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If you are on the planet Earth right now, there's probably a pretty good chance you're near an ant right now. So spare a thought for those hard working little fellows and unplug your headphones so they can hear this episode about ants (featuring special guest Maddie Sofia) and learn more about themselves! Want more Maddie Sofia in your life? Check her out on Twitter @maddie_sofia, watch the episode of PBS's Deep Look that inspired her poem, or go to Maddie's website to find countless more projects!SciShow Tangents is on YouTube! Go to to check out this episode with the added bonus of seeing our faces! Head to to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter!And go to to buy your very own, genuine SciShow Tangents sticker!A big thank you to Patreon subscribers Garth Riley, Mike A, and Tom Mosner for helping to make the show possible!Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @im_sam_schultz Hank: @hankgreen[Trivia Question]First commercial formicarium[Fact Off]Ants stealing food from a pitcher plant Ants swimming in pitcher plants: kinematics of aquatic and terrestrial locomotion in Camponotus schmitzi ants and major worker piggyback rides [Ask the Science Couch]Ant size/strength[Butt One More Thing]Parasitic beetle disguised as ant butt
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