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Tiny Ant Attempts To Steal Precious Diamond From Inside Shop

No, this is not deleted footage from Ant-Man & The Wasp, this is actual footage of an ant trying to steal a diamond. Unlike some insects who are completely useless to planet Earth (I’m looking at you, wasps) ants are a productive species who are important to the very fabric of nature itself. As a team,

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No, this is not deleted footage from Ant-Man & The Wasp, this is actual footage of an ant trying to steal a diamond.

Unlike some insects who are completely useless to planet Earth (I’m looking at you, wasps) ants are a productive species who are important to the very fabric of nature itself.

As a team, they are an unstoppable unit. On their own, they’re not as useful – or so I thought. As it turns out one ant can be a very good diamond thief.

What do ants need with diamonds anyway?

The footage was recorded at a diamond wholesaler in New York City. The person filming the attempted heist spotted movement on the table. When they zoomed in to find out what it is, it turned out to be a cheeky ant attempting to do a runner with one of the store’s diamonds.

To be fair I’m pretty impressed that an ant has the strength to lift up a diamond and keep on moving. However, ants – like most insects – are quite strong. According to Futurism, they are able to lift three times their own bodyweight and they can dangle while holding 100 times their own weight.

Which explains why this ant, in particular, had no trouble lifting the diamond. It’s got me wondering, where is he going with it? It’s not like they can pawn it off anywhere. Maybe it was sent on a solo mission on behalf of the colony to collect resources for a megastructure they are building which will one day eliminate the human race.

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My God, I’ve been reading way too many sci-fi novels. That being said, maybe the notion isn’t too far off. Just like humans, they’ve conquered the world. You can find different species of ants all across the world – save for Antarctica, the Arctic and a few islands.

Ants work as a hive mind, with an army of them essentially acting as one entity. If you want an example of their ruthless efficiency, check out this video of a million ants coming together to form a bridge to take down a wasps nest.

Watch the amazing work of the ants here:

The incredible footage was taken in Brazil, and shows hundreds of thousands of ants clambering over one another to build a living bridge.

The video was filmed and shared on Twitter by electrical engineer, and apparent part-time ant enthusiast, Francisco Boni.

In Francisco’s video post he added a caption which read:

Attack of legionary ants (also known as army ants or marabunta) to a wasp honeycomb. Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge.

Flexing his knowledge on ants, he added:

When this type of attack happens, the wasps usually escape and the ants do not leave until they’ve completely looted the honeycomb, carrying pupae, larvae, and eggs, as well as some adults who did not manage to escape

They can even build across the water!

It’s official, my newest fear is human-sized ants coming to take over the world.

Time to call in the exterminators.

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Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Terrifying And Mesmerising At The Same Time

tarantula1Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch. The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an

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Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch.

The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an easy way to waste spend a few minutes.

And while our own bodies have enough going on to make us feel a tad queasy, the insect and arachnid world has us beat hands down. From creatures who eat their partner after mating, to an army of ants taking on a wasps nest, the little critters easily have the edge when it comes to weird, but natural, phenomena.

This video of a tarantula shedding its skin is one of those don’t-want-to-watch-but-can’t-look-away moments. I don’t know why, it’s just plain weird. It’s a totally natural thing for tarantulas to do, but still, gross.

Check it out:

It’s kind of mesmerising, right? And also totally creepy, and for the rest of the day, every time I feel the slightest touch on my skin, I’ll probably be convinced it’s a spider. Great.

The video is of a Mexican redknee tarantula. The whole process took two hours, which sounds exhausting but I bet you’d feel amazing after shedding off your old skin.

It also makes me wonder how the old legs stay intact – I would’ve thought they’d burst open like an eight-legged Bruce Banner turning in to the Incredible Hulk?

Instead, they just remain where they are and could still pass for a live spider. Imagine having this guy as a pet and one day you notice your tarantula has split himself in two?

Of course, this isn’t a unique spider who one day decided to grow himself some new skin. Many tarantulas go through this process several times a year in order to grow, renew the outer shell and even replace missing appendages – yep, tarantulas can gradually regrow their limbs, basically.

In the build up to casting off the old skin, the spider will become sluggish and stops eating so it can conserve as much energy as possible. The new exoskeleton grows underneath its old one, and to shake off the outer layer, the tarantula releases fluids between the layers and wriggles its legs to loosen it.

Once the old exoskeleton is off – imagine the relief – the tarantula will not eat for days or even weeks as its fangs, which are part of the exoskeleton, are still soft and need time to harden.

In other arachnid news, because I know you all wanted more, a rare species of JUMPING arachnid has been recorded in the UK for the first time.

