The Spiders and the Bees
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The Spiders and the Bees

October 23, 2019

Mommy, why do humans hate us? I don’t know, Matthew. Our species is completely harmless to them. And we keep the mosquito population down, who are responsible for killing more humans every year
than other humans do. So humans have no rational reason to fear us, but they still do? I’m afraid humans aren’t that smart, Matthew. *MWAH* Sleep tight, don’t let the bed humans bite. Love you mommy! I love you too Matthew. Mom? I think the hate that spiders get is a tad bit undeserved. Okay, fine if you’re in the shower and you see a spider crawling up your leg like a fricking pervert then that’s an appropriate time to freak out. But other than that, spiders are most likely not going to hurt you. Their webs are to weak to trap you, they don’t know how to open doors, and there’s only like a fifty percent chance that they’re venomous. Ok, but for real unless you live in Australia the chances of you dying by a spider bite is pretty low. There are venomous spiders, yes. And if you’re having a negative reaction to a spider bite, then you should get treatment, but a large percentage of spiders are harmless. Even the black widow – – known as the most venomous spider in North America, won’t kill you if you’re a healthy adult. Their bite will be painful for a couple of days, sure, But like you’ll walk it off! That was, that was a joke, if you get bitten by a Black Widow spider, then don’t walk it off. Go see a doctor. And hey! If you’re lucky enough, you’ll get super powers. So wait, the two most dangerous spiders in North America are the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow? What are you trying to say about dangerous colors, America? Oh wait the Great White Shark is even more dangerous, never mind. Technically sharks are like…. the second least dangerous animal out there, Besides puppies, cause like… They don’t wanna eat humans. I-I mean like if you had to fight a spider and a shark, The-the shark would win. Also spiders kill pests. According to this comic I made in 2014, and this National Geographic article, a single spider can eat about 2,000 insects a year. So if you are not a fan of flies, moths or mosquitoes, which incidentally kill 600,000 people a year, then you’re on TEAM SPIDER! Cause they’re also not fans of them. Well, they are fans of them, but they… …they are fans cause they eat them. I’m not saying you have to be roommates with arachnids, I’m just saying that if you see a spider. don’t put it through torture, continuously smashing it with a blunt object! Euuuuugh, it’s still moving, it’s still moving!! KILL….. ME SQUASH Instead, get a cup and carefully place it over a spider. They’re really dumb, so doing this will be easy. Then scoop up your new best friend
with a piece of paper, and yeet it back into the wild with the rest of God’s glorious creatures. THUNDERCLAP Yeah…actually, there is a high chance
that they won’t make it, being thrown into
a completely different environment. But they should have thought of that
before they decided to live in my house! Even though a spider has 8 eyes, they have terrible eyesight. So that spider that landed on your face did not do it intentionally. Some spiders that live in caves care completely blind. They don’t even have one eye! But even if they did have eyes, their whole world would still be pitch black. What a sad life to be a part of. Just every time you’re outside, seeing the sun, just think that somewhere there’s a colony of spiders, just in pure blackness, just never seeing the sun, never seeing their children smile or graduate college. They’re just sitting in a cave for all their life. So is nature’s. That is the way this- the cookie crumbles Also we’re forgetting the most amazing thing about spiders, which is that they are incredibly talented in “web design” LAUGH GIGGLES Proportionately the silk
that makes up a spider web is stronger than the fibers
that make a bullet-proof vest. So next time you go to a gun fight, put on a spider web instead. The amazing thing about spider webs is that not only can they save Wilbur from being slaughtered, but it’s just STUPID incredible that something so small Can make such an intricate shape from nothing but the material inside their own bodies. The Golden Silk Orb Weaker Spider has too many middle names and has enough silk inside of them to make three full spider webs. And it’s this guys job to pin that spider down and pull all it’s silk out like some type of spider predator. It’s okay though. The documentary said he was just harmlessly immobilizing the spiders. I can’t believe this is someone’s job. I don’t think telling people I’m a YouTuber is that bad anymore. “So…uh, what do you do for a living?” “I harmlessly immobilize spiders with thumb tacks and pull silk out of their abdomen to add to my ever increasing, collection. What about you? “OH! I, uh, make YouTube videos…” I see people with arachnophobia being irrationally afraid of these harmless little guys, And I just don’t see the sense of fearing something that ultimately does good things for the ecosystem. But you know what we should be afraid of?! BEES! BEES ARE TERRIFYING! Look, they’re sucking the blood out of this guy to make honey! HYPERVENTILATES Oh, they’re dying out at an alarming rate? GOOD!!!!! Okay, that was a joke, bees are without a doubt
