10 Surprising Things Ants Did Before Humans

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  • Published: 01 April 2017
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    Agriculture, Social Media, Day Care, Slavery: This video lists some of the most surprising things ANTS did way before HUMANS ever did them! Some of them might shock you!

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Comments • 4 546

  • Collin Miguel
    Collin Miguel  3 years back

    I mean 200k years and we've become the superior beings on earth thats pretty goooood

    • LegendaryRalts
      LegendaryRalts  5 months back

      Imagine if ants were still giant, they'd be keeping us as pets

    • Aaron Willson-Smith
      Aaron Willson-Smith  7 months back

      While a good point, three meters is closer to ten feet... Not twenty.

    • JJ Production
      JJ Production  7 months back

      Only around 3k of us being inteligent

    • Ben Kerstjens
      Ben Kerstjens  10 months back

      myeah well would be awesome if we'd live in harmony as 1 big ant colony though. we have internet so we are we not 1 big human colony? lets drop "currency"... but build up respect and responsibility to do the job you are good at and all live in harmony, i wont see this happening anymore in my lifetime i'm afraid :P

    • Cuboid Siren
      Cuboid Siren  11 months back

      Are we really the superior beings? What makes it so? Ants have done a better job of reproducing than us because they are far more numerous. They'll likely do a better job of existing on earth for a longer span of time than us, as they were here long before us and will likely be here long after us. So what makes us the superior organism?

  • flukhub
    flukhub  1 weeks back

    silly humans said: ant is not civilization

    • Cod Player
      Cod Player  1 weeks back

      If ants could have planes with the suicide bomber ants then the would’ve had the kamacazi before the Japanese hmm idk jk lol

      • Brittany Beautiful
        Brittany Beautiful  2 weeks back

        Now we use polyethylene glycol for antifreeze. I know because I've seen every episode of forensic files and way too many spouses have poisoned their partner with it,

        • vogonp 42
          vogonp 42  2 weeks back

          That is why people call it ANTi-freeze.

          • vogonp 42
            vogonp 42  2 weeks back

            "Ants did it!"

            • Enderking152
              Enderking152  3 weeks back

              the timeline is a bit off, but other than that this video seems pretty accurate

              • angela ange
                angela ange  1 months back

                Actually Aunt were the first-ever creatures that use agriculture God bless amps

                • Adam Bartlett
                  Adam Bartlett  1 months back

                  Ummm, #1 is not accurate across all any species... There's certainly plenty are barbarity & internal violence, even civil war.

                  You were not too bad in the others items but you really didn't do right by the 1st item. While they do have a very fixated social class system, it's impossible to really say such does not occur very frequently & we know it occurs in a variety of species /groups.

                  It becomes increasingly likely if the colony has over stretched the resources of the home area & practically all the street wars are between the same species, specifically due to above.

                  That says nothing of any individual(s) who if they did not act perfectly, are killed, kicked out, etc. Indeed, when any acts remotely off, many species will evict & /or kill them just in case.

                  When the pressures are that extreme, it's hardly a wonder that such rarely becomes a movement that causes much internal divisions. Still even than, some species will have coups where an elderly /weak queen is killed /evicted & replaced. In other cases outright civil war goes on as the 1 sides fight for supremacy.

                  While these facts support your other conclusions about way & antisocial elements; they definitely don't support your last conclusion (item #1).

                  Usually your standards are higher, please do better on the future...

                  Adam

                  • David Minahan
                    David Minahan  1 months back

                    You should also compare how much oxygen was in the atmosphere and how that effects the size of insects. For example an atmosphere of 30% oxygen produces dragon flys the size of dogs!

                    • Grim Reaper
                      Grim Reaper  1 months back

                      Give it up to the Asian Ants to use child labor!

                      • Mohammed Fasi
                        Mohammed Fasi  1 months back

                        Humen dosent evolved humen come on earth full adult and with knowledge
                        Adam and eve came adult with knowledge n wisdom

                        • beast boys
                          beast boys  1 months back

                          Get a Bible and read the entire book of Genesis

                          • beast boys
                            beast boys  1 months back

                            can’t you see There must be some super intelligent being up there in heaven who is creating all these intricate things such as amazing creatures like ants and single cell organisms and all other life

                            • beast boys
                              beast boys  1 months back

                              u r so wrong on ur timeline God created the earth and all existence in 7 days and we were Created on the sixth day

                              • John Wong Kim Siong
                                John Wong Kim Siong  2 months back

                                What ant species us that at 9:36? I've seen those around before and they are so pretty under the sun!

