The Age of Giant Insects


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  • CloudyDaze007
    CloudyDaze007 Hace 6 horas

    Is this why Netherlands are so tall, cause they're at sealevel with all the fresh air?

  • surya teja
    surya teja Hace un día

    Then what was thé humain size in that time

  • Michael
    Michael Hace 2 días

    I wish we still had giant bugs.

  • Platypus Paws
    Platypus Paws Hace 4 días

    I would love giant insects

  • Platypus Paws
    Platypus Paws Hace 4 días

    This Channel is bedtime stories for Nerds.
    Something about her nice voice makes it sound a little like a Children's bedtime story 😄😄.
    I do like it a lot though, the Narrator and the Channel.
    I'd love to see a video about the team and your background too, that would be nice.

  • ܔܛܔܔ ܔܛܔ
    ܔܛܔܔ ܔܛܔ Hace 4 días

    im so glad they're all dead cant even deal with the spiders~

  • giodei
    giodei Hace 8 días


  • Shruggz Da Str8-Faced Clown

    Insects and other land arthropods (arachnids )not only exponentially outnumber we humans, their combined biomass is still greater than that of all terrestrial vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, avians/birds, and mammals).

  • Hue Lu
    Hue Lu Hace 17 días

    yeap... dragonflies can predict weather and stupidity...

  • Ethan Ipfatsiong
    Ethan Ipfatsiong Hace 17 días

    I will

  • Dost
    Dost Hace 18 días

    i don't understand this. where is the carbon dioxide? there is .04% carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere and 21% oxygen. 21% + 0.04% = 21.04%... i am adding .04% since oxygen is in diatomic form in atmosphere. but it should add up to 35%, right? where did the oxygen go? (edit: i found the answer here:

  • ama lama
    ama lama Hace 18 días


  • Jim Cannon
    Jim Cannon Hace 18 días

    With nothing to consume the dead wood and high percentage of oxygen a bolt of lightning must have resulted in terrific firestorms with white hot flames.

  • Alvin Senn
    Alvin Senn Hace 19 días

    So my question is this, if all the big ones died where did the same little ones come from ?

  • Sreenath Aether
    Sreenath Aether Hace 19 días

    3:11 was funny

  • Rxonmymind
    Rxonmymind Hace 19 días

    New employee at the galactic entomology office...
    "You! Noobie, start counting how many insects we have on this planet"...
    ""Sir? But...
    "You heard me. Go."

  • zmoke forest
    zmoke forest Hace 20 días

    "Cute little millipedes" ???

  • Lee Finateese
    Lee Finateese Hace 25 días

    Whoa, imagine if those giant insects came back today, they would wipe us out. I mean, who could stand against a fly, 3 times the size of an average sized fly. We wouldnt last a week

  • Rajai Abdo
    Rajai Abdo Hace 26 días

    I was expecting dragonflies the size of a horse not a damn pigeon

  • Layton Bulter
    Layton Bulter Hace 26 días

    Why did humans stop eating raw meat?

  • Beev
    Beev Hace 26 días

    Maybe a stupid question but how do we know that there were no wood eating bacteria? i dont really think that bacteria can be storned into stone over millions of years, like wood or bones

  • Ghastly Grinner
    Ghastly Grinner Hace 27 días

    This is the Age of Man this is our world everything else just lives on it until it no longer serves a purpose and we kill it off

  • hi tech
    hi tech Hace 27 días +1

    lowkey want to box a giant grass hopper for 12 rounds

  • Prehistoric Matt
    Prehistoric Matt Hace 27 días

    One has to wonder, if we will ever return, to the age of giant insects.

  • Jordan Godwin
    Jordan Godwin Hace 28 días

    Imagine that thing is fast

  • Yolo Swaggins
    Yolo Swaggins Hace 29 días

    Giant mosquitoes.

  • certoipus
    certoipus Hace 29 días

    2:00 would it be possible for homo sapiens to live in this times? with 30%+ oxygen in the air?

  • Orlando G.
    Orlando G. Hace un mes


  • blackbeard premium
    blackbeard premium Hace un mes

    Came from Reddit.

  • Ben
    Ben Hace un mes

    Came for the bugs, stayed for the cutie

  • Bestcool5
    Bestcool5 Hace un mes

    Y sad music I hate insects and not scared of it

  • Bannett T
    Bannett T Hace un mes

    With 35% oxygen, a spark of any kind would cause a conflagration... the vegetation of whole continents could burn from a single lightning strike or spark from a falling stone.

