a great video. Thank you!

  • Juan Lucas
    Juan Lucas Day ago

    My God! Your channel is asome, full of knowledge and interesting things! Suscribed, you deserve millions more!

  • Juan Lucas
    Juan Lucas Day ago


  • Adam S
    Adam S Day ago

    Awesome video. Thank you!

  • Dhiraj Layo Magar

    Came from jaby koay channel

  • Ezrah Chase
    Ezrah Chase Day ago

    Interesting video!

  • Melons
    Melons Day ago

    give more please

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach Day ago +1

    Waiting for the next 1 keep it up bro💯💯

  • Trashley
    Trashley Day ago

    Kurz could you do a video about the fire in the amazon rainforest?
    I feel like there isn't enough awareness and you are good at finding accurate information

  • Orion434
    Orion434 Day ago


  • Dan GleeSack
    Dan GleeSack Day ago

    It’s a topic I don’t really care about. I just love kerzegsgt

  • Chysko
    Chysko Day ago

    someone should make a game
    "War of the Ants"
    lmao.. .make your own colony, wage war against other ants that have specializations... and not those shitty mobile games that force you to pay to be even with other people..

  • Tyranid Sid
    Tyranid Sid Day ago

    Me watching the ants fight : Awwww, they playing.
    The ants : No, we slaying.

  • Pedro Palma
    Pedro Palma Day ago +1

    Then you cant enter a colony because of a big head

    *Now that’s an Avengers level treat*

  • Arya Vart
    Arya Vart Day ago

    Until a human steps on them and restarts the whole cyclw

  • Asosa papa
    Asosa papa Day ago

    make a video about what happend if the amazonas dissaper because the fire

  • OJI Sharma
    OJI Sharma Day ago

    When will you be releasing your new video

  • Zeynep Ozturk
    Zeynep Ozturk Day ago

    could u do a video about “white holes”?

  • Vlad the Impaler

    If gravity could be unified with the other forces then what would that mean for us? As imperfect as our understanding of physics is many technologies and sciences have been developed from what little we know. So if we could enlarge our understanding by unifying gravity what exactly can we develop from that breakthrough? What machine, medicine, or chemistry could be possible if the unified field theory was complete?

  • YouTube Stop
    YouTube Stop Day ago

    And they say war was made by humans


  • Yetek
    Yetek Day ago

    Me: no good internet for a few weeks
    Kurzgesagt: THE WORLD WAR OF ANTS

  • The Destroyer 007
    The Destroyer 007 Day ago +1

    As an ant keeper, I really liked this video. Waiting for the Argentine ants video. 😉

  • Sameer FoxBoy
    Sameer FoxBoy Day ago

    What about Esports

  • Ants Jazz PH
    Ants Jazz PH Day ago

    Any ant keepers here? 🙂✌️

  • Bumbo TGC
    Bumbo TGC Day ago

    Can I get a bird I can’t have patron
    If I did I’d be your patron

  • Sleazy
    Sleazy Day ago

    That explains why Shino Aburame is so strong !

  • Weiting Yeh
    Weiting Yeh Day ago

    That’s hodor ant

  • Joshua Vrooman
    Joshua Vrooman Day ago

    "... penetrate deep"

  • Rainbow the Dragon Cat

    Army ant: Let's attack this colony.

  • Azri Merzuki
    Azri Merzuki Day ago

    Seeing this video remind me of USSR beat the Germany at eastern fronts

  • Munch, munch, delicious crunch

    This is why ants should never be given nuclear technology

  • Crank StylerLPs
    Crank StylerLPs Day ago

    This will be one of the best Games EVER !
    Sombody must programm a Ant Game with this Informations :D !!!!

  • Tim Vanhove
    Tim Vanhove Day ago

    we needmore ant videos now

  • Armin Cal
    Armin Cal Day ago

    men may no longer be slaughtering each other on sight like the ants, yet they do things to each other and even other races or the entire planet that are way more cruel and destructive than simply killing each other. Despite everything that that was said in this video i still think men are more violent and destructive than any other race known to us.

  • alisuo toko
    alisuo toko Day ago +2

    Out of 20k comments, you found mine Have a stale cookie 🍪

  • Gio Garin
    Gio Garin Day ago

    Can't stop watching this. This is so informative and so entertaining at the same time! The art design is the cherry on top. This is so great!

  • Aarón García
    Aarón García Day ago

    "Humans hace decided that war Is not a thing that they want yo do a lot anymore"
    USA: Are you sure about that?

    • Salt_Factory
      Salt_Factory Day ago +1

      The French space force stands ready for WW3

    • alisuo toko
      alisuo toko Day ago

      If all this was upscaled 100x you'd have alien warfare