Why Blue Whales Don't Get Cancer - Peto's Paradox

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Cancer is a creepy and mysterious thing. While we tried to understand it, to get better at killing it, we discovered a biological paradox that remains unsolved to this day: large animals seem to be immune to cancer. Which doesn’t make any sense - the bigger a being, the more cancer it should have. To understand why, we first need to take a look at the nature of cancer itself.
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    • TheAnimationNation


      18 dögum síðan


    • Al Husna77 Husna

      Al Husna77 Husna

      28 dögum síðan

      Why does it has 9 likes and no replies

  • Benji Quenji

    Benji Quenji

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Your videos are amazing

  • Ilyas A Yusuf

    Ilyas A Yusuf

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Joe is immune to cancer

  • Sam Spencer

    Sam Spencer

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Because whales don't eat fast food or drink alcohol or smoke

  • Pingus Dingus

    Pingus Dingus

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    6:09 The hat he is wearing...M O R E...

  • anosmianAcrimony


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I’m curious for how long through their lives blue whales, elephants and other very large animals continue to make babies. One reason we humans still have as much cancer as we do, is that evolution doesn’t have much incentive to prevent us developing it AFTER we have reproduced. Hence why we have kids at 20-30 and for the most part start getting cancer in middle to old age. If whales and things keep having kids the whole time, it could explain why they have more tumour suppressor genes - there would be more evolutionary impetus for that.

  • availablehage


    Degi Síðan síðan

    So a fatter person is less likely to get cancer?

  • Tea -Serious

    Tea -Serious

    Degi Síðan síðan

    99%of the comments: *cancer killing cancer*
    1%of the comments: about this damn video

  • Beliye Kolgotki

    Beliye Kolgotki

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Dinosaurs did not have cancer then

  • Mysterious Person

    Mysterious Person

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The cancer just cancels itself out. Basic division

  • 70s Tunes

    70s Tunes

    2 dögum síðan

    🤺 against 🤺 ... excellent, a microscopic War. Now to just figure out how to replicate that for use in humans

  • Josh Shaw

    Josh Shaw

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  • Andy Taylor

    Andy Taylor

    2 dögum síðan

    I just lost a good friend to cancer😢

    • Augusto Nicolás XD

      Augusto Nicolás XD

      2 dögum síðan

      R.I.P. 😔

  • Energy Power

    Energy Power

    2 dögum síðan

    Yo mama so fat she can't get cancer

    • Augusto Nicolás XD

      Augusto Nicolás XD

      2 dögum síðan


  • Pavel Boico

    Pavel Boico

    2 dögum síðan

    Just not true

  • General Klump

    General Klump

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  • Bob B.

    Bob B.

    2 dögum síðan

    @1:15 Did anyone notice they made the cell protein look like the logo bird? Lol

    • Augusto Nicolás XD

      Augusto Nicolás XD

      2 dögum síðan

      Wow :0

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    Markanthony Lo

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  • Ashutosh Auti

    Ashutosh Auti

    3 dögum síðan

    Nice video

  • Ernest Mateha

    Ernest Mateha

    3 dögum síðan

    It's all schockingly relatable to how it works on human-society(or nation) level. It's all just a beautifuly enveloping fractal isn't it.

  • Chinese Communist Party

    Chinese Communist Party

    3 dögum síðan

    u r cool

  • Original Danオリジナルダン

    Original Danオリジナルダン

    4 dögum síðan

    “Big animals are immune to this”
    Its time to get bigger better stronger

  • Jung Choi

    Jung Choi

    4 dögum síðan

    암세포가 암에 걸려 뒤진다는 게 진짜였어...?

  • Memeable Scientists

    Memeable Scientists

    4 dögum síðan

    "Nuke is the solution of everything"
    - Scientists are still finding who said this

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    Gallagher Alicia

    4 dögum síðan

    The smiling waterfall compatibly drip because sing naturally fax a a complex methane. squeamish, husky poison

  • The ender

    The ender

    4 dögum síðan

    In conclusion

    We might have to follow Americans ways

  • Jose Niño Lacuata

    Jose Niño Lacuata

    5 dögum síðan

    Jesus this entire comment section is full of jokes and memes

  • Aarav Suhas

    Aarav Suhas

    5 dögum síðan

    So to recap :
    A cancer cell either dies a hero, or lives long enough to see itself become the villain.

  • Scapegoat


    6 dögum síðan

    2:59 So Furbies became extict due to cancer? You really CAN learn a lot from this channel...

  • Beng Gaming

    Beng Gaming

    6 dögum síðan

    That actually make sense
    Like my teamate hes cancerous
    Because he has little brain

  • dominato domines

    dominato domines

    6 dögum síðan

    We all gonna die from cancer

  • Raptus


    6 dögum síðan

    Elephants start getting cancer - Alright boi's we have to sacrifice our ability to speak.

  • John Benedict Nama

    John Benedict Nama

    7 dögum síðan

    3:19 the cell looks so pitiful as of it really didn’t want to become a cancer cell but he was corrupted and had no choice🥺

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    Pink Biology with Annika

    7 dögum síðan

    I like the uniqueness!

