Amazing Number of Insects (1/10)

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There are far more individual insects than there are all other animals combined. This isn’t the same thing as the previous point. Put in another way and speaking of ants alone, the total weight of all the ants in the world far exceeds the total weight of all the people on the earth.

In fact, there are so many ants on Earth that scientists estimate that there are over 10,000,000,000,000,000 ants. With a world population of humans of over 7 billion, that means that there are in excess of one and a half million ants for every man, woman, and child in the world.

Incidentally, ants also don’t sleep.

Written by Rex Trulove