The Trouble With Tumbleweed

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Runtime: 06:41


your friendly nebiegbor
your friendly nebiegbor - 40 minutter siden
Alternate title: russian Alaskan revenge
Flat Cola
Flat Cola - 46 minutter siden
I wish I had the infinity gauntlet
Oka - 5 timer siden
I remember the first time I see one, I needed to move it because it was in the middle of the road, I didn't know about the thorns... I was 13, it hurted a lot
Daniel Green
Daniel Green - 7 timer siden
They’re kinda cute ngl
LeeLee 34
LeeLee 34 - 12 timer siden
Do you have one on the vine that ate the south? AKA kudzu
alex carter
alex carter - 13 timer siden
Fun Fact: You can eat the young sprouts. They're easy to identify because they're succulent with no thorns have have a cross shape looking down on them.
Stella Stars
Stella Stars - 14 timer siden
Like tribbles
Johann Pernia-Fulleros
Johann Pernia-Fulleros - 21 time siden
Did I go to Russia and find a seed and got to the UK and put it in my school?
Nick Ferris
Nick Ferris - Dag siden
Do you suppose tumbleweed will survive global warming? Or will they all catch fire and solve the problem?
Kailash Katheth
Kailash Katheth - Dag siden
Tumbleweed was opensuse to me before this video
n00b gam1ng l0l
n00b gam1ng l0l - Dag siden
Easy use it as coal
Raghavendraa Goswami
Raghavendraa Goswami - Dag siden
How does Russia not have a tumbleweed problem?
TG - 2 dager siden
Really like the style of this vid, reminds me of Rimworld
OLBastholm - 2 dager siden
1: I didn't even know these were real things. I thought it was just something used in movies.
B: Can't help but think of The Trouble with Tribbles. That has to be the inspiration for this title, right?
Third: I count differently.
Saint Rhoads
Saint Rhoads - 2 dager siden
Is it normal for people to pick baby tumbles before they wreck havok?
Jeod - 3 dager siden
I love how Canada and Mexico are like "Hey wtf?!" and America just kind of "hm."
Peanut Arbuckle
Peanut Arbuckle - 3 dager siden
Send them to china. They're owed after the year we've had
luke kelly
luke kelly - 3 dager siden
5:44 the scarecrow: aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
OpenCube - 3 dager siden
This for some reason made me like tumbleweeds even more, It's just oddly comedic the idea of tumbleweeds just flying around doing f-all
Lester Hottle
Lester Hottle - 3 dager siden
Tumble attack*
Lita Pita
Lita Pita - 3 dager siden
HoH SiS vs tumbleweed
Sandra Dermark
Sandra Dermark - 3 dager siden
Didn't know tumbleweeds came from Russia. This channel is so informative!
Lucy - 3 dager siden
Ah I see, the russians already started trying to invade america back then
Vyaçeslav Molotov
Vyaçeslav Molotov - 3 dager siden
Kidtruck91 - 3 dager siden
I wonder if genetic engineering might be a possible solution.
Chef - 3 dager siden
Im from Holland not formiliar with tumble weed but can I smoke it?
Kraxman33 - 4 dager siden
Fucking genius. We bring it to China. Then the balls will be lit on fire thetefore we destroy the CCP and claim that land and then do the same with North Korea.
Blossom Swirl
Blossom Swirl - 4 dager siden
Can you explain how dandelions work? I live in the eastern time zone so there's quite annoying close to this time of year! :) (Also, how did dandelions and tumbleweed come to America? And WHAT did people use these plants for?)
Fire Power701
Fire Power701 - 4 dager siden
They are called stowaways. Most common scenario of introducing foreign species in completely different habitats. And much of it was accidental.
Em Beboso
Em Beboso - 5 dager siden
we are like tumbeweed:
invasive species
annoying to deal with
take resources of other species
grow quickly
Em Beboso
Em Beboso - Dag siden
@Ktjthhc 1 true
Ktjthhc 1
Ktjthhc 1 - 4 dager siden
I thought that we grow somewhat slowly
YT cute pooch
YT cute pooch - 5 dager siden
Love love love
Leinster Mapping
Leinster Mapping - 5 dager siden
They're like a virus, but unlike viruses, *there is no vaccine.*
The Generalissimo
The Generalissimo - 6 dager siden
Tumbles are modern day Orcs.
blobbo - 6 dager siden
so how are we not dead?
