True Facts: Dangerous Little Ticks

  • Published on Jun 9, 2021
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    True Facts Poster!
    Footage from ‘The Tick Ixodes Ricinus and Lyme Disease’
    licensed from and provided by
    Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) :
    The original footage was created by:
    Dr. Franz-Rainer Matuschka, Freie Universität Berlin
    Dr. Andrew Spielman, Harvard School of Public Health
    Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film Gottingen

    Dr. Uwe Sander - Director, Research
    Regine Feldmann - Editor
    Camera: Jurgen Kaeding, Kuno Lechner,
    Michael Schorsch, Hort Witman.
    Extra special thank you to Dr. Dania Richter for her time and
    for her patience in helping me understand the remarkable
    life cycle of the Ixodes ticks. Dr. Richter led me to the
    remarkable documentary that is featured throughout this
    Thank you to Dania Richter, Franz-Rainer Matuschka,
    Andrew Spielman and L. Mahadevan for allowing me
    the use of images and footage from their amazing work
    on the feeding apparatus in:
    How ticks get under your skin: insertion mechanics of
    the feeding apparatus of Ixodes ricinus ticks
    Special thank to Marie Vancová, Tomáš Bílý, Ladislav Šimo,
    Jan Touš, Petr Horodyský, Daniel Růžek, Adam Novobilský,
    Jiří Salát, Martin Strnad, Daniel E. Sonenshine,
    Libor Grubhoffer & Jana Nebesářová for making their work
    available through the CC 4.0 license.
    Three-dimensional reconstruction of the feeding apparatus
    of the tick Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae): a new insight into
    the mechanism of blood-feeding
    Thank you to Graham Hickling for licensing me his excellent
    footage of the egg laying process and Gene’s organ.
    Check him out at:
    Thank you Patrons Andrew Pann &
    Rick Rubenstein for inspiring jokes,
    and Tina Persson for asking that the
    tick not be named Tina)
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Comments • 10 858

  • zefrank1
    zefrank1  11 months ago +2185

    Very happy to have a sponsor like Curiosity Stream. I'm a fan, and I like the price. Check them out and sign up at code: zefrank :)

    • Charles Bronson
      Charles Bronson 3 months ago

      Is Jerry your dog or cat? Lol 😆

    • Adam Szell
      Adam Szell 4 months ago

      Quite frankly, after seeing your patreon stats, I'm quite disappointed at seeing sponsor-segments in the video... :/

    • Gayle Wayland
      Gayle Wayland 6 months ago

      Voiced vs unvoiced... a fine distinction

    • Eli Do do
      Eli Do do 7 months ago

      Bruh the captions said the d word twice

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 11 months ago +16564

    Ah yes, zefrank knows everything there is to know about hardicks

  • Panthera
    Panthera 3 months ago +399

    Dad once thought it would be funny to catch the hedgehog that wandered through the garden, and since wild animals are usually full of parasites, sure enough he caught a tick. That wouldn't be such a problem on its own, if only it didn't turn green. Grandma (from mom's side) was a doctor and urged him to get tested for Lyme, and sent the dead tick for testing as well. Dad was fine, fortunately, and it turns out that the reason the tick turned green and died was due to severe alcohol poisoning.

    • Flandre Scarlet
      Flandre Scarlet 16 days ago +1

      The plot twist at the end killed me haha

    • Karen Alleyne Taylor
      Karen Alleyne Taylor 19 days ago +1

      Bite back! 😆

    • Taylor Fielding
      Taylor Fielding 28 days ago +16

      Tick was green? Should've tested him for *limes*

    • Nad Do
      Nad Do Month ago +17

      tick 1: didn't you heard?? poor Tena died yesterday.
      tick 2: omg 😲 how?
      tick 1: apparently she got food poisoning after drinking human blood.
      tick 2: didn't her mother warn her not to ever drink from those filthy creatures?
      tick 1: you know how adventurous Tena was besides she was an orphan.
      RIP Tena.

  • Amy Michelle Wiley
    Amy Michelle Wiley 9 months ago +1580

    First few sentences I’m like, “is he trying to make tick sound like ‘dick’ or do I just have a potty brain?” Then he says, “soft ticks, and hard ticks” and I’m like, whew, not just me!

    • hah?
      hah? 7 months ago +1


    • hah?
      hah? 7 months ago

      @Jason Leayman ovvjxw

    • Jason Leayman
      Jason Leayman 7 months ago +10

      Turn on captions 😁

  • Willie Snyder
    Willie Snyder 6 months ago +211

    Having had Lyme Disease decades ago - when it wasn’t yet very common in Wisconsin - I can assure you that it’s not fun.
    I was very lucky; my doctor was overjoyed that he could claim some “fame” as having a patient he could diagnose with Lyme. He got me on antibiotics right away. I seem to have no side effects.
    Thank you Boy Scouts, for putting out brochures on the tiny, tiny ticks and the characteristic “bullseye” rash!! You and the late Dr. Duane Erickson saved me much time!!

