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Ant Empire

It?s certainly true that up close ants do look alien.
Some species can support 100 times their own weight, run massive distances, and even stand upside down on glass-like surfaces. They have inhabited this planet for millions of years -- and yet still seem alien to us. Ants are some of the most fascinating and mystifying creatures on Earth, but what exactly is their secret? Nat Geo WILD gets up close with the mysterious world of these social insects thriving right below our feet.