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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  • Chudi Nwike
    Chudi Nwike 3 days ago

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

  • cfgcfh
    cfgcfh 5 days ago

    >meat is fine
    >blood is disgusting and weong

  • EklipsedDarkness
    EklipsedDarkness 9 days ago

    I used to like Colbert... cant watch it anymore.

  • Skiie Editz
    Skiie Editz 10 days ago

    My cats sometimes respond when I say their names

  • Tim Davis
    Tim Davis 10 days ago

    You mean making things up don't you funny man.😂😂😂😂😂

  • Kathy Dockins
    Kathy Dockins 15 days ago

    I remember working with a substance that was both a liquid and a solid in my 10th-grade biology class over 30 years ago. WTH? How is this new? And every cat I've ever had has known not only its name, but the names of my other cats in the household. I'd say "fake news" but . . . even this is more accurate than anything Fox has ever said!

  • Topher TheTenth
    Topher TheTenth 18 days ago

    Sex toys vs. sex action figures: Is "Dildo" going to be the next Marvel hero? Just wondering.

  • Topher TheTenth
    Topher TheTenth 18 days ago

    People, hyphens MATTER. "Twelve moving boxes" and "twelve moving-boxes" are not the same thing. If the boxes were moving on their own, the batteries in the sex-toys were too powerful.

  • Pylonmastah
    Pylonmastah 20 days ago

    Orange man no like kitty kat.. *CLAPPING INTENSIFIES*

  • Ana Maldonado
    Ana Maldonado 20 days ago

    I am with the guy with the porn. Doesn’t matter what he had was his collection. No excuse will save those parents. Was his business.

    • Topher TheTenth
      Topher TheTenth 18 days ago

      Ana Maldanado: I just got up, can't see or think before coffee. I saw "I am the guy with the porn". I thought "Ana Maldonado" was a strange handle for a male to use, although I have a female handle that I use when I'm writing to correct an error in an article about the arts of highbrow music, because I find they're more likely to make the correction if they think it's from a woman.

  • Ana Maldonado
    Ana Maldonado 20 days ago

    Bouncing castles, for the chickens that don’t dare to parachute but want to feel like in the air?

    • Topher TheTenth
      Topher TheTenth 18 days ago

      Ana Maldonado: I think you're thinking of those chambers where the floor is a grid that you can stand on without breaking it and beneath that grid is a huge fan capable of creating upwards-blowing wind (which goes up through the floor since the floor is only a grid of rebar or something) in speeds in the neighborhood of 120mph with is in the neighborhood of being able to lift up a human being from underneath. The walls are padded. The top has to be open so the wind isn't blocked. They have to be built tall enough that nobody can get blown over the top edge.

  • Molly Smith
    Molly Smith 21 day ago +1

    No doubt my cats know their names. Could have saved you some time and money there scientists

  • Andrew Lambert
    Andrew Lambert 21 day ago

    Yes, Dogs have masters, Cats have staff

  • Julian Chavez
    Julian Chavez 22 days ago

    Hi losers.

  • Donald Krause
    Donald Krause 22 days ago

    yes.My fiancé said no YES NO YES NO YES YES OH YES NO NO NO YES NO ? OH FUCK ?

  • Chuck-U Farly
    Chuck-U Farly 22 days ago

    Of course cats know the names their human pet give them but to humans know the names their cats give them? No, so why should a cat come running every time their stupid human repeats the name they gave the cat? Maybe it is time humans pay more attention and learn what the names cats give them.

    • Chuck-U Farly
      Chuck-U Farly 18 days ago

      +Topher TheTenth When he nibbles you that is him being affectionate and showing that he likes you.

      My cat had a very diverse vocabulary. He had different meows for different things he wanted and he several meows for each thing to express is displeasure if I didn't respond quick enough. For food, he has one meow for I'm hungry, and anther for feed me! and feed meed NOW DAMN IT. My mother thought I was nuts when I told here about his vocabulary but after a couple of days when he would meow my mother would. oh, he's hungry go feed him or he wants to play. My other cat wasn't much of a talker but she would sit and stand on her hind legs for me.

    • Topher TheTenth
      Topher TheTenth 18 days ago +2

      Chuck-U Farly: My cat calls me "meow" and when he calls I run to see what he needs. His name for cat-food is "meow". I think this proves that when I die in the apartment and nobody comes for weeks he intends to nibble on me.

