r/Damnthatsinteresting Sep 24 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Doot 🎵 Doot 1

Meet The King of All Birds 🐦 Video

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u/Metalling2020 Sep 24 '22

Why isn’t he wearing a crown?

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u/DannyMeleeFR4 Sep 24 '22

Pawned it for some sick contact lenses.

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u/Metalling2020 Sep 24 '22

This makes the most sense. Solid ass trade imo.

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u/shiver334 Sep 24 '22

0 stars not kingly enough

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u/moki_martus Sep 24 '22 You Dropped This

If you need to wear a crown to show you are the king, you are not true king.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/SkinnyObelix Sep 24 '22

Probably Belgian, only monarchy without a crown.

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u/MoreGloriousDawn Sep 24 '22

Back when birds were real, they sure did.

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u/1amys3lf Sep 24 '22

Cause it's not the Royal Eagle aka Harpy eagle. The greatest haptor bird of all time and king of eagles! But its a neat birb too.

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u/usernamechecksout94 Sep 24 '22

Except birds aren't real 👍

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u/1amys3lf Sep 24 '22

What about birbs?

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u/usernamechecksout94 Sep 24 '22

I see my mistake comrade, stay woke

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u/pitinas Sep 24 '22

Translate Royal Eagle to latim languages and do a Google search, see what pops up!

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u/lywyre Sep 24 '22

You ever heard of the Emperor's clothes?

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u/ProfessionalSilent17 Sep 24 '22

Because that's not the king.

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u/pitinas Sep 24 '22

It is... The golden part is the crown

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u/Antiqas86 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

The weirdest thing was their over the top reactions for the camera lol. It's a little unique, but theyre acting as if they've just walked in on their parents fucking.

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u/LearnDifferenceBot Sep 24 '22

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u/razzraziel Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Probably. Also, I think they can even see through when it's closed. That eyelid works like windshield wipers to remove dust and grains from the cornea. It also moisturizes the eye. Because even the smallest particles affect overall vision. If we see 1080p, those guys see between 4K-8K (to simplify).

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u/BrandonMoe92686 Sep 24 '22

I wanna say it’s kinda like a shark while attacking it closes to prevent dust and debris. I’m also just 💯 assuming

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u/ThunderboltRam Sep 24 '22

Predators usually have crazy evolutionary adaptations that get kinda freaky. They're also really good at sensing shit, even dogs can sniff out anything.

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u/sethboy66 Sep 24 '22

For another example, humans evolved higher level cognition just to kill shit, and survive, better than other predators with the added benefit of advanced socialization. Everything else we use cognition for is just a side effect.

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u/ThunderboltRam Sep 24 '22

The use of tools, traps, and weaponry indeed.

How did "planning" evolve, from planning a hunt.

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u/Kubliah Sep 24 '22

We even evolved to throw rocks and spears, the fastest a full grown gorilla can throw is 20mph and an 8 year old boy can throw twice as fast and far. Nothing in nature has stored energy in their shoulders and elasticity in their limbs like we do. We're also the best endurance runners of any creature in existence, we are complete freaks of nature and have so many evolutionary advantages It's not even fair. If aliens ever started shit with us I would bet on us winning.

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u/Kevskates Sep 25 '22

I think if a species figured out interstellar travel before us they would probably have evolutionary advantages over us too

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u/aLostBattlefield Sep 24 '22

I just recently read on Reddit that certain vipers (maybe cobras too?) have like… “pits” in their heads that act as infrared sensors? That’s some skynet shit right there but it’s all done by nature.

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u/truePHYSX Sep 24 '22

I always wondered why that happens when I get too high playing video games. I’m the king of all birds! 🪁

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u/BulgingMoose Sep 24 '22 Silver

Ok grandpa that’s enough pot gummies and video games. Come on, off to bed.

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u/scarilypainstaking Sep 24 '22

Granpa's needs more rest now! Come back soon Grandpa.

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u/Hekinsieden Sep 24 '22

"Let me go! My K/D! I gotta keep playing!"

"Grandpa... you're playing Stardew Valley... wtf?"

