Ants Cup

World Cup AntsA Team Japan ant dribbles up the pitch with an eye on goal during the Ant World Cup, held at the Kashihara City Insectarium in Nara Prefecture on May 26. (Mainichi)

I don't know what else to say but are they crazy or are they crazy??

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The Camponotus obscuripes ants, known as Muneaka-oari in Japanese, measured between 7 and 12 mm long. They played using a 1 cm ball on a pitch 20 by 30 cm.

In the wild, the ants recognize enemies by their pheromones. The organizers of the game used this natural ability to make the ants "ant-agonize" each other, by feeding the Japanese team with Kagoshima pork and the Brazilian team with spare ribs in order to alter the ants' pheromones.

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