Will Humans Ever Be Able to Hibernate?

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  • Do you ever feel so tired that you want to sleep for a few months? Scientists are searching for ways to cause human hibernation.

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Comments: 1 122

  • Firaro
    Firaro 11 days ago

    what is a coma, alex?

  • RatFlinger1
    RatFlinger1 22 days ago

    This presenter's nose ring looks like a drop of snot.

  • Christian Villarreal

    wtf did I just see... I'd rather not.... Jesus

  • Tharkz
    Tharkz 1 month ago

    Sounds like an awesome cure for obecity too. Put the person into hibernation prevents him from stuffing crap into his face, all while burning pure fat in stead of carbs :-P

  • Christopher Hereford

    What about using hibernation more for people that don't need to worry about as many blood clots because of cybernetic replacements. You just replace several body parts with mechanical body parts that don't rely on biological necessities like blood, muscles, or bones.

  • Harry PAnnU !
    Harry PAnnU ! 1 month ago

    is coma is short of hibernate ??

  • Timbrock1000
    Timbrock1000 1 month ago

    $100,000 TO BE PUT INTO HYBERNATION FOR 30 DAYS.    Human hibernation would be a massive scientific, even medical breakthrough.  If it does become possible someday, they will need to find some "human guini pig" volunteers to experiment it on.  And of course, to entice people to subject themselves to a questionable experiment, they would need to be offered attractive compensation. 
      So, WHAT IF scientists do find a way someday?  Would YOU volunteer to be put into hibernation for a month if offered $100,000?   Me, I think I would.  The money would pay off just about everything, and I'd be part of a huge scientific breakthrough.

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 1 month ago

    humans can hibernate, its called coma

  • Tsar Nicholas
    Tsar Nicholas 1 month ago

    this woman sounds llike shes giving the "for your information!" lecture, very anxty

  • Michael Lacostales
    Michael Lacostales 1 month ago

    Don't you need a sus-an membrane to be able to hibernate?

  • Phil Smulian
    Phil Smulian 1 month ago

    Olivia is getting better at this. I absorbed a fair amount of the content in one sitting, quite enjoyed the video. Maybe chill on the hand movement a little as it's a tiny bit distracting, otherwise good work. Also pace your speech a little - think James T Kirk, and how he makes mundane things intriguing with pacing and spacing :)

  • francis ayson
    francis ayson 1 month ago

    humans should be able to hibernate. Our lifestyles just don't permit us to do so.

  • Supreet Nabha
    Supreet Nabha 1 month ago

    did she say 'that lovely smell of rotten egg' ???

  • codevvv
    codevvv 1 month ago

    hibernate your responsibilities away

    RAUL ABU 1 month ago

    This year december in Peru , is going to be 4 hours in slow my body (crio temp products machine)

  • ihartevil
    ihartevil 1 month ago

    i already do my own hibernation thing this is why i call myself a creature instead of human

    thx for this ha bisky vid (meows at you)

  • 2slikk mcmillianzz
    2slikk mcmillianzz 1 month ago

    Bring back whats his name, her voice is screechy and reminds me of a pterodactyl.

  • John Wang
    John Wang 1 month ago

    Hydrogen sulfide and it's analogs aren't the only triggers for hibernation being researched, there's also an opiate and a peptide being investigated plus simply reducing the core body temperature is a trigger.

  • Adam X
    Adam X 1 month ago

    What causes muscle and bone density loss though? Would those processes also be slowed down by hibernating?

  • Freeman
    Freeman 1 month ago

    What about aging? How is it affected?

  • intro_to_psych
    intro_to_psych 1 month ago

    The lighting/coloring was off every so often when the camera was on her. Turned gray-ish. Just wanted you to know.

  • fadly A. Rahman
    fadly A. Rahman 1 month ago

    There's a legend in my place about a hermit who meditate in remote cave for years. So long that he meditate, mold and limestone covered his body until he can no longer be distinguishable from a rock around him. As usual, a disciplined mind can achieve many unbelievable feat.

  • dfjshjkd
    dfjshjkd 1 month ago

    relevant to my interests

  • TheReaverOfDarkness
    TheReaverOfDarkness 1 month ago

    Come take a fantastic voyage with me on the SS Rotten Egg Smell.

  • CriticalMass 21
    CriticalMass 21 1 month ago

    I think a monk's meditation IS hibernation.

  • elvis radu
    elvis radu 1 month ago

    Damn,you are so hot

  • Thelltheman
    Thelltheman 1 month ago

    How does the anime survive if the body temperature can be lover then freezing temperatur

  • Zhu Bajie
    Zhu Bajie 1 month ago

    Isn't that estivate in the dry hot times?

  • killamjl01
    killamjl01 1 month ago

    I need a transcript...(sigh)

  • David Hensel
    David Hensel 1 month ago

    DNP causes the body to turn off carb use and turns on fat metabolism

  • snowdaysrule2
    snowdaysrule2 1 month ago

    Ohh this was a good one! I liked how the video presented some super awesome [and totally random :)] facts like about the arctic ground squirrel, yet at the same time also discussed some real-life, ACTUAL benefits of hibernation for humans like being able to reduce car crash fatalities. New random facts to keep me entertained, and practical knowledge to give the video some definite purpose. Perfect!