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u/truePHYSX Sep 24 '22

Ok, that last comment had me dying 😂

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u/groovy_attacker Sep 24 '22

"I believe I can fly!" when I take those holy smoke. But, only those days when exploring things on this world.

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u/I-Chancho-I Sep 24 '22

I noticed how they're slightly translucent and wondering if it was for the same reason?

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u/irenepanik Sep 24 '22

I think it's just a quirk of the nervous system/muscles that control the movement.

Humans don't have perfectly syncronized blinking either, that's why people sometimes look, for lack of a better word, shitfaced when they're being flash-photographed unpreparedly.

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u/PatlicanaAtlican Sep 24 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

These eyelids makes a lot of sense considering that they fly at high speeds, so them closing from the front makes it more practical.

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u/reddit4485 Sep 24 '22

It’s called a nictitating membrane. We still have a little remnant of it but it’s vestigial in humans.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nictitating_membrane

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u/Miragii Sep 24 '22

How does life evolve like that.. fascinating

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u/GetYourVax Sep 24 '22

Our ancestors had a second eye membrane, not so long ago. The little bumps in the corners of our eyes are the vestigial remains.

It's called a Nictitating Membrane, and quite rarely, a human is born with one.

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u/Huusoku Sep 24 '22

The nictitating membrane has been demonstrated NOT to be a vestigial remain since the 1990s, as published in “Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology: Ocular Anatomy, Embryology, and Teratology”,

The plica semilunaris (Latin: plica, a pleat or fold) is not a vestigial function- less curiosity, a relic of the nictitating membrane found in animals. Its purpose is to enable unrestricted mobility for the eyeball when abducted (turned outwards). The conjunctiva is the surface membrane lining the eyelids and covering the anterior part of the sclera; to allow the eyeball and lids to move independently it forms a continuous pouch or sac above, laterally and below. But medially, because of the presence of the lacrimal drainage apparatus, there is no conjunctival sac; instead there is the plica semilunaris which is a crescentic fold of conjunctiva. It arises in the upper fornix towards its medial end, extends downward, concentric with the limbus, to end in the medial third of the lower fornix. When the eye is abducted the plica partially unfolds as the conjunctiva stretches so that movement is unimpeded. When the eye is adducted (turned inwards) a fibrous extension from the sheath of the muscle contracting (the medial rectus) draws the plica posteriorly, partially unfolding it and deepening the lacus lacrimalis. See Records, R.E., The conjunctiva; in: Tasman and Jaeger, Ref. 17, vol. 2, ch. 2.

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u/GetYourVax Sep 24 '22

Upvoted, I was taught wrong.

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u/Buzobuzobuzo Sep 24 '22

So, evolution is true, right guys?

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u/Living_Map_7411 Sep 24 '22

Nope. 2,000 years ago, A white man named Jesus created the Milky Galaxy along with the entire universe and placed fossils on earth to test humans faith in white Jesus.

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u/Buzobuzobuzo Sep 24 '22

Thought so, thanks! 👍

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u/thegeekprophet Sep 24 '22

You are now enlightened. You're welcome.

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u/Funderwoodsxbox Sep 24 '22

There was also a boat and god used his very special pspspspsps and a water spritzer to get the animals to not eat each other. It was quite the stressful ride.

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u/HereticalNature Sep 24 '22

Bias, confirmed 👌

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u/Crypto_illumination Sep 24 '22

Praise Jebus Crebus!

In Flying Spaghetti Monster We Trust.

R4M3M Ramen

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u/vallyallyum Sep 24 '22

"Do you think I'm descended from some flightless manicotti?"

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u/Wotg33k Sep 24 '22

No shit I used to work with a lady and I'd argue shit like this all day. Dinosaurs were placed by the government to try to break our faith in Jesus. The world is only 6000 years old.

It was insane trying to rationalize with that woman.

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u/Bitter_Mongoose Sep 24 '22

Obi-Wan is just so sexy

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u/wittywalrus1 Sep 24 '22

Phew... thanks.

Almost had a thought for a minute!

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u/Commiesstoner Sep 24 '22

And then Black Jesus came into town riding an ass, yo momma's ass.

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u/tokes_4_DE Sep 24 '22

Adult swim had a show called black jesus and it was absolutely hysterical. Also it made old christian ladies rage out that their dear white jesus be portrayed in such a manner.

