This is really interesting.
The only change I think would be cool is if you roll over an item, you could see a little box giving a short description on the matter.
I hate learning outside of school, but your little flash game you made (well, its not so little :p) really put an awesome scope on how every little thing, effects the large thing, and how big of a difference they really are.
Knowledge CAN be epic!
I thought it was really nice, but im pretty sure the ant might be a little small-scale.
... how the hell did you get the zooming to work so smoothly and without any lag? very very impressive.