Meanwhile... Do Cats Know Their Names?

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Meanwhile... researchers have concluded whether cats are aware of their given names.
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  • Angelofmusic Wonder

    Cats are jerks... I call my cats all day.. when I say their name their ears react and they come running or turn to look at me. Then there are times I call their names repeatedly while they are sitting right there.... they won’t look, or respond. They are absolute jerks.. they do jerk stuff all the time.

  • Steven Findlay
    Steven Findlay 3 days ago

    my cat understands “no” and “food” that’s it. he also doesn’t give a shit about “no”

  • Anthony
    Anthony 7 days ago

    The Russian candy joke is very stupid - it's never been a secret ingredient- it SAYS SO ON THE WRAP!

  • Brad Suarez
    Brad Suarez 7 days ago

    Cats are idiots, a chicken might know their name quicker than a cat.

  • John Othic
    John Othic 7 days ago

    I got staph infection from a bouncy castle

  • Kenita Jackson
    Kenita Jackson 7 days ago

    Love it

  • CAP198462
    CAP198462 8 days ago

    A phase of matter which is liquid and solid....were these scientists experimenting with corn starch and water perchance?

  • janet jackson
    janet jackson 14 days ago

    An extract of beef citrate of iron and sherry wine combined in this cure for loss of appetite HUMAN MEDICINE WITH COWS BLOOD

  • Loccyster
    Loccyster 16 days ago

    I know I'm 3 months late, but... Peanut Butter Clots?
    Not Peanut Bludder/Blooder Clots?

  • Wolfsong Moondancer
    Wolfsong Moondancer 20 days ago

    When cats come when called, the world is in reverse.😉🐈❤

  • mutantmaster1
    mutantmaster1 21 day ago

    The study must've been done by non-cat owners, because cats know their names, they just don't care 90% of the time when you use it

  • Clayton Briggs
    Clayton Briggs 26 days ago

    Could somebody help me find the episode when he goes to a small town where somebody has like 50 cats. He goes to a bar and interviews a drunk guy about all the cats

  • Freeda Peeple
    Freeda Peeple 26 days ago

    Cats know everything. That's why they don't speak up.

  • Matías Lavín
    Matías Lavín 27 days ago +1

    Cats actually know theyre names. They just choose to ignore you... you may undertand in eyes of a cat you are the pet...

  • Andrew Horn
    Andrew Horn Month ago +1

    Jet lag is a hell of a drug.

  • Annabell Mendez
    Annabell Mendez Month ago

    Meanwhile... something else...

  • Daria Tuscher
    Daria Tuscher Month ago

    What are you talking about? It was never a secret that Hematogen contained blood. It's supposed to work as an iron supplement. Though my mother always told me it used to be bear blood which might be an urban myth.
    Or do you think that blood sausage or blood pudding also use a "secret" ingredient?

  • Old Man Mercenary
    Old Man Mercenary Month ago

    Hey my Dazey isn't a jerk...Her Majesty just prefers her slaves (me and my wife) to accommodate her at her current location rather than relocate to our location. All Hail Her Majesty Princess (Silly-Butt) Dazey

  • Darth Arnicas
    Darth Arnicas Month ago

    My cat responds to Kelly when she wants. But the word she responds to most is No. She hates that word. If she hears it, it is noticible in her face how cranky she has become just from hearing No

  • Sorra Jade
    Sorra Jade Month ago

    Of course cats respond to their names but unlike dogs they can choose not to respond. As my cat dose when I'm gonna longer that 4 hours.

  • ErykaSoleil
    ErykaSoleil Month ago

    To be fair, though, the porn you have to pay for is often higher quality than the free stuff.

  • Anna Maguire
    Anna Maguire Month ago

    Sorry Charlie, your parents aren't a free storage center.

  • Kirk Schafer
    Kirk Schafer Month ago

    I think animals are smarter than we credit them for being; little birds, crows and occasionally squirrels will correctly follow hand motions indicating the location of unseen food if they associate your presence with it (perhaps when they're not worried about your hand motions meaning they're about to be food).