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u/CbackNstomach Sep 24 '22

Yes. But unfortunately we're at the evolutionary stage of losing our wisdom....teeth. Also plantar fasciitis (ankle spurs) strikes you in a part of your foot that was originally used to help grip tree trucks while climbing up the trees. That particular muscle seems to calcify on the ends because it's no longer used. Feels like you're walking on a tooth (or a lego) with the pointier end of the tooth towards the end of the muscle where it attaches to your ankle. Hurts like hell. And the way to fix it is standing with a water bottle under your arch for a few times daily to loosen that muscle.

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u/biggun79 Sep 24 '22

No wisdom teeth here.

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u/mosuckra Sep 24 '22

Same. Must be highly evolved 😎

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u/foxyplatypus Sep 24 '22

A Lego...I wish. More like an icy cold serrated knife blade, and a cramp that wraps itself around your foot like a boa if it gets bad enough. Glad to know my dumb ape body is just preserving my right to scale a tree. Yayyyyyyyyy

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u/IncognitoOne Sep 24 '22

Got it, so slightly less painful than a Lego, then.

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u/foxyplatypus Sep 24 '22

Ah, yes. I don't have kids so I'm not tortured by surprise Legos underfoot but yeah...I'll give you that.

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u/AmbitiousMidnight183 Sep 24 '22

I’m glad we’re on the way to losing our wisdom teeth, do you mean you would prefer we needed them? They’re pretty painful for a lot of people with way we currently develop.

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u/CbackNstomach Sep 24 '22

The wisdom part, not the teeth. I don't have wisdom teeth, never did.

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u/AmbitiousMidnight183 Sep 24 '22

Ah.. a pun! Humour!

Slipped right over my head ;

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u/Lttlcheeze Sep 24 '22

Don't forget the appendix

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u/JuggerKnot86 Sep 24 '22

yes but always remember evolution works like rng mechanic in a rouge-like, who gets blessed by a more favorable random trait gets to survive and reproduce the most

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u/mac_is_crack Sep 24 '22

Cats have it too, theirs appears when they’re sick or just sleepy.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Dogs as well. My vet showed me once on my dog. It's a milky white like this birds.

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u/Phlypp Sep 24 '22

Why would we lose that membrane? There doesn't seem to be an evolutionary advantage to only having one.

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u/TOXx1C_ Sep 24 '22

Not a biologist, don't know this for certain, but I have a hypothesis. While there's not necessarily an advantage to not having it, there's also little advantage to humans having it. I would assume that while we evolve to have stuff we need we also evolve to get rid of unecessary things as it's just another potential point of failure that could cause disease, infection, death etc. So these things eventually evolve out of us. Makes me wonder why we didn't evolve away the appendix but I imagine that just hasn't had enough time to evolve out of us and with modern medicine we don't really need to as we can deal with the complications it causes. Again, I don't know any of this for certain, just my best guess

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u/mpa92643 Sep 24 '22

The appendix isn't really the vestigial organ it used to be ubiquitously considered (or at least the evidence is now mixed). Some research has shown that the appendix contains a "reservoir" of bacteria that can repopulate gut flora after, for example, severe diarrhea wipes it out.

As for eyelids, my best guess would be that the root cause of humans not needing the membrane, and therefore losing it, is ultimately social. Humans communicate a great deal with blinking and eye movements. Since full blinking and membranous blinking both accomplish the same goal, but full blinking has the advantage of improving social cohesion (which turned out to be wildly successful for our species), the full blink won out and the membrane became vestigial before disappearing almost entirely.

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u/DiscombobulatedGuava Sep 24 '22

The appendix is believed to still help us during infections, the sample stored in the appendix helps by releasing a "starter" for the gut biome.

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u/MalHeartsNutmeg Sep 24 '22

It's not necessarily that we evolve to get rid of stuff, there's still various things in the human body that are no longer particularly useful, it's just that people without that feature could still successfully breed since it wasn't necessary for survival, so there was a chance that it could end up being bred out.

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u/heyoceanfloor Sep 24 '22

Very cool. I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing.

