Top 10 Animal POWER MOVES

Good morning, Hank, it’s Wednesday. Great top ten list on Monday; today, it’s time for my top ten list:
Top Ten Animal Power Moves! …God, I love power moves. Power move number ten belongs to the Bombardier beetle. Hank, when the Bombardier beetle is threatened, it turns around and sprays boiling hot acid
out of its butt! Power move number nine: giraffes. You know how I love giraffes, Hank. Giraffes are like the Chuck Norris of the
animal kingdom. When they roundhouse kick you,
you forget what time it is. A giraffe kick has been known to
decapitate a lion! Power move number eight, and one of my personal favorites, comes from Cantor’s giant softshell turtle. Now, Hank, we know
the power move for regular turtles: it’s their hard green shells, and we know the power move for red turtles: it’s their heat-seeking red shells. But the power move for a softshell turtle
is motionlessness. Yes, Hank, Cantor’s softshell turtle covers
himself with sand in a riverbank
and then sits completely still for twenty-three and a half hours a day,
moving only when something crosses his path that he can eat. That actually sounds a lot like my life, only Cantor’s softshell turtle gets to live
on the beach and I have to live in Indianapolis. Power move number seven belongs to Trichobatrachus Robostus, which is a frog, and when he’s threatened he breaks a bone in his own foot
and then uses the bone fragment from his compound fracture
as a claw to stab you! Power move number six is the cuttlefish. So, Hank, cuttlefish can turn into crazy colours. They can light up blue and green
and orange and yellow, and they’ll swim over to some prey,
and they’ll start lighting up, as if to say, “Here’s the party! Check it out!
I’m a disco ball! Come and party with me! This is a crazy rave! OH WAIT! You just got eaten.” Power move number five: baby potato beetles. Hank, grown-up potato beetles have hard shells, which makes it harder for predators to eat them, but baby potato beetles don’t. Fortunately, they have poisonous poop. It’s so rare in life that the word ‘fortunately’
precedes the words ‘they have poisonous poop.’ So what the baby potato beetles do is they poop and then they cover
their whole bodies in that poisonous poop to discourage predators. Power move! Power move number four: Mabra elephantophila. Hank, we all know that
elephants have awesome power moves like stomping and painting pictures, but I would argue that the moth Mabra elephantophila has an even better power move, which is feasting on the tears of elephants. Yes, Hank, there is a moth that gets most of its sustenance from eating elephant tears, and when the elephants aren’t crying
enough on their own, the moth will go in and scratch at their eyes to make them cry more. Power move number three:
the Australian funnel-web spider. Hank, everybody in America is so afraid of
Black Widow spiders, but funnel-web spiders in Australia are like
for real with their power moves. For instance, they’re very aggressive, and
their fangs can shoot through human fingernails. [Cell phone rings] …That’s so scary, someone had to
call me about it. Power move number two: the duck billed platypus. Hank, not only are platypi one of the very
few mammals that lay eggs, they also have a sixth sense – no joke –
called ‘electrolocation.’ Platypi can use their fat little bills to
sense electromagnetic fields, which means that the moment one of their predators moves a muscle – literally contracts a muscle – the platypi knows which direction
that muscle is headed. It’s like a literal superpower, only it’s contained
inside of a glorified beaver. And Hank, my number-one power move in the
animal kingdom goes to camponotus saundersi, a carpenter ant. So, Hank, when this ant is in a fight and he notices that he’s going to lose,
instead of like fighting to the death or whatever, he gets as close to his prey as possible,
and then blows himself up. These ants have these poisonous glands that
run the entire length of their body, and when they realize
they’re about to lose a fight, they contract their abdominal muscles so intensely
that their entire body explodes, sending the poison flying. Nerdfighters, I can’t wait to read your favorite animal power moves in the comments. It’s been fascinating to read about all of the diseases that you have. Hank, I will see you and
your last top ten list on Friday; don’t forget to be awesome.


  1. Cristina April 12, 2016 at 3:04 am

    he was so excited about the poisonous poop.

  2. No this is Patrick April 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I like when Pikachu uses Thundershock

  3. Roshan Thomas April 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    1:00 So like a Kimimaro frog?

  4. Donald Schmidt May 2, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Male platypus power move: heel kick with a venomous spur. Ouch!

  5. GlobalTheater May 2, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Looks like suicide bombers have some real competition.

  6. Olivia Rose May 3, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Australian red back female spiders are much larger than the males and in order to mate, each male one by one sacrifices himself to her and they mate whilst simultaneously she eats him

  7. Mudkipdavid May 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm


  8. Chinmaya Nagpal May 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    humans speak

  9. hylke45 May 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    My favourite power move is that humans under pressure to do things can procrastinate entire days by watching videos on youtube

  10. Vaughn Holmes May 28, 2016 at 5:34 am

    2 of top 3 from Australia. And yes funnel webs are like super scary. That ant though

  11. Pratik Chavan May 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    i find it very creepy that john is smiling very creepily while talking about tears of elephants.

  12. Fungamerplays June 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    This video is so old, it asks for a rating, IN STARS freaking STARS!