  • Gilhelmi
    Gilhelmi Month ago

    On the porn story, the parents hearts were in the right place, but they broke many laws.
    Their son is an adult, you do not have the right to destroy his property.

  • scipper54
    scipper54 Month ago

    he's doing his best

  • Christopher Felix
    Christopher Felix Month ago

    He made it through a whole video without mentioning Trump. Bravo, he really started to sound obsessed.

  • Gulnar Bekirova
    Gulnar Bekirova Month ago

    About Hematogen. The ingredient is not secret😂 everybody knows about that. Pretty delicious

  • Ascent
    Ascent Month ago

    Yet another example of how motherhood can be utterly repulsive.

  • Kono Dutch
    Kono Dutch Month ago

    I dont even understand how your writers graduated high school

  • Johanna
    Johanna Month ago

    What's the problem with cow blood?

  • Ekaterina Verbitskaya

    Does anyone else picture Laura Palmer in the black lodge saying “meanwhile” every time Stephen does?

  • kittypie
    kittypie Month ago

    who the hell is still paying for porn lmao

  • d c
    d c Month ago

    I guess that makes you a cat, Stephen!

  • milducekvailuce
    milducekvailuce Month ago

    Blood in hematogens was no secret 😁😁 and they are delicious 😉

  • nunya businesan
    nunya businesan Month ago

    I've know Akira knows her own name for the past decade+

  • Courtney Anderson
    Courtney Anderson Month ago

    Guys... always pay for your porn.. it's not expensive by any means. Dont consume content without supporting the creators. Support sex workers.

  • Rebecca Meyer
    Rebecca Meyer Month ago

    They do. They also ignore when they want.
    They do know their names

  • Tally Scott
    Tally Scott Month ago

    2:14 Isn’t that just...melting? 🧐

  • Patricia Hopey
    Patricia Hopey Month ago

    Of course they do silly and in actuality cats know more words than dogs..3cheers from Canada

  • Lana Mirman
    Lana Mirman Month ago

    I'm surprised that you didnt know about Hematogen. It has bulls blood in it and it's fucking delicious. It's good if you donated your blood for example and it kind substitutes and makes you feel better. It's super delicious and sweet.

  • Artsy_Judoka
    Artsy_Judoka Month ago

    I hope that man wins his porn destruction case, it would serve his parents right for intruding on his personal life and messing with stuff that's none of their business. He's a grown man, if he wants to own an enormous quantity of porn that's his right.

  • Mule The Donkey
    Mule The Donkey Month ago

    Ball Bounce House?

    Didn't you mean to say Gay Bar?

  • Kayla McCann
    Kayla McCann Month ago

    Yes my cats know there names!!!!

  • Mikey McMikeFace
    Mikey McMikeFace Month ago

    I'd like to taste those Russian blood bars. (seriously)

  • macforme
    macforme Month ago

    I trained my cats to come to me when I whistle. I stop whistling as soon as they are near me... so they learned to stop that awful sound they have to come to me.

  • Anna Cottle Cottle
    Anna Cottle Cottle Month ago

    Yea they know their names. Do humans know their doomed

  • Iris Pereyra
    Iris Pereyra Month ago

    Speaking of cats ignoring their owners, I read this post last night and I thought it was lovely, here's the link:

  • Rebekkah Ravenwood
    Rebekkah Ravenwood Month ago

    Cats are actually just as smart as people. They think on a brain level that rivals humans. x3 Interesting fact to know. Cats also communicate telepathically in a sense as they don't meow at each other but know exactly what each other is doing and where they're going. They only meow at humans which is another interesting fact x3. But yes, cats know their name, their role in the family, when you're hurt or need help, and many other very good things. It's always good to have a cat around. They are indeed proven smarter than any dog x3 they're just stubborn lol.

  • veera gosine
    veera gosine Month ago +1

    My kitters come every single time I call them and they meow in response too. We've got a good thing going. Gotta bring them up like pups

  • gasparsigma
    gasparsigma Month ago

    "Unclogged her milk ducts" wait is that a thing? 🤯

  • Shantanu Shinde
    Shantanu Shinde Month ago

    So that would be Charlie and his Porno Factory?

