True Facts: Freaky Nudibranchs

Share
Embed
  • Published on Mar 13, 2020
  • Cuz the ocean is weird.
    True Facts T-shirts: ze-true-store.myshopify.com/
    Join www.patreon.com/truefacts
    CREDITS:
    written and voiced by Ze Frank
    Special thanks to Soledad Callo and David Young at Victoria High for the veliger footage that were mistakenly attributed to Dr. Page. Very sorry for the mix up! See the original footage here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAu7J...
    thanks to Patreon supporter Sydney Brown for the Pikachu Swiffer line that she left in a comment. Join the community! It's fun!
    Hal Brindley: travel4wildlife.com
    Hal has an amazing vid of a botfly on his channel... sooooo gross.
    thexvid.com/channel/UCFpC...
    Dr. Jeffrey Goddard: Marine Science Institute, UCSB; Midland School
    William Goddard: Midland School
    Dr. Goddard and his son were very generous with their time and footage! Gave me some great notes so I didn't get my facts bungled!
    msi.ucsb.edu
    Dr. Jamie Seymour: Tropical Australian Stinger
    Research Unit (TASRU)
    Dr. Seymour has captured some of the most remarkable footage of nematocysts firing I have ever seen. Ptowwww.
    Bocas Del Toro Research Station

    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
    Thank you to the Smithsonian and to Dr. Maria Pia Miglietta for the wonderful image of the unexploded nematocyst.
    Dr. Louise Page :
    University of Victoria
    Dr. Page's footage of the veligers (Melibe) were a lifesaver. I wish I had more time to spend on their fantastic lifecycle.
    Dr. Leslie S Babonis
    : Whitney Laboratory for Marine
    Bioscience
    Dr.Babonis has the coolest job. Firing lasers to trigger nematocyst firing!
    Phil Lemley
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoss...
    Phil was so generous to allow me the use of his attacking rainbow nudi...yeah the proctologist...
    Dr. Marta Pola Perez
    (CIBC-UAM)
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Dr.Perez has looked at the possibility of self fertilization in Nudis - and you never know!
    Costasiella footage courtesy of David Palfrey/Hydra Productions Film, Photo and Training, Indonesia
    www.hydraproductions.com @hydra.underwater
    David let me use his Shaun the Sheep slug footage, which is really some of the best footage I have seen of this cute slug.
    WetTraveler
    : thexvid.com/user/wettraveler
    Pinneng was kind enough to share his Pikachu footage... Quick attack! Electric Shock!
    Elyse Messick captured nematocysts firing as a student and I tracked her down on linked in!
    Thank you to the following photographers that uploaded their work on Flickr with commercial licenses! A huge help to people like me:
    Greg Schechter: www.flickr.com/photos/gregthe...
    NOAA: www.flickr.com/photos/noaapho...
    Chika Watanabe : www.flickr.com/photos/chikawa...
    Kris-Mikael Krister : www.flickr.com/photos/1488358...
    Christian Gloor : www.flickr.com/photos/christi...
    Additional Footage from ShutterStock and Envato Elements
    Music by Tom Moore: soundcloud.com/querflote
  • Pets & AnimalsPets & Animals

Comments • 6 799

  • Scorpionstrike7
    Scorpionstrike7 2 years ago +1544

    Whenever he says “floppy floppy” and “fleshy fleshy”, I feel like my soul has been cleansed.

  • Jordan McDuff Official
    Jordan McDuff Official 10 months ago +316

    "Like a colour blind machinist at a skittles factory, the nudibranch is unable to appreciate its own decoration"
    What an incredible sentance

  • yukee nakamura
    yukee nakamura Year ago +2736

    “Every time you ask why, evolution either adds or removes a nipple from a cat”
    Was literally drinking water as he said that and now I have a floor to clean

    • Cherry The cat aka Yvette
      Cherry The cat aka Yvette 6 months ago

      *look it up*

    • InTheNight
      InTheNight 7 months ago +4

      Thanks, we all needed to know about that in the comment section

    • Lianives
      Lianives 7 months ago +1

      @TheOiseau ohh thanks bahaha😂😂

    • TheOiseau
      TheOiseau 7 months ago +17

      @Lianives -> Curiously, a cat can have an unusual number of nipples, like 5 or 7, and as a species, they don't seem to have a standard number. If you ask why, evolution just adds or subtracts another nipple.

