We Had Catnip All Wrong

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    Why do cats love catnip so much? Researchers have found a possible evolutionary answer to this adorable feline phenomenon!
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otakumask
otakumask

Cat Science is important

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WhatisNot
WhatisNot

Love the thumbnail of this video.

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Cristalys Peralta
Cristalys Peralta

It's funny because I've already been using my cat's catnip spray as a wasp repellent because catnip is a cousin to mint and wasps hate the smell of mint.

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Abiy BattleSpell
Abiy BattleSpell

so cats do drugs for a reason huh neat

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sheree clinton
sheree clinton

Why does it need to evolve. Why could they just not be made that way.

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J B
J B

Welcome to the team I look forward to your videos

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Rachel Royce
Rachel Royce

So what your saying is I can get more cats to love me while repelling mosquitoes and possibly transfer some mosquito repelling qualities to said cats?? Is there a down side to this story cause I don’t see a down side

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Neshomeh
Neshomeh

Follow-up study: What, if anything, do the plants get out of it?

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ad70preterist
ad70preterist

The theory of evolution is just that a theory....and in my opinion and other people who enjoy science and the scientific method it’s a very weak theory based upon falsified presumptions.

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I.A. Woien
I.A. Woien

Zzzzzz... Did you have catnip in the video?

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sobreaver
sobreaver

Are you a cat person ? Or a spider person ? Look at that cat stretching himself to comfortable laziness. You don't ever see a spider stretch out it's limbs to sleep on the side (how the hell do they sleep anyways o0 they certainly don't have eyelids oo). Personally, I'm a dog person, I wag my tail every time I see my girlfriend XD

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Red Siegfried
Red Siegfried

Hmmmm ... how did they measure that the reward center of the cats' brains were stimulated?

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Zen Surfer
Zen Surfer

Isn't catnip in the mint family which is used as a mosquito repellent?

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john smith
john smith

Sweetheart this is a good video I liked everything but you need to tell your stage makeup people to give you a little bit more foundation because your acne is showing thru.

2 dager siden
ZeroNervE The Purple Mech
ZeroNervE The Purple Mech

-"Tough day at the office?" -"Ugh, tons of paperwork like you wouldn't believe!... We are researching catnip so I had to be around all these cats while they rolled around in the stuff! Anyways, how was your first day at the sewage treatment plant?" :D

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Seans Existentials
Seans Existentials

Whisky is Irish nip

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Thomas Allison
Thomas Allison

Hipster girl saying "in the history of ever" made me cringe.

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MomomeshTV
MomomeshTV

I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

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Michal samuel
Michal samuel

so why don't we use the catnip as a mosquito repellent?

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Matty Way
Matty Way

I love how they tried to underplay animal experimentation with “definitely the least fun part of the study” lol good one

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sarah fern
sarah fern

Hey, look at ticks, not a nonstarter for cats like mosquitoes.

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ForceTz
ForceTz

Catnip is just cat marijuana

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_____
_____

And only now i discover i chose the completely wrong field. Sml

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insAneTunA
insAneTunA

So basically you are telling us story that you don't have the final answer for as to how and why, and yet you consider that as news?

2 dager siden
Leon Black
Leon Black

I don't understand why there HAS to be a reason for the feline response to catnip. Why do us humans respond to so many substances the way we do? No reason, no benefit, we just do, it's probably the same with cats and catnip or silvervine

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Ben Stanfill
Ben Stanfill

My cat gets wired with catnip. Runs around scratches, bites, it's terrible. We avoid catnip if we can.

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Sentauri
Sentauri

So this is all still a theory, yet the video title presents it as fact. :/ I hate people claiming to be scientists these days. No integrity.

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Chris Kearsley
Chris Kearsley

Well, if you also smell like catnip makes good hunting scent cover. Considering how musky lions can smell, probably helps a lot.

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john booker
john booker

cliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick bait. entire video for "we have do to more research" i hate what youtube has turned into.

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ErmirMusic
ErmirMusic

“...more research needs to be done....” Really?? Does it?

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Blitzkrieg Bryce
Blitzkrieg Bryce

Lemurs do the same with millipedes, I wonder how many other species get high for the sake of insect repellent.

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Ash Kitt
Ash Kitt

Legalize Nip

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aisha shisha
aisha shisha

I feel like if cats were smart enough to roll around in plants to ward infestations off, they’d occasionally roll around in rosemary. But no, so..

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aisha shisha
aisha shisha

Why do they scream for food they won’t eat? Maybe because they have tastebuds and they don’t wanna eat the same garbage every day? Get that cat some real life chicken, or cod. Occasionally.

3 dager siden
Axe Guy
Axe Guy

Hi, my name is Mister Whiskers Fuzzbeef and I have a catnip problem. I've been catnip-free for thirty days now...

3 dager siden
stefon wefon
stefon wefon

so not only did she come to say we have it all wrong. . . . but also they have no idea what it is either. . and still looking

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Stephen Jacks
Stephen Jacks

Have read that Catnip induces a sexual response. Note kittens not yet sexually mature usually ignore catnip.

