Silver ants reflect light, allowing them to be the only creatures active during peak hot hours in the Sahara desert. Their reflective skin allows them to stay in the sun up to 10 minutes at a time.
The average ant has about 250,000 brain cells; a human has about 10 billion. It takes 40,000 ants to equal the brain of a human.
Fire ants can build living floating rafts. When flooded, they grab onto each other using their jaws and sticky legs, forming a circular floating raft.
The Sahara desert is commonly thought to be made up of mostly sand, when in fact sand barely covers 15% of this massive area. The rest is covered by rock and mountainous terrain.
Antarctica is the biggest desert on Earth. A desert is an area which receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain per year, regardless of temperature.
Eremologists study things in deserts, such as desert plants and animals. Enigmatology is the study of Puzzles. Fromology is the study of cheese.
Small song and swallow birds fly for two days across the Sahara desert every year to reach their breeding ground in Europe.