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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    • I learned more from this one video than my school can in 2 years

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    • Can cancer get cancer

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    • Were we designed? Because its as if we are made of miniture factories

  • I figured it out: they have too much coolness for cancer to take root.

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • Its the paradox of Smith in Matrix.

  • 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.

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  • So if i pretend that i am a whale, i will not get cancer. Cool!

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  • 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....

  • "You have 234 tumors in your body" Blue Whale:"Oh No" anyway

  • Too see this you guys cutted the cancer .....UHG

  • El título me apareció en español y resulta que el video esta en inglés ._.xd

  • I thought the monkey in the intro is supposed to hold a phone, not a yellow mouse

  • They die YOUNG.

  • 2:34 "Congratulations! your Nidoran has evolved into *W H A L E*

  • 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 :(


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  • I use the Cancer to kill the Cancer

  • This is more of telling us what cancer is other than why whales tdont get cancer :/

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  • 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

  • Tbh i'd like to play a game where you play as cancer and fight off hypertumors

  • Big animals get less cancer... that is why Americans eat so much and so big

  • our cells have a kill switch which lets it commit suicide. Thats brutal man

  • 1:50 eine Maus hat keine kleinere Zellen aber die sind kleiner🤷🏼‍♂️ etwas semantisch verwirrend Paradox.

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  • It’s amazing how ironic this life is

  • How to pronounce the name of your channel??

  • 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?

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  • Dinosaur dead from cancer

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  • 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!

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  • I've learnt more from Kurzgesagt than I have from school

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  • Those trash talkers, have the most cancer XD

  • Yay kill cancer!

  • Because they don't eat microwave or processed food...

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  • This guy should make a game

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  • "Kill cancer with cancer" *ERROR! Cancer:Killing:Cancer is not a valid command*

  • “Cancer is killing cancer” Yes, the floor is made out of floor

  • neato

  • 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?

  • “Evolve or become a blob of cancer” Doctor: “I’m sorry sir you have cancer” Me: “hold up lemme just evolve real quick”

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  • Yea... I can see what scientists mean when they say: “we don’t fully understand cancer”

  • So cancer is like having a rich guy in your body? Works only for himself and just takes from everyone else

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  • Thank you for making these educational videos for kids to watch

  • If the nuclei is the brain of a cell, that means cancer is a new creature

  • 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

  • Zero!

  • **we don't care lol** hypertumor: **what did you just say**

  • "Evolve or become a blob of cancer." Feeling personally attacked right now.

  • Fight fire with fire

  • Wait, so we can cure cancer by ENLARGING humans?

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  • 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 ?

  • 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 ?

  • The Cancer 🦀 Tumor in this Animation Looks like an Alien 👾 Monster!

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  • La razón es que la OMS ORGANIZACIÓN DE MENTIRAS SUCESIVAS no existe para los animales por ahora. Están fuera de su alcance.

  • The exact example of negative times negative equals positive :V

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