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u/Flyinbro Sep 24 '22

Think of all the life that has been that didn't "work out"

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u/youcanbeanything Sep 24 '22

We're also technically part of that.

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u/mwing95 Sep 24 '22

Same way we evolved, survival of the most adapt to the environment

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u/chris17453 Sep 24 '22

Dogs have that too..

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u/swohio Sep 24 '22

Yep with this orientation the leading edge of the eye lid is never facing against the flow of air.

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u/TomBot019 Sep 24 '22

Also like a reptile. Aka dinosaurs survived as birds.

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u/texasrigger Sep 24 '22

I don't know that that was a factor. The flightless ratites (the family that includes ostriches, emu, rhea, and kiwi) evolved 80 million years ago and still have that nictating membrane.

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u/Apg3410 Sep 24 '22

Could you explain why that's more practical?

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u/monotonousgangmember Sep 24 '22

Wind pushing against the eyelid isn’t a problem. It’ll actually push the eyelid towards where it wants to go.

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u/Used-tampon Sep 24 '22

Gavin and Dan love those guys

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u/Al3jandr0 Sep 24 '22

I only know Gavin from Rooster Teeth and was surprised to see him in this! Do they make a lot of this kind of content?

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u/yaki_torii Sep 24 '22

Gav actually did this channel to help him get a visa to come to the states so that he could do Rooster Teeth full time iirc. They have a ton of videos of things being done in slow motion. Probably the best known ones are popping the giant water balloon and hitting Dan in the face with a soccer ball.

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u/VacaDLuffy Sep 24 '22

Gavin got so good and well known for this they actually hired them to do slow motion for a big movie a few years back. From Goigle search. (He is also known for his slow motion cinematography work for films, including Hot Fuzz (2007), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), and Dredd (2012). Free has also worked on slow-motion footage for the BBC show Top Gear.)

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u/suugakusha Sep 24 '22

It's actually the other way around iirc, Gavin knew he wanted to work at roosterteeth, and so found a career that was specialized enough (slo mo camera operator) so that he could get a visa more easily.

He worked as a slo mo camera apprentice on many films, including the ones named above.

Later, he realized he had this untapped skill, so worked with Dan to make the slo mo guys channel.

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u/Evilmaze Sep 24 '22

It's a successful businesses. They lend their expertise to many other YouTubers and even did some of the cinematography in the second RDJ Sherlock movie.

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u/RuairiSpain Sep 24 '22

They had a YouTube Red subscription series, right?

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u/ninjadragon1119 Interested Sep 24 '22

They did, there was The Super Slow Show, 2hich had a high budget and allowed them to do crazier stuff, and Planet Slow Mo, where they fillmed around the world.

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u/willisbetter Sep 24 '22

yup, him and dan have been doing slow.mo guys since before he even started working at RT i think and the channel is still going strong, i think dan still lives in england though and gave definitely still works for rt so they both do slow mo guys in their spare time, dan comes to visit him in texas for a weel and they film a years worth of vidoes in bulk then hang out at gav's house for the rest of the week, i think dan has even appeared in some AH and RT content over the years

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u/AUserNameyUsername Sep 24 '22

He also is a part of a channel called The Slow Mo Guys where they do science stuff

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u/RogueHippie Sep 24 '22

If you’ve ever wondered why Gavin is constantly out of Achievement Hunter’s videos, it’s usually for filming for Slo Mo guys. And the other guy is Dan the Man, who they built the giant poster of back in Achievement City.

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u/FacedCrown Sep 24 '22

Funny enough, im pretty sure this channel is bigger than the RT channel.

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u/labellefleursauvage0 Sep 24 '22

Yep! Check out their page SlowMo Guys on YT.

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u/ariesb2b Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Yes. Specially their planet slomo season 1is too good. I think they parterned with youtube for that. Awesome Quality content.

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u/BouncingSphinx Sep 24 '22

Yeah this channel is The Slow Mo Guys. They have all kinds of stuff like this.

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u/i_AM_A-ShArk Sep 24 '22

I didn’t even know he was from rooster teeth. But yeah the slow mo guys is the name of the channel

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Gavin and Dan love those guys

Yeah, they've helped me through some tough and tedious times with hours of laughter along the way.