the most important insect on this planet Not only do they have the best work ethic
of any living thing on Earth, which is why none of them are YouTubers. They also pollinate 30% of the world’s crops Don’t ask me who pollinates the rest, cause I don’t know. Without bees, humanity would turn to pure anarchy. Bees are so important world-famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld made a documentary about the life of a bee, and what the world would be like without them. Ever since 2006, bees, just like the memes say have been “dying at an alarming rate”. The scary thing is that scientists don’t know exactly the reason for this bee-pocalypse. But they think it has something to do with new pesticides being used on farms, parasites that kill the bee, And global warming. So once we’ve figured out how to fix these three problems, we’ll “bee” in good shape! It’s a little bee pun. We like to have “pun” around here. Now what can you, a concerned citizen, to stop the dropping population of bees? Most likely nothing. Cause I don’t think anyone watching this makes laws about pesticides or stopping global warming. So we just gotta sit back and hope the people who make those laws know the importance of bees. But… maybe you should plant a couple of flowers, just to be on the safe side. The reason I have a fear of bees is that I have gotten stung by a bee, Not THREE times, Not FOUR times, BUT TWO TIMES! Two- two times. Now obviously as I’ve grown, I see the importance of bees and I know not to throw rocks at them. The first time I got stung, I was outside, and I guess I was too playing too close to a bee hive ‘Cuz I got stung on my arm, and I cried a lot. The second time I was in my backyard, barefoot, and I was walking around, and- You know how sometimes when you’re about to do something, and your brain realizes you’re about to make a mistake, but your body is already committed to the motion and you don’t have enough time to stop yourself? So I was in the middle of talking a step, and I saw I was about to step on a bee, But my body didn’t have the reaction time or the motor skills to avoid the step and… (and we can all guess what happened after the step) *James cries* I’m sure the bee was just acting in self-defense, but… ..MAN that scarred me! Some people may have an allergic reaction
to bee stings, and they should go to a hospital
if they get stung, but in my case, It just hurt a lot. And my Mom put baking soda over where I got stung, and I cried. When people found out
I was afraid of bees, they would always tell me
that bees are docile creatures, and they only sting you
if they feel threatened. They would say the same thing
about spiders by the way. So whenever I would see a bee, I would silently freak out, and would stay as still as a rock, ‘Cuz unlike spiders, with bees, you’re not allowed to fight back you’ll both lose if that happens. I gotta show this bee how unthreatening I am. They should be able to just look at me and know that. But then, when a bee lands of your arm, HOLY FRICK That’s true fear. You just have to quietly watch the bee, hoping it didn’t just have a bad day and decide to end its life on you. That never happened though. Ever since I took a calm approach to bees, I’ve never been stung, and I’ve never been bitten by a spider either. WASPS THOUGH!!!! THEY’RE JUST MEAN!! They can just pack up and leave
for all I care! I don’t give a crap about wasps. *Wasps attack James* So what did we learn? hmm…… Hey everyone, thanks you so much for watching this video about the spiders and the bees. I know it is kinda a weird topic but, I’ve been traumatised by bees, okay? And I think spiders aren’t as bad as the internet says they are. Me and my merch guys are doing a raffle for the month of March, and the winner of the raffle will get an all expenses paid trip to VidCon in July. And during the convention we can set time aside and have a lunch together, or something? So if your interested then check out the merch store or the link in the description to see how you can enter. Also since you’re here, make sure to check out all the people who worked on this video, they are all amazing and talented and deserve more followers. And I think it’s about time that I created a hashtag on Twitter for the fanart. so starting today if you make fanart then be sure to use the hashtag #ODD1SOUTFANART So I can find it easier! Also I am going to be doing a live show with Domics, Jaiden Animations, Egoraptor and Rubberross on April 26th in LA. The show is called ‘Scribble Showdown’ and we’re going to be playing drawing games live So if that is something you’re interested in, be sure to check out the link in the description. And lastly, I have to thank MatPat and Steph for doing some of the voices in this video. I remember watching MatPat’s stuff before I even started YouTube, and now he’s in one of my videos is just…really really cool! So thank you Matt! And that is it with the announcements. Thank you all for watching. but hey, that’s JUST A THEORY. A BEE THEORY! Wear your seat belt.

