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Where Do Domestic Cats Come From?

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Do you give ancient Egypt credit for the domestication of cats? That’s what many people think! But, with some new evidence, it seems that cats became our cuddly counterparts a little further east and because of an emerging pest problem. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Bryce Daifuku, Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/were-cats-domesticated-more-once http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/12/when-cats-became-comrades http://www.pnas.org/content/111/1/116 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-house-cats-158390681/?no-ist http://www.pnas.org/content/111/48/17230.abstract http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/11/genes-turned-wildcats-kitty-cats http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/07/cat_domestication_debate_over_hunting_tameness_docility_affection_feral.html http://www.livescience.com/48696-origins-of-cat-domestication.html http://science.sciencemag.org/content/317/5837/519 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147295 Images: Egyptian Tomb Carvings: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarcophagus_of_Prince_Thutmose%27s_cat_by_Madam_Rafa%C3%A8le.jpg Bastet:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bastet_Istanbul_museum.JPG Fertile Crescent: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fertile_Crescent_map.png African Wild Cat: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AfricanWildCat.jpg Wild Cat 2: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felis_Lybica_Sarda_05.JPG Leopard Cat: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard_Cat_Tennoji.jpg Leopard Cat Night: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard_cat_India.jpg
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S C (1 день назад)
At times I assumed my cat was from hell. Especially when I catch him destroying the toilet paper, and instead of stopping he does it faster.
Gigi Hadid (11 дней назад)
Cats are aliens in disguise
THEKING SILVERADO (16 дней назад)
I always thought my cat was related to Sylvester.. Now I have proof...
Curtis Barker (24 дня назад)
Well you should know the house cats were brought here by the Aliens &or Angels that built the pyramids all over the world Some Alien brought them over on a Space ship LoL no seriously though House cats are the pets of Aliens. They came here to Take over the viral internet video posts
Designer ProPHECY (1 месяц назад)
Amercians don't speak anything except butts and shits. Turned me off at the beginning. bye.
Ken O (1 месяц назад)
Can you answer this cat question? Why do cats want to rub their heads on you, and why do they want to have the top of their heads and cheeks rubbed?
Ebrahim Kakhi (1 месяц назад)
Cats are aliens In disguise 🤣
PewDiePie v (1 месяц назад)
Cat dont eat mouse anymore lol
Shea Goff (1 месяц назад)
My cat hates the laser and doesn’t cuddle or purr very much.
Ed Camp (1 месяц назад)
I love cats their so beautiful and caring ..
Mohamed Mo (1 месяц назад)
I have 5 cat. Before I had 6 because 2 died then 1 died
Jamee Choi (2 месяца назад)
OMG so I am not crazy. They are getting more and more affectionate by generation
Levi Fromme (2 месяца назад)
Mark Damen (2 месяца назад)
have you never heard the tale of the cat?
JJAden J (2 месяца назад)
*Aliens Meme*. I mean, look at how cats act. "Oh, you want me to come over there and get pets?" (Turns around and shows you its' butthole)
Steven Brown (2 месяца назад)
I'm pretty sure my cat originated from a mental ward... And left her brain there when she escaped.
ATL (2 месяца назад)
My house's previous owner had 20 cats and yet when I moved in there was a serious rodent infestation so based on experience... I'm having a tough time with this video's theory.
MilkPudding (2 месяца назад)
"..... and were fluffy and cute.“ This seems like the only reason lol
Audrey the cat nerd (2 месяца назад)
We’re only to the title and you’re already wrong. Cats domesticated US, lol
MiguelPpM (2 месяца назад)
One thing cool about dogs is we domesticated them while cats domesticated us.
GalloViking (2 месяца назад)
The norwegian forest cat is still very similar to its wild self (not created through breeding), so they might be a good research candidate? These fluffies were used by vikings to hunt rats on their boats with a lot of success.
Meme Lord0121 (2 месяца назад)
my cat dose not lick its own bum thanks
Tree (2 месяца назад)
There is actually a legend which "explains" how cats came to Cyprus. According to that Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine the great, came to the island due to a storm.I don't remember where she was heading to but she had to stop to the island. There she saw that the island was suffering because of the drought and a lot of snakes were there too. So after she left they sent a ship full of cats to kill and eat the snakes to help the people there.
Keagan Reetz (2 месяца назад)
So we didn't domesticated cat cat domesticated their selves
Lord Blondie Wise (3 месяца назад)
0:32 I had a cat in 2000 though...
Pablo garcia (3 месяца назад)
These comments are gold
Adam Spencer (3 месяца назад)
Or rather cats domesticated us lol
jonny pepperston (3 месяца назад)
best cat video on you tube
Avidcomp (3 месяца назад)
My favourite thing I've ever heard. "The rise of cat videos was practically inevitable" - Well, that answers the big question then doesn't. The answer isn't "42", it's that phrase. Now we know the purpose of the universe. All things have jostled together amidst the trembles and fusions of universal time for the single purpose that cute kitty films can be. Now, mankind's purpose is to make lots more.
