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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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  5 months ago +7103

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  • Zasso no Kemuri
    Zasso no Kemuri Hour ago

    Damn now I gotta find some ant supercolony war doc so I can sleep

  • Zasso no Kemuri
    Zasso no Kemuri Hour ago

    4:05 idk why, but I'm as proud of him as I would be in my own child.

  • Cracker Animates
    Cracker Animates 8 hours ago +1

    Hi Kurzgesagt! Thanks for making my peanut brain feel smart every day :)

  • golden bunny yt
    golden bunny yt 9 hours ago

    i have a question, can specific species of ants make a big colony of 3 species or more? and make their colony bigger? like becoming friends

  • golden bunny yt
    golden bunny yt 9 hours ago

    one word to describe this: spore

  • Pili Pollitzer
    Pili Pollitzer 10 hours ago

    Ants... are... fascinating!😀😃

  • Luke 315315
    Luke 315315 10 hours ago

    who would win: 1 million ruthless army ants that bring death and destruction where ever they go or 1 block headed boi ?

  • armyants01
    armyants01 16 hours ago

    I can confirm

  • ReDark Technology
    ReDark Technology 19 hours ago

    Oh wow interesting video

  • Google's Chief
    Google's Chief 19 hours ago

    World war I: "I want the real world war"
    World war II : " I said the REAL world war"
    World war Ant : "Perfection."

  • Happy
    Happy 21 hour ago

    Imagine ur sole purpose in life is to hold off potential enemies with ur bare head

  • Rex Longfellow
    Rex Longfellow 22 hours ago

    Where's the HBO miniseries?

  • Farrel Ghoissan
    Farrel Ghoissan Day ago

    I love this comment section

  • Wahyu Setiawan
    Wahyu Setiawan Day ago

    the quantity is quality in itself in nutshell

  • Block to Block
    Block to Block Day ago

    What editor do you use

  • Kath Gouchioue
    Kath Gouchioue Day ago

    Imagine a strategy game with THIS!?

  • Story teller
    Story teller Day ago

    Why did the leafcutter right look so badass

  • B6s_ scorer
    B6s_ scorer Day ago +1

    Keep adding to the world war ant series it’s good

  • Normalhuman78 -
    Normalhuman78 - Day ago

    You know, this would make a really good strategy game

  • 《『Senpai Kitty』》

    You know I’d be much more interested Learning about world war ant instead of world war 1 or 2

    Just saying ;-;

  • Jereck Louise Gestoso

    Just like a game first i think.ant.are.dum but best insect

  • Danial 08
    Danial 08 Day ago

    Nice vid

  • Talha Khalid
    Talha Khalid 2 days ago

    Kurzgesagt: Humans have decided that war is not a thing the should do more 7:29
    Donald Trump: Hold my beer.

  • DeKnightCrawler
    DeKnightCrawler 2 days ago

    can we call this clone wars

  • Night Unicorn
    Night Unicorn 2 days ago +1

    Me: Look! A complex a...
    Random kid: crushes ant
    Me: 😧
    Kid: wut
    Me: you just killed a supercomplex being of planet Earth!
    Kid (in first year/grade): its just an ant
    Me: walks away

  • Glubb Glubb
    Glubb Glubb 2 days ago

    Ah hello good sir!
    Just passin' by, we're trying to find a colony to raid!'
    Ah, we too are trying to do that!
    Well good luck on your journey comrade
    You too!

  • Student Makiyah Williams

    So there is like 100 world wars

  • Ali ACE
    Ali ACE 2 days ago +1

    1:35 lol was he dancing to the music

  • Red Paint
    Red Paint 2 days ago

    Must be that damn phone!

  • Chaotic floral arrangement

    imagine a date where you and ya boo learn about ants and then talk about it after the video is done

  • Alim Özer
    Alim Özer 2 days ago

    Is this a german Channel?

    • Jammy
      Jammy Day ago

      No this is Russian channel

  • Light Yagami
    Light Yagami 2 days ago

    0:58 an single ant is pretty useless


  • Lux Hall
    Lux Hall 2 days ago

    "We shall defend our colony, whatever the cost may be."
    -Sir Winston Anthill

  • Metalshyguy 117
    Metalshyguy 117 2 days ago

    Army ants = the German soldiers
    Leafcutter ants = the Romans

    The ones who do nothing but stick their head in a hole = the Italian army

  • DummyThicc Platypus
    DummyThicc Platypus 2 days ago +1

    Ants are metal as fuck

  • You Can Do That
    You Can Do That 2 days ago


  • Dōein dreji Al3r
    Dōein dreji Al3r 2 days ago +1

    Why did i start looking for ants after watching this ?

  • Alejandro Negron
    Alejandro Negron 2 days ago

    Everything changed when the army ants attacked

  • Sr. James
    Sr. James 2 days ago

    fun fact yellow ants actually unite with other ant species to bad many die in the progress of unification

  • Horizon Foz
    Horizon Foz 2 days ago

    I don't understand the blockhead ant, if it can block doorway how does one get in and out?

  • DnD Ulitharid
    DnD Ulitharid 3 days ago

    Every ant is scared of army ants....except leaf cutters...they just don't give a s***

    DE NORTH 3 days ago


  • Mr. Duck
    Mr. Duck 3 days ago +1


  • TheShadowGamer
    TheShadowGamer 3 days ago

    humans have the most people in wars
    ants: am i a joke to you?

  • jesust_is _bigmac
    jesust_is _bigmac 3 days ago

    You ever just find an ant and fuck around with it and not kill it?

  • Scp Scp 173
    Scp Scp 173 3 days ago

    Humans everting wars

  • QorinHalfhand.
    QorinHalfhand. 3 days ago

    The Tyranids of the ant species.

  • UltraFlame
    UltraFlame 3 days ago

    More ant vids plz this narration is sooooo good.

  • m. bukhori
    m. bukhori 3 days ago +2

    Imagine if ants have weaponries like guns or tanks

  • crazy motherfucker
    crazy motherfucker 4 days ago

    @Ciência Todo Dia

  • JADE // Official Channel

    Can we do the thaumatomyrmex next?

  • Berserker 201
    Berserker 201 5 days ago

    i got so invested in this

  • Jezreel Cinco
    Jezreel Cinco 5 days ago

    World warllll

  • The Phantom King
    The Phantom King 5 days ago

    Me and A group of classmates - walks on sidewalk..
    Ants - It Was An Bad Idea Walking To The Sidewalk..EVERYBODY RUN FOR YA'LL LIVES!!!

  • The Phantom King
    The Phantom King 5 days ago

    R.I.P Ants

  • The Phantom King
    The Phantom King 5 days ago

    Nice Vids!

  • ՄաՄ ԳԹՌԳ
    ՄաՄ ԳԹՌԳ 6 days ago

    Nanobots will win without any damage -.-

  • Voon Voo Shin
    Voon Voo Shin 7 days ago

    I wish it real not cartoon

    Well it still gud

  • Yeah Yee
    Yeah Yee 7 days ago

    Good Good the ants are fighting each other than coming together and attacking us

    wait what who's scratching my door

    oh it's my dog

    wait what's crawling up my leg