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  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Link: Excavating a Huge Ant Nest - More interesting than you`d think. Wait for the 4:11 mark when scientists actually excavate the ant colony. Weird stuff.
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    RooneyJ Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Woo! First! Pretty interesting stuff...
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    summerfly Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Wow that`s cool as hell!
    It`s like a little city and looks way more interesting than anything we could build
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    westwood_13 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:56 am
    It is days like that that I am very, very proud of my fellow nerds.

    I haven`t seen anything so fantastic in ages.

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    David_acord Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:57 am
    oh lord.
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    ratty_tatty Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    OMG poor ants. They have been buried alife in concrete.
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    FTAB2010 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    very interesting 8 minute video! doubt i could make it through more than 15 minutes of the actual tv show though
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    shucker Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    Awesome, I love ants! I have my own ant farm. They are so interesting to watch.
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    antz need a life
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    Twoflour Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    "it`s the ant equivilent of building the Great Wall of China" and they drove them from that one thing they had...
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    Miquaight Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    Brilliant, but also a little creepy... what order does it go when we finally kill ourselves off? Humans, Rats, Roaches and then ants, was it?

    I think ants will do better than rats and roaches somehow!!

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    o_o holy poo. they just drowned them all? that`s terrible!
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    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    oh..thats was pretty cool
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    hunneybear Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    haha they killed them all take that u ant punks
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    wills-site Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    That was cool.
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    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    ssholes. :[
    They killed the ants for science.
    OH.
    And the hole that guy made at the begining was awesome.
    I want one.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    They KILLED THE ANTS! WTF?! ....ok, I hate ants, but COME ON.
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    mr_stache Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    Wow. Just wow. That`s so amazing that it`s that well coordinated. I wonder how the ants manage to build it that well without planning? Or do they somehow plan it as one?
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    xdonutx Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    So they destroyed one of the greatest cities in the world. That`s cool. How would you feel if someone killed everyone in your city just because they felt like it?
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    There are times when science goes a little too far. This is one of those moments.
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    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    Mr Stache, on that same subject as doing something "as one", have you ever been covered with ants? Well, I have, and they seem to all bite at the same time :o! That causes much more pain. Maybe ants have some kind of mass-communication things?
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    "So they destroyed one of the greatest cities in the world. That`s cool. How would you feel if someone killed everyone in your city just because they felt like it?"

    I`m sure there is hundreds like it, maybe even bigger.. If you go outside, you`ll see ants quite a bit.

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    Cubicoil Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    It`s a pity they killed off all the ants

    but there are still like a million ants per human on the planet.. so let`s just admire the beauty of that poo

    there`s always the possibility that he ants were evacuated... no?

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    scar104 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    pretty damn cool...
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    slushy50254 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    this is extraordinary. a sentiant creature that size is able to coordinate and create that citadel is just amazing
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    SlippySanta Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Wow. Firstly, that video is amazing. Secondly, I can`t believe the amount of people who are sympathizing with ants. I`m sure you`ve never slapped off an ant when you saw one on you, or stepped on one accidentally, but how could you do that, you miserable person? At least the scientists were doing this for research. Living things kill each other, that`s just a way of life. Get used to it, you guys are pathetic.
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    Iroj Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    "They killed the ants for science."

    HOMG you guys!! Science, killing animals in the name of research!? They`d NEVER do that! Barbarians!!

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    richmass Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    I`m not sure whether to be upset or amazed, maybe both.....yeh.....i like the sound of both.

    aaaannnywhoo, the ants are rl kl and shouldn`t of been turned into concrete, buuuuuuutt they r deserving it for biting me last year and makin me sore in the arm.

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    indians5150 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    Get over it!

    That`s amazing. Nature never ceases to amaze.

