True Facts: The Smartest Slime
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Bea Leiderman- https://www.instagram.com/bealeiderman/
Dr Simon Garnier, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr Audrey Dussutour, CNRS – Universite Paul Sabatier
Dr Bernard Jenni
Dr Edvin Johannesen, Natural History Museum Oslo
Benedikt Pleyer: https://www.youtube.com/NomadicNostoc
Dr Kathie Hodge, Cornell University
Kent Loeffler, Cornell University
Sarah Lloyd, National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL)
Dr Fred Spiegel, University of Arkansas
Dr Steven L. Stephenson, University of Arkansas
Cornell Center for Fungal Biology
Swarm Lab, New Jersey Institute of Technology
TIB – https://www.tib.eu/en/
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Someone has been watching a lot of The Last of Us, eh? The slime mold intro to the show is fantastic. Thank you for explaining how this mold really works!
Thanks for the video Sir!
YES TOP 10 BEST animal channels
I NEED to know what Jerry looks like
*I’m glad you’re back Frank, we were worried!*
ZeFrank’s way of describing things is better than any nature documentary I’ve seen
Education while people think they’re just being entertained.
“a smoker’s lunk on pop rocks” 💀
“Throbbing bloblet” is ZeFrank gold.
@Raymond Fagan lol you beat me to it
The little interruptive conversations between ZeFrank and Jerry never cease to be funny, I want to hear Jerry for once
@Gregory Blood I agree with you
@Jason Smith No… Just no….
Somehow, I feel that Jerry’s voice would be sort of like Morty’s…
@AnomalyINC , I think he’s Ze’s imaginary friend.
It’s impressive how it’s 100% education and 100% comedy. They don’t cut into eachother at all, perfect fusion cuisine of the two.
It really just shows how well a person understands the material if they are able to explain it in different ways and make jokes out of it.
Just like slime molds!
That’s the formula! The best teachers are ones that make learning fun.
Our minds are fully focused on what’s in front of us, when it’s entertaining.
I did science fair projects with slime molds back in the early 2000’s, including seeing if they could navigate mazes for food. Unfortunately, my ability to build slime mold proof mazes was not good enough and the dang things cheated and just grew over the walls to go straight over to the food. I love these bizarre and wonderful little things.
slime didnt cheated, you forgot to place glass. average trans person
@k R beat me to it
Outsmarted by a slice mold
Hello non infected comrad human! 🥰
I kept some of these a few years ago and they’re annoyingly good at escaping. Had to keep mine in an airtight, tightly sealed glass jar with a ring of salt coated Vaseline round the top to keep it in.
Bringing smiles to people is truly noble work. And Ze does it while educating us. Thank you, Ze.
@Farco I’m fecken weak, I thought they said slimes when I first read it 🤣🤣🤣
Yes I agree bringing slimes to people is a very admirable profession. Oh wait, you said… never mind.
Here is the full Clip : they are Prime example of this https://youtu.be/8dVVu4xC_p0
When you started read the DNA sequences, I busted out laughing and have to pause to recover and type this. That was brilliant. Thank you!
I love you ZeFrank, usually laugh my ass off, definitely makes breaks at work more enjoyable lmao.
I chose a course involving microbiology for my degree, but I don’t really have anything I want to do in life, so I just went with something that was fun in high-school. Going with the flow, in other words.
I love your videos, especially these recent ones to do with micro-organisms, and they make me feel like I picked the right field after all. These are such fascinating lifeforms.
Perhaps you can learn videography too so you can generate more material for zefrank to narrate. 😁🥰
I love this man. When I was a teenager, I got stuck in a bad bout of depression. Didn’t shower for almost a month, couldn’t really move out of bed and barely ate. He would make these videos just sitting and talking to you and talking about life lessons and thoughts that you’d think alone in your room. Those videos helped me get out of bed and start showering and getting back to life. When I feel myself slipping back into that I go and find the teddy bear videos and older ones. I wish he’d still make those videos.
Hope you are OK now. Great story.
My favorite from that time: Hack to Power, Brian!