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Jaguars, as British people like to call them are pound for pound the big cats with biggest bite; the most force. They have more bite force behind their cute little face fluffsthan tigers, than lions, than a big cat that rhymeswith big bears, oh my. And with that bite force,they use it to feed on the caiman alligator. How can a big cat bite into an alligator? Well, the jaguars, the jaguars they bite right behind the eyes of the caiman so hard that it goes through their skull, and into their brain. Jaguars bite so hardthat they bite brains, and it paralyzes the caiman,and then they drag it out of the river, and they feed on it.

How metal is that? And, jaguars, among other large cats, have really big toe beans,and I wanna touch them; touch their pads, but theywon't let me cause I'd die. (up beat electronic music) Hello, and welcome to another edition of Because Science Footnotes, the show where I take your comments,questions, and corrections from the previous weeksnerdery on this channel, and address them, andhopefully bring our ship of the imagination to someother interesting place just like in Cosmos. Every week I takecorrections, and questions about the cosmos, and about humans, and I translate them for being like a cool chill bro.

That's a woke Carl Sagan,pretty woke dude anyway, but, but, because of San Diego ComicCon which I am at all week, I have to film this episodebefore the next episode of Because Science comes out, or came out, so I am not going to take any comments, or questions, or corrections on the You Do Not WantInvisibility episode, I am sorry, I will still read them though. Instead for this edition of Footnotes, I'm gonna look at all of the comments, and questions that I haven't been able to get to that are kind of miscellaneous, and don't relate to any specific episode, so that you are stillheard by me, or read. And besides, I'm sure thatthere are no real corrections on the Invisibility episode. I'm sure I nailed it. Boom. So what did you have to say across a non-specific time period?

Our first comment comes fromKassiani Austin who says, Thanks, I contractually have to. Also, if you were ina void, you would die, and our closest analog to a void if you can't find mind whichno one seems to be able to, then the closest analog is space, and in space there's almost nothing. No air, no gravity ifyou're not near something, there's always gravity. But what you would die offirst is oxygen deprivation, you would pass out in about 15 seconds, and then you would slowlysuffocate in your unconsciousness, and drift off into the hands of Morpheus. Not the Matrix character; the smarter one. And so you would diebasically by suffocating while unconscious in space, and then you would slowly freeze. And, really slowly.

It's hard for things in spaceto lose heat effectively, because it is justradiating out from the body. It is not being conducted,or convected away by air like it is on earth. So your body might notfreeze its skin for 24 hours even if you are out in space, but it wouldn't matter toyou because you would be (verbal sound effect) Oh also, do you recommendbecoming a science communicator? It's hard, it's a very niche job. I'm very luck I get to do it. Not many people with this passion get to do it like I do it,so I feel very fortunate. So what I would say to you is that if you are really,really passionate about it, and you love communicatingthings to people, and the universe is justso interesting to you that you have to let therest of the world know how cool it is, go for it. Try writing your own blog. It's free, and sharingit with your friends for a little while; startpitching articles to places. Try just recording videos on your phone, and sending them to your friends; asking them it they're anygood, and go from there, maybe you'll get lucky. Luck is a lot of it.

I got very lucky. If you're passionate, go for it. But if you're not feeling it, it's kind of a grind, sometimes, so. Oh no. Our next comment comes fromDinis Santiago who says, A lot of void questions. Well. It's hard to say. It doesn't seem like aninfinite void in all directions. Seems like there might besome kind of edge to it. Like the guy from U2. Imagine that, walking into a group of your friends, and beinglike, "No, I'm not Chris "anymore, I am The Edge." Who do you think you are? Someone incrediblytalented, and successful? Pfffft. Our next comment comesfrom Astoldoath, who says, Okay, so, things like life-force, and demons could exist, or maybe those monks justhad this flash paper that you can get for five bucks.

I usually go with the simpler explanation, which is magic trick, not fire demons. And if that is what youbelieve, that's fine. Just think, consider what is more likely. I think it's having access to flash paper, or a good editor like this. See? No demon as far as I know. Like Burt Wonderstone. (active breathing) Is this your card? Not even a card was it? Nope, flame, poof. Our next comment comesfrom Doctor Cthulhu, praise be his name, who says, Look, Doctor. Where did you get your degree? Anyway, I would love tofulfill all these requests, but I just I just don't have the time to do every, hi Monkey Bones! What up, girl? Bait, switchooo. Just for that I would love if every time I did this. If you get breakfast in the morning, and you're like, where's the dang for-- You know, butif you couldcontrol that at will, with the help of a demon,it would be pretty cool. I can't get a demon, becauseI sold my soul for this. Our next comment comes fromFacebook, and they say, "Anyway, love from Australia, mate." They didn't say that, but I did.

