What Happened to the Largest Animal to Ever Fly?

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

    bigrub tocoolbigrub tocool9 tuntia sitten
  • That'd be a shitty day

    M'aiq The LiarM'aiq The Liar14 tuntia sitten
  • 15:46 Did you meant paleontologists instead of archaeologists?

    Manuel Arturo IzquierdoManuel Arturo IzquierdoPäivä sitten
  • "Fire and flying have never been a good combination" Hot air balloons: "sad noises"

    No nameNo name2 päivää sitten
  • I never noticed the swastikas on the Hindenberg

    Idiot NostalgiaIdiot Nostalgia2 päivää sitten
  • 3:46

    Sorry, I don't existSorry, I don't exist3 päivää sitten
  • Thoughty2 just discovered about real life Rodan

    Fernando MazzoFernando Mazzo3 päivää sitten
  • the P in pterosaur is supposed to be silent....

    Mathew AabergMathew Aaberg3 päivää sitten
  • 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)

    luggi luluggi lu4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Patriarcus RexPatriarcus Rex4 päivää sitten
  • Ark players: it’s free real estate

    MCK AnimationsMCK Animations4 päivää sitten
  • nah man there is now way... how are they supposed to gain enough speed for takeoff? never did that thing fly

    Dominic EusemannDominic Eusemann4 päivää sitten
  • Is that the skull of a tropeognathus?

    Leo NedrejordLeo Nedrejord4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Red PandaRed Panda4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    avv001avv0015 päivää sitten
  • My only question about the Quetza is. Can you ride it?

    Francis JonesFrancis Jones5 päivää sitten
  • 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 😳

    Sergei GlimisSergei Glimis5 päivää sitten
  • They found these fossils and boom dragons

    Sergei GlimisSergei Glimis5 päivää sitten
  • "The largest flying bird is the wandering albatross." * *angry California Condor noises* *

    Bryan ReavisBryan Reavis5 päivää sitten
  • Im going to make a channel called Forty2 and have my intro be "Heyyy Thoughty2 here"

    Tzar NickTzar Nick5 päivää sitten
    • Noooooo don’t hurt our brains like this 🤣😂😂😂😂

      Kryss S. RN-BSNKryss S. RN-BSN23 tuntia sitten
  • "Oh, the huge manatee!" Fixed that for 'ya

    mccanlessdesignmccanlessdesign5 päivää sitten
  • I thought the P was silent in Pterasaur, not the T.

    DragiblastDragiblast5 päivää sitten
  • You forgot dragons :P

    Sebastijan VuzemSebastijan Vuzem6 päivää sitten
  • Might have been the largest flying insect but there was a centipede that was much much larger

    joshualenigerjoshualeniger6 päivää sitten
  • "Hey, 42 here".

    Sir. Come SizedSir. Come Sized6 päivää sitten
  • Ok, so bats might have been the last to fly. But they are incredibly successful, and comprise 20% of all mammalian species.

    Ken ShackletonKen Shackleton6 päivää sitten
  • Squirrels will gain flight one day.

    Nocturnal RecluseNocturnal Recluse6 päivää sitten
  • See, they dont want airships around which could fly over antartica and discover the truth fl@TURFFFF

    Sandman BeachesSandman Beaches6 päivää sitten
  • Eh why the hell is the subtitle translate to Japanese

    Boi !Boi !6 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    SpinonychusSpinonychus6 päivää sitten
  • These flying creatures would be great for riding.

    Chi Pa PaChi Pa Pa6 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Deadpool3EDeadpool3E6 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Kegan CampbellKegan Campbell6 päivää sitten
  • Do you come from the North West UK, perhaps East Manchester?

    Rookh KshatriyaRookh Kshatriya7 päivää sitten
  • Unsubscribed

    jboulet07jboulet077 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    jboulet07jboulet077 päivää sitten
  • Brilliant stuff

    Roland CrosdaleRoland Crosdale7 päivää sitten
  • 15:25 The largest ANIMAL to ever live wasen't an airplane... Who would have ever guessed!

    FullMetal AtheistFullMetal Atheist7 päivää sitten
  • Get to the point already

    Lord BerusLord Berus7 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Michael LutcherMichael Lutcher7 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Ethan ForsythEthan Forsyth8 päivää sitten
  • Slap a platform saddle on that

    BadMonkeyBadMonkey8 päivää sitten
  • too bad the dating of these animals are only a theory just like evolution.

    randomguyodst46randomguyodst468 päivää sitten
  • Fire and air can be good like Madagascar

    Daily Confusing factsDaily Confusing facts8 päivää sitten
  • Segue lvl 9000

    Mnemonic HotpocketMnemonic Hotpocket8 päivää sitten
  • "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.

    Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru8 päivää sitten
  • "fire and flying have never been a great combo" tell that to the hot air balloons

    WalkerWalker8 päivää sitten
  • One wonders how the Aztecs learned about Big Q.

    Aaron MurphyAaron Murphy8 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who new this from ark survival

    That THINGThat THING8 päivää sitten
  • when you realise that the largest flying animal has the same name as your waifu

    cute slime girl fancute slime girl fan8 päivää sitten
  • Mrs Esther is legit and her method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with her new strategy,.....

    Onuah EmmaOnuah Emma8 päivää sitten
    • @Alin Alexandru They wouldn't do it if it didn't make them money.

      Jammie!Jammie!7 päivää sitten
    • @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.

      Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru7 päivää sitten
    • @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.

      Jammie!Jammie!7 päivää sitten
    • @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.

      Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru7 päivää sitten
    • @Alin Alexandru yes.

      Jammie!Jammie!7 päivää sitten
  • But could I put a saddle on it and ride it?

    Ice 13Ice 138 päivää sitten
  • A “perosaur”?

    F TF T8 päivää sitten
  • Video starts at 9:12

    ThebiguglyalienThebiguglyalien8 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    William BWilliam B9 päivää sitten
  • Avatar

    Abdoul rahimAbdoul rahim9 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Steve SwanglerSteve Swangler9 päivää sitten
  • why are there so many ball commercials for you videos? :0

    ken brisbyken brisby9 päivää sitten
  • 9minute build up

    Mentally TiredMentally Tired9 päivää sitten
  • Wow... “Its Real Skull”

    Sigurd OlsenSigurd Olsen9 päivää sitten
  • Great video, except the 300,000,000 million years quote. LOL

    Steve JankowskiSteve Jankowski9 päivää sitten
  • Kind of ironic that Hitler took the swastika which was originally the lucky cross or the crooked cross and used it as a symbol of evil

    Damion ScarberryDamion Scarberry9 päivää sitten
  • I have played most of the ancient games and I'm sure the dragon is the largest flying animal.

    Khalid AnsariKhalid Ansari9 päivää sitten
  • Ummm my dad just caught a big bat 1.30m

    18F200118F20019 päivää sitten
  • Bet its from Australia

    Oliver BuenaflorOliver Buenaflor9 päivää sitten
  • And of course, it's from Texas. And you know what they say in Texas....

    47Str847Str89 päivää sitten
  • You're monetized,right? You're videos are in English,right? Maybe you should drop the metric crap and stick to imperial because you need American viewers and the metric crap just pisses us off.

    noneof yourbusinesnoneof yourbusines9 päivää sitten
    • ​@noneof yourbusines "Preservation of tradition" in a shitty system of measure? You do know that american scientists use the metric system as well since it makes sense and it's easy to use, unlike the imperial system. So get out of here with your conspiracy "organization seeking a one world government" since that's what this is, crap conspiracy theories.

      Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru6 päivää sitten
    • Preservation of tradition is preferable to compliance with any organization seeking a one world government. Thank goodness most Brits were smart enough to realize this and the Hell out of the EU. But, then Hitler had his followers too.

      noneof yourbusinesnoneof yourbusines6 päivää sitten
    • Ever heard of the International System of Units? I thought not, not that I was expecting it from an average American.

      Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru8 päivää sitten
    • Cry

      Zheir LancasterZheir Lancaster9 päivää sitten
  • I actually really enjoyed the Hindenburg lesson at the beginning. Most people would probably just be like "wow whatever clickbait". Great segue. Just found it about an hour ago, but I already love the channel

    Nathan LittellNathan Littell9 päivää sitten
  • It would be a nice flying horse...

    Elie MaltzElie Maltz9 päivää sitten
  • Well, humans outdo bugs in lifespan...

    grace4fivegrace4five9 päivää sitten
  • It really bugs me the way you pronounce the part "Quetzal" as "Kwecsa kwatoolose".

    NicodamusNicodamus10 päivää sitten
  • “Fire and flying have never been a great combo” Dragons:

    August OsaniAugust Osani10 päivää sitten
  • I'm not sure why you take the first 20% of this video talking about the Hindenberg. In fact it isn't until 2/3 of the way in that you actually start talking about the Quetzalcoatlus.

