I’m Obsessed with Ants
When I was a kid, I wanted an ant farm more than anything. I think I even had one for a short time period, but I can’t be sure that I’m not making that up. Sometimes that happens – I’m so convinced about something in my head, but in reality, I’m not sure it ever happened. I guess I should pay more attention. Future me will have to remind child me of that after they invent time travel.
Where were we? Oh yeah, ants. Stop for one second and think about ants. I mean really think about them. Those tiny little insects are everywhere. There are over 14,000 species of ants in the world. That number is pretty mind boggling all by itself. Estimates are that the earth’s ant population is over one quadrillion. One quad-freaking-illion. That’s insane! It hurts my head when I think about it.
All these ants, creeping just below the surface, doing their thing in silence. Just dwell on that for 20 minutes or so. How many ants are below your feet right now?
Check out this wicked video…
I also found this guy, who makes art with ant hills cast in aluminum. Pretty cool stuff.
image courtesy of sanchom