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u/Braysl Sep 24 '22

It's pretty funny, I'm actually listening to one of his podcasts, F**kface, and the other hosts couldn't hear him because his discord was on mute. The duality of man 😂

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u/T-Angeles Sep 24 '22

They found Gavin?!?!

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u/Prosklystios Sep 24 '22

Hey, just cause Gavin has a big beak nose doesn't mean we can call him a bird

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u/LucasWasson Sep 24 '22

"Hold your breath hold your nose!"

"That's a lot of nose to hold"

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u/Irishman283 Sep 25 '22

I heard he’s still looking for squid to this very day

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u/dumbthiccpapi Sep 24 '22

GOATed reference

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u/magikarp2122 Sep 24 '22

He makes bird noises all the time too.

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Slow-mo guys! 😍

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u/superkickstart Sep 24 '22

Still the best bigger youtube channel. Very little clickbait and straight to business.

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u/poompt Sep 24 '22

I really do appreciate the quality. Gavin comes off as not that serious a person but after all these years the fact that they haven't increased the upload frequency, and every video is that well produced (which means they must create a ton of footage that's never used, and expend a lot of effort on post production), and they don't appear to have sold out in any meaningful way... A+ YT channel.

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u/RunningwithmarmotS Sep 24 '22

What’s the channel?

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u/WedNiatnuom Sep 24 '22

Slow-Mo Guys

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u/flyovermee Sep 24 '22

Yeah but what are they called?

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u/Freethinker9 Sep 24 '22

If you go to their YouTube channel they can slow it down for you so you’ll be able to understand

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/monkeyPICmonkeydo Sep 24 '22

Not-So-Fast Fellas

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u/fourthords Sep 24 '22

I immediately recognized Gav in those first few frames!

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u/ActualWhiterabbit Sep 24 '22

Dan the man and his assistant Gavin Free are great

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u/Militaryrankings Sep 24 '22

Golden Eagles are savages

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u/CalamityDiamond Sep 24 '22

"It's like a dinosaur."

Yes because it is one.

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u/zeebenj Sep 24 '22

I didn't vote for him

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u/Crystal_Munnin Sep 24 '22

Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

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u/Blackcat008 Sep 24 '22

Be quiet

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u/Crystal_Munnin Sep 24 '22

Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

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u/TediousSign Sep 24 '22

Now we see the violence inherent in the system

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u/Necro_nom_nom_nom Sep 24 '22

Im 37

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u/Crystal_Munnin Sep 24 '22

I'm 37! I'm not OLD!

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u/NeonNick_WH Sep 24 '22

OLD WOMAN!

MAAN

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u/Crystal_Munnin Sep 24 '22

Well I can't just call you man...

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u/thepantlesselephant Sep 24 '22

Well you could say Dennis

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u/ulrick657 Sep 24 '22

"it's like a dinosaur" well, buckle up, cause it IS a dinosaur

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u/Fisch_Man Sep 24 '22

Dr. Grant?

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u/Great_Scott7 Sep 24 '22

It’s not a tumor

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u/xeroxhands15 Sep 24 '22

Harpy Eagle enters the chat

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u/Cybermat47_2 Sep 24 '22

Does the Harpy Eagle attack aircraft?

That’s why the Wedge Tail Eagle is the King.

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u/pitinas Sep 24 '22

That's a Golden Eagle!

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u/Cybermat47_2 Sep 24 '22

Therefore it is not the King.

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u/Fern-ando Sep 24 '22

Let me introduce you to the BoneBreaker vulture.

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u/BigBusiness1532 Sep 24 '22

No love for the Martial Eagle?

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u/ItisNOTatoy Sep 24 '22

What do these guys do now? I remember watching a newly released vid for the first time in years a little while ago and it was such a trip, seems like they’re living life

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u/DungPuncher Sep 24 '22

They slowed down a bit during the pandemic but are releasing videos again. Check them out on YouTube. They have some incredible videos.

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u/Devlin1885 Sep 24 '22

Dan was/is in the army. Gav works full time for Rooster Teeth, has done for years.

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u/NYCmob79 Sep 24 '22

You do know that birds are not real? That's a government surveillance drone.

