Milk Is Just Filtered Blood

  • Published on Apr 12, 2018
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    Mammal: Endothermic vertebrates that nurse their young.
    Lactation: The secretion of milk by the mammary glands.
    Mammary Gland: A cluster of alveoli and ducts that secretes milk.
    Mammary Alveoli: The tiny sacs that are the site of milk production and storage in the mammary gland.
    Oxytocin: A hormone released by the pituitary gland that - among other things - causes the milk ejection reflex during nursing.
    Holstein: A large black and white cow known for the large quantities of milk it yields.

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Comments • 6 389

  • MinuteEarth
    MinuteEarth  3 months ago +874

    Hi there - we appreciate that the “just filtered” part of our title has drawn a few comments and we want to address it. First off - you’re right; you could say lots of things are filtered blood products, including urine and even the carbon dioxide we breathe out. We decided to make this video because we believe most people, including ourselves, don’t think about how the same thing is true for a substance a lot of us drink every day - milk from an animal - and that communicating that fact would lead folks to a different appreciation of what milk is. Secondly - you’re also right; we didn’t fully convey the amazing things that the mammary gland does. Almost all of the precursors to the stuff in milk DO come from the bloodstream, but the special cells in the mammary gland transform many of them into their final milky forms, which we simplified in the video as “do some chemistry on them” and in the title as “filtered.”

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar 19 hours ago

    Vegans ruin everything and now they are trying to ruin ice cream for us! Fuck you, vegans!.

  • ameliyah ramos
    ameliyah ramos 21 hour ago

    Me:reads title*

  • meowkitty
    meowkitty 22 hours ago


  • Jaycie Is back
    Jaycie Is back Day ago

    No offense but y’all are stupid

  • Magrat Knoblauch

    It hink I have to throw up
    On the other hand, honey is just bee puke and I still like it so I also can get used to the idea of drinking filtered cow blood.

  • LEGOGAMINGETHAN Ethansingleton the gamer

    so im drinking blood oh no god

  • Aaron CoolAlpha
    Aaron CoolAlpha Day ago

    I'm not very bothered by this
    If blood is tasty,blood is tasty end of story

  • Mary Jane Tampus
    Mary Jane Tampus 2 days ago


  • Farhiyo Hassan
    Farhiyo Hassan 2 days ago

    Not true

  • Anime & CAT
    Anime & CAT 2 days ago

    I saw the baby bunny and immediately thought of jungkook! #ARMY

  • Freckles• CuteLPS
    Freckles• CuteLPS 2 days ago

    I guess that means I drink filtered cow blood every night... Wierd. X3 WAIT! WHY DO I EVEN CARE!? BLOOD IS DELICIOUS! (I am like a real vampire. And my uncles and my dad all have sharp canines. When I get my fangs, imma be a vampire! '^^

  • Anime_geek 101
    Anime_geek 101 3 days ago

    Oof why I don’t drink milk to be honest also I don’t drink milk because when I think about milk all I can picture in my head is suffering cows getting their calfs taken away and getting their milk stolen...

  • Sugar Amai Doll
    Sugar Amai Doll 3 days ago

    Anyone else lactose intolerant and just watched this because they were also vegan?

  • The_nerf_nerd
    The_nerf_nerd 4 days ago

    Can we also just address how disturbing it would be if baby cows drank straight blood.

  • Karimi Da Purple Espeon


    I’m gonna start drinking almond milk

  • Just Dance For Life
    Just Dance For Life 4 days ago


  • Noose Dog
    Noose Dog 4 days ago

    Aww hell yeah! Now I know that milks more nutritious for me! Thanks!

  • shell zilla
    shell zilla 4 days ago

    I still like milks

  • Jessica Lannon
    Jessica Lannon 4 days ago

    I love drinking blood so I do not care about this

  • Mark of the Divine Gaming

    Don't stop drinking milk though unless you wanna look like Daequan.

  • Slimeydogs 123
    Slimeydogs 123 5 days ago

    Minute earth is Wong!!

