Fascinating Things Animals Actually Do

Here are a few of the strangest things that
animals actually do! 9 – Exploding Toads
Exploding toads?! Yes. We’re literally talking about toads that
explode, not some punk band from Seattle. Back in 2005, hundreds of toads were found
to have exploded in Hamburg Germany. And without Ace Ventura, pet detective to
solve the case, Hamburg natives turned to Frank Mutschmann, amphibian expert. At first, scientists were completely baffled
at how this phenomenon actually happened. But Frank was able to get to the bottom of
the case. It took him several weeks to find the answer,
but it was well worth it. The reason that toads were exploding was because
of the work of highly intelligent crows. During his investigation, he studied toad
species both alive and croaked, and found that they all had these surgical like circles
on their backs….about the size of a crow’s beak. Turns out, these clever birds figured out
how to carve out a circle on the toads backs with surgical like precision. Their goal? To eat the toad’s livers! This particular species of toad had toxic
skin. So the crow couldn’t eat the whole toad. That’s definitely to the advantage of the
toad, except, somehow, the crows figured out they could still eat toad liver and be fine. However, only once the toad’s liver is actually
gone does the toad realize that a predator has been around. It puffs itself up as a natural defense mechanism. But since the toad doesn’t have a diaphragm
or ribs, without the liver, there wasn’t anything to hold the rest of its organs in. The lungs stretch out the toad’s body and
yeah…..the explosion happens. Seriously, how did the crows figure out they
can still eat the liver though?! 8 – Game of Moles
Mole rats seem harmless enough, right? Well that depends on who you ask. If you ask another mole and they can actually
talk, they’ll probably give a very interesting answer! In fact, you’ll be surprised to know that
the world of mole rat politics is actually very cutthroat! The reason why is because these rodents live
in a hierarchical society, with one dominant female reigning supreme. Only the alpha female gets to breed in these
societies while the other mole rats are tasked with taking care of the queen’s offspring
and serving the queen’s needs. One example of this social dynamic is that
lower ranked mole rats actually eat the queen’s poo! And amazingly enough, that’s because the
queen’s poo is filled with hormones and nutrients, and THAT’S actually how she communicates
with the lower ranking mole rats. There’s a lot more that goes on in the mole
rat social hierarchy, but we’re not going to get too deep into the details here. So how do female mole rats get to be the queen? Well, basically by being the biggest female
mole rat. Everyone serves her until she’s not the
most dominant mole rat anymore. The problem for the queen is that other female
mole rats will actually plan a coup for another female to become queen, when the time is right. So the queen actually never gets to rest. The way for a queen to assert her dominance
is to reproduce over and over again……something that has to be super tiring! 7 – Stomping Grounds
When we think of elephants, we think of their trunks and their sheer size. And maybe sometimes we’ll notice how big
their ears are. However, a lot of their communication isn’t
used by those big floppy ears! A 2001 study by Stanford University revealed
a rather surprising nugget of information. Elephants can actually communicate with their
feet! Which, when you consider that elephants weigh
a solid six tons, it actually makes sense that they use all that weight to their advantage. Let’s check out an interesting elephant
scenario. A mama elephant charges at a would be predator
to protect her young.That part is normal. Lots of mama animals ferociously attack predators
to protect their offspring. But in the case of elephants, they’re also
communicating to other elephants. When they walk, they’re sending seismic
waves that other elephants can detect. Elephants apparently can detect these seismic
signals some 20 miles away, through their feet! What scientists ultimately found was that
Elephants communicate through a series of acoustic rumbles and low frequency vocalizations. So without getting knee deep into scientific
jargon, all we need to know is that Elephants can communicate and hear with their feet! 6 – Skin Shedding Gecko There’s probably a Geico insurance joke
in here somewhere, but we’ll leave it to the professionals using Geckos to help people
save a bunch of money on car insurance. But Geckos do more than just help sell insurance! Especially if they’re skin shedding fish
Geckos. This gecko species can shed its skin whenever
it needs to. This fish-scaled gecko isn’t the only lizard
species that can shed its skin as a survival tactic, a skill that’s already quite crazy. What’s fascinating about this particular
species is the size and thickness of the scales it can shed. Their transformation almost makes them seem
as if they’re an X-Men character! When a predator approaches, this fish-scaled
gecko can shed their scales down to the MUSCLE in a matter of seconds! Of course, when they shed their skin, they
go into hiding for a while to regenerate their scales. And that’s why it’s extremely rare to
see these geckos in their almost raw chicken like state. Their scales regrow within a few weeks time,
which is a small price to pay for not getting eaten. 5 – One Direction For the average person, there probably aren’t
too many interesting things about dog poo. However, there miiiight be one exception to
that rule. Did you guys know that dogs actually do number
2 in alignment with the earth’s magnetic poles?! Yes, basically, all dogs like to poo in one
direction! This is according to a 2014 study released
by the journal Frontiers in Zoology. Based on a sampling of a lot of various dog
breeds and presumably a whole lot of dog poo, the study found that dogs prefer to be aligned
