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.
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Comments • 4 055

  • MinuteEarth
    MinuteEarth  7 days ago +521

    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.”

    • John S
      John S Day ago +1

      Blaze the Dragon so they have to use WRONG terminology? It's not filtered blood...

    • John S
      John S Day ago +1

      Sebastian Elytron it's not pedantic at all... they are oversimplifying and sensationalizing it. And using the wrong terminology.

    • vlog & gaming cu Eliza
      vlog & gaming cu Eliza Day ago

      MinuteEarth ummm. To make a new video is. Why will be never peace in the world?

    • Christian Solano
      Christian Solano 2 days ago

      MinuteEarth there goes my milk addiction

  • Lucitaur
    Lucitaur 59 minutes ago

    I guess it's time to skip the middleman and go strait for the blood! :3

  • Crispy Rat Edupps The Doctor


  • Crispy Rat Edupps The Doctor

    Nah not drinking milk anymore

  • Localos Salos
    Localos Salos 3 hours ago

    is sperm blood too?

  • WindYTAW
    WindYTAW 4 hours ago

    So this is why vegans keep saying "MILK IS ANIMAL CRUELTY"

  • bacon man
    bacon man 5 hours ago

    Don’t feel like going to Costco anymore...

  • Ryujin Kage
    Ryujin Kage 5 hours ago

    milk is not blood, it gets the nutrients from the blood.

  • Ivan Cruz Jr
    Ivan Cruz Jr 6 hours ago

    That cow at the end need some milk

  • Yuri Doki Doki
    Yuri Doki Doki 6 hours ago

    This is fake

  • Zree
    Zree 7 hours ago +1

    I thought milk was cow cum

  • arts,crafts&dity's
    arts,crafts&dity's 7 hours ago

    Why iam I watching this while drinking milk????

  • random animations
    random animations 7 hours ago

    *t e e t*

  • Withered Combusken
    Withered Combusken 8 hours ago

    Vampires do no exis-

  • Anani Lawrence
    Anani Lawrence 9 hours ago

    😵😵😵😵🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼why milk? Wait we dip cookies in blood!? I will never drink milk again!! Wait kittens drink blood I am done with life!!😩😩😩😩😩😭😭😭why did I watch this video

  • Cathy Amayao
    Cathy Amayao 10 hours ago

    Ok we are vampires

  • Cathy Amayao
    Cathy Amayao 10 hours ago

    But I love milk!!!!!

  • Kiyomi Nakahara
    Kiyomi Nakahara 10 hours ago

    What. The...


  • Beckyhere2 Becky
    Beckyhere2 Becky 11 hours ago


  • kenzo keon gaming
    kenzo keon gaming 12 hours ago

    If a vampire attacked me I would show him or her this vid

  • Jane Smith
    Jane Smith 12 hours ago

    :( i love milk now i dont know

  • Yuri Ramos
    Yuri Ramos 13 hours ago

    Make a video about Feudalism.

  • Beni Cegrani
    Beni Cegrani 14 hours ago

    Oh my goldnes

  • pinkiedashshy
    pinkiedashshy 14 hours ago

    Great now I’m going feel sad when eat ice cream thanks 😒

  • Prashant Bisht
    Prashant Bisht 14 hours ago

    So I am a filtered cow vampire now.

  • XxDogezxX -Gaming-
    XxDogezxX -Gaming- 15 hours ago


  • Ze Cat
    Ze Cat 16 hours ago

    (No wonder why they are so delicious.. blood hm?)

  • Warrior Son
    Warrior Son 17 hours ago

    This is why I just drink a glass of ice-cold cow's blood every morning...
    All the wholesome goodness of milk plus iron. 😋😃

  • Mkay
    Mkay 17 hours ago

    powdered milk

  • Prince Demon
    Prince Demon 17 hours ago

    Ah no wonder I love milk so much pairing it up with my vampire wants makes sense

  • calceata
    calceata 18 hours ago

    So I wasn't crazy for never liking milk because I thought it tasted like blood.

  • Stalest Meme ever
    Stalest Meme ever 18 hours ago


  • Milan David
    Milan David 18 hours ago +1

    *oh boy the vegans*

  • Stabby Feraligatr
    Stabby Feraligatr 18 hours ago

    idfc i drink cow blood i drink my own blood from wounds and i bet at some point you did that too heh...

  • TechTubeLearning
    TechTubeLearning 19 hours ago +1

    I will not drink milk for a month after watching this video.

  • BOSS De guzman
    BOSS De guzman 19 hours ago

    If you put juice on milk

  • SophiePlayz Roblox
    SophiePlayz Roblox 20 hours ago

    Im never drinking milk ever again

  • Horse Lover 300
    Horse Lover 300 21 hour ago

    Milk is not made of blood, you get it from cows

  • Egg Mold
    Egg Mold 21 hour ago

    I thought people knew that...

  • TraceOn
    TraceOn 22 hours ago

    Never thought about that and it is pretty cool. Keep the good job 🖖

  • Ronaldjr Montagne
    Ronaldjr Montagne 22 hours ago

    I'm still drinking milk tho...

  • Ronaldjr Montagne
    Ronaldjr Montagne 22 hours ago


  • Glorious
    Glorious 23 hours ago

    I am not going to drink milk again

  • •Zerika•
    •Zerika• Day ago

    I feel sick

  • Miro Raitamaa
    Miro Raitamaa Day ago

    Sorry for being extremely ignorant, but does this also how female breasts work?

  • Im Cool
    Im Cool Day ago

    *spits milk out* IM A VAMPIRE!!!!!!!!

