6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber

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    Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.
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    Sources:
    ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/amber.html
    repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/24696/paleo_Labandeira_Paleont._Soc._Pap._2014.pdf
    Carnivorous plant:
    www.pnas.org/content/112/1/190.abstract
    jeb.biologists.org/content/212/19/3184
    Dino feathers:
    science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619.full
    Flea:
    today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/sep/bacteria-ancient-flea-may-be-ancestor-black-death
    academic.oup.com/jme/article/52/6/1234/869360
    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141145.htm
    Salamander:
    www.palaeodiversity.org/pdf/08/03Palaeodiversity_8-15_Poinar-Wake_4.pdf
    today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/aug/first-ever-discovery-salamander-amber-sheds-light-evolution-caribbean-islands
    www.cnet.com/news/ancient-salamander-in-amber-is-a-scientific-surprise/
    Bat flies:
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    parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-4-229
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    commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drosera_capensis_bend.JPG
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Viking Power
Viking Power

Number one is called the Sundew plant.

Vor 17 Stunden
Nate
Nate

I thought it was already an obvious fact that the plague evolved with rats and flees without any need for humans.

Vor Tag
Mark Gerard
Mark Gerard

Hey genius, since both the plant and bug ARE TOTALLY different, which one came first? Did all the plants die before it "found a bug" to help it eat and live? Since it's a symbiotic relationship, that would require that both were "made" at the exact same time?

Vor 2 Tage
Nate
Nate

Not necessarily. Humans survived for hundreds of thousands of years before they developed a relationship wiht some wolves (who also had been around for quite a long time) and then the wolves evolved into dogs and we've had a symbiotic relationship with them.

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Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown

Better get to work on those cures to the Bubonic Plague - and Typhus - since you know... California has both right now. Oh and both in Los Angeles. Wait - better yet - just let the Democrat dumb a$$e$ all die out.

Vor 2 Tage
Jeff Burleson
Jeff Burleson

Are fleas only carriers of diseases or do they suffer and die from diseases or sicknesses like most lifeforms do?!

Vor 5 Tage
Nate
Nate

Well, with the plague they are as much victims as carriers. The glob of gunk that forms when the fleas drink plague-infested blood actually prevents their digestive system from getting the nutrients they need from the blood and starves them, forcing them to bite more and more to try desperately to feed which increases the chance of spreading the disease.

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Knight Vesco
Knight Vesco

My will, "bury me in a box of amber"

Vor 5 Tage
Corey Grandmaison Archive
Corey Grandmaison Archive

I love this fricken show so much!

Vor 6 Tage
Tony Karrar
Tony Karrar

When you realize you're species has been smoking excreted plant glue to get high for thousands of years

Vor 6 Tage
christopher fitch
christopher fitch

They found a mosquito in Amber with dinosaur blood inside then they extracted dna and were able to recreate dinosaurs. You know about this right?

Vor 6 Tage
CalLadyQED
CalLadyQED

"Earlier in history"? History does go back a million years. I think he means pre-history.

Vor 6 Tage
Nate
Nate

My understanding was that History started with humans inventing a written language. Therefore I don't think it goes back a million years. The rest is all pre-history

Vor Tag
Mark Rowland
Mark Rowland

The bird foot with electro in its name is because the ancient Greek word for amber is Electron. They might run it against wool and get zapped. We call the little bits of zapp, electrons. Who would have thought. Electric eels are called Torpedo. When you get zapped with 800 volts, it's as if your hand has been blown off.

Vor 7 Tage
TheBullethead
TheBullethead

Just a nit to pick, but a lump of fossilized amber isn't an "artifact". An artifact is made by artifice, IOW, by people, not by natural processes like the fossilization of tree sap. But otherwise, good show.

Vor 7 Tage
Lance Wickum
Lance Wickum

Watched a few of your videos. Do you know what is means to ASS U ME things?

Vor 9 Tage
Ricky Barber
Ricky Barber

This comment is a little off the topic, but. Remember, I think in the 70s, give or take a million yrs Lightning would spark off a forest fire. The fire was watched to keep other areas safe. It would burn it's self OUT. Then some moron in Washington DC, came up with the idea, when a fire started, run out there and put the fire OUT. Well, fast forward a few decades, plus or minus couple million yrs. The undergrowth built up because man wanted to play God. "My thoughts are, this was planned out for a reason. This is a story for another time." Now, when a fire starts, natural or...otherwise, with the build up of dead undergrowth dry as a cotton ball, the fire becomes a uncontrollable fire storm that man cannot control almost by any means. Was it deliberately planed this way? Think about it.

