Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?

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For some reason, animals keep evolving into things that look like crabs, independently, over and over again. What is it about the crab’s form that makes it so evolutionarily successful that non-crabs are apparently jealous of it?
Thanks to Franz Anthony for all of the ancient crab (and "crab") illustrations featured throughout this episode! franzanth.com/ And special thanks to Dr. Jo Wolfe, Dr. Javier Luque, and Dr. Katie Collins for assisting Franz with research for those illustrations.
And thank you to Dr. Rodney Feldmann for providing a photo of the Paralomis debodeorum fossil!
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Luka Maksic
Luka Maksic پیش 11 دقیقه
Craaaaab people craaaab people....
Skii _
Skii _ پیش 34 دقیقه
Damn I hate it when this happens.
Yansong Zeng
Yansong Zeng پیش 39 دقیقه
*Detroit, become crab*
Thom864b b
Thom864b b پیش 40 دقیقه
*Crab rave intensifies*
João Pedro Auriemo
João Pedro Auriemo پیش 57 دقیقه
BarmAcidic پیش ساعت
1. Name a band Cretaceous Crab Revolution. 2. Call it CCR for short. 3. Get famous enough that young people talk about you, while older people don’t. 4. Congrats, now you’re gonna be able to confuse a lot of people when you talk about your band.
Elena پیش 2 ساعت
What's your sign?
VandalHalla پیش 2 ساعت
Everything evolves into crabs because nature wants to make the biggest rave ever in a million years.
Frijol پیش 3 ساعت
Used Cars Salesman: *SMACK* *This shell holds a lot of flexibility*
Shawn Jimenez
Shawn Jimenez پیش 3 ساعت
Damn crabs are literally BUILD DIFFERENT.
sam you ell
sam you ell پیش 4 ساعت
Crab time
Tobunar پیش 4 ساعت
Crab vs Monke The ultimate showdown.
G Melford
G Melford پیش 5 ساعت
Crabs baby! Us Cancers are taking over. Just bend the knee now.
EQOAnostalgia پیش 5 ساعت
Why do evolutionary Marxists keep evolving their plans?
Dondlo پیش 5 ساعت
Crab was an impostor
Ioannis Morakis
Ioannis Morakis پیش 5 ساعت
How long until we evolve into Crab People?? Crab People!! Crab People!!
Captain Anonymous
Captain Anonymous پیش 5 ساعت
Because crabs are cool
dudemaister18 پیش 6 ساعت
Reject humanity, become crab
Grimmrok پیش 6 ساعت
zack IOIOIOI پیش 6 ساعت
I wanna carcinizise
Joshua Ha
Joshua Ha پیش 6 ساعت
Reject Modernity, Embrace Carcinization
Hipnog پیش 7 ساعت
Anything that's not a crab: "You fool, this isn't even my final form!"
Karel Mestdagh
Karel Mestdagh پیش 7 ساعت
lots of stuff on this planet constantly evolves into craP too by the way
carykh پیش 8 ساعت
wait.... we humans have lost our tails.... and we've been getting, uhhh, "wider" in recent years.... what does this mean for us 😳
•meena• پیش 6 ساعت
*dun dun duuuun*
Lilcrust پیش 6 ساعت
reject humanity return to crab
BlookyDerp 22
BlookyDerp 22 پیش 8 ساعت
Me at 12 AM: just one more youtube video, then I’ll go to bed. Me at 3 AM: Why do things keep evolving into crabs?
ileiad پیش 8 ساعت
reject crab return to monke
Andrea George
Andrea George پیش 8 ساعت
Who would dislike this video? It's literally just about crabs. It's not clickbait. Just crabs.
DickChocolate1 پیش 9 ساعت
Crabbbbbb people crabbbbbbbb people
Saucy lamb
Saucy lamb پیش 9 ساعت
Why do I hear crab music?
