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Milk Is Just Filtered Blood

August 30, 2019


Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth. Supermarkets have lots of milks to choose
from these days, many of which are the product of blending up and straining various nuts
and seeds. Plain old milk milk, on the other hand, is
also a strained product – it’s filtered cow blood. As weird as this seems, all mammal milk is,
in fact, made from blood, because blood contains lots of nutrients, and baby mammals need lots
of sugar, fat, and protein to grow complex brains and bodies. But mammal mammas can’t just open an artery;
that would be dangerous. Plus, most of the useful nutrients in blood
are too dilute and blood has too much iron for most babies to process. This is where the mammary gland comes in:
It’s full of thousands of tiny sacs whose walls have special cells that grab water and
nutrients from passing blood, do some chemistry on them, and pass them to the inside of the
sacs where they mix together to become milk. When a baby starts to suckle on the teat,
its sucking pattern tells the mom’s brain to the hormone release oxytocin, which attaches
to the sacs, causing them to squeeze out the tiny droplets of milk into the baby’s mouth. Each mammal species tailors its blood-filtering
recipe to the needs of its babies. For example, to help their Arctic-dwelling
pups pack on the blubber, hooded seal moms produce a milk with 15 times the fat of cow
milk. Cottontail moms make high-protein milk for
their bunny babies, allowing them to develop their hopping muscles quickly. The tammar wallaby can make two different
types of milk in two different teats at the same time – one high in sugars for a newborn
in the pouch and one high in fat and protein for her waddler. And while selectively bred modern dairy cows
don’t have a particularly wacky recipe for their milk, they sure make a lot of it. The current record holder – a Holstein named
Aftershock – can produce a bathtub full of milk every day. That’s udderly impressive. This video is sponsored by Honey, a free browser
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100 Comments

  • Reply MinuteEarth April 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Hi there – we appreciate that the “just filtered” part of our title has drawn a few comments and we want to address it. First off – you’re right; you could say lots of things are filtered blood products, including urine and even the carbon dioxide we breathe out. We decided to make this video because we believe most people, including ourselves, don’t think about how the same thing is true for a substance a lot of us drink every day – milk from an animal – and that communicating that fact would lead folks to a different appreciation of what milk is. Secondly – you’re also right; we didn’t fully convey the amazing things that the mammary gland does. Almost all of the precursors to the stuff in milk DO come from the bloodstream, but the special cells in the mammary gland transform many of them into their final milky forms, which we simplified in the video as “do some chemistry on them” and in the title as “filtered.”

  • Reply Cosmo Puppy May 26, 2019 at 2:27 am

    I’m so glad I didn’t drink anymore milk after being a baby

  • Reply Donutdrizzle May 26, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I was legit just dribking a glass of milk and saw this in my recommendations…. I almost spat it out 😂

  • Reply Donutdrizzle May 26, 2019 at 2:40 am

    HIV HERE I COME! ;D

  • Reply MGK Animations :3 May 27, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Does that mean Blood Lumps
    Is Unfiltered Milk Powder?

  • Reply Moonlight Star374 May 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Uhhh…….*remembers how she LIVED of milk becuse her mom told her until she was 3*i lived off of blood?

  • Reply Leandra Niidas May 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    My mom is telling me to eat cerial at morning…..well….i wanted to eat cuz it was tasty….not anymore….Save cows vampires are coming!!!

  • Reply esther ihezie May 29, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Wait…. does that mean that we have blood and cereal?

  • Reply Fetish_Of_Fierce May 29, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    oh geez now time to tell my vampire obssessed bestfriend that we are vampires. wait, i think thats right?

  • Reply itsixvy May 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    That’s why I’m white

  • Reply Laysha Cerros May 29, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    No it’s not it’s only when the cow is injured why. People always try to ruin people’s lives little shits

  • Reply Dboy 300 May 30, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Its not

  • Reply shin Godzilla May 30, 2019 at 7:25 am

    It means I was a vampire!!!? I love milk

  • Reply Hidayah TV May 31, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Quran 6:66
    Amazing how a 1400 year old book could speak of this. (Through a prophet who could not read or write)

    And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to drinkers.

