6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber

Amber is amazing stuff! It can preserve organisms whole, and essentially freeze them in time, and the specimens we’ve found in it so far range from amazing to downright bizarre. Here are six of the coolest things we’ve found trapped in amber.
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Sources:
ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/amber.html
repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/24696/paleo_Labandeira_Paleont._Soc._Pap._2014.pdf
Carnivorous plant:
www.pnas.org/content/112/1/190.abstract
jeb.biologists.org/content/212/19/3184
Dino feathers:
science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619.full
Flea:
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/sep/bacteria-ancient-flea-may-be-ancestor-black-death
academic.oup.com/jme/article/52/6/1234/869360
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141145.htm
Salamander:
www.palaeodiversity.org/pdf/08/03Palaeodiversity_8-15_Poinar-Wake_4.pdf
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2015/aug/first-ever-discovery-salamander-amber-sheds-light-evolution-caribbean-islands
www.cnet.com/news/ancient-salamander-in-amber-is-a-scientific-surprise/
Bat flies:
today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2012/feb/battle-vampires-20-million-years-ago
parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-4-229
www.nbcnews.com/id/46256764/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/first-fossil-vampire-bat-fly-discovered/#.XYvTledKjOQ
IMAGE SOURCES:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gouttes-drops-resine-2.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baltic_amber_inclusions_-_Ant_(Hymenoptera,_Formicidae)8.JPG
www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/1/190/F3.large.jpg
www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/1/190/F2.large.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pameridea_marlothi_Rebelo_1.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drosera_capensis_bend.JPG
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pameridea.jpg
science.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1619
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sinosauropteryx_with_Dalinghosaurus.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sinornithosaurus.jpg
academic.oup.com/view-large/figure/27495606/tjv134f1p.tiff
static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1186%2F1756-3305-4-229/MediaObjects/13071_2011_474_MOESM1_ESM.jpeg
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  • a bird from 99 million years ago Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago Did they live evolve into birds whilst actual Dinosaurs were still a thing then? Also Velociraptor's went extinct 80-85 Million years ago... or did they?

    Lets Play SquireLets Play Squireวันที่ผ่านมา
  • So there are more diseases to wipe us out? What happened to just growing old and dying? I miss those days

    Akosua BoahemaaAkosua Boahemaaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • ............... We should stick a human in it for later use

    Abby ShortAbby Short6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love this. Thanks Amber!!

    Chris BoucherChris Boucher6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thats not how you pronounce Fungi. 00:59

    Rahul SharmaRahul Sharma7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I found the price of the ps5 in amber and the price is....

    AM ChannelAM Channel8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like to watch this video when I feel bad about myself. It always picks me up lmao

    Amber KAmber K12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tell me why I watch this channel at 12-2 am instead of during the day

    almightyphinnalmightyphinn13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The coolest thing ever found in Amber is Johnny Depp.

    Joe DJoe D14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1. Your mom *forsenHead*

    Aki BismarckAki Bismarck14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How the hell do you know it's 35 million years old? Not via carbon dating!

    AmericanPatriotAmericanPatriot15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This handsome guy with the glasses and great shirts - - - he's the kind of guy that I used to swoon for in High School. Nice enough looking with exquisite brains and honest charm! I like it when he talks - could listen all day. 😉

    Antoinette MarlowAntoinette Marlow16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just watched the second vid of a two vid compilation of animals, plants, and insects trapped in amber. The gentleman who made the compilation has a TH-vision channel called Vlad9vt. I highly recommend checking it out. 🙂👍

    RD RRRD RR16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kaliningrad technically shouldn't be considered part of mainland Russia, maybe Livonia would be a better description of the region than Russia

    Nathamel CamelNathamel Camel17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can't believe the dinosaur foot didn't make this list.

    Top LobsterTop Lobster17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • mmm... imagine the next pandemic being caused by someone who experimented with amber that has ancient virus in it

    Trustworthy McLegitimateTrustworthy McLegitimate17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I only put resin in a bong. On a rainy day during a dry spell.

    TheDing1701TheDing170120 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks for your saprifice little bastards

    Drumgym PaulDrumgym Paul24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It’s Königsberg. Gib Prussia back it’s rightful clay.

    YeetGod McNeck IIIYeetGod McNeck III26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No ukslavia

    Heidi MurphyHeidi Murphyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • That first plant looks like something from the voynich manuscript.

