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ROMANCE LAND — Apparently diamonds are an ant's best friend, too.
In a video posted to YouTube earlier this month, an ant is seen running across a table carrying a diamond. The diamond is about the same size as the ant, and I can't say for sure why this little guy was trying to steal it. Ants, after all, are typically known for mainly stealing food, and this diamond does not look edible.
But my guess is that this ant contains multitudes and he's not just interested in food. He's also interested in impressing his girlfriend. He probably needed to pick out the perfect diamond to go with the ring for his proposal, and this tabletop doubled as Ant Jared. Pretty romantic, if you ask me.
Or maybe you are more cynical and you choose to believe that this ant really is only interested in food and that he was stealing this diamond so he could sell it on the ant version of eBay (antBay? eHill?) so he could afford to feed his family. Maybe this ant is a tiny Jean Valjean.
Either way, the video is amazing. I expect soon we'll get an update in the form of lots of ants singing and dancing, whether in their own ant reenactment of "Les Miserables," or as part of Mr. Ant's flash mob proposal to his GF. I'm obviously hoping for option two, and I wish the happy ant couple all the best in their glamorous, diamond-filled married life.