Ants. If there’s one thing we know about ants, it’s that they’re small. But there’s another thing, apparently they’re all into weird voodoo cults where they circle phones to appease the mighty ant god, Oorah.
That’s what some people are saying, anyway… OK no one’s saying that but, you know… they might if we make it seem convincing enough.
The real reason, if you’re into this “science” lark, is said in the YouTube video description: they were affected by the “electromagnetic wave of an incoming call.” University of New England associate professor, Nigel Andrew, agrees “[They] have magnetic receptors in their antennae. If they’re travelling long distances they use magnetic cues from the earth to know if they are going north, east, south or west.”
We’re not convinced. Our other theory is that the ants are circling the phone in a desperate bit to create some kind of vacuum vortex which would carry the phone away to their needy and power-wielding Queen.
Tell us what you think in the comments!