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

1 mar 2020
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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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      TheAnimationNationTheAnimationNation15 dni temu
    • 4th lol

      Jared SanchezJared Sanchez15 dni temu
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      TheAnimationNationTheAnimationNationMiesiąc temu
    • Why does it has 9 likes and no replies

      Al Husna77 HusnaAl Husna77 HusnaMiesiąc temu
  • Æ

    Wiliam mWiliam m5 godzin temu
  • We get cancer because of the GMOs we consume, they won't tell us this

    conrad mbuguaconrad mbugua8 godzin temu
  • I said to my dad that if blue whales can’t get cancer why don’t we just inject a strand of cells into us and taadaa no cancer and he just looked at me like i was such a disappointment...

    RascalixRascalix10 godzin temu
  • Cancer kills people but the cancer is cancer kills everything that live

    Adem ParlakAdem Parlak15 godzin temu
  • Wasnt there a guy who found the cure to cancer and hiv but died?

    tyuutyuu17 godzin temu
  • We need to become giants.

    Varg HjornVarg Hjorn17 godzin temu
  • One thing we can do as an invidual. Is to stop buying processed food, dairy and meat. They are filled with bad stuff, and its bad karma in the end. Buy natural sources and your cells Will be more stable.

    Jonas LJonas L19 godzin temu
  • 3:00 oh so that's how the furbies died out

    \_\_20 godzin temu
  • THE ANIMATION So GOOD

    PattycPattyc23 godzin temu
  • I am on 3:27

    christopher wrigleychristopher wrigleyDzień temu
  • Cancer is soooo scary ._.

    QoominQoominDzień temu
  • Replace "cancer" with "humans" and "organism" with "planet" and everything stays right, amazing !

    MK73DSMK73DSDzień temu
  • Who's unliking the video and why?!?!? 😅

    Red_ RavenRed_ RavenDzień temu
  • Those animals dont eat junkfood.

    Rawand ChaabiRawand ChaabiDzień temu
  • Is cancer a disease?

    dumnordumnorDzień temu
  • "Cancer kills cancer" *You are bad guy but this does not mean that you are bad guy*

    Sweet ToothSweet ToothDzień temu
  • The CIA has been doing this for decades

    Michael BradfordMichael BradfordDzień temu
  • Someone: *makes fun of my height* me: 0:17

    JanuaryJanuaryDzień temu
  • Player 2 has joined the game

    Michael LordeMichael LordeDzień temu
  • Cancer: You're weak. Cancer: I'm you.

    SplendidBluSplendidBluDzień temu
  • I was watching this, then got an ad about VITAMIN b12 and cancer..help

    gen_zeegen_zeeDzień temu
  • This comments section is cancer.

    EmpiricalPragmatistEmpiricalPragmatistDzień temu
  • 99 tumours. 0 problems. Got me

    Tom MTom MDzień temu
  • Thank you🙏

    TheSilverWolf FrTheSilverWolf FrDzień temu
  • I used the cancer to destroy the cancer

    the flopthe flopDzień temu
  • What if cancer finds a cure to cancer before we do?

    Mathis HaglundMathis Haglund2 dni temu
  • "large animals are immune to cancer" Well if ur mum can start smoking again

    Griffin MorganGriffin Morgan2 dni temu
  • “ I use cancer to destroy the cancer”

    marco torressmarco torress2 dni temu
  • All my brain was thinking in the beginning of this video: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

    Priscila Natália Costa da SilveiraPriscila Natália Costa da Silveira2 dni temu
  • Thanks for the information.

    Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin2 dni temu
  • " We need to take a look inside the cancet cells " So, we're dissecting fortnite kids?

    Kokona HarukaKokona Haruka2 dni temu
  • 1:58 why does that say murine cells?

    sheldon fannsheldon fann2 dni temu
  • No im not fat! Im just evolving against cancer

    toxic deathtoxic death3 dni temu
  • Very interesting

    R RR R3 dni temu
  • cancer: now you have cancer Elephant: yes, but actually no

    anti flopanti flop3 dni temu
  • Cancer gets Cancer. Et tu, Brutus?

    JZJZ3 dni temu
  • Gg

    D JuniorD Junior3 dni temu
  • Large animals are immune to cancer because large animals are highly susceptible to cancer.

    Mazi ThoughtsMazi Thoughts3 dni temu
  • This channel is the best thing ever! "Player 2 joined" but player 2 is cancer's cancer lol

    SoulreaperSoulreaper3 dni temu
  • shortsaid - in a nutshell

    noob of doomnoob of doom3 dni temu
  • I was always under the impression that the rate of mitosis is simply slower in large animals, and that that was why they have such long lifespans. Slower cell replication means slower growth, but also a prolonged ability to produce telomerase and a lower cell mutation rate.

    Doug CampbellDoug Campbell3 dni temu
    • Ironically, blue whales are some of the fastest growing animals on earth in terms of sheer weight.

      Rex VermesRex Vermes5 godzin temu
  • Got it, be a whale.

    Josh AskewJosh Askew3 dni temu
  • "Cellular Architecture". A word I haven't heard since AP Bio.

