Facts stranger than fiction…1

Facts stranger than fiction…1

Ants are self-aware. In an experiment, researchers painted blue dots onto ants bodies and presented them with a mirror. 23 out of 24 tried scratching the dot, indicating that the ants could see the dots on themselves.

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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the Cretaceous period, about 140 million years ago, and diversified after the rise of flowering plants

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