What Happened to the Largest Animal to Ever Fly?

22 Mär 2021
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  • He (God) really can do things like that, and He does even more than that!

    Double BarrelDouble BarrelVor 3 Stunden
  • That means that it has a full fossilized record of its past even though it had no past.

    Double BarrelDouble BarrelVor 3 Stunden
  • 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.

    Double BarrelDouble BarrelVor 4 Stunden
  • Actual topic starts at @4:01😏😏

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

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

    Lord DrakkonLord DrakkonVor Tag
  • Guys, how many narcotics do I need for it

    Angel AguilarAngel AguilarVor 2 Tage
  • soooo its a dragon

    Mario BazalduaMario BazalduaVor 2 Tage
  • i actually knew this because of ark

    Mario BazalduaMario BazalduaVor 2 Tage
  • This guy is my man crush his fucking MUSTASHSHHSGSHHSHHSHSHSHHSHSH AND HES SMART

    Ivan GonzalesIvan GonzalesVor 2 Tage
  • "Mammals... the dumbasses of evolutionary flight school" I'm dying 🤣😜😂

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

    MalfurionxtcMalfurionxtcVor 3 Tage
  • I thought they weren’t really sure that thing actually flew.

    III IIIIII IIIVor 4 Tage
  • What if they're sea creatures...

    Iwe NaeemIwe NaeemVor 6 Tage
  • Wouldn't Auckland to New York be faster to fly East instead of West?

    Drew BrownDrew BrownVor 6 Tage
  • I don't know dude maybe if we were born with wings it would have been a little different

    bigrub tocoolbigrub tocoolVor 6 Tage
  • That'd be a shitty day

    M'aiq The LiarM'aiq The LiarVor 6 Tage
  • 15:46 Did you meant paleontologists instead of archaeologists?

    Manuel Arturo IzquierdoManuel Arturo IzquierdoVor 8 Tage
  • "Fire and flying have never been a good combination" Hot air balloons: "sad noises"

    No nameNo nameVor 8 Tage
  • I never noticed the swastikas on the Hindenberg

    Idiot NostalgiaIdiot NostalgiaVor 8 Tage
  • 3:46

    Sorry, I don't existSorry, I don't existVor 9 Tage
  • Thoughty2 just discovered about real life Rodan

    Fernando MazzoFernando MazzoVor 9 Tage
  • the P in pterosaur is supposed to be silent....

    Mathew AabergMathew AabergVor 10 Tage
  • 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 luVor 10 Tage
  • 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 RexVor 10 Tage
  • Ark players: it’s free real estate

    MCK AnimationsMCK AnimationsVor 10 Tage
  • nah man there is now way... how are they supposed to gain enough speed for takeoff? never did that thing fly

    Dominic EusemannDominic EusemannVor 10 Tage
  • Is that the skull of a tropeognathus?

    Leo NedrejordLeo NedrejordVor 10 Tage
  • 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 PandaVor 11 Tage
  • 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.

    avv001avv001Vor 11 Tage
  • My only question about the Quetza is. Can you ride it?

    Francis JonesFrancis JonesVor 12 Tage
  • 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 GlimisVor 12 Tage
  • They found these fossils and boom dragons

    Sergei GlimisSergei GlimisVor 12 Tage
  • "The largest flying bird is the wandering albatross." * *angry California Condor noises* *

    Bryan ReavisBryan ReavisVor 12 Tage
  • Im going to make a channel called Forty2 and have my intro be "Heyyy Thoughty2 here"

    Tzar NickTzar NickVor 12 Tage
    • Noooooo don’t hurt our brains like this 🤣😂😂😂😂

      Kryss S. RN-BSNKryss S. RN-BSNVor 7 Tage
  • "Oh, the huge manatee!" Fixed that for 'ya

    mccanlessdesignmccanlessdesignVor 12 Tage
  • I thought the P was silent in Pterasaur, not the T.

    DragiblastDragiblastVor 12 Tage
  • You forgot dragons :P

    Sebastijan VuzemSebastijan VuzemVor 12 Tage
  • Might have been the largest flying insect but there was a centipede that was much much larger

    joshualenigerjoshualenigerVor 12 Tage
  • "Hey, 42 here".

    Sir. Come SizedSir. Come SizedVor 12 Tage
  • Ok, so bats might have been the last to fly. But they are incredibly successful, and comprise 20% of all mammalian species.

    Ken ShackletonKen ShackletonVor 12 Tage
  • Squirrels will gain flight one day.

    Nocturnal RecluseNocturnal RecluseVor 12 Tage
  • See, they dont want airships around which could fly over antartica and discover the truth fl@TURFFFF

    Sandman BeachesSandman BeachesVor 12 Tage
  • Eh why the hell is the subtitle translate to Japanese

    Boi !Boi !Vor 12 Tage
  • 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.

    SpinonychusSpinonychusVor 12 Tage
  • These flying creatures would be great for riding.

    Chi Pa PaChi Pa PaVor 13 Tage
  • 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.

    Deadpool3EDeadpool3EVor 13 Tage
  • 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 CampbellVor 13 Tage
  • Do you come from the North West UK, perhaps East Manchester?

    Rookh KshatriyaRookh KshatriyaVor 13 Tage
  • Unsubscribed

    jboulet07jboulet07Vor 13 Tage
  • 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.

    jboulet07jboulet07Vor 13 Tage
  • Brilliant stuff

    Roland CrosdaleRoland CrosdaleVor 13 Tage
  • 15:25 The largest ANIMAL to ever live wasen't an airplane... Who would have ever guessed!