    Jonny LawlessJonny Lawless3 dni temu
  • Or maybe the genetic theory is wrong?... Maybe?

    epickiller30epickiller303 dni temu
  • Sooooo.... Deadpool?

    It’s NaveIt’s Nave3 dni temu
  • So many, it goes to integer overflow

    ZenoDLCZenoDLC3 dni temu
  • Why do people shave their hair when they get cancer

    Dave BradaniniDave Bradanini3 dni temu
  • Why does it give the average mice lifespan, but then gives a wrong average human lifespan? We don’t live 100 years on average we live about 72.5 years or so on average?

    ScotchScotch3 dni temu
  • 5:55 when you are playing league and the olds op champions are getting destroyed by the new ones

    WatenWaten3 dni temu
  • Kurzzzz gert in a ballsack

    BlackoutBlackout3 dni temu
  • Next: Do cancer get cancer?

    LouisLouis3 dni temu
  • Nerf blue whales

    Semi ColinSemi Colin3 dni temu
  • It 10 pm on a school night

    Jett CaseJett Case3 dni temu
  • Your whole universe is to fuel my spaceship.

    Stephen BradyStephen Brady3 dni temu
  • Maybe the whale cares he just can’t afford treatment.

    Stephen BradyStephen Brady3 dni temu
  • Cuz they dont eat the shit we do, end of discussion.

    Dicken SidemeDicken Sideme4 dni temu
  • I solved it, blue whales don't have twitter!

    40 Watt40 Watt4 dni temu
  • Heh monke

    AdmainAdmain4 dni temu
  • The description of cancer is ironically antisemitic.

    some dudesome dude4 dni temu
  • Would a larger human be more resilient then a smaller human

    SHIA SURPRISESHIA SURPRISE4 dni temu
  • So, why don't we purposely induce hypertumors in diagnosed humans?

    weckarweckar4 dni temu
  • Perhaps it’s the less cells in a creature the more likely it is for one of those cells to be overworked and since there is less cells it takes less cancer cells to be bad

    Zesty OverlordZesty Overlord4 dni temu
  • So basically cancer coup on original cancer. It's like there is a really unstable government that can kill the earth if they grow large enough, but every time they make significant progress, a different group of cells stage a coup and start all over.

    Nines :3Nines :34 dni temu
  • They never get born between June 20 and July 20

    Denzel WilkschDenzel Wilksch4 dni temu
  • God exists and It’s Christian God ❤️

    ccpo lccpo l4 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR Do you have any proof for that?

      ccpo lccpo l4 dni temu
    • @ccpo l Because it is a lie

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR why nope?

      ccpo lccpo l4 dni temu
    • Nope

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • If only my favorite aunt was a Blue Whale....

    Raymund P JablaRaymund P Jabla4 dni temu
  • This video is sponsored by you. 👍😀

    xnown xincxnown xinc4 dni temu
  • Yea my dog just got cancer

    Matt LMatt L4 dni temu
  • To believe that all these complex and sophisticated living systems that perform many voluntary actions were here by accident from other other non living accidents which came from a chain of other random accidents... if you cant accept life is a design meaning created by a creator then get checked for dementia

    Trav JamesTrav James4 dni temu
    • The design theory is unproven, the evolution theory is proven.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • “Doctor I have cancer” “I have a solution, more cancer”

    SylveonGamer IIISylveonGamer III5 dni temu
  • Yeah its not deadly or anything....cancer is creepy and mysterious 😂

    furry bearfurry bear5 dni temu
  • Glad to know your mom will be ok

    BOD-ODY no surviorsBOD-ODY no surviors5 dni temu
  • So legitimately fighting fire with fire

    Sairaa AhmeddSairaa Ahmedd5 dni temu
  • "Even a slight breeze cou--" "Indestructible..."

    Value Brand MelkorValue Brand Melkor5 dni temu
  • Fuck cancer

    Ibranaldo 7Ibranaldo 75 dni temu
  • Yo momma so fat that she can't get cancer

    meme manmeme man5 dni temu
  • So how much weight should I gain?

    Harshit GargHarshit Garg5 dni temu
    • None. You don't get more body cells. You only get more fat in them.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • Yeah, i want to know why whales don't have cancer

    Raul GutembergRaul Gutemberg5 dni temu
  • So fat people have slightly lower chance of getting a cancer?

    Sexual ElectricitySexual Electricity5 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR i see thanks

      Sexual ElectricitySexual Electricity4 dni temu
    • @Sexual Electricity No, fat doesn't have cells, cells contain fat. Everyone has about the same amount of fat cells. Skinny People hardly have fat in them, fat people have a lot of fat in them

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR does fat not have cells? or are they just not important in regards to cancer

      Sexual ElectricitySexual Electricity4 dni temu
    • @Sexual Electricity Fat people don't have more cells, they have more fat in them. That is the difference.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR do big creatures just have a mechanism that fights of cancer more frequently or does them having more cells play a part, if having more cells plays a part than fat people have more cells. but then why do small creatures dont have that mechanism at least one or two of them, is it only exclusively evolved in big creatures. if so then fat people might in fact have more chance of getting cancer lol, opposite to what i said earlier

      Sexual ElectricitySexual Electricity5 dni temu
  • 5:55 "I used the Cancer to destroy the Cancer"

    HidingZebraTubeHidingZebraTube5 dni temu
  • what rhymes with bigger?

