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Have you ever wondered what would happen if ants were as big as people. Filing the various ant colonies of ths channel, I often lose myself in their micro worlds and forget they're so small. I've had so much time to think about what the world would be like if ants were bigger. Today, I discuss this hypothetical circumstance and the possible outcomes may surprise you. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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AntsCanada Před 10 měsíci
Happy holidays/Merry Christmas, ant lovers and to the entire AC Family! SO WOULD YOU SURVIVE AN ANT APOCALYPSE?! Haha! Let me know! Thanks for watching, and hope you can remember to hit LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed this video! Love you, guys and I wish you and all your ants, pets, and critters happiness and joy into the new decade 2020!
Haley Nguyen
Haley Nguyen Před 8 měsíci
AntsCanada yes I would
Franz Peters
Franz Peters Před 9 měsíci
When you started the symbiotic part, i had to remember this vid. csposts.info/cd/video/mK58tK9mrYumvJI Its about a across all types mammal society of wild dogs, cats and baboons in Saudi Arabia. Edit: Its German but the automated subtitles are ok for this one.
Shylah Seay
Shylah Seay Před 9 měsíci
I'm scared
July The Crowntail Betta
July The Crowntail Betta Před 9 měsíci
I have a betta fish and I love your content!! I watch your stuff while taking care of the fish
Darren and dazz Plays
Darren and dazz Plays Před 9 měsíci
AZ Battle School
AZ Battle School Před dnem
I would ride one to work ! Straight up 🖤💪🐜 my buddies
Theater of the Absurd
Theater of the Absurd Před 4 dny
Mark normand fans here laughing
StreetFightingMonkey Před 7 dny
Do you think if ants became the dominant species on earth that they’d eventually find some way to achieve space travel?
BeamTheChao Před 14 dny
"What if Ants were human sized?" Hunter x Hunter fans: *war flashbacks*
Lumberjack king the great
Lumberjack king the great Před měsícem
They would be our over lords
Azrael Prometheus
Azrael Prometheus Před měsícem
What if they were the size of dogs?
Huyance Gordon
Huyance Gordon Před měsícem
Human would have killed them off
Dani Před měsícem
so what you saying is bad scenario they might kill us, the good scenario they domesticate us aka enslave us so they can eat our poo :')
Abbey Wagner
Abbey Wagner Před měsícem
Did you know Having A Pet Is Good For You’re Mental Health?
Abbey Wagner
Abbey Wagner Před měsícem
Ants are cute despite there Grosse Habits
Lucy Hart
Lucy Hart Před měsícem
Cool that you have 506 videos
Jack Elms
Jack Elms Před 2 měsíci
There is a game called earth defect force that simulates this
SSAP Před 2 měsíci
Physics dictates that, if ants were to balloon to the size of a human, they'd float away. This is due to the ants becoming less dense than air itself. This is assuming that the ants do not gain additional mass, instead, only expanding in size(the space between their atoms growing wider).
Ty O
Ty O Před 2 měsíci
What about 1 ft ants, a whole colony would destory a human.
Chris Aguilera
Chris Aguilera Před 2 měsíci
Would't they be crushed by gravity? There is also the problem with not enough oxygen in the air to support their bigger bodies. Suffice to say they wouldn't live very long.
Random Memes Weekly
Random Memes Weekly Před 3 měsíci
ngl i'd live in an ant nest
Free Beans
Free Beans Před 3 měsíci
Johnny guitar intensifies
MrDibara Před 3 měsíci
Now I'm picturing a fantasy scenario were Dwarves and Giant Ants coexist together inside mountain fortresses, helping each other out with mineraling and other things. Then I imagine both Dwarves and Ants forming an army and attacking an enemy army. Just imagine! One side of humans or elves or orcs charging in with Cataphracts, Armored Knights, Warg Riders or other such cavalry, meanwhile on the other side of the battlefield, *Soldier Ants and armored Dwarf charriots are charging b-line straight to them!* Heck, maybe the Dwarves even made mythrill chainmail armor for the Soldier Ants, making them that much tougher to kill! I'm sorry, this is all crazy, but videos like yours really sprung my imagination on the subject.
TrashCoreGaming Před 3 měsíci
I’ve seen the sting on a bullet ant... THE FACT THAT U HAVE BULLET ANTS😱
TrashCoreGaming Před 3 měsíci
Why do I feel like somehow... just somehow humans would manage to tame... raise... and use flying male ants as transportation😂🤭🤔
Peppermint Před 4 měsíci
Shoot em ded
Bryan Moyna
Bryan Moyna Před 4 měsíci
Dat boi aint rite.
Tiffany Huang
Tiffany Huang Před 4 měsíci
Fat bugs Why did he say massage from ants Ew why would I want a body massage from a ant I would kill them because there a threat to humanity
k a r i n a
k a r i n a Před 4 měsíci
Did he just say turn their feces into edible human food?
AllNightPartyTB Před 4 měsíci
If an ant were the same size as a human, it would be 2x the speed of a Lamborghini!
Napoléon Bonaparte
Napoléon Bonaparte Před 4 měsíci
Netero would fix this.
Lara Před 4 měsíci
Question.. if they were the size of humans then would they like it if I petted them on the head or scratch their body parts like pets ?
*Hailey_ Martin*
*Hailey_ Martin* Před 4 měsíci
This is random but on time I was at dairy Queen and seen a spider and a ant fighting
Sømę_1 Před 4 měsíci
Why is there a Giant Dog inn the thumbnail?
Free Aoi
Free Aoi Před 4 měsíci
Free Aoi
Free Aoi Před 4 měsíci
I think that ants would be the dominant specie and take over the
ThatOneIntrovert Před 4 měsíci
Think how terrifying it would be to have a human sized ant pounding on your door.
Unknow101 Před 4 měsíci
Oh no thank you
Roman Minaster
Roman Minaster Před 5 měsíci
Fallout 3s, The ANTagonist : *laughs in Queen*
Degr8Andre Před 5 měsíci
I think we'd just kill them all to the point of Extinction
Minh tien Nguyen
Minh tien Nguyen Před 5 měsíci
Will be the hegemony of this planet, even dinosaurs have no chance
Aaron Shim
Aaron Shim Před 5 měsíci
Somehow when I saw this, I got HxH anime vibes from this (this is refering to Chimera Ants in the anime)
Earl Gabriel
Earl Gabriel Před 5 měsíci
What if ants are bigger Ant Man: am i a joke to you?
im going to troll you hard 2
im going to troll you hard 2 Před 5 měsíci
No way will I eat there poop
Daniel Tiger
Daniel Tiger Před 5 měsíci
i wanna know how you feel about star ship troopers.
Brent Ubhaus
Brent Ubhaus Před 5 měsíci
no they would be dead ants bodies mitochondria aka the stomach has to work really hard to keep that heat up in the ant cell cause of its small size it being human would mean it would get extremely hot and die also the oxygen levels are not high enough for the ants to be supported that's why there are no huge insects today and lol im 10
Ashlyn Griffin
Ashlyn Griffin Před 5 měsíci
I have fire ants infesting my plum tree and we have to kill the ants 😭😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
Dilfish96 Před 5 měsíci
AC AC AC!!!! you should totally start a pod cast
༈Vîn če༈
༈Vîn če༈ Před 5 měsíci
The ant's gonna call us humants
Rebeccaaa _
Rebeccaaa _ Před 6 měsíci
It’s 1 AM why am I here 😭😭😭😭
Other Stuf
Other Stuf Před 6 měsíci
What if the ants liked our puke.
King Billy Vlogs
King Billy Vlogs Před 6 měsíci
What if instead on us living under them we domesticate them to be more like K9s they hunt like wolves when you think of it. Maybe breeding to be domesticated is possible if they were to be larger with bigger brains
Kryo Ruler of the Ninth Circle of Hell
Kryo Ruler of the Ninth Circle of Hell Před 6 měsíci
Wasn’t there a B movie with giant ants?
Jay Stiller
Jay Stiller Před 6 měsíci
Hell i just learned how scary ants actually are
King Keif
King Keif Před 6 měsíci
South Park
South Park Před 6 měsíci
Imagine the Asian Marauder Ants Super Majors.
Stinky Bruh
Stinky Bruh Před 6 měsíci
Not only would they collapse under their own weight, but they would suffocate, as arthropods have a very inefficient respiratory system.
_Burger_ King_
_Burger_ King_ Před 6 měsíci
I got an ant extermination advertisement on this video sooo
Carlo Bayani
Carlo Bayani Před 6 měsíci
we would be real life ant men
Sigurd. Před 6 měsíci
Who else started to think about the Phineas and Ferb video
5C07張芷沂 Před 6 měsíci
Dat Boi
Dat Boi Před 6 měsíci
If ants were bigger, they would be crushed by their own exoskeleton
skellecraft Před 6 měsíci
Yea they would be stronger but! Ants are made to be small for a reason and they are not build to be big, but even if they would being big comes with a cost. if you would shrink down in size you would be weaker sure but not compared to humans as big as you. Ants can lift 6 times there body weight, while very strong humans can lift twice there body weight. Or though those humans can lift 400 pounds some times. Most ants can only lift 18 grams or a bit more. So ants picking up houses wont be anytime soon ever. But they also would not be able to make colonies that big, because they would wipe out all the food and starve, so thats also a reason why ants are small.
Redscarf Před 6 měsíci
The rice they have look tasty
Matthewhgamer 09
Matthewhgamer 09 Před 6 měsíci
If they were giant, imagine if they kept human farms.
Lucifer Rivera
Lucifer Rivera Před 7 měsíci
I’m curious on what would happen if an ant came across another breed of ant egg. Like would they take care of it or not??
Sword Fastic
Sword Fastic Před 7 měsíci
*Eating ant poop* Ant nerd: Sounds good *human pee, human poop...* Ants: sounds great
Frosch Reiniger
Frosch Reiniger Před 7 měsíci
i think if ants challenged humans they would perish in nuclear fire. no matter what you throw at us, humans always win. Edit: dont get me wrong, i like ants and think they are magnificent creatures but as a human im always on the humans side :)
Neo_X Jk
Neo_X Jk Před 7 měsíci
We’d have ant wars almost everyday day, ants vs ants vs humans.
Soviet Snake
Soviet Snake Před 7 měsíci
Im getting serious vsauce vibes
Thông Đặng Đức
Thông Đặng Đức Před 7 měsíci
They will take over the word
MatanteDodo Před 7 měsíci
Lots of people mention the square/cube law. But lets assume that hypothetical giant ants would have evolved to be large rather than magically changed size: then they'd have suitably sturdier legs. Now another obstacle to how big they can be is their circulatory systems. I'd expect evolving lungs isn't the hard part since various fish have found different tricks to survive out of the water over time, but arthropods' open circulatory system wouldn't take advantage of lungs as it is, so we have to assume they'd have gained a stronger heart and complete blood circulation at some point. Then you end up with a large species with organs that can now support a fast metabolism, that has a complex social structure, are generally effective at securing food, and takes active care of their young up to maturity, which means selective pressure would favour more complex brains, so by the time the advantage given by intelligence is balanced by the energy cost of a large brain, who knows how smart they'd be? Humans from that world wouldn't be dealing with "ants but very big", they'd be dealing with "ants but they're people". Of course, given how people treat people some times, that's not necessarily reassuring.
Jefferson Friend
Jefferson Friend Před 7 měsíci
Hi if ants were bigger we die
Suzette Kath
Suzette Kath Před 8 měsíci
Raymond E. Feist and Jenny Wurts used this in their Empire trilogy books. In that universe, they are called Cho'ja. And they are able to speak in the language of the humans of that world in which they exist. That world being Kelewan.
amelia's onlyfans
amelia's onlyfans Před 8 měsíci
yeah hunter x hunter answered this-
Julian II 'The Apostate' Constantius
Julian II 'The Apostate' Constantius Před 8 měsíci
Kurzgesagst already has a video explaining that a giant ant would start bubbling and pop in an explosion of hot ant goop and ant body parts.
Portgas D. Ace
Portgas D. Ace Před 8 měsíci
Simple: It would be the Chimera Ant Arc again... (minus the nen part)
Nand0 Před 8 měsíci
For every human there are 1.6 million ants so we would be dead for sure
FluffyXenomorph XX121 CoolXeno
FluffyXenomorph XX121 CoolXeno Před 8 měsíci
This reminds me of an old movie I watched called "THEM!"