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  1. If you get stung by a bee, put a penny over it. Something in the penny eases the pain and soothes the swelling so it's not as intense.

    Wasps are just jerks. Feel free to murder them.

  2. I had a spider on my leg I think yesterday or two days ago it was small and it had big butt when I saw it I screamed and took it off really fast with my hand

  3. 0:44 and 3:40 i mean first you said their webs are too weak to trap you but then you said the webs of a spider is stronger than a bulletproof vest, i mean that's not logic bro

  4. People not Australian: AAAH ITS A SPIDER!!!!

    That’s true aussies aren’t scared of spiders and snakes

  5. At my school I saw a really tiny spider and it had a neon green butt. I named it radioactive butt spider but before I knew a girl squished it 😔
    1 Like = 1 R.I.P

  6. Where i live there are no bees and basically no wasps, our biggest spider is like 3cm so yeah

    Just a lot of flies 😀

  7. I hate bees I went downstairs at like 3:00 am and then I saw a giant bee camping the stairs so I slept on the couch with towels.

  8. My bee sting was like one of James’s, I was playing hide and seek and I was at the park. So I was running then… “ AHHHHHHH” A BEE SNUCK IN MY SANDLE!

  9. Australians let us all rejoice for we are young and free. Our lands abound in nature’s gifts including poison bug and the most poisonous snake in the world and that’s why you don’t live in Australia.

  10. I got bit by a bee 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times

  11. How come u said that there we’ve can’t trap hoomans but it’s stronger than a bullet proof vest🙄🙄🙄 Like if u Agree he was wrong.🌼🐜🐝🐜🐝🐜🐝

  12. I hate spiders because of the fact that they have 8 eyes that just stare at you and that's just very unsettling to me. Plus, I've had a spider bite before and I have never had a worse reaction to a bug bite ever. And yes I have been stung by a bee and that didnt hurt as much as the spider bite. Fuck spiders.

  13. i'm FREAKING ALLERGIC to BEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a reason to be scared. i have a reason to be scared of death. love u dude

  14. Bees are an invasive species in America and are causing the native pollinators to have hardships in their survivals

  15. If a wasp enters a bee hive, instead of stinging the wasp they form around it and flap there wings rapidly effectively raising there body temp basically cooking the bee alive. A.K.A. don't piss off bees and don't let them hug you lol.

  16. Teacher:Open the window please
    Me: Opens Window
    Honey Bee:REEEEEEEE-
    Teacher:Calm down-
    Me:Oh my god what the fuck is wrong with you all-

    At Home

    Tutor:Open the window
    Brother: Opens Window
    Brother:Oh cool a spider-

  17. I've been stung by bees 10 times, and I'm 12.

    just stay still and they go away, once it landed on me and I just stayed still and boom it went away that's what I learned after getting stung at least twice a year since age 5, don't get stung anymore

  18. The thing is, bees don't want to die. You can legit cup a bee in your hands and it won't sting you. They will only attack either by accident or because you're too near the hive.

    Spiders on the other hand, come into your house and hide in you stuff. No. Like, no. Go away.

  19. If you see a bee lying, say, next to your home plant, it is most likely not dead. They just in sleep/coma because they are hungry. You can lie a spoon with a sugary water, so they could drink it and fly for their busyness. No, they won't return with more bees, they don't do that

  20. 7:50
    Indiana Jones: I hate snakes, Jaque! I hate 'em!!!
    Me: I hate wasps, James! I fucking hate them so much!!!

  21. Story time! Not that long ago, I was waiting for a ride, alone during the summer and a wasp buzzes around me. Now as the smart girl I am and seeing that there are people around decided to deploy the don't move tactic, and it worked… even when the wasp decided to land on MY MOUTH! On the outside I was a picture of serenity, I had stopped breathing, and my eyes welled up with tears as I screamed internally of fear. And then it just fucked off. Maybe It just wanted to make out with me? defuq do i know…

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  23. Fun fact: all spiders have at least a small amount of venom in them (at least where I live) and that there is 110% a large amount of spiders in your house, no matter how hard you try to get rid of them.

  24. Let’s all save the Earth and the bees!
    I introduce Ecosia
    Ecosia is basically a much better version of google!!
    They use the money they get from the ads they show you, to plant trees around the world. For every 45th search you make on Ecosia, a tree is planted somewhere in the world

  25. Watching this like third or second time and realize the story from fourth grade so there’s this really bad kid in my class that was named Maddox and I found this daddy long leg spider at recess and bring it with me until we had to go inside and then I’m in the doorway Maddox asked to come along and kill the thing like he’s scared or something and then I just stand there crying and the whole class looks at me and my teacher gets him in trouble

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