Why Blue Whales Don't Get Cancer - Peto's Paradox

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Cancer is a creepy and mysterious thing. While we tried to understand it, to get better at killing it, we discovered a biological paradox that remains unsolved to this day: large animals seem to be immune to cancer. Which doesn’t make any sense - the bigger a being, the more cancer it should have. To understand why, we first need to take a look at the nature of cancer itself.
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    9 maanden geleden

    Biology is just the best topic. Check out the sources of the video here: sites.google.com/view/sourcespetosparadox/ And if you want to support us making videos like this one, you can check out our shop kgs.link/shop or Patreon kgs.link/patreon

    • leonidas maravelis

      leonidas maravelis

      18 dagen geleden

      Of course and it is the way you explain it. You don’t explain it like schools

    • Vikki Summers

      Vikki Summers

      21 dag geleden

      πŸ’€

    • Jay Jay

      Jay Jay

      2 maanden geleden

      Surely with the money you make in ad revenue you don't need a patreon?

    • Chay Sin Yoon

      Chay Sin Yoon

      3 maanden geleden

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      Chay Sin Yoon

      3 maanden geleden

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  2. John G

    John G

    5 uur geleden

    Cancer: maybe I don’t want to be the bad guy anymore

  3. cocobunni

    cocobunni

    7 uur geleden

    cancer: kills cancer we used to be bad, but now we're good

  4. dino nuggies guy

    dino nuggies guy

    10 uur geleden

    Cells: **is broken** Also cells: *suicide is badass!*

  5. Raw Master

    Raw Master

    11 uur geleden

    sad we'll never see a cure, since it's too profitable to sap away people's life savings with chemo. sadly billion dollar oligopolies don't like to just disappear

  6. yichen qiao

    yichen qiao

    11 uur geleden

    Cancer:I can kill large Animals , in many-years Hunter:with no wildlife protection organization, one shell instantly is capable。 Nature:i can do it with disaster, instantly

  7. Hiten Sharma

    Hiten Sharma

    12 uur geleden

    Your momma so fat She cant even get cancer

  8. Kali-Promotion 1 Indie and non-commercial music

    Kali-Promotion 1 Indie and non-commercial music

    15 uur geleden

    Pourquoi le titre est en Français alors que le contenu est en anglais ?????

  9. V I N A S H K A R Y

    V I N A S H K A R Y

    16 uur geleden

    Awesome

  10. Jed

    Jed

    19 uur geleden

    3:00 furby is kil

  11. Tru Bac

    Tru Bac

    20 uur geleden

    A la verga.

  12. Dr J’s Slime Shop

    Dr J’s Slime Shop

    Dag geleden

    So if humans were massive creatures we wouldn’t be affected by cancer

  13. Wasif Amir

    Wasif Amir

    Dag geleden

    Large Animals: I used the cancer to destroy the cancer

  14. Vo Tuan Tu

    Vo Tuan Tu

    Dag geleden

    "You have 147 tumours all over your body." Blue Whale: Lmao ok.

  15. Ana Cikic

    Ana Cikic

    2 dagen geleden

    why don't blue whales get a cancer? cause they're vegetarians.

  16. Darth Nox

    Darth Nox

    2 dagen geleden

    So to become immune to cancer, we must become blue whales!

  17. NUN KY

    NUN KY

    2 dagen geleden

    mine got cancer

  18. Demetria Rose Yurong

    Demetria Rose Yurong

    2 dagen geleden

    Maybe we just have to be bigger than those animals so we can live long

  19. ale mutasa

    ale mutasa

    2 dagen geleden

    Can we all appreciate how fucking COOL the video is? That's remarkable

  20. Darcy Lobbly

    Darcy Lobbly

    2 dagen geleden

    β€œLarge animals seem to be immune to cancer” Americans: now this looks like a job for me

  21. Mabuhay Pilipinas

    Mabuhay Pilipinas

    2 dagen geleden

    I wanna buy the entire merch

  22. AndrΓ© Luiz

    AndrΓ© Luiz

    2 dagen geleden

    Quem mais tΓ‘ aqui sΓ³ por causa das aulas online ? Kkk

  23. Daviid Black

    Daviid Black

    2 dagen geleden

    Bigger animals usually eat veggies only. That is probably why

  24. The Game Challenger

    The Game Challenger

    2 dagen geleden

    Cancer ╾━╀デ╦︻ Cancer

  25. TyzMac

    TyzMac

    2 dagen geleden

    I like how the monkey in the intro is always holding something else

  26. Alien1375

    Alien1375

    3 dagen geleden

    Doctor: I have good news and bad news... The bad news: you got a tumor. The good news: your tumor has cancer.

  27. Corny God

    Corny God

    3 dagen geleden

    Nobody: The dryad: *Your body is 3% corrupt, you are to close*

  28. spooT

    spooT

    3 dagen geleden

    Original cancer: Join meh! Dew it! Hypertumor: *NEVER* Original Cancer: It's treason then

  29. Try Lap

    Try Lap

    3 dagen geleden

    0:22 my love video :X.

  30. KingVax06

    KingVax06

    3 dagen geleden

    3:18 Now I understand Purple IS the color of corruption

  31. Joe Montana

    Joe Montana

    4 dagen geleden

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  32. Joe Montana

    Joe Montana

    4 dagen geleden

    I had prostate cancer couple of years ago. Though my local doctor in Delaware thought I should have surgery, but I wanted to research other options first. I learned about the effectiveness of herbs using natural roots and herbs to cure cancer, which was available at Dr Ayes natural herbs and roots world,a place of Cancer Center. There, I underwent seven weeks of daily natural therapy by administering the herbal remedy and met other men who were going through the same treatment. It’s incredible the way we were able to bond over our illnesses; we still keep in touch, check in on each other, compare notes, and get updates,but at the end of it all we were cured and healed permanently by Dr Ayes, After conducting series of test So I said. Dr Ayes herbal world was the best choice for me. My local hospital does not offer the type of treatment that I received, making me even more certain that I did the right thing by contacting Dr Ayes, So most times is better we forget about chemo or radiation therapy and going natural with herbal medicine.with that we get free from cancer forever.All thanks to Him. Urge every cancer patient to contact Dr, Ayes natural herbs and roots world. Whats App: +2349028032485, Email:(drayesherbalmedicine@gmail.com)...

  33. Joe Montana

    Joe Montana

    4 dagen geleden

    I had prostate cancer couple of years ago. Though my local doctor in Delaware thought I should have surgery, but I wanted to research other options first. I learned about the effectiveness of herbs using natural roots and herbs to cure cancer, which was available at Dr Ayes natural herbs and roots world,a place of Cancer Center. There, I underwent seven weeks of daily natural therapy by administering the herbal remedy and met other men who were going through the same treatment. It’s incredible the way we were able to bond over our illnesses; we still keep in touch, check in on each other, compare notes, and get updates,but at the end of it all we were cured and healed permanently by Dr Ayes, After conducting series of test So I said. Dr Ayes herbal world was the best choice for me. My local hospital does not offer the type of treatment that I received, making me even more certain that I did the right thing by contacting Dr Ayes, So most times is better we forget about chemo or radiation therapy and going natural with herbal medicine.with that we get free from cancer forever.All thanks to Him. Urge every cancer patient to contact Dr, Ayes natural herbs and roots world. Whats App: +2349028032485, Email:(drayesherbalmedicine@gmail.com)..

  34. 6285_ι™³η΄ θ³’_Shakira

    6285_ι™³η΄ θ³’_Shakira

    4 dagen geleden

    when your cells r cuter than you..

  35. Swipey

    Swipey

    4 dagen geleden

    After watching this video the word cancer has lost all meaning

  36. Cryingcat Goesbark

    Cryingcat Goesbark

    4 dagen geleden

    30 years from now: β€œTimmy you have to go to school!, you just have some cancer!”

  37. Nico Detalo

    Nico Detalo

    4 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt's path to victory 1.Make cute animations so viewers stick for longer 2.Make highly memeable animations 3.Put actual good knowledge on the video 4.Stonks

  38. Polina Syzrankina

    Polina Syzrankina

    4 dagen geleden

    Cancer: You can't defeat me. Humans: I know, but he can. Cancer 2 has joined the counter terrorists

  39. Okan Ugurlu

    Okan Ugurlu

    4 dagen geleden

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  40. Xua Bua

    Xua Bua

    4 dagen geleden

    Superb.

  41. Lone Wolves

    Lone Wolves

    4 dagen geleden

    *cancer exist* Blue Whales: I used the cancer to kill the cancer

  42. Muro

    Muro

    4 dagen geleden

    I hope ur cancer gets cancer

  43. John Robertson

    John Robertson

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks to Dr James for curing my herpes, some month back i had herpes and was really worried that i will never be cured ,because i tried so many medicine to cure my herpes but they did not cure me, so i went doing research online on how i can get solution to my sickness,and that when i came across testimonies about this powerful doctor on how he has help them, so i contacted him and he gave me words of encouragement and he send me his herbal medicine which i use that cured my herpes, now am living a healthy life, you can reach him on his email on drjamesherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsapp on +2348106467120

  44. Conto

    Conto

    5 dagen geleden

    02:28 "The baffling realization that large animals have much much less cancer than they should. " Blue whales: "well f**k you too!"