  • verilyheld
    verilyheld 22 days ago

    They know they're in charge.

  • Arif Iqbal
    Arif Iqbal 23 days ago

    I had a cat named Indy that always responded to his name. Only cat I ever had so I thought it was normal

    • Topher TheTenth
      Topher TheTenth 18 days ago

      Arif Iqbai: Where did you reside with Indy? Annapolis? Cats compete for an annual award called "the Indy". It stands for "independent" and is given to the cat who most completely ignores everything its owners want. So, good name. Was your dog named "Deppy" or "Pendy"?

  • Greg Moonen
    Greg Moonen 23 days ago +1

    I once had a Siamese cat for three weeks or so before I realized she wasn't deaf...she was just ignoring me.

  • Eduard Khudaiberdin
    Eduard Khudaiberdin 23 days ago

    Blood is actually not a secret ingredient in those candies. It's written on a wrapper. And they often are sold in pharmacies.

  • Richard Armida
    Richard Armida 23 days ago

    Hey Steven, Love Meanwhile....always entertaining and mostly funny

  • Marchant2
    Marchant2 23 days ago

    I have two cats. When I call one cat by name, only that cat comes running. When I call the other cat by name, only that cat comes running to me. It's obvious to me they know their names.

  • John Buick
    John Buick 24 days ago +1

    "there's bound to be some crack in there." hahahahahhaahha

  • prussian7
    prussian7 24 days ago

    Our cats respond to their names.

  • 2jeeps2harleys4me
    2jeeps2harleys4me 24 days ago

    Sometimes my wife and I say something and our cat reacts like she knows exactly what we said

  • Dog Meat
    Dog Meat 24 days ago

    A stray cat has been visiting my house for 3 or 4 weeks now and responds to the name felix immediately. It clearly knows the word i use to identify it. It doesnt take a million dollar grant to figure this out

  • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
    Lawrence D’Oliveiro 24 days ago

    Think how dumb cats are: every other creature that can climb a tree knows how to get down again.

  • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
    Lawrence D’Oliveiro 24 days ago

    Dogs do, cats don’t. Cats aren’t smart enough.

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 17 days ago

      Lawrence D’Oliveiro
      No cat-scratch fever involved, but thank you so very much for your deeply felt concern. The cats actually _can_ make it down from the trees, but owners panic and call for help.

    • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
      Lawrence D’Oliveiro 17 days ago

      +Mary Rose Kent Is that the _toxoplasma gondii_ talking?

      Here’s my proof: every other creature that can climb a tree knows how to get down again.

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 17 days ago

      Lawrence D’Oliveiro
      You are dead wrong

  • Birdsong
    Birdsong 24 days ago

    A lot of that was in bad taste :/
    Not funny, just icky.

  • Truvak T
    Truvak T 24 days ago

    Of course cats know, they just do not give a single, solitary fuck about you calling them out.

  • chas ames
    chas ames 24 days ago +1

    Can we make Stephen with jet lag a regular segment?

  • Katherine F
    Katherine F 24 days ago

    It’s pronounced gimotogen and it’s delicious

  • Gabriel Frank-McPheter
    Gabriel Frank-McPheter 24 days ago +1

    my cat has always responded to its name!

  • Steve Queipo
    Steve Queipo 24 days ago

    Cats are far smarter than that lil POS of a wanna be man colbert

  • tess macie
    tess macie 24 days ago

    You cheered me up today, I needed that.

  • ms knucb1
    ms knucb1 24 days ago

    Yes. My two cats know their names, as well as if I mention my son's name.

  • WolfkinNorthclaw
    WolfkinNorthclaw 24 days ago +1

    Cats know their own names and they know the names of their staff, and where you live.

  • Samantha Peters
    Samantha Peters 25 days ago +1

    Is his name Charlie Sheen?

  • Samantha Peters
    Samantha Peters 25 days ago +2

    One day my brother came home, and noticed some of his old toys missing. He then went nuts. My mum had given away my brother's Star Wars collection of action figures from the 80's. She complained that he never took them out of their box to play with. Also they were in perfect condition.