  • Roland Lytle
    Roland Lytle 1 month ago

    Olivia, you are the best!

  • Adriano Adinhovic
    Adriano Adinhovic 1 month ago

    Whats the ladies name ????

  • NoBreakz
    NoBreakz 1 month ago

    sounds like a coma

  • electriccerix
    electriccerix 2 months ago

    4:51 - muscle loss in space may also be slowed down if we are in hibernation.

  • Armchair
    Armchair 2 months ago

    Maybe we could solve the long term hibernation problems by not doing it,imo it would be a better idea to hibernate for 8 hours or so,than wake up,do a bit of exercise and stretching,than going back to hibernation.

    Sure it wouldnt be as effective and resurce saving like hibernating for months at a time,but it would still help a lot.

  • MedEighty
    MedEighty 2 months ago

    I wouldn't mind going into suspended animation until the human race gets its act together and people like Donald Trump are gone.

  • fgregerfeaxcwfeffece
    fgregerfeaxcwfeffece 2 months ago

    Not to forget that this could eventually also lead to beeing able to (re)grow additional limbs at will.
    "Woah, i would need like 3 extra arms for this hsit, ill be back in about 2 months."

  • Darren Bauer
    Darren Bauer 2 months ago

    So if you eat a lot of eggs and seal yourself into a big glass tube, do you hibernate or put yourself to sleep another way?

  • Yesuhey
    Yesuhey 2 months ago

    plz stop moving so much -______-

  • j mkohler
    j mkohler 2 months ago

    shes so freaking hot

  • paul mryglod
    paul mryglod 2 months ago

    good content, even when each sentence ends with an upward inflection.

  • John King
    John King 2 months ago

    This girl is so hot she really needs a makeover

  • cayess
    cayess 2 months ago

    I love how they felt it was necessary to define the function of the mitochondria...

  • BarbarianGod
    BarbarianGod 2 months ago

    3:25 lab mouse or lab rat? It looks a lot more like a rat than a mouse to me

  • Julia Poynter
    Julia Poynter 2 months ago

    I love her videos, why does everyone hate her?

  • Aggelos M
    Aggelos M 2 months ago


  • k9wiREless
    k9wiREless 2 months ago

    That hydrogen sulfilde bit, got me to thinking, as an emergence or concoction for deep water diving....could we add in the necessary dose to slow ones breathing

  • DeRien8
    DeRien8 2 months ago

    stasis pods now equipped with purr machines to combat atrophy and clotting

  • Peyton DiGregory
    Peyton DiGregory 2 months ago

    Why does she fucking bounce on every word.

  • jeffiek
    jeffiek 2 months ago

    Now if only the researchers could find a way to stop my co-workers from hibernating 9-5 weekdays.

  • Eric Whitney
    Eric Whitney 2 months ago

    Reminds me of therapeutic hypothermia used in critical care units. Slows oxygen consumption and can blunt end organ damage from shock.

  • jthomp1977
    jthomp1977 2 months ago

    I love the show but cannot watch thus girl and her excessive hand talking. Be more like Hank or Mike please!

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 2 months ago

      Why don't _you_ be more like Hank, who just wouldn't care.

  • JonnyHypr
    JonnyHypr 2 months ago

    every time I hear the beginning of this opening I expect it to go into the Offspring's "You'e Gonna Go Far Kid"

  • SunflowerBermuda
    SunflowerBermuda 2 months ago

    isn't being in a coma something similar to hibernation?

  • rednight1kf
    rednight1kf 2 months ago

    This sounds like how we get zombies.....

  • Ben Jamin
    Ben Jamin 2 months ago

    Relax those hands sister

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 2 months ago

    I wish people would stop commenting on the host and comment about the topic of the video instead....

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 2 months ago

    How can the arctic squirrels temp drop below 0 and not kill them? At what point does their blood just freeze?

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 2 months ago

    Her hand movements annoy the shit out of me.

    • Aaron Rosenberg
      Aaron Rosenberg 2 months ago

      Stop whining or stop watching. Find another cause.

  • Egg_McMuffin
    Egg_McMuffin 2 months ago

    I have been hibernating for 5 years now. One day I woke up and was the laziest most inactive person alive.

  • Kaeli Duffy
    Kaeli Duffy 2 months ago

    believe me lady I know what the mitochondria is

    • Arrow Pulford
      Arrow Pulford 2 months ago

      isn't it... the POWERHOUSE of the cell!!!

  • Wilford Brimley
    Wilford Brimley 2 months ago

    1:53 We share 97% of our DNA with other great apes like Chimpanzees and Gorillas. It is around 70 percent for gibbons, monkeys, and lemurs

  • Rachel Evans
    Rachel Evans 2 months ago

    I wonder if i can get a hibernation treament while in line at the post office

  • Mrcrazytony97
    Mrcrazytony97 2 months ago

    why does she end every sentence as of she was asking a question?