  • Metallicfender
    Metallicfender Hace un mes

    Wouldn't it be more accurate to compare the number of insects to the number of mammals, rather than just humans?

  • Gray Inc
    Gray Inc Hace un mes

    Love the video.. off subject, can anyone tell me why I keep getting Spanish commercials on English speaking videos? BS ppl!

  • K'hazel Oliver
    K'hazel Oliver Hace un mes

    Thank goodness these beautiful creatures went extinct,if not,they'd end up being skinned for fashion,used for zoos or end up on plates.

  • Breezy dee
    Breezy dee Hace un mes

    im from arizona. represent!!!!

  • Freak Boy
    Freak Boy Hace un mes

    Nightmare fuel

  • Fareast Oracle
    Fareast Oracle Hace un mes

    What would a forest fire look like in the Carboniferous?

  • Leerin Marfes
    Leerin Marfes Hace un mes

    That one time the patch was a massive bug

  • joaquim Rodriguez
    joaquim Rodriguez Hace un mes

    it's time to start eating theses insects

  • Will Gold
    Will Gold Hace un mes +3

    So... what if our oxygen was.. 67%... would they be like Godzilla?....

  • Nightshade the cat
    Nightshade the cat Hace un mes

    Living in that time period probably would be terrifying

  • mradhayuda1
    mradhayuda1 Hace un mes

    Smart Elsa. And beautiful.

  • Jeremy Cornwell
    Jeremy Cornwell Hace un mes

    They had bugs in there intestines, the size of bugs today

  • shao19851
    shao19851 Hace un mes

    Who in their right mind grow larger insects!

  • Jacqueline Mackiewicz
    Jacqueline Mackiewicz Hace un mes

    We need some arachnids. Arachnids are very deserving of their own video.

  • tha1ne
    tha1ne Hace un mes

    Thanks! Now I know what time period to avoid time traveling to!

  • bee pot
    bee pot Hace un mes

    Dragonfly larvae is terrifying today... I can't even imagine. Bleach.

  • Nemerian
    Nemerian Hace un mes

    Ummm....where did all the Oxygen go?
    For now, Co2 forms about 0,04% of the atmosphere.
    Where is that missing 14%?

  • stoneeh
    stoneeh Hace un mes

    2:00 what, plants use CO² to live and produce oxygen, which in turn we need to live? I suppose most of us are unaware of this basic grade school knowledge fact, since we're so desperately trying to get rid of CO².

    XPIIOxPIIOX Hace un mes

    Now we have less oxygen because we are those bacteria eating that wood taking all the oxygen and giving carbon monoxide back we are the problem.....

  • DeenanTheKemon I
    DeenanTheKemon I Hace un mes

    Imagine a spider equipped with a tiny set of growable lungs. Itd get so big.

  • nacho libre
    nacho libre Hace un mes

    No wood consuming fungy?

  • Lalu
    Lalu Hace un mes

    Past full of NOPES

  • Smitten Werbenjagermanjensen

    I'd hate to see the size of insects today if they're was a 50% oxygenated air

  • Just Some Ordinary CHIMPANZEE

    I wonder what modern animals (including humans) would look like if there was much more oxygen in the air

  • Tyler Conner
    Tyler Conner Hace un mes

    I'm sorry cute Millipedes? When dafuq did people start thinking they're cute

  • Trevor Doge
    Trevor Doge Hace un mes

    Less talk more bugs!

  • Clive Thomson
    Clive Thomson Hace un mes

    Make a new video about the history of Earth.

  • Clive Thomson
    Clive Thomson Hace un mes

    Meganeura with big as an eagle not a pigeon

  • Clive Thomson
    Clive Thomson Hace un mes

    Meganeura! meganeura! meganeura! meganeura! Meganeura!meganeura!meganeura ! meganeura!meganeura! meganeura

  • Clive Thomson
    Clive Thomson Hace un mes

    Meganeura! Meganeura! Meganeura!

  • atwaterpub
    atwaterpub Hace un mes

    I did not realize there was a time when bacteria did not exist. Fascinating talk and thanks for uploading. I'm learning more every day.

  • PandoraWolf
    PandoraWolf Hace un mes

    Would they make good pets though ?

  • ShakiR AhmaD
    ShakiR AhmaD Hace un mes

    That violin music at the end shattered my heart..!!!

  • S B
    S B Hace un mes

    4:18 Nice Tully-Monster sneak-in.

  • jrg10332
    jrg10332 Hace un mes

    Actually it was the heat that allowed the insects to grow. Not oxygen.

