While waiting to meet someone, she saw a group of ants carrying a crisp (US-potato chip) about 50 times bigger than a single ant.
WE MIGHT BE SMALL BUT WE ARE MIGHTY and we can carry things much heavier than ourselves. We don't like to boast because we're modest as well as handsome, but we are one of the world’s strongest creatures in relation to our size. We can carry between 20 and 30 times our own body weight. Are you impressed - well you should be. That's like you trying to lift a fully grown African elephant. Get the picture?
Back to DD's dream. First there were the workers who carried the crisp, then several bossy boots directed operations and when it seemed like the job was too big, one ant went for extra helpers.
When the helpers came, they all worked as a team and carried the crisp back to their nest. You see we are like those French guys with the funny hair and hats who keep shouting, "ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL". I think they stole that phrase from us because that's how we work; we all work together for the good of every single ant in the nest.
People often say they don't dream, but they do. Everyone dreams - except when they have certain medical problems. So if you think you're not dreaming, you just forget your dreams.
And that's not surprising. While asleep, your dream is very clear, but within five minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% has vanished like a puff of smoke.
Here's some other interesting facts about dreams gathered by my best pal, BrilliANT. He's one seriously, smart little guy. Take it away, Brill...
Did you know that:
* people who are born blind can’t see images in their dreams but they have dreams with a bigger sense of taste, touch, smell, hearing and emotion. However, people who lose their vision after the age of seven can see images in their dreams, though the images tend to fade as they get older.
* All the dudes you see in your dreams are real people you have seen before, although you may not remember their faces. Just think of all the faces you see in magazines, on the TV, in movies, in the street, in shops. They are all stored in your brain.
* Do you dream in colour or black and white? Those who watched black-and-white television as youngsters tend to dream in black and white while children who watched colour TV will dream in colour. Ask your grandparents. If they grew up watching black and white TV, they most likely to dream in black and white.
* Depending how long you sleep, you can have about 1,460 dreams a year – that’s about four per night.
* Many animals dream because they have the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Have you ever watched a dog sleeping? They are so funny. Their little paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they're chasing something.
* During the Roman Era, dreams were thought to be messages from the gods. Some dreams were submitted to the Roman Senate for interpretation. Dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders on battle campaigns.
* The Iroquois tribe of Native Americans staged an annual dream-sharing festival in which they acted out their dreams.
And finally ...
Here's a little tip: if you have trouble remembering your dreams, one way to bring the memory back is to write down or draw the snatches you do remember as soon as you wake up.
You can find out more about myself, Zube and our new pal HesitANT by reading a sample of ANTics HERE