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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Śupęr Døg Broš
Śupęr Døg Broš Пре 4 дана
I learned more from this one video than my school can in 2 years
JT Schley
JT Schley Пре 17 дана
Wouldn't player two technically be player the?
Sinéad O'Connell Hunt
Sinéad O'Connell Hunt Пре 17 дана
Can cancer get cancer
Jessica Tady
Jessica Tady Пре 21 дан
I like kurzgesagt in a nutshell
GTNZ Пре 24 дана
Were we designed? Because its as if we are made of miniture factories
Evan Пре 12 сати
I figured it out: they have too much coolness for cancer to take root.
The Normal Twerker
The Normal Twerker Пре 18 сати
I am just a copy of a copy of a copy......
Grace Zhang
Grace Zhang Пре 19 сати
maxa Bradley
maxa Bradley Пре дан
This got me thinking can we give some hyper tumors to some that has cancer and would it nullify the original cancer and temporarily cure the cancer patient?
Donna Barr
Donna Barr Пре дан
Looks like Jim Woodring’s art.
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jedaiah bates Пре дан
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Johnny Acevedo Soto Пре дан
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IamMe WhoYoube
IamMe WhoYoube Пре дан
it makes perfect sense why they don't get cancer, they (for the overwhelming percentage of large animals- and not in captivity) do not consume anything other than organic materials- there's no gmos or any synthesized ingredients which can't be broken down and digested naturally to create free radical cells
Masroor Faiz Azad
Masroor Faiz Azad Пре дан
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Masroor Faiz Azad
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Zackary Elmi
Zackary Elmi Пре 2 дана
best part outro
Brenda Dean
Brenda Dean Пре 2 дана
The zippy mouse definitely slow because can critically taste pro a substantial carbon. eminent, heady air
rogueknight245 Пре 2 дана
Imagine being so cancerous that you give yourself cancer
NightwishTarja Пре 2 дана
in dota and league of legends, cancer is the 99% of participants, sad but true
Ethan F.
Ethan F. Пре 2 дана
Its the paradox of Smith in Matrix.
Samuel SunnyD
Samuel SunnyD Пре 2 дана
Wow, I guess that explains why your mom doesn't have cancer, despite her gluttonous diet and poor excersize habits, which are behaviors that are normally associated with a higher risk of the disease.
BakchormeeMan Пре 3 дана
It’s crazy how quickly this channel has grown..
Jorge Andres Buelvas Luna
Jorge Andres Buelvas Luna Пре 3 дана
7:02 that bird name is YOU!
Elisa Buijse
Elisa Buijse Пре 3 дана
omfg noob
Anu Ravi
Anu Ravi Пре 3 дана
So if i pretend that i am a whale, i will not get cancer. Cool!
Mogan Yee
Mogan Yee Пре 3 дана
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Ahmad Alkaabi
Ahmad Alkaabi Пре 3 дана
I love this guys voice
Ratius Rattius
Ratius Rattius Пре 4 дана
I like the way they gameify killer cancers with the graphics.....
Ritsu Пре 4 дана
hypertumors is a woke cell change my mind
Its_Zerox YT
Its_Zerox YT Пре 4 дана
Everyone gangster until Cancer kills Cancer
Andrew Comparison
Andrew Comparison Пре 4 дана
Too bad Cancer Pardox Structured nectworks functhon pardox time Of cells not paradox
James Huynh
James Huynh Пре 5 дана
Is complement system?
Mailing Account
Mailing Account Пре 5 дана
The cure: Wumbo
Si Peto
Si Peto Пре 5 дана
Eyyy that's mine
Jonah Пре 5 дана
xzibit: we heard you didn't like cancer
Nice man
Malaysian Man
Malaysian Man Пре 6 дана
I'm not a doctor, but i think there's another way to explain why, domesticated animals or whtever else animals tht live in close proximity of humans, interacting directly or indirectly with humans tends to develope cancers just like us. IT'S OUR FOOD, our food are all chock full of frickin chemicals....