    Jimmy JonesJimmy Jonesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You know what is sort of funny and cool? TH-vision making all these "jobs" for creative people who before wouldn't have the opportunity to have, but then sort of forcing them to become crowded funded. Anyways, I love this channels videos. Keep up the good work, hope you guys keep making enough to keep doing what you guys are doing.

    Ronald HodgsonRonald Hodgsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • WOW! THATS ALOT OF DISCOVERIES!

    Oma CoolOma Coolหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Cool like me lol

    Helemmelek and ZahayHelemmelek and Zahayหลายเดือนก่อน
  • No 311 reference... videos still pretty good I guess.

    megadestroyer454megadestroyer454หลายเดือนก่อน
  • So if I, a human, eat bat flies... What does that make me? Probably seriously sick.

    Gustav GnöttgenGustav Gnöttgenหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nine princes.

    sierrasevensierrasevenหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I was wondering if someone would bring up Zelazny! Bravo!

      TheDing1701TheDing170120 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The effing word is pronounced _cari BEan_ . Not _car RIB be an_ . Please oh please. All you have to do is look at the way it's spelled. FFS.

    Pierre LeDouchePierre LeDoucheหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Bat fly had the cover-19 ancestors. Covid-.158000000

    JoespyJoespyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Well, we got that bat malaria now 🤷🏼‍♂️

    Lucid MoneyLucid Moneyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The coolest thing you'll find in Amber is her heart.

    Ole RasmussenOle Rasmussenหลายเดือนก่อน
  • How is amber dated?

    Flymaster AFlymaster Aหลายเดือนก่อน
    • TheDing1701 😂😂😂😂😂. Good one!!!!

      Flymaster AFlymaster A18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Usually with dinner and a movie...

      TheDing1701TheDing170120 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • While watching birds in my backyard, I had an epiphany. Watch the initial jump of a bird, closest living relative to dinosaurs. I believe feathers evolved from this escape method. The higher and longer the duration of the jump would be advantageous. Feathers would have helped both of these.

    jd nolljd nollหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Shouldn't you call these plants "insectivorous"? Since they live symbiotically with the insects that actually digest the trapped prey, they wouldn't survive without these insects. It's not like mammals are helping this plant.

    diane ridleydiane ridleyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • ya know i had a girl in my dream named amber. not kidding.

    Alora PetsAlora Petsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You might even say _amber is the color of your energy_

    Moving PartsMoving Partsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • A mosquito with dinosaur DNA which then went on to build the worlds most unsafe and lethal prehistoric theme park.

    MMหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Ironically, we're as positive as we can be that the Plague was a rodent-based bacteria, not a human-based one. The Plague just happened to get into humans when exotic rats were brought over to mainland Europe. That's why this plague was so short: it burned through the exotic rat population and couldn't sustain itself.

    Megan FlyMegan Flyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So, something similar to the bubonic plague was found in a flea that lived 20million years ago. It may have very well been the ancestor of the bubonic plague that wiped out most of Europe. Given that, why is it soooo hard for some people to believe that a virus can evolve? @_@ Some keep believing Covid-19 is some sort of lab experiment but arent viruses allowed to evolve just like the rest of us?

    James BautistaJames Bautistaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What are the oldest DNA samples?

    E Zach Lee WrightE Zach Lee Wrightหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I want my body placed in resin after I die

    E Zach Lee WrightE Zach Lee Wrightหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 1:07 funji its pronounced fungee

    Niv VerlinskyNiv Verlinskyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I hope you'll take this as constructive criticism: I've just watched several of the SciShow videos, and although they were interesting, there was something about them that was really putting me off, but I wasn't sure what it was. I've finally identified it as those quick cuts that almost sound like the speaker is interrupting himself. Having less pause in the cuts than the speaker would normally put between sentences throws off the cadence and just seems pointlessly rushed.

    theblacksheepvideotheblacksheepvideoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • FUN - GUY

    Do your magic KianaDo your magic Kiana2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Some birds use those absorbent feathers to carry water to their young, maybe some dinosaurs did the same.

    SV Chineel, Junk-Rigged Schooner SailingSV Chineel, Junk-Rigged Schooner Sailing2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Think about how much information we are losing from deforestation.