                                • Sports Master 21
                                  Sports Master 21  3 months back

                                  Glycerol

                                  • Pulse Fel
                                    Pulse Fel  3 months back

                                    ants were the thing that communism was based on. sadly humans just cant get the purpose behind it and corrupt it every time they try

                                    • Will Greenhill
                                      Will Greenhill  3 months back

                                      Glycerol

                                      • simona cifarelli
                                        simona cifarelli  4 months back

                                        THE SLAVERY WAS MIND FLIPPING BLOWING!@IT IS WEIRD!!!

                                        • Jimmy Baldino
                                          Jimmy Baldino  4 months back

                                          Ant-ifreeze

                                          • Maria Fernanda Forero
                                            Maria Fernanda Forero  4 months back

                                            Yes!

                                            • Emily SepticEye
                                              Emily SepticEye  4 months back

                                              Ants should rule the world
                                              👑
                                              🐜🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️

                                              • SavoryBaby
                                                SavoryBaby  4 months back

                                                "Living"

                                                • Rick Borghuis
                                                  Rick Borghuis  4 months back

                                                  IT wont take long until ants are gonna keep hairy spiders or small mouses for their fur. They’ll shirts out of iT and Then they can search for food outside in The winter too

                                                  • Zachary John
                                                    Zachary John  4 months back

                                                    "some would call this communism" - YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT, COMRADE. <3

                                                    • Elena Friedmann
                                                      Elena Friedmann  4 months back

                                                      Why do male ants die after they mate?

                                                      • Isaac Ezekiel The color blind guy

                                                        Agriculture and slaves maybe but social media

                                                        • deathproofduck smith
                                                          deathproofduck smith  5 months back

                                                          But wait! There's more! Some plants have evolved hollows specifically to provide a home for particular species of ants. These ants keep scale insects captive in these hollows, and the scale insects they keep have evolved a groove in their back so the ants and scale insects can get past each other in the hollows of the tree.

                                                          • Basim Crouch
                                                            Basim Crouch  5 months back

                                                            #10 it's because they have one goal. The queen, their prosperity everything they stand for is to survive, I sometimes ask myself if humans are different species and need to fight.

                                                            • shaurya Verma
                                                              shaurya Verma  5 months back

                                                              Hi bro can you please make video on topic of such types of insect that are livestock and ants isolated bathroom area

                                                              • GojiraGuy 1954
                                                                GojiraGuy 1954  5 months back

                                                                Ants are communists

                                                                • GojiraGuy 1954
                                                                  GojiraGuy 1954  5 months back

                                                                  #AntsCanadaMarathon

                                                                  • Миша Верхотуров

                                                                    #9: ANT-I-FREEZE

                                                                    • jujubear gaming
                                                                      jujubear gaming  5 months back

                                                                      i dont believe in evolution....

                                                                      • Crafty Boy
                                                                        Crafty Boy  5 months back

                                                                        I’m in 2019 tho

                                                                        • Infinity52YT
                                                                          Infinity52YT  6 months back

                                                                          Ants dint have a tail before humans

                                                                        • Corbin Benesch
                                                                          Corbin Benesch  6 months back

                                                                          glycerol

                                                                          • Jamie Pearson
                                                                            Jamie Pearson  6 months back

                                                                            is this an april fools prank

                                                                            • Jamie Pearson
                                                                              Jamie Pearson  5 months back

                                                                              @Gacha Lillyposted on april the first google one of the thing in this vid its fake

                                                                            • Gacha Lilly
                                                                              Gacha Lilly  5 months back

                                                                              Why would it be one?

                                                                          • OwlDoesEverything BannerSamer

                                                                            Wow, i feel like doing ant farms....

                                                                            • Leo Rice
                                                                              Leo Rice  6 months back

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                                                                              • William Turner
                                                                                William Turner  6 months back

                                                                                Except that timeline is wrong.

                                                                              • Iris Dreamwood
                                                                                Iris Dreamwood  7 months back

                                                                                Why dont humans have an advanced pheromone that means "there are bees here lets leave immediately"
                                                                                Why are ants more advanced than us D:


                                                                                (i'm joking i got it from why dont humans have a specific motion that means there are bees here why are elephants more advanced than us)

                                                                                • TheAMBULOCETUS
                                                                                  TheAMBULOCETUS  7 months back

                                                                                  Suicide bomber ants???? Must be islamic ants!

                                                                                • Liam McManus
                                                                                  Liam McManus  7 months back

                                                                                  It blew my mind

                                                                                  • Liam McManus
                                                                                    Liam McManus  7 months back

                                                                                    Again whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

                                                                                    • Liam McManus
                                                                                      Liam McManus  7 months back

                                                                                      My friend Cody would like This part

                                                                                      • Liam McManus
                                                                                        Liam McManus  7 months back

                                                                                        Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat