Monday, January 27, 2014

Amazing Animal Fact: Ants

This amazing animal fact is sure to get you crawling. There are an estimated 1 million ants for ever single person in the world! Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with the ants? .... it could happen!

But the more amazing fact is that ants don't sleep and don't have lungs. How do ants breathe? Unlike humans, which carry oxygen via blood to cells, ants have a network of tiny tubes called tracheae throughout their entire body that carries oxygen directly to tissues.  Reportedly, the fact that ants don't use blood to carry oxygen is what prevents them from growing as large as humans. Good thing - we're already outnumbered 1 million to 1!

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