    • Lianives
      Lianives 8 months ago

      I dont get it

  • Tay Za Tun
    Tay Za Tun Year ago +263

    "This is the first yoga pose they teach you when you arrive in hell"
    I was following his instructions to my discomfort and when he said that I laughed so hard I almost snapped my back in half

    • Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios
      Luis-Raul Diaz-Rios 2 months ago

      2:45
      O
      M
      G
      XD

    • C S ~ [Duke of Ramble]
      C S ~ [Duke of Ramble] 2 months ago +1

      And had you, I still would've nominated you for a Darwin Award, despite (thankfully) not resulting in your own self-created demise!
      But either way, given the type of video this was, it'd be a bit poetic. 😁

  • Smile Happy Arts
    Smile Happy Arts 7 months ago +176

    Honestly, mixing humour with education would've been the extra push I needed to be a straight A student lol 😂
    Well done, sir 😉👊

  • Matthew Wiegert
    Matthew Wiegert 2 years ago +5255

    Zefrank went from killing the TheXvid game to MIA and then straight back to killing the TheXvid game. And that is how a Frank do.

    • Bryce Shiejak
      Bryce Shiejak 2 months ago +1

      Beebeaz

    • M.Anthony C.
      M.Anthony C. 3 months ago

      @NITRO SHERBERT
      M.I.A =
      Missing
      In
      Action

    • NerotheHuman
      NerotheHuman Year ago +2

      To understand this imagine a neutron Star colliding in on itself only to form a blazing flash spanning the galaxy, that is how Zefrank do

    • Gator Dragon
      Gator Dragon Year ago +1

      @PetiEtoon goddammit, my dad and i loved those commercials so much. I still rewatch them.

    • Jane E Smith
      Jane E Smith 2 years ago

      @1MinuteFlipDoc noooooooo. Really?

  • Raf Padilla
    Raf Padilla Year ago +364

    “I know what you’re thinking; ‘if I had that kind of luggage, I’d pack it myself’.”
    I LOST it at this one.

  • AbiYah Gail
    AbiYah Gail 11 months ago +60

    I have watched THOUSANDS of nature documentaries, and this, by far, was the very best EVER! Who writes your material? Who narrates? How refreshing to laugh WITH the video instead of AT the video. Kudos!

    • Galaxy Kitten
      Galaxy Kitten 2 months ago +8

      Lol he writes, researches, and records them all himself. Which is why he updates so slow. It mentions all the credits and whatever either in the description or the end credits.
      Edit: just realized that you already answered your own question haha

    • Alexis Quinana
      Alexis Quinana 7 months ago +3

      Jerry helps him it’s so funny when he talks crap bout jerry

    • AbiYah Gail
      AbiYah Gail 11 months ago +9

      Abi needs to click "more" so she can get the answers to her questions, yes..I know! Now shut up Abi 🤣🤣🤣

  • Robert Combs
    Robert Combs Year ago +585

    "You see these two cows? Tricked you, they are actually nudibranchs." Lol

    • Coked-up cat
      Coked-up cat 6 months ago +1

      I know right! Lol they're obviously cows!

    • Lorlie C
      Lorlie C 11 months ago +22

      "You thought they were cows!"

  • Oscar Goldman
    Oscar Goldman Year ago +66

    You didnt mention that halfway through their lifecycle, some Nudibranchs eat their own brain (true)

    • Twisted Tachyon
      Twisted Tachyon 25 days ago +3

      That is a certainly an unexpected midlife crisis strategy. Not sure I'd recommend it, though.

  • JPEG Warrior
    JPEG Warrior Year ago +3640

    "This one is perfectly camouflaged as an old man with his hands behind his back inspecting his garden."
    This narration is perfect.

  • Meredith- Phennyyx - Paper & Leather

    This has to be the best commentary I’ve ever heard!! Loving the dad jokes and hilarious way this guy is describing things

    • Karl
      Karl 6 months ago +4

      Well, lucky for you, this guy has dozens and dozens of similar nature videos. They are all just as hilarious and educational as this one.

    • Meredith- Phennyyx - Paper & Leather
      Meredith- Phennyyx - Paper & Leather 10 months ago

      @blue dragonfly me too lol

    • blue dragonfly
      blue dragonfly 10 months ago +4

      I especially appreciate the little chuckle and 'that was a dad joke'.

