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Someday I hope someone pumps 10 tons of cement into my house to see how I live.

24 Littlegrey Comments:

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February 12th, 2012 at 3:01 am Thomas says:

Wow... self righteous comments much?
If you'd watch a documentary instead of a few minutes on an internet video clip you'd learn the colony they filled with cement is a long abandoned colony. There were no ants in this one. Those colonies appear by the hundreds all over the fields they were working in.
Seriously, you pompous ass's got THAT worked up over ants??
Seriously?

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January 14th, 2011 at 3:36 am JB says:

The colony with the stacks and the one they poured cement into are two completely different colonies, the one they poured cement into was abandoned.

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February 4th, 2009 at 12:03 pm felis20 says:

I have the strangest feeling there were other ways they could've done this, but they just couldn't resist filling the thing with cement. Next week they'll be pumbing the depths of the ocean blue with dynamite.

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August 11th, 2008 at 12:13 am Slide says:

Well, fu that... Awesome ant colony, probably took years for the colony to reach that size, and here comes caveman with beard to pour cement down the entry "hey guys dont hold a grudge i just want to study you because im overly curious."
I guess it had to be done but still i dont like it.

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February 9th, 2008 at 6:20 pm mad_neighbor says:

ITs gonna be funny when the ants kick those guys asses. LOL.

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February 9th, 2008 at 1:23 am TheBadHamster says:

that was pretty cool but i bet those ants are pissed. the bearded dude is going to wake up one morning with a bunch of ants at his door going "hey man, your turn". but since ants don't have cement trucks, it's probably gonna have to be some of that fungus.

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February 8th, 2008 at 10:33 pm 00-Evan says:

Wow, thats amazing.

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February 7th, 2008 at 12:51 pm nika says:

Bugs and global politics. Nerdy..? Nah.
Did I mention I'm wearing braces..? :P

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February 7th, 2008 at 3:39 am Pokey says:

i love how nika gets so excited about bugs c:

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February 7th, 2008 at 3:25 am Iceman06 says:

definitely one of the coolest videos

I've liked ants ever i saw the movie "a bugs life"

this reminds me of the lost city of atlantis

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February 7th, 2008 at 3:08 am thepara says:

That was definitely cool.

It'd be interesting to see them do a cast like that to a Gopher colony. Those things can stretch hundreds of meters in the prairies.

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February 7th, 2008 at 2:30 am Bob says:

the reason ants can create a perfectly functioning, single-organism like society is that its parts have no individual will of their own. They know their part, and nothing else.

Humans are much too free-spirited for that kind of robotiscism.

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February 6th, 2008 at 10:13 pm Kiwi says:

this is cool! and while its sad that a lot of the ants probably did die, it was so that we could learn about the things they do, and see if we could apply them to human life. truly amazing.

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February 6th, 2008 at 8:50 pm K-Hill says:

I think this is pretty amazing. I honestly have to that I believe ants are one of the smartest species, aside from humans.

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February 6th, 2008 at 8:03 pm nika says:

It's the biggest ant colony in the world that was
discovered.
And as everything else we learned from animals it will serve its purpose.

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February 6th, 2008 at 7:54 pm 10electro01 says:

Watch them do further research and find it it was THE biggest ant colony in the world, and they just ruined it.

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February 6th, 2008 at 7:50 pm nika says:

Social insects are especially amazing, and we'll never fully understand all it takes for that kind of society to function perfectly like one organism.
I'm sure that scientist are very careful as which species they choose, and they won't interfere with the balance of the ecosystem.
When rebelling against the animal violence, choosing the battles is a skill you have to learn.

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February 6th, 2008 at 7:20 pm Lobo. says:

i wouldn't worry too much about the ants... there are plenty of others, and given how researchers usually go about their business they probably did something to drive them out of the colony first... or given the fact that its the middle of a farm field, the ants had already moved on to some other place with more trees...

anyway, what they found is AMAZING the structure involved was enormous! i wonder if they were able to find a way to transport the colony (in pieces perhaps?) to a place where they could put it on display....

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February 6th, 2008 at 2:17 pm Onyx says:

Wow it's cool what they found, but it sucks they had to genocide the ants to look at it.

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February 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm chozodude says:

rofl, that massmurder right? so do they go to jail or do they get kudos for killing an army of ants :O

xD

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February 6th, 2008 at 12:39 pm John2 says:

It is truly a wonder of te world....that we destroyed. Man i guess we didnt really think this out...

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February 6th, 2008 at 12:28 pm TopMonkey says:

I've seen some of this guys casts, they are truly amazing to look at.

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February 6th, 2008 at 12:26 pm chewbaka says:

Humans 1 ; Ants 0

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February 6th, 2008 at 12:26 pm A says:

Oh my god that is terrible! they completelydestroyed the whole colony! I think they will find it WAS a wonder of the world... until they destroyed it with cement!

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