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Why Don't Any Animals Have Wheels?

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Published on May 19, 2012

LINKS TO LEARN:

http://www.twitter.com/Tweetsauce
http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming
VSAUCE SHIRTS: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
music by http://www.Soundcloud.com/JAKECHUDNOW
intro animation by http://www.youtube.com/rickonami

"Big Dog" Crazy LEG Robot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBc...

Wheeled-Animal STRAIGHT DOPE: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/r...

Wheeled-Animal WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotating...

WHEEL SPIDER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4odlo...

Bacterial Flagellum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellu...

Wheel and Axel Animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfZvam...

LITTER: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter_(...)

Earliest evidence we have of humans using wheels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronocic...

Dawkins Wheeled-Animal Article: http://dlss.channelwood.org/private/e...

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Comments • 12,591

adribier
Why animals don't have wifi?
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Mustang Rt
Why animals don't have jet engines
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tanuss
Mustang Rt spiders have the web
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Malsy Pright
Walked up to my car yesterday and said "Thanks wheel, you're a great symbol of the fact that humans can cooperate and be unselfish. And as always, thanks for watching!" Then I got strange looks from my neighbors.
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Best Friend Venom
Nitro Indigo hhhh
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drag00n77
The real question is why don't any animals have tank treads?
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Revi M Fadli
+drag00n77 Nope, they can be moved by tiny legs, bristles, or simple undulations.
Pookie The Aardvark
+hugh stafford langan you got a problem with that?
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Carlos Mejia
the cat on the picture has wheels
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Jake Long
You don't say? It's like we clicked on the same video...
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Neon Tube
why don't they take the D.N.A from the wheel then inject it into an animal?
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Dousal Productions
Phoenix i only know what that is from the book Buddy
Phoenix
Rainbow Hyphen yes they do, if it's a Harley Davidson, it becomes a motorcycle
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Andy Pandy
I wish this chap had been my teacher at school.
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Winston Liu
+Ann Miller lol smae
Your Buddy Steve
I would've learned twice as much and had three times as many tests
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Naveek Darkroom
Will the wheel Slim Shady please stand up?
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ZeeboQ
Wheel the wheel Slim Shady please stand up?
Donald Lv
Will the wheel mom's spaghetti please vomit on his sweater already
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Shezza Bezza
I'm so weird when that guy kicked the robot dog I was like 'aww don't bully/hurt it"
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Lad Chancho
its a robot it doesnt have feelings or feel pain
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JiggidyJakes
ROLLING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
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Joseph Jimenez
Got places to go, gotta follow my rainbow Can't stick around, have to keep movin' on Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out Must keep on movin' ahead No time for guessin', follow my plan instead Trusting in what you can't see Take my lead, I'll set you free Follow me - set me free - trust me And we will escape from the city I'll make it through, follow - Follow me - set me free - trust me And we will escape from the city I'll make it through, prove it to you Follow me Danger is lurking around every turn Trust your feelings, gotta live and learn I know with some luck that I'll make it through Got no other options, only one thing to do I don't care what lies ahead No time for guessin', follow my plan instead Find that next stage no matter what that may be Take my lead, I'll set you free Follow me - set me free - trust me And we will escape from the city I'll make it through, follow - Follow me - set me free - trust me And we will escape from the city I'll make it through, prove it to you Follow me Follow me I'll make it through, Oh, yeah.
Anna Rule
+Liam O'Connor IS LIGHT SPEED FAST ENOUGH FOR YA!?
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