  • Art Domination
    Art Domination 2 months ago

    isnt it kinda like a coma?

  • Ayame Haruka
    Ayame Haruka 2 months ago

    I love the vid and the info, but your voice is stabbing my ears ;u;

    MANDRO 2 months ago

    So fart gas can knock people out for hours?

    I might have sent some people into hibernation before...

  • PreposterousWorld
    PreposterousWorld 2 months ago

    I got, I got the answer to "turn down for what?" Turn down the genes that process carbs. Obesity problems solved, that's what.

  • Walter White
    Walter White 2 months ago

    Ketogenic Diet

  • Duranarts
    Duranarts 2 months ago

    I still find her voice really irritating. Please don't hate me :/

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 2 months ago

    imagine sleeping while standing, must be annoying as hell

  • Tarek Chamas
    Tarek Chamas 2 months ago

    pff i can do it every day

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King 2 months ago

    Poison apple?

  • Robert Gaines
    Robert Gaines 2 months ago

    Being forced to breath air containing a mix of hydrogen sulfide sounds very unpleasant.

  • David Tamplen
    David Tamplen 2 months ago

    maybe mice should work out in West Texas. I've lost a few friends to h2s

  • George Smith
    George Smith 2 months ago

    Wait, so if I fart on my pet mouse it will go to sleep?
    *_<"peep peep peep, come here squeaky, I have something for you">_*

  • George Smith
    George Smith 2 months ago

    SciShow is losing some respect form me.
    97% of our genes are shared with a lemur?
    That is a ridiculous statement and VERY misleading.
    Like, we share 50% DNA with Bananas but that doesn't mean anything in THIS context, we are not going to turn into one or behave like one any time soon.
    Black and White people are MORE than 99% similar, but people will still kill about the fact that they are DIFFERENT.

  • Benjie Wolicki
    Benjie Wolicki 2 months ago

    You seem to have a problem with terminology here. You refer to all extended periods of suspended activity as "hibernation". Hibernation refers specifically to this activity (or lack thereof) during the winter. The "Hiber" part of the word indicates winter. If this occurs during the summer, such as with the lemurs you talk about, it's called "estivation".

  • Arkile
    Arkile 2 months ago

    very annoying voice

  • Bose-Einstein
    Bose-Einstein 2 months ago

    0:41 Hyper-nation? Which nation? Why is it hyper?

  • Juani Carmona
    Juani Carmona 2 months ago

    Screw all this complainant bitches, you're a good host Olivia

  • DukeOfMarshall
    DukeOfMarshall 2 months ago

    Humans can already hibernate. It's called a coma.

  • PrincessTS01
    PrincessTS01 2 months ago

    sounds like it would make a great weightloss diet too

  • Robert Paulson
    Robert Paulson 2 months ago

    Throughout the course of this video her gray jacket progresses to slip further and further from her right shoulder.

  • Fred Sandford
    Fred Sandford 2 months ago

    holy crap, I WANT TO BE A BEAR, I've always wanted to be a bear and hibernate. A thick comfortable fur coat and being able to sleep for a 1/4 of the year would be awesome.

  • LUIDA93
    LUIDA93 2 months ago

    I can never sit through one of her videos.  As interesting as the video subject may be, her body language and tone bore and seem rehearsed.

  • Mr Nye
    Mr Nye 2 months ago

    I know some people who could hibernate their whole lives because of excessive stores of fat.

  • Isha Chopra
    Isha Chopra 2 months ago

    how do seedless grapes exist?

  • GammaGamer
    GammaGamer 2 months ago

    is the anchor a girl or is it just dubbed?

  • Sophie Robinson
    Sophie Robinson 2 months ago

    I am unhappy. the video gets to the fat tailed lemurs and seizes up. there have been other videos on YouTube that have done this. I was really looking forward to seeing this one.

  • 1chai
    1chai 2 months ago

    Hydrogen sulfide? No thanks. It's too stinky!

  • TempestofTime
    TempestofTime 2 months ago

    Ever started a SciShow video and wished it wasn't Olivia?

  • bomguy999999
    bomguy999999 2 months ago

    One dayt I'm going to hook up a lead to her nose ring and lead her around a ring like she obviously wants.

  • puddingninja
    puddingninja 2 months ago

    her hand talk is really bad

  • kallistiX1
    kallistiX1 2 months ago

    I once read a story where a species that did not use machines collected humans and put them in supsended animation for centuries using modified carnivorous plants that moved and rotated human bodies. The book describes the sole human awake as noticing an odor when she was shown one these plants. Interesting.

  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel B. 2 months ago

    i already hibernate ive slept15 hours

  • Chris Figuero
    Chris Figuero 2 months ago

    damn why the fuck are we so fuckin diffcult like damn cant live out no damn fantasy 🤔😬😡😠

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