defestator 300
defestator 300 Před 8 měsíci
I think if that's was the case the first animal the humans will try to kill will will be the Ants like what happened to the mammoths
Bold Bros
Bold Bros Před 8 měsíci
4:00 this back music reminds me of that one wood game on roblox..someone help me out
jhun rick
jhun rick Před 8 měsíci
How pvp ants of war adventure of world yeah
Shu Liu
Shu Liu Před 8 měsíci
My theory: the ants are already such intelligent creatures. By increasing their size we would also be increasing their brains. That would make them extremely advanced or sentient or smart. Mankind is stubborn and have tamed flooking sharks before. What’s stopping one crazy scientist to rally an army and make a real life action movie? What’s stopping evil organizations from turning them into soldiers of death!? What’s stopping anybody from straight up nuking them and killing more of us than them!? There are 10 trillion ants, so 7 billion humans, for every human... ROUGHLY 1,430 ANTS PER HUMAN!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN WE ARE DEAD. One way or the other. But when ants discover fire: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 when they find tools and use English: hello there may we eat your heads off and feed you to our children thank you very much ok you are dead now. Also we could turn them into exoskeletons... ok so say one ant species smells our chemicals and she’s like “oh some honey oh wait...” and the other species smells it and she’s like... “JUST F*CK OFF!” And kills us all... Edit: I failed...
Dragon Slayer 15
Dragon Slayer 15 Před 8 měsíci
I'm thinking about The Ant Bully
Greenmed Tech
Greenmed Tech Před 8 měsíci
A horrific death 😳
Necromancer Noivern
Necromancer Noivern Před 8 měsíci
this channel confuses me not in bad way like i don't like ants like if theres any nearby i freak out and scream like a little girl but i like to watch this channel life's weird isn't it
phelanpt Před 8 měsíci
Tiny invader ant on the branch at 2:24!
Yankee redneck
Yankee redneck Před 8 měsíci
Technically and ants exoskeleton isn't strong enough to hold itself together if it was our size
headshoutforthewinz Před 8 měsíci
Fun fact if you just made ants bigger they would just explode because of their biology
DirtySn0w Před 8 měsíci
What would happen if ants were bigger? *Hunter x hunter intensifies*
Joel Gawne
Joel Gawne Před 8 měsíci
Ants: *Throw you into a room with someone of the opposite sex* You: "What? What do you want me to-" Ants: "Breed." You "What?" Ants: "I said breed goddammit!" You: "Uh, while you're watching?" Ants: "Yes. Purely for research purposes." *Munches on your last bowl movement*
Joel Gawne
Joel Gawne Před 8 měsíci
If ants were as big as humans they'd be the Tyranids.
ZIZ THE FIRST Před 8 měsíci
Welcome to the HumansCanada human channel. Today, we will be feeding humans a whole cow.
itz_poofles Před 8 měsíci
Just play edf and youll get a simulation
Raphael Pklm
Raphael Pklm Před 8 měsíci
i am sorry to ruin your imagination but what would actualy kill all humans close to a giant ant nest would be the nukes
Frank Heilingbrunner
Frank Heilingbrunner Před 8 měsíci
Yes, but whose nukes? I immediately had to think of a comment by Bert Hölldobler in one of his books: "If ants had nuclear weapons they would end the world in a week."
YamiXeno Před 8 měsíci
Watch ,,Them!"
Frank Heilingbrunner
Frank Heilingbrunner Před 8 měsíci
I did. It was nice to see a female character done seriously. And the ants were fun. (I love 1950s giant bug movies.)
Trust in YAHSHUA
Trust in YAHSHUA Před 8 měsíci
Yes like we the Sheeple living amongst the Elite....🤪🤪
Cody The Liberal Slayer
Cody The Liberal Slayer Před 8 měsíci
Scary till you realize how ants can’t anatomically be huge as their strength comes from their small size
Taisho Kazuma
Taisho Kazuma Před 8 měsíci
Elijah Harwood
Elijah Harwood Před 9 měsíci
They would most likely eat us
Danielle Pyles
Danielle Pyles Před 9 měsíci
Who remembers the goosebumps episode
Andrei Salvaleon
Andrei Salvaleon Před 9 měsíci
Oh god. Imagine the army ants. IMAGINE THE ARMY ANTS.
FilmedIt Studios
FilmedIt Studios Před 9 měsíci
When he said bullet ant. I just remember when brave wilderness got bitten by one. It looks painful. I’m just happy I don’t live in a country they are
Frank Heilingbrunner
Frank Heilingbrunner Před 8 měsíci
I saw that too: csposts.info/cd/video/176irJtniaZ1upI It proved that you don't have to be big to be painful.
psychoticbastard Před 9 měsíci
If I see an ant the same size as me I would think someone spiked my drink
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