True Facts: Stinkhorns

  • Published on Nov 20, 2019
  • Gleba.
    Dr. Kathie T. Hodge - Dr. Hodge was kind enough to spend time with me on the phone walking me through the incredible complexity of these creatures. She also granted me permission to use the Cornell time lapse footage.
    Stephen Thornton - - Stephen has captured amazing time lapses of the stinkhorn and it is very worthwhile to go to his channel and see them in their full glory.
    @freymanbg - freymanbg - amazing instagram featuring all sort of fungus and mushrooms.
    Gio Lopez - - Gio has a channel called Myco Gio on which he goes into lovely detail about mycology. His explanation of the stinkhorn was extremely helpful - as was the amazing footage.
    Cathy Whitfield - - Cathy is an amazing photographer and happened to train her eye on a stinkhorn egg!
    Rudi Langer - - Also a wonderful collection of colorful photography!
    Björn S... - - a wonderful collection of microscopy and wildlife!
    @mugrooms - mugrooms - Pictures of mushrooms and other fungi, as well as the occasional slime mold.
    Kent Loeffler - Kent was the original photographer for the Cornell timelapse!
    Jason Hollinger - - Incredible images of Lichen and other wonders.
    Arne Christensen - - wonderful collection of biology time-lapse and human anatomy.
    David Noble - - a traveler and wonderful videographer
    Bernard Spragg - - incredible photos, some of which Bernard has offered into the public domain
    Peter Kuttner - - channel featuring all sorts of biodiversity!
    @bealeiderman - bealeiderman - a collection of images that show the magic in your backyard!
    @myceliummagic - myceliummagic - adventures in the Australian rainforests!
    @mushrooms_inigo - mushrooms_inigo - featuring the mushrooms of Spain!
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Comments • 5 532

  • Egg walter
    Egg walter 3 hours ago

    Omagod, these mushrooms squirt cum

  • Wafflesmom ForLife
    Wafflesmom ForLife 6 hours ago

    What the hell did I just watch????

  • Lissie Lamb
    Lissie Lamb 7 hours ago

    Ew but also cool

  • Bonafide Slacker
    Bonafide Slacker 8 hours ago

    Emma's first word.

  • CallMeKes
    CallMeKes 11 hours ago

    Ya gotta do Woodpeckers man, they cushion their brains with their tongues!!

  • lelah
    lelah 13 hours ago


  • katy k
    katy k 16 hours ago

    Rick and morty is starting to make more sense.. Suddenly..

  • H. Lecture
    H. Lecture 19 hours ago

    You should do a True Facts about crows. Please and thanks.

  • Jo Lyn
    Jo Lyn Day ago

    Recommended by a friend who said you're hilarious but also interesting and informative. What he forgot to mention is the level of jukkyness I had to go thru watching this during breakfast🤣

  • David Z
    David Z Day ago


  • pretty tragity
    pretty tragity Day ago

    Looks like dick

  • Ramses Cooper
    Ramses Cooper Day ago +1

    I thought I saw a turtle shell breaking

  • Ross Smith
    Ross Smith Day ago

    He's a better narrator than Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman....

    But Jerry is on the fence about that...
    Among other things

  • Lisandre Gendron-Boilart

    Please do a true facts about geoducks!

  • Epic Dude 100
    Epic Dude 100 Day ago

    Can you do True Facts: Crocodile?

  • oldedude51
    oldedude51 Day ago

    I rather like the "Pseudo-Morgan Freeman" voice better. Please go back to doing the "Morgan Freeman/March of the Penguins" voice. I believe you should write that down. A PEN IS right next to you. You know where the PEN IS, so kindly write that down. "Morgan Freeman", okay? That's what that PEN IS for. Writing that down...

  • Buggeroff
    Buggeroff Day ago


  • Weey Tanpingco
    Weey Tanpingco Day ago

    Whahahhahah....shockingly funny at same time🤭🤭🤭

  • Anaya Hernandez
    Anaya Hernandez Day ago

    Fun fact it gives me Trypobia

  • mrgoodtime06
    mrgoodtime06 2 days ago

    I'm pretty sure the narrator of this video is a pedophile, and definitely a creep.

  • Big_glitch_06
    Big_glitch_06 2 days ago

    *gets The last of us flashbacks*

  • J_Bizzle _YoloGang
    J_Bizzle _YoloGang 2 days ago

    A pen is🤣🤣💀

  • cuttle fresh
    cuttle fresh 2 days ago

    isopods! please? it can be like like the polychete pals!