    • Moon Midnight
      Moon Midnight Month ago +2

      If only I actually got that, at least it has a treatment, sadly I have Alpha-gal, and boy is it hard to do things, avoiding common foods and foods made with those foods are hard to avoid, or even interacting with those foods because you can have an affect sometimes even through touch and smell. Jobs that have anything to do with food is almost out of the question now, and at 18 thats really tough. My biggest reason for mentioning all that is hopefully get some attention about Alpha-gal, as it isnt as common and it can kill you if gone untreated like mine did, having almost fried my liver entirely because of it.

    • Froggy Tadpole
      Froggy Tadpole Month ago +5

      @Jesse Hanson yup, I had Lyme disease and no rash, the doctors wouldn't even test for it and I had it for months before I finally got medication, I'm pretty sure my joints are still messed up to this day and I'll probably get arthritis at some point

    • Jesse Hanson
      Jesse Hanson 3 months ago +21

      You're extremely lucky you had the characteristic "bullseye" rash; it actually doesn't appear most of the time, and so Lyme's goes undiagnosed in the majority of cases.

  • Jacked O'Lantern
    Jacked O'Lantern 10 months ago +581

    Wow, I never realized ticks are arachnids. Now Joltik makes sense. I mean it's still a tiny bit of a reach for it to evolve into an electric tarantula, but since they're both arachnids anyway, my mind can now rest easy.

    • multiple spiders
      multiple spiders 7 days ago

      I agree that Joltik looks more like a jumping spider than a tick, but it’s behavior is definitely tick inspired. It attaches itself to other Pokemon to feed on static electricity.

    • Tanya Queen
      Tanya Queen 3 months ago

      I've always been unreasonably scared of ticks. Not that I'd get Lyme or anything, just seeing one walking on the floor makes me scream and run. When I learned they were areachnids it all made sense to me. I was diagnosed with arachnophobia back in the early 90s and I'm no better today. I had to avert my eyes on many parts of this video because I started feeling the anxiety that I get... ugh. sucks.

    • datsuntoyy
      datsuntoyy 4 months ago

      Scorpions and Amblypygi are also

    • Jokerjokezzz
      Jokerjokezzz 7 months ago

      @ビデオゲームをやってみたい a.k.a. Yatte spiders stick and attack aswell so again not really a tick

    • ビデオゲームをやってみたい a.k.a. Yatte
      ビデオゲームをやってみたい a.k.a. Yatte 7 months ago +2

      As for you, everyone ia different so ultimately it's okay, but I kinda don't mind things like this too much. I have too much going on to not find some joy whenever and wherever I can (LONG story) so for me I wouldn't mind if Joltik evolved into a giraffe lol 😂 at least you aren't bullying anyone who thinks otherwise though. That's cool. Okay I wrote a lot.

  • Mac mcskullface
    Mac mcskullface 11 months ago +4284

    The size difference between the average tick & a "full" one is horrifying is like an inflation fetish come to life

  • Harley
    Harley 7 months ago +224

    I always get happy when I hear him talking about the parents of one of these subjects because then I know he's going to say "beh-behs" ANY. MOMENT.

    • Harley
      Harley 3 months ago +4

      @Tanya Queen it's one of the things about this series that makes me super happy. :

    • Tanya Queen
      Tanya Queen 3 months ago +4

      I just introduced 2 friends to this page and one of the first things they both said to me was "did you hear how he says "behbeh" lol.

    • Raven Gatos
      Raven Gatos 4 months ago +6

      I could listen to him say "beh-behs" all day.

    • Stacia Waraska
      Stacia Waraska 6 months ago +9

      Seriously one of my favorite parts of his narration.

  • Neveatia Shante
    Neveatia Shante 9 months ago +572

    Can you create one for hamsters. They are always looked at as pets however they come from sonewhere and they are pretty darn aggressive. Id like to know some true facts!

    • A E
      A E Month ago

      @FracturedPixels Sure looks like every single guy who mistreats a dog and makes it mean and thinks it makes him look tough to own an abused animal.

      D2DAJIZZELLE Month ago

      @FracturedPixels I like cats pal i like all animals just not hamsters chickens or pidgeons

    • FracturedPixels
      FracturedPixels Month ago +1

      @D2DAJIZZELLE You strike me as the sort of person who owns a pitbull just so you can feed your neighbor's cats to it

    • MozarteanChaos
      MozarteanChaos Month ago


      D2DAJIZZELLE 2 months ago

      Lol it hated me and I hated it... My 🐍 loved the shit out of it though literally 😂 and its eyeballs 😂😂😂😂

  • Ace Beats
    Ace Beats 10 months ago +323

    This guy would make an interesting teacher. Would probably get a medal for all the students who learned something from his class.

    • Den Dannon
      Den Dannon Month ago

      His dad won the Nobel Prize. This is literally true.

    • Ke baX
      Ke baX 2 months ago +1

      Mom : What did you learn today honey ?
      Daughter : Teacher told us about soft ticks and hard ticks sucking animals
      Mom : would you mind saying that again please ?

    • MrMonopolistic
      MrMonopolistic 2 months ago +2


    • LoliKami
      LoliKami 4 months ago +1

      He is.

    • alveolate hermeneutist
      alveolate hermeneutist 4 months ago +5

      sadly, if he did this as a teacher he'd get cancelled SO HARD, he'd be a soft tick forever.

  • Zachariah Silvestri
    Zachariah Silvestri 8 months ago +151

    Im currently going through a bad case of Lyme. I wanted info but I’m actually much more satisfied that I was allotted this humorous take I needed that laugh. Going back to dying now lol

    • Kamil525
      Kamil525 5 months ago +2

      @Zachariah Silvestri ayyy

    • Commander Cody
      Commander Cody 5 months ago +7

      @Zachariah Silvestri I'm glad

    • Zachariah Silvestri
      Zachariah Silvestri 5 months ago +54

      I made it. Hell of a trip tho, thank you for the kind words have a great holiday everyone.

    • Commander Cody
      Commander Cody 5 months ago +7

      Did you live?

  • Mr.Not.So.Perfect.
    Mr.Not.So.Perfect.  3 months ago +24

    I got bit by a Tick about 15 years ago whilst out walking my dog in some fields with tall grass, never really noticed much, was way too busy with work (i was a workaholic at the time, working upwards of 120 hours a week), so shoot forward a month and I have an half inch deep hole in my left calf where the tick bite had festered and gone bad, one morning I couldn't get out of bed, literally too exhausted, went to the doctors, multitude of tests on me, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma ?, Lyme disease ?, Diabetes ?, I had a ton of tests and all ruled out, no idea what was making me ill, so I googled my symptoms, shoot forward 15 years and I'm now in my 15th year of living and suffering with CFS/ME & Fibromyalgia.
    You ever get a tick bite, get it seen to asap as if you don't it can cause a life changing illness that you may never recover from and it will change your life and turn it upside down.

    • trafficjon400
      trafficjon400 21 day ago

      @Mr.Not.So.Perfect. People and thier thinking . i better get checked now .i found a small tick walking on my chest and put it in a small container. my hand is itchy red a little.

    • Mr.Not.So.Perfect.
      Mr.Not.So.Perfect.  Month ago +1

      @stefan andersen Only just seen this comment now and I was married at the time with an step-daughter and she was home most of the time, also whilst I was working my wife was at home and visa versa. Some times I took the dog to work with me too, so he was never alone for more than 4 hours a day. Also I never even got close to 6 hours of sleep a day/night, it was closer to 2-3 hours.

    • A440climbingchef
      A440climbingchef Month ago +2

      @stefan andersen or maybe he does field work and his dog is with him

    • A440climbingchef
      A440climbingchef Month ago +2

      @Kris W or maybe he does field work and his dog is with him

    • Kris W
      Kris W 2 months ago +3

      @stefan andersen Unless they have someone living with them who are able to interact with the dog regularly. Otherwise, it's outright abusive neglect.

  • StarryIcewolf
    StarryIcewolf 9 months ago +80

    You're so in touch and grateful to the people who help you with research, I really love it. Thank you for still doing these videos after all of these years, they bring such joy!!

  • AlexaWriting
    AlexaWriting 9 months ago +7

    I've had a severe phobia of ticks since I got 4 in one day as a kid. This is the first video I've ever willingly watched of them and only because it was funny. It did nothing for my phobia. I'm still never willingly going camping. But now I can say I'm afraid of hardicks.

    • KaazDov
      KaazDov 7 days ago

      house got a bunch of ticks once and they found their way into my closet and my underwear.... nOT FUN

  • Kristi McGowan/ Darko’s Cellar Door

    “It’s like meeting someone who really really doesn’t know how to use a condom” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    I laughed so hard that I got stitches in my side!! This guy is hilarious and informative!!

  • three mooseqateers
    three mooseqateers 10 months ago +3832

    Fun fact: Zefrank made a community post about how he spent a very long time making his Ts and Ds sound very similar only to have the captions ruin the hilarious innuendo

    • MrCarrick91
      MrCarrick91 2 months ago

      Well his hard work kinda paid off, cos I genuinely thought the narrator was Indian. You know, like that posh Indian you here in the movies.

    • Smatchimo
      Smatchimo 6 months ago +1

      did you need a community post to realize something so obvious lol

    • Goat Milk
      Goat Milk 7 months ago +1

      That's amazing

    • Sleepy Bread
      Sleepy Bread 8 months ago +3

      I thought I was the only one seeing this- that's why, as much as I hate ticks, I had to click to see if I was seeing right XD

    • SDelSasso
      SDelSasso 10 months ago +2

      It was still amazing 🤩

  • American Jello
    American Jello 7 months ago +4

    When I've had a bad day, I can always come to the True Facts series and I immediately feel better. Zefrank1, thanks for your humor.

  • Nick Mullins
    Nick Mullins 7 months ago +51

    "There are two kinds of ticks... soft ticks and hard ticks"
    I see what you did there.

  • Venom G
    Venom G 8 months ago +2

    It's sooooo gross watching bug stuff, but you're so funny & creative, I'll watch whatever you make!

  • A Lama
    A Lama 7 months ago +4

    I haven’t learned & laughed so much since I saw the last True Facts. Thank you so much Ze Frank. You are The Best ! Please never stop creating these precious gems of humor and interesting info.

  • Peter Parkour
    Peter Parkour 11 months ago +2651

    "There are two kinds of *ticks* : soft *ticks* and hard *ticks* ."
    I lost it there. 😂

  • Runescape Girl
    Runescape Girl 7 months ago +17

    after laughing my ass off constantly.. thank you. i never thought i
    would be able to smile again. thank you again. i suffer from ptsd and
    well (# here) other things. my life seems like a never ending nightmare
    and yet listening to all of these videos of yours really helped me at my worse. keep it up you badass mo fo lol. thank you Z

  • Manipulat
    Manipulat 6 months ago +2

    He makes his videos like this for children, and it's very sweet of him. Probably takes a lot of effort.

  • Tahaji
    Tahaji 8 months ago +63

    I laughed so hard … when he said “you wouldn’t hire him to be a birthday clown”

  • Shuur Monsters
    Shuur Monsters 7 months ago +14

    i love how you use the expected emphasis on sentence constructions to make me confused about whether we're talking about "weird-ass mouth parts" or "weird ass-mouth parts"
    as a strong linguistic processor, this pleases me.

    • Shuur Monsters
      Shuur Monsters 7 months ago

      @Elmojomo there i fixed just for you LOL

    • Shuur Monsters
      Shuur Monsters 7 months ago

      @Elmojomo ah yes. i used a 'k' in linguistick. that's definitely an indictment of my overall spelling ability LOL

    • Elmojomo
      Elmojomo 7 months ago

      but apparently not a strong spelling processor. LOL

  • rofl_waffl
    rofl_waffl 11 months ago +7442

    He's not even saying ticks, all I can hear is the "D" and the innuendos are amazing

    • Samantha Dotson
      Samantha Dotson 12 days ago

      Also memorable 🥰

    • Josh Young
      Josh Young 18 days ago

      @voidstarq i don't think it's genius. I just think he was trying to nail down the balance. And I was a vocal education major at university. I've spent half my life professionally training to blend vowels and consonants and trying to consistently nail down the same balance, the right balance, every time, and let me tell you, it is harder than it seems, and this is EXACTLY what it sounds like. It just bears so many hallmarks that I've spent so long learning I don't even know how to break them down into one explanation.

    • Josh Young
      Josh Young 18 days ago

      @Twinodoom yes, it's almost as if he's obviously straddling the line but it's hard to stay exactly on it so it ends up sounding like he's switching back and forth, huh?

    • Josh Young
      Josh Young 18 days ago

      @ShiGGleZz almost

  • CatatonicBug
    CatatonicBug 10 months ago

    Immediately before this video, I watched a video about camel spiders, which described exactly the same mating process. Interesting that both creatures do things the same way!

  • Muffin Button
    Muffin Button 9 months ago +8

    Not gonna lie, I had to check my whole scalp during this video.
    The only thing that made me less nervous was the fact that the closest I’ve been to a tick in months in walking on grass in shoes.

  • Cito Gonzalez
    Cito Gonzalez 7 months ago +4

    I don’t know why I felt so proud of my immune system when he said “it goes bad shot crazy trying to deal with it”

    • Magnus
      Magnus 7 months ago

      @Elmojomo Censors.

    • Elmojomo
      Elmojomo 7 months ago

      Umm...that's not exactly what he said... lol

  • Dawn Chatman
    Dawn Chatman 9 months ago +16

    I swear, these are the best nature shows I've ever watched.

  • sydneymomma11
    sydneymomma11 11 months ago +2512

    I hate ticks.
    I love zefrank.
    This is gonna be a hard one to watch.
    I'll pull through it for you, and no one else.

    • Beach Girl
      Beach Girl 11 months ago

      @Twilight Sparkle ,
      Thank you for elaborating.
      By the time they’re collected, the diatoms are already dead; you don’t need to feel bad.
      We can add food grade D.E. to our dogs’ food (to kill worms).
      For something related (cool sea creatures) and fun, you can buy globes of bioluminescent plankton (dinoflagellates).
      We had a large population along the shore in spring 2020. The bright blue waves lasted for several months.
      Scripps listed sources to buy them. We bought ours from Pyro Farms in Carlsbad, Ca., but I saw vendors listed on the east coast as well. I’ve had mine for over a year. Pyro Farms has dinoflagellate food, too. They ship all over the U.S.
      I hope that dude doesn’t try to eat them (you’re not supposed to, and it’s mean). He should try leeches.

    • Twilight Sparkle
      Twilight Sparkle 11 months ago +1

      @Beach Girl Ordinary Sausage is a man on youtube who grinds things into sausage that arent normally sausage, lime a big mac or kfc family meal, hes also done water, ic3, air, fireball whiskey, and recently someone sent him a bag of diatomaceous earth food grade to turn into a sausage and eat which her promptly did and ate for the meme

    • Beach Girl
      Beach Girl 11 months ago

      @Twilight Sparkle ,
      What or who is Ordinary Sausage? Did they eat diatoms, leeches, or something else?