with the north-south axis when they’re doing their business. So at this point, the fairly obvious question
is…..why do they do this? Well, even the experts aren’t sure. It’s essentially still a mystery to scientists
why dogs align at all and whether they do it consciously or subconsciously. We don’t know whether dogs are like “Dude,
I’m not going here unless I’m aligned north-south bruh!” Or if it’s a behavior that just happens
to feel good for a dog. We’re just wondering how many dog walking
sessions did it take for a scientist to start noticing his dog always went in the same direction? 4 – Sensing Danger At this point we’ve established that crows
are pretty clever creatures. However, that’s not the ONLY trick they
have up their sleeves! Writing for National Geographic, Liz Langley
outlined how crows actually hold funerals for their homies. That in and of itself is pretty mind blowing. The reasons why, Langley explains….are actually
much more interesting! Crows aren’t the only birds that actually
pour one out for their homies. Jays and ravens have all been observed partaking
in this ritual. Just a while back we talked about how crows
surgically remove the liver of a toad for a snack. The toads then explode. So crows don’t seem to be all up in their
feelings, and surprise surprise, they’re not! According to the journal Animal Behavior,
crows hold these gatherings not to mourn the passing of their fellow bird, but rather to
assess the area for potential danger. Apparently, crows will remember where a bird
passed, and then approach that area with caution from then on. In fact, they took the study in a strange
direction to test out the crows memories. It basically involved people in masks and
a group of very suspicious crows. In a nutshell, the people in the masks represented
danger, as they were holding passed away crows, and the living crows responded by sounding
the alarm to their fellow birds. Weeks later, the people in the masks, who
look a lot like characters from a typical horror film, went back to the location, this
time empty handed. The crows still remembered them and still
sounded the alarm warning other crows to be careful. And now we know that crows have really good
memories. They may not be all that sentimental, but
at least they’re looking out for each other! 3 – Not a Snake For many humans and animals alike, snakes
are scary and dangerous. And lethal. And this amazingly, isn’t lost on some clever
caterpillars who somehow have figured out a way to disguise themselves as snakes! The Hawk Moth Caterpillar is harmless. No venom, no poison. But they LOOK really dangerous. Well, okay. They can look really dangerous when they need
to. When they’re startled, the Hawk Moth Caterpillar
can morph into what appears to be a venomous snake! They’ll even do jab at the air, threatening
to do a fake bite if a predator gets too close! As far as disguises go, looking like a snake
when you already have the body for it is probably the best way to go. These caterpillars often fool birds that want
to eat them for breakfast. Filipe DeAndre, a filmmaker for National Geographic,
was absolutely amazed the first time he saw one in real life. He watched one of these caterpillars transform
into a fake snake right in front of him. They typically live anywhere from 10 to 30
days, so seeing one in real life is a rare sighting. During that time, a small portion of it is
spent molting, which is when they can morph into a snake look-a-like at will. 2 – Rat King Have you guys ever heard of a rat king? And nope, it’s not a hip hop group from
New York City! A rat King is a collection of rats whose tails
have become intertwined and bound together. Pretty much like how we stuff phone cords
in our bag, and they become tangled from whatever sort of magic that happens. But why does this happen to rats?! This animal anomaly is pretty rare, yet somewhat
well documented. The first recorded instance was way back in
1564 in Germany. The term “Rat King” or “Rattenkönig”
as the Germans would have said, was derived from the vernacular back in those days. Back then, someone who lived off of other
people apparently was called a rat king. Anyway, rats have been found intertwined together
at the tail throughout history, and the reasons for this are as inconclusive as they are weird. An article from Atlas Obscura has a theory
that baby rats may have bound themselves together in an effort to keep warm, and got stuck that
way, all to their demise. In some cases, the number of rats intertwined
can get upwards of more than 30! Today rat king remains can be found in museums,
such as the Otago Museum in New Zealand. And the reason they end up in museums is because
it’s a really rare occurrence. Rat kings are also present throughout human
folklore….usually as a bad omen. Who knows, maybe rat kings are actually all
over the place in New York City….or Paris! 1 – 279 Pieces
Have you guys ever heard of the Planarian Flatworm? This worm can do something that we humans
can only dream about. Essentially, this worm can regenerate itself
over and over again! If you were to cut a Planarian down the middle,
you’d end up with two planarian worms. That’s already pretty cool; each cut body
section can essentially become a clone. However, there’s more. Their ability is possible thanks to stem cells
known as neoblasts. These worms can regenerate both its head and
brain, and somewhat miraculously, the memories stored inside its brain as well! This seems to suggest that there’s cellular
memory, the theory that data can be somehow stored by cells that are outside of the brain. Although that’s something scientists are
still trying to figure out. However, that’s not all. It turns out, almost ANY small piece of the
worm can regenerate back into a full worm, brains and all! Scientists have managed to regenerate 279
worms by separating one worm into 279 pieces! If that’s not actual magic, then it’s
mighty close! Here’s what’s next!

