What Happened to the Largest Animal to Ever Fly?

22. mars. 2021
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  • "Fire and flying has never been a good combo" Charizard: zard char char zarddddddd!

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  • Teratorn is a Argentavis for those wondering.

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  • Hey man, Airbus 8380 is not the largest commercial plain ever built. The real largest plain is AN-225-Mriya. It's kinda shame to not know such a basic facts in aviation ^_^ (And yes, it is in operation today) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya

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  • Another great video! You and your material just keeps getting better and better and there’s always something more I learn or extra that sinks in when rewatching old vids so keep it up, don’t change your humbleness

  • Has anyone done calculation on such a big animal if it could even fly? Or was the earth smaller in mass by the time time this animal was alive?

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  • Horrifying

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  • Everything you said about the Queztylocoatlus is just guesswork... It’s too ancient and there’s no decent remaining evidence.

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  • I believed in center of gravity until I saw this 😐😐

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  • Paleontologists, NOT archaeologists, study ancient, fossil animals.

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  • “The giant teratron is the largest flying bird ever” Sad argentavis noises

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  • WTF? The first 5 minutes is on planes & air ships.

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  • humans may be physically inferior but maybe we spent all that energy working on our brains :p

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  • cool tiger stripes on that thing

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  • It's funny how most of you think that big whole is the eyes cavity but NOPE it's a nasal cavity

    jeff_ the_killerjeff_ the_killer3 dager siden
  • if it wasn't a bird what is it?

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  • 0:43 So that's why dragons dont exist

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  • Nice vid but why can’t you say Pterosaur? 😂 The P is silent, it’s pronounced Terasaur 👍

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  • Archeologists don't study dinosaurs or prehistoric animals. You mean paleontologist.

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  • I’m surprised the Nazis didn’t name the largest flying object “the Goering”.

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  • “Fire and flying have never been a great combo” tell that to NASA mate

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  • The largest flying animal is quetzalcoatlus. Sad ornithoceirus noises.

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  • So albatros sleeps while flying and stay in the air during 6 years ??

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  • What i took of this is that a t-rex was smaller than i thought

    Montse O´sMontse O´s5 dager siden
  • He forgot the flying squirrels and flying fish.

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  • He (God) really can do things like that, and He does even more than that!

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  • That means that it has a full fossilized record of its past even though it had no past.

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  • Insects are no older than all other animals. When the earth was created by God it was created as a mature planet not an infant.

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  • Actual topic starts at @4:01😏😏

    Arun ChakravarthyArun Chakravarthy7 dager siden
  • Bruh, hows America letting hitler hold a world record that doesn't require mass genocide?

    Nathan GagerNathan Gager7 dager siden
  • 10:00 If that was alive today human's would be able to ride it like flying horses.

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  • Guys, how many narcotics do I need for it

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  • soooo its a dragon

    Mario BazalduaMario Bazaldua8 dager siden
  • i actually knew this because of ark

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  • This guy is my man crush his fucking MUSTASHSHHSGSHHSHHSHSHSHHSHSH AND HES SMART

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  • "Mammals... the dumbasses of evolutionary flight school" I'm dying 🤣😜😂

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  • 80mph ? My quetzal feels like going 2mph :D whish they made flyer speed lvl up a must setting to all servers... XD

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  • I thought they weren’t really sure that thing actually flew.

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  • What if they're sea creatures...

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  • Wouldn't Auckland to New York be faster to fly East instead of West?

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  • I don't know dude maybe if we were born with wings it would have been a little different

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  • That'd be a shitty day

    M'aiq The LiarM'aiq The Liar12 dager siden
  • 15:46 Did you meant paleontologists instead of archaeologists?

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  • "Fire and flying have never been a good combination" Hot air balloons: "sad noises"

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  • I never noticed the swastikas on the Hindenberg

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  • 3:46

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  • Thoughty2 just discovered about real life Rodan

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  • the P in pterosaur is supposed to be silent....

    Mathew AabergMathew Aaberg16 dager siden
  • a question i have about so many animals back then: how did they not die? many of them had a massive amount of body to keep maintained and tiny heads with long and very narrow mouths, which wont be able to fit a lot of foof into at once. not to mention that i wonder how something with wings that small would fly. i guess its an issue we have with dinos that people in the olden days had with exotic animals (which is why many paintings of those and of sharks etc look nothing like they actually do)

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  • I click the link to learn about Quetzalcoatlus. Nine minutes in and I'm still learning every fact about anything and everything that flew except a friggin Quetzalcoatlus.

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  • Ark players: it’s free real estate

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  • nah man there is now way... how are they supposed to gain enough speed for takeoff? never did that thing fly

    Dominic EusemannDominic Eusemann16 dager siden
  • Is that the skull of a tropeognathus?

    Leo NedrejordLeo Nedrejord16 dager siden
  • Dude don’t forget when you find one of those things you gotta really pin it down and jam your ponytail in there...then you own it.

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  • Is there any evidence it was flying around with its neck extended like in the videos? Or could it be that it had folding neck like herons have.

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  • My only question about the Quetza is. Can you ride it?

    Francis JonesFrancis Jones17 dager siden
  • Wait until some dipshit clones one and it gets out into nature and the aviation industry has to start worrying about these things. Obviously one wouldn’t be a problem but two of opposite gender could be catastrophic 😳

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  • They found these fossils and boom dragons

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  • "The largest flying bird is the wandering albatross." * *angry California Condor noises* *

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  • Im going to make a channel called Forty2 and have my intro be "Heyyy Thoughty2 here"

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    • Noooooo don’t hurt our brains like this 🤣😂😂😂😂

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  • "Oh, the huge manatee!" Fixed that for 'ya

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  • I thought the P was silent in Pterasaur, not the T.