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    Aimarge88 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    Im with the ants they carried dirt 4 times their body weight for what in their terms would be half a mile and they wouldn`t have done it just once. They build a massive city so their children and their childrens children will have somewhere nice to live and what.. some scientist hell bent on gettin some recognition because he lacks self confidence tips concrete in their creation killing millions of lives for a 6 minute clip! Humans should respect the sanctity of life!
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    hazwaaa Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    ants take years building a huge city that theyre so proud of, leading happy little ant lives making happy little ant children and then we come along and slaughter them all and say "oooo look at the cute little tunnles awww" humans are great 8-)
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    For those who oppose them being killed:

    1. Wake up and smell the fricking roses. Science kills. It`s not pretty, but it gets stuff done.

    2. There are tens or even hundreds of thousands more nests like that one. The buggers are everywhere. Removing one does almost nothing.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm
    Impressive! I feel bad for the ants though, all of that work shot to hell so we can study them.
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    Dorito123 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    they might not of killed them, they could of smoked it out first or something. Plus, it`s amazing. Read The first Men in the Moon. It reminded me of that.
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    cazzy1001 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    y is everyone wingin about the ded ants?
    they have no cognitive reasoning or thoughts, it aint like someone destroying a human city because we can love, reason and fell pain, loss and injustice.

    those little ant dudes had no opinion of dying other than "im an ant"!

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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    ok i am really impressed at that aswell but we are trying to personify the ants. They dont have board meetings and argue about where to build the next tunnel the simply have an inbuilt instinct to build each chamber depending on the flow of gasses in the hive. I`m not saying that it isn`t impressive but you might aswell cream yourselves over a fish swimming or a bird building a nest... ZOMG how did it know where to put the twigs and then to work out how to lay an egg its amazing!!!!
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    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    For all you fing morons complaining about killing the ants, you damn well better have never eaten a hamburger, a piece of chicken or anything else that was once alive. You also have better not ever dropped a bug bomb or roach bait to get rid of some insects or swatted a fly. Oh wait, you did all those things? Then STFU. There is nothing wrong with killing those ants. Ants do not have feelings, they are not precious little snowflakes you need to protect. In many places they are fried and eaten, so STFU about the mean old scientist who killed an ant colony. Nobody cares for good reason you whiny tards.
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    NOOO! They killed the ants! Yeah, it`s a mega amazing structure, but they killed the ants! (And if they didn`t, why didn`t they say so?)
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    Shelly82 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    Ok, calm down - there just ants!
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    cool structure. poor ants... they should have shown the next part. they put an ant upside down on a petre dish and he holds up a 5 gram weight with his teeth. it`s amazing.
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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    They just owned billions of ants.....
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    omg209 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    after the ant home was over it showed an ant with a tweezer to be crawling upside down and then they did a strength test by looping things to the ant and see how much it could hold upside down if anyone was wondering
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    bergeracman Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    maybe their ANTennas have something to do with billions of ants acting as one organsim
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    strings99 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    I love how they figured out how to make an air conditioning throughout the garden, that is simply ingenious.
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    silveruo Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    I read that in terms of shear weight, all the combined ants in the world far outweigh the weight of all humans in the world. As much as my heart goes out to the ants in that colony...I am sure there are a few more giant ant cities around. Crazy...Reminded me of some alien pod city from that movie....
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    Camira Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    I think this outpouring of compassionate sentiment is nice. Most humans really do hate to see a lot of hard work squandered, even by ants. I agree that they are JUST ants and it don`t really matter, but my faith in humanity is restored a little. Stop the world, I want to get back on!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    Could they not have ultrasounded that or done some sort of giant cat scan? You don`t need to drill my brain out to do a 3D scan of it, you don`t need to drill my bird`s unborn baby to do a 3d scan of that, so why the hell do you need to pour 10 tonnes of concrete into an ant city?
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    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    wow, that`s impressive
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    stot3 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    YAY, that`s what those bastard ants get. Although what they created was cool as bawls, I still consider them my enemy...till the end of time

    ((gonna go by some more Raid tommorow))

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    LadyAdy Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    Haha, Camira. Your comment entertained me the most :) Agreed.
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    Smashking Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    At least now we can understand what they do.

