4 Parasites Too Creepy to Exist

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  • Published on:  Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Beautiful Geometry course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription.Warning! This episode is a little gross… Between 1/3 and 1/2 of all life on earth is parasitic - and here are 4 of the creepiest parasites we know about.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org----------Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow----------Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters----------Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishowTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishowTumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.comInstagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow----------Sources:https://www.otago.ac.nz/parasitegroup...https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/h...https://www.researchgate.net/profile/...http://aquaticcommons.org/8583/1/NG_6...https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...http://people.oregonstate.edu/~blaust...https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary...https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d...https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2017/...https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wi...)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...Image Sources:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...
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  • SciShow


     7 days ago +38

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  • Ken Fulton {Baby Elder}

    Ken Fulton {Baby Elder}

     7 days ago +2247

    I used to hate parasites
    Then they started to grow on me.

  • SBroproductions


     7 days ago +1929

    "Horrifying, but wait, it gets worse." - Parasites in a nutshell.

  • Guru


     7 days ago +848

    Hippity hoppity your mouth is my property.

  • Warren Peace

    Warren Peace

     7 days ago +929

    Now the "Oh, barnacles!" swear from Spongebob makes sense!

  • DiamondCalibre


     7 days ago +452

    Parasitic, mind controlling, feminizing, sex changing barnacles. Jesus. What hentai doujinshi did that thing crawl out of.

  • ArchEnema 67

    ArchEnema 67

     7 days ago +717

    If you think these parasites are too creepy to exist, you haven't met my brother-in-law.

  • Don Fields

    Don Fields

     7 days ago +613

    I thought humans getting crabs was bad, but crabs getting barnacles is waaaay worse, AND the poor crab didnt even have unprotected sex or live dangerously....how unfair the world truly is.

  • Ryan Dysinger

    Ryan Dysinger

     7 days ago +407

    Why didn't my group project team get featured

  • Depression Cherry

    Depression Cherry

     7 days ago +554

    Waiting to see how many people type "my ex"

  • The Phantom 2018

    The Phantom 2018

     7 days ago +139

    “Are you sure you want to restart earth?”

  • Fen Afbleck

    Fen Afbleck

     7 days ago +194

    "Warning! This episode is gross!"
    Me: Pfft, I got this.
    Me: I don't got this.

  • mythology2467


     7 days ago +96

    Now when Zoidberg says "I've got barnacles on my butt", I worry for him. I worry for him a lot.

  • Manfred Byron

    Manfred Byron

     7 days ago +332

    The parasite barnacles would be an amazing monster for a movie

  • Ricky Striglio

    Ricky Striglio

     7 days ago +235

    You guys should've included Ophiocordyceps the zombie ant fungus......it is a terrifying as it sounds

  • Siris Dream

    Siris Dream

     7 days ago +91

    The parasite that eats fish tounges ive had an experience with in sophomore year of highschool. So, we were doing dissections and noticed the fish's mouth was a little open and a pale beige thing in its mouth which we assumed was either a bug or a tongue. At one point i jokingly tugged it and it came out of the fishes mouth and i dropped it and yelped, finding out it was a large insect type of thing. My teacher looked at it and told me and my friend that might have been its last meal. A few days later my friend sent me a link to an article about parasites that eat fish tounges and i sat there, stunned and disgusted knowing i had pulled one out of a fish's mouth. Thanks for coming to my ted talk, have a nice rest of your day or night.

  • cbsboyer


     7 days ago +122

    Parasites are endlessly fascinating, once you can get past the 'ick' factor.

  • Reth Tard

    Reth Tard

     7 days ago +70

    If Hank Green is our host, does it means we're his parasites?

  • Morgan Gobin

    Morgan Gobin

     7 days ago +66

    A parasite that attaches itself to a crab and takes complete control if it’s host’s body and brain... So it’s basically a Water-type Parasect?

  • The Rogue Wolf

    The Rogue Wolf

     7 days ago +3

    Humans: "Becoming a zombie must be the worst thing that could ever happen."
    Nature: "Here, have some new nightmares!"