25 Awesome Facts About Ants You Probably Didn’t Know

You probably know that ants can lift and carry objects many times heavier than they are themselves or cooperate effectively within their colonies but in fact, there are many more astounding curiosities about these little tiny creatures. From being the smartest insect in the world to having the ability to enslave other ants, these are 25 awesome facts about ants you probably didn’t know.

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Ants are known to be able to lift and carry about 50 times their own bodyweight but a recent scientific research by The Ohio State University suggests it can be up to 5000 times their bodyweight which is really incredible.

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Ants have "compound eyes“ which are made from numerous tiny lenses attached together. Ant eyes are good for acute movement detection, but do not offer a high resolution image.

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Weightlifting is not the only sport discipline ants are good at; they are also good runners capable of running as fast as 3 inches per second. If a man could run as fast as an ant, he would be able to run 34 miles per hour.

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With 250,000 brain cells in its tiny head, the ant is believed to be the smartest insect.

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Ants do not have ears, but they hear by picking up ground vibrations via special sensors on their feet and on their knees.

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