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100 Responses

  1. Devins gaming and vlogs channel says:

    Asian elephants dont have huge ears

  2. Saul Zepeda says:

    Says looks like x men characters,shows the avengers characters instead.lol😂🤦🏻‍♂️

  3. michael simard says:

    One lady went to a town and there she brought a dead crow to the flock of crows who remembered her mask and freaked out every time.

    She came back several times as herself with no mask and was good with the crows gave them food and they were happy.

    Why lie and make up stories.

    If I haven't have seen that really cool News the time of that study of fhe crows I would have never known you were LYINg.


  4. Dire Werewolf says:

    5:16 yep cause I remember saying my favorite x-man was iron man when I was a kid.

  5. gaelio bauduin says:

    I legit thought that the mole rat part was a joke about politics

  6. Beny Vintero says:

    My leg can twist so what's the reason why I can push one of my legs all the way backwards

  7. just an average nerd says:

    Queen mole rat: takes a dump EAT MY SHIT YOU LOW RANKED NOOBS!

  8. The Knight of Green says:

    Evolution works in mysterious ways

  9. Tony Mower says:

    Well. If you are lost, all u need then is a dog and wait for your dog to poop

  10. Nico Reyno says:

    4:17 that shlong tho

  11. Yami Yugi says:

    "Their transformation almost make them seem like an X-Men character"

    shows Marvel toy figures

  12. rastawet says:

    69 rat king

  13. Turtle Lover says:

    That ace venture reference was mmm 👌👌

  14. Receptionist deadmemes says:

    A bird has sleeves

  15. GENGHIS KHAN JR. III says:

    #5 was a pretty shitty scientific research project 🤣🤙

  16. Bennett Crozier says:

    4:16 look at that giant 6th appendage thats waving hi

  17. camerica7400 says:

    Them crows gotta be up to somethin, trippin on toad liver or something

  18. Mistck says:

    5:13 like an 'X-Men' charcter you sure got that right

  19. I like birb memes says:

    Here’s another one: Hermit Crabs actually prefer drinking and eating through sponges! Isn’t that cool?

  20. Christopher Graham says:

    #5. I dare those same scientists to explain why my pit bull does her business east/west sometimes.

  21. Stumack says:

    How do they know that the worm regenerates memorys while growing its brain back?

  22. Ƒaith 2019 says:

    Man, crows are brilliant.

  23. The Invisible Man says:

    Why isn't the last one an X Men character ability 🤨😎???

  24. old_school_4ever says:

    6:13 WTF??? I'm eating and shit!!!

  25. rin len says:

    5:16 "like they're an x man character" Show pictures of Avengers

  26. some comentating boi says:

    Why did he keep showing gophers for the naked mole rat section?