  • Captain Tits
    Captain Tits Year ago +30

    "Like sneezing in outer space" I can't tell if I've just become more of a saddo through lockdown, but that line coupled with the nudibranch just like, uselessly flapping around.
    I needed that laugh so badly today

  • Lisa Chiappetti
    Lisa Chiappetti 3 months ago +8

    The "unsnailed snail" literally made me snort. Same with the proctologist.

  • Lord Zamasu Vegeta Black Fusion

    I was expecting an average documentary when I clicked on this video. This is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

    • Andrew Cramer
      Andrew Cramer 5 months ago

      The use of the word "freaky" should have been somewhat of a hint.

    • Lord Zamasu Vegeta Black Fusion
      Lord Zamasu Vegeta Black Fusion 7 months ago

      @Brenden Reed You are a bold one.

    • Princess Mercy Goetia
      Princess Mercy Goetia 7 months ago

      @Brenden Reed General Kenobi!

    • Brenden Reed
      Brenden Reed 7 months ago

      Hello there

    • Princess Mercy Goetia
      Princess Mercy Goetia 9 months ago

      There are few experiences that can compare with a True Facts video. And then all other documentaries are more boring than listening to that one socially awkward family member drone on about this wacky dream they had about a cat and a talking rotisserie chicken in an empty parking lot at 3 a.m.

  • Marta
    Marta Year ago +2954

    "It strikes with the vigor of a proctologyst who lost a wedding ring" lmao, sir you are crazy, please never change.

    • shaftdrive
      shaftdrive 24 days ago +1

      It makes one envision things one doesn't wish to.

    • Roberta Vann
      Roberta Vann 6 months ago +2

      @Julien Chappuis how were you able to stay at the meeting? My mind would have been in overdrive imagining all the other co-workers as the different types of nutibrachs.😅

    • Jim Q. Starr
      Jim Q. Starr 7 months ago

      @Tammy LaRonde hi

    • Jim Q. Starr
      Jim Q. Starr 7 months ago

      @Tammy LaRonde hi

    • Jim Q. Starr
      Jim Q. Starr 7 months ago

      hi

  • blue dragonfly
    blue dragonfly Year ago +78

    'Much like butt-smuggling hand grenades'
    As one so often does.

  • Lexington Felix
    Lexington Felix 6 months ago +8

    This was wildly entertaining funny and informative. I love watching animal documentaries so this was a refreshing change to the norm. Thank you ever so much, you made my week! Definitely subscribing. 😂👍😉✌🏻

  • Janese Killebrew
    Janese Killebrew Year ago +15

    🤣😂 I couldn't stop laughing, thinking & I'm learning more about nudibranch. This guy made it a comedy show/class. 2 thumbs up 👍👍🤣😂🐌🥰💙💚💜 a Pikachu that got busy with a Swiffer 😂😆 lol

  • Alejandro Mason
    Alejandro Mason Year ago +36

    “Looks like a pikachu got busy with a swiffer” lmao can’t breathe 🤣

  • William Henderson
    William Henderson 2 years ago +1529

    Sir David Attenborough: "Observe the nudibranch's magnificent movements." zefrank1: "WTF is that thing doing. is that even morally right?" Ah, there is balance in the universe.

    • Tessa Skye
      Tessa Skye 3 months ago +2

      I would honestly give up a limb to see them collab

    • Awesome Sauce
      Awesome Sauce 2 years ago +19

      Almost symmetric.
      Super symmetric

    • Stuart Yeo
      Stuart Yeo 2 years ago +25

      It's similar to how all matter have antimatter counterparts

  • NoRainNoFlowers
    NoRainNoFlowers Year ago +96

    Animal Planet has to step up their narration game 😂😂 get on his level yall

  • donovan comer
    donovan comer Year ago +26

    I actually used this for my zoology class and got an A on my assignment,

  • Johnny Robinson
    Johnny Robinson 6 months ago +3

    I would have paid WAY more attention in biology if my teachers all use dialog like this! Well done

  • Yakal Illidien
    Yakal Illidien 11 months ago +2

    I'm a diver and I've photographed these little shits for a long time but never really knew or cared about anything than the colors and shapes they produce. I can honestly admit I learned something from True facts, holy shit!