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  • You forgot dragons :P

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  • Might have been the largest flying insect but there was a centipede that was much much larger

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  • "Hey, 42 here".

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  • Ok, so bats might have been the last to fly. But they are incredibly successful, and comprise 20% of all mammalian species.

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  • Squirrels will gain flight one day.

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  • See, they dont want airships around which could fly over antartica and discover the truth fl@TURFFFF

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  • Eh why the hell is the subtitle translate to Japanese

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  • i like the video, the thumbnail however is depicting some kind of ornithocheiromorph and even for an azdarchid like quetzalcoatlus would have been too big.

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  • These flying creatures would be great for riding.

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  • 1. The largest bird to have existed was Pelagornis, with a wingspan of 24 feet. Argentavis was just a tad shorter by only a foot. 2. Quetzalcoatlus was only 300 lbs. 3. It's pronounced "tear-o-sore". 4. Paleontologists search for ancient animals. Archaeologists do people. 5. The scavenger idea was disposed over a couple decades ago. Due to the gape in it's jaw and beak shape, it was not suited to take the role of Malibu storks and vultures. Also, it wasn't a black skimmer, it's body was not able to take on the forces that skim feeding would've required. Also, this method wasn't proposed for Quetzalcoatlus, that was an old idea for Thalassodromeus. Instead, Quetzalcoatlus was likely a wader like a heron or shoebill - plucking smaller prey in it's jaws from the ground. Turns out it was more like a giraffe than just in size - it and it's relatives had long, strong limbs that would've enabled them to move like an ungulate. 6. Rodents didn't exist in the Age of Dinosaurs.

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  • What Happened to the Largest Animal to Ever Fly? minus the 15:46 of bull crap explaining its quite simple they died out but it was a covered up by the nazis they shot them out of the sky to make all those nice black leather jackets the higher ups usually wear it adds to the evil look

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  • Do you come from the North West UK, perhaps East Manchester?

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  • Unsubscribed

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  • 2 minutes in and not a peep about the "Largest animal" that caught my attention, I have seen the Hindenburg story a hundred times. Disappointed with this one.

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  • Brilliant stuff

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  • 15:25 The largest ANIMAL to ever live wasen't an airplane... Who would have ever guessed!

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  • Get to the point already

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  • I just Googled what you said about it with the height being taller than a Tyrannosaurus Rex and I just Googled it says the Tyrannosaurus Rex stood about 20 feet giraffes stand 17ft so if the bird stood the same height as a giraffe then no it's not taller than a Tyrannosaurus Rex Google it

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  • Didn't most people survive ok this is about 3 times now stop saying what I say after I say it im just confused on how

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  • Slap a platform saddle on that

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  • too bad the dating of these animals are only a theory just like evolution.

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  • Fire and air can be good like Madagascar

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  • Segue lvl 9000

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  • "Quetzalcoatlus northropi was the largest", yeah... no, it wasn't. Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan estimated at around 10-11 m, this was slightly smaller than the estimate for Hatzegopteryx which was 10-12 m and still smaller than that of Arambourgiania which was 12-13 m (however this last one is more unclear). So rather than saying one of them was the largest you should've mentioned all three since all had comparable wingspans and all of them are estimates, not exact measures.

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  • "fire and flying have never been a great combo" tell that to the hot air balloons

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  • One wonders how the Aztecs learned about Big Q.

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  • Am I the only one who new this from ark survival

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  • when you realise that the largest flying animal has the same name as your waifu

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  • Mrs Esther is legit and her method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with her new strategy,.....

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    • @Alin Alexandru They wouldn't do it if it didn't make them money.

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    • @Jammie! I know what they are, I've seen these kinds of comments before, though this is the first time I see a full fake discussion, but tbh I doubt anyone is going to fall for their comments.

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    • @Alin Alexandru They are pretending to be 'beneficiaries' of some money making scheme to scam people of money. They are essentially engineering a comment feed to create a sense of 'validity' and 'trust' in a quick money scheme to get either the gullible or financially desperate to fall into their trap. So yes, you may as well report it if you want to.

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    • @Jammie! I kinda want to but I'm really not sure if I should report this. It just looks like the bots are having the time of their life discussing this Mrs Esther.

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    • @Alin Alexandru yes.

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  • But could I put a saddle on it and ride it?

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  • A “perosaur”?

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  • Video starts at 9:12

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  • Again Thoughty2, you have delivered another excellent article with no inherent corporate spin or mainstream media false facts. You are to be congratulated for your wholesome presentation of historical facts. Another interesting fact is that you contribute to the human-kind during their short few years that we as homo-sapiens have become the world's most destructive species. Again we, the species are all not destructive; that's where corporations come into the argument. No matter how despicable a pursuit for high profits engagement may be, corporations as themselves deliver nothing of benefit to humankind.

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  • the Hindenburg made 62successful flights before it exploded. meaning it was much safer than the Titanic. 62out of 63 is much better than 0 for 1

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  • why are there so many ball commercials for you videos? :0

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  • 9minute build up

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  • Wow... “Its Real Skull”

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  • Great video, except the 300,000,000 million years quote. LOL

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