  • 1ND1FF3R3NC3
    1ND1FF3R3NC3 Hace un mes

    she's gorgeous :)

  • zenox bagaan
    zenox bagaan Hace un mes

    what will happen when you inhale 6% oxygen? hmmmmmmm

  • LilovaLerminAura
    LilovaLerminAura Hace un mes

    Gaming tells me I should slice them open with a katana or shoot the hell out of them

  • adaw2d3222
    adaw2d3222 Hace un mes

    Nightmare fuel!

  • Radioactive Music 4 U
    Radioactive Music 4 U Hace un mes

    2:43 wait, if dead plant material wasn't decomposing on the forest floor, what would the forest look like? a giant compost heap?


    *cough* Fallout4*cough

  • D Rat
    D Rat Hace un mes

    maybe the fact we cut down ever tree we see could be why we are not so oxygen rich now.

  • themadvoice
    themadvoice Hace un mes

    Can I make insect bigger with oxigen????? I mean in home... is it posible

  • Jc Taylor
    Jc Taylor Hace un mes

    That dragon fly’s got a beak

  • Stephen Castro
    Stephen Castro Hace un mes

    How about sea scorpions and true scorpions?

  • Forgiven Sinner
    Forgiven Sinner Hace un mes

    'Arthropods were livin' large.' --best line!

    VIRBERTO Hace 2 meses

    MEGaneura was a GRIFFINfly you say?!?!

  • WikiTool
    WikiTool Hace 2 meses +1

    I've had nightmares of being a snail about to be eaten by a giant dragonfly

  • Joey Cook
    Joey Cook Hace 2 meses

    I always love watching Eons, and the other PBS science productions. They do a wonderful job. That being said... a pigeon is larger than a robin in every respect.

  • Dachihaya
    Dachihaya Hace 2 meses

    What a great time to not be alive

  • W1ll P0w3R
    W1ll P0w3R Hace 2 meses

    Wait. Climate change, co2 increase and global warming? And no humans to blame? 🤔
    Maybe we do take ourselves too seriously

  • zaphod
    zaphod Hace 2 meses

    Ok...we're all thinking it..

    Where are those giant lab insects now????

  • LouisAlecTube
    LouisAlecTube Hace 2 meses

    2 times in the video it made it seem like trees weren't decomposing...for millions of years?? Come on, _something_ was decomposing them, perhaps not in the same way as the later microbes or whatever?

  • Mewkaryote16 Allen
    Mewkaryote16 Allen Hace 2 meses

    Carboniferous- the age of giant bugs

  • CMAP
    CMAP Hace 2 meses

    do charnia

  • Tyler Gabb
    Tyler Gabb Hace 2 meses

    Booo ASU. UA All the way

  • Sebastian Carzola
    Sebastian Carzola Hace 2 meses

    Oh just wait till they evolve lungs.

  • Wild Bill
    Wild Bill Hace 2 meses

    Coildn't we use this information to lower the CO2 levels today?

  • Hannah Ziad
    Hannah Ziad Hace 2 meses

    It just creeps me out knowing that scintests are trying to make bigger bugs ! Who is funding this evil plan ? 😒

  • WestWindsDemon
    WestWindsDemon Hace 2 meses

    Let's try a great experiment, where we put an insect in a box with an O2 concentration of about 31% - 31% and observe the growing giant man eating ant!!
    Edit: This is what happens when I pause a video to post a comment...

  • Rockout lex
    Rockout lex Hace 2 meses +2

    "Take a deep breath"
    *does as instructed and ends up sneezing uncontrollably*

  • Ballyoy
    Ballyoy Hace 2 meses

    why cant we just manipulate the oxygen to make giant bugs

  • Baoqing Ye
    Baoqing Ye Hace 2 meses

    Humans are one species whereas insects are an entire class of animals.
    It would be more appropriate to compare the population of humans to, say, a particular species of ant.
    Or, alternatively, compare the population of all mammals to all insects.

  • Liam Mitchell
    Liam Mitchell Hace 2 meses

    She's making it seem like bugs actually rule something humans are the most dominant species in earths history this just because there are more dose not mean they rule....

  • Blogsanjay
    Blogsanjay Hace 2 meses

    What caused the decomposers to appear?

  • Kevin Colwell
    Kevin Colwell Hace 2 meses

    It doesn't really seem fair to compare the number of humans to the number of insects. Maybe mammals vs insects would be a better comparison.

  • Funky Sagan Cat
    Funky Sagan Cat Hace 2 meses

    1:29 Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel Nightmare fuel

  • Alex Youngberg
    Alex Youngberg Hace 2 meses

    And you guys are afraid of june bugs and centipedes smh...