Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?

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For some reason, animals keep evolving into things that look like crabs, independently, over and over again. What is it about the crab’s form that makes it so evolutionarily successful that non-crabs are apparently jealous of it?
Thanks to Franz Anthony for all of the ancient crab (and "crab") illustrations featured throughout this episode! franzanth.com/ And special thanks to Dr. Jo Wolfe, Dr. Javier Luque, and Dr. Katie Collins for assisting Franz with research for those illustrations.
And thank you to Dr. Rodney Feldmann for providing a photo of the Paralomis debodeorum fossil!
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Matthewmus Prime
Matthewmus Prime Il y a 16 minutes
The reason everything turns to crabs is THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE LIFE FORM
Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts Il y a 22 minutes
Because everyone and everything just pisses me off.
2015 Ford Escape
2015 Ford Escape Il y a heure
Crabs are the ideal form, huh?
MA CC Il y a heure
It’s because crabs look like sea spiders and nobody messes with spiders
Murr Il y a heure
Do crabs think fish can fly?
Mighty Tighty Whitey And I'm Smuggling Plums
Mighty Tighty Whitey And I'm Smuggling Plums Il y a 2 heures
because there is only one step and it's crab
Ewan Kirby
Ewan Kirby Il y a 3 heures
I guess you already know this but you nave started a meme in the spec evo community. I can't thank you enough
Guido Mista
Guido Mista Il y a 3 heures
Crabs are the superior beings.
justin nutter
justin nutter Il y a 3 heures
I must admit I love the phrase elongated crustaceans
Jake Durant
Jake Durant Il y a 4 heures
I wanna evolve into a crab
Mike S
Mike S Il y a 4 heures
Craaaaaab people, Craaaaaab people. Look like crabs, talk like people.
zaib khan2
zaib khan2 Il y a 4 heures
Why do things keep evolving into crabs? I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THINGS KEPT EVOLVING INTO CRABS
EU MEME OFFICER 345 Il y a 4 heures
I hate it when my girl [ *REDACTED* ]
Spoopadoop Il y a 4 heures
Reject humanity, return to K R A B
Daniel Farina
Daniel Farina Il y a 4 heures
Craaab people, craaab people! Tastes like crab, talks like people!
DovaH HavoD
DovaH HavoD Il y a 6 heures
Aw man, I got crab arms again.
Capero10 Il y a 6 heures
See yall in 5 million years when this gets recomended on Crabtube
A Very Disappointed Red Engineer
A Very Disappointed Red Engineer Il y a 6 heures
there is only one step and it is: crab
Illegal Enlightenment Productions
Illegal Enlightenment Productions Il y a 6 heures
People arguing over politics, while they miss the real threat.
Lucdera Il y a 6 heures
Cretaceous Crab Revolution sounds like a hard being metal band :D Maybe Death Core Jam Metal!
IMonthe_XXX HOOK Il y a 7 heures
Imposter you say...
Eternal85 Il y a 9 heures
-Wait, it's all Crab ? -Always has been
TheVergile Il y a 10 heures
This is what a real „fitness“-studio would look like. People carrying their training carapaces, practicing their crab walk and mimicking pincer movements
TheVergile Il y a 10 heures
Fermis paradox solved. Civilizations develop in an an infinite number of planets, inventing technologies and ultimately space travel. But unbeknownst to them at the same time their doomsday clock is already ticking. The lucky ones kill themselves off with nuclear wars or climate change before their time runs out. But some make it to the singularity. Sending out messages to space, exploring their solar system. Looking more and more desperately for signs that they are not alone. Their electromagnetic output grows at an exponential rate, a beacon for everyone else to see. But it is too late. The messages cease, then one last explosion of brightness, one final deathcry. „The crabs are coming“ Then silence.
Canadian Food
Canadian Food Il y a 11 heures
So how long until humans evolve into crabs?
Ricardo Santos Marques
Ricardo Santos Marques Il y a 11 heures
Jordan Peterson talking about human connection with lobsters makes more and more sense.
Erwin Il y a 11 heures
3.4 million people: *Why?*
Neil Deep
Neil Deep Il y a 12 heures
Why do crabs & spiders seem so similar? & why are there so many goddamn spiders?
skylar grey
skylar grey Il y a 12 heures
Spiders prob came from crabs also
Mohak Gujar
Mohak Gujar Il y a 12 heures
This is the reason my dog is growing claws. He wants to become perfect.
Mohak Gujar
Mohak Gujar Il y a 13 heures
Crabs among us
Techno Il y a 14 heures
Can't wait to become a *crab* .
lars Il y a 15 heures
Im gonna practice crabbing so my great great grand children have a head start because of me, see you at the crablympics bitchezzz.
Cool Goyim
Cool Goyim Il y a 15 heures
Maybe the real crab are the friends we made along the way
Drake Fire
Drake Fire Il y a 15 heures
So what you're saying here is coconut crabs are sus.
Jauzaa Faishal Ahmad Padmadisastra
Jauzaa Faishal Ahmad Padmadisastra Il y a 16 heures
reject monke return to krab
ipotatosenpai Il y a 16 heures
The ultimate lifeform
Millie Il y a 16 heures
sooo that's what they meant by crab mentality
Miguel Sandoval
Miguel Sandoval Il y a 16 heures
Explains why my EX gf has a cold heart.
T Spin
T Spin Il y a 17 heures
Janni Nüsslein
Janni Nüsslein Il y a 17 heures
Best design
Hmmm Yes Interesting
Hmmm Yes Interesting Il y a 18 heures
Theres an imposter among the crabs
Wurm Wood
Wurm Wood Il y a 18 heures
The philosophical argument for crabs in syllogistic form: Premise 1) Crab cakes are delicious Premise 2) Deliciousness promotes survival of predatory species Conclusion) All prey species will evolve into crabs.
robblequoffle Il y a 18 heures
I think it's happening... My hands have transformed into giant claws I'm beginning to become more red I am starting to prefer walking left and right rather than forward and backward My body is starting to become flatter and wider I don't want to become a crab 😭
Kelly Conroy
Kelly Conroy Il y a 20 heures
I evolved into crabs once in the early 70s when I was in the navy.
kaguuki googi
kaguuki googi Il y a 20 heures
Don't ask questions
Sunfloweroma Il y a 20 heures
Can't wait till we evolve into crabs
God Il y a 20 heures
I could speed it up a little, if you’d like.
Johan Triana
Johan Triana Il y a 20 heures
Reject crab Become monke
GeneralB Il y a 20 heures
Does this mean we would be crabs
Double-O-Tism Il y a 20 heures
Damn those Mirelurks
IKS Il y a 21 heure
Me: I have an exam tommorrow i gotta go sleep its 2 am FRpost: Here, have a video of why things evolve into crabs
꧁TigerDragon꧂ Il y a 21 heure
Spock: fascinating Jesse Peterson: Amazing Sam Harris: this was not due to free will. there is no free will. Jordan Peterson: Antidepressants work on lobsters.
Anlushac11 Il y a 22 heures
Whats not to like? Your armored, some are amphibious and hands are little snippy snips.
nab ban
nab ban Il y a 22 heures
Uhhh, because krabs are cheapskates. Why would they spend evolution points on a unique body plan?
Kapzduke Il y a 22 heures
it's official. crabs are the true main species of planet earth.
Ababmer Vid
Ababmer Vid Il y a 23 heures
bercause crabs are the supreme being
Geg ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
Geg ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Il y a jour
"Hey, what's the deal with things evolving into crabs?" -Jerry Seinfeld
Aaron M
Aaron M Il y a 9 heures
I mean, are you a crab or are you not a crab? What i---s, the deal?
Josiah Haynes
Josiah Haynes Il y a jour
Bro I've been wondering the same thing, just last week I went to go wake up my little brother just to find out he evolved into a crab
Tran The Clever
Tran The Clever Il y a jour
The Day Before Thanksgiving 5:08 💛 🍏
Syd Tobias
Syd Tobias Il y a jour
Crab kinda sus
Eric Schalwat
Eric Schalwat Il y a jour
So am i the only one who wants to send him a coconut crab?
Kate Smyth
Kate Smyth Il y a jour
If it identifies as a crab it’s a crab.
NotAsianJuan Il y a jour
Reject humanity progress to crab
Mr. Cub Fan 415
Mr. Cub Fan 415 Il y a jour
1:11 let’s vote them off the ship then
Potato wedge
Potato wedge Il y a jour
time for crab
FurySlayer _BN
FurySlayer _BN Il y a jour
Wait a minute, wait a damn minute
Brother Zael
Brother Zael Il y a jour
You forgot to mention head crabs along with the tree crabs
Rocker 2.0
Rocker 2.0 Il y a jour
So, there's 3 things that are infinite: -The Universe -Humanity's Stupidity -The fate of evolving into a crab ... and I'm not sure about the universe
Jesse Jacobs
Jesse Jacobs Il y a jour
This comment section though...
hasani carter
hasani carter Il y a jour
Sooooo how do we know which “crabs” are safe to eat?
Mustafa Khan
Mustafa Khan Il y a jour
Imposters I tell you ~EONS (2020)
D-man747 Il y a jour
So what your saying is that we could turn into Crab People?
Malfurio Il y a jour
Remember Crab People ? Yeahhh it's 2020 still
J Il y a jour
rique k
rique k Il y a jour
tejas mahesh
tejas mahesh Il y a jour
"paralomis was the imposter"
Suomalainen sotilas
Suomalainen sotilas Il y a jour
*There Is One Anomuran Among Us*
TheCass Il y a jour
Because they like money
RayMondoART Il y a jour
Someday we will see every pokemon's crab form
Kaan Aşan
Kaan Aşan Il y a jour
It's the ultimate life form.
Anthony Wang
Anthony Wang Il y a jour
Hate it to break it to ya. Air resistance isn’t as big of a problem to us as water resistance is to crabs.
Constellations Il y a jour
Well duh, they're obviously the superior species!
Uglyprincw Il y a jour
microscopic germ used *harden* an infinite amount of times.
Michael Rhodes
Michael Rhodes Il y a jour
Poor humans.. all animals where here before man..man was allotted to name them all.. we discovered nothing we just found it’s habitat.
Jef Wouter
Jef Wouter Il y a jour
Reject humanity... embrace crab
Emotionally Challenged Eric Ciaramello Subordinate
Emotionally Challenged Eric Ciaramello Subordinate Il y a jour
i mean you just boil up a big pot of water then toss in the crab/lobster/whatever for a nice bath. add salt and butter to taste.. what's so scary bout that?
James Valdez
James Valdez Il y a jour
You came here from baumi?
P Grabber
P Grabber Il y a jour
Because nature is preparing to make creatures to cleanse human trash from its self.
Grebbi Il y a jour
Step 1: become crab
李胤彥Kody Lee
李胤彥Kody Lee Il y a jour
Mr krab rules
Savannah Rose
Savannah Rose Il y a jour
ASE Heavy Industries
ASE Heavy Industries Il y a jour
when tf can i turn into a c r a b b e
Yeetus Yeetus Kermit self deletus I like trains
Yeetus Yeetus Kermit self deletus I like trains Il y a 4 heures
now brother
not me
not me Il y a jour
millions of years and you end up being a crab? raw deal, man
Oshun Orisha
Oshun Orisha Il y a jour
RedRob1n _
RedRob1n _ Il y a jour
Coconut crab kinda sus
Yasser Al Hawary
Yasser Al Hawary Il y a jour
Crab talk 🤣
Sebastian Baynes
Sebastian Baynes Il y a jour
Ha! Nature tends towards crabs and yet I am not a crab. I have beaten nature
Zenko Zenko
Zenko Zenko Il y a jour
dehumanize your self and face to crab
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Failure Il y a jour
Crabs eat their young. Cannibalism is the missing key for us to reach transcendence.
Televisionary Il y a jour
*crab dance*
Adam Scottorn
Adam Scottorn Il y a jour
Crab people are already a thing has no one seen South Park
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