  • Slimeydogs 123
    Slimeydogs 123 5 days ago


  • Jenna Kaiser
    Jenna Kaiser 5 days ago

    "Do some chemistry on them." Not a good source.

  • golden kitten
    golden kitten 6 days ago

    I love milk but I'm kinda grossed auto 🐄🤢🤒

  • Fabulous Gaming
    Fabulous Gaming 6 days ago

    If pluto was in earths place and was big enough can we survive

  • Fatima Tabion
    Fatima Tabion 6 days ago

    I always drink milk

  • XxfluffycutellamaxX
    XxfluffycutellamaxX 6 days ago

    I'm going to comment about this on stacyplays channel cause she loves to drink milk

  • Chris Jarma
    Chris Jarma 7 days ago

    this was disturbing

  • Cat Hat
    Cat Hat 8 days ago

    mmm yum filtered cow blood

  • Kayden Sanchez
    Kayden Sanchez 8 days ago


  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King 8 days ago

    Water is just filtered, blood, poo, pee, etc.

    *yes I know this comment makes no sense*

  • Alex-yo-bitch 333
    Alex-yo-bitch 333 8 days ago

    I don’t drink milk ;-;

  • sweets the princess
    sweets the princess 9 days ago


  • Liz Huck
    Liz Huck 9 days ago

    I’m thankful I’m lactose intolerant

  • amor dacasin
    amor dacasin 9 days ago

    i Dont care Its Still More yummy As Milk Still Milk is Blood? I Dont Care!

  • Rainyy Day Productions

    Hey, I’ve heard of African tribes drinking cow blood so that they can be rich in iron and minerals and for religious and traditional reasons. So for wimpy kids like me, milk is the best way to go. (I love milk, omg 😂)

  • Anisha Gadre
    Anisha Gadre 10 days ago

    Ha. Glad I’m vegan 🌱

  • Snuffy Thecat
    Snuffy Thecat 10 days ago

    uhm i drink milk so im now a vampire?

  • Robert Last name
    Robert Last name 10 days ago

    Did you say teats

  • Axototl Sydney
    Axototl Sydney 10 days ago +1


  • DaOneChosen1 GT
    DaOneChosen1 GT 10 days ago

    lol the way how she said tit

  • DaOneChosen1 GT
    DaOneChosen1 GT 10 days ago

    It's not really blood.

  • The Cuddley Teddy Bear

    *eats cereal*
    *reads thumbnail*
    Me: *spits out cereal*
    Ewwwww What the fuck!

  • freddy reyes
    freddy reyes 11 days ago

    *when i see this video while drinking milk then looks at cup*
    mom:calm down
    im just useing my dads account

  • Noob Ninja
    Noob Ninja 11 days ago


  • Richard Peya
    Richard Peya 11 days ago

    pojebalo wam sie w glowie od tego braku miesa

  • _.paradise_dreams._ On I.G

    The oxytocin is so cute hehe

  • Female Raditz
    Female Raditz 12 days ago +1


  • mikaela a
    mikaela a 12 days ago

    my sister is having milk right now she is driking blood😨😰

  • Instinctual777
    Instinctual777 12 days ago

    blood is just boneless milk

  • Jimin hopeful Jams
    Jimin hopeful Jams 12 days ago

    *slowly pushes away box of cow milk* 😶

  • Hal The Angry Bird
    Hal The Angry Bird 12 days ago

    My mom drink almond milk

  • Rexy TRex
    Rexy TRex 13 days ago

    Wait so we were vampires when we were kids?

  • Rudra
    Rudra 13 days ago +1

    i last consumed milk 2 years ago , cus its full of bacterias , and hormones , just stop consuming milk for a week you will see massive difference in your health.

  • Foxy Fun
    Foxy Fun 13 days ago

    I think it’s filtered pee

  • Amelie Rivette
    Amelie Rivette 13 days ago

    Not true

  • fricken milk
    fricken milk 13 days ago

    First of all how dare u

  • wolfy killer gamez
    wolfy killer gamez 13 days ago

    I drink my own blood so cow blood ist that bad

  • Arcelia Calderon
    Arcelia Calderon 13 days ago

    I don't like milk

  • GoodGamer HD
    GoodGamer HD 13 days ago

    Did you know that meat is chopped up animals?

