6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber

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  • Апублікавана 10 Ліс 2019
  • Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.
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Каментарыі • 886

  • Nate
    Nate 2 хвіліны таму

    I thought it was already an obvious fact that the plague evolved with rats and flees without any need for humans.

  • Mark Gerard
    Mark Gerard 7 годин таму

    Hey genius, since both the plant and bug ARE TOTALLY different, which one came first? Did all the plants die before it "found a bug" to help it eat and live? Since it's a symbiotic relationship, that would require that both were "made" at the exact same time?

  • Nicholas Brown
    Nicholas Brown 17 годин таму

    Better get to work on those cures to the Bubonic Plague - and Typhus - since you know... California has both right now. Oh and both in Los Angeles. Wait - better yet - just let the Democrat dumb a$$e$ all die out.

  • Jeff Burleson
    Jeff Burleson 3 дні таму +1

    Are fleas only carriers of diseases or do they suffer and die from diseases or sicknesses like most lifeforms do?!

  • Knight Vesco
    Knight Vesco 3 дні таму

    My will, "bury me in a box of amber"

  • Corey Grandmaison Archive
    Corey Grandmaison Archive 4 дні таму

    I love this fricken show so much!

  • Tony Karrar
    Tony Karrar 4 дні таму

    When you realize you're species has been smoking excreted plant glue to get high for thousands of years

  • christopher fitch
    christopher fitch 5 дзён таму

    They found a mosquito in Amber with dinosaur blood inside then they extracted dna and were able to recreate dinosaurs. You know about this right?

  • CalLadyQED
    CalLadyQED 5 дзён таму

    "Earlier in history"? History does go back a million years. I think he means pre-history.

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland 5 дзён таму

    The bird foot with electro in its name is because the ancient Greek word for amber is Electron. They might run it against wool and get zapped. We call the little bits of zapp, electrons. Who would have thought. Electric eels are called Torpedo. When you get zapped with 800 volts, it's as if your hand has been blown off.

  • TheBullethead
    TheBullethead 6 дзён таму

    Just a nit to pick, but a lump of fossilized amber isn't an "artifact". An artifact is made by artifice, IOW, by people, not by natural processes like the fossilization of tree sap. But otherwise, good show.

  • Lance Wickum
    Lance Wickum 7 дзён таму

    Watched a few of your videos. Do you know what is means to ASS U ME things?

  • Ricky Barber
    Ricky Barber 7 дзён таму

    This comment is a little off the topic, but. Remember, I think in the 70s, give or take a million yrs
    Lightning would spark off a forest fire. The fire was watched to keep other areas safe. It would burn it's self OUT.
    Then some moron in Washington DC, came up with the idea, when a fire started, run out there and put the fire OUT.
    Well, fast forward a few decades, plus or minus couple million yrs. The undergrowth built up because man wanted to play God. "My thoughts are, this was planned out for a reason. This is a story for another time."
    Now, when a fire starts, natural or...otherwise, with the build up of dead undergrowth dry as a cotton ball, the fire becomes a uncontrollable fire storm that man cannot control almost by any means.
    Was it deliberately planed this way? Think about it.

  • Ricky Barber
    Ricky Barber 7 дзён таму

    Speaking of the Salamander, wading across to the Caribbean...one, the sand was just wet. Two, it had really long legs.
    My guess is, one remote chance, it took, Caribbean cruise ship. One really remote chance, Caribbean Air.
    Yeah, I know, what I said is out there in left field. Scientists, 95% of the time, can only speculate what may have happened.
    My guess was a 100% B.S. speculation and then some. LOL. That flea sure looked like any flea that you see on Fido today, didn't it?
    What about the feather sorta saying, it came from a, LEAPING Dino. That's a foul out in left field ya think?
    That's got to be a cream job being a scientist, make a guess, right or wrong and still get a paycheck.

  • tectorama
    tectorama 7 дзён таму

    Not forgetting that there are a lot of fakes for sale.

  • Thnz
    Thnz 8 дзён таму

    This BACTERIA is the reason behind life on Earth.😯

  • James Konzek
    James Konzek 9 дзён таму

    It would be way cool if the found dinosaur eggs in Amber, or better yet, an entire dinosaur.

  • Jinto Lonappan
    Jinto Lonappan 9 дзён таму

    Did humans try to mummify with amber, any time in history?

  • Raymond Ready
    Raymond Ready 10 дзён таму

    Diving dinos? Someone's been smoking the sticky tricomes.

  • Raymond Ready
    Raymond Ready 10 дзён таму

    Sticky tricomes are awesome

  • david jones
    david jones 10 дзён таму

    show the stuff in amber that the goofy guy talking

  • Nicole Zeig
    Nicole Zeig 10 дзён таму

    Couldn't the amber bird be a mutation individual to the specific bird encased in amber? Why is the assumption that it was an entire species?

  • Borderlands808
    Borderlands808 11 дзён таму

    I remember we found a mosquito in one and got dinosaur dna from it and started to bring all kinds of dinosaurs back.

  • C Levy
    C Levy 11 дзён таму

    In high school I was found inside Amber by her dad.

  • Denis21
    Denis21 12 дзён таму

    Girls named Amber: not cool.

  • Buzzroy
    Buzzroy 12 дзён таму

    My friend chose cryonics, I chose pine sap. Who's laughing now, buster?

  • Paulo Teixeira
    Paulo Teixeira 13 дзён таму

    Ah yes... Fungei...

