True Facts: Dangerous Little Ticks

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Footage from ‘The Tick Ixodes Ricinus and Lyme Disease’
licensed from and provided by
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) : www.tib.eu/en/

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: vimeo.com/user565817

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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10 jun 2021






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Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Hace 4 días
You HAVE to do Cassowaries.
samo minavam
samo minavam Hace 5 días
Good content but cringy humour
Jacob Brannam
Jacob Brannam Hace 11 días
Dont let tick eat you eat tick.
Carson Costanza
Carson Costanza Hace 11 días
Found one of those assholes on my coin purse yesterday
live well with EDS
live well with EDS Hace 13 días
Please do Thorny devil. They have a fake second head on the back of their necks
hedutin Hace un hora
why not false facts instead? 🤡
J Girl
J Girl Hace 9 horas
How the hell did I end up rooting for a tick? I hate those bastards lol
215WEApON Hace 15 horas
My coworker can eat a whole bag of ticks in one sitting.
Buck Flow
Buck Flow Hace 22 horas
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.
Jacqueline McIntosh
Jacqueline McIntosh Hace 23 horas
All kidding aside, the nymph is more dangerous than the adults, I've caught many, sent them in to the office near me and they've proven positive for lyme disease. And ppl have tested positive for lyme after being bit by a nymph. I don't even know when I was bit, but it caused the lyme meningitis I had, which caused a small amount of brain damage, which has caused me to have a 20% higher chance of a stroke.
Mystical Luna Melody
Kill all ticks with fire! 🔥
BumOn TheCorner
BumOn TheCorner Hace un día
Curiosity stream is trash they have like 10 dinosaur documentaries. Much of there content is 4 to 6 min short docs
Uday Kumar.R
Uday Kumar.R Hace un día
My pet is infested with this ticks need help
KMCA779 Hace un día
I watched this... now I'm itchy as fuck. Nope, I can't finish it. I'm out.
The Grizzly Progressive
Anyone else get a little... itchy?
KomlinIV Hace un día
Nightmare fuel.
MR BUBZ Hace un día
1:29 I always like strangling mine.
J.R. Walk
J.R. Walk Hace 2 días
Ayo this is thee funniest shit ever 😂
Sarah Nova
Sarah Nova Hace 2 días
I’ve always hated ticks. I hate them even more now that they gave me Lyme disease 🤬
KAIKU Hace 2 días
I've never been this hooked for a science channel 🤔 Damn awesome content 👌
Max Martinez
Max Martinez Hace 2 días
Lazy Flazzy
Lazy Flazzy Hace 2 días
The lyrical joke constitutively help because jewel beautifully nail of a future futuristic toilet. faint fair, nutty ethernet
Totally Acting
Totally Acting Hace 2 días
He had to have done this narration on purpose
Gonz9 2
Gonz9 2 Hace 2 días
God I hate ticks. Real life vampires full of bacteria. I'd rather see dracula than another close up of these things mouths/genitals.
Mosaic Crone
Mosaic Crone Hace 2 días
Interesting, so Lyme's Disease is kinda like AIDS or HIV. A mother with HIV or full blown AIDS can give birth to a perfectly healthy baby HOWEVER, if that mother breastfeeds her infant the infant will become infected thru the breast milk
Yang Nicole
Yang Nicole Hace 2 días
My subtitle saying dick instead of tick
Slowtown Sloth
Slowtown Sloth Hace 2 días
Samuel Reed
Samuel Reed Hace 2 días
Butt first- sorry, but first! Damn it, Jerry, every time! I get the feeling Jerry is doing it on purpose now.
Fuxk Off
Fuxk Off Hace 2 días
Dose it sound like he is saying dicks 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤦‍♂️
Ezekiel Luna
Ezekiel Luna Hace 2 días
Watch this without your parents in the same room
Jim HD1200
Jim HD1200 Hace 2 días
I had a Dog (Blitz) was a Shepard and Chow, With His Spotted Blue Tongue. He was my Most Memorable Dogs I've Had. I'd Check Him for Ticks almost daily. Blitz had a Thick Coat Of Hair was so dense, I found some Blood Sucker Ticks under his Collar! that were the size of a Grape filled with Blood!! I'd use a Match to have them to Release Their Sucker Grip and made sure I'd always check him when he came home from his daily Unleashed Romps.