  • Reply Silver wolf 693 June 1, 2019 at 4:32 am

    My friend has 5% juice 😂

  • Reply Sipping tea † June 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Im going vegan

  • Reply I need 0 subscribers hater June 3, 2019 at 5:23 am

    It feels gross for 93% people but 7% for people to feel ok

  • Reply jack lake June 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

    so we have t9 drink blood

  • Reply Butt Us June 4, 2019 at 1:02 am

    We are vampires

  • Reply Axel Larios June 4, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    So basiclly i'm drinking cow blood

  • Reply Roop Sazid June 6, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Appetite For Milk Before Watching Video 5/10

    After Watching Video -9999/10

  • Reply migi sushi June 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Now I’m just about to faint because I was drinking milk my whole life

  • Reply misterbracks June 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Milk with the red cells filtered out because of the Iron content (haemoglobin) is basically the white cells for fighting off bacteria, commonly called Pus. yep, thats what you are drinking down. the same stuff that comes out of your boils and spots. ….more coffee anyone ??

  • Reply Faro light June 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    😮

  • Reply Neva Guvener June 9, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I was literally drinking milk while watching this!😂

  • Reply Jassem Salim June 10, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Cows milk sack is smarter than me at chemistry

  • Reply BinaryInf June 11, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Uhm… Yummy?

  • Reply Irma Diaz June 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    So that’s why i like blood

  • Reply Lazy Cat June 11, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    PETA has joined the chat

  • Reply Radu C June 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    That's vampires sorted then.

  • Reply brettgaming 08 June 13, 2019 at 1:28 am

    well i guess i like blood

  • Reply James Fryer June 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Wait this video is illegal

  • Reply TheFenderTelecaster June 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    me: * wches this video*
    also me: spids milk out angry and scard
    little sister: shes a vanpier….
    mom: laughs very very much

  • Reply Abdulkarim .T.H June 14, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    "And verily in cattle (too) will ye find an instructive sign. From what is within their bodies between excretions and blood, We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it."

  • Reply Kim Namjoon June 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    So peta sponsored u right ?

  • Reply Brian Lingden June 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Mix all these milk and you'll get supermilk!

  • Reply Nic C June 16, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Watching this while eating cereal

  • Reply RandomNotGayGuy June 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    The ultimate vegan arived

  • Reply Ezan2 June 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    WHAAAAT??? :O

  • Reply Oof June 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    But if you make it chocolate milk,is it still blood?

  • Reply R3NO R3NO June 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    😂

  • Reply Always watch out for Magpies June 19, 2019 at 3:50 am

    I hate animal milk it's fucking disgusting & in case someone thinks I'm a crazy vegan I do love eating meat just don't like eating stuff that comes out of animals

  • Reply sweet as cotton candy June 19, 2019 at 7:21 am

    ohh. I just thought these people kill the cows and get cow blood filter it, food dye it and……………. 😛

  • Reply cool Lawrence opina June 19, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Reply Jace WHITTAKER June 19, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHC1230OpOg

  • Reply Lara Sueltz June 19, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I can't have milk and happy 😀

  • Reply i want to die please mother June 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Just don’t tell this to PETA, because they’ll use it to make people vegan.

  • Reply Andrei Ryan Caballero June 21, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Everyone is a vampire,that explains to us why we won't excercise!

  • Reply The Police Department United June 21, 2019 at 9:08 am

    So horny teens are atracted to blood filtering lumps of fat

  • Reply Dana Wiharyana June 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Milk is just blood added a f**k ton of sugar

  • Reply no. 14 June 22, 2019 at 7:22 am

    We can put blood cells and Bam
    We get blood

  • Reply Mates Zamazal June 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I thought it is … sperm from cows (i am dumb lol)

  • Reply Max and Mia Yang June 23, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Hey, did you know that cow farts are a contributor to global warming? It’s because there’s so many of them and when they fart, so much methane gets released into the sky

  • Reply Alya Urdanetaa Anthony Mojigoh June 23, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I Drink Some Milk While Watching This !! :3

  • Reply skyler plays5623 June 24, 2019 at 6:56 am

    moo yah

  • Reply Alicia Hernandez June 25, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Bish what u say

  • Reply Zagreos June 25, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Blood is good. I drink lots of blood, filtered (milk) or otherwise (blood from animals).

  • Reply Bacon Pancakes June 26, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Just had milk…dont regret it

  • Reply Abigail Dunn June 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I watched this video while drinking milk…

  • Reply Cyberness Cupcake June 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    The way you draw baby seals is adorable!!

  • Reply CatyFoox June 29, 2019 at 7:30 am

    So We are all Vampires?!

  • Reply Isaac Perez Ramos June 30, 2019 at 12:57 am

    we can concider us vampire

  • Reply Oun Meiyang July 1, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Me: watching this
    Me: oh yeee I’m holding milk right now throw away BYEEEEEEEEE

  • Reply Ma NIGGA July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Nobody cares about this stupid vegan extrimist propaganda,hahahha! You can't scare a real meat lover! Grass eater!

