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If you thought human beings were the only species with a World Cup this week ... think again, you human-centric bigots! It's the Ant World Cup!

On Friday, Brazil ants took on Japan ants, with the little help from their human directors.

In the wild, the ants recognize enemies by their pheromones. The organizers of the game used this natural ability to make the ants "ant-agonize" each other, by feeding the Japanese team with Kagoshima pork and the Brazilian team with spare ribs in order to alter the ants' pheromones.

The game, of course, ended in a draw. We, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

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