    Wow, people sympathizing for something with a mental capacity high enough just to eat, dig, and sleep.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Use a giant cat scan? >^..^< You leave my giant fat kitties alone! Why I oughta... not "giant cat" scan, but a giant "ct scan"? Oops! My mistake! ;-)
    Seriously, they`d need to encircle the ant-city in order to scan it, causing just as much damage to the ants as the concrete did.
    And yes it is impressive! Beautiful even. But the ant`s didn`t know any of that while they were making it. They just did what the hive-mind told them to do. AND they don`t have children, only the Queen reproduces. It`s like the ants are all sisters (or brothers) they don`t reproduce.
    But their city is really really cool!
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    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    Very interesting indeed.
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    FranWins Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm
    That was actually rather fascinating. We need more content like this! :-)
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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    yeah well way to wipe em` all out with cement.
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    Grossen Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Alright, for all you ant-lovers out there...
    Stop talking like every ant is able to reproduce! Only a few ants are born in a colony that are able to spread their genes, and they leave when it`s time to mate.
    However, I`m disappointed at their use of concrete (though, in regards to size, I`m not sure what else they could have used)
    I saw one entomologist on Animal Planet cast a colony out of zinc, but that colony had died out so there wasn`t anything to kill with molten metal.
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    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    id be pretty mad if me and a bunch of people made something as spectacular as the wall of china and a whole bunch a researchers ruined it with cement...but thats just me.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Ants: To arms! To arms! were under attack by a giant white hose!

    They start attacking it getting nowhere. Then out of nothing a flood of cement eradicates them all.

    I want to see a vid of army ants battling something... This vid was cool to tho.

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    lemartesdc Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    They didn`t kill the ants they liberated them from their fascist dictatorship regime! The queen was too mean! I mean do really think that they weren`t a threat?
    All joking asside i think this is what happens to religious fundalmentalists in the next life they get what they want..... to live with heads buried in the ground and everyone they will ever know will think exactly the same as they do. :)
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    imnotfamous Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    WOW! The highest rating I`ve ever seen on I-A-B! And surely it deserves it. After it stopped I was like "Aww...I wanna see more."
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    Oh jesus, guys, they`re ants! There are more ants in one metropolitan city than there are humans in the entire world. I think the species will survive.
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    3.9, thats unheard of!
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    That was pretty interesting but it does suck that they slaughtered the whole city for it... =/
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    GENOCIDE by entombment in concrete! Even the Nazi`s didn`t try that one! This place will forever be remembered as ANTSCHWITZ.

    (No offense meant!)

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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    In all, it`s a fantastic structure, I`d like to add.

    But I`d also like to remind the people who are claiming that ants are "stupid creatures" that have "a mental capacity high enough just to eat, dig, and sleep" that ants do many "human" things, such as farming, waging war, and communicating through both noise and motions. Only human ego would believe that ants cannot feel emotions or have an opinion.

    While it`s certainly not going to kill the species in one action, the acceptance because "it`s science" is rather alarming. Remember the two headed dog? That was just science as well.

    On a final note, I`m going to vivisect SlippySanta, because I`m a living thing, and they kill other living things. It`s only reasonable, and for science, so don`t sympathize for him.

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    8o8azn Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    thats so awesome...i wouldnt mind if i did something like that for science...i also want an ant farm .... that would be so awesome
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    apel Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Ugh. I feel like they`re crawling on me. I`m itchy all over. :(
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    myrandommind Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    Um.... thanks for completely destroying that amazing city. ^_^
    OHH, and ruining an entire ecosystem.
    And don`t forget erasing the Great Wall of China!
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    myrandommind Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    Not to say that I think killing ants is wrong... I admit to not sympathizing with them, and thinking of them as an annoyance. It`s just that to ruin something so amazing like that.... If only for the structure itself, they shouldn`t have touched it.
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    thecite Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    Man, those ants are the fuc|<ing shiz. They`re pretty intelligent. I would pay them to make my cheese colony.
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    rock_jock Female 30-39
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    January 17, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Glad I didn`t watch it all the way through. I saw the first ant close up, and started reminiscing about Anty from "Honey I Shrunk the Kids", and then I got that bad feeling, that all of those ants were doomed, just like Anty. I remembered the heartbreak I felt when Anty saved the children from the Scorpion, sacrificing himself for his new human friends. So I couldn`t bring myself to watch it.