    Anne O'NymousAnne O'Nymous10 päivää sitten
  • gotta love flying foxes

    Cone TopCone Top10 päivää sitten
  • it went extinct

    Caleb WalkerCaleb Walker10 päivää sitten
  • Hatzegopteryx is supposedly bigger

    The Bush WhackerThe Bush Whacker10 päivää sitten
    • And Arambourgiania is supposedly bigger than both. But all three should be considered the largest since all only have estimated wingspans, at least until there will be further evidence for more clear values.

      Alin AlexandruAlin Alexandru8 päivää sitten
  • is it bad that i only knew that the largest flying animal was the quetzal because of the game ark survival evolved

    ShawnyBawnyShawnyBawny10 päivää sitten
  • 4:00 minutes in till the first mention of a flying creature...yet he kept my attention long enough to wait 🙂

    Kyle OrrKyle Orr10 päivää sitten
  • Wtf why is your faction scence so glorious?

    GilgabroGilgabro10 päivää sitten
  • evolution doesnt exist, its called adaptation. one organism has never, and will never, "evolve" into an entirely different organism. also a giant meteor didnt kill the dinosaurs, God flooded the earth, and told Noah to build the ark. also the earth is only, roughly, around 10,000 years old.

    2727 coolpro2727 coolpro10 päivää sitten
    • @Zheir Lancaster look up "healing miracles in Jesus name" on youtube, or look up Todd white, and watch some of the videos.

      2727 coolpro2727 coolpro8 päivää sitten
    • Your god isn't real

      Zheir LancasterZheir Lancaster9 päivää sitten
  • Ark has taught me well

    Lordly GamerLordly Gamer10 päivää sitten
  • That Flying Giraffe got me😂

    The Dark LightThe Dark Light10 päivää sitten
  • I think it died

    Shwingle manShwingle man10 päivää sitten
  • Sheeeit

    MrTDM09MrTDM0910 päivää sitten
  • Its tarasour the p is silent

    Happy FeetHappy Feet10 päivää sitten
  • So it was a dragon that, assembly, couldn't breathe fire

    Google Is A Cruel MistressGoogle Is A Cruel Mistress10 päivää sitten
  • 10:16 Sorry but what the hell did he just call Pterosaurs. . . .

    ParaDyceParaDyce10 päivää sitten
  • Nope found one of those moths in my bathroom and he's not lying there twice the size of your head

    Fallout WarsFallout Wars10 päivää sitten
  • Why didn't they use helium? It's not flammable and will do the same job.

    Cats Cradle GamingCats Cradle Gaming10 päivää sitten
  • Could you please use either metric or imperial system rather than London bus as a scale, since how I'm supposed to know the size of it, and I'm sure their size variate also :D

    aatu050aatu05010 päivää sitten
  • I never leave comments on anything but I absolutely cant help myself. This is all speculation, we have no idea if that thing could actually fly. Let alone know how high or fast it could fly. These aren't absolute fact man. 🧐

    Congo JackCongo Jack10 päivää sitten
  • "Flying and fire have never been a great combo" Good joke about people being burned to death ..... Are You German , by chance ?

    Arnie TappArnie Tapp10 päivää sitten
  • "Fire and flying have never been a great combo" *sad hot air balloon noises*

    TheJocimanTheJociman10 päivää sitten
  • 13:48 it's paleontologists, not archaeologists :P

    Cri GhiCri Ghi10 päivää sitten
  • About insect superiority, they only could achieve all those physical feats due to their small size, the smaller you are the least you are affected by gravity.

    HektolsHektols10 päivää sitten
  • Perosaur lmao

    Azligcks HibsonAzligcks Hibson10 päivää sitten
  • It's pronounced TER-o-Saur. The P is silent, not the T. It comes from Greek and this is true in British as well as American dialect English.

    The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus10 päivää sitten
  • Aluminium oxide paint and static electricity ... hydrogen ... ? Not really. Basically painted in rocket fuel.

    Danie WeirDanie Weir10 päivää sitten
  • 10:17 oh my -actual- shit, did I really just hear this man say 'Perosaur'...? There is a p there but it's silent, pronounced 'Terosaur', spelled Pterosaur. Smh disdainfully

    JustPlainPsychoticJustPlainPsychotic10 päivää sitten
  • I always learn something new on this channel, in a well told and entertaining way. Thank you

    Tymko CTymko C10 päivää sitten