POVadventure (3 месяца назад)
Wrong cats are demons sent from hell to lull people into a false sense of security and turn them into the most evil type pf person there is. A cat person.
Dissident X (3 месяца назад)
I for one welcome our feline overlords.
Quibblet (3 месяца назад)
Upon first seeing a cat as a toddler, my instinct was to go over to it and pet it, the furry thing was so intriguing. Did the human race's genetic code also change to be more open to cuddly, aesthetically pleasing animals as well?
Manga Mane (3 месяца назад)
That nerve change was for them not to step on the Quran.
The Strayfer (3 месяца назад)
"One Hypothesis is....." "We think....." "A bunch of American Universities......" "Probably domestic cat bones"? Why would you even quote that? All conjecture . Wild animals cant and wont domesticate themselves. I say this because you provided very little proof of this beyond guessing....weak argument.
Trevor Kent (3 месяца назад)
Cats basically trained us by adapting to be lovable and cute to get what they wanted. Masters of manipulation, those kitties. XD
Torbjörn Lekberg (3 месяца назад)
So, cats did somthing similar to dogs.
Ian M (4 месяца назад)
Humans domesticated dogs. Cats domesticated humans
Dmula610 (4 месяца назад)
Wild cats coming to your doorstep trying to be buddy buddy with you for food is how they were domesticated.Sounds about right,actually is how my 2nd cat became our 2nd cat 🤯
Greedy Boi (4 месяца назад)
but the Bible says that our earth is 6000 years old
Pampos Pampou (4 месяца назад)
They were domesticated in Cyprus .
Twisted monk (4 месяца назад)
I hate you😢😭
Hoji Scott (4 месяца назад)
From the island of Domestica
WeirdWorld (4 месяца назад)
Cody Hines (4 месяца назад)
I sometimes see this cat wandering around the backlot of my workplace. Pretty sure he's not domesticated because he is terrified of people and will NOT let you get close to him. On the other hand we acquired our current cat when we found him lurking around the trashcans at Fingerlakes state park near midnight in 2004 and we gave him cheese. He was sleeping on me by the next day. :D
Ted Phillips (4 месяца назад)
Keep in mind "genus" was a projection we imposed to help us make sense of the world. It is not an absolute construct.
LorenzAssassin 1O1 (4 месяца назад)
Are cats oceoleta like in minecraft you tame them and they become cats
DATING HARLEY QUINN (4 месяца назад)
Where Do Domestic Cats Come From? HELL.........! End off.
Steven K (4 месяца назад)
Benjamin Stevens (4 месяца назад)
There is a possibility that more ancient domestic cat origins still may manifest. It would be interesting to trace the genome of cats to find out if there was any successful interbreeding of various self-domesticated/ing cats from disparate locals.
Eman Name (4 месяца назад)
I love cats :) :) :) They're good people.
mary sunshine (5 месяцев назад)
Only thing crazier than a cat is a squirrel. Uncle earl was right.
Rob Rosen (5 месяцев назад)
Have there been any meaningful studies on the genome of Crazy Cat Ladies? I wonder when they first appeared and how far back can they be traced. Is there any evidence of continuing evolution,or is the behaviour and development static?
weehawk (5 месяцев назад)
1:28 I was in the waiting room of my local vet several years ago when a woman brought in a cat with no carrier, no box, no harness, not even a pillowcase. The cat promptly freaked out and bit the woman all over her hands and wrists. The cat was quite easily contained in one of those disposable cardboard carriers, but the woman needed to go to the ER to get antibiotic shots for her hands.
jacky zhu (5 месяцев назад)
ken winston (5 месяцев назад)
I'm always amused when she turns up her nose at food when I know where her nose has been.
Robert Snider (5 месяцев назад)
Of course cat videos were inevitable. Cats are hilarious. They have NO SHAME at all.
Ben Tarr (5 месяцев назад)
Laser pens aren't actually good toys for cats and dogs. They have a psychological need to catch their prey, and feel it under the paws and whiskers. Not doing so can annoy them and stress them out.
Bobby Girl (5 месяцев назад)
Cats are independent thinkers and won't submit to humans. They demand respect . They are cool and you're cool if you can hang with a cat
Christian Morales (5 месяцев назад)
I hate cats. They're killing the small wildlife in my area. I actually hate people who don't take enough care of their cats and allow them to go wild.
WCUK Radio (5 месяцев назад)
wild cat, domestic cat, It's all dinner to the Chinese.
Jacob Black (5 месяцев назад)
Cat are the best how doesn't love cats!
Turtlee (5 месяцев назад)
We didn't domesticate cats, cats domesticated us.
Phil Heaton (5 месяцев назад)
Domesticated cat parents. Duh.