  • Reply wiLLiam July 2, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    oh fuck really

  • Reply Tex July 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Remember kids, drink milk to make your bones strong, if it’s not strong I will break them
    Srry

  • Reply Sandra Monney July 4, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Well I happy I don't like it

  • Reply Team Static July 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Vampire: I hate milk it taste weird
    Vampire: watches video
    Vampire :*chugs milk* this is delicious

  • Reply АльМарта July 5, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I’m a vampire… I mean, I did have doubts that I’m not human….this is PROOOOOOOF!!!😂😂

  • Reply Sophia Paredes July 9, 2019 at 9:08 am

    So basically what Brendon Urie was using in the milk fic is blood

    Dont look up milk fic, I WILL DESTROY YOUR MIND

  • Reply i like kittydog July 12, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    That means im a vampire xd

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  • Reply CalmManiX GMD July 15, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I will never see milk the same again

  • Reply fatimah anwaar July 16, 2019 at 9:49 am

    So those milkshakes from fast food chains were made from seal's milk?

  • Reply Depressed duck gameing July 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Don't support milk farms they practically in forcibly impregnate cows to make milk and they don't even stay with their babies for a full day and then they are taken away

  • Reply Assain Wolf July 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Then I shall make my wolf members try bunny milk and we shall jump high YAY

  • Reply Sweet Devil July 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Two different “teets”

  • Reply バナナAlex- July 22, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Thats it im just gonna eat bread and drink milk

  • Reply katie hodgson July 25, 2019 at 10:43 pm

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  • Reply Miss Cupcake July 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Guys we are livin vamp-human like bats lol XD

  • Reply Ali Hussein July 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    You Just Spoiled milk for me.

  • Reply ȚiganuDeLaColțDeStradă July 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    What the fuck is this?

  • Reply Kenndols Videos July 30, 2019 at 4:07 am

    So am I a vampire? For liking milk?

  • Reply SaberStrike1975 August 1, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Blood is just unfiltered milk

  • Reply skateMNvx1000 August 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

    learn something new everyday

  • Reply Earthworm Sally's cousin August 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    I saw the title and I was like “OH MY GOOOOOO-“

  • Reply Sachin Raghavan August 5, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I'm going to make a meme for deviantart that says "It's so easy to commit rape and child murder nowadays. Just buy a carton of milk!"

  • Reply Prathyush Singh August 8, 2019 at 12:52 am

    It is not blood, the glands are just taking the nutrients from blood not the blood…

  • Reply NateDawg August 8, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Just imagine someone pulling on your balls…

    yea

  • Reply TUNGSTEN 0340 August 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Atleast I know why vegans don't drink diary products

  • Reply Animal Jam Fun August 9, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    EWWW YOU MEAN MY FAVORITE DRINK IS BLOOD?! IM A VAMPIRE LIKE I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA🍷🍷🍷

  • Reply Liliana Walker August 10, 2019 at 2:32 am

    it’s not filtered blood. Filtered blood would be removing the nutrients from the blood and feeding the nutrient-free blood to the baby.

    It’s filtered nutrients. Removing the blood from the nutrients and feeding the blood-free nutrients to the baby.

    lol

  • Reply Lukeland August 14, 2019 at 9:53 am

    And Yet Cows Don't Get Anything In Return..

  • Reply Deborah Lancaster August 15, 2019 at 9:36 am

    By this retarded logic saliva, sweat, tears,and semen is also blood. Milk is made of proteins, butterfat, sugar, water, phosphates, and calcium. Water and sugar are it's most abundant ingredients.

  • Reply MartialVidz August 16, 2019 at 11:12 am

    From mother's milk as a baby 👶 to plant-based as an adult. Animal milk is for the infant of the animal. Stop drinking 🚫 Blood & pus

  • Reply Some stupid Person August 16, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    So we are all technically vampires

  • Reply Savior of the Scathed August 24, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Yeah this was a waste of time. Bye vegan.

    Sub to PewDiePie btw.

  • Reply cale cook August 26, 2019 at 2:45 am

    now you know what I want to try rabbits milk but also what about goats milk is it crazy or not because it's not on the chart you're doing in this video???

  • Reply GermanJourneys August 27, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I hate this, i will never drink milk the same again

  • Reply Cinnamon Panda August 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Pee is filtered blood too

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