Wednesday, December 3, 2008


If you're anything like me, you would be forgiven for walking out of this summer's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Refrigerators Don't Protect You from a Nuclear Explosion before our beloved archaeologist and his gang of misfits are attacked by an army of computer generated ants. Aside from none of the rest of the movie, it was the highlight of the movie. And, as it turns out, it might have been prophetic. A vicious ant species from the Black Sea region called Lasius neglectus has already taken over many parts of Asia and is now moving north through Europe before it eventually dominates the world. Unlike the similarly horrifying killer bees that were supposed to kill us all somewhere around the last time Ace of Base had a hit single, L. neglectus only seems dangerous to other ant species. And by "dangerous", I mean "deadly". In addition to usurping inferior races, they also breed in much larger numbers. There's really only one solution to this impending menace, and I'm sure you already know what it is. Giant aardvarks. More details here.

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