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Ant Movers

employ ants to do your house/office move
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ants are pretty damn good at moving things, and humans really aren't (in terms of power to weight ratio), so persuade the ants that an ant removal company would be a huge success. moreover they'd probably be happy with a couple of banana's for payment.

You wouldn't even need to label your stuff, the ants could work out which stuff smelt like it should go in your new kitchen (might need a bit of training this could go a bit wrong).

{p.s. apologies for the category best I could do}

neilp, Jul 16 2003

gaffer http://dictionary.r...com/search?q=gaffer
'gaffer' defined [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Backpacks for Ants http://www.halfbake...kpacks_20for_20Ants
[FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]



       How exactly are you thinking you can persuade an ant? We hardly know how they communicate.
Pericles, Jul 16 2003

       Personally, I think we underestimate them. We've only got to persuade the gaffer, the rest'll do what their asked.
neilp, Jul 16 2003

       Home: pest control
po, Jul 16 2003

       this is bullshit...we really should have control of the insect mind by now....
SystemAdmin, Jul 16 2003

       Whatever next? Termite Demolition?
silverstormer, Jul 16 2003

       I prefer 'persuade' to control.. I'm not ANTi-insect rights.
neilp, Jul 16 2003

       There has been some sucess with controlling cockroaches. What they did was remove their antennas, replace them with receivers that turn certain radio pulses into electrical ones. This triggers a response to the cockroach--sort of controlling it as one might control a radio-operated model car.   

       Now the ant idea might have applications for groups like the CIA. One might radio-control ants to deposit things like transmitters, recievers, transducers, time-release vials of pathogens.   

       This might have more positive uses such as repairing machines or certain types of surgery.
Great Satan, Jul 16 2003


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