How was it? Indistinguishable? I know. Could you beat a zombie moreeasily if you were a boxer? Well, maybe if they're slow zombies. Fast zombies every oneis done for, I think. But slow zombies which already have in my estimation, in my theory. There's an episode that I did on it. They have more neurological damage already than a boxer may have might be able to put them down for the countso to speak pretty easily. Especially if you hadyour boxer's gloves on, I think we have this commonconception in our head that if you just punch with a bare fist, it's gonna do more damage,but there is some research to say that boxing withgloves is more dangerous for boxers, because you're punching harder without fearing damaging your hand. And so you're landing more blows in less time with more force. So a boxer with, comingout of their house, roar. Time to get these zombies. With their boxing gloveson might do a decent job. If you go for the head, or the body shot, but they don't need their kidneys. So, if a zombie is stillneurologically functioning somewhat, it's moving its body, then if you deliver knockout punch?

Yeah, I could see it working. So, strap up your gloves. Is that what they say? And beat them zombies. Our next comment comesfrom David Britt who says, Well as Timothy Ross addsto this comment, he says, But let's say that she could. Then yes, controlling wasps I think would be far more, ho, yeah, if you could control wasps, I would be very, very afraid of you; much more so if you could control ants. Ants have to, first ofall, can only operate on two dimensions. They have to walk everywhere. Wasps can fly, and outof the three insects at the top of the sting-pain index scale, two of them are wasps, one ofthem is like this big across, and when it stings you, theperson who made this scale says, "You should just lay on theground, and start screaming." That's how bad it is. And if you summoned a whole hoard of those at me, and they canfly many miles per hour that I cannot run. I'd be terrified of you. Some ants can fly, butthe ones that do don't have the same stingingcapabilities as the ones highest up on the scale.

The wasp could controlgiant Asian hornets, and they're the size of humming birds, and all they do is go around decapitating entire colonies of bees. It'd be terrifying. Sometimes they're calledJapan's deadliest animal. Not the ant. Fire ants are actuallypretty low on the scale. Our next comment comes fromAussie Viking II, who says, Or living inside anexistential crisis, rather. Well it's-- (eerie, increasingly tense music) Awe, god. Our next comment comes from super-nerd,TheAthiestPaladin, who says, referring back to my Ant-Man episode that, Now this is assumingthat Ant-Man's biology when he scales up doesn't change which I think is a decent assumption, but not all signals travel asslowly as some pain signals at two feet per second. So I think his reaction timewould be a little bit faster than what you mentioned,Paladin, but it still would be, yes, slow, at the extremities of his body. It would kinda be like this.

Hey. Which obviously is ridiculous. That was a good comment, butthe best nerdiest comment that I got while siftingthrough all of my notifications this week for this filming, I got to get to Krackers on ice who says, What I really like aboutthis comment is it lead me down a rabbit hole scientific curiosity. Now, you might think thatif you just compress a gas, the molecules, or the atomswould get close enough together that they will change phase, and go from a gaseous state to aliquid state to a solid state, but that's not always the case. In fact, when you haveto liquefy most gases, you also have to change the temperature. And if you think aboutthat, it makes sense. If you have moleculesinside of some volume as you compress them, theregonna be bouncing more, and more against the walls of that chamber which increase the temperature. So they're gonna resist changinginto that different phase. So what you have to do,if you want to liquefy air for example, which we can do, is first cool it way down, likenegative 200 degree Celsius, and then compress it withenormous compression. And then, air itselfcan liquefy, so Vegeta inside his gravity chamber, even at 400 G, even if that was providingenough weight to the air that it would compress itself,and it would have a lot of pressure at the bottom of it like in our atmosphere for example.

It still wouldn't liquefybecause it would have to be so cold that Vegeta would be frozen. It'd be like being inspace, and we all know that only Frieza can survive in space, and his dad, King Cooler, c'mon. Kakarot. Range. So congratulations, Krackers on ice, you indeed are a super nerd. Ginyu Force. Now if you are already subscribed to alpha@projectalpha.com,you already know what the next episode ofBecause Science is going to be, because you've already seen it. You got it two daysearlier than anyone else, and you got to see other premium content that's on Alpha like Natural Selection which is a fun debateshow that I'm doing now that sometimes streams to this channel, but you can watch it all on Alpha. It's me, and my friend, Dan Casey, we argue science versus fiction. It's a lot of fun, youshould check it out. But, if you have notsubscribe to Alpha just yet, the next episode ofBecause Science is going to be how far can Sauron see? Ooo, that's right, in this week's episode of Because Science, I'manswering a very silly question that no one asked, but myself. Which is if Sauron's giant all seeing eye as you see it at the top of Barad-Dur in the Lord of the Rings film franchise, if that eye was an actual giant eye, and saw like our eyes see, just how good would that vision be? Hint, it's better than elf eyes, literally. It is an incrediblesight that if you had it, you would keep it so close to you, you'd be so, you'd be so, precious.

If you, Gollum, then youwant to put a ring on it. So go watch the latestepisode Because Science if you haven't yet, and leaveme all of your comments, corrections, and questions. And maybe do a weird voice or two over at youtube.com/becausescience, facebook.com/becausescience,and @BecauseScience on Instagram and Twitter. Yep, you can do it, getthose comments nerdy. Make those comments nerdy,make them fresh, and wriggling. Range. Hey, and don't forget,there's about three pounds of bacteria inside of you, bye. 

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