This insane clip is one of the strangest viral videos we’ve seen in some time. It’s the hypnotic, slightly terrifying, incredibly intriguing footage of a bunch of ants strolling around an iPhone in a perfect circle – seemingly unable to do anything other than exactly that.
Maybe the ants are just playing a hilarious new game they’ve invented, maybe they’re trying to appease the giant ringing electronic God, or maybe – or definitely – it’s all actually explainable through scientific means. Either way, have a watch first:
The actual answer? It’s still up for debate, but it’s explored in the YouTube description of the video above, which reads:
“The electromagnetic wave of an incoming call keep these little animals walking in a perfect circle around an iphone.
“Video of ants circling phone divides academics, [but] ant’s antennaes are far and away the most important sense organs.”
Academics believe that the electromagnetic waves coming from the phone keep the ants in check then, so don’t worry if this happens to you – they’re not trying to steal your tech!