  27. Playlist Master says:

    Yes I did an experiment with them in High School Zoology class. I named mine Steven and Tom. For the ones that were born from when I cut Steven and Tom in half I just added Jr to the name

  28. Vitto Mulula says:

    black dude explaining zoology lol

  29. Nerdling says:

    An x-men character?
    What are you talking about man?

  30. Guilio McEwan's Space says:

    Thumbs up if you poo sitting down. 💩

  31. Captain Rex says:

    Okay, crows being smart enough to remove a toad liver is a bit scary, especially having seen a movie called "The Birds"

  32. my love songs says:

    What about animals that want to have sex with their dead? It happens with birds a lot. Kangaroos have done this, too. Humans love to do this. Necrophilia. Crazy stuff!

  33. Micheal Halckias says:

    #5 isn't real, I have 3 dogs and never have I seen them all shit in the same direction

  34. Fletcher B says:

    11:55 take that matpat deadpool is a plagiarism worm!

  35. eduardo Bustillo says:

    4:18 that elephant got another trunk between it's back legs 👍👍🤣

  36. Moonlight101Fortnite says:

    My dog drags her ass along the grass in circles and poops

  37. Gabriel Garcia says:

    Crows can speak as well

  38. claytonstrEt94 says:

    2:00 Rufus?

  39. Lukas Lindblad says:

    Jesus christ stop this annoying way of talking… if this is how you talk normally i feel bad for you…

  40. Stick Battle's says:


  41. Mike Zombi says:

    Hulk iron Man and Cap are not X-Men just saying

  42. баклажан says:

    What bird just tried to eat a toads liver

  43. Call me ddaddeh says:

    Roads need to get smarter..

  44. Jak Crow says:

    Meanwhile you show photos and video of almost all frogs while talking about toads

  45. Seattle x206x says:

    Seattle is my forever birth place

  46. Spider Mite Sprayer says:

    Why are you showing pictures of leopard frogs and American bullfrogs instead of toads?
    Sloppy work.

  47. Taylor Webster says:

    Dogs aline because the dog cult is communicating and conspiring against us

  48. Tyler Hayes says:

    12:00 hold up what would happen if they used a blender

  49. Creole Manya says:

    They showed a rat king on the amazing world of gumball lol i had no freaking idea what that meant until now… it's a freaking kids show!!😂😂

  50. ZM YT says:

    5:15 😅 ok you Dum

  51. ZM YT says:

    5:15 you Dum 💯%

  52. Kent Barnes says:

    Don't they explode after they mate

  53. Ms Entity says:

    Holy shirt. They're evolving. Jk idk

  54. Andrew Bolda says:

    I was looking forward to learning some interesting facts, then double checking for myself. However when you said like a xmen then showed avengers characters I knew I would have to fact check every detail you said. I mean you don't even have to be a comic fan to know you did not research on that pic/statement. Kind of shoots down your credibility if you can't get something so we'll known wrong. I think it's obvious I'm a fan of Marvel comics, I'm not downing anyone who isn't, but if you make a vid based around facts then get yours straight first

  55. Sean Ford says:

    Also there are many fish that can breathe air. Some only do it because where they live has low oxygen. Some like mudskippers and lung fish use it for living on land. Mudskippers spend most if there life out of the water. Lung fish live in areas where the waters dry up. So they climb onto land and burrow into the ground. They cover them selves with mucus so they don't dry up and sleep. When the rains come they wake up and crawl back to the water.

  56. Necessary _Bee says:

    It's true why does my earphones always gets tangled?

    Some kind of strange magic? Hmmmm

  57. Marc Tav X says:

    Horrible video and annoying commentator

  58. idol Sy says:

    Elephant penis 4:18

  59. xGREEDx 7 says:

    5:15 "like x-man character" but there avenger toys 😂

  60. ƤЄƦȤЄƊƛԼ says:

    4:18 elephant penis

  61. Carlos Deleon says:

    Animalogic copied you and its so not cool

  62. Courtney Joy says:

    their raw 🐔 like state 😂

  63. Bill Gotti says:

    Yo fuck crows I used to get attacked every day walking from the bus

  64. H2odamon yeye says:

    You say they look like an X man then you put a Avengers pic 😂

  65. princeAJ101 says:

    If there is a ratking here then a guardian must be close by. 😆

  66. Big Cheese says:

    5:17 "An X-Men character"

  67. Sheila Karch says:

    Quick! Someone call Ron Stoppable. Rufus, the Naked Mole Rat, needs this information!