  • Dani Cleckley
    Dani Cleckley Month ago

    "They're just jerks" lol

  • Jewel Levy
    Jewel Levy Month ago +1

    Some years back, one of the cat kibble bags I bought had a zipper to close the bag. After awhile whenever my bf unzipped his pants cats would come running! Lol.

  • Jacob Bosley
    Jacob Bosley Month ago

    The Vladbar...

  • Missy Citty
    Missy Citty Month ago

    My kitties know their names very well. 😺
    I cal them ( come here Poopie-Doo! Come to mama, Chubby!), and they come right to me. ♥️

  • Sweater
    Sweater Month ago

    i have 8 cats, they all know their names (didnt plan to be crazy cat lady, i onl adopted 1. 7 are rescues. i mean real rescues as in i put myself in danger saving them, 2 of which put me in ER). anyways, training them to answer to thwir names werent hard at all. you just gotta call them by their names since they were born / adopted, and they will identify with said names. now my first cat are jealous of all the rescues. she literally look away everytime i call her. also she refused to come to the food, and demand that i bring the bowl to her. she wont eat together with rescuea either. such a diva.

  • debbie duccini-day
    debbie duccini-day Month ago

    My cat responded to its given name the very first day and every day since.

  • Damothedevo
    Damothedevo Month ago +1

    Meanwhile has changed my life, I'm now doing things in the meantime.

  • Mimi Penafiel
    Mimi Penafiel Month ago

    Those furry babies know their names and when you say their whole name first, middle and last they look down because they know they did something wrong

  • Mimi Penafiel
    Mimi Penafiel Month ago

    Your just an ass

  • Clayboy210
    Clayboy210 2 months ago

    Cats were once worshipped as Gods, and they haven't forgotten.

  • Colleen Forrest
    Colleen Forrest 2 months ago

    This just in.... Hamburgers also secretly contain cows blood :)

  • Maya P
    Maya P 2 months ago

    Is it just me or have Stephens Writers started writing much dirtier joke s the last few months?

  • Nate Davies
    Nate Davies 2 months ago

    Wasn't aqueous always the love child of solid and liquid?
    Also, some cats are nice and cuddly, at least the ones that have been mutilated by their piece of shit owners..

  • christy peck
    christy peck 2 months ago

    My ginger cat not only knows his name, he's smarter than trump. But then, so is my pet gerbil.

  • Charlie Hunt
    Charlie Hunt 2 months ago

    Yes of course cats know their names they just don’t care to answer when you call unless there is food involved.😹😹🐈

  • Bimbop
    Bimbop 2 months ago

    Its so weird: he used to be a satirical character of entitlement and privilege. Now he is one: I was in London yesterday... As though to discredit everything he says next, tarnished bec they're said to shitty people, the prols, us. He's a living joke that he told once a long time ago

  • Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones 2 months ago

    Yes a cat does know its name a living god

  • Brian Teo
    Brian Teo 2 months ago

    Not sure if the Dad of Charlie was hinting that crack was valuable to him just like those porn were to Charlie...

  • Google Cendrum
    Google Cendrum 2 months ago

    4:52 literally threw me off my chair

  • Smashing Pots
    Smashing Pots 2 months ago

    Im pretty sure the Mario Brothers already discovered something like that.

    • Smashing Pots
      Smashing Pots 2 months ago

      Sorry thats a reference to the [movie has been eliminated from all records....]

  • Rainbow the wind sage
    Rainbow the wind sage 2 months ago

    My cat knows their name. They come when I call them like a dog, but as soon as they see that I see them, they sit down like-- "no I just wanted to lay down on this spot of grass. I wasn't coming over so you would pet me or something. But you know, since you see me can you come over here and pet me? that'd be nice."

  • MrRasheedgow
    MrRasheedgow 2 months ago


  • Chudi Nwike
    Chudi Nwike 3 months ago

    I think it's the way he says the first "meanwhile" and the face he makes 😂.

  • cfgcfh
    cfgcfh 3 months ago

    >meat is fine
    >blood is disgusting and weong