June 26, 2012 10:53 AM | By MSN Tech & Gadgets, Nature desk
Nature's strangest defence mechanisms

Malaysian ants



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Malaysian ants must have been hitting the gym. When the bugs feel a threat, they're able to contract their abs, causing the glands on either side of the bodies to explode. When they internally combust, the ants are able to spray the poison inside their glands at approaching predators. The ants die in the process, however.

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