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Ricky Barber
Ricky Barber

Speaking of the Salamander, wading across to the Caribbean...one, the sand was just wet. Two, it had really long legs. My guess is, one remote chance, it took, Caribbean cruise ship. One really remote chance, Caribbean Air. Yeah, I know, what I said is out there in left field. Scientists, 95% of the time, can only speculate what may have happened. My guess was a 100% B.S. speculation and then some. LOL. That flea sure looked like any flea that you see on Fido today, didn't it? What about the feather sorta saying, it came from a, LEAPING Dino. That's a foul out in left field ya think? That's got to be a cream job being a scientist, make a guess, right or wrong and still get a paycheck.

Vor 9 Tage
Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith

K

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tectorama
tectorama

Not forgetting that there are a lot of fakes for sale.

Vor 9 Tage
Thnz
Thnz

This BACTERIA is the reason behind life on Earth.😯 https://youtu.be/dkxYWVH6pRc

Vor 10 Tage
James Konzek
James Konzek

It would be way cool if the found dinosaur eggs in Amber, or better yet, an entire dinosaur.

Vor 11 Tage
Nate
Nate

Amber being like the blood of a tree you'd need a whole forest to bleed all its resin at the same time to enclose an entire dinosaur... I find it an unlikely event to occur naturally.

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Jinto Lonappan
Jinto Lonappan

Did humans try to mummify with amber, any time in history?

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Raymond Ready
Raymond Ready

Diving dinos? Someone's been smoking the sticky tricomes.

Vor 11 Tage
Raymond Ready
Raymond Ready

Sticky tricomes are awesome

Vor 11 Tage
david jones
david jones

show the stuff in amber that the goofy guy talking

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Nicole Zeig
Nicole Zeig

Couldn't the amber bird be a mutation individual to the specific bird encased in amber? Why is the assumption that it was an entire species?

Vor 12 Tage
Nate
Nate

Because it would be about as likely as finding only one human hand millions of years from now and that hand belonging to someone who had six fingers on that hand. It's not impossible but very highly improbable.

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Borderlands808
Borderlands808

I remember we found a mosquito in one and got dinosaur dna from it and started to bring all kinds of dinosaurs back.

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C Levy
C Levy

In high school I was found inside Amber by her dad.

Vor 13 Tage
Denis21
Denis21

Girls named Amber: not cool.

Vor 14 Tage
Buzzroy
Buzzroy

My friend chose cryonics, I chose pine sap. Who's laughing now, buster?

Vor 14 Tage
Paulo Teixeira
Paulo Teixeira

Ah yes... Fungei...

Vor 15 Tage
Mr X
Mr X

As well as a dinosaur bone ~_~

Vor 15 Tage
Mr X
Mr X

i found a $100 note in amber

Vor 15 Tage
optimistically cynical .
optimistically cynical .

What is the common ancestor of birds and dinosaurs

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Friedrich Lee
Friedrich Lee

The Jurassic mosquito

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Roy Lopez
Roy Lopez

I hate ask, but did they (or you) came up with all these dating? If the specimen found is "new" (or just not known, like today's many species found and labeled "new"), Couldn't we assume also that the specimen is actually recent?

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Black Hippie
Black Hippie

Dinosaurs are not real just another duke they push on you don’t believe everything you hear but only what you read 🤔

Vor 16 Tage
Todd Starbuck
Todd Starbuck

Fun-guy. Not fun-jeye. The others. Not other ones. Apotosaurus. Not brontosaurus.

Vor 17 Tage
Ratt goo P
Ratt goo P

Me: *still thinks the amber i found in animal crossing wild world is cooler for some reason*

Vor 17 Tage
Michael Dean
Michael Dean

Very cool. I just visited the Kuji Amber Museum in northern Japan yesterday. Amazing stuff.

Vor 18 Tage
Master Charles Diltardino
Master Charles Diltardino

Trichomes? Like keif?

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Simon Simon
Simon Simon

Plague-infested rat blood... mmmm

Vor 18 Tage
Tinnitusthenight
Tinnitusthenight

People always say we cant have Dinos like in Jurassic Park because we don't have the DNA but they miss the point that in that fictional world they are lying about having the DNA in the first place and actually reversed engineered the "dinosaurs" from birds. They are genetic Frankenstein monsters that just resemble dinosaurs which is some brilliant science fiction writing imo.

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