    • Twilight Sparkle
      Twilight Sparkle 11 months ago

      @Beach Girl i feel bad that Ordinary Sausage poured some into sausage casing, cooked and ate it for the sake of "avatar sausage" meme now..

  • Jade V
    Jade V 10 months ago

    Thanks to this video, I got to learn all about Lyme Disease 15 days before before being diagnosed with it! How serendipitous.

  • William Scoggin
    William Scoggin 7 months ago

    I never thought I could see a cool video about ticks. But this was very good! Never knew you text only had three meals. Almost as fascinating when I found out that only female mosquitoes suck blood. It is needed for egg production, thus males don't bite you but drink nectar and plant juices.

  • Alice Jean
    Alice Jean 14 days ago

    The world needs more Jerry typos 🤣 always makes me giggle, please never stop failing to proofread 💖

  • joosukas
    joosukas 10 months ago +1

    Such a lovely video! Thanks for sharing the adventures of Tina. (Watching this after removing a baby Tina from my fibrous matrix)

  • Fluorescent Muffin
    Fluorescent Muffin 11 months ago +1510

    "You wouldn't want to hire him for a kids' birthday party"
    "It's like meeting someone who really _really_ doesn't know how to use a condom"
    Guys I can breathe

    • Fluorescent Muffin
      Fluorescent Muffin 11 months ago +1

      @Tanya Harmon Therapy Game. The photo is for some sort of celebration (probably, the caption isn't English).

    • Fluorescent Muffin
      Fluorescent Muffin 11 months ago

      @ERA CASTE oops 🤣 definitely meant "can't"

    • hdezn26
      hdezn26 11 months ago

      @Hoovy Simulator 2 I just use Google Translate it translate the russian/ or any non english language so I can read and reply if needed. The Links I usualy run that thru virustotal's website before looking into it. Some have gone as far as posting fake YT links in the past few weeks also.
      Thanks for the salute, sir!

    • Sentane
      Sentane 11 months ago

      good, oxygen is nice

    • Tanya Harmon
      Tanya Harmon 11 months ago

      What is your pfp?

  • Time Foolery
    Time Foolery 20 days ago

    If I were a high school science teacher, I’d treat my students to these videos. Comedy can be a sweet way to teach facts.

  • Brandy Mount
    Brandy Mount 8 months ago +1

    Have you done one about the sea louse? Curious what you’d come up with for your narrative. 🤔😊

  • Linda Isherwood
    Linda Isherwood 3 months ago +1

    Got a tick on me trimming my garden. Didn’t even notice until it was chubby. Not huge, but definitely not hungry! Took it to my vet because he’d taken a couple of ticks off my dog. I had a “dog tick” of course, but the vet was very kind and reassured me that they didn’t carry Lime disease. I now am the proud owner of a veterinary tick remover!

  • Alexa Dostart
    Alexa Dostart 9 months ago +2

    I LOVE CURIOSITY STREAM! Also, one of your most intricate and mind blowing videos!

  • GippyHappy
    GippyHappy 11 months ago +3876

    Zefrank was definitely told by someone that when he says “tick” it sounds like “dick” and instantly knew what video he wanted to make next.

    • J da high roller
      J da high roller 11 months ago

      I wish he didnt do that it was so unexpected but even more corny, and dude is usuallt funny as hell.. low point imo

    • Taco Cat
      Taco Cat 11 months ago +1

      The thought never occurred to me in a while semester learning about soft ticks vs. hard ticks and the different diseases

    • Jose martinez
      Jose martinez 11 months ago

      @Paula Kiesling q

    • ChadChu
      ChadChu 11 months ago +1

      Why if I comment something less graphic than that my comment gets erased?

  • Sushi Fox
    Sushi Fox 7 months ago +2

    This is the best improvisational narrator I’ve ever heard. He is so funny.
    (The captions are too funny.)

  • Carl Pedro
    Carl Pedro 7 months ago

    This video made me subscribe! Scientific, factual, yet funny as shit! Keep these ones coming, I will get you more subscribers

  • Josh P
    Josh P Month ago +1

    Everyone’s laughing at how he pronounces ticks, but there’s something about the way he says “her beybeys” is what has me dying 😂

  • [ 𝕁𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕪 ]

    I love this narrator. I don’t regret watching a *tick* documentary if He’s the one telling me All about it-

  • Eva Matthäus
    Eva Matthäus 11 months ago +738

    I love how zefrank just randomly uploads something so everytime there is a new video you feel surprised and delighted instead of taking it for granted.

    • Lavonne Russell
      Lavonne Russell 11 months ago

      It truly is like Christmas.

    • Eleda Towle
      Eleda Towle 11 months ago

      @dianne lavoie So true. I'm arachnophic and have watched his spider videos and now even this one... and I consider these biting spiders!

    • dianne lavoie
      dianne lavoie 11 months ago +1

      He could upload one on dirt and I'd watch it just because it's Zefrank.

    • DEXEET
      DEXEET 11 months ago

      Omg yessss!!