Vasili Stan
Vasili Stan - 6 dager siden
I just learned how that funny western ball thing is called
Felix Weingardt
Felix Weingardt - 6 dager siden
Tumble weed thats is poisonous....
Winter Snel
Winter Snel - 6 dager siden
what the hell America
hl 225
hl 225 - 7 dager siden
Everyone gangster until all bullies house is filled with tumbleweed seeds
Jama Llama
Jama Llama - 7 dager siden
sisyphusian indeed
frogboy - 7 dager siden
did you know that if youre born black in the united states you can get free food and healthcare by walking up to a cop?
mrodrmerc - 7 dager siden
"Still trying to rid America of the weed, but so far without success". Grey, were you talking about tumbleweed and the DOA or another kind of weed and the police, because it applies to both.
Charles aka I.O.
Charles aka I.O. - 7 dager siden
Ever seen tumble weave? Yeah that's what we have here in Detroit.
Nashvillain - 7 dager siden
I just learned the USDA is feminine.
pawi - 7 dager siden
4:55 Texas trying to shoot the tumbleweed off her arm
Nashvillain - 7 dager siden
*2:45**...fu-pollinate itself!!!* 😂😂😂
Jayson Burke
Jayson Burke - 8 dager siden
The material juice finallly attempt because gong unquestionably harass across a wise recorder. lush, sour cactus
Matthew Kyler Dollete
Matthew Kyler Dollete - 8 dager siden
The tumbleweed is like D-class for fire brakes because d-class try to let Scps’ out same like the tumbleweed
Seedzification - 8 dager siden
Why none in Europe. Seems like it would have spread there too with all the trades
Lester Hottle
Lester Hottle - 8 dager siden
Just burn the tumbleweeds.. use then to start fires!
apalsnerg - 8 dager siden
A nuclear winter would solve this.
Rocketeer - 9 dager siden
Anyone saw the thumbnail and said “TRIBBLES!”
Lil_LyriX - 9 dager siden
Who else has never seen a tumble weed in person despite living in the USA?
Jamie Yang
Jamie Yang - 9 dager siden
Michael B. Jordan
The_AmericanGamer - 10 dager siden
So tumbleweeds have the genetic diversity of a minecraft farm
Joshua Mount
Joshua Mount - 10 dager siden
U thought the thumb nail had testicles on it didn’t you
Doctors Song
Doctors Song - 10 dager siden
Tumble weeds are like fireworks when thrown on a camp fire.
Abdulaziz Bature
Abdulaziz Bature - 10 dager siden
America should introduce camels.
Littletrainguy - 10 dager siden
tumble weed vs humans
Tumbles *cough* humans BURN THEM *lights* more come UH OH
Krissy Baglin
Krissy Baglin - 10 dager siden
You should look into the Piri Piri Burr
Juan Carlos Vazquez
Juan Carlos Vazquez - 10 dager siden
These should be used for power plant fuel.
Tess Sanders
Tess Sanders - 10 dager siden
Thorns! Reminds me of honey locusts here in Texas. My husband (from Dallas) felt his cowboy boots would e fine clearing the land but no, he stepped on one that went through the sole of the boot and ended up badly infected. The Dr said they weren't poison but do have a toxin. Which I didn't know growing up on a farm just avoid them. Though I kinda remember those big thorns could be used for things nothing went to waste back then.
Dr. W.D. Gaster
Dr. W.D. Gaster - 11 dager siden
he should have said

Oliver - 11 dager siden
it's kind of like certain wild animals like elephants/tigers etc. Everyone thinks they're lovely and charming until they have to live near one.
Matte W
Matte W - 11 dager siden
This will make the best documentary
Dalton Lefler
Dalton Lefler - 11 dager siden
Everyone save seeds from everything that isn’t tumbleweed and set the countryside on fire, then use new instances to locate the last few. Rinse and repeat until the problem is solved.
scp-173 - 11 dager siden
laughs in not american
Daniel Beck
Daniel Beck - 11 dager siden
If Tumbleweed would produce THC, we would have get rid of that immediately
nobody namedme
nobody namedme - 12 dager siden
Cant smoke tumbleweed
itz yo boi cool gamer t bruh
itz yo boi cool gamer t bruh - 12 dager siden
I know throw them all on their motherland(Venus)
Vastalasar Olus
Vastalasar Olus - 12 dager siden
1:25 me
Sus Doctor
Sus Doctor - 13 dager siden
Everyobe in usa wtf tumble trouble
Edgar Montana
Edgar Montana - 14 dager siden
This is the first time i saw a funnier tumble thing since my grandma tumble from upstair.
