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An ant farm on steroids!

Ever wonder what an ant colony looks like underground? These scientists did, too, so they filled an abandoned one with concrete and then dug it out. Ten tons (yes, TEN TONS) of concrete later, they discovered the ant equivalent of the Great Wall of China. Check it out below!

(In a hurry? Check out the section around 1:25 to get an idea of what they found.)


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Mary, Mary how does your fungus grow?

Think humans are the only farmers? Think again. Ants were gardening while we were still swinging from the trees. Only instead of corn, ants cultivate fungi. And unlike many humans’ gardens, the ants’ gardens are completely organic.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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