    • Rich Dee
      Rich Dee 11 months ago

      I was very very delighted to see this. It was a lovely surprise for sure

  • Angus Hume
    Angus Hume 3 months ago

    When I was a lad I was camping with my mates when they noticed I had a small tick. Popular consensus was either to smear Vaseline on the end and just wait for it to engorge and come off or tie some string around the base and pull it off by hand. I was unconvinced but a few rums later I was on board and they performed both on me at once. I guess it did the trick because I later I could not find my swollen tick for love nor money. Now after watching your video I know that such tick tricks are unnecessary, I just need the pecker services of a hungry chicken!

  • scrappy doo
    scrappy doo 9 months ago +18

    Ah Jerry, what would we do without your amazing script work lol

  • Miarian
    Miarian 3 months ago

    I was hiking in Scotland and came away with two ticks on my leg. Totally freaked out, I don't know how I managed to get them out without leaving the heads behind.

  • Lee Lewis
    Lee Lewis 5 months ago +1

    Again, the dialogue was hilarious. It kept me cracked up. And I was educated also. Very important :)

  • Josh_y_artstudio
    Josh_y_artstudio 2 months ago +1

    I actually got this one, but removed it. I really thought it was just a wound but I started to wonder why its growing

  • Jack Carey
    Jack Carey 7 months ago

    Funny, nauseating and informative. That's how I enjoy my educational tidbits. Thanks!

  • marie kastler
    marie kastler 7 months ago

    Love ZEFRANK's work! Those of you worried about having your mind in the gutter have Now found your Tribe!
    Plus, his list of sponsors is so lovingly curated, it feels like word of mouth!
    Well done, sir!

    • Elmojomo
      Elmojomo 7 months ago

      That's how you know the marketing is working...when you can't tell if it is or not.

  • Stephanie Baker
    Stephanie Baker 25 days ago

    Very well narrated and quite educational. Although, I could swear he was saying "dicks" instead of "ticks." Maybe I need to get my hearing checked? (Very funny as well; I also learned a lot about tick porn. 😏😳😂) Thanks for this fabulous piece and I'd listen to this guy again. And again. Ad nauseum. 🤪

  • Michael Wells
    Michael Wells 11 months ago +3513

    "This is what toilet paper looks like in hell. Now a word from our sponsor."
    That is some bold ad placement.

    • norweeg
      norweeg 11 months ago +5

      @sdfkjgh It’s funny that you mention that… the guy on TheXvid channel called DankPods has a rock on his desk labeled 1 Grit. 😆

    • Braden Wolf
      Braden Wolf 11 months ago +3

      You should look up Sam Reigel ads. They are unique, and strange like this

    • HMan
      HMan 11 months ago +8

      @Purple Emerald Now with walnut shells for added grip!

    • sdfkjgh
      sdfkjgh 11 months ago +10

      @norweeg: I've often wondered what 1 grit would be like. I've been told anywhere between "Take some construction paper, pour glue on one side, then cover that side with road gravel" and "One single boulder stuck to some paper."

    • norweeg
      norweeg 11 months ago +17

      @thesmoviemaker21 Availble in 5 grit, 10 grit, and now the new “smooth” 15 grit version.

  • hollyrr
    hollyrr 4 months ago

    I never imagined that I could be made so happy by ticks. But the informational and comedic sound of zefrank's voice accomplished that in spades. No, Jerry, not real spades.

  • Whitney Podhradsky
    Whitney Podhradsky 7 months ago +2

    HAHAHAH!!! ommmmg! I love this so much! Its great for lab tech 2 class as a vet tech. educational, but also super funny so it keeps attention and makes me laugh. THANK YOU!!!

  • Trogdor
    Trogdor 8 months ago +1

    God, I love True Facts. Even the sales pitches are entertaining.

  • Wendy Woo
    Wendy Woo 5 months ago

    Oh god! How have I only just discovered this man?! Laugh out loud funny, tickles my funny bone and no mistake! 🤣👌❤🇬🇧

  • Ghosty0100
    Ghosty0100 11 months ago +1557

    Hey uhh, can we get the next one about raccoons? Or pandas? Or something else that isn't truly horrible to behold?

    • Steward of Autumn
      Steward of Autumn 9 months ago

      @Irun S isnt a group of pandas called a mistake...checkmate :p

    • Jaden
      Jaden 10 months ago

      Fox or Horses.
      Something that isn't disgusting to look at.

    • Lulu R
      Lulu R 10 months ago +3

      Well the wild pigs weren't particularly horrifying so you got your wish kinda

    • Lulu R
      Lulu R 11 months ago

      @chicoktc ZeFrank did a video on marsupials. Koalas were featured towards the end, and he even gave them a song

    • Moein Pourhossein
      Moein Pourhossein 11 months ago +2

      Have you seen the ducks episode? Trust me, he can make anything a horror to behold🤣

  • Youtube User
    Youtube User 10 months ago

    I wasn’t sure I could stomach this video. I couldn’t but watched it anyway - it was very informative and very funny, and I am also very filled with regret and OH MY GOD I JUST FELT SOMETHING ON ME GET IT OFF GET IT OFF NOW. Wait we don’t have ticks where I live (mostly). It was probably a horrible venemous scorpion and thank heavens not a tick - or even a little tick.

