We Had Catnip All Wrong

6 apr 2021
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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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  • Maybe Nature provided all animals with a brain with a way to get high...maybe its not just funny to us:-)

    God Speaks to Me in MathGod Speaks to Me in MathGiorno fa
  • I really want to know why cats love octopus tentacles so much. (doesn't relate into the future of catgirls and catboys at all)

    cletus martincletus martinGiorno fa
  • 3:11 He's searching in the wrong place for the word 'cat.' He's close but it just says gat. I'm not sure he's a real scientist.

    Inappropriated BurritoInappropriated Burrito2 giorni fa
  • LOVE your native host!!!

    Carolina WoodCarolina Wood2 giorni fa
  • catnip doesn't do anything to my cat

    D.D.3 giorni fa
  • history of ever

    Abc 1952Abc 19523 giorni fa
  • Bit of a stretch, but if people are handing out grants for that kind of thing then best of luck to them :-)

    Sid GuernseySid Guernsey3 giorni fa
  • Uh oh, the cat has that look in its eyes again...

    CrazyEyesGamingCrazyEyesGaming4 giorni fa
  • Genetic tests?! CATTACA! CATTACA!

    MrTomservo85MrTomservo854 giorni fa
  • So silvervine is basically works like a domestic cat's tiger grass. Neat.

    mskmsk4 giorni fa
  • Cat Science is important

    otakumaskotakumask4 giorni fa
  • Love the thumbnail of this video.

    WhatisNotWhatisNot5 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Cristalys PeraltaCristalys Peralta5 giorni fa
  • so cats do drugs for a reason huh neat

    Abiy BattleSpellAbiy BattleSpell5 giorni fa
  • Why does it need to evolve. Why could they just not be made that way.

    sheree clintonsheree clinton5 giorni fa
  • Welcome to the team I look forward to your videos

    J BJ B5 giorni fa
  • 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

    Rachel RoyceRachel Royce5 giorni fa
  • Follow-up study: What, if anything, do the plants get out of it?

    NeshomehNeshomeh5 giorni fa
  • 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.

    ad70preteristad70preterist6 giorni fa
  • Zzzzzz... Did you have catnip in the video?

    I.A. WoienI.A. Woien6 giorni fa
  • 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

    sobreaversobreaver6 giorni fa
  • Hmmmm ... how did they measure that the reward center of the cats' brains were stimulated?

    Red SiegfriedRed Siegfried6 giorni fa
  • Isn't catnip in the mint family which is used as a mosquito repellent?

    Zen SurferZen Surfer6 giorni fa
  • 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.

    john smithjohn smith6 giorni fa
  • -"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

    ZeroNervE The Purple MechZeroNervE The Purple Mech6 giorni fa
  • Whisky is Irish nip

    Seans ExistentialsSeans Existentials6 giorni fa
  • Hipster girl saying "in the history of ever" made me cringe.

    Thomas AllisonThomas Allison6 giorni fa

    MomomeshTVMomomeshTV6 giorni fa
  • so why don't we use the catnip as a mosquito repellent?

    Michal samuelMichal samuel6 giorni fa
  • I love how they tried to underplay animal experimentation with “definitely the least fun part of the study” lol good one

    Matty WayMatty Way7 giorni fa
  • Hey, look at ticks, not a nonstarter for cats like mosquitoes.

    sarah fernsarah fern7 giorni fa
  • Catnip is just cat marijuana

    ForceTzForceTz7 giorni fa
  • And only now i discover i chose the completely wrong field. Sml

    __________7 giorni fa
  • 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?

    insAneTunAinsAneTunA7 giorni fa
  • 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

    Leon BlackLeon Black7 giorni fa
  • My cat gets wired with catnip. Runs around scratches, bites, it's terrible. We avoid catnip if we can.

    Ben StanfillBen Stanfill7 giorni fa
  • 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.

    SentauriSentauri7 giorni fa
  • Well, if you also smell like catnip makes good hunting scent cover. Considering how musky lions can smell, probably helps a lot.

    Chris KearsleyChris Kearsley7 giorni fa
  • cliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick bait. entire video for "we have do to more research" i hate what youtube has turned into.

    john bookerjohn booker7 giorni fa
  • “...more research needs to be done....” Really?? Does it?

    ErmirMusicErmirMusic7 giorni fa
  • Lemurs do the same with millipedes, I wonder how many other species get high for the sake of insect repellent.

    Blitzkrieg BryceBlitzkrieg Bryce7 giorni fa
  • Legalize Nip

    Ash KittAsh Kitt7 giorni fa
  • 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..

    aisha shishaaisha shisha7 giorni fa
  • 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.

    aisha shishaaisha shisha7 giorni fa
  • Hi, my name is Mister Whiskers Fuzzbeef and I have a catnip problem. I've been catnip-free for thirty days now...

    Axe GuyAxe Guy7 giorni fa
  • 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

    stefon wefonstefon wefon7 giorni fa
  • Have read that Catnip induces a sexual response. Note kittens not yet sexually mature usually ignore catnip.

    Stephen JacksStephen Jacks7 giorni fa
  • yeah I thought so.

    Kenos EntityKenos Entity7 giorni fa
  • it's a good theory... but why do cats act weird then? the rolling around in it I get.. but why the change?

    opisexopisex7 giorni fa
  • I feel bad for the control group who got all the mosquitoes :/

    raig sraig s7 giorni fa
  • Japanese Researchers basically came up with a way to get paid to play with cats and I can't fault them for that. Meowvelous.

    Jake LambuthJake Lambuth7 giorni fa
  • My cats eat it

    Kyle W.Kyle W.7 giorni fa
  • I never give my cats catnip or silvervine. It’s a gateway drug.