Christopher Brunty (5 месяцев назад)
Silly humans we all know the real question is when cats dominated humans
Emmanuel Chua (5 месяцев назад)
one the most informative vid on cat domestication I've watched so far. great work! 😊
Terncote (6 месяцев назад)
They came from domestic pussies?
Pașca Alexandru (6 месяцев назад)
Nope. You've got it soooo wrong. Cats domesticated humans, not themselves or the other way around.
jb (6 месяцев назад)
Please get him a glass of water.
Bobby Johnson (6 месяцев назад)
Everyone know cats came from hell
adam burdt (6 месяцев назад)
I don't think anyone has ever been around cats. They go wild in ONE generation. And will literally bite the hand that feeds them. Even if your domestic cat has kittens you can put them in a barn And then check on them and they will hate you. There's a few week window after they're born you MUST handle them before they become irredeemable
Funke Motor (6 месяцев назад)
Mine came from a box in my driveway. He's owned me for 8 years now.
BornSerious (6 месяцев назад)
Nasty animals, cats.
Flat FlatSpin (6 месяцев назад)
lidette711 (6 месяцев назад)
My cats only like me when they're hungry. Once they're full, they find a pillow or a soft mat, and sleep. :D
eternal8song (7 месяцев назад)
as I was watching this my tortie cat came over and snuggled with me. however it happened, I'm glad they got domesticated somehow.
The God Emperor of Mankind (7 месяцев назад)
When a daddy cat and a mommy cat love each other very much...
Luis Fernando (7 месяцев назад)
leopard cat, wow I want it as pet now.
Glenn Griffon (7 месяцев назад)
As I have always said for all of my life "No human being has *ever* adopted a cat. Cats adopt people. That's how it is, that's how it has always been since the beginning of time." And this true. Cat's domesticated themselves. We did not adopt the cat, the cat adopted us.
ProgHead777 (7 месяцев назад)
2:12 "Which kind of means, that the rise of cat videos..." ...was part of the cats' plan all along. All those conspiracy theorists out there scared of alien lizard people? Yeah, it ain't the lizards you should worry about... ^joke
ProgHead777 (7 месяцев назад)
So did Felis sylvestris get it's name from Sylvester the Cat from Loony Tunes, or vice versa? Maybe you think that's a dumb question, but since there are definitely species out there today which were officially, scientifically named after the likes of Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson, I really don't think it's a dumb question.
Khalil Razak (7 месяцев назад)
Cats are the cutest, cuddliest, snuggle fur baby's.
bobby wright (7 месяцев назад)
Oh god!! They thought they would’ve eaten cats?! That’s some old world form of hungry desperation!
bobby wright (7 месяцев назад)
Sure seems like the island of Cyprus is where a lot of archaeological discoveries are made?
Gideon Young (7 месяцев назад)
Can a person who’s deathly allergic to cats own a cat and eventually grow immune to cat allergies? (I’m a cat person who’s allergic to cats :( )
Brook (7 месяцев назад)
Chinese eat cats NOPE!!
BornSerious (6 месяцев назад)
Brook No, the Chinese don't eat cats; they only serve them.
pistol pete (7 месяцев назад)
Cats >>>> dumbass dogs any day
Lucas Williams (7 месяцев назад)
I thought Bengal cat breed came from the leopard cat?
biggrigga (7 месяцев назад)
So what happened to the domesticated leopard-cats ?
sarmistha khatua (7 месяцев назад)
this is the purr-fect food to feed my brain♡
Joseph Kepler (7 месяцев назад)
If cats were domesticated outside of Egypt, they cannot have been too common. Translations from the hieroglyphs tell us that it was a crime to export cats & occasionally, military expeditions were launched for the explicit purpose of returning domestic cats to the Two Lands.
The Solemn Nut (7 месяцев назад)
Cat choose their species partner. 🤔
Der Rabbit (7 месяцев назад)
Maybe different cats came from different domestication dates
KeineAhnung (7 месяцев назад)
where is Olivia?😭
Socrates Raramuri (7 месяцев назад)
"by this time we think humans had domesticated other animals"? Have you READ Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs & Steel?! 30 domesticated animals came from this region!!!... Kinda throws a wrench in yer presuppositions, don't it...
Jeffrey Tan (7 месяцев назад)
Need a cull control on these cute animal in disguise they are the worst invasive species in the world .
BornSerious (6 месяцев назад)
Jeffrey Tan Absolutely right!
Johnny Favorite (8 месяцев назад)
I had always assumed that a portal to hell opened and out they came...
Tuhin Bagh (8 месяцев назад)
Hank you getting chubby 😂
Chucky chucky (8 месяцев назад)
Which became a heaven for all those pesky feminists hahahaha :p
Mariano Ntrougkas (8 месяцев назад)
james (8 месяцев назад)
I'm a dog person who just watched a cat video. My dog is going to bite my ass!😭

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