  • The IGN Sparrow
    The IGN Sparrow Day ago

    Wonder why I’m vegan? Boom

  • Amy Lehman
    Amy Lehman Day ago

    “And does some chemistry” as in completely changing it so it’s totally different? Cool I’ll enjoy my milk now.

  • MoosBoyDrew S
    MoosBoyDrew S Day ago

    Just shut up, there are some things about the universe we are never meant to know

  • Nine Nifty Facts

    Ya I’m still gonna drink milk so idk what you thought this was gonna do...

  • superwoah guy
    superwoah guy Day ago

    I'm gonna replace cereal with pancakes.

  • Kyle Beaston
    Kyle Beaston Day ago

    So I have 2 gallons of blood in my fridge?

  • Lord Fady
    Lord Fady Day ago

    I mean I thought people knew this way long ago lmao

  • Herwin Fontilla
    Herwin Fontilla Day ago

    Pls dont trust cows

  • Nine Tailed Fury

    WTF is this channel? No gaming, just weird shit that makes me feel like a creep.

  • Firestarextra
    Firestarextra Day ago

    All aboard the nope train

  • iiKawaiiKiwii
    iiKawaiiKiwii Day ago

    *steps closer to the Vegan Society*

  • Jacob Orangeheart

    Hear that Dracula? We did it first!

  • it's a no from me
    it's a no from me Day ago +1

    She succ me

  • Steven Boardman
    Steven Boardman Day ago

    Its sad to see that cows have to get hurt or even die for filtered cow blood we call milk.

  • Nintendonian777
    Nintendonian777 Day ago

    Why did I come to this video just to see the comment section?

  • Speedy_Sanic
    Speedy_Sanic Day ago

    Same as men’s juice

  • Natalie Acevedo
    Natalie Acevedo Day ago +1

    Well y'all now what to do don't drink MILK

  • truepromethean yeah

    I don't believe you, milk is not filtered blood, how did it turn white.

  • Kulbir Ahluwalia

    Holy milk! Nature is just amazing. Who knows what happens on other planets with life ;)

  • Mario Diaz
    Mario Diaz Day ago


  • Azzrudin Jamil
    Azzrudin Jamil Day ago

    I feel like vomiting after watching this video.

  • alanimations
    alanimations Day ago

    right before this I got a commercial for milk

  • Blue face
    Blue face Day ago +1

    Ok shut up

  • First Name Last Name

    We all know water is just boneless ice

  • Micah Holt
    Micah Holt Day ago

    Apparently you beat Adam ruins everything. LOL🤣

  • Comedy Cat Animation

    Ok I think almond milk is better now

  • Maribel Solis
    Maribel Solis Day ago

    I'll still drink milk the same I don't really care

  • Butterflies' Wing

    Wait.. WHAT?!

  • Lily Gummy Lily
    Lily Gummy Lily Day ago +1

    No wonder I hated milk

  • Jmartinex Gaming

    Well my dream of being a vampire has finally come true

  • Nate Animates
    Nate Animates Day ago

    I just realized we could be their babies

  • RainbowRaindrop
    RainbowRaindrop Day ago

    **sips cup of milk and looks at camera**

  • iiToxicity YT
    iiToxicity YT Day ago

    **slowly spits out hot chocolate**

  • Anita Cronk
    Anita Cronk Day ago

    That’s why I don’t drink milk.

  • Ann Unknown
    Ann Unknown Day ago

    Glad I mainly ingest nut milk.

  • Ginger is a Meme

    *I will never drink chocolate milk ever again*

  • juanito alcachofa

    Damn dumb title , if we follow the logic of the title everything would have some dark origin
    it seems they ran out of ideas

  • Brian Pham
    Brian Pham Day ago

    That baby seal is so cute!

  • M Y S T I C S A R A H

    Why did you change my image of milk..

  • De Bo
    De Bo Day ago

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, cow tits.

  • Ender Dragon101
    Ender Dragon101 Day ago

    *Welp im never drinking milk again*

  • Draco Meefee
    Draco Meefee Day ago

    Babies drink breastmilk
    Vampires suck blood
    Babies are vampires ?????

  • greenchemicalpanic!at the 21 falloutday

    It tastes good, I drink it. Now before you start with the vegan shit and arguments. I support your choice as vegans, so you should support my choice as an omnivore. I live in a small town where there is a farmer. I know the farmer personally and he cares for his animals. He does not artificially impregnate the cows and take their babies. He lets them drink real cows milk from the bottle and still lets them bond with their mom. I have experienced it firsthand (got to name one of the newborn calves) so before you come at me with hate, would you rather have it like this or with cows in factories that are killed after not even a year of their life. In my opinion we really need more authentic farmers like this one.

  • Austin Awesome
    Austin Awesome Day ago +1


  • _SleppyFøxø_ qwq

    I won't drink milk anymore! (Just joking :D )

  • TheNyanShadow202
    TheNyanShadow202 Day ago +1

    Most of the comments are saying how they hate this, but I'm now a full-on vampire.

  • hexa
    hexa Day ago

    And poop is filtered food, right?

  • Francisco Lourenço

    Fuck off....


    I'd eat a cow alive idgaf

  • Striker
    Striker Day ago +1

    I will never unsee milk again

  • IDC01
    IDC01 Day ago

    Just boneless blood

  • BeRBLXCol
    BeRBLXCol Day ago drinking milk as blood...

  • Jodyas Games
    Jodyas Games Day ago

    so we drink our parents blood when just an infant great XD

  • Phuong Nguyen
    Phuong Nguyen Day ago

    Remind me to never eat cereal for breakfast again