We Had Catnip All Wrong

Why do cats love catnip so much? Researchers have found a possible evolutionary answer to this adorable feline phenomenon! Hosted by: Rose Bear Don't Walk SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Silas Emrys, Charles Copley, Drew Hart, Jeffrey Mckishen, James Knight, Christoph Schwanke, Jacob, Matt Curls, Christopher R