  68. Weight Loss Dietitian says:


  69. heyman12e78 says:

    Roses are red so is cherries i got my first like wait its blue?

  70. Dumb jerk says:

    I think the gecko sheds skin so it can replace another gecko clone to trick the predator

  71. Christian Caskey says:

    All geckos shed skin

  72. Jordan Matthews says:

    X-Men character.
    Shows Avengers

  73. Jess Perry says:

    Hey! This guy does narration for the "It will kill you" series. Love this guy's voice! 😍 Also, if I really think about, I can honestly say that MY dog, the last 2 times she defacated, she faced differant directions. The first time actually was NW, but this last time, a few hours ago, she was facing E, straight towards the rising sun. She was in the NW corner of the yard tho. Still… Kinda blows that theory.

  74. Asia Qúe says:

    is no one gonna talk about how this worm is cross eyed

  75. sabertooth1980 says:

    It's called -mimicry-. It came about via evolutionary pressures. Those caterpillars that looked more snake like or were mistaken for snakes by birds were less likely to get eaten, and thus as adults (Interesting fact, caterpillars don't have reproductive organs. They only have them when they've fully metamorphosed) get to breed and pass their genes on. Adopting the behaviors that snakes have came about the same way.
    The caterpillars didn't just look at snakes and go "Hmmm, I want to look and act like that!" It was just a mimic that became really successful at emulating a snake and kept passing its genes on.

  76. Jacob Mitchell says:

    4:48 any car ppl catch that Evo X tho? Lol

  77. Roman Ambriz says:

    Your puns are annoying

  78. Jolfer 13 says:

    We got lucky with our dog cause it would only shit on 1 side of the lawn. It was nice cause we didnt have to look all over

  79. Mrs. Pineapple says:

    2:25 all I can think of is the mole saying AHHHHHH~

  80. J. Gona says:

    One Direction and dog shit… Perfect analogy! 😄 🎵

  81. Steph_fan e' says:

    Yeah it's really important to find out which way dog crapping is align 😒😞😥

  82. Caidy Jones says:

    I cant have this video on near my pets… Because there toads and they would hate me for it…

  83. Kay M says:

    Your jokes are so horrible…i can't imagine anyone laughs at them

  84. Zain G says:

    So Elephants are like toph.

  85. Travis Jones says:

    Rat king is hilarious comedian Theo Von!!

  86. HQMatrixMod Gaming says:

    fun fact about dogs the reason they eat their own poop is because it has nutrients that it can't get in one meal so they eat it again to get more nutrients

  87. Da Big Kahuna Catfish says:

    when they said exploding toads, the first thing l thought of was someone was feeding them Alka Seltzer……….BOOM! lol! just like seagulls.

  88. Shadow the indoraptor says:

    Number 5

    Because its comfortable for them

  89. The Lonely Minecrafter Lizard Channel says:

    Some lizards can drop off their tails and regrow it

  90. Dizzy says:

    7:27… Dapper Dan… yeeer boyeeee.

  91. Lazy LEmOn Is Lazy says:

    Exploding toad
    Kacchan x Asui

  92. nunya says:

    I want video of an exploding toad

  93. nunya says:

    There's no way a mole rat knows about vitamins and hormones in the Queen's poo, they just like it's earthy, nutty flavor 🙂

  94. JohnandEve Foster says:

    i have seen my dog poop in all directions, that is just not true about dogs

  95. Trever Schecklee says:

    Dogs pooing in the same direction isn't true, every dog that I own and or have ownded faced different directions every time the went

  96. Joy Suga says:

    Mole rats??

  97. K P says:

    Did seeing the naked mole-rat make anyone else think of Kim Possible? Rufus LIVES ON! 😂: dogs like to poo in one direction… Did anybody else think of something ENTIRELY different when this was first said?

  98. K P says:

    The Rat King was the villain in the nutcracker.

  99. Sangzuala Khiangte says:

    Maybe those worms body functions like the squid that can regenerate itself (some kind of immortal squid)

  100. K Moses says:

    1.Gecko’s do not shed their skin to escape they shed their tails 2. Dogs poo facing other dogs or their owners this is probably to read the eye for perceive danger. (Error Error Error)

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