This bizarre video of group of ants immediately marching in a circle around an iPhone when it rings has sent the Internet world crazy. What the hell is happening? How is it possible?
Here are some of the answers to this wonder phenomenon
“The vibrations are affecting the trail-following behavior of the ants,” Gene Robinson, an entomology professor at the University of Illinois, theorized. “Ants do follow each other on trails and have very elaborate ‘rules of the road’ to avoid congestion,” he said, according to reports.
“The electromagnetic wave of an incoming call” keeps them in a circle, according to ViralVideoLab’s YouTube description. Australian entomologist Nigel Andrew from the University of New England explained that the radio waves of the phone realign the ants’ sense of direction because they rely on “magnetic receptors in their antennae” to orient themselves, outlets reported.