One Amazing Ant Fact that Will Leave You Flummoxed

18 Jul

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Did you know that the African Alfalfa Ant produces a soft whistle while working? Though the whistle is inaudible to humans, the ant is actually able to create a simple melody which its fellow ants (assuming they are from the same species and nest) recognize and regularly emulate–in effect, they sing along with each other. Another interesting fact about the African Alfalfa Ant is that it doesn’t exist and all this was made up. Time thievery, this was. A clear cut case.

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3 Responses to “One Amazing Ant Fact that Will Leave You Flummoxed”

  1. Megan Abigail White July 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    This made me smile 🙂

    • counterfeitcolumnist July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      • jef August 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

        Had to write something, largely because I’ve never seen ‘ant’ and ‘flummoxed’ in the same sentence. You have, however, upset my entomologist friends, most of whom have hideously segmented thoraxes, pincers, waistcoats, pocket watches, and so on. I guess they’re not that scary, actually.

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