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u/bsw_boy Sep 24 '22

Garuda

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u/MortarMaggot275 Sep 24 '22

That's exactly how Zuckerberg blinks.

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u/ChariotStuntDouble Sep 24 '22

Fun fact: Mark Zuckerberg does the same thing

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u/ElPwnero Sep 24 '22

Many reptiles have the same kind of eyelids/membranes

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u/SpaceReptilian Sep 24 '22

The Wren is the King of all birds actually. But Golden Eagles are fascinating!

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u/the_glutton17 Sep 24 '22

I'll fight every one of you calling the harpy the king of eagles! The golden eagle is king.

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u/McBain_v1 Sep 24 '22

Love the SloMo Guys.

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u/olagorie Sep 24 '22

I once watched an eagle show at Warwick castle in England.

The birds were mostly flying free and we asked what happens when they just fly away. Apparently this happens regularly with some they didn’t raise themselves. so the local population knows about it and call them when they find an eagle.

They apparently never stray far and they are intelligent enough to patiently sit next to a road waiting to get picked up. We asked what happens when an eagle doesn’t want to get caught/ go back. Answer: we wait until they do. We cannot work with them if they don’t come to us voluntarily. Far too dangerous.

Blows my mind.

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u/bsw_boy Sep 24 '22

Nice experience

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u/_Xantras_ Sep 24 '22

These guys are cool, but if you’re looking for the strongest eagle, you should take a look at the Harpy Eagle. Absolute apex predators

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u/Lilybearling Sep 24 '22

Coolest video I've ever seen

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u/Gurkeprinsen Sep 24 '22

Bird: blinks

Scientists: 👁️👄👁️

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u/ShirleyDBlankenship Sep 24 '22

Why isn’t he wearing a crown?

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u/Thunderofwar Sep 24 '22

Because it blew off while he was flying around

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u/Sajjathsowrav12 Sep 24 '22

Slow motion was beautiful

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u/Hirmuinen2 Sep 24 '22

Well it is indeed a dinosaur and it’s fucking awesome!

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

Please credit SlowMoGuys.

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u/Feeling_Point_6438 Sep 24 '22

Have you ever heard anything about the TRUE king of all birds? The Brazilian Harpy

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u/StaGranFunciazza Sep 24 '22

"It looks like a dinosaur" ... like that that's a f**king dinosaur my man

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u/Equivalent_War_1861 Sep 24 '22

King of all birds? Don't make me and my Harpy eagle laugh, this is but a hamster with wings lol

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u/pitinas Sep 24 '22

Does a hamster pick up a goat and drops it off a Cliff? https://youtu.be/-iFOVi0vJGU

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u/Kind-Lavishness7122 Sep 24 '22

“It looks like a dinosaur” ehhh that’s because IT IS a dinosaur 😅

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u/Helly_BB Sep 24 '22

Wow, how does that .... extra eyelid? ... move like that. Muscles pulling it? Tendon above and below the eye? I have watched the video 4 times, it's fascinating!!

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u/bsw_boy Sep 24 '22

Yes it's amazing

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u/BudBaker709 Sep 24 '22

But I thought the wren was the king of all birds? On St. Steven's Day he was caught in the firs

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u/THOMASTHEWANKENG1NE Sep 24 '22

I didn't vote for him

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u/DarkxXxValkyrie Sep 24 '22

That is one handsome boy

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u/devilinmybutthole Sep 24 '22

The pink thing in the inner corner of our eyes is the vestigial remnant of an eyelid like that.

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u/freddielizzard Sep 24 '22

Puny humans and their inferior two eyelids.

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u/Smirkydarkdude Sep 24 '22

Without googling I'm going to say that eye thing is called a nictitating membrane (possibly sp?). And people said I wasted thousands of dollars in University learning useless stuff. HA!

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u/nightstarsfalling Sep 24 '22

hello ur majesty

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u/Mister-guy Sep 24 '22

Not an eyelid, but a nictitating membrane. All birds have these between their upper and lower eyelid.

Still awesome footage, though!

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u/SalazarElite Sep 24 '22

you should research about the brazilian harpy eagle, she is the true queen of birds

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u/Jolly_Librarian2610 Sep 24 '22

Lens cleaning!!