"They'll gather up all the eggs in the colony and will make their way up through the underground network of tunnels, and when the flood waters rise above the ground, they'll link up together in these massive rafts."
In less than two minutes the ants can link "hands" to form a floating structure that kept all the insects safe.
You would think the ant on the bottom would be SOL but even the ants down below survive, thanks to tiny hairs on the ants' bodies that trap a thin layer of air.
Researchers decided to conduct a study on the giant anthills that litter the African plains. In order to do so, cement must be poured into the colonies, allowing it to dry. Once the cement is hardened, the colony can be dug up from the ground
After pouring more than 10 tons of cement into the anthill, the researchers were amazed at what they found.
The ant colony stretched more than 26 feet below the ground and took up 530 square feet!
We would hate to step on that anthill!!!
The unbelievable aspect of it all is the design. It's as if an architect had sat down and designed everything! It's built to maximize airflow and efficiency. Wow!
We were waiting for that jaw-dropping moment at the 2015 VMAs-- and we think Kanye Westjust checked off that box!
The All Day performer was awarded the night's honorable Video Vanguard Award, presented to him by Taylor Swift, who spoke about the infamous "Imma let you finish" fiasco from six years ago.
But when Yeezy took to the stage, he made it abundantly clear that he doesn't understand award shows!
After relishing in the applause for a bit too long, the rapper gave a long-winded speech that seemed to start out as an apology for his past antics, then turned into throwing MTVunder the bus for only wanting good ratings, and then he reminded us that children are the future.
'Ye wrapped up his speech the best way possible -- by, what else, announcing that he'll be running for president in 2020! (Yes, srsly!)
Check out the speech (above) and see if you think Kanye is seriously running for prez!