Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?

28-Okt, 2020
3 554 911 Ko‘rishlar soni

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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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  • wait wheres steve??

    paul angelo pinedapaul angelo pineda11 daqiqa oldin
  • crab people crab people crab people crab people crab people crab people

    Tou YubeTou Yube48 daqiqa oldin
  • I’m rejecting my humanity to become crab

    James RobichaudJames Robichaud2 soat oldin
  • Accidentally stepped on one last n8 now here I am.

    ShailShail4 soat oldin

    Darth VaderDarth Vader7 soat oldin
  • That crab is sus...

    Darth VaderDarth Vader7 soat oldin
  • A video with this title and not a single comment about Roshar. We truly live in strange times

    Tron RoosTron Roos8 soat oldin
  • Craaaaab people craaaab people....

    Luka MaksicLuka Maksic8 soat oldin
  • Damn I hate it when this happens.

    Skii _Skii _9 soat oldin
  • *Detroit, become crab*

    Yansong ZengYansong Zeng9 soat oldin
  • *Crab rave intensifies*

    Thom864b bThom864b b9 soat oldin

    João Pedro AuriemoJoão Pedro Auriemo9 soat oldin
  • 1. Name a band Cretaceous Crab Revolution. 2. Call it CCR for short. 3. Get famous enough that young people talk about you, while older people don’t. 4. Congrats, now you’re gonna be able to confuse a lot of people when you talk about your band.

    BarmAcidicBarmAcidic9 soat oldin
  • What's your sign?

    ElenaElena11 soat oldin
  • Everything evolves into crabs because nature wants to make the biggest rave ever in a million years.

    VandalHallaVandalHalla11 soat oldin
  • Used Cars Salesman: *SMACK* *This shell holds a lot of flexibility*

    FrijolFrijol11 soat oldin
  • Damn crabs are literally BUILD DIFFERENT.

    Shawn JimenezShawn Jimenez11 soat oldin
  • Crab time

    sam you ellsam you ell12 soat oldin
  • Crab vs Monke The ultimate showdown.

    TobunarTobunar13 soat oldin
  • Crabs baby! Us Cancers are taking over. Just bend the knee now.

    G MelfordG Melford13 soat oldin
  • Why do evolutionary Marxists keep evolving their plans?

    EQOAnostalgiaEQOAnostalgia14 soat oldin
  • Crab was an impostor

    DondloDondlo14 soat oldin
  • How long until we evolve into Crab People?? Crab People!! Crab People!!

    Ioannis MorakisIoannis Morakis14 soat oldin
  • Because crabs are cool

    Captain AnonymousCaptain Anonymous14 soat oldin
  • Reject humanity, become crab

    dudemaister18dudemaister1815 soat oldin

    GrimmrokGrimmrok15 soat oldin
  • I wanna carcinizise

    zack IOIOIOIzack IOIOIOI15 soat oldin
  • Reject Modernity, Embrace Carcinization

    Joshua HaJoshua Ha15 soat oldin
  • Anything that's not a crab: "You fool, this isn't even my final form!"

    HipnogHipnog15 soat oldin
  • lots of stuff on this planet constantly evolves into craP too by the way

    Karel MestdaghKarel Mestdagh16 soat oldin
  • wait.... we humans have lost our tails.... and we've been getting, uhhh, "wider" in recent years.... what does this mean for us 😳

    carykhcarykh17 soat oldin
    • reject homo sapiens become c r a b

      HyperBuildzHyperBuildz3 soat oldin
    • *dun dun duuuun*

      •meena••meena•15 soat oldin
    • reject humanity return to crab

      LilcrustLilcrust15 soat oldin
  • Me at 12 AM: just one more youtube video, then I’ll go to bed. Me at 3 AM: Why do things keep evolving into crabs?

    BlookyDerp 22BlookyDerp 2217 soat oldin
  • reject crab return to monke

    ileiadileiad17 soat oldin
  • Who would dislike this video? It's literally just about crabs. It's not clickbait. Just crabs.