Alastor Clark
Alastor Clark Hace 3 días
Why you assuming my vaccum doesnt have a screen and internet connection?
AzunoToni Hace 3 días
*turns on captions** Never realized he was saying D*ck from the very start 🤣☠️
Joshua Richards
Joshua Richards Hace 3 días
The way he says tick or ticks makes me laff
evan black
evan black Hace 3 días
well this couldnt get any worse. "and here is the spermatophore" ok i guess it can
Phillip Brewster
Phillip Brewster Hace 3 días
Thanks for showing that mouth i will have nightmares for weeks
Mitsujiri Hace 3 días
Best narrator
Brian Elliot
Brian Elliot Hace 3 días
what is the song playing during the credits at the end? :)
jacques landry
jacques landry Hace 3 días
Never leave the house
Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams Hace 3 días
Hands down the funniest video I've ever seen about dicks.
LUPYX Hace 3 días
The entire video I thought u said dick instead of tick... I laughed the entire video section...
DK Dempcey Knight DK
Step on em' STEP on EM'!
FlorKiler new
FlorKiler new Hace 3 días
...this trully is hell
Hobo Hace 3 días
Chickens will also eat mice, they love that shit. It's insane.
Jimi Esoteric
Jimi Esoteric Hace 4 días
I had no clue this was supposed to be funny when I clicked on it so the whole soft *tick* hard tick thing cracked me the f*** up. Ty sir lol
Gabrielle Datugan
Gabrielle Datugan Hace 4 días
turn on captions haha
Sean Adams
Sean Adams Hace 4 días
As is the custom 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Marcus Shelton
Marcus Shelton Hace 4 días
5:34 has me 😂😂😂😂
TouchGroun D
TouchGroun D Hace 4 días
But what is their f*cking purpose in life?!
Aldo Ryan
Aldo Ryan Hace 4 días
Ok, so it wasn't just me....
Anya R
Anya R Hace 4 días
Are you voicing these? The voicover reminds me of a friend of mine who does voice work as well
Kanzawe Hace 4 días
Watch the 0:00 but with Subtitles, I promise it's 100% worth it.
Mark Hynes
Mark Hynes Hace 4 días
Turn on the subtitles. You will not be disappointed.
Will Anderson
Will Anderson Hace 4 días
Lmao that was great
Beans Hace 4 días
Turn on closed captions. Trust me
Jose Mario Velasco
Jose Mario Velasco Hace 4 días
I hate that my mind is very disgusted of ticks but still associates it with jelly beans and imagines what it feels like to chomp on it like a jelly bean with jelly inside
Ajay Blake
Ajay Blake Hace 4 días
These things are true horrorshow. 😳😳😳Why are insects revolting🙁
Wacław Król
Wacław Król Hace 4 días
Buuuuuuuuuurn it
Toranaga18 Hace 4 días
I don't know how this video got recommended to me, but the ESvid captions are fucking gold.
leKnifu Hace 5 días
I thought I heard it wrong then I turned on the subtitles. BOYSSS!!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO WRONG IN MY LIFE!!!
Russel King Fuentes
Russel King Fuentes Hace 5 días
i love eating this the texture is like grapes
Bob Boggins1x1
Bob Boggins1x1 Hace 5 días
10:49 you can start to hear him laugh through his words from what he's saying lmao
Ksneijppehr XXIII
Ksneijppehr XXIII Hace 5 días
They look like the starship troopers aliens
hod scott
hod scott Hace 5 días
I see what ya did there 😉🤣🤣
Mr.Yellow Hace 5 días
Thats not a tick at the beginning thats a fucking potato
Acrivation Hace 5 días
Dick lol
JoJoZep ofthejungle
JoJoZep ofthejungle Hace 5 días
Love the humour.