    Sucks that it turned out poorly for the ants, but what else were they going to do? I mean, scientists study, and I`m pretty sure that killing the ants was less cruel than saving all of them and taking away their home. They just prevented the inevitable, really.

    And think about how much we will learn from all of your new bestest ant friends. They`re martyrs of the insect world.

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    thecite Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    Man, those ants are the fuc|<ing shiz. They`re pretty intelligent. I would pay them to make my cheese colony.
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    thecite Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    Sorry I didn`t realise I posted my comment twice.


    . . . . . . . .


    Man, those ants are the fuc|<ing shiz. They`re pretty intelligent. I would pay them to make my cheese colony.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:17 pm
    WOW. It`s amazing how insects you step on everyday can create such amazing stuff. Makes you wonder if they have some form of intelligent communication that we can`t even begin to imagine...if not it`s hard to believe something that complex could be made.
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    Spaminator Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:21 pm
    Thanks, now I`m scared of ants.
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    jamzzz Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    I feel bad for the ants that were out and about doing their ant business only to come home to cement.
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    HoofFoot Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    I was amazed until they started pouring concrete in there. Then it became a little less enjoyable.
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    Inferno00 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    Wow.. they killed em all T_T ...but incredibly interesting.
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    Spaminator Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 12:30 am
    I can`t feel sorry for the ants, if they had the chance they`d kill you and everyone you care about!
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    Lumpychump Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 12:34 am
    Absolutely stunning! But a couple of questions - how do so many individual ants build something that to a human`s opinion has beend not only designed, but designed as by a single mind? Also, I presume ants haven`t always been so sophisticated (in the same way that humans haven`t always been so sophisticated) so when did they learn/discover that a) they require air or b) need to get rid of the CO2 and c) they can use the temperature of the dirt to circulate air? I know, I know millions of years blah blah, natural selection, but ants aren`t renowned for sticking their necks out and experimenting - we tend to think of them as automatons don`t we? Incredible. I eat meat so I don`t mind animals dying (so long as it`s as humane as possible) but the beauty of that nest - we almost need to reward the ants for it rather than just kill them. that said, if one bit me, I`d kill it.
    Slo-o-o-o-wly.
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    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    January 18, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Hey I know let`s pretend we`re all scientists and start destroying and killing things. Gotta go out and cut open a few people ... hey I`m a scientist!
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    Computron Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2008 at 5:32 am
    It`s fake! The ants where CGI. The real ants where stealing my picnic that day.
  83. Profile photo of soro
    soro Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2008 at 5:50 am
    That was phenomenal!!
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 7:49 am
    Pretty awesome.
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    Coleader Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2008 at 8:32 am
    thats one hell of a city to bad ants suck i might have felt sorrow for them being evicted like that
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    yaimhere Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 9:33 am
    I don`t think its the ants people feel sorry for as much as the whole city of ants that was destroyed. Yes there are massive amounts of billions of ants but its like destroying NYC and saying well there are still thousands of other cities and billions of people left. Ants aren`t equal to people in that sense but it is a shame to see something that intricate and something that took so much work to create destroyed. It seems like an awful waste.
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    lewisc007 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 10:30 am
    So the ants moved over 40 tonnes of earth, just so some trummped up geek can go flood the whole colony with cement. Thats just destructive, hands up who now wants to go find out where that guy lives and pump his house full of cement killing his whole family, just so they can see what the inside of his house looks like.
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    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2008 at 10:59 am
    `The Ant, the incredible super-organism...remarkable...NOW DROWN YOU LITTLE BASTARDS, WE WANT TO DESTROY YOUR CITY!`
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    Gregger Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    lol i like how the ants all got killed in the concrete =P
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    Mighty- Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    i have a new respect for ants...
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    I`m itchyyyy I`M ITCHYYYYY
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Also, it kinda sucks to be those ants.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    Also, also, lumpy, no one is really sure what happened in the evolutionary chain between ants and their wasp ancestors.
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    I think if mammals never showed up one of the arthropods would`ve became as if not more intelligent than us and much more sucessful. I always imagined if we found aliens (or they found us) they`d be socially similar to ants/bees or w/e. Imagine a species with no war, crime, waste, greed within itself and each individual spent almost 100% of it`s time to better it`s community... Just amazin`
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    January 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    And to answer a lot of your questions, if you read up on arthropods their colonies behavior is usually acts together as one.
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    NiGHTS13 Female 13-17
    205 posts
    January 18, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    HOLY BUHJEEZUS.
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    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
    546 posts
    January 18, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    They`re gonna take over the wooooorld!
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    Muncherific1 Female 30-39
    65 posts
    January 19, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Well, look at it this way: maybe the dude that owned the land was going to have them exterminated anyways, so at least when they all got murdered in their home, it wasn`t a complete waste, right? :-/
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    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
    320 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 2:09 am
    OMG! How come humans can`t make anything good.
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    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 9:30 am
    "There are tens or even hundreds of thousands more nests like that one. The buggers are everywhere. Removing one does almost nothing."