Saiki Пре 6 дана
"You have 234 tumors in your body" Blue Whale:"Oh No" anyway
Real Blorp09
Real Blorp09 Пре 6 дана
Too see this you guys cutted the cancer .....UHG
GORO F.B.I de Пре 6 дана
El título me apareció en español y resulta que el video esta en inglés ._.xd
Mczman123 Пре 6 дана
I thought the monkey in the intro is supposed to hold a phone, not a yellow mouse
Mczman123 Пре 6 дана
I didn’t realise that until now
Luniz Is Glacey
Luniz Is Glacey Пре 6 дана
It's different every video.
David Himmelsbach
David Himmelsbach Пре 7 дана
They die YOUNG.
Blue Berry A.U.G.
Blue Berry A.U.G. Пре 7 дана
2:34 "Congratulations! your Nidoran has evolved into *W H A L E*
Joonbee Пре 8 дана
that “lose the ability to kill itself” bit sounds torturous, like imagine being a zombified version of yourself in constant, unimaginable pain and unable to end your suffering by any means. (I know that this probably does actually happen) and I’m aware that individual cells probably don’t feel pain but still :(
John McBungus
John McBungus Пре 8 дана
Warren Villanueva
Warren Villanueva Пре 8 дана
and remove the nutshell
Warren Villanueva
Warren Villanueva Пре 8 дана
can u name your channel kurzgesagt pls
ChungWei Wang
ChungWei Wang Пре 9 дана
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Simran Bedi
Simran Bedi Пре 9 дана
There could be a cure to cancer on RStoolss, but it won't be recommended until 2035
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Ko Cko Пре 9 дана
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Regem Play
Regem Play Пре 9 дана
Speak Spanish :'(😟
Regem Play
Regem Play Пре 7 дана
@ACTIBOOM Me refería a que me encantaría ver este vídeo doblado al Español :))
ACTIBOOM Пре 7 дана
yo hablo español :v
INF Пре 9 дана
I use the Cancer to kill the Cancer
DBZyt Пре 10 дана
This is more of telling us what cancer is other than why whales tdont get cancer :/
Philip Benhard B. Velasco
Philip Benhard B. Velasco Пре 10 дана
Luster 4479
Luster 4479 Пре 10 дана
I may be a smooth brain with a dumb idea for the paradox, but maybe the cells of larger animals just live shorter life spans compared to other creatures such as humans or mice, it would require more energy to create more cells to replace the faster dying ones, but that may also be another reason for being larger, to take in more food, this may contradict the idea of large creatures having lower temperatures in their body, I am just thinking and please correct me, I am curious of why this hypothesis may not be correct, and yes you can call me a smooth brain for this being a dumb idea
Nice Flowey
Nice Flowey Пре 10 дана
Tbh i'd like to play a game where you play as cancer and fight off hypertumors
War Crimes
War Crimes Пре 10 дана
Big animals get less cancer... that is why Americans eat so much and so big
F InTheChat
F InTheChat Пре 10 дана
our cells have a kill switch which lets it commit suicide. Thats brutal man
Takoma der Zerstörer
Takoma der Zerstörer Пре 11 дана
1:50 eine Maus hat keine kleinere Zellen aber die sind kleiner🤷🏼‍♂️ etwas semantisch verwirrend Paradox.
ch Пре 11 дана
im a soc person but i really like bio😔
es7nb Пре 11 дана
It’s amazing how ironic this life is
SURENESS YT Пре 11 дана
How to pronounce the name of your channel??
Shevonne Poyer
Shevonne Poyer Пре 7 дана
Kurtz ge zart
Sam Hibshman
Sam Hibshman Пре 11 дана
assuming that a cell's last mutation doesn't affect it's chance of becoming a cancer cell in the next mutation, shouldn't each animal have roughly the same chance of getting cancer, no matter their size/ amount of cells?
Laura O
Laura O Пре 12 дана
poop i hate it worst i hate your chanell
malchom nichols
malchom nichols Пре 12 дана
Dinosaur dead from cancer
Hüseyin Tunçkol
Hüseyin Tunçkol Пре 12 дана
I ve never been a sponsor 🤩
Mahi Gupta
Mahi Gupta Пре 12 дана
Nice Video
Max Belcher
Max Belcher Пре 12 дана
Humans may of may not rip the fabric of reality by trying to cure cancer, curing stupidity, and an even easier ending to think of about time travel!
Eden Alexandria B
Eden Alexandria B Пре 12 дана
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Павел Пре 12 дана
Потому что глисты их защищают.