    Andrea GeorgeAndrea George17 soat oldin
  • Crabbbbbb people crabbbbbbbb people

    DickChocolate1DickChocolate117 soat oldin
  • Why do I hear crab music?

    Saucy lambSaucy lamb18 soat oldin
  • I guess you could say Carcinization spreads like... cancer 😎

    Metal MarauderMetal Marauder18 soat oldin
  • 4:04 yeah I listen to CCR... Cretaceous Crab Revolution

    Metal MarauderMetal Marauder18 soat oldin
  • All this video has done is add to the list of sea creatures I want to devour

    Andrew SilvaAndrew Silva18 soat oldin
  • "He crab, he claw. What is not to understand"

    Retron 47Retron 4718 soat oldin
  • _Random guy on tinder:_ It’s for evolution I’ll be doing you a favor

    Thalia KalliThalia Kalli19 soat oldin
  • So we do become crab people

    Thalia KalliThalia Kalli19 soat oldin
  • So you tellin all the people of Egypt are roaming as crabs

    Just everythingJust everything19 soat oldin
  • mmm. I loved a girl once... it turned into crabs.. :(

    MizmeraMizmera19 soat oldin
  • Half Life now makes more sense...

    A SinghA Singh20 soat oldin
  • Wait its all Crabs? Always has been

    Sheldon LigeraldeSheldon Ligeralde20 soat oldin
  • Imagine evolving like “damn im a crab again”

    Night WoodNight Wood20 soat oldin
  • im finding a hard time with not thinking about these creatures under my feet 24/7

    Mr. DinosuarMr. Dinosuar21 soat oldin
  • why return to monke when we can evolve to krab

    Mr. DinosuarMr. Dinosuar21 soat oldin
  • Atlantis: To become Crab

    GOMiCHOωGOMiCHOωKun oldin
  • 1920: When we evolve we will get wings and master the skies! 2020: cretaceous crab revolution 2

    SwiftAssassinSwiftAssassinKun oldin
  • After all that happened this year 2020. We are all ending up as crabs 🥰

    Lumina RoyalèLumina RoyalèKun oldin
  • my relationship with crabs is a love/hate one

    Dolly m1lkDolly m1lkKun oldin
  • ATV

    Korgoth KillingsKorgoth KillingsKun oldin
  • Crustaceous Crab Revolution... CCR. Yup, no band that goes by CCR.

    taylorehtaylorehKun oldin
  • Ugh, I hate when I'm watching TV then suddenly I evolve into a crab Drives me nuts

    FK DepressionFK DepressionKun oldin
  • I take this as proof that crab is the superior lifeform

    Sebastião MendonçaSebastião MendonçaKun oldin
  • This guy works out so he can get all the chicks. Because he knows women don't care about intelligence. They say they do but not really.

    1joshjosh11joshjosh1Kun oldin
  • This guy is very proud of his arms.

    Michael DavidsonMichael DavidsonKun oldin
  • r/praisethecrabgod

    PantsAreWisePantsAreWiseKun oldin
  • Whoever titled this video deserves a raise

    LauraLauraKun oldin
  • Would you rather: evolve into crab or return to monke

    ryblaryblaKun oldin
    • Return into a microorganism

      Kyvil FongkotKyvil FongkotKun oldin
  • Fun fact : Coconut crabs dismembered and ate the body of Amelia Earhart.

    Mason MontgomeryMason MontgomeryKun oldin
  • Wait how did you not put CRUSTACEOUS period as one of the puns?! it's right there!

    BrianBrianKun oldin
  • Why do galactic level biotechnology laboratories keep creating similar looking organisms?

    CastleKnight7CastleKnight7Kun oldin
  • Will the real crab shady please stand up

    Tekkaman MeijinTekkaman MeijinKun oldin
  • I'll take a crab juice

    Xyos212Xyos212Kun oldin
  • Because they've watched lots of Jordan Peterson videos, and are taking that next evolutionary leap.

