6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber
Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.
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  • Corey Grandmaison Archive
    Corey Grandmaison Archive

    I love this fricken show so much!

  • Tony Karrar
    Tony Karrar

    When you realize you're species has been smoking excreted plant glue to get high for thousands of years

  • christopher fitch
    christopher fitch

    They found a mosquito in Amber with dinosaur blood inside then they extracted dna and were able to recreate dinosaurs. You know about this right?

  • CalLadyQED

    "Earlier in history"? History does go back a million years. I think he means pre-history.

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland

    The bird foot with electro in its name is because the ancient Greek word for amber is Electron. They might run it against wool and get zapped. We call the little bits of zapp, electrons. Who would have thought. Electric eels are called Torpedo. When you get zapped with 800 volts, it's as if your hand has been blown off.

  • TheBullethead

    Just a nit to pick, but a lump of fossilized amber isn't an "artifact". An artifact is made by artifice, IOW, by people, not by natural processes like the fossilization of tree sap. But otherwise, good show.

  • Lance Wickum
    Lance Wickum

    Watched a few of your videos. Do you know what is means to ASS U ME things?

  • Ricky Barber
    Ricky Barber

    This comment is a little off the topic, but. Remember, I think in the 70s, give or take a million yrs Lightning would spark off a forest fire. The fire was watched to keep other areas safe. It would burn it's self OUT. Then some moron in Washington DC, came up with the idea, when a fire started, run out there and put the fire OUT. Well, fast forward a few decades, plus or minus couple million yrs. The undergrowth built up because man wanted to play God. "My thoughts are, this was planned out for a reason. This is a story for another time." Now, when a fire starts, natural or...otherwise, with the build up of dead undergrowth dry as a cotton ball, the fire becomes a uncontrollable fire storm that man cannot control almost by any means. Was it deliberately planed this way? Think about it.

  • Ricky Barber
    Ricky Barber

    Speaking of the Salamander, wading across to the Caribbean...one, the sand was just wet. Two, it had really long legs. My guess is, one remote chance, it took, Caribbean cruise ship. One really remote chance, Caribbean Air. Yeah, I know, what I said is out there in left field. Scientists, 95% of the time, can only speculate what may have happened. My guess was a 100% B.S. speculation and then some. LOL. That flea sure looked like any flea that you see on Fido today, didn't it? What about the feather sorta saying, it came from a, LEAPING Dino. That's a foul out in left field ya think? That's got to be a cream job being a scientist, make a guess, right or wrong and still get a paycheck.

  • tectorama

    Not forgetting that there are a lot of fakes for sale.

  • Thnz

    This BACTERIA is the reason behind life on Earth.😯 kgsofts.info/hd/video/mJywj7iGeGnVs5s

  • James Konzek
    James Konzek

    It would be way cool if the found dinosaur eggs in Amber, or better yet, an entire dinosaur.

  • Jinto Lonappan
    Jinto Lonappan

    Did humans try to mummify with amber, any time in history?

  • Raymond Ready
    Raymond Ready

    Diving dinos? Someone's been smoking the sticky tricomes.

  • Raymond Ready
    Raymond Ready

    Sticky tricomes are awesome

  • david jones
    david jones

    show the stuff in amber that the goofy guy talking

  • Nicole Zeig
    Nicole Zeig

    Couldn't the amber bird be a mutation individual to the specific bird encased in amber? Why is the assumption that it was an entire species?

  • Borderlands808

    I remember we found a mosquito in one and got dinosaur dna from it and started to bring all kinds of dinosaurs back.

  • C Levy
    C Levy

    In high school I was found inside Amber by her dad.

  • Denis21

    Girls named Amber: not cool.

  • Buzzroy

    My friend chose cryonics, I chose pine sap. Who's laughing now, buster?

  • Paulo Teixeira
    Paulo Teixeira

    Ah yes... Fungei...

  • Mr X
    Mr X

    As well as a dinosaur bone ~_~

  • Mr X
    Mr X

    i found a $100 note in amber

  • optimistically cynical .
    optimistically cynical .

    What is the common ancestor of birds and dinosaurs

  • Friedrich Lee
    Friedrich Lee

    The Jurassic mosquito

  • Roy Lopez
    Roy Lopez

    I hate ask, but did they (or you) came up with all these dating? If the specimen found is "new" (or just not known, like today's many species found and labeled "new"), Couldn't we assume also that the specimen is actually recent?

  • Black Hippie
    Black Hippie

    Dinosaurs are not real just another duke they push on you don’t believe everything you hear but only what you read 🤔

  • Todd Starbuck
    Todd Starbuck

    Fun-guy. Not fun-jeye. The others. Not other ones. Apotosaurus. Not brontosaurus.

  • Leafy Hex
    Leafy Hex

    Me: *still thinks the amber i found in animal crossing wild world is cooler for some reason*

  • Michael Dean
    Michael Dean

    Very cool. I just visited the Kuji Amber Museum in northern Japan yesterday. Amazing stuff.

  • Master Charles Diltardino
    Master Charles Diltardino

    Trichomes? Like keif?

  • Simon Simon
    Simon Simon

    Plague-infested rat blood... mmmm

  • Tinnitusthenight

    People always say we cant have Dinos like in Jurassic Park because we don't have the DNA but they miss the point that in that fictional world they are lying about having the DNA in the first place and actually reversed engineered the "dinosaurs" from birds. They are genetic Frankenstein monsters that just resemble dinosaurs which is some brilliant science fiction writing imo.

  • Zes

    wrg, any be any interesx, coolx etc no matter what

  • gartner10112

    Fun-jai. Lol

  • David k
    David k

    i find that very interesting they found a flea 15 million year's old flea in amber, which begs the question how old really is human beings? I'm not saying human's are 15 million year's old, but i will stake my life on it, that we are much older that 100,000-300,000 year's old as a human species, the reason is mammals lived with dinosaurs, granted they we're litte rats thing's but the fact remains this, it took what 65 million years to evolve into human's but we have crocodiles, alligators, coelacanth,and so-on that never really changed in 400,000 millions year's but we have these mysterious ape-like things that pop out, out of the blue randomly, but something has got to happen to the ecosystem radically for this to occur, but im going on and on about this subject, but content like this is thought provoking and very interesting.

  • RyNz _
    RyNz _

    I cannot comprehend millions of years.

  • Don Duncan
    Don Duncan

    One of the best SciShow videos yet!

    • Don Duncan
      Don Duncan

      Too bad no really big trees exist to secrete gallons that could envelope a human for the enlightenment of the species that come along after we go extinct.

  • ABC 123
    ABC 123

    Who is this Amber woman you are speaking of?

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