    CCCC7 giorni fa
  • 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.

    rdizzy Crdizzy C7 giorni fa
  • 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.🤔

    Esteban We don’t need no stinking badgesEsteban We don’t need no stinking badges7 giorni fa
  • Pretty sure cats just like getting high

    Kay BeeKay Bee8 giorni fa
  • So humans are drugging their cats without their consent?

    Eric StaplesEric Staples8 giorni fa
  • "what cannabol does to humans" lol

    animegame100animegame1008 giorni fa
  • 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

    Jay cJay c8 giorni fa
  • 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!

    Cyndi BergloffCyndi Bergloff8 giorni fa
  • Sitting here getting my cat high on catnip while I indulge in some humannip ;P

    Annihilator XAnnihilator X8 giorni fa
  • I like her PacMan earrings.

    John GrabowskiJohn Grabowski8 giorni fa
  • 2:22 she should have meow meow land

    Ice cream for breakfastIce cream for breakfast8 giorni fa
  • 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

    Branddun CasaraBranddun Casara8 giorni fa
  • Hopefully the studies are going to be fun for the cats too

    Meriem cabMeriem cab8 giorni fa
  • It's great as a mosquito repellant, digestive aid and helps you sleep.

    Jim EurittJim Euritt8 giorni fa
  • It didn't evolve -- it was designed.

    1GodOnlyOne1GodOnlyOne8 giorni fa
  • 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.)

    hdezn26hdezn268 giorni fa
  • Huh, this is neat! :)

    crimsonraencrimsonraen8 giorni fa
  • Of course they were Japanese researchers!

    MrMcCharityManMrMcCharityMan8 giorni fa
  • Puppydogs are cooler.

    NeverMetTheGuyNeverMetTheGuy8 giorni fa
  • 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.

    nakrat11nakrat118 giorni fa
  • This proves nothing 😅

    Derpy The LegendDerpy The Legend8 giorni fa
  • Japanese love cats too much. True story.

    Pete JohnsonPete Johnson8 giorni fa
  • I love how people have mispelt cat mint over the last 200 years. It's cat mint as it's a mint.

    sebastian stewartsebastian stewart8 giorni fa
  • Now do "Spankies" on cats!

    Sindarin721Sindarin7218 giorni fa
  • Alright... so... Cats are basically doing the human equivalent of huffing insect repellent, but if the insect repellent was harmless.

    connor vaughnconnor vaughn8 giorni fa
  • No one else picturing a cat in a box of mosquitoes 🦟 🐈 📦

    BenthedaddyBenthedaddy8 giorni fa
  • Dream up the purrfect experiment...

    Graham SmithGraham Smith8 giorni fa
  • Please tell me about liquid metal robot please please please

    TanyaTanya8 giorni fa
  • catnip= cat marijuanas

    reeyees50reeyees508 giorni fa
  • The cat in the thumbnail looks like me after a month long bender.

    yoursoultasteslikebaconyoursoultasteslikebacon8 giorni fa
  • Acacia rats are better than cats. As are dogs and squirrels.

    StitchesStitches8 giorni fa
  • Nepetalectone

    Walter SobchakWalter Sobchak8 giorni fa
  • Kitties!!!!

    Thomas BusseThomas Busse8 giorni fa
  • 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

    Jordan McEvoyJordan McEvoy8 giorni fa
  • My cats do not give a poop about catnip haha

    Jessi Neilsen CarreñoJessi Neilsen Carreño8 giorni fa
  • Curious if similarly to mosquitos, if that compound is equally repulsive to fleas.

    Sven StevensonSven Stevenson8 giorni fa
  • I’m not buying it about the mosquitoes.

    Jamie LancasterJamie Lancaster8 giorni fa
  • Really?... all questions answered, great conclusion...

    SanguineSanguine8 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Eugene MintonEugene Minton8 giorni fa
  • What if we put catnip in the Colorado grass?

    SavageKingTexas _SavageKingTexas _8 giorni fa
  • Odd that apparently no other branch of animals would have this behavior.

    Mitch JohnsonMitch Johnson8 giorni fa
  • Correlation is not causation. Evolution doesn't work like that.

    MasterWasp74MasterWasp749 giorni fa
  • 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.

    StormyPeakStormyPeak9 giorni fa
    • Indoor cats need fiber, if they're not getting the feathers and fur of critters to clear out their gut. We'd grow cat grass and ours was good with that. It doesn't have to be just catnip.

      M water_moonM water_moon2 giorni fa
    • @Julie Barnette My aunt's cat (indoor only) was older than me when it passed away, and I was over 21. Our kitty who was found at a dumpster as a sick kitten, and a runt (never went over 8 lbs. despite food constantly available) lived for about 18 (she was straight up SCARED of the outdoors, if we left the door open she'd sit in the door way and *SNIFFF* hard but any startle and she'd dash inside and since we have coyotes in the area, that was a good thing.)

      M water_moonM water_moon2 giorni fa
    • @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.

      StormyPeakStormyPeak5 giorni fa
    • Uhhh oldest cat ever or 2 split life of ease taken care of.

      Julie BarnetteJulie Barnette5 giorni fa
  • 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

    Helena Ferrari FedericoHelena Ferrari Federico9 giorni fa
    • bad trip

      ArienArien7 giorni fa
  • I’d be interested if fleas also avoided cats who have the chemical transferred too 🤔

    enlathestrangeenlathestrange9 giorni fa
  • 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?

    Christopher BedfordChristopher Bedford9 giorni fa
  • 1.25x playback speed, thank me later.

    Chik Nuggets「тм」Chik Nuggets「тм」9 giorni fa
  • we aint figured out plants yet but we totally know how the universe was created yep mhmm

    Lord CantiLord Canti9 giorni fa