Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs? 

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For some reason, animals keep evolving into things that look like crabs, independently, over and over again. What is it about the crab’s form that makes it so evolutionarily successful that non-crabs are apparently jealous of it?
Thanks to Franz Anthony for all of the ancient crab (and "crab") illustrations featured throughout this episode! franzanth.com/ And special thanks to Dr. Jo Wolfe, Dr. Javier Luque, and Dr. Katie Collins for assisting Franz with research for those illustrations.
And thank you to Dr. Rodney Feldmann for providing a photo of the Paralomis debodeorum fossil!
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2020 28 اكتبر





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Red Orpheus
Red Orpheus پیش 2 ساعت
When the crab is sus
Brood پیش 4 ساعت
Pandorans: “you might not like it, but this is what optimal evolution looks like.”
Yousef پیش 7 ساعت
why'd this make me hungry
Dort Mall
Dort Mall پیش 8 ساعت
crab people crab people
Dragos Cristian
Dragos Cristian پیش 16 ساعت
So basically.. EVERY CRAB IS FAKE
kourdoumpoulis پیش 17 ساعت
Look at all these dated refferences. Cool!
Phillip McCollam
Phillip McCollam پیش 17 ساعت
Short answer: 'Cause it's hard out there for a shrimp.
Fabrimonst93 پیش روز
Crab revolution!!!!
Esper L
Esper L پیش روز
*crab people*
Eli Christensen
Eli Christensen پیش روز
Coconut crab more like big stinky crab
Gremlins AreRed
Gremlins AreRed پیش روز
Holy crap that Egg joke was painful.... that guy should crawl back under whatever rock he came from!
Jillybear265 پیش روز
God I have such a huge phobia of crabs. But I've gotta get over it someday.so why not start with science!
RedTheSaiyan پیش 2 روز
Damn the non crabs are S U S A M O G U S
Dzon Hitor
Dzon Hitor پیش 2 روز
Crab crap
Cheese Wallace
Cheese Wallace پیش 2 روز
1:11 Crewmates when they find the imposter faking tasks
Izzy پیش 2 روز
I wanna be a goddamn crab :(
Corona Virus Respecter
Corona Virus Respecter پیش 2 روز
Taste like crab talk like people
Elijah Bennett
Elijah Bennett پیش 2 روز
Pikablu _25
Pikablu _25 پیش 2 روز
Things: exist Me: WITCHCRAFT
juj tyt
juj tyt پیش 2 روز
Enzo Pimentel
Enzo Pimentel پیش 2 روز
Reject humanity return to crab
Carefree Singer
Carefree Singer پیش 2 روز
all fun and games until you realise your turning into a human tank (evolve to crab)
Ronald Hmangte
Ronald Hmangte پیش 2 روز
the choice is yours- return to monke or evolve to crab
ofsinope پیش 2 روز
We all know where this is headed. "Crab People, Crab People, taste like crab, talk like people..."
Sam Gutshall
Sam Gutshall پیش 3 روز
Craaaaab people, craaaaab people
The Zucc
The Zucc پیش 3 روز
I’m just trying to live my life you don’t need to call me out
Andric Caldor
Andric Caldor پیش 3 روز
This video is eggsackly what we needed.
Djurren پیش 4 روز
Crabs are the masters of naval combat, that’s why.
PC Principal
PC Principal پیش 4 روز
its because of jordan peterson pointing out the heirarchy of lobsters
Davy van Oss
Davy van Oss پیش 4 روز
João Leote • 21 years ago
Mother Nature: Look I made a new species! Evolution: Cool! But I think we can change it a bit Mother Nature: Change how? Evolution: Just make it a little bit more, uh, crabby Mother Nature: No! We already talked about that earlier, no more cra- ugh, too late Evolution: Look at it, it is beautiful!
Riken پیش 4 روز
As a marylander, we told ya
Fiction Science
Fiction Science پیش 4 روز
Am I th eonly one disappointed the sudden emergence of so many crabs was not called the Cretaceous Crab Rave?
AZALucifer پیش 5 روز
SuperMyks TV
SuperMyks TV پیش 5 روز
Now I get it why crablante was born. Human evolve to be a crab. Saitama first opponent.
Jarn Gaming
Jarn Gaming پیش 5 روز
Even humans evolve to have a "crab mentality"
Jess Mochi
Jess Mochi پیش 5 روز
Why are they so sPiKy??
Jess Mochi
Jess Mochi پیش 5 روز
Omg, they're starting to remind me of spiders, NO! STAP!
Lord Mayor of Oofington upon the Oofus
I think we should replace the phrase "all roads lead to rome" with "all species lead to crabs" because loads of different species just keep on separately evolving into crabs
D B پیش 5 روز
There better not be a Among us joke In here.
P S پیش 5 روز
This made me think of that mukbang monster lady who was eating the giant crab
Javier Campos
Javier Campos پیش 6 روز
Crab people is slowly becoming a reality
Carmen Mendez
Carmen Mendez پیش 6 روز
*Fans of the Stormlight Archive* : Ah yes crabs!
Nukumori پیش 6 روز
do you feel it now mr krabs
XRay Plays
XRay Plays پیش 6 روز
I had crabs once
s3bas پیش 6 روز
1:12 when the crab is sus 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳
Krimoire پیش 6 روز
shy dude
shy dude پیش 6 روز
I’d evolve into a crab
someone very random
someone very random پیش 6 روز
1:11 impostor
SchwiftGhoschtly پیش 6 روز
Reject humanity, advance into crab
NoCoffee پیش 7 روز
He’s a good and sympathetic moderator 👍🏻
LordDavidVader پیش 7 روز
I kept waiting for him to define what a true crab is.??
