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The second video made me burst into tears laughing.
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Interesting it sure is.

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What are you smoking LOL
Good Q, I'd like to buy.
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I'm pretty sure it's the fact ants cant break the surface tension, rather than the fact they are "repelling water".
Did you watch the second video?? If that was the case they would have gone under when they were being pushed down
    
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O.o Missed the second video the first time. That is pretty cool. Notice the smart ants climbed up the tool he was using? Escape now, revenge later.
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Oh I wonder if ants have micro/nano bumps on their skin? Like some leafs do..

"The lotus leaf, better known as the water lily, is considered sacred in Asian religions for its ability to stay dry and clean. When water drops on the leaf, it beads up and rolls off the waxy surface, washing away dirt as it goes. "

Want to learn more?

New Water-Repellent Material Mimics Lotus Leaves
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...smaterial.html
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Gore-Tex looks like jello when he pressed the ants in. Interesting. All they have to do now is test them on real water.
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Gore-Tex looks like jello when he pressed the ants in. Interesting. All they have to do now is test them on real water.
Huh?? I think you are a bit confused...
    
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Gore-Tex looks like jello when he pressed the ants in. Interesting. All they have to do now is test them on real water.
Ants create a lifeboat in the Amazon jungle - BBC wildlife

Ants create bridge over Water

But ants got their demons.

Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet Earth Attenborough BBC wildlife
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