May Be?
May Be? Hace 5 días
You made my day! And hopefully many, many more! Keep up God's work! :)
Uhoh Hace 5 días
Why is nobody talking about the beginning?
sephritine Hace 5 días
This is so awesome I loved it can you do more like this please
BekoFox Hace 5 días
Don't turn on subtitles
Dean Price
Dean Price Hace 5 días
I don't look down and see a little dick 🤣
Mohamed Bouhassoune
Mohamed Bouhassoune Hace 5 días
im sorry, but it was for me to hear "ticks" :P
Chaldean Hace 5 días
In the subtitles when activated every time he says tick it says D.ick, so there are hard ones and soft ones and some have bacteria. Dangerous little d…
Caleb White
Caleb White Hace 5 días
Yeah I know a lot about these. I live in the lyme disease and tick capital of America. All of these little bastards can die and go extinct as far as I'm concerned.
Jonathan Vachon
Jonathan Vachon Hace 5 días
Lol i love the subtitles, it says dick instead of tick
Mechanical Boo
Mechanical Boo Hace 6 días
Ticks? Dicks? Dude what the heck....which one is it?
Captain TeamCarry
Captain TeamCarry Hace 6 días
Soft or hard. Ticks deserve only complete annihilation.
Rey Gomez
Rey Gomez Hace 6 días
dayyyum i sure hope i don't come back as a tick in my afterlife..
BrettaAntenna Hace 6 días
Lesson Learned: If you're a tick, Don't invite a bro on a hot air balloon
Landad Hace 6 días
Wow, almost like you completely stole the thumbnail
CatatonicBug Hace 6 días
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!
Vincent Law
Vincent Law Hace 6 días
Can we all just declare war against these dicks
Valthe1st Gaming
Valthe1st Gaming Hace 6 días
"Not with her crazy ass-mouth .. Sorry, not with her crazy ass mouth parts." Lol
Miss_ America864
Miss_ America864 Hace 6 días
Omg I love this guy!!!
Игорь Франк
So they basically reproduce through kunilingus 🗿
Dominic Keefe
Dominic Keefe Hace 6 días
That was hot
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton Hace 6 días
I am not a squeamish person, but a blood gorged tick is absolutely revolting.
ktk Hace 6 días
Look at that you can see right through her.
1stAricopolus Hace 6 días
This guy would make an interesting teacher. Would probably get a medal for all the students who learned something from his class.
Flo Clemenz
Flo Clemenz Hace 6 días
The captions in the preview brought me here....
Jacked O'Lantern
Jacked O'Lantern Hace 6 días
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.
N. Erkhembayar
N. Erkhembayar Hace 7 días
I uses my net to rescue drowning fishes
Frankenstien Hace 7 días
is it me or is he saying dicks ?
Domikava Hace 7 días
Frater_Perdurabo Hace 7 días
True facts about the wasp. Also, would sign up to CuriosityStream if you had a series there :)
Mahmuang Hace 7 días
I've never thought this much about dicks.
Unev __
Unev __ Hace 7 días
is he spelling it with "t" or "d" i'm 35 seconds in and i'm thinking I should start spelling it with the "d" it seems more fun
Austin Fuller
Austin Fuller Hace 7 días
Was interested in the video until the dumb puns were overdone
NYG5 Hace 7 días
Kill them all.
OpinionatedOliver Hace 7 días
😂😂😂 oh no, I just can’t with this video 😅
ThisThatThe Nutz
ThisThatThe Nutz Hace 7 días
the life of jay
the life of jay Hace 7 días
He's saying dicks and tics u can clearly hear the difference
Jason Henderson
Jason Henderson Hace 7 días
Can you recommend a safe way to remove these fuckers? After removing them they leave their heads behind which causes more damage. I can't just leave these on my dog for days until full as we have those FAT grey ticks
This guy is WAY too clean