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Kenos Entity
Kenos Entity

yeah I thought so.

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opisex
opisex

it's a good theory... but why do cats act weird then? the rolling around in it I get.. but why the change?

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raig s
raig s

I feel bad for the control group who got all the mosquitoes :/

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Jake Lambuth
Jake Lambuth

Japanese Researchers basically came up with a way to get paid to play with cats and I can't fault them for that. Meowvelous.

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Kyle W.
Kyle W.

My cats eat it

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CC
CC

I never give my cats catnip or silvervine. It’s a gateway drug.

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rdizzy C
rdizzy C

Still no mention of different responses for different metabolic pathways of inhaling or smelling catnip and ingesting catnip and having it broken down in the stomach and intestines. As cats have an upper effect when smelling, but more of a downer effect from eating it.

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Esteban We don’t need no stinking badges
Esteban We don’t need no stinking badges

All the little kitties were singing this song there’s a skeeter 🦟 on my peter knock it off there’s a dozen on my cousin can’t you hear them a buzzing.🤔

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Kay Bee
Kay Bee

Pretty sure cats just like getting high

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Eric Staples
Eric Staples

So humans are drugging their cats without their consent?

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animegame100
animegame100

"what cannabol does to humans" lol

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Jay c
Jay c

So the cats that didn't roll around in catnip a thousand years ago probably died of mosquito born illness and the cats that got pleasure from it lived

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Cyndi Bergloff
Cyndi Bergloff

Me watching this video: "please be Rose, please be Rose, please be Rose" *ROSE APPEARS IN SCREEN* ME: "YES I'M SHOWING A CAT VIDEO IN CLASS!!" My students love seeing your videos in class!

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Annihilator X
Annihilator X

Sitting here getting my cat high on catnip while I indulge in some humannip ;P

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John Grabowski
John Grabowski

I like her PacMan earrings.

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Ice cream for breakfast
Ice cream for breakfast

2:22 she should have meow meow land

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Branddun Casara
Branddun Casara

Capuchin monkeys do something similar with citrus plants... They chew them up and rub them all over their body in order to ward off mosquitos

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Meriem cab
Meriem cab

Hopefully the studies are going to be fun for the cats too

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Jim Euritt
Jim Euritt

It's great as a mosquito repellant, digestive aid and helps you sleep.

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1GodOnlyOne
1GodOnlyOne

It didn't evolve -- it was designed.

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hdezn26
hdezn26

3:10 Cats are everywhere , even in your DNA. Mos Quito' Repellant, interesting . . . Meow. SPOILER TO VIDEO BELOW! Catnip , and silver vine , must get. Repel Mos Quito' I must. (just imagine this wrote by some cat out there.)

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crimsonraen
crimsonraen

Huh, this is neat! :)

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MrMcCharityMan
MrMcCharityMan

Of course they were Japanese researchers!

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NeverMetTheGuy
NeverMetTheGuy

Puppydogs are cooler.

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nakrat11
nakrat11

Two phenomena that have nothing to do with one another. There are millions of chemicals in nature, one or another is bound to make you feel good while having nothing to do with "evolving" along with you so you can compete for food or reproduce. That same chemical probably does other things, like repelling mosquitoes.

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Derpy The Legend
Derpy The Legend

This proves nothing 😅

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Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson

Japanese love cats too much. True story.

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sebastian stewart
sebastian stewart

I love how people have mispelt cat mint over the last 200 years. It's cat mint as it's a mint.

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Sindarin721
Sindarin721

Now do "Spankies" on cats!

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connor vaughn
connor vaughn

Alright... so... Cats are basically doing the human equivalent of huffing insect repellent, but if the insect repellent was harmless.

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Benthedaddy
Benthedaddy

No one else picturing a cat in a box of mosquitoes 🦟 🐈 📦

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Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Dream up the purrfect experiment...

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Tanya
Tanya

Please tell me about liquid metal robot please please please

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reeyees50
reeyees50

catnip= cat marijuanas

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yoursoultasteslikebacon
yoursoultasteslikebacon

The cat in the thumbnail looks like me after a month long bender.

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Stitches
Stitches

Acacia rats are better than cats. As are dogs and squirrels.

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Walter Sobchak
Walter Sobchak

Nepetalectone

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Thomas Busse
Thomas Busse

Kitties!!!!

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Jordan McEvoy
Jordan McEvoy

My cat pees on me while im gaming to get my attention. Or when he crys to go outside. Then i let him outside and he still crys then runs off like a crackhead. He crys when his bowl isnt over filled. Ughhhh needy. Stands on my phone when im laying in bed as well. Ugggggh

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Jessi Neilsen Carreño
Jessi Neilsen Carreño

My cats do not give a poop about catnip haha

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Sven Stevenson
Sven Stevenson

Curious if similarly to mosquitos, if that compound is equally repulsive to fleas.

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Jamie Lancaster
Jamie Lancaster

I’m not buying it about the mosquitoes.

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Sanguine
Sanguine

Really?... all questions answered, great conclusion...