    FullMetal AtheistFullMetal AtheistVor 13 Tage
  • Get to the point already

    Lord BerusLord BerusVor 14 Tage
  • 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 LutcherVor 14 Tage
  • 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 ForsythVor 14 Tage
  • Slap a platform saddle on that

    BadMonkeyBadMonkeyVor 14 Tage
  • too bad the dating of these animals are only a theory just like evolution.

    randomguyodst46randomguyodst46Vor 14 Tage
  • Fire and air can be good like Madagascar

    Daily Confusing factsDaily Confusing factsVor 14 Tage
  • Segue lvl 9000

    Mnemonic HotpocketMnemonic HotpocketVor 14 Tage
  • "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 AlexandruVor 14 Tage
  • "fire and flying have never been a great combo" tell that to the hot air balloons

    WalkerWalkerVor 14 Tage
  • One wonders how the Aztecs learned about Big Q.

    Aaron MurphyAaron MurphyVor 14 Tage
  • Am I the only one who new this from ark survival

    That THINGThat THINGVor 14 Tage
  • when you realise that the largest flying animal has the same name as your waifu

    cute slime girl fancute slime girl fanVor 14 Tage
  • Mrs Esther is legit and her method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with her new strategy,.....

    Onuah EmmaOnuah EmmaVor 14 Tage
    • @Alin Alexandru They wouldn't do it if it didn't make them money.

      Jammie!Jammie!Vor 13 Tage
    • @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 AlexandruVor 13 Tage
    • @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!Vor 13 Tage
    • @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 AlexandruVor 13 Tage
    • @Alin Alexandru yes.

      Jammie!Jammie!Vor 13 Tage
  • But could I put a saddle on it and ride it?

    Ice 13Ice 13Vor 15 Tage
  • A “perosaur”?

    F TF TVor 15 Tage
  • Video starts at 9:12

    ThebiguglyalienThebiguglyalienVor 15 Tage
  • 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 BVor 15 Tage
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    Abdoul rahimAbdoul rahimVor 15 Tage
  • 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 SwanglerVor 15 Tage
  • why are there so many ball commercials for you videos? :0

    ken brisbyken brisbyVor 15 Tage
  • 9minute build up

    Mentally TiredMentally TiredVor 15 Tage
  • Wow... “Its Real Skull”

    Sigurd OlsenSigurd OlsenVor 15 Tage
  • Great video, except the 300,000,000 million years quote. LOL

    Steve JankowskiSteve JankowskiVor 15 Tage
  • 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 ScarberryVor 16 Tage
  • I have played most of the ancient games and I'm sure the dragon is the largest flying animal.

    Khalid AnsariKhalid AnsariVor 16 Tage
  • Ummm my dad just caught a big bat 1.30m

    18F200118F2001Vor 16 Tage
  • Bet its from Australia

    Oliver BuenaflorOliver BuenaflorVor 16 Tage
  • And of course, it's from Texas. And you know what they say in Texas....

    47Str847Str8Vor 16 Tage
  • 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 yourbusinesVor 16 Tage
    • ​@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 AlexandruVor 12 Tage
    • 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 yourbusinesVor 12 Tage
    • Ever heard of the International System of Units? I thought not, not that I was expecting it from an average American.

      Alin AlexandruAlin AlexandruVor 14 Tage
    • Cry

      Zheir LancasterZheir LancasterVor 15 Tage
  • 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 LittellVor 16 Tage
  • It would be a nice flying horse...

    Elie MaltzElie MaltzVor 16 Tage
  • Well, humans outdo bugs in lifespan...

    grace4fivegrace4fiveVor 16 Tage
  • It really bugs me the way you pronounce the part "Quetzal" as "Kwecsa kwatoolose".

    NicodamusNicodamusVor 16 Tage
  • “Fire and flying have never been a great combo” Dragons:

    August OsaniAugust OsaniVor 16 Tage
  • 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'NymousVor 16 Tage
  • gotta love flying foxes

    Cone TopCone TopVor 16 Tage
  • it went extinct

    Caleb WalkerCaleb WalkerVor 16 Tage
  • Hatzegopteryx is supposedly bigger

    The Bush WhackerThe Bush WhackerVor 16 Tage
    • 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 AlexandruVor 14 Tage
  • is it bad that i only knew that the largest flying animal was the quetzal because of the game ark survival evolved

    ShawnyBawnyShawnyBawnyVor 16 Tage
  • 4:00 minutes in till the first mention of a flying creature...yet he kept my attention long enough to wait 🙂

    Kyle OrrKyle OrrVor 16 Tage
  • Wtf why is your faction scence so glorious?

    GilgabroGilgabroVor 16 Tage
  • 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 coolproVor 16 Tage
    • @Zheir Lancaster look up "healing miracles in Jesus name" on youtube, or look up Todd white, and watch some of the videos.

      2727 coolpro2727 coolproVor 15 Tage
    • Your god isn't real

      Zheir LancasterZheir LancasterVor 15 Tage
  • Ark has taught me well

    Lordly GamerLordly GamerVor 16 Tage
  • That Flying Giraffe got me😂

    The Dark LightThe Dark LightVor 16 Tage
  • I think it died

    Shwingle manShwingle manVor 16 Tage
  • Sheeeit

    MrTDM09MrTDM09Vor 16 Tage
  • Its tarasour the p is silent

    Happy FeetHappy FeetVor 16 Tage