The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.

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      SACHIN SUNDARESAN  2 hours back

      I want a video on light pollution!

    • Pierre Jonquères
      Pierre Jonquères  6 hours back

      Will you comment a link to the next video here ?

    • lopassociate
      lopassociate  20 hours back

      Could we build a planet from scratch. What’s required to do so?

    • adancho
      adancho  2 days back

      Hello, I would like to use your video to double it in Spanish for the kids who don't know how to speak English at the end of the video, I will say that it is not my creation and that they follow your channel

    • azkagaming 1
      azkagaming 1  2 days back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell plz make another video about the supercolony

  • Overlord Naitzxu
    Overlord Naitzxu  9 minutes back


    This is the ant that didn't show up when they said "be there or be square."

    • T Pranith Reddy
      T Pranith Reddy  13 minutes back

      That is called TEAM WORK

      • ARX
        ARX  48 minutes back

        Да это жёстко)

        • Вова Бондаренко

          Pls who is reading my comment could you give me a link for a German version. Have a good day!

          • Pavan Rampersad
            Pavan Rampersad  3 hours back

            They say videogames cause violence, but look at what these ants have teached us.

            • Pavan Rampersad
              Pavan Rampersad  3 hours back

              Antvengers, assemble!

            • Won 119
              Won 119  4 hours back

              Does anyone know what Kurzgesagt means
              I think it’s German but it could also be a tricky scientific word

              • Jess Evangelista
                Jess Evangelista  4 hours back

                When will the next video about ants

                • You Neck Gerrard
                  You Neck Gerrard  4 hours back

                  Are they kissing? hahahaa

                  • 弐管理人
                    弐管理人  5 hours back


                    • Garmagic2yFhenrakh9
                      Garmagic2yFhenrakh9  5 hours back

                      Could you make a video about God of Chaos, said to pass nearby the earth in 10 years?

                      • Teacup
                        Teacup  5 hours back

                        And yet us humans squish them with ease

                        • Taki gacha
                          Taki gacha  6 hours back

                          Merci pour les sous-titre en Français.

                          • Corbin DeVries
                            Corbin DeVries  7 hours back

                            Could you expose the possibility that the universe isn't infinite but very big and by studing explosions in space could help us with the Big Bang

                            • Hunter Wilde
                              Hunter Wilde  7 hours back

                              I would watch 100 episodes of this. Just covering as many species of ants as possible.

                              • stylefieber
                                stylefieber  8 hours back

                                Wow, what a great video. Thank you!

                                • Juan Lucas
                                  Juan Lucas  10 hours back

                                  My God! Your channel is asome, full of knowledge and interesting things! Suscribed, you deserve millions more!

                                  • Juan Lucas
                                    Juan Lucas  10 hours back

                                    LINEPITHEMA HUMILE! 😋

                                    • ビッグバンバッグビン


                                      • Adam S
                                        Adam S  12 hours back

                                        Awesome video. Thank you!

                                        • Dhiraj Layo Magar
                                          Dhiraj Layo Magar  12 hours back

                                          Came from jaby koay channel

                                          • Ezrah Chase
                                            Ezrah Chase  13 hours back

                                            Interesting video!

                                            • Melons
                                              Melons  13 hours back

                                              give more please

                                              • Clorox Bleach
                                                Clorox Bleach  15 hours back

                                                Waiting for the next 1 keep it up bro💯💯

                                                • Trashley
                                                  Trashley  16 hours back

                                                  Kurz could you do a video about the fire in the amazon rainforest?
                                                  I feel like there isn't enough awareness and you are good at finding accurate information

                                                  • Orion434
                                                    Orion434  17 hours back

                                                    RIP ANTS WHO DIE ON THE WRATH OF THE ARMY ANT

                                                    • Dan GleeSack
                                                      Dan GleeSack  17 hours back

                                                      It’s a topic I don’t really care about. I just love kerzegsgt

                                                      • Chysko
                                                        Chysko  17 hours back

                                                        someone should make a game
                                                        "War of the Ants"
                                                        lmao.. .make your own colony, wage war against other ants that have specializations... and not those shitty mobile games that force you to pay to be even with other people..

                                                        • Tyranid Sid
                                                          Tyranid Sid  18 hours back

                                                          Me watching the ants fight : Awwww, they playing.
                                                          The ants : No, we slaying.

                                                          • Pedro Palma
                                                            Pedro Palma  18 hours back

                                                            Then you cant enter a colony because of a big head

                                                            *Now that’s an Avengers level treat*

                                                            • Arya Vart
                                                              Arya Vart  18 hours back

                                                              Until a human steps on them and restarts the whole cyclw

                                                              • Asosa papa
                                                                Asosa papa  19 hours back

                                                                make a video about what happend if the amazonas dissaper because the fire

                                                                • OJI Sharma
                                                                  OJI Sharma  19 hours back

                                                                  When will you be releasing your new video

                                                                  • Zeynep Ozturk
                                                                    Zeynep Ozturk  20 hours back

                                                                    could u do a video about “white holes”?

                                                                    • Vlad the Impaler
                                                                      Vlad the Impaler  20 hours back

                                                                      If gravity could be unified with the other forces then what would that mean for us? As imperfect as our understanding of physics is many technologies and sciences have been developed from what little we know. So if we could enlarge our understanding by unifying gravity what exactly can we develop from that breakthrough? What machine, medicine, or chemistry could be possible if the unified field theory was complete?

                                                                      • YouTube Stop
                                                                        YouTube Stop  21 hours back

                                                                        And they say war was made by humans


                                                                        • Yetek
                                                                          Yetek  22 hours back

                                                                          Me: no good internet for a few weeks
                                                                          Kurzgesagt: THE WORLD WAR OF ANTS

                                                                          • The Destroyer 007
                                                                            The Destroyer 007  23 hours back

                                                                            As an ant keeper, I really liked this video. Waiting for the Argentine ants video. 😉

                                                                          • Sameer FoxBoy
                                                                            Sameer FoxBoy  23 hours back

                                                                            What about Esports

                                                                            • Ants Jazz PH
                                                                              Ants Jazz PH  23 hours back

                                                                              Any ant keepers here? 🙂✌️

                                                                              • Bumbo TGC
                                                                                Bumbo TGC  23 hours back

                                                                                Can I get a bird I can’t have patron

                                                                                If I did I’d be your patron

                                                                                • Sleazy
                                                                                  Sleazy  23 hours back

                                                                                  That explains why Shino Aburame is so strong !

                                                                                  • Weiting Yeh
                                                                                    Weiting Yeh  24 hours back

                                                                                    That’s hodor ant

                                                                                    • Joshua Vrooman
                                                                                      Joshua Vrooman  24 hours back

                                                                                      "... penetrate deep"

                                                                                      • Rainbow the Dragon Cat

                                                                                        Army ant: Let's attack this colony.

                                                                                        • Azri Merzuki
                                                                                          Azri Merzuki  1 days back

                                                                                          Seeing this video remind me of USSR beat the Germany at eastern fronts

                                                                                          • Munch, munch, delicious crunch

                                                                                            This is why ants should never be given nuclear technology