  • Calvin Wang
    Calvin Wang 25 days ago

    How is it spelt hematogen its gematogen look at the first letter and the 3rd to last their g’s. A russian h is a x

  • Antuan Grantham
    Antuan Grantham 25 days ago

    Its funny because cats are jerks

  • Command_Unit
    Command_Unit 25 days ago

    in Russia drinking blood while not that common is fairly normal... its good against radiation etc last time i was in Russia i drank antler blood!

  • Angelina
    Angelina 25 days ago

    My cat knows his name

  • Christopher Dennis
    Christopher Dennis 25 days ago

    Its hard to trust this guy now

  • Jaded Gamer
    Jaded Gamer 25 days ago

    Meanwhile - my cat is clearly not a jerk, unless he wants to do his own thing. Every time I call his name, he goes "MEOW?" He could be fast asleep and as soon as he hears his name, he'll give a sign of recognition. He'll respond to both Tigger and Tigs (yeah, girls named him when they were younger).
    So, this is old news. I wonder how much government money they got to do this "research"?

  • D. Gaines
    D. Gaines 25 days ago

    I only clicked bc I saw the word 'Cats'

  • serious
    serious 25 days ago

    Can't talk much, Steven? Lol

  • Kali
    Kali 25 days ago +2

    But above and beyond there's still one name left over
    And that is the name that you will never guess
    The name that no human research can discover
    But the cat himself knows and will never confess
    When you notice a cat in profound meditation
    The reason, I tell you, is always the same
    His mind is engaged in rapt contemplation
    Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name
    His ineffable, effable, effanineffable
    Deep and inscrutable singular name
    Name, name, name, name, name, name
    -- Cats (The Musical), "The Naming of Cats"

  • Eliz Donovan
    Eliz Donovan 25 days ago +2

    Meanwhile ... does any human recognize the individual mew sound which the cat 🐈 assigns to their individual servants?

  • philiphied
    philiphied 25 days ago

    My cat 100% knows his name. I can call him from anywhere in the house.

  • Jeff Doe
    Jeff Doe 25 days ago

    My wife loves ball pits

  • Tanya Lymar
    Tanya Lymar 25 days ago

    oh no, you got it wrong, everyone in russia knows that hematogen contains blood, it's just that no one really cares.

  • Оля Гулина
    Оля Гулина 25 days ago

    Every russian knows that Гематоген contains cow's blood. I knew it since I was 9

  • bulvietis
    bulvietis 25 days ago

    hematogen has cow blood because it is the most efficient source of iron , together with beef

  • john ogden
    john ogden 25 days ago

    Meanwhile the douchebags

  • datanerator
    datanerator 25 days ago

    Those candy bars are great actually

  • Roo Macropod
    Roo Macropod 26 days ago +1

    No one suspected that Hematogen contains blood? Everyone in Russia knows

  • Oobiedoobs
    Oobiedoobs 26 days ago +1

    I had a cat that not only responded to her own name, but several nicknames I had for her as well.

  • eli paynter
    eli paynter 26 days ago

    Shitty new rule

  • Ian Potocnik
    Ian Potocnik 26 days ago

    I knew Putin was a Vampire!

  • tyranomegosaurus
    tyranomegosaurus 26 days ago +1

    my cats know their names! They always come when I call.

  • UninstallingWindows
    UninstallingWindows 26 days ago

    The "Hematogen" candy bar didnt "secretly" contain blood. Everyone knew that it contains blood( at least where i'm from ) and still eat it. ITs sweet and good. We called it "cow blood candy".

  • Dak Lamerbusch
    Dak Lamerbusch 26 days ago +2

    2:15 - Spongebob predicted this. It's called a _lolsquid._

  • Sarah James
    Sarah James 26 days ago

    yes? mine do anyway

  • Aaendi
    Aaendi 26 days ago

    Wow, an entire Colbert sketch where he doesn't mention Trump once! 😱

  • Anthelios Eksel
    Anthelios Eksel 26 days ago

    It's a LOLSQUID -- and a sponge knew about this years before...