  • loveinspired7
    loveinspired7 2 days ago

    OMG, my skin has NEVER crawled so badly as it did in the first few seconds of this damned video!
    I had to take four decontaminating showers and a valium.

  • Mike
    Mike 2 days ago

    For me, it always pops up first thing in the morning when I wake up.

  • Miguel Gonzales
    Miguel Gonzales 2 days ago

    Coincidentally I just got an ad for "Frozen II" while watching this video.

  • Iain Cowell
    Iain Cowell 3 days ago

    Dang nature, you scary

  • Shee Fou
    Shee Fou 3 days ago

    Did y'all catch 1:45 to 1:58

  • Melsurigan
    Melsurigan 3 days ago +7

    "These insects are metal."

    Great, now flies are badass.

  • Ladylubber
    Ladylubber 3 days ago

    a game of *sport*

  • Rochelle Thomas
    Rochelle Thomas 3 days ago

    I can’t believe I just watched this whole video 😳🤦🏽‍♀️😩

  • siraj maolud
    siraj maolud 3 days ago

    Omg why arent these more frequently posted?

  • Vice TOLUCT
    Vice TOLUCT 3 days ago +1

    How to give people trypophobia in a nutshell!

  • Abhin Suresh
    Abhin Suresh 3 days ago

    I would like to hear the one about carnivorous caterpillars only found Hawai, please

  • Shannon LaCorte
    Shannon LaCorte 3 days ago +1

    Immature at times but interesting nonetheless

  • some boi on a planet

    The mushrooms look like penises

  • Thicc Sauce
    Thicc Sauce 3 days ago

    1:30 *thats a hard boner*

  • 420 420
    420 420 3 days ago

    the oosing slime from the tip... just spit it out🤣🤣🤣👍👌

  • Four Eyes
    Four Eyes 4 days ago

    True facts: penguins??

  • gregthestoner
    gregthestoner 4 days ago

    Just erecting my worm..

  • JackJackattack
    JackJackattack 4 days ago

    Ssooo why was this on my recommendations?

  • Bantiarna Mac Rághnaill

    That's rather disgusting, Jerry.

  • TheAxisbass
    TheAxisbass 4 days ago

    That is nightmarish

  • Mozarc2045 Mu
    Mozarc2045 Mu 4 days ago

    Zfrank is genius of imagination

  • Made_In_Murica
    Made_In_Murica 4 days ago

    I feel like I was watching the “Teddy has an Operation” video, but with more shrooms

  • Ernesto Flores
    Ernesto Flores 4 days ago

    Seriously interesting

  • Albert Tao
    Albert Tao 4 days ago

    a penis really useful on bed side

  • Arctic Kita
    Arctic Kita 4 days ago

    All the beh behs!!

  • Harley Deuce
    Harley Deuce 4 days ago

    My mushroom tip needs a good yanking to release my spores 😂

  • GalaxysGodlyGamer
    GalaxysGodlyGamer 4 days ago

    Could you do true facts about the great white shark

  • leonsky
    leonsky 4 days ago

    I believe it’s been on the tip of many tongues jerry lol

  • hawkturkey
    hawkturkey 4 days ago

    So it looks phallic. One doesn't have to giggle like immature boys. Even the stinkhorn knows better.

  • diane mainiero
    diane mainiero 4 days ago

    Didn't expect the narration to be quite so misleading at times hope kids don't watch this

  • Jooztin
    Jooztin 5 days ago

    They're stinky.

  • peacefuljeffrey
    peacefuljeffrey 5 days ago +16

    “A PEN IS useful.”
    “A PENIS useful.”
    Jerry, I think I’ve put my finger on it!

  • Lizzy Kehlor
    Lizzy Kehlor 5 days ago

    That’s disgusting. I LOVE it!

  • Dollar 1935
    Dollar 1935 5 days ago

    The one in the thumbnail is the Dyctiophora duplicata, probably the more common in the larger, olive/dark extremity of the ... phallus family ( not a joke ) . I've seen a fresh phallus ravenelii in the early 2010's ... and they fully deserve that name.
    Seeing one is always special since they are really rare, their lifespawn is short ( around 48H ) and they rarely grow 2 times in the same spot, meaning this is not a mushroom you can search for, but you just find it by accident ( usually you smell it before seeing it ). In other words enjoy them if you got the chance to see one, they are truly unique.

  • NOOKEY69 Hard!!
    NOOKEY69 Hard!! 5 days ago

    This dude is *RETARDED!!* 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Tricia Charlton
    Tricia Charlton 5 days ago


  • Azazels Wrath
    Azazels Wrath 5 days ago

    he sounds like the narrator from ha x ha and bob Ross had a very...interesting child