Metal Marauder
Metal Marauder پیش 10 ساعت
I guess you could say Carcinization spreads like... cancer 😎
Metal Marauder
Metal Marauder پیش 10 ساعت
4:04 yeah I listen to CCR... Cretaceous Crab Revolution
Andrew Silva
Andrew Silva پیش 10 ساعت
All this video has done is add to the list of sea creatures I want to devour
Retron 47
Retron 47 پیش 10 ساعت
"He crab, he claw. What is not to understand"
Thalia Kalli
Thalia Kalli پیش 10 ساعت
_Random guy on tinder:_ It’s for evolution I’ll be doing you a favor
Thalia Kalli
Thalia Kalli پیش 10 ساعت
So we do become crab people
Just everything
Just everything پیش 11 ساعت
So you tellin all the people of Egypt are roaming as crabs
Mizmera پیش 11 ساعت
mmm. I loved a girl once... it turned into crabs.. :(
A Singh
A Singh پیش 11 ساعت
Half Life now makes more sense...
Sheldon Ligeralde
Sheldon Ligeralde پیش 11 ساعت
Wait its all Crabs? Always has been
Night Wood
Night Wood پیش 12 ساعت
Imagine evolving like “damn im a crab again”
Mr. Dinosuar
Mr. Dinosuar پیش 12 ساعت
im finding a hard time with not thinking about these creatures under my feet 24/7
Mr. Dinosuar
Mr. Dinosuar پیش 12 ساعت
why return to monke when we can evolve to krab
GOMiCHOω پیش 15 ساعت
Atlantis: To become Crab
SwiftAssassin پیش 16 ساعت
1920: When we evolve we will get wings and master the skies! 2020: cretaceous crab revolution 2
Lumina Royalè
Lumina Royalè پیش 16 ساعت
After all that happened this year 2020. We are all ending up as crabs 🥰
Dolly m1lk
Dolly m1lk پیش 18 ساعت
my relationship with crabs is a love/hate one
Korgoth Killings
Korgoth Killings پیش 18 ساعت
tayloreh پیش 19 ساعت
Crustaceous Crab Revolution... CCR. Yup, no band that goes by CCR.
FK Depression
FK Depression پیش 21 ساعت
Ugh, I hate when I'm watching TV then suddenly I evolve into a crab Drives me nuts
Sebastião Mendonça
Sebastião Mendonça پیش 22 ساعت
I take this as proof that crab is the superior lifeform
1joshjosh1 پیش 22 ساعت
This guy works out so he can get all the chicks. Because he knows women don't care about intelligence. They say they do but not really.
Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson پیش 23 ساعت
This guy is very proud of his arms.
PantsAreWise پیش 23 ساعت
Laura پیش روز
Whoever titled this video deserves a raise
rybla پیش روز
Would you rather: evolve into crab or return to monke
Kyvil Fongkot
Kyvil Fongkot پیش 22 ساعت
Return into a microorganism
Mason Montgomery
Mason Montgomery پیش روز
Fun fact : Coconut crabs dismembered and ate the body of Amelia Earhart.
Brian پیش روز
Wait how did you not put CRUSTACEOUS period as one of the puns?! it's right there!
CastleKnight7 پیش روز
Why do galactic level biotechnology laboratories keep creating similar looking organisms?
Tekkaman Meijin
Tekkaman Meijin پیش روز
Will the real crab shady please stand up
Xyos212 پیش روز
I'll take a crab juice
Poindexter Queue
Poindexter Queue پیش روز
Because they've watched lots of Jordan Peterson videos, and are taking that next evolutionary leap.
3rd world victim #YOUVEBEENLIEDTO
3rd world victim #YOUVEBEENLIEDTO پیش روز
After that sick party they had in an island I'd really like to evolve into a crab aswell.
Matheus Salabert
Matheus Salabert پیش روز
So Peterson was right! I need to become a lobster.
Hi ImBilly
Hi ImBilly پیش روز
You where a trainer yesterday but tomorrow, your a kingler
Rost پیش روز
What's the problem? more tasty sea food
Ba Ra
Ba Ra پیش روز
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .
Flavius Aetius
Flavius Aetius پیش روز
That was the gayest disclaimer I've seen in a while
boblack ross
boblack ross پیش روز
IRpost knows something we don't with these recommendations.
Logan Girard
Logan Girard پیش روز
I have rejected my humanity I have ascended I have become the perfect being The ultimate lifeform *Crab*
Cho Koon
Cho Koon پیش روز
At least they’re not evolving into spiders
Super Dude
Super Dude پیش روز
"None of the animals that we call crabs are actually crabs" As someone who identifies as crab this was offensive.
Fushione پیش روز
So Crab people can become a thing then
bakery clerk
bakery clerk پیش روز
why is this PBS Crab-nerd super ripped?
Mark Daniel Louwe
Mark Daniel Louwe پیش روز
5:39 Who's that Pokemon? It's Parasect! **parasect...**
Mark Daniel Louwe
Mark Daniel Louwe پیش روز
i saw a coconut crab here in the philippines once when i was young. i was also shocked and terrified at first. it's BIG! i haven't seen them now for a long while due to urbanization i guess. just sad story. i have learned to appreciate them tho. very unique coconut dwelling creature.
Anda Niewiederrest
Anda Niewiederrest پیش روز
Do all (true) crabs walk sideways? Anyone know? Please & thanks!
Abhishek Tripathi
Abhishek Tripathi پیش روز
so that humans can eat them
Malena Lorente
Malena Lorente پیش روز
They tell you “you’re a shrimp” … “you’re a shrimp, you’re a shrimp, you’re a shrimp!” But what if I don’t wanna be a shrimp… what if I wanna be a crab?? No daddy I don’t want you to buy me a crab, I said I am a crab. Y’all know this skit for sure.
Malena Lorente
Malena Lorente پیش روز
This dude has the same type of humor than Ross Geller. All cute laughing at his nerdy jokes.
Yuri Yamazaki
Yuri Yamazaki پیش روز
Coconut Crab would like to know your location...
bEtchaos7 پیش روز
This is how you make a video title
Deven Mittal
Deven Mittal پیش روز
*coconut crab* was an imposter
Rafi Khan
Rafi Khan پیش روز
Me and the boys in 500 years
Dr. fresh memes
Dr. fresh memes پیش روز
As dark souls says time for crab
Hunter Hebert
Hunter Hebert پیش روز
Because crabs are badass
Captain Spittles
Captain Spittles پیش روز
It's time for crab.
Rezzmans 710
Rezzmans 710 پیش روز
Crab people
coke of cola
coke of cola پیش روز
I’ve been listening to true crab podcasts
KeK StrayHALO_MAN پیش روز
Because they're hard to get rid of... and they itch.
Heinrich von M
Heinrich von M پیش روز
Crab people, crab people, look like crab, talk like people. Craab people!
Gaz Azzurri
Gaz Azzurri پیش روز
The story of my crotch
dog god
dog god پیش روز
So are we gonna evolve into decapodians by the year 3000? Why not Zoidberg?
David Westhoff
David Westhoff پیش روز
Because nothing is evolving into crabs...lol
Terrados1337 پیش روز
So whats the actual difference between Brachyurans and Anomurans?
Gnome Reginam
Gnome Reginam پیش روز
Sea creature: just existin' Evolution: *would you like to crab*
SANSSKIE پیش روز
Return to crab
Bryan Kopkin
Bryan Kopkin پیش 2 روز
Crabs are peak evolution and there is no way to turn back. Soon, we will all be crabs.
Jordan Richards
Jordan Richards پیش 2 روز
Hol up. 15 million years is "just a little while"?
I've seen a coconut crab
Madhav Nayak
Madhav Nayak پیش 2 روز
This whole video in 1 sentence: Things evolve into crabs because. There! I saved you 7 minutes. You're welcome.
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