Willtabix Пре 12 дана
I've learnt more from Kurzgesagt than I have from school
roblox Chester playzYT
roblox Chester playzYT Пре 13 дана
How many persons are they're
Marie Augustie Balo
Marie Augustie Balo Пре 13 дана
Those trash talkers, have the most cancer XD
Strange Person
Strange Person Пре 13 дана
Yay kill cancer!
Mike_naugz88 Пре 13 дана
Because they don't eat microwave or processed food...
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Mr DarkRed StickNode Animations Пре 13 дана
This guy should make a game
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Cournal TheFix Пре 13 дана
That is the highest quality content I’ve ever seen
Grand Duke Gaming
Grand Duke Gaming Пре 13 дана
"Kill cancer with cancer" *ERROR! Cancer:Killing:Cancer is not a valid command*
SkyleedMakesStuff Пре 13 дана
“Cancer is killing cancer” Yes, the floor is made out of floor
Άγγελος Μορίκης
Άγγελος Μορίκης Пре 13 дана
ItsDopamine05 • 492 years ago
ItsDopamine05 • 492 years ago Пре 13 дана
Do you think it could be that the animals are so large the cancer can’t spread fast enough and they die of natural causes before it can take over the animal?
ItsDopamine05 • 492 years ago
ItsDopamine05 • 492 years ago Пре 13 дана
“Evolve or become a blob of cancer” Doctor: “I’m sorry sir you have cancer” Me: “hold up lemme just evolve real quick”
Magdline Rangkang
Magdline Rangkang Пре 13 дана
Kurzgesagt:002 Me:02
Hay Pro
Hay Pro Пре 13 дана
7:07 :hnrbva4frgdnwyefbgncyeyhdcyevrghnu
Hay Pro
Hay Pro Пре 13 дана
7:53 : asncbfg
MarryJanesBud Пре 14 дана
Yea... I can see what scientists mean when they say: “we don’t fully understand cancer”
Andrew Godly
Andrew Godly Пре 14 дана
So cancer is like having a rich guy in your body? Works only for himself and just takes from everyone else
Mr. Cow
Mr. Cow Пре 14 дана
Why would you dislike this video
The real deal
The real deal Пре 14 дана
Thank you for making these educational videos for kids to watch
Jimiel Bolasa
Jimiel Bolasa Пре 14 дана
If the nuclei is the brain of a cell, that means cancer is a new creature
InfoBlues Пре 14 дана
Hey there I made a follow up video to this video on my channel! Please watch it as it discusses a new research on this topic
Paszteśnik Пре 14 дана
TimelessSights Пре 14 дана
**we don't care lol** hypertumor: **what did you just say**
Spudnik's Dog
Spudnik's Dog Пре 14 дана
"Evolve or become a blob of cancer." Feeling personally attacked right now.
Ryan Kim
Ryan Kim Пре 15 дана
Fight fire with fire
Jaime Пре 15 дана
Wait, so we can cure cancer by ENLARGING humans?
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thepizzacar pizza Пре 15 дана
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Pratyush Kishore
Pratyush Kishore Пре 15 дана
Would we fellow humans become cancer for our own species , if we somehow (gene editing and various stuff) became immortal and refused to die and kept on multiplying ?
Vugen18 Пре 15 дана
guided only by chemical reactions? maybe the answer is there, since we still basically only uses our 5 senses to understand the world we must acknowledge that in the same way a blind person cant see the world what are we blind to ?
Ben Stevinson
Ben Stevinson Пре 15 дана
The Cancer 🦀 Tumor in this Animation Looks like an Alien 👾 Monster!
Alvin Zander
Alvin Zander Пре 15 дана
Did anybody know "kurzgesagt" means "in short"
carlos fernando castro fonseca
carlos fernando castro fonseca Пре 15 дана
La razón es que la OMS ORGANIZACIÓN DE MENTIRAS SUCESIVAS no existe para los animales por ahora. Están fuera de su alcance.
Jun Пре 15 дана
The exact example of negative times negative equals positive :V
Mark Branson
Mark Branson Пре 15 дана
I will literally pay you five grand to say "we must understand the nature of cancer, so today we are exploring a fortnight server
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