Mr Mediocre
Mr Mediocre - 14 dager siden
I didn't even know that they were supposed to tumble
American Nomad News
American Nomad News - 14 dager siden
A little known fact about invasive species of plants in the US that most of them came from the middle East and those areas surrounding there both European Russian Asian and North African. most if not all of these species are known in their native areas for their medicinal qualities. It can be surmised that many of these species were brought to the United States by immigrants seeking to bring their medicines with them and then later their medicinal qualities were forgotten by later generations. One key to eradication of or control of these species may be actually to utilize these species for their original medicinal use by paying people to harvest them and acknowledging that there is no limit to the harvest.
American Nomad News
American Nomad News - 14 dager siden
Tumbleweeds are a potential source of fuel if farming equipment were adapted to its capture which is kind of interesting to note that barbed wire fences that line the freeways are a natural stopping point for tumbleweeds and capture equipment could easily be adapted to just like the the mowers that are seen they're driving on the road bed and they have a hydraulic arm with a lawn mower and that cuts a swath through the normal weeds and grass that grow on the side of the freeways but such a device could be adapted to gather the tumbleweeds crush them and pull them into a baler and make bales of tumbleweed that can be used as fuel to produce heat.
Declan A
Declan A - 14 dager siden
Channel for all my OCs
Channel for all my OCs - 15 dager siden
Wirya K.C.
Wirya K.C. - 16 dager siden
Smoke (tumble)weed everyday!
Jan Six
Jan Six - 16 dager siden
Star Trek S02E15 The Trouble With Tribbles
Richard R
Richard R - 16 dager siden
Genetics....this is your thing, make them sterile or something! Give them some kind of natural enemy ecologists. Or at the least, breed them to be useful with some new traits.
windoge 7 home premium
windoge 7 home premium - 16 dager siden
Paul Ditman
Paul Ditman - 18 dager siden
5:08 Me: sees tumbleweed on Long Island
Also me: *chuckles I’m in danger
1337hehe - 19 dager siden
how to stop the tubleweeds?

Put some stones under them so they won't just why away.
1337hehe - 19 dager siden
Over them'
Steven Universe
Steven Universe - 19 dager siden
They are breeding as you speak.
Failure Tv
Failure Tv - 19 dager siden
If it grows itself due to lack of natural predators, why can't the US just buys the predator from russia?
Άγγελος Μορίκης
Tumbleweed go crunch crunch
blue wolf gameing
blue wolf gameing - 20 dager siden
"Brothers rise"
arandom cat
arandom cat - 20 dager siden
If you want to avoid tumble weed
Make a fence
Rickypol 007
Rickypol 007 - 20 dager siden
Roman Zacharias
Roman Zacharias - 21 dag siden
4:55 notice texas pointing a gun at a tumble on it
Joel Correa4108
Joel Correa4108 - 21 dag siden
Something about these videos are just perfect, he explains everything so simple for my brain but at the same time doesn’t talk like if he’s talking to a baby
thoddiver - 21 dag siden
I hear we can nuke hurricanes.... why not tumble weed... snicker.
Someone You know
Someone You know - 22 dager siden
i dont know how i got here, but now i hate tumbleweed! :D
Stardew liv
Stardew liv - 23 dager siden
Yay South Dakota finally got mentioned :D
Charles Daugherty
Charles Daugherty - 23 dager siden
Flammable you say? Sounds like the solution to me...
Random Stuff In Oregon
Random Stuff In Oregon - 23 dager siden
Honestly I've always loved tumble weeds and found them hilarious.
ATR _ - 24 dager siden
Another kind of pandemic.
Abradolf Lincler
Abradolf Lincler - 25 dager siden
hmmm.. Well done Russia :D
Valentine - 25 dager siden
I live in the city and about as East as you can get in the US and I saw a tumbleweed once.
TumbleWede - 25 dager siden
_I blame the wind_
Xeno Bob
Xeno Bob - 25 dager siden
So tumbleweed is to America as rabbits are to Australia?