  • D mac E

    D mac E

    7 dögum síðan

    Simple cancer is small a whale is big math

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    7 dögum síðan

    Tattletail in 3 am? Look at the down left 3:00

  • David Valdez

    David Valdez

    7 dögum síðan

    I have a idea tissue is the cure to cancer

  • ApplePie


    8 dögum síðan

    Reject humanity
    Turn to Blue Whale

  • mb cookie

    mb cookie

    8 dögum síðan

    Cell: *Gets cancer*
    Cancer: *Gets Cancer*
    You’ve become the very thing you sought to destroy

    • TEOcraft Ferro

      TEOcraft Ferro

      7 dögum síðan

      that doesnt really make sense

  • Consuelo Mago

    Consuelo Mago

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    9 dögum síðan

    Bro I was studying and preparing for my science test I didn't even click pls

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    Uncle F

    10 dögum síðan

    mom come pick me up this video scawed me!!!!

  • salma Uchiha

    salma Uchiha

    10 dögum síðan

    Wait this means that cancer won't stop being a problem until we become perfect humans that have cells that don't make mistakes

    • TEOcraft Ferro

      TEOcraft Ferro

      7 dögum síðan

      that is kinda impossible



    10 dögum síðan

    Note: 2029 will have cancer vaccines?

    • TEOcraft Ferro

      TEOcraft Ferro

      7 dögum síðan

      @JOEY CHEN well that explains how dumb it is



      7 dögum síðan

      It’s a myth in tik tok.

    • TEOcraft Ferro

      TEOcraft Ferro

      7 dögum síðan


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    10 dögum síðan

    i just wanna play a videogame with these graphics.

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    I like it 👍

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  • Tiny Turkey

    Tiny Turkey

    11 dögum síðan

    As someone who has a genetic fault which means I have less tumour repressing genes than most people do, this is so interesting.

    • Kargoneth


      10 dögum síðan

      I wish you well.

  • Mateus souza

    Mateus souza

    11 dögum síðan

    i love this channel soo much

  • robloxian ninja hero

    robloxian ninja hero

    11 dögum síðan

    us: we need a cure to cancer
    me: thats so stupid it cant possibly work
    also me: we just need HYPERTUMORS

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  • Jesús M. Bonilla Badillo

    Jesús M. Bonilla Badillo

    11 dögum síðan

    Supposing hypertumors exist. Couldn’t we just use them to treat cancer in humans? Since it wouldn’t fully delete cancer it can just create a cycle of the cancer killing itself until it can be better treated?

    • Jesse the genius

      Jesse the genius

      2 dögum síðan

      hypertumers take time to develope and when it eventually does chances are ur dead

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    Nicole Thomas

    11 dögum síðan

    Claborate and listen orange is back whith his new invention 🎶🎵🎶🎶🎶

  • Nafeera Alfreyya

    Nafeera Alfreyya

    12 dögum síðan

    I absolutely love this video! I'm trying to make a permanent medicine for cancers, especially the Paradocs one. Because of this video, i learn new things about Paradocs Peto. This is my first time watching and learning from your videos, and i'm in love already with your channel! Keep making these videos!

  • Ange Matinong

    Ange Matinong

    13 dögum síðan

    The animation 🤩

  • Ryan S

    Ryan S

    13 dögum síðan

    Do we have any ideas on how to detect or isolate hypertumor cells to try and replicate an artifical one and see if it can be introduced to the infected cell group to kick-start a breakdown ?

  • Asa noodle

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    13 dögum síðan


  • Alice Guseva

    Alice Guseva

    14 dögum síðan

    me watches video from 2016 and 2020

  • anthony armstrong

    anthony armstrong

    14 dögum síðan

    what my little cousin said "you mom is a blue whale but she still got cancer" f ing mad lad

  • team EMK

    team EMK

    14 dögum síðan

    Grate video.

  • Garmagic & Fhenrakh

    Garmagic & Fhenrakh

    14 dögum síðan

    This video has given me an idea, but I don't know if it is an insult or a complement:
    _"Yo mama is so fat she can't get cancer"_

  • Shane Brown

    Shane Brown

    14 dögum síðan

    Make a video on animal cloning, like pets

  • Gripenberg_


    14 dögum síðan

    But can a hyper tumour thats on a tumour get a hyper hyper tumour

  • Bear adventures Choco and friends

    Bear adventures Choco and friends

    14 dögum síðan

    I love the quack sound of the end of the video wish they will keep it

  • Bruh Moment

    Bruh Moment

    15 dögum síðan

    Cancer to Cancer: “You’ve become the very thing you wanted to destroy.”

  • Mike H

    Mike H

    15 dögum síðan

    Intelligence in larger animals seems to be one thing that stands out.

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    15 dögum síðan

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  • H25470


    15 dögum síðan

    Stop cancer on cancer violence

  • Pikes Germino

    Pikes Germino

    15 dögum síðan

    Cancer: *exists*
    Also cancer: "I'mma end this man's whole career"

    • Common Dirtbagz

      Common Dirtbagz

      14 dögum síðan

      Human: what the fuck is going on inside me?

  • Pikes Germino

    Pikes Germino

    15 dögum síðan

    Cancer: *exists*
    Also cancer: "I'mma end this man's whole career"

  • Augustin Sasu

    Augustin Sasu

    15 dögum síðan

    Cancer killing cancer is like Adolf Hitler committing suicide

  • Empowering Women with Breast Cancer

    Empowering Women with Breast Cancer

    16 dögum síðan

    Great video!

  • Rockoyhead Dapro.

    Rockoyhead Dapro.

    17 dögum síðan

    And if you want to reduce the rate of how you get cancer? Don't look at food like a nice taste and a full stomach. Look at it as nutrients. CHiki NUGies? No nutrients. Hard to digest? Not alot of nutrients quick enough. Fruit? Eat a couple apples and u got some nutrients boi. Nutrients gonna be making sure your cells keep reproducing and u be helty boi. And this means your immune system can be helty boi cuz de nutritions. If you have nice helty immune system. Well. They have more chance to EAT dems cancer cells.

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    Tot Zirger

    17 dögum síðan

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    17 dögum síðan

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  • Rena AKAGAWA

    Rena AKAGAWA

    17 dögum síðan


  • Smashley Pickle

    Smashley Pickle

    17 dögum síðan

    Isn't 30,000 billion, 3 trillion?

  • Hamza Tanvir

    Hamza Tanvir

    17 dögum síðan

    I been binging these videos and now I have learned I am infact a baboon ape bonobo booboo human and I dont understand alot of them

  • Wawancraftia Plays

    Wawancraftia Plays

    17 dögum síðan

    How to kill cancer: make more cancer
    Human: i dunno man, sounds kinda ironic to me

  • Mick Namens

    Mick Namens

    17 dögum síðan

    Could we make a virus that infects and kills cancer cells, but doesn't infect the normal, well behaving cells?

  • raja fatiha

    raja fatiha

    18 dögum síðan

    Can immune system fighting this canser with only garlic and vegetables?

  • Yoda


    18 dögum síðan

    I don’t know about you but right before they show the planet I thought I saw salons Eye from Lord of the rings

  • A Fi

    A Fi

    18 dögum síðan

    That would be the best ever overcoming cancer

  • Santosh Wadikar

    Santosh Wadikar

    18 dögum síðan

    Whale be like :
    I have cancer


    I don't care

  • Nutcracker Sam

    Nutcracker Sam

    18 dögum síðan


  • McK USA

    McK USA

    19 dögum síðan

    Oh my god. This animation is stunning. It's hitting all my hibernating Lisa Frank receptors. 😍🦄🐬🐯💖🌈🐇🧚‍♀️

  • MusicDev


    19 dögum síðan

    4:42 damn did he really just @ the entirety of Wall Street?

  • marcus ottosson

    marcus ottosson

    19 dögum síðan

    You should make a podcast

  • Prime Phoenix 6174

    Prime Phoenix 6174

    19 dögum síðan

    4:55 This looks like a game.

  • akkostol


    19 dögum síðan

    Cancer tumor: You took evrything from me!
    Cancer hypertumor: i don't even know who you are

  • Anna93


    19 dögum síðan

    Cancer sounds like multinational corporations...

  • Ousmane Dembele

    Ousmane Dembele

    20 dögum síðan

    5:07 so cancer is like a video game but it kills us ...

  • Star Studio

    Star Studio

    20 dögum síðan

    The cancer kills the cancer

  • Aarav Suhas

    Aarav Suhas

    20 dögum síðan

    *"Cancer is killing cancer"*
    _"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"_

    • Siffrin


      6 mínútum síðan

      @Vini Chenzo depending on whose perspective, cancer could be the heroes trying to kill off humans before they kill the environment

    • Vini Chenzo

      Vini Chenzo

      3 dögum síðan

      But the original cancer is the villain so in this case its You either die a villain or live long enough to see yourself become the hero

  • Artifact12


    20 dögum síðan

    ayo this kinda guuud ayyyyyy watcha watchos Aaaaaaaa

  • Simon Lovelace

    Simon Lovelace

    21 degi síðan síðan

    It is also possible that natural selection resulted in Whales dying from cancer, so those with stronger immune systems are more likely to survive. The whale needs to be big, so it needs to develop a better immune system.

  • JDOGG2319 K

    JDOGG2319 K

    21 degi síðan síðan

    The cancer cure already exists, just the pharmaceutical companies don't want to let it out cuz they make money from cancer patients which is pretty sad😔

    • Jesse the genius

      Jesse the genius

      2 dögum síðan

      ever heard of chemtherapy

  • Holden Borklund

    Holden Borklund

    22 dögum síðan

    imagine your name being Peto

  • Cale Dickerson

    Cale Dickerson

    22 dögum síðan

    How to cure cancer
    Step 1: Build enlarging ray
    Step 2: Use ray on yourself
    Step 3: ???
    Step 4: Profit