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10 Incredibly Strong Insects

10 Incredibly Strong Insects

We’ve all heard how ants can lift an insane amount of weight, but did you know there’s a bug that so strong you need a drill to crack its shell? Or one that can jump up to 140 times its own height?

Giant Spider Projection

Giant Spider Projection

Motion design artist Friedrich van Schoor shot footage of spiders running around a scale model, and then projected the shadows through the windows of an actual building.

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Flight of the Butterflies (Trailer)

Flight of the Butterflies (Trailer)

Dr. Fred Urquhart tracked Monarch Butterfly migration for 40 years to find their secret hideaway. Now we can all enjoy the magic of discovering a forest teeming with millions in IMAX.

The Adventures of Mr. Fly

The Adventures of Mr. Fly

Photographer Nicholas Hendrickx shot these whimsical macro pics of his pal Mr. Fly set into tiny real life situations, ranging from skateboarding to riding a tiny fly Vespa to playing the fly-iano.

Made by Hand Film Series

Made by Hand Film Series

The Bureau of Common Goods’ fascinating film series Made by Hand features NYC artisans crafting local and sustainable items. This latest piece showcases an urban rooftop beekeeping farmer.

Honey Harvest

Honey Harvest

A soothing video about harvesting honey, made by creative studio Tiger in a Jar for Kinfolk Magazine. The music is Hope Valley Hill by Keith Kenniff aka Helios, from his album Caesura.

Hornets Massacre Bees

Hornets Massacre Bees

From a BBC documentary – 30 Japanese giant hornets take on 30,000 honey bees and win. The worst part? It’s not honey the hornets are after. Their battles have also gone the other way though.

Translucent Ants

Translucent Ants

Not only are these photographs of ants drinking colored liquid awesome, until now, we had no idea there were see-through ants out there. Scientist Mohamed Babu captured these incredible pics.

Man vs. Mantis

Man vs. Mantis

Florida Marlins’ LF Logan Morrison eyes an unlikely attendee at a recent game, a praying mantis. He must have looked at the insect the wrong way, because the bug decided to move in for the kill.

Spider Tango

Spider Tango

We didn’t realize that arachnids had such a dramatic mating ritual, but now that we’ve seen it set to music, we think this jumping spider has all the right moves to get into his lady spider’s bed.

The Aggressive Bee

The Aggressive Bee

MC Mr Napkins has put together an entertaining vid about a mean and annoying bee who used to dive-bomb him outside his residence; too bad he doesn’t know he inspired a song. (Thanks Martin!)

Spider vs. Ant

Spider vs. Ant

This close-up video by Ahmet Özkan shows an ant being hog-tied by a spider. Not only is the photographic detail incredible, there’s an extra-special surprise if you stick around until the end.

Mascot Dance Battle

Mascot Dance Battle

Jollibee is known in the Philippines as a fast food chain mascot. What people don’t know is that this bee’s got skills. He starts off slow, then amps up the cuteness, then he just goes loco.

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Bees vs. Pies

Bees vs. Pies

Some people have too much time on their hands. Take, for instance, the guys who rigged up a tiny little catapult to launch even tinier pies at bees and other bugs, then filmed it all in slow-mo.

Ant Circle of Doom

Ant Circle of Doom

Did you know that when ants get separated from their colony, they start following each other in a circle until they drop dead? The phenomenon looks like an insect hurricane. Nature sure is weird.

Gigantic Mosquito

Gigantic Mosquito

This huge insect was made from old cars and bulldozers, and can be found alongside the road in Noyabrsk, Russia. The guy who made it was paying homage to the flying pests in nearby swamps.

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