  • Blizzardthesnowdragon
    Blizzardthesnowdragon Year ago +33

    "I mean, why aren't our pants pockets shaped like gloves! There are mysteries in this world!"

  • Rhianna Blumberg
    Rhianna Blumberg Month ago +2

    THE BEST narration of ANY educational videos and my heart is IN LOVE with this dude!

  • DILLIGAF Dude
    DILLIGAF Dude Year ago +88

    "Much like butt-smuggling hand grenades.." LOL

  • UPSer Livin' The Dream
    UPSer Livin' The Dream 4 months ago +2

    The narrator for this video is absolutely hilarious 😂 NEVER a dull moment 🤣🤣🤦‍♀️

  • Clayton Baker
    Clayton Baker 2 years ago +847

    *"SCARY CLOWN SAYS RUN AWAY."*
    That alone is legendary.
    Zefrank1, you've done it again.

    • Chibihugs
      Chibihugs Month ago +2

      I was in tears, laughing

    • 클레아 Klea
      클레아 Klea Year ago +2

      @6:30

    • HTNPSullivan
      HTNPSullivan 2 years ago +4

      @Double G Loved that little moment, too.

    • Double G
      Double G 2 years ago +7

      I may have laughed harder than I should have at that. Had to pause. 🤣

  • raymond reddington
    raymond reddington Year ago +312

    "fleshy fleshy" "swimy swimmy"

  • Julie Iverson
    Julie Iverson Year ago +1

    If I had had this dude as a science teacher, I might have given up a lucrative career in endocrinology much sooner and "branched" out into stand up comedy.

  • Tskmaster
    Tskmaster 4 months ago +1

    "It strikes with the vigor of a proctologist who lost a wedding ring."
    Now there's a terrifying thought... a proctologist who doesn't wear gloves.
    How do you know if it's true love with a proctologist? The gloves come off.

  • dynepic
    dynepic Year ago +1

    I got yelled at for laughing too loud at the "why aren't pants pockets shaped like gloves" bit. God I love these videos.

  • Blue Wren
    Blue Wren 11 months ago +1

    I love nudibranchs and now I love them even more. Beautiful and hilarious narration born from a deep empathy for the sea and it's little slug bebes.

  • mitchsn
    mitchsn 7 months ago +1

    Nidubranch are basically what I'm always looking for when scuba diving. I've encountered most of these. Phillipines is nudibranch central.

  • PsychGamer_20
    PsychGamer_20 Year ago +37

    "It strikes like a proctologist who lost his wedding ring"
    I'm dead

  • Kyle Frank
    Kyle Frank Year ago +1

    I learned about these in my biology class, I'm glad they got exposure on this channel.

  • Catherine Dawn
    Catherine Dawn Year ago +3180

    I like to think that there's a university class somewhere that introduces each genus with a True Facts video.

    • Sam Alloy
      Sam Alloy Month ago +2

      Do you have any idea how much I lament that I, as an elementary science teacher, do not have a PG version that I can use?

    • Beelzebabe
      Beelzebabe 2 months ago +1

      In Vet Tech program and can confirm that this is exactly what happens 🤌🏼💋✨

    • Ari Woodward
      Ari Woodward 2 months ago +1

      My highschool teacher did show us one true facts video, we had to promise not to tell any other staff hahaha

    • Aimee Inkling
      Aimee Inkling 2 months ago +1

      This absolutely happens. I have witnessed it.

    • Laurel O'Brien
      Laurel O'Brien 3 months ago +1

      I was introduced to this channel in exactly that way hahaha. Accurate, cites sources, funny as hell 👌

  • Demi Akintola
    Demi Akintola Year ago +19

    “This is the yoga pose they teach you when you arrive in hell” 🤣🤣🤣🤣 ...my sides hurt so much!

    • MegaReaver MickeyBot
      MegaReaver MickeyBot Year ago +3

      Well stop doing that pose then or else you'll wind up with your nose inside out.

  • Horacio Longbottom
    Horacio Longbottom 11 months ago +3

    A colourblind machinist in a skittles factory. Who thinks of this stuff? Hilarious AND informative.

  • Tech Flagg
    Tech Flagg 10 months ago +3

    “If I had that kind of luggage I’d pack it myself” the Internet has not made me bust out laughing like that in a LONG time I DID NOT see that coming lmfao

  • stevensindr
    stevensindr Day ago

    I saw my first nudibranch diving yesterday. I thought, lets get so info on them. Saw this video an darn near popped a gasket! The weird thing is I actually learned a lot. The BBC should hire this guy.

