A new video has gone viral, and you won’t believe why. The video shows an iPhone in the middle of a bunch of ants running around and over it. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Except the phone starts ringing and the ants go on super tribal mode and start running around the phone in circles.
Professor Nigel Andrew of the Department of Entomology at the University of New Englad explains the ants behavier is because they are sensitive to electromagnetic waves.
“[Ants] have magnetic receptors in their antennae. If they’re traveling long distances they use magnetic cues from the earth to know if they are going north, east, south or west,”
While others, such as Simon Robson from Queenland’s James Cook University says that it is normal and not special to see ants run in circles around any object.
Whatever the reason why these ants did that, this video is pretty amazing. Check it out and let us know what you think!