  • Jay The Blue Gamer
    Jay The Blue Gamer 26 days ago

    I call my cat a number of pet names:
    1. Brew Brew
    2. Punky Monkey
    3. De Brew
    4. Brewberry Muffin
    5. Brewberry Business
    6. Rudy Brew
    7. Brewby-Brew (who brewby-brews the way Scooby -Doo's)
    8. Wrood Beezness
    9. De Punkiest ob Punkies/Monkeys
    10. Brew (who Brew scadoos like Steve and Blue)
    Never has saying ANY of those names sternly EVER gotten any other response besides her either running up to me for brushes or just giving me her typical "Oscar the grouch" look like "bitch puLEEZE!" 😒
    HOWEVER! When she's in trouble, I break out her full name - the real thing - and she KNOWS! 😂 She looks at me like "oh, SHIT!" 😱 before booking it - and I mean BOOKING it! - the hell outta there! 😆

  • LittleHawk 2
    LittleHawk 2 26 days ago

    My 🐈 Repo Piggy Puppy, only comes if I promise him a game of cat softball. Smart cookie!

  • jerrysizzler44
    jerrysizzler44 26 days ago

    BOUNCY BOUNCY ooh such a good time BOUNCY BOUNCY shoes all in a line 👞👟👠👡👢

  • Luya Wish
    Luya Wish 26 days ago

    Weird that America is freaking about hematogen. I am not from Russia but Western Europe, where we make our own version of it. I've been eating it since I was a little girl and it does help me a lot, since I am anemic . It helps me to deal with menstruation, which would be bloody and painful without this snack. As far as I know the blood used in the bar is leftovers from slaughter house. I think it's an economical choice. Any other blood supplement to my knowledge also uses animal blood Don't judge me before you try it. And if you do, remember that gummy bears are usually made from leftover animal organs or skin.

  • EPMG1E
    EPMG1E 26 days ago

    Actually, everybody knew it contained blood as one of ingredients, hence the name, it was supposed to indicate that. Not really news. Most sweets nowadays contain much more disgusting ingredients, it's just that regular people do not know/understant it

  • Amani Lee
    Amani Lee 26 days ago

    1. Don't matter how much you disagree with an adults choices. If it aint illegal (e.g., video games, pornography) you have no right to move or throw away their stuff/property.
    2. If you are going to be a dick and steal/take someone's property, why would you throw it away? Sell that crap! People end up throwing away good money because they ignorantly throw away something just because they don't like it.

  • Bianca Bloom
    Bianca Bloom 26 days ago

    But did we _need_ that study?
    If your cat doesn’t respond to it’s name _it fucking hates you._

  • iDGF999
    iDGF999 26 days ago +1

    Does Trump know his name?

  • Joy C
    Joy C 26 days ago

    Bravo for not making the last story into a shame-fest. Anyone nursing has probably dealt with it. Also, hilarious joke.

  • phuggin right
    phuggin right 26 days ago +1

    Oh Stephen... it ok baby, everyone needs a nap once in a while

  • Megzzzx
    Megzzzx 26 days ago

    I have 4 cats. They all respond to their names. If you get them from a young age and say their name a lot they learn.

  • Elman374
    Elman374 26 days ago

    This is the best "Meanwhile" tbh😂😭

  • Dimple Kakade
    Dimple Kakade 26 days ago

    Love meanwhile

  • Mentirosienta IDC
    Mentirosienta IDC 26 days ago

    No they no the tone u use to call them, I think.. or my cat is weird..

  • LW Riker
    LW Riker 26 days ago +1

    My cat, Griffon, absolutely knows her name. She will look at me when I call another cat, Princess, or if I call one of the dogs, Pippin!, but she will run to me when I call Griffon!.

  • Guy Chaperon
    Guy Chaperon 26 days ago

    cats know everything

  • Gennady Reshetnikov
    Gennady Reshetnikov 26 days ago

    Come on Stephen, get your facts straight. Every Russian knows Hematogen contains blood, I knew that since I was 5 or so years old. There's no secret here.

    • Duribethin
      Duribethin 25 days ago

      @Gennady Reshetnikov - Hehe, you can blame Rachelle Bergstein
      for the clickbait article. Stephen even questioned it himself (3:04).

  • Moto Missile
    Moto Missile 26 days ago

    Yes they definitely know

  • William Hinton
    William Hinton 26 days ago

    Everh man needs a dog to make feel like someone and cat to bring hin back to earth.....rd.

  • William Hinton
    William Hinton 26 days ago

    Thats donalds collection and he got caught with it under his wife side of the bed .....pervert in chief .

  • Toby Bartels
    Toby Bartels 26 days ago

    They know … they just don't care.

