The sad thing about this video is I don’t know if they’re serious or not. Anyway, it’s viral on YouTube – over 49million hits.
The total weight of all the ants on Earth is about the same as the weight of all the humans on Earth.
Unless you leave food out and attract them, humans rarely have a need to think about ants. They’re tiny, not poisonous and not particularly terrifying, like say, spiders. However, they far outnumber humans on earth–by one million to one!
Funnily enough, they are also roughly a millionth of a human in size too. Do the math–the total weight of all the ants on earth matches the total weight of the entire human population.
There are 10,000 different types of ants and they’ve been around for a long time. Ancient ants have been discovered in fossilised sap from 100 million years ago!
Over time, ants have changed very little. Their way of life and survival is successful. Some scientists attribute this to their unselfish ways. Ants live in colonies and bring their prey back to their many relatives to share.