  • Jake Speirs
    Jake Speirs 13 days ago

    WHT ever

  • Gamer Andablo
    Gamer Andablo 14 days ago

    I just drank a glass of milk!!!!

  • RoseBP :3
    RoseBP :3 14 days ago

    -.- Okay..

  • Mr. Sharky
    Mr. Sharky 14 days ago

    2,000 people who watched this are ignorant meat eaters and vegans.

  • Mango Seabiscuit
    Mango Seabiscuit 14 days ago

    Wow that was strange but intresting

  • Lemon
    Lemon 14 days ago

    Thanks for ruining milk!

  • Y Rodriguez
    Y Rodriguez 14 days ago

    Oh please like I'm going to believe that. Cause that is not true

  • Lynne Scott
    Lynne Scott 14 days ago

    Im never drinking milk again...

  • Zianna Elise Reyes
    Zianna Elise Reyes 14 days ago

    that not real

  • Lefox Danny
    Lefox Danny 15 days ago

    You have ruined my childhood

  • flame-mu-chu flames
    flame-mu-chu flames 15 days ago

    drink milk anyways

  • Blue Storm
    Blue Storm 15 days ago

    This makes vampires seem less evil

  • i4ck
    i4ck 15 days ago

    who the heck cares? milk is still healthy

  • Jake the destroyer
    Jake the destroyer 15 days ago

    good cow joke

    DON'T WATCH MY VIDEOS 15 days ago +1

    I ate cereal while watching this.

  • renee McKinley
    renee McKinley 15 days ago

    Your not telling truth and people believe this stuff

  • William The turtle. Mr.Turtle

    That means o love blood

  • luckyunicorns4125 AJ
    luckyunicorns4125 AJ 15 days ago

    This is fake how did you guess that milk is made of blood it made from real cows milk not blood! Why alot of people drinking it but you are just bewaring them to drink milk! Then i got a question for you be honest pls: tell us it is real or no? Becuse if you say yes then ill belive but if you say no then this is fake

  • Michelle torres
    Michelle torres 15 days ago

    are You stupid or something

  • letoria wilson
    letoria wilson 16 days ago

    Ew and why

  • Noah Erich
    Noah Erich 16 days ago

    *no, it's malk*

  • Jasmine Carfray
    Jasmine Carfray 16 days ago


  • Chat Bleu047
    Chat Bleu047 16 days ago

    f it im drinking choco milk

  • AJ Twinkle Moon
    AJ Twinkle Moon 16 days ago

    Wait.. so I’m drinking blood?

  • The_cringy_ Animator
    The_cringy_ Animator 16 days ago

    So does this hurt the cow..?

  • The Chosen One
    The Chosen One 16 days ago

    Umm If we are vampires why we can see ourselves in the mirror!

  • The Space Person
    The Space Person 16 days ago

    That means... WE PUT COW BLOOD IN OUR CEREAL?! HOLY S***

  • Jacklyn Tibbetts
    Jacklyn Tibbetts 17 days ago

    This is not true

  • xXicy _ KittenXx
    xXicy _ KittenXx 17 days ago

    Haha teet

  • Scientific Creature
    Scientific Creature 17 days ago

    Yes, and fetuses are parasites.

  • Dune Faze
    Dune Faze 17 days ago

    I was eating cereal while watching this......

    Wait a minute....


  • Shahieb Miah
    Shahieb Miah 17 days ago

    When daisy meets cowtopia

  • Pipexieyo Animations
    Pipexieyo Animations 17 days ago

    No wonder my milk tasted weird this morning..

  • Desiree Cruz
    Desiree Cruz 17 days ago

    You are crazy how dare you ruined milk for everybody

  • 25Andrew Steele
    25Andrew Steele 17 days ago +1


    SEEMA RAVAL 17 days ago

    When I saw the thumbnail I literally got a heart attack