  • Barclay Howarth
    Barclay Howarth 26 days ago

    a solid + a liquid = a loquid

  • Toby Towbs
    Toby Towbs 26 days ago

    But, like all parasites, cats don't bother to give names to their human hosts!

  • Helen Maccallin
    Helen Maccallin 26 days ago

    Everybody knew that hematogen contains cow’s blood, this news is a bullshit. I don’t understand why people booing? I guess they never ordered steak cooked rare in the restaurant?

  • S Venter
    S Venter 26 days ago

    Cats are not jerks, they are just like people with a sense of autonomy. People who want slaves get animals who don’t know how to take care of themselves, people who see animals as equals get cats. Anyone who has ever had a good relationship with a cat will tell you that they can and do respond to their names every time. As long as you’re not just calling them to show them whose the boss, they respect you as an equal too.

  • Rhonda Weber
    Rhonda Weber 26 days ago

    I’m a cat lover, and that was hilarious! “They’re just jerks.”

  • Dusty Fox
    Dusty Fox 26 days ago +1

    Confused about the liquid and solid at the same time thing.Because that's always been a thing. How is it different than glass?

    • Amani Lee
      Amani Lee 26 days ago

      It's probably one of those clickbait headlines misrepresenting science. If anything it sounded like a non-newtonian liquid when described.

  • Shandel Roll
    Shandel Roll 26 days ago

    Yes. They're just assholes.

  • Steven Bee
    Steven Bee 26 days ago +1

    What's with the people shocked about the snack that contains cow blood? What do you think is in beef?

    • Steven Bee
      Steven Bee 25 days ago

      +nantastic sure, but I am not talking about myoglobin. I'm talking about blood. There is blood in meat. Red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. They drain most of it in the slaughterhouse, but all meat still contains blood... Much like the Russian snack-food mentioned in this clip - I'm sure it wasn't drooling out blood either, blood was just an ingredient, as it is in meat.

    • nantastic
      nantastic 25 days ago

      if you're talking about the red liquid, it's not blood. it's myoglobin.

    • Steven Bee
      Steven Bee 25 days ago

      +nantastic I'm not saying soaked; I'm saying it contains blood. All beef contains blood.

    • nantastic
      nantastic 25 days ago

      if you're buying blood-soaked beef in the supermarket, you're doing it wrong.

  • oopsy444
    oopsy444 26 days ago

    That man is the best hype man ever. I wish my hype man was that good. *angrily stares at hype rock*

  • R. McBride
    R. McBride 26 days ago

    I can confirm on the cats. All of ours know their names, particularly the youngest, although... he will answer either to "Jakey" or "JAKEY-YOU-LITTLE-BASTARD!!!".

  • Wilma Washington
    Wilma Washington 26 days ago

    Silly, cats know their names.

  • Khaos Inoculation
    Khaos Inoculation 26 days ago

    "Cats know their names.. Finally confirming that they're just jerks." Yes.. Because American's are jerks when they don't obey just because they heard their names. Cats are proud animals, and most humans are just retards. I can prove it too..
    Are humans really that conscious?
    Counter evidence 1. Billions of devices made with real resources that exist flawlessly in digital forms in ALL smartphones, tons of energy wastes from the factories, and pollution. All over banning those products from real materials to increase the standards of all devices that can hold them.
    Counter evidence 2. The introduction of google glasses should have made people realize the technology could get better, and instead it was simply washed out of human minds. The capacity for any size screen any where you go, for almost no resource costs of maximum size. Including removal of cheap screens from all your junk standards.
    Counter evidence 3. We warn you about climate change, and in result you people step up thousands of versions of disposable air cleaner production from factories over the best of human knowledge.
    ^^ 100 fold EXTRA pollution.. You people even tolerate the production of thousands of versions for each step in mobile computing devices. We shift military assets around you as a warning of consciousness, and claim its preparation to defend against rivals that would void assets troops with nukes. Not because most humans are like lower animals that are so SHAMEFULLY stupid that they are approaching the need for a HUNTING SEASON. To prevent an ANIMAL from exhausting its habitat which could lead to extinction.. Climate change anyone? GREATER GOOD.. Wake up herd animals.. Because GREAT MEN have always been willing to do TERRIBLE THINGS for the species.

  • Lily Hults
    Lily Hults 26 days ago

    Hey, leave our гематоген alone haha