    Im pretty sure that removing you would do absolutely nothing either.

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    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 11:26 am
    AHAHAHHAHA
    *squish*
    AHAHAHAHAH
    *squish*

    See? even the fcuking ants r smarter then us

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    masterbob Male 13-17
    392 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    man no words to speak of just, wow
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    gilderof Female 18-29
    375 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    Does anyone know where we can watch the rest of this video? I was rather intrigued by the end clip of the guy putting an ant in a dish...perhaps growing a new colony from scratch?
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    Zama Female 13-17
    15 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    You know, that cement method would be a great form of extermination if one of those got too close to your home. It would be protecting humans, so it`s ethically sound. And we`d have a few giant cement statues for our museums!
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    greened Male 18-29
    25 posts
    January 20, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    As much as I`m in awe of the fantastic architecture, and everything, I`m kind of disturbed by the fact that they killed possibly billions of ants only to see what they had done. I`m pro stem cell research, but this was way more unethical in my mind. How far can we go in the name of science?
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    digitalmaste Male 13-17
    127 posts
    January 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    ROFL at all the people feeling sorry for the ants
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    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    475 posts
    January 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Good job, scientists. You freakin` buried alive over 10 000 ants alive.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    January 24, 2008 at 1:43 am
    10 000???
    Try over a million.
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    bagofpeanuts Female 13-17
    156 posts
    March 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    I think those ants actually bit through the cable O_O
    I`m not getting bit by those...
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    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
    384 posts
    March 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    0mgz! Sup3r G1g4nt1cZ Antz!21
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    Spades Male 18-29
    10 posts
    September 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    I can emphasize about the work involved in making one of those ant colonies, then it all being destroyed in an instant, but in the name of understanding, sometimes it needs to be done. Instead of complaining about it you all should find the means of preserving both the colony and understanding its infrastructure.

    Its like the Peta idiots. If you don`t want harm to be brought to animals then find a way for us to do our research without having to use them as test subjects. Until then they should shut up or stop using the many technologies animal research brought them, including most medications.

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    kalela Female 18-29
    195 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    I am constantly afraid that we will one day be conquered by bugs..
    and this just proves it. X_X
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    mindwhiz666 Male 13-17
    29 posts
    December 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    note to self have ants build my next house just make REALLY BIG ants
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    creepy
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    popo38 Female 13-17
    335 posts
    July 23, 2009 at 12:42 am
    who ever feels sorry for those ants need to get a life.
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    Samsonite219 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    October 5, 2009 at 3:12 am
    ants suck

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