Life or Death Farts: How Animals Use Passed Gas

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We aren’t the only animals that pass gas, but other animals have found some much more creative ways to harness the power of their farts!
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  1. Lillie George
    Lillie George
    17 orë më parë

    Wait...."very **few** cases of lethal human farts"...? So, it **has** happened then...PLZ ELABORATE

  2. Manfred Kramer
    Manfred Kramer
    2 ditë më parë

    Just for completeness: Some farts are better than others! ;)

  3. Erik Iacopelli
    Erik Iacopelli
    2 ditë më parë

    Moral of the eps?! FART MORE N BE PROUD OF IT!!!

  4. Deny Nika
    Deny Nika
    6 ditë më parë

    Loved the style and u r really good👌👌

  5. GiantEnemyMudcrabz
    8 ditë më parë

    What do you mean there are no animals that use farts to fly? Doyou mean to tell me that Tremors 3 isn't a documentary?

  6. Lillith Faery
    Lillith Faery
    10 ditë më parë

    FART: Fast Anal Repetitive Tic. Voilà ;)

  7. Ferry Wijaya
    Ferry Wijaya
    12 ditë më parë

    Cannot stop giggling on how excited he is talking about farts and FRTs

  8. James Scheibel
    James Scheibel
    12 ditë më parë

    hank is in rare form in this one

  9. John Peek
    John Peek
    12 ditë më parë

    You've made me feel like I'm gonna fart. Hahahaha 😂😅

  10. ryotofurytobe500
    13 ditë më parë skunk science?

  11. Momiji The Lesbian Leftie
    Momiji The Lesbian Leftie
    13 ditë më parë

    They almost nailed the FRT stuff, Fast Alternating Repetitive Ticks would have been on point

  12. Killian Finch
    Killian Finch
    13 ditë më parë

    SciShow Tangents - Butt Facts meets the lime light

  13. Nathanael Raynard
    Nathanael Raynard
    13 ditë më parë

    and ours can be a flame thrower if you accumulate enough

  14. m.
    13 ditë më parë

    The only missing in the video was the sounds of the fart for each of the animals lmao

  15. Robin Richardson
    Robin Richardson
    14 ditë më parë

    Weary, B. P., & Will, K. W. (2020). The Millipede-Predation Behavior of Promecognathus and Exceptional Cyanide Tolerance in Promecognathus and Metrius (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 113(6), 473-480.

  16. VeggiePun
    14 ditë më parë

    Ah yes. I too fart to fend off threats.

  17. devers
    14 ditë më parë

    I'm making a shirt that has the unicorn launching off on it's rainbow fart for sure, lmao

  18. Albert Wesker
    Albert Wesker
    15 ditë më parë

    I'm surprised that the honey badger wasn't mentioned, due it's reversible anal glands. Granted, it's more of a liquid; however, I think it deserves an honorable mention

  19. Cameron Dale
    Cameron Dale
    15 ditë më parë

    nobody: herring: **social farting**

  20. simon dubya
    simon dubya
    15 ditë më parë

    Sometimes it's fun to be lactose intolerant.

  21. LatinRoots
    15 ditë më parë

    Ah manatees, just farting their way around the water. #goals

  22. rommelfcc
    16 ditë më parë

    So manatees and equivalent to sea sloths? 🦥

  23. Joey Gonzalez
    Joey Gonzalez
    16 ditë më parë

    This was funny! Bravo.

  24. Zaina
    17 ditë më parë

    8:03 how I feel when people do it.

  25. Jasmine Gann
    Jasmine Gann
    17 ditë më parë

    An episode just on how terrifying and horrifying millipedes are would be awesome!

  26. Shanon Francis
    Shanon Francis
    17 ditë më parë

    They missed their chance to name it Fast Audible Repetitive Ticks!!

  27. Tian Brown
    Tian Brown
    17 ditë më parë

    beetle: mating fart female beetle comes female beetle:eww you don't smell like you profile fart (aka pfp)

  28. madison king
    madison king
    17 ditë më parë

    uh oh sci show after hours sounds like its worth 4 dorra

  29. Old man
    Old man
    17 ditë më parë

    Geez. Pandering to the lowest common denominator.... Scishow...aka, gross bodily functions channel.

  30. Fay Anne Aura Arts
    Fay Anne Aura Arts
    17 ditë më parë

    I love that there's a species of snakes that queefs to scare predators.

  31. BukuBukuCha
    17 ditë më parë


  32. J C Staff
    J C Staff
    17 ditë më parë

    Moral of the story: be resistant to cyanide.

  33. Daniel Roland
    Daniel Roland
    17 ditë më parë

    Lemurs eat millipedes for their cyanide, all to get high

  34. greendogwax
    18 ditë më parë

    I can't seem to figure out how or find away to get to your Afterhours podcast. Scishow tangents site is down.

  35. The Color of Boom
    The Color of Boom
    18 ditë më parë

    Hmm what else can I wat....S L A V E M A K I N G A N T S

  36. trespire
    18 ditë më parë

    So, when I can't locate my date for the evening, all I need to do is FRT Fast Repetitive Ticks like a herring to attract her attention.

  37. colourful souls
    colourful souls
    18 ditë më parë

    You should make one of this with urine, like how isopods pee through their body

  38. UberKrassMann
    18 ditë më parë

    may is ask how many humans are in 18 pigeons?

  39. UberKrassMann
    18 ditë më parë

    yes, we should rename farting to anal popping.... kinda sounds like something else humans already do but there you go.

  40. Domo
    18 ditë më parë

    I loved the fart puns!

  41. kchiem
    18 ditë më parë

    Scientists need to study my wife. Her farts are deadly.

  42. Gordon Marshall
    Gordon Marshall
    18 ditë më parë

    Rocket powered manatee

  43. spacecase7717
    18 ditë më parë

    How does someone go about getting the job of studying animal farts?

  44. Michelle Van Zant
    Michelle Van Zant
    18 ditë më parë

    Frsh frts

  45. themagicman 202
    themagicman 202
    18 ditë më parë

    this episode is a great example of why I love Hank so much. He's so energetic and clearly loves what he does

  46. Troy Clayton
    Troy Clayton
    18 ditë më parë

    Cool video, thanks. I'd have included bombardier beetles, because.

  47. Jiong Little藍小囧
    Jiong Little藍小囧
    18 ditë më parë

    today we learned a new word: anal popping! next time when someone ask u: did you just fart? u just say: no! it's anal popping. 🤣😂😂

  48. MrMegaPussyPlayer
    18 ditë më parë

    0:32 Fating is also a matter of life a death for me, too ... if I fart someone around me dies from the stench ...

  49. dxjxc91
    18 ditë më parë

    7:59 Prepare to be clipped.

  50. Jon Rau
    Jon Rau
    18 ditë më parë

    That was hilarious 🤣

  51. Bob Bobathan
    Bob Bobathan
    18 ditë më parë

    8:00 Game of thrones season 9 is wildin yo

  52. Jere Lull
    Jere Lull
    18 ditë më parë

    Hank, you're having too much fun! Remember, this is *WORK!*

  53. Bradley Carriger
    Bradley Carriger
    18 ditë më parë

    Beetle sharts confirmed

  54. John Streutker
    John Streutker
    19 ditë më parë

    I hate SciShow for all the best reasons. You know how sometimes you just want to watch an episode or two to wind down before going to bed... ShiShow is the Pringles of ALfirst. I've watched three so far and have eight tabs lined up from the right side of the screen. How likely am I to make it through those tabs without finding even more that I just have to open... Not very. Darn you SciShow, you're just too entertaining and informative for my own good. Keep it up.

  55. Satan Official
    Satan Official
    19 ditë më parë

    "Compensating the prefix distribution net with subspace audio chambers will lower the iconic field stress. And molecular resonators detected in the carbon polarity conduit will behave motioning again." ---Albert Einstein

  56. Anonymous Pi
    Anonymous Pi
    19 ditë më parë

    /hums some Tom Lehrer [The sun's shining bright Everything seems all right When we're poisoning pigeons in the park]

  57. Sharof S.
    Sharof S.
    19 ditë më parë

    im having digestive problems and all of a sudden scishow makes a video about it I blame google

  58. Amit das
    Amit das
    19 ditë më parë


  59. SilverWlf
    19 ditë më parë

    Forget 4th grade word problems, that was a keen spot for a tom lehrer reference....... poisoning the piegons in the park, la la la........

  60. Nathaniel Hellerstein
    Nathaniel Hellerstein
    19 ditë më parë

    Here's a science question for you: why are farts funny? What's the selective advantage conferred by laughing at passed gas?

  61. Amanda Santiago
    Amanda Santiago
    19 ditë më parë

    Just when you said anal popping, I farted at the same time. It made me giggle.

  62. Lyndsay Brown
    Lyndsay Brown
    19 ditë më parë

    Hank has reached peak dad

  63. Renaissance Man
    Renaissance Man
    19 ditë më parë

    Left out the most interesting farting bug ever... the bombardier beetle. Literally explosive farts

  64. Karen Hackney
    Karen Hackney
    19 ditë më parë

    Go manatees!

  65. Art with Lavi
    Art with Lavi
    19 ditë më parë

    I wish it was 5 minutes ago when I didn't hear the phrase 'anal popping'. Now this phrase lives in my subconscious and will surely arise in my nightmares. That being said... oh man, nature is freaking wild.

  66. Deborah Duthie
    Deborah Duthie
    19 ditë më parë

    It might be like, when a cow doesn’t bond with the calf. To get them together, men’s Aftershave fragrance, is applied to the cows nose and the calf’ in general. The bond it created. Maybe the Queen Wasp releases her fragrance in the hive to be enslaved, They will then follow the Pretender anywhere.

  67. Dan Simms
    Dan Simms
    19 ditë më parë

    The amount of quotes and sound clips that could be made from this episode are great.

  68. mohamed mahadi
    mohamed mahadi
    19 ditë më parë

    Animals fart people fart do alien's fart maybe

  69. Deon Denis
    Deon Denis
    19 ditë më parë

    I would also let a farting person go about their day, wouldn't you? After all certain farts can clear the room and/or subdue others depending on many factors.

  70. 3ron
    19 ditë më parë

    If the scientist was really smart he would have called it Fast Air Repetitive Ticks

  71. Rhonda Wentzell
    Rhonda Wentzell
    19 ditë më parë


  72. Ginny Jolly
    Ginny Jolly
    19 ditë më parë

    So FRT's are rapid - fire? A friend's of mine calls the human equivalents "Harley farts" after Harley - Davidson, whose motorcycles produce a low - pitched idle sound.

  73. schrauberathart
    19 ditë më parë

    What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a Fart Scientist 😄🤣😂

  74. Just Some Guy With No Mustache
    Just Some Guy With No Mustache
    19 ditë më parë

    1:57 they could have made it “Fast AND Repetitive Ticks” and make it actually FART instead of FRT...whoever named that had ONE job...oh wait maybe not

  75. Kim Bratton
    Kim Bratton
    19 ditë më parë

    This was really neat and Hank is one of the best hosts!!

  76. Fedorai Zomakaja
    Fedorai Zomakaja
    19 ditë më parë

    He forgot about flying squid

  77. CD S
    CD S
    19 ditë më parë

    Thanks to Burt Gummer the ass blaster threat has been contained

  78. Xavier Wilson
    Xavier Wilson
    19 ditë më parë

    Funniest episode yet!!

  79. Nicolai Veliki
    Nicolai Veliki
    19 ditë më parë

    I am prohibited from farting in closed rooms or densely populated areas by the geneva convention against biological and chemical weapons

  80. kokroucz
    19 ditë më parë

    About FRTs there is a thing called 4 Fs of surviving. Fighting Fleeing Feeding and ... mating

  81. Kimberly Wills-Starin
    Kimberly Wills-Starin
    20 ditë më parë

    TikTok Hank is seeping over XD

  82. Roonasaur
    20 ditë më parë

    8:04 "History has recorded very few instances of directly lethal human farts . . ." Hold up man. You said something rather quickly just there that I would like some clarification on, lol

  83. Karis Majik
    Karis Majik
    20 ditë më parë

    A former roommate's cat walked up to me while I was squatting to clean out the fridge, went between my legs, walked a few feet away, and then I smelled it as he was looking back at me. He let it go right under my nose! He was also fascinated by flushing toilets and poked my bum with one singular claw because it was blocking his view into the toilet

  84. Julian Iversen
    Julian Iversen
    20 ditë më parë

    No. 3 Got me thinking of this

  85. Scott Collins
    Scott Collins
    20 ditë më parë

    A N A L P O P P I N G

  86. aaryan joshy
    aaryan joshy
    20 ditë më parë

    beautiful farts!

  87. Ronald Jack Mc.G
    Ronald Jack Mc.G
    20 ditë më parë

    Next time im swimming, gonna fart my way around the pool.

  88. Matthew Quinnell
    Matthew Quinnell
    20 ditë më parë

    This was hilarious...and educational...PURE GENIUS!

  89. ChillsAhoy
    20 ditë më parë

    It's an episode about farts. OF COURSE Hank would be hosting it.

  90. dafttool
    20 ditë më parë

    *Trump* speaks out of both sides of his ass, A vile wind that makes one aghast. The obnoxious ones are loud & abrasive; The silent ones treacherously pervasive. He clouds the air with nasty evictions, Overwhelming deeply held convictions. Banish the foul creature while time yet remains, Before en masse insanity reigns.

  91. dafttool
    20 ditë më parë

    My late father used to move around by farts, going from room to room.

  92. Last Note Committee
    Last Note Committee
    20 ditë më parë

    Wouldn’t that first one be a queef

  93. Jean-Philipe Bouvier
    Jean-Philipe Bouvier
    20 ditë më parë


  94. Collectibles For You
    Collectibles For You
    20 ditë më parë


  95. Micah Todd
    Micah Todd
    20 ditë më parë

    Silly mood today huh?

  96. seattlegrrlie
    20 ditë më parë

    Manatees are so very cool Farting their way around the ocean

  97. boatrat74
    20 ditë më parë

    "Broccoli Slaw" Wait... WUT Oh no.

  98. Ubersnuber
    20 ditë më parë

    I enjoy my own farts.

  99. Den Of Wolves
    Den Of Wolves
    20 ditë më parë

    Also why didn't you play any audio clips of animal farts??

  100. Den Of Wolves
    Den Of Wolves
    20 ditë më parë

    If you give birds the right gut flora will they fart? 🤔