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Eugene Minton
Eugene Minton

wonder if they could turn this into an insect repellent for people, just with the warning that cats might find you delicious if you use it...LOL... well as a cuddle buddy.

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SavageKingTexas _
SavageKingTexas _

What if we put catnip in the Colorado grass?

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Mitch Johnson
Mitch Johnson

Odd that apparently no other branch of animals would have this behavior.

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MasterWasp74
MasterWasp74

Correlation is not causation. Evolution doesn't work like that.

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StormyPeak
StormyPeak

I had a cat that lived 21 year. When my cat was around 19 years old, and having some tummy troubles, I was told, by my vet, that cat nip could help her. So, daily, I gave her a good pinch of cat nip to eat...and it did help keep her food from coming back up. Her name was Ashley, and she passed away in 2005. So I do know there is some real medical benefits to catnip.

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StormyPeak
StormyPeak

@Julie Barnette :) I think the oldest cat on record lived to be 38! I, also knew a cat, named Jack, that lived to be 23, he belonged to my brother. Interestingly...both Jack and my cat Ashley, were 'indoor/outdoor' cats. I do believe there are healthy benefits in that...as the cats are more active outside...both mentally and physically...and if nothing kills them...they can actually live longer than cats kept inside and bored their whole lives. I live in a mountain valley in Idaho, and I know the risks for a cat being outside...but I let her have her freedom when she wanted it... I had a pet door. Even with the cat I have now, (her name is Song) I let her out sometimes but I worry for her while she's out there...and I can only hope my dogs will keep things like coyotes, foxes, hawks, eagles, and owls from messing with her, as they hang out together in the yard.

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Julie Barnette
Julie Barnette

Uhhh oldest cat ever or 2 split life of ease taken care of.

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Helena Ferrari Federico
Helena Ferrari Federico

My cat actually had a very strange response to catnip. He got extremely agitated and nervous. He seemed terrified of everything and basically run up the walls for a few seconds. I wonder what was up with that

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Arien
Arien

bad trip

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enlathestrange
enlathestrange

I’d be interested if fleas also avoided cats who have the chemical transferred too 🤔

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Christopher Bedford
Christopher Bedford

All the way up to the point where 'mosquitoes landed on the cats with nepwhatsitsolactol less that on cats without it' Ummm. Yes but since when have mosquitoes *EVER* bothered cats?

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Chik Nuggets「тм」
Chik Nuggets「тм」

1.25x playback speed, thank me later.

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Lord Canti
Lord Canti

we aint figured out plants yet but we totally know how the universe was created yep mhmm

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klynn Harris
klynn Harris

So it isn't a reaction like how opiates affect humans dopamine system and brings on pleasant euphoria and separate benefit if pain relief (or tge other way around)......NO.... the cats had to "evolve" to desire this chemical to ward of biting insects. It can't be that this chemical just has a reaction--just because. Humans can eat chocolate but it will kill dogs and cats. Different chemicals affect different species differently. Doesn't mean any evolution for a purpose has to be involved. What does the 2nd instance of the chemical that causes the mosquito repellant have to do with the 1st reaction of "goofy" cat behavior in cats? So what they are saying is for some apparent "reason" over inestimable amts of time, most of the cats that were not exposed to the mosquito repellant chemical died (even though cats don't die from regular mosquito bites anymore than humans) so that only the cats that desired the cat nip etc plants "evolved" to enjoy being bitten "less" by biting insects....Right..... Try to make it way to complicated. Some chemicals react in one species this way & another that. Not that hard to fathom. But if it was a done thru a grant I guess they had to come up with an "acceptable" scientific ( complex) answer!!

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Ababmer Vid
Ababmer Vid

Just like global warming - it was all wrong.

4 dager siden
Blade Runner6997
Blade Runner6997

Right, so Silver Vine is a mosquito repellent and the possibility exists that cats expose themselves to it to repel mosquitos. I do not believe this is the reason, however. I would bet a lot of money on cats loving Silver Vine just as much if it actually attracted more mosquitos to them. It's obvious they love Silver Vine and Catnip and it makes them feel good. I would look in the other direction for a reason. For instance, both plants may have acquired the chemical/s to attract cats for the simple reason that the cats will help survival, moving spores across greater distances will give a better chance that they will thrive in their environments. Cheers

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Scorpio
Scorpio

This useless video explained nothing...

4 dager siden
Izlarik
Izlarik

What a misleading title.

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Cay Enigma
Cay Enigma

ARE YOU TELLING ME I CAN BOTH ATTRACT CATS AND REBEL MOSQUITOES BY RUBBING MYSELF WITH CATNIP?????

4 dager siden
Thomas Todd
Thomas Todd

So DIY bugspray?

4 dager siden
nimrodery
nimrodery

Cat genes: C A T T A C A

4 dager siden
James Kelmenson
James Kelmenson

What a nothing video. Only takeaway is maybe catnip keeps bugs awat

4 dager siden
I Try
I Try

How do i apply for the job to play with 🐱🐈‍⬛ all day?

4 dager siden

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