  • Krevstar
    Krevstar 7 months ago

    This is incredibly entertaining and informative! Fun and interesting!!
    But I still don’t like ticks lol

  • Down The Rabbit Hole

    Well that was the most comprehensively photographed, succinct yet complete documentary of ANY insect-like critter I've seen, when dealing with their life cycle as opposed to their engineering feats, (like they do with ants and bees and such).

  • grphx7
    grphx7 8 months ago +1

    Today I had a lot of thoughts go thru my mind as I started to get ready for work, and I could repeat today a million times over and one of those thoughts wouldn't come close to being "I wonder what it looks like when ticks have sex"

  • Paula Smith
    Paula Smith 4 months ago

    I had Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from a tick bite that I thought was an infected sore. I waited as long as you can before, ya know, the point of no return. Thank goodness my doctor looked at it and got me all Skippy again, eventually. Tocks don't play.

  • Juan Cortez
    Juan Cortez 2 months ago

    LOL!!! Hilarious! and amazing video and visualization of these despicable Lyme disease carrying creatures... I know, "biology" and "science" and all that but I know people that are absolutely devastated by Lyme... incredible... who's voice is it on the video? loved it! thank you!

  • Maybe Or?
    Maybe Or? 10 months ago +1

    You made my day! And hopefully many, many more! Keep up God's work! :)

  • The One True Goblin
    The One True Goblin 7 months ago +1

    I ate a bad piece of meat, and used this video to purge it from my stomach while learning about parasitism! Thanks!

  • Brian Rivet
    Brian Rivet Month ago +1

    This is someone I wish I had grown up with lol. Can you imagine the amount of laughing going on by people of whom knows him 🤣 thank you sir for your amazing content. I share your videos along with Olen Rogers all the time with people who have never heard of either of you and they instantly become fans.

  • OldeVikingOriginal
    OldeVikingOriginal 10 months ago

    I heard a story about my mothers ex getting one of these on the tip of his weiner.
    Not finding any pliers in his car he desperately reached for a pair of branchcutters and accidentally hurt himself trying to remove it...

  • sephritine
    sephritine 10 months ago

    This is so awesome I loved it can you do more like this please

  • Peter Maier
    Peter Maier 6 months ago

    Very interesting and informative as well as incredibly great recordings😎👍

  • S. J.
    S. J. 11 months ago +931

    I've been a Veterinary Technician for almost 13 years now. Ticks STILL are the only thing that can turn my stomach. I've genuinely seen and smelled some horrible stuff, but ticks are literally the absolute WORST.

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    • Dolly <3 ! ! !
      Dolly <3 ! ! ! 21 day ago

      @trafficjon400 actually not a joke i ended up asking my dad and it was a true event :o

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    • Spore4ever
      Spore4ever 21 day ago

      Turns my stomach and my heart when I see animals with dozens or hundreds of the little bugs on them

    • k1j2f30
      k1j2f30 23 days ago

      @Beach Girl Ya, and boogers are gross too, probably taste revolting and no one wants to eat boogers either, except little kids! Lol.

  • K_A_I_K_U
    K_A_I_K_U 10 months ago

    I've never been this hooked for a science channel 🤔 Damn awesome content 👌

  • koriw1701
    koriw1701 4 months ago

    It took all this time (7 months) to be able to watch this video without urping all the way through it. It's bad enough to see them and know what happens medically (I'm a nurse) but to watch that shit in high-def detail was definitely something that I had to work up the nerve to do. And it only took just over half a year!

  • David Tomas
    David Tomas 7 months ago

    I suffered 8.5 years of brutal antibiotics (and 2 liver failures) with Lyme Disease and "She'll eat a whole bag of tics." made me LOL.

  • Shaeith
    Shaeith 9 months ago +1

    Interesting - still one of the things I'd have to have a talk with the big man upstairs about, should he turn out to be a real thing that is. I mean, ticks.. wtf, why? >: (

  • uriah
    uriah 11 months ago +903

    Holy shit I don’t think any Ze Frank video has ever made me feel as uncomfortable as this one yet I can’t stop watching

    • Pepper Millers
      Pepper Millers 11 months ago

      @Leong Kam Fatt yeah. It was mostly weird and honestly really stupid, but I think that was the point.

    • Cynthia Wadeson
      Cynthia Wadeson 11 months ago +2

      @Ahmad El-Baher me either!

    • Ahmad El-Baher
      Ahmad El-Baher 11 months ago +1

      @Cynthia Wadeson I mean, you'd expect ticks to be nasty.
      Ducks though...I no longer look at them the same way.

    • Cynthia Wadeson
      Cynthia Wadeson 11 months ago +2

      @Ahmad El-Baher I wish I could unsee the duck video ! Followed by the tick video! Yikes who knew!

    • silver wind08
      silver wind08 11 months ago +1

      Yeah you're definitely not the only one

  • mafarmerga
    mafarmerga 8 months ago +1

    can someone direct me to a reference that shows how ticks are "cured" of lyme bacteria when they feed on deer?

