Ants in Space

23 August 2004: Space-age Antquarium Ant Set

"Originally developed for a NASA study of the effects of zero gravity on ant populations, the nontoxic translucent blue gel was designed to protect the ants from the extreme g-forces experienced during space shuttle launches. Remarkably, this gel also serves as a nutritious food source."

The Simpsons - Deep Space Homer

"The spacecraft has apparently been taken over - "conqured" if you will - by a master race of giant space ants. It's difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive earth men or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the ants will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves." - Kent Brockman"

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