  • Dani
    Dani 2 years ago +2746

    "This one is perfectly camouflaged as an old man with his hands behind his back, inspecting his garden"
    That is the perfect description of that nudie, I'm very impressed haha

    • kxmode
      kxmode Year ago

      @RoselynPlayz "heh, that's a dad joke"

    • deprofundis
      deprofundis Year ago

      100% agree XD

    • Stormi Wigington
      Stormi Wigington Year ago

      Pp

    • Caramel Kisses
      Caramel Kisses Year ago +3

      Dani 🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️

    • robinsss
      robinsss Year ago

      @Ka the Snobby Cat 0:00
      i'm not sure but i think your fried is crawling off of your plate

  • warren taylor
    warren taylor 11 months ago +2

    I am a diving instructor so this is great stuff to tell my student when they ask about nudibranks thanks 😊

  • lifecloud2
    lifecloud2 10 months ago

    Beautiful and amazing creatures. I had no clue that they even existed. I love that I now know. I learn a lot from these videos ... thank you!

  • Luke Pollard
    Luke Pollard Year ago +14

    “Specifically, and by specifically, I mean specifically, and by and by I mean and by”
    I’m gonna be using this as often as possible

  • L. Golden
    L. Golden 10 months ago +1

    OMG..I love this guy!!! Wish he had been my biology teacher!!! A real gift!!!👍💜👊

  • William Glass
    William Glass 2 years ago +526

    “It strikes with the vigor of a proctologist who lost a wedding ring.”
    Never change Mr. ZeFrank, never stop being you.

    • Professional Commenter
      Professional Commenter 2 years ago +1

      That was one of my favorite lines!

    • FesterWerks
      FesterWerks 2 years ago +1

      Best line ever

    • Sam Haines
      Sam Haines 2 years ago +5

      i needed this, a classic zefrank video, hilarious and educational

    • Akaryusan
      Akaryusan 2 years ago +5

      One fist proctologist

    • verfed
      verfed 2 years ago +13

      Oh god, trying not to visuailize. Equally poetic and gross.

  • Matt Rossberg
    Matt Rossberg 4 months ago +2

    7:38 almost 2 years later, countless quotes to my SO, and annoying my friends with this. Still gets a genuine laugh from the delivery of "it's cuter than puppies"
    you're a blessing mr frank.

  • KyPie8
    KyPie8 3 months ago

    Oh my god… the narrator is an absolute treat 😂 Also, I love Nudibranchs-
    I think they are freakishly gorgeous!!
    ❤️‍🔥💗🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

  • Julie Geus
    Julie Geus 9 months ago +1

    Guys, I was looking for informations and documentaries about nudibranchs. Ended up discovering the best YT channel ever !!!
    I immediately called my boyfriend, we laughed so hard ! Man you're a f**kin' genius, seriously I never expected to find this 🤣 moreover I'm french and I never had this kind of recommendations before ! We love you @zefrank1 🐡🦠 (there's no nudibranchs emoji)

  • Cleason Altman
    Cleason Altman Year ago +6

    "I know what you're thinking, if I had that kind of luggage I'd pack it myself"
    lost ALL my shit!

  • A Frog
    A Frog 2 years ago +2196

    "that one looks like a Pikachu got busy with a Swiffer"
    If all narration was like this, everyone would know a lot more about nature xD

    • dink's bussy
      dink's bussy Year ago

      @Adam ??? Or just a gastrodon

    • Mathew Pierre
      Mathew Pierre Year ago

      Spitting facts

    • LeFlamel
      LeFlamel Year ago

      But actually it's Gastrodon

    • A Frog
      A Frog Year ago

      I came back to rewatch this and saw a buhGILLion likes :o
      That struck me like a proctologer who lost a wedding ring!

    • Lance Barrett
      Lance Barrett Year ago

      Facts!

  • Christian Escad Lapasen

    "Unsnailed snail" - Great description, lol.