  • scipioafricanus
    scipioafricanus 6 months ago

    I got really unlucky last year and was bit by a nymph tick. It was so tiny I didn't even recognize it and, while not wearing my glasses, mistook it for a zit. Needless to say I got Lymes disease. It wasn't really that bad as I reacted well to the antibiotics, but the ticks here also carry TBE and I wasn't vaccinated at the time. So that was a bit scary.

  • Void Mystic
    Void Mystic 6 months ago

    It's a story of blood, saliva, and small rodents. Everything you need for a good bedtime story.

  • Randall MacDonald
    Randall MacDonald Month ago

    I have seen many videos advertising Curiosity Stream and have consistently skipped past the short blurbs in videos. I know what Curiosity Stream is, I know how much it costs, and how great it is for learning things. But, zefrank, please tell Curiosity Stream that it is YOUR videos that I will sit through the Curiosity Stream commercial because I love the way you present things. You are awesome as a teacher!

  • Liam O.
    Liam O. 11 months ago +272

    I love when you can hear him chuckling as he tries to read his own script😂

  • Aerwyna Oceania
    Aerwyna Oceania Month ago +2

    Bruh my uncle is literally allergic to meat after he got bit by a tick. It never ceases to freak me out how the DNA literally changes after being exposed to the disease.

    • Zee Aye
      Zee Aye Month ago

      That's horrifying. Also, look up a book called "Lab 257".

  • I do a little trolling
    I do a little trolling 3 months ago

    I love that our immune system has the capability of going "OH SHIT" as a response

  • Tokers Corner
    Tokers Corner 28 days ago

    Our immune system goes completely batsh*t crazy... You made me laugh harder then when I search for funny videos... Great job... I needed it.

  • Anthony Blakemore
    Anthony Blakemore 7 months ago

    These are awesome videos. We need some true facts about Rattlesnakes. (Or snakes in general)

  • Battlemaster Cin Drallig
    Battlemaster Cin Drallig 11 months ago +171

    I could not stop scratching at imaginary ticks the whole video. 10/10, would watch again (but maybe not for a while).

    • Withinder
      Withinder 11 months ago

      I’m not alone.

    • JazzyFizzleDrummers
      JazzyFizzleDrummers 11 months ago +1

      I'm so glad I don't live in tick country anymore. All I have to worry about are bark scorpions and black widows.

  • Ruth Crocker
    Ruth Crocker 9 months ago +1

    This level of narration should be on everything. Amazing! V v funny.

  • Murf Rirhke
    Murf Rirhke 2 months ago

    As always, supremely entertaining education.

  • Julz Hunt
    Julz Hunt 3 months ago

    We’ve got Ticks in Australia called Paralysis Ticks. So they not only give you Lyme Disease they can paralyse you.🙂

  • Shaner McManerberry
    Shaner McManerberry 6 months ago +1

    "you wouldn't want to hire this tick as a birthday clown". My God that's classic comedy!

  • Jake Isom
    Jake Isom 11 months ago +1571

    “The chicks would eat a whole bag of ticks.” I’m dying 😂

    • Jay Fredrickson
      Jay Fredrickson 11 months ago +2

      @Vulpine He has no problem pronouncing Tina. If he can say Tina, he can say tick. It's intentional .

    • Rowan Nyooom
      Rowan Nyooom 11 months ago +1

      i mean like, he's not wrong

    • name:hellnaa
      name:hellnaa 11 months ago +1

      @Prickly Pear why did l just find this man why didn't l get his vids recommended earlier l friking love this guy hes so funny

    • Keith Faulkner
      Keith Faulkner 11 months ago

      Is that what's called a ticken mcnugget?

  • Boo Spanyer Cassiopeia
    Boo Spanyer Cassiopeia 7 months ago +1

    Ticks don't get enough love, wonderful video!☀

  • Buck Flow
    Buck Flow 10 months ago

    my ex wife got lyme's from a tick as a kid. The doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her for a long time and when they finally figured it out they were blown away she actually got it.

  • L Dean
    L Dean 7 months ago

    watched half of your videz today... can't stop it's so funny and scientifically correct. Keep this ish stuff UP! Effin love it!!!

  • Izzylove^_^
    Izzylove^_^ 7 months ago +1

    I think the jokes in this video are especially relevant to me, since I once had a tick attached to my testicles.

  • mrbenz19
    mrbenz19 11 months ago +321

    I'm surprised to see that he held back his laugh quite noticeably after he said "horny organ"
    Usually he's always said stuff like this straight without laughing

  • B L
    B L 10 months ago

    I had my air conditioning on so I couldn't hear this guy perfectly and that opening line of "you're in the shower and you look down and see a little dick" ....I just about fell over laughing......"Swollen and engorged with blood"....Are you kidding me! who wrote this!!

  • Let bygones be bye gone

    I never in my life imagined that I could be so thoroughly entertained by a video about "d"icks."
    Thank you, TheXvid algorithm for dropping me here!