Maybe you had an ant colony growing up, or maybe you had a friend or a cousin with one on a shelf in their bedroom. No matter how, most of you have laid eyes on one of these at one time or another, and these looks give you the impression that we have a pretty good idea of what the inside of random, wild anthills. To paraphrase the great Samuel L. Jackson, when you make assumptions such as these, you make an ass out of you, me, and umption, and that is certainly the case here. This video that has been making the rounds around the Internet, shows just how intricate and crazy these insect domiciles can be.
To explore and excavate an anthill, a team of researchers pumped the tunnels full of cement in order to preserve the architecture while they dug around. Don’t worry, this particular colony was already abandoned when the team did their thing, otherwise we’re talking a serious dick move here. They poured ten tons of cement, a task that took more than three days, and then they began the task of exhuming the dead city.