  • drew the French bulldog puppy

    Best narrator ever always has me laughing ❤️🇬🇧

  • Chris Skull
    Chris Skull 3 months ago

    These are the cutest things ever, I've always thought slugs and snails were cute. I used to have a snail farm and they would breed like crazy, I remember I had up to 1300 in one giant 5×3 tank

  • MoonstonePearl21
    MoonstonePearl21 Year ago

    Wow. These are so cool and beautiful! They come in so many different varieties too. It's a shame they can't see how beautiful they are.
    Also it was really interesting to see that one using the plastic bottle as protection. I'm not saying we should continue to litter the oceans, but it's good to see them sometimes putting all that litter to good use.

  • N
    N Year ago +1080

    The old man with his hands behind his back actually made me laugh pretty hard

  • JDD
    JDD Month ago

    "They can only see light and dark, so the nudibranch will never be able to appreciate the beauty of its own decoration". That made me think of Beethoven not being able to hear his own compositions.

  • Young Archaeotech
    Young Archaeotech 3 months ago +2

    “It strikes with the vigour of a proctologist who lost a wedding ring.”
    Dirty dirty proctologists.

  • Kenzie -_-
    Kenzie -_- Year ago +85

    "Floppy floppy spiky things called Cerata"
    My brain 5 seconds later: did he say Sriracha??
    Give me a break. Im half asleep rn

    • Geoffrey Herrick
      Geoffrey Herrick Year ago +6

      Spicy slug. Especially after they've eaten the stingers from a man-o-war.

  • sachiaiko
    sachiaiko 11 months ago +1

    U. Are. Utterly. BRILLIANT! My brother and I found u a few years ago. We have a reef aquarium and found ur squid video, which lead us to the rest of the videos. We were heartbroken when we saw u weren't making videos for a while. Recently we learned u returned with ur fantastic hilarious educational videos! We absolutely love u, I think ur brilliant, thanks for making my night!!!

  • Kevin Crady
    Kevin Crady Year ago +380

    "Get out of that shell and untwist. Who knows what kind of crazy beautiful thing you might become?" Y'know, that's not bad life advice.

    • Lamecgod
      Lamecgod Month ago +1

      not against evil

    • Kevin Crady
      Kevin Crady 11 months ago +16

      @Anne Bruecks That's just how Zefrank1 do.

    • Anne Bruecks
      Anne Bruecks 11 months ago +22

      I love when he hits you with beautiful life advice after the hilariousity and learning!

  • Craig Martin
    Craig Martin Year ago +1

    WOOOOOW😂 This guy's hilarious....disturbed but hilarious!.....so glad I bumped into this!!

  • CeaSlug
    CeaSlug Month ago +2

    If full length documentaries had this many jokes with such a calm voice I would absolutely spend upwards of $50 per movie to watch them.

  • Astrobrant2
    Astrobrant2 Month ago +2

    "Thousands of little eggs that will become thousands of little behbehs, ..."
    Which would have been cool if you ended with, "...almost all of which will become snacks for behbeh feesh."

  • Kim Sherlock
    Kim Sherlock 3 months ago

    I couldn't stop laughing at your humorous but amazing teachings
    I must say that this was the best thing to see
    Thankyou for sharing your information with laughing 😃

  • littleome
    littleome 2 years ago +570

    I nearly died at the "old man with his hands behind his back inspecting his garden!" And it was spot on too!

  • MissDolittle
    MissDolittle Year ago +1

    I don’t think I have laughed tears during such show, until now lol. The narrator is friggen hilarious!

  • Shining Raven32
    Shining Raven32 3 months ago

    Me expecting an educational video about sea slugs: "Oh boy I can't wait to learn about my favorite sea creatures!"
    Him: "or like a porcupine rolled around in candy corn."
    Me: "I have found something that far surpasses my expectations."

  • T. Ellis Nevia
    T. Ellis Nevia Year ago +1

    I love these videos - they're super funny, and v educational. I do have a hard time finding the animals sometimes, though - like the 'cuter than puppies' one, which /was/ very cute! I wanted to look up more about it, but I couldn't figure out how to spell its name, which has been a difficulty I've had a few times after watching these videos- the make me want to learn more, but phonetic spelling isn't my strong suit. If there could be a list of the animal names in the description, or in the subtitles, that would be really amazing. Thanks for making these great videos!

    • Zoe Curtis
      Zoe Curtis 4 months ago

      If you're still interested, he said 'sacoglossan sea slug'.
      Damn right they're cuter than puppies.