  • Mr X
    Mr X 13 дзён таму

    As well as a dinosaur bone

  • Mr X
    Mr X 13 дзён таму

    i found a $100 note in amber

  • optimistically cynical .
    optimistically cynical . 14 дзён таму

    What is the common ancestor of birds and dinosaurs

  • Friedrich Lee
    Friedrich Lee 14 дзён таму

    The Jurassic mosquito

  • Roy Lopez
    Roy Lopez 14 дзён таму

    I hate ask, but did they (or you) came up with all these dating? If the specimen found is "new" (or just not known, like today's many species found and labeled "new"), Couldn't we assume also that the specimen is actually recent?

  • Black Hippie
    Black Hippie 14 дзён таму

    Dinosaurs are not real just another duke they push on you don’t believe everything you hear but only what you read 🤔

  • Todd Starbuck
    Todd Starbuck 15 дзён таму

    Fun-guy. Not fun-jeye.
    The others. Not other ones.
    Apotosaurus. Not brontosaurus.

  • Ratt goo P
    Ratt goo P 16 дзён таму

    Me: *still thinks the amber i found in animal crossing wild world is cooler for some reason*

  • Michael Dean
    Michael Dean 16 дзён таму

    Very cool. I just visited the Kuji Amber Museum in northern Japan yesterday. Amazing stuff.

  • Master Charles Diltardino
    Master Charles Diltardino 16 дзён таму

    Trichomes? Like keif?

  • Simon Simon
    Simon Simon 16 дзён таму

    Plague-infested rat blood... mmmm

  • Tinnitusthenight
    Tinnitusthenight 17 дзён таму

    People always say we cant have Dinos like in Jurassic Park because we don't have the DNA but they miss the point that in that fictional world they are lying about having the DNA in the first place and actually reversed engineered the "dinosaurs" from birds. They are genetic Frankenstein monsters that just resemble dinosaurs which is some brilliant science fiction writing imo.

  • Zes
    Zes 17 дзён таму

    wrg, any be any interesx, coolx etc no matter what

  • gartner10112
    gartner10112 17 дзён таму

    Fun-jai. Lol

  • David k
    David k 17 дзён таму

    i find that very interesting they found a flea 15 million year's old flea in amber, which begs the question how old really is human beings? I'm not saying human's are 15 million year's old, but i will stake my life on it, that we are much older that 100,000-300,000 year's old as a human species, the reason is mammals lived with dinosaurs, granted they we're litte rats thing's but the fact remains this, it took what 65 million years to evolve into human's but we have crocodiles, alligators, coelacanth,and so-on that never really changed in 400,000 millions year's but we have these mysterious ape-like things that pop out, out of the blue randomly, but something has got to happen to the ecosystem radically for this to occur, but im going on and on about this subject, but content like this is thought provoking and very interesting.

  • RyNz _
    RyNz _ 17 дзён таму

    I cannot comprehend millions of years.

  • Don Duncan
    Don Duncan 18 дзён таму

    One of the best SciShow videos yet!

    • Don Duncan
      Don Duncan 18 дзён таму

      Too bad no really big trees exist to secrete gallons that could envelope a human for the enlightenment of the species that come along after we go extinct.

  • ABC 123
    ABC 123 18 дзён таму

    Who is this Amber woman you are speaking of?

  • Up-a-Creek
    Up-a-Creek 18 дзён таму

    I do find it interesting, that without anyway to prove most of this stuff, the amount of speculation, imagination, rationalization, and conclusions "scientists" come up with and then admit they "have no clue"... if you have no clue then they shouldn't make "comments" that sound like "facts" or even "reasonable" theories....... Observation: The original Ford cars came in any color you wanted, as long is was black... Why?... if it was never documented as to why, how would you "speculate"... Black was the cheapest paint available?... actually Barn Red may have been more prevalent at that time as it had been the cheapest paint for farmers to use on their buildings... so why didn't ford use Barn Red?... White might have been cheaper, as you have to add pigment to White to get Black...?... if it wasn't documented as to why he chose Black... any "guess" would be just that... and to complicate that guess/speculation you'd have to learn everything you could about Fords life and preferences, and financial resources... he may have just liked black or may have found some company which gave him a "deal" he couldn't pass up... to speculation about things that happened billions of years ago, in another time and climate, etc... is somewhat silly and a waste of time... we could just marvel at it and say "way cool, I wonder why and how that may have happened" and leave it at that because we'll never know...

  • Erik Mm
    Erik Mm 18 дзён таму


  • Mike Roberti
    Mike Roberti 18 дзён таму

    Plague Infested Rat Blood! I’m calling dibs on that as a punk band name.

  • Mike Roberti
    Mike Roberti 18 дзён таму

    Do Vegan plants consider themselves superior to carnivorous plants?

  • Paul D
    Paul D 18 дзён таму

    If you know what's good for you, you'll mind your own business and leave Amber alone.

  • Rafter Rafter
    Rafter Rafter 19 дзён таму +1

    2:3 Pameridea roridulae: I will give you meat in exchange for caca.....
    Capsid bug:You're shitting me; Right?

  • Оптимум
    Оптимум 19 дзён таму


  • Cuntsville
    Cuntsville 19 дзён таму

    That plant found in northern Russia 35 million years ago, when Russia must have been warmer, probably was able to survive because of global warming caused by all those SUVs.

  • KeiranBro
    KeiranBro 20 дзён таму

    *Smokes the sticky trichomes

  • mtlicq
    mtlicq 20 дзён таму

    It is common knowledge that the plague was spread to humans from fleas that came off of rats

  • mtlicq
    mtlicq 20 дзён таму +2

    Königsberg East-Prussia 2:58

  • selexie
    selexie 20 дзён таму

    And all this time I thought "amber" was something the TV show Fringe invented.

  • Victor Y.
    Victor Y. 20 дзён таму

    Awesome video!

  • DangerOne
    DangerOne 20 дзён таму

    I can't be the only one singing 311 right now lol Wooooahh!! Amber is the color of ....our history? lol

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