    Mathew 6Mathew 62 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • oh, no need to explain what a trichome is to me, i know it too well

    Dat BoiiDat Boii2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Those bastards in Russia, 35,000,000 years ago were contributing to global warming big time!

    cal30m1cal30m12 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You know, 11 years ago I heard about you and your brother talking once a day on video for a year. Vlog brothers 2.0 I think. Anyway, I watched you, then started doing my own channel. Twas long ago. Thanks for the inspiration! And know I know what amber is.

    NancyTodayNancyToday2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • New drinking game: Every time he says amber, drink.

    D BD B2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • It's clear we've found the ancient ancestor of Weed. Tyrannosaurus Cannabisus. The dinosaurs were chiefin' up in #1 on the list. All dem trichomes baby. It's called a carnivorous plant because of the munchies, clearly.

    Endless AmbitionEndless Ambition2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Quote “dumb on purpose” = willingly ignorant. 2 Peter 3:5,6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished

    Russell TilleyRussell Tilley2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Your are very informative. But please stop trying to be funny because you're NOT!

    Timothy GrayTimothy Gray2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Carona virus plant.

    Raquel AlexanderRaquel Alexander2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Once I die preserve me in Amber

    ThePhantomThePhantom2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What if the bird toe came from that dinosaur. I don't know what it's called but used to be a meme. It had a long toe.

    Raven LoomisRaven Loomis2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • man i luv your vids. you have got geek entertainment value!

    Trevor SchuilTrevor Schuil2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Coolest? LOL - Americans.

    Sebastian MelmothSebastian Melmoth2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 04032020

    Mike MasonMike Mason3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks for your sacrifice, flea and fly and plant and salamander

    Valkyrie RainValkyrie Rain3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think it's stupid how scientists can find a specimen of an animal like a Dino bone or the bird with a long toe and say it must be a new species, how many genetic abnormalities are there in the human race that cause all sorts of changes to physical characteristics. We're not going around saying you're a different species of human because you're feet are big and mine are small. And even if it is a new species of bird, you shouldn't be able to jump to that conclusion unless you have more than one specimen and even then it's not 100%

    Goodgulf GreyteethGoodgulf Greyteeth3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I dig the "Dr. FEELGOOD" album cover background. 🤟

    Jesse DoverJesse Dover3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Maybe the long toe is for egg carrying

    Alaska the AkitaAlaska the Akita3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thankyou but too much sugar!

    Aron RaiAron Rai3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • someone should do a study.... We always here how stuff survives long periods through fossilization, and we are sold the idea of amber doing something similar (thanks to fictional nonsense in Jurrassic Park), but where is the scientific proof that amber survives for millions of years like fossilization does?.... It doesn't exist. Also, the we are sold the notion that fossilization takes millions of years, thus, anything that is fossilized must be at least millions of years old, but that isn't true. You can see for yourself by going to the petrified forests in Arizona, where you can see half-fossilized wood and sawn tree stumps that are still rooted in the ground. The conditions of minerals and heat in that area are right to produce wood that is fossilized one the bottom, but still ordinary dead wood on the top with a line where the process continues and transitions from wood into fossil. Just more science lies. Amber cannot survive for millions of years, and the only way to prove that is to live for as long as the process takes to see it for yourself. But therein is the magic in science's lies... You cannot see much of the reality, you are spending your time going to work and taking care of your families. You rely on them to give you the doctrines of science, so you generally don't see for yourself whether anything they say could possibly be true. They count on your ignorance to perpetuate their science cult religion and feed you made-up fiction that sounds interesting, but which has no bearing in reality. It's called job security!

    Mythus NewsMythus News3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • i don't believe that at all 'i think that extra long toe was used to pick there noses or scratch there asses ...

    George MillingtonGeorge Millington3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Chickens with ballast tanks.

    howard delovitchhoward delovitch3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The lingo of the theory of evolution (found trapped in amber) um, mabey, possibly, could have been, ect...

    Alan CadieuxAlan Cadieux3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Trichomes are the sticky part on weed too

    Nate HillNate Hill3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • They found a man of mystery stuck in amber with many hairs on his chest been lost since 1997 named Austin Powers!

    You aRe wHat y0u think i am.You aRe wHat y0u think i am.3 หลายเดือนก่อน
6 of the Coolest Things We've Found in Amber