  • Matthew Walker
    Matthew Walker 3 months ago +1

    A few years ago I found hundreds of these washed up on a beach after a storm tiny little neon blue ones all over the place looked a bit alien

  • Nixeleth
    Nixeleth 2 years ago +60

    My dad bought a nudibranch for my sister's aquarium once, not knowing that there was a difference between a nudibranch and, y'know, "tank cleaners." It slowly ate its way through half of my sister's fish before she was finally able to convince my dad that the slug was eating everything, they weren't just getting sucked up into the pump. Gave my sister nightmares for weeks.

  • Tracey Campbell
    Tracey Campbell 28 days ago

    I was going to share this with my 2nd graders but after hearing this guy, I figured it best to not share it with them but with some of my friends so we could giggle over it!

  • sparkpenguin
    sparkpenguin 11 months ago +5

    "now i know what you're thinking: 'if i had that kinda luggage i'd pack it myself'"
    correct, sir.

  • ValleyGirlz4 aka Nat M
    ValleyGirlz4 aka Nat M 4 months ago +1

    "You thought they were cows!" 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 love the narrator, more shows like this one please.

  • PsyMongazoid
    PsyMongazoid 5 months ago +1

    So cleverly, and hilariously, written.

  • TheMadGamer121
    TheMadGamer121 Year ago +1202

    “S c a r y c l o w n s a y s g o a w a y.”
    Dude, it’s past 1 AM here, don’t hit me with that kind of comedy. I’ll wake up my whole house.

  • Kadagirl777
    Kadagirl777 9 months ago +2

    If I'm not mistaken, this is the same voiceover guy from the "Dear Kitten" series, and I am so happy to hear him again 🤣

  • KaiTakApproach
    KaiTakApproach 3 months ago

    I had a friend who lived way, way out on the edge of town in a cul-de-sac. Turns out it was built as a Nudibranch colony and some of them still lived there. It was 50/50 regular humans and nudibranches, living side by side.

  • TerminalVerbosity
    TerminalVerbosity 10 months ago

    One of the few examples of the "sea" version of a thing being universally cuter and less unsettling than its "land" variant. Frankly, if I was a land slug I'd be pissed about the obvious favouritism.

  • Laecy
    Laecy Year ago

    Given current events, I might just be cracking up, but “sneezing in space” made me laugh so hard I almost choked. Instant subscribe!

  • Troy Posey
    Troy Posey 2 years ago +898

    “And yes, that one does look like a pickachu that got it on with a swiffer...” 🤣🤣🤣
    What’s up Zefrank. Glad you are continuing these “True Facts” episodes. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    • Speed
      Speed 2 years ago +1

      3:42

    • Fubar and friends
      Fubar and friends 2 years ago +11

      Please keep these up, true facts is the shit!!!

    • HV
      HV 2 years ago +10

      @Pandacat 666 Best of luck Pandacat! sending good vibes your way. It sucks now, but it'll be over one day. You got this

    • Troy Posey
      Troy Posey 2 years ago +36

      @zefrank1 I have a patreon as well, I'll check your's out and follow. 👍🏻
      Also, just want to say, I watched your Ted Talks videos about 2 years ago, and they were very inspiring to helping me persevere when I was going through a REALLY rough patch in life. Thank you. 👍🏻

    • zefrank1
      zefrank1  2 years ago +227

      that line is from a comment left by Patreon supporter Sydney Brown! It's a pretty great community of people :)

  • Karl
    Karl 6 months ago

    Imagine being the first marine biologist to study these amazingly weird little creatures.

  • deanna creswell
    deanna creswell 7 months ago

    perfect commentary. very educational while still appealing to gen z humor. i want to see more videos like this shown in school.

  • Huong Vu
    Huong Vu Year ago

    Watched a few of your videos and this is so far my favorite. It's just packed with awesomeness!

  • bouranel
    bouranel Year ago

    Bwaaaaahaha you made my day. This is hillarious. Imagine having this guy in biology as a kid

  • Yerghaiz Verot
    Yerghaiz Verot 2 years ago +1980

    "Every time you ask 'Why?, evolution adds or removes a nipple from a cat."
    You are a genius, sir

    • JRMCNEA
      JRMCNEA 2 years ago +1

      @Yerghaiz Verot No wonder he's crying... Sounds painful.