    It’s Max not maxIt’s Max not max5 dni temu
  • Sposered by me? Why im flattered ill buy merch

    wood. exewood. exe5 dni temu
  • 0:26 so heres the example TIKTOK

    wood. exewood. exe5 dni temu
  • Cancer is curable. Big pharma hides the cure because they'd lose too much money if ppl knew what the cure was. We must go back to the Adam & Eve times

    Rudy JeanRudy Jean6 dni temu
    • @Rudy Jean As expected. Liar.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR5 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR 🐑

      Rudy JeanRudy Jean5 dni temu
    • @Rudy Jean Which proves that you are a liar.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR5 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR Nope, all forms of cancer is curable. And it doesnt take a doc to do it

      Rudy JeanRudy Jean5 dni temu
    • There is no such thing as one cancer type. Some forms of cancer are curable, others aren't yet.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR5 dni temu
  • Fighting cancer with cancer.... I love it. But what about gene reversal with something like CRISPR?

    Birch K.Birch K.6 dni temu
  • It’s the sun screen

    Danny OceanDanny Ocean6 dni temu
  • Cancer is easily curable. Big pharma hides the cure because they would lose too much money. Chronic illnesses is what keeps big pharma running. Childhood cancers are caused by vaccines

    Rudy JeanRudy Jean6 dni temu
  • Test the Whales Saliva. From what Dr. Sensi right cancer is formed by discarded waste the body doesn't know what to do with. The storage area becomes rancid and turns cancerous. Considering they're diet and lifespan is very likely they've developed a use for the bacteria and waste they consume. They ocean been dirty fat longer than the food and water supply we consume.

    Derek RielDerek Riel6 dni temu
    • Dr Sensi is wrong. This video is right about how cancer develops.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • In a nutshell the war of cancer inside a body

    Moldy Pepper しんぞをささげよMoldy Pepper しんぞをささげよ6 dni temu
  • Not enough love being given to "I got 99 tumors but a cancer ain't one" lol

    Cursed LemonCursed Lemon6 dni temu
  • Cancer is a big lie.

    Ally WilkeAlly Wilke6 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR Lmao your curiosity holds no bound. Too bad, Im not going to tell you. Go back to your minecraft little boy

      Rudy JeanRudy Jean4 dni temu
    • @Rudy Jean And you made it up, which is why you pose it as a secret. It isn't real. There is no such thing as one cure for cancer.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
    • @Rinse-esniR Nope, youre just curious to know what it is

      Rudy JeanRudy Jean4 dni temu
    • @Rudy Jean If we all have it, then it isn't a big secret of the pharma industry. You are merely trolling.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
    • @Ally Wilke The cure is something we all already have. If big pharma lets the secret out, they'd lose too much money

      Rudy JeanRudy Jean5 dni temu
  • It depends on what mice you use, if your using mice that have been bred and selected by choice, these results can and will be skewed.

    dsd gdsdsd gds6 dni temu
    • But you agree that mice develop cancer.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • cancer kills cancer thanos:

    Un piccione amichevoleUn piccione amichevole6 dni temu
  • surely the reason rats and humans have a similar amount of cancer is because they both have similar diets?

    Adam CoxAdam Cox6 dni temu
    • They don't.

      Rinse-esniRRinse-esniR4 dni temu
  • the hyper tumor theory is true in electronics. a fried of mine had a few virtual machines rigged to download virus links and a few of them operated normally because there were so many trojans and viruses that just fought each other so it just stopped them from actually causing issues to the emulated pc's

    FreightTrain JohnsonFreightTrain Johnson6 dni temu
  • Why no one is talkimg about how cool the artwork is Like if we had this kinda videos for school it probably would be much more interesting and fun to watch

    Augur of DunlainAugur of Dunlain6 dni temu
    • Some teachers will actually give you cool vids to watch, some don't. Depends on the teacher. And, alot of times, the school controls what they can and can't show.

      lizardlizardDzień temu
    • Considering youre watching this outside of class, yes, yes it would. Anyways, the gov really gotta make em boring videos

      Thomas CoadyThomas Coady3 dni temu
    • Because it's been talked on many videos like since the very first video of the channel, look at the older video and scroll through the comment section. You're not the first person to do this you know

      M FarellM Farell4 dni temu
  • I wonder if you could induce a hyper tumor with gene therapy

    The Pipe piperThe Pipe piper6 dni temu
  • Why blue whales dont get cancer Comments section: *TRIES HARD TO WRITE ALL THE CRINGE MEMES THEY CAN THINK OF* Cancer: this is why we kill your kind...

    pika chupika chu6 dni temu
  • "Today we finally begin to understand it and by doing so, one day we might finally overcome it" *Likes the video* "Our sponsor for today is" *Dislikes the video* "You" *Likes the video*

    Ángel Gabriel García OlivaÁngel Gabriel García Oliva6 dni temu
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