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  • Hey there!

  • Welcome to life noggin!

  • Stay tuned at the end of this video for a huge announcement involving Life Noggin AND

  • some of my favorite animation creators on youtube!

  • Well there Qbot 9001, what kind of question are you cooking up for me today?

  • Let's see what we have here!

  • What if humans migrated like salmon?”

  • oh come on!

  • This can't be the question!

  • Oh.

  • Okay.

  • This must be the real question!

  • I'll take that!

  • this just saysDo it, coward.”

  • Ya know what!?

  • Fine!

  • We're going with Qbots question!

  • So what would it be like if humans had to migrate like salmon?

  • Spoiler alertit'd be pretty darn weird.

  • Like a lot of things in nature, the reason for migrating and swimming upstream boils

  • down to one thing: reproduction.

  • For salmon, this is called spawning, which means laying eggs.

  • Salmon are typically between 2 and 6 when they're ready to spawn, and that means one

  • thingheading back home to mate.

  • Salmon swim upstream to reproduce, with some swimming hundreds of miles to reach their

  • spawning sites.

  • Recent research has shown that salmon can use the Earth's geomagnetic field to help

  • them find their way back home on these long-distance migrations.

  • This also seems to be the way that little baby salmon can find their way from their

  • gravel nests and up to surface waters.

  • Smell also seems to play a role in salmon spawning migration.

  • Younger salmon learn the smell of their home stream as they leave the nest and can use

  • it to help find their way back when it's time bolster the salmon forces.

  • This might even lead to a bunch of rerouting on our salmon friend's GPS as they have

  • totest the waterdown different streams to find the path that smells just right.

  • Now, having to make your way on home to do the, um, do-si-do would probably be a pretty

  • big inconvenienceespecially when you learn what happens after salmon matebut

  • the whole thing about smelling your way home already plays on something that humans experience.

  • Smell is closely connected to human memory, which is why a whiff of a pumpkin spice latte

  • can take you back to the memories of frolicking in the fall leaves and making pumpkinmen with

  • your friends.

  • It's like a snowman, but with pumpkins!

  • During the journey home, salmon start to go through some changes.

  • Depending on their species, salmon can change color and develop extra features like a hooked

  • snout and elongated teeth to help them attract a mate and defend their spawning grounds.

  • That wouldn't be too bad if you humans had to do the sameit's basically just a

  • makeover.

  • But the salmon's “makeoverdoesn't stop with its outsides.

  • At some point along the journey, certain salmon stop feeding and their insides begin to break

  • down, making more room for eggs and sperm.

  • The salmon then start to live off of the built-up fat that's stored in their body, giving

  • them enough energy to go and do the deed.

  • After spawning actually happens, things get, well, even worse for our salmon friends.

  • The fate for most salmon at this point is to die soon after mating, their decaying bodies

  • providing a nutrient-rich environment for their growing fish spawn.

  • That's about the most morbid way to take care of your kids that I've ever heard of.

  • So, if humans really were like salmon, you'd have some pretty terrifying things to look

  • forward to.

  • And don't even get me started on having to deal with these guys.

  • So do you have questions you want me to feed Qbot?

  • His question generating algorithm definitely needs some work.

  • Let me know down in the comments section below.

  • Special HUGE Announcement time!

  • My animator friends Illymation, TheOdd1sOut, Emirichu, and SomethingelseYT are doing a

  • Live Show In Los Angeles November 5th!

  • It's called Block Party!

  • Personally I would've went with Blocko Party, but It's close enough!

  • It's fine!

  • Some of your favorite animation channels are gonna be playing really fun drawing games

  • live and we're getting the audience involved!

  • If this goes well, we might be adding more shows in more cities!

  • So if you like all of these people, and you can make it to LA, get your tickets now before

  • they sell out at BlockPartyLiveTour.com

  • Oh, I forgot to mention, my friend Pat will be hosting the event.

  • He's a very close friend of mine, and sounds suspiciously like me.

  • PAT: I don't sound anything like you.

  • Watch I'll say somethingHey There Welcome To - ...oh okay I guess I do.”

  • I'll be there too, but I'll be hiding backstage since i'm afraid of big crowds!

  • Don't forget to keep on thinking and don't forget to go to BlockPartyLiveTour.com and

  • get your tickets!

  • I hope to see you there!

Hey there!

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