    • Yerghaiz Verot
      Yerghaiz Verot 2 years ago +13

      @blackwingrose Potentially, you have created just as many cat nipples. Kind if a sliding scale between a positive and negative amount of nipples, really. The interesting bit here, is that we have stumbled upon Shrodinger's Cat's Nipples, wherein, you have both added and removed a nipple. But not just from a single cat. What we have is a superpositional state of nipples and cats, where, until observed, you have added and removed all nipples from all cats.
      It's really no wonder why it appears to us that they have seemingly random amounts of nipples...The count is in a constant state of quantum flux...after all, how much time is *really* spent observing cat nipples?

    • blackwingrose
      blackwingrose 2 years ago +4

      I've destroyed so many cat nipples in my life....

    • Adam Laceky
      Adam Laceky 2 years ago +14

      @Mahdi Mustafa It's a variation of an old joke, maybe started in "It's A Wonderful Life," where we learn that every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets its wings. Another variation is "Every time you lie, baby Jesus cries." That's something fundamentalist Christians need to hear a lot more, because it's not a joke. It's true. Hey, at least baby Jesus doesn't get nipples added or removed.

  • Denis Devis Ferreira
    Denis Devis Ferreira 11 months ago +2

    Muito interessante ...se tivesse legenda em português seria melhor. Ainda mais

  • Maria Shaffer-Gordon
    Maria Shaffer-Gordon 11 months ago

    Simultaneously very informative and hysterically funny. Bravo!

  • John van Berrgem
    John van Berrgem Year ago

    These videos you make Frank are both funny and very educating. Thank you!

  • The Wild Weston
    The Wild Weston Year ago

    Dude. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. This video is amazing!

  • AgravainFury
    AgravainFury 2 years ago +1972

    “This is the first yoga pose they teach you when you arrive in Hell.”
    Be honest with me. How many take did you need before you could deliver that line with a straight face?

    • darklord12345679
      darklord12345679 2 years ago +1

      There are a lot of lines where you can hear him laughing as he delivers them. I don't think he cares that much about keeping a straight face.

    • Elizabeth Wilson
      Elizabeth Wilson 2 years ago +1

      That had me dying.

    • 정지미
      정지미 2 years ago +1

      I was listening like, hm they do that in yoga class of.... hell hahahahahahahaja

    • Erik Silva
      Erik Silva 2 years ago +7

      LOL I still can’t do it

    • Kweyzo
      Kweyzo 2 years ago +17

      I'm in public had to pause the video at that point couldn't handle myself anymore lmao

  • mjrchapin
    mjrchapin 11 months ago

    This series is at least in the top 3 of nature vids that are informative and HILARIOUS!

  • DJ
    DJ 8 months ago +1

    Somehow these videos soothe me 🤷‍♀️ they are so funny and so informative. 🤷‍♀️

  • Robert Jensen
    Robert Jensen 5 months ago +1

    Narrator has first class skills. People would take complex subjects like this more often if instructors learned how to lighten it up.

  • treemerryweather
    treemerryweather Year ago

    you saved me! tense day, after 20 minutes of your videos i am healed and ready to go again!!! thanks ze

  • Eomer Simbajon
    Eomer Simbajon 2 years ago +1957

    Me: is this another type of slug?
    Zefrank: *yesn't*

    • Final Exit -23
      Final Exit -23 2 years ago +2

      somekind of snail that got freaky whit a slug

    • Nom Don
      Nom Don 2 years ago +1

      @araeshkigal that was so smart I lost some brain cells, maybe I'm dumb idk

    • araeshkigal
      araeshkigal 2 years ago +15

      Heh...technically this is another type of mollusk that is separate from both slugs (who never have a shell at any point in their life cycle) and snails (who have shells for their entire life cycle, and instantly die without them). As stated in the video, these guys are born with shells then get rid of said shells. However, because science is never settled and is actually inconsistent a.f., you will find all sorts of scholarly resources that still refer to these critters as "sea slugs."

    • Nom Don
      Nom Don 2 years ago +3

      Lol

    • Danielle Wilson
      Danielle Wilson 2 years ago +27

      Eomer Simbajon interestingly, what we cal, slugs evolved independently s few times from different groups of snails

  • Ekim Ateş
    Ekim Ateş Year ago +1

    It's so fun to watch your channel. I love your own sound effects. lol