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The ‘athletic moss-dwelling’ critter, known officially as the Sibianor larae, was found in June at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s, Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve, in Warrington.

They can jump to heights of around six feet, and though they’re not poisonous to humans, I’d really rather not see one of them leaping all over the place cheers.

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Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage

Dogpool5People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family. And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life –

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People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family.

And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life – we’d do anything we could to help. I have a dog, I speak from experience.

Earlier this week (Tuesday, August 14), one owner had to come to the rescue of his beloved pooch after the poor little pup fell into their backyard hot tub.

Check out the video below:

In the footage, Bernard Williams is doing his daily fitness regime, which consists of jogging around his pool, in Bakersfield, California.

Mr Williams has two beloved dogs – French bulldogs who go by the name Lola and Adela.

On this particular day however, while they were accompanying him during his exercise, he’d turned around to see one of his pets had slipped and fallen into the hot tub.

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The CCTV footage captures the moment six-month-old Adela loses her footing and stumbles into the hot tub.

After he quickly comes to her rescue, Mr Williams then rubs her down and makes sure she’s safe and well before lifting himself out of the water.

Luckily, Adela seems safe and out of harms way – other than being a little wet! She shakes herself down – probably to try and dry herself a little bit more thoroughly – before continuing on with her day which consisted of a bit more running around in the garden with Lola!

This isn’t the first time a dog’s got into a bit of bother when it comes to water – unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last either!

Two doggos, by the name of Remus and Smokey were in the backyard when the latter got swamped by a pool of chlorine.

A shocked Remus tries everything he can in an attempt to help poor Smokey, who’s trying with all his might to paw his way to safety.

However it isn’t working. The poor pup’s plight becomes greater – check it out:

Remus, quickly thinking on his four paws, then jumps into the pool himself in order to try to bump up Smokey back onto the ground.

Remarkably, it works and little ol’ Smokey is saved.

If stories like this don’t prove just how great dogs are, then I don’t know what will?

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I’d like to think if push came to shove, my pup – named Laursen – would do anything to save me or our other pets.

I’ve tried the whole pretending to faint in the park when we’re out for walkies, and all he does is run over and start licking my face.

Well in fact, that’s when he was younger, now, if I try to pull any stunts like that, he just watches me fall to the ground and sits there paying more attention to his rubber balls!

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I share my food and my bed with him and the most I get is an early wake up call when he’s barking at the milkman! Brilliant.

Still, I wouldn’t change him for the world!

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Terrifying Footage Shows Huge 7ft Wolf Chasing A Dog In The Woods

wolf1A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods.  A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was

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A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods. 

A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was lying in wait.

Suddenly, the huge black wolf leaps from the floor and runs towards the dog, whose barking turns much more intense as it becomes the wolf’s target.

Watch the scary footage here:

A real life embodiment of the Big Bad Wolf, the creature appears to be about seven foot long. It springs towards the barking dog before turning back into the woods.

The brave white dog wasn’t too deterred by the wolf’s initial pounce, and ran after it into the trees. However, the wolf seemed to turn back on its competition, and the camera loses focus as the dog’s barks begin to sound pained.

The man behind the camera started to shout at the two animals, yelling out ‘hey!’, presumably in an attempt to stop them from fighting?

The dog could be heard yelping, but then the camera cuts off. Unfortunately, it’s not known what happened to the smaller dog after the video ended.

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The dog’s owner, who’d filmed the scary footage, shared the video on social media.

He explained:

I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.

Commenters have been expressing their fear at the video, with some suggesting the black creature is a timber wolf – which have been known to grow to huge lengths.

One person explained:

It’s a timber wolf we have them here in Canada but they are rarely seen. This guy is pretty stupid allowing the dog to get that close.

Another said:

This video shocks me everytime see them ears poking up from the ground. If i saw that in real life i would be petrified. absolutely terrifying. that wolf is massive. powerful force. imagine a pack…. [sic]

A third commented:

Wow that thing was massive,the dog had no chance……unless the dog was very obedient there was no chance it would of backed down,probably protecting its owner mine would of done the same!But dam that thing was big!!!! [sic]

Other viewers aren’t convinced the creature is a normal wolf, and have instead suggested it might be some sort of supernatural being – possibly a character from Twilight. 

One viewer jokingly said:

that was Jacob from twilight, that mf is abusing his role smh [sic]

Another person claimed the creature wasn’t even of the canine variety:

That wasn’t a wolf, that was a frickin dragon [sic]

Although we’re not entirely sure what happened after the video stopped recording, I think I’m going to remain optimistic and hope the dog somehow managed to get away from the terrifying creature.

At least that way I can believe this story has a happy ending.

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