  13. Rabin June 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    windows movies makes is a good software to edit a video.

  14. Here There Be Nerds July 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Carpenter ants are voltorbs?

  15. Suyono Liu July 10, 2016 at 5:09 am

    the carpenter ant sounds like ISIS

  16. matt horseman July 12, 2016 at 12:10 am

    What he didn't mention is that the male platypus has a venomous spur on its hind legs.The venom is not lethal to humans. However, it produces excruciating pain that can last for weeks that may be intense enough to incapacitate the victim! What?! Platypus venom has been known to kill dogs, (don't bring your dogs to Australia) fuck you Johnny Depp, dog smuggler)), however the venom of one of the most deadly spiders the funnel web has little effect on them.

  17. Llamamall July 12, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    It's like a watchmojo video, but informative.
    And interesting.
    And with personality.

  18. notquitesureyet July 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    what about the crocodile's death roll

  19. Jetoler July 27, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Of course the spider that has sharp fangs is from australia… Of course… Fucking Australia… FUCK!

  20. sghaier mohamed July 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    clickbaity title

  21. Justin Campbell August 18, 2016 at 1:46 am

    sounds like a trailer for an excellent movie. "John had it all. the wife, the great job and an extra kick in his step. until John met Steve, who began to ruin everything that John took for granted. Fortunately, John has poisonous poop"

  22. erica August 19, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    First video of theirs I watched

  23. Jared Greenwald August 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Horse power move: able to kill a human in one single fuck

  24. Jordan Cochran September 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    It's called a mongoose. They eat King cobra snakes.

  25. Micah Pheonix September 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

    the boomslang's (snake) venom thins your blood to the point you bleed through your skin

  26. SeverMetal September 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Not 'platypi'! 'Platypodes' or 'platypuses'.

  27. Constance Wang September 25, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Giraffes are badass when they hit other things with there neck.

  28. Constance Wang September 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Animals are the coolest.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿต๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ

  29. Matthew Kuzik October 10, 2016 at 4:53 am

    why so many dislikes?????

  30. Prophetic ShadeZ October 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    calling a platapus a glorified beaver is like saying a possum is not cute, only true if you dont know about their poison foot, and marsupial status

  31. Joshua Harman October 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Now I kinda want to play some kind of animal combat game. haha

  32. Benjamin Noe October 30, 2016 at 5:05 am

    hes so enthusiastic! it awesome!

  33. Blue Patch1413 November 29, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Hillary supporters riot in the streets , and call themselfs Anti-TRUMP XD

  34. HappyFeet December 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    A platypus has a mangeckyo sharingan in his bill

  35. Umer Ahmed December 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    why does he keep saying the name Hank..?

  36. AzureAnie December 23, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Almost dabbed at 1:54

  37. Squirrel January 4, 2017 at 11:06 am

    "It's like a literal superpower, only it's contained inside of a glorified beaver." ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. huffalmighty January 9, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Human Power move: NUCLEAR MISSILES

  39. Flying Cabbage January 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I rated 5 stars

  40. The Primal Earth February 8, 2017 at 3:36 am

    pistl shrimp can produce a blast as hot as the sun but ya know explosions and poisinous poop are way cooler, i mean its only 27 million degrees f

  41. Em February 17, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Oh goodness. A soft shelled turtle. Otherwise known as a thing I did not need.

  42. Not Gay March 4, 2017 at 5:37 am

    What it's like to be an ant.

    Baby ant: Mom what happened to dad?

    Mom ant: Well billy you see he was walking around then a beetle tried to mug him so in retaliation your dad exploded. That beetle was stunned….

  43. The Comment March 7, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Wait, does everyone have poisonous poop? if you eat it you will be sick or maybe even die so it's poison.

  44. Megan Gawthorpe April 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Allan's snackbar ant

  45. Jesse Saturn May 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm


  46. Kathryn Butler May 4, 2017 at 3:40 am

    There's a lizard that can shoot blood out of it's eyes when it feels threatened. This startles whatever is attacking it and allows the lizard to escape.

  47. ycnexu May 9, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Can I please see power move No1 on video somewhere? Oh, an a giraffe kicking the fucking HEAD off the LION.

  48. doubleplusgoodful May 14, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Top power move in the animal kingdom: those weird bipeds with the ability to imagine themselves and others has having nuanced and complex interior lives which inform their exterior actions.

  49. clare May 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Moths are like emo butterflies.

  50. Portentous Lad May 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Today I learned something. I learned I will never ever EVER! go to Australia. Sorry guys down there but you live in a terrible horrible place that no one should ever have the misfortune to live in. Just kidding I guess you can avoid those spiders.

    Of all the animals humans have erased from the face of the earth why not those god damned hell spawns!???
    Yes, I hate spiders.

  51. aryamanW June 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Why can't i find any footage of an exploding ant?!

  52. bp92221 June 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    what about the platapus' venomous foot spike? its kind of like a fang on the hind legs almost like another claw, except it injects vemon. as far as i know its generally not lethal to humans but it can take down large predators up to small crocodiles

  53. ChakraBoomerang July 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Crazy that this is old enough to have star ratings. At least it is not the side bar. I feel so old at the ripe old age of early twenties.