LPtherapy Group
LPtherapy Group پیش 7 روز
"Crab people "
Tardar Sauce
Tardar Sauce پیش 7 روز
Coconut crabs look delicious
Đỗ Nguyễn Huy Hùng
Đỗ Nguyễn Huy Hùng پیش 7 روز
i like the "its like baby yoda of crabs"
NatePlayz 3
NatePlayz 3 پیش 7 روز
I love that they listed the actual names of Native tribes and put them first instead of the English versions. I also love how they confronted that the fossils were found on Native land.
Marc Spyder
Marc Spyder پیش 7 روز
I don't know what to do anymore. Either evolve to crab or return to monkey
Pale Dude
Pale Dude پیش 7 روز
I don’t have crabs.
Александр Михайлов
crab people crab people tastes like crab walks like people
Steelix Onix
Steelix Onix پیش 8 روز
Crab 🦀 people 😨😧
Hu Tao
Hu Tao پیش 8 روز
Coconut crabs are terrifying. They reportedly kidnap and eat cats if possible.
Melon Man
Melon Man پیش 8 روز
Video Idea: Why do people keep evolving into DaBaby cars
Lauren Damaso Ruiz
Lauren Damaso Ruiz پیش 8 روز
eve akane
eve akane پیش 8 روز
Snip Snap we’re evolving to crabs! Du-du-du-dun!
Aly Rafsanjani
Aly Rafsanjani پیش 9 روز
Return to monke? Evolve to crab? Or Advance to machine?
pain. پیش 9 روز
Llyr M
Llyr M پیش 9 روز
1:10 when the crab is sus!!!
Sverperior27 پیش 9 روز
Andrey Popov
Andrey Popov پیش 9 روز
The perfect organism
Marie-Ann Adae
Marie-Ann Adae پیش 9 روز
Thank you for this knowledge I didn't know I NEEDED 😂😂😂
Robin Raphael 22
Robin Raphael 22 پیش 9 روز
Krustations and krusty Asians.
Cookie Grass
Cookie Grass پیش 9 روز
POV : You saw this in your recommended About 5 million people who saw this video : Well, lets find out.
MikeMillerGotitAll پیش 9 روز
I didn’t realize this was a problem until now 😐 now I’m scared we’re all going to evolve into crabs
Fella Sir
Fella Sir پیش 10 روز
Well well well then let’s find out
Дима پیش 10 روز
Humans in 1 000 000 years: Crab Rave plays*
dj is bad
dj is bad پیش 10 روز
Ismail Amri
Ismail Amri پیش 10 روز
CRAB People ! CRAB People ! Look like Crab, Talk like people !
Overlord Vera
Overlord Vera پیش 10 روز
Mother nature "I'm trying to create sentient life that can one day expand to the rest of the universe but INSTEAD I KEEP ENDING UP WITH CRABS!!!"
Alex Muniz
Alex Muniz پیش 11 روز
That’s really the question huh
Naughtius Maximus
Naughtius Maximus پیش 11 روز
honorablegolddragon پیش 11 روز
Coconut crabs are terrifying on their own... Not to mention one of the theories about Amelia Aerheart is that she was eaten alive by these bastards...
Megalosaurus 2 Electric boogaloo
I like coconut crab
Soren Veluxidus
Soren Veluxidus پیش 11 روز
Coconut crabs lived on the island I grew on. They weren’t nearly as large as Hawaiian crabs, but they were EVERYWHERE on the beach. They were kinda scary as a child, but they kept to themselves and were terrified of people so I got over it.
Kylie Schultz
Kylie Schultz پیش 11 روز
KK Crushmaster
KK Crushmaster پیش 11 روز
Because carab can grow their body part
Ember Hydra
Ember Hydra پیش 12 روز
Well I don't see a humanoid crab or crab human 🤔
Lil Cruz
Lil Cruz پیش 12 روز
In romanian we have a different noun for these faux-crabs, they are called rac, weird that english doesn't have this distinction
tzagear پیش 12 روز
That is a very smexy disclaimer at the end.
Vitoria Perez
Vitoria Perez پیش 12 روز
is mr krabs a crab
Mariah Lunney
Mariah Lunney پیش 12 روز
Everything even the universe returns to crab
Mariah Lunney
Mariah Lunney پیش 12 روز
There is one cycle and it is crab
Luis Romero
Luis Romero پیش 12 روز
Planet of the crab-apes
stupid bish
stupid bish پیش 12 روز
lol bro lets be crabs, dislike this to be crab
Julianne Llanes
Julianne Llanes پیش 12 روز
I have a gift for you.............. its an adorable coconut crab
PatricianOf ThePlebs
PatricianOf ThePlebs پیش 13 روز
*crab people* *crab people* *crab people*
Fathur Rachman
Fathur Rachman پیش 13 روز
"W-what are you doing, step-crab?"
No One
No One پیش 13 روز
I fought mudcrabs more fearsome than you!
Random alex
Random alex پیش 13 روز
1:11 amongus
Marcus Maddenov
Marcus Maddenov پیش 13 روز
Crabness is 😎 cool. Fonzi level cool.
Eli Goldie
Eli Goldie پیش 13 روز
No go back, only forward. I want to be crab
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