    Poindexter QueuePoindexter QueueKun oldin
  • After that sick party they had in an island I'd really like to evolve into a crab aswell.

    3rd world victim #YOUVEBEENLIEDTO3rd world victim #YOUVEBEENLIEDTOKun oldin
  • So Peterson was right! I need to become a lobster.

    Matheus SalabertMatheus SalabertKun oldin
  • You where a trainer yesterday but tomorrow, your a kingler

    Hi ImBillyHi ImBillyKun oldin
  • What's the problem? more tasty sea food

    RostRostKun oldin
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

    Ba RaBa RaKun oldin
  • That was the gayest disclaimer I've seen in a while

    Flavius AetiusFlavius AetiusKun oldin
  • UZworld knows something we don't with these recommendations.

    boblack rossboblack rossKun oldin
  • I have rejected my humanity I have ascended I have become the perfect being The ultimate lifeform *Crab*

    Logan GirardLogan GirardKun oldin
  • At least they’re not evolving into spiders

    Cho KoonCho KoonKun oldin
  • "None of the animals that we call crabs are actually crabs" As someone who identifies as crab this was offensive.

    Super DudeSuper DudeKun oldin
  • So Crab people can become a thing then

    FushioneFushioneKun oldin
  • why is this PBS Crab-nerd super ripped?

    bakery clerkbakery clerkKun oldin
  • 5:39 Who's that Pokemon? It's Parasect! **parasect...**

    Mark Daniel LouweMark Daniel LouweKun oldin
  • i saw a coconut crab here in the philippines once when i was young. i was also shocked and terrified at first. it's BIG! i haven't seen them now for a long while due to urbanization i guess. just sad story. i have learned to appreciate them tho. very unique coconut dwelling creature.

    Mark Daniel LouweMark Daniel LouweKun oldin
  • Do all (true) crabs walk sideways? Anyone know? Please & thanks!

    Anda NiewiederrestAnda NiewiederrestKun oldin
  • so that humans can eat them

    Abhishek TripathiAbhishek TripathiKun oldin
  • They tell you “you’re a shrimp” … “you’re a shrimp, you’re a shrimp, you’re a shrimp!” But what if I don’t wanna be a shrimp… what if I wanna be a crab?? No daddy I don’t want you to buy me a crab, I said I am a crab. Y’all know this skit for sure.

    Malena LorenteMalena LorenteKun oldin
  • This dude has the same type of humor than Ross Geller. All cute laughing at his nerdy jokes.

    Malena LorenteMalena LorenteKun oldin
  • Coconut Crab would like to know your location...

    Yuri YamazakiYuri YamazakiKun oldin
  • This is how you make a video title

    bEtchaos7bEtchaos7Kun oldin
  • *coconut crab* was an imposter

    Deven MittalDeven MittalKun oldin
  • Me and the boys in 500 years

    Rafi KhanRafi Khan2 kun oldin
  • As dark souls says time for crab

    Dr. fresh memesDr. fresh memes2 kun oldin
  • Because crabs are badass

    Hunter HebertHunter Hebert2 kun oldin
  • It's time for crab.

    Captain SpittlesCaptain Spittles2 kun oldin
  • Crab people

    Rezzmans 710Rezzmans 7102 kun oldin
  • I’ve been listening to true crab podcasts

    coke of colacoke of cola2 kun oldin
  • Because they're hard to get rid of... and they itch.

    KeK StrayHALO_MANKeK StrayHALO_MAN2 kun oldin
  • Crab people, crab people, look like crab, talk like people. Craab people!

    Heinrich von MHeinrich von M2 kun oldin
  • The story of my crotch

    Gaz AzzurriGaz Azzurri2 kun oldin
  • So are we gonna evolve into decapodians by the year 3000? Why not Zoidberg?

    dog goddog god2 kun oldin
  • Because nothing is evolving into crabs...lol

    David WesthoffDavid Westhoff2 kun oldin