  54. Lilly Fitz July 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm


  55. Jabberwocky Draco July 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Suzumi Bachi
    they keep Godzilla at bay.

  56. tarquinnff3 August 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Spider-Man's got nothing on Platypus-Man.

  57. Rickey Barnes August 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    It's not platypi it's platypodes.

  58. N. D. August 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Me love Australia. My mom is from there

  59. Daniel Binyamin Ingold October 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    When I was little I had a stuffed animal that was a ferret and I called it "platapusy"

  60. Marie Labedz October 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    10M views wow

  61. Leo Raksin November 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I have another animal power move, humans can procrastinate for hours watching youtube

  62. Leroy D. Griffin November 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Do more than talk and show pictures, try showing actually videos of what you talk about

  63. NoneOfYour Beeswax December 16, 2017 at 4:19 am


  64. babw16 December 17, 2017 at 3:18 am


  65. Michelle Holland December 18, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I thought this said power movies and I thought it was going to be a list of movies that empowered animals to be themselves and follow their dreams in a world that doesnโ€™t respect them

    Edit: this is better

  66. Kirby Burgess December 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    2:38 the facade is broken!!! He blinks! He blinks!

  67. Rachel January 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Ahhh nearly 8 years later and still WONDERFUL

  68. J Hales January 7, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    If someone even implied they would beak their own leg bone, rip it out and stab me, I would cover myself in my own poop.

  69. Sidney Golbitz February 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    This is the kind of quality content I expect.

  70. Kent J March 29, 2018 at 1:39 am

  71. Ana Lukลกiฤ‡ April 4, 2018 at 7:33 am

    John looks so much happier….

  72. pissmints April 24, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    that one species of lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes? thats my favorite.

  73. William April 29, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Finish him

  74. Sonnenlein May 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Little did he know that his gesture at the end would be very famous in 2018…

  75. Madison Klein June 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Why does John look so awesome in the video?

  76. sheldon coppet July 4, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Black widows are awsome

  77. Sean Lutzke July 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I can confirm that poisonous poop is an effective deterrent to predators.

  78. girl what July 13, 2018 at 12:50 am

    This video aged amazingly

  79. no 1971 July 15, 2018 at 4:21 am


  80. Mushahid Hussain July 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Allah o Akbar!

    And blows itself up.

  81. Eve Lyn July 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    1:04 thatโ€™s Izuku midoriya lmao

  82. Connor Waud July 27, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I like the other platypus power move stabbing with venomous spurrs that can leave predators in sever pain for days itโ€™s like you thought only snakes where Venmo use and then bam!!

  83. BoBoMosasaur August 11, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Platypi also have venomous ankle barbs

  84. DJAfroKid August 28, 2018 at 9:00 pm


  85. Mariyam October 7, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I was at a Hank's book signing today, in Bellingham, and now I'm home and watching this. I was in the SEVENTH grade when John uploaded this.

    It's so pure and joyful and it's like I'm in a time machine and it's giving me some of that unadulterated happiness back. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  86. Aniruddha Bagchi December 11, 2018 at 5:58 am

    A Suicide Bomber Ant ??!? What ?!?

  87. Noe Potvin January 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Oh thats how supposed to use my currently broken foot. No one in the hospital told me that.

  88. Space Dragon January 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I mean it in the fondest sense possible when I say:

  89. Pearl February 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    He seems so passionate about her it

  90. Xin Chen April 21, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Why does this man remind me of Zefrank?

  91. Rasul Ustarkhanov August 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    ะœะพะน ะผะพะทะณ ะฝะต ัƒัะฟะตะฒะฐะตั‚ ะฟะตั€ะตะฒะพะดะธั‚ัŒ ั‚ะตะทะธัั‹….

  92. Bjรถrn Andersson August 19, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    A video of a person who talks about things animals do, not showing anything of value. He just talks..

  93. Theodore Bugsby August 27, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Obnoxious dude.

  94. Auracle September 7, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    12,000 potato beetle predators disliked this video

  95. Declan Kuta September 10, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Holy shit, this was so great. BOMBADIER ANT uses SELF-DESTRUCT!

  96. JokerCrowe September 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I wonder if this video was the video that inspired Tierzoo? :p

  97. Alyssa Dillon October 17, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    The platypus evolved their power move in order to navigate murky water.

  98. Influx27 November 10, 2019 at 12:48 am

    My favorite power move is Pronghorns' ability to run. Out of all creatures on this Earth, they can run the fastest for the longest.

  99. Nate Venarske November 17, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I might add Pteronura brasiliensis, a species of otter that reaches 7 feet and routinely kills and eats both caiman and anaconda.
    Portia spiders are also probably up there, but that's more intelligence.
    Asian Giant Hornets that can decapitate hundreds of bees an hour are pretty hardcore as well, but maybe not as much as Toe Biters, which regularly eat snakes in the wild.

  100. Yuval Nehemia November 24, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Yes, YouTube algorithm. This 9 years old video is exactly what I need to watch right now.

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