  45. K C

    K C

    5 dagen geleden

    Human(we are) is cancer of the Earth.....

  46. Şihan İlhan

    Şihan İlhan

    5 dagen geleden

    Cool

  47. Thu Hong

    Thu Hong

    5 dagen geleden

    Fantastic.

  48. Zoe Targon

    Zoe Targon

    5 dagen geleden

    Việt sub hay

  49. λ‚΄μΌμ€μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆν•΄μ•Όμ§€

    λ‚΄μΌμ€μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆν•΄μ•Όμ§€

    5 dagen geleden

    암이 암에걸렀 λ‚˜μ„ 수 μžˆλ‹€λŠ”κ²Œ μ‚¬μ‹€μ΄μ—ˆλ‹€

  50. Adhiyan Bharathiraja

    Adhiyan Bharathiraja

    5 dagen geleden

    Also, have birds taken over in the future...0:30? And if I was that guy I would be worried that I created a big black hole

  51. Adhiyan Bharathiraja

    Adhiyan Bharathiraja

    5 dagen geleden

    0:28 pause and look closely at the monkey. Is that ape a rodent whisperer???

  52. Cao Va

    Cao Va

    5 dagen geleden

    Ingat.... Ada allah....

  53. Samet Işıkpınar

    Samet Işıkpınar

    5 dagen geleden

    Holy Shit the music the animations this is perfect to teach gen z. Thanks i found it really intresting

  54. the cool congle

    the cool congle

    5 dagen geleden

    I used the cancer to kill the cancer

  55. Lo Soi

    Lo Soi

    6 dagen geleden

    Superb.

  56. Sam Castle

    Sam Castle

    6 dagen geleden

    I’m the bird when it said that I sponsored the video

  57. Priyanjith Alokabandara

    Priyanjith Alokabandara

    6 dagen geleden

    i like kurzgesagt vedeos

  58. Gian Amir Calibuso

    Gian Amir Calibuso

    6 dagen geleden

    Gaunter: wenk

  59. PhOeNiX FRee

    PhOeNiX FRee

    6 dagen geleden

    Why? Becuz he doesn't play tiktok

  60. Emanuel Tapia

    Emanuel Tapia

    6 dagen geleden

    Hence we became giants. Fee-fi-fo-fum.

  61. Isabella L’Ouverture

    Isabella L’Ouverture

    6 dagen geleden

    by an oncologist - the explanation about cancer was really really good

  62. JosΓ© Emilio Rangel Trejo

    JosΓ© Emilio Rangel Trejo

    6 dagen geleden

    My conclussion is that cancer kills cancer

  63. Pastor Justin

    Pastor Justin

    6 dagen geleden

    Great video! Here's a comment in praise of the great and powerful algorithm

  64. K P

    K P

    7 dagen geleden

    Elephant with cancer: "Call an ambulance!" Grows hypertumor "..But not for me!"

  65. Priyatham Manohar Koka

    Priyatham Manohar Koka

    7 dagen geleden

    Which animal takes tobacco and alcohol in large scales? That will surely have higher chances of getting cancer

  66. Ahmed Shaheen

    Ahmed Shaheen

    7 dagen geleden

    simply, these animals dont eat what we do, all are nature..

  67. Nocturnal Joe

    Nocturnal Joe

    7 dagen geleden

    Cells, within cells, within cells - interlinked.

  68. fendi salleh

    fendi salleh

    7 dagen geleden

    wait professor! theres ANOTHER DISEASE

  69. Jaden

    Jaden

    7 dagen geleden

    Blue whales are also really smart

  70. Damned

    Damned

    7 dagen geleden

    gg work work work

  71. Kermit the Vodka Frog

    Kermit the Vodka Frog

    7 dagen geleden

    2:32 lets be honest guys THAT GIRAFFE THICC BOI

  72. Jorge Alejandro

    Jorge Alejandro

    7 dagen geleden

    Your videos are beautiful. Thanks for exist. I love your channel

  73. Camille Remiano

    Camille Remiano

    7 dagen geleden

    Whales got a lobster instead of cancer.

  74. GIMO tube

    GIMO tube

    8 dagen geleden

    zero point zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero . . .

  75. Faziarry

    Faziarry

    8 dagen geleden

    Hyper tumor be like : i use the cancer to destroy the cancer

  76. peto dave

    peto dave

    8 dagen geleden

    This means i cant have cancer? (Lookatmyname)

  77. Leo Jojo

    Leo Jojo

    8 dagen geleden

    One question : Who's Peto?

  78. xendurr

    xendurr

    8 dagen geleden

    *Cancer has joined the chat.* *Cancer has left the chat.*

  79. Kylie Withers

    Kylie Withers

    8 dagen geleden

    I want to be an Apache helicopter

  80. HinataBear

    HinataBear

    8 dagen geleden

    WAIT "large animals seem to be immune" SO IF IM FAT and HUMANS ARE ANIMALS OR IF IM TALL IM A LARGE ANIMAL!

  81. Hana Song

    Hana Song

    8 dagen geleden

    *pats yasuo* "I think i've finally found a solution for your problem"

  82. Bimbo Faggins

    Bimbo Faggins

    8 dagen geleden

    Cancerception

  83. Sneez B

    Sneez B

    8 dagen geleden

    Me, with my zodiac cancer: wh-what?

    • Sneez B

      Sneez B

      8 dagen geleden

      @Rutvin and whys that? Also, hehe cancerous, just like my zodiac

    • Rutvin

      Rutvin

      8 dagen geleden

      @Sneez B things like zodiac are cancerous

    • Sneez B

      Sneez B

      8 dagen geleden

      @Rutvin jeez, i dont believe my zodiac, all i know about it is what it is. I just thought it was a funny comment to make and might make a few people laugh Why u going out and attacking someone who mentioned their zodiac anyway?

    • Rutvin

      Rutvin

      8 dagen geleden

      You'd have to be incredibly dumb to think zodiac signs mean ANYTHING at all.

  84. Hannes 1

    Hannes 1

    9 dagen geleden

    Because cancer are living on the bottom of the ocean, duh!

  85. MegaGangsta4life

    MegaGangsta4life

    9 dagen geleden

    99 TUMORS, 0 PROBLEMS πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

  86. Mohammed Asharabi

    Mohammed Asharabi

    9 dagen geleden

    I can never think about cancer cells the same again after this

  87. Fif0l

    Fif0l

    9 dagen geleden

    Hypertumor doesn't make sense. Cancer is cancer, it will starve the organism all the same.

  88. kijkdit

    kijkdit

    9 dagen geleden

    2:57 when the furby died left bottom corner :c

  89. Nillydeec

    Nillydeec

    9 dagen geleden

    The narrator sounds like young Gordon Ramsey.

  90. Rodrigues Icaro

    Rodrigues Icaro

    9 dagen geleden

    because when they try to smoke a pack of marlboros it gets all wet, since they are underwater.

  91. Darshan V

    Darshan V

    10 dagen geleden

    and the cancer cell is the impostor VICTORY TEAM MATES !!!

  92. Đức Nghĩa

    Đức Nghĩa

    10 dagen geleden

    So if a Tiktoker had cancer It is a hypertumor

  93. X Ninja

    X Ninja

    10 dagen geleden

    10 years time: Blue whale: gets hyperhypertumor Blue whale: lmao nice try

  94. Em Beboso

    Em Beboso

    10 dagen geleden

    so basically be a whale ok I'm just gonna be a whale see you guys later

  95. basic freakywise

    basic freakywise

    10 dagen geleden

    Cancer :- I'm inevitable Cancer 2:- and I am iron man.... πŸŽ‡

  96. Mardhi Bond

    Mardhi Bond

    10 dagen geleden

    Cancer in real life: killing the body Cancer in anime: i just want to live *with sad noice

  97. westfield90

    westfield90

    11 dagen geleden

    Could it be that animals do not eat processed hamburgers and milk shakes?

  98. A Buser

    A Buser

    11 dagen geleden

    whales can't get lung cancer? Obvious isn't it? whales can't smoke

  99. Gyber Perez

    Gyber Perez

    11 dagen geleden

    I often forget how amazing our body is. We literally are mini-universes working in perfect sync and harmony

    • John G

      John G

      5 uur geleden

      @Sonam Damo even the things that don’t work follow all the same principles, it’s part of the beauty of it all

    • Sonam Damo

      Sonam Damo

      10 dagen geleden

      "yeah we work perfectly, until we dont "

  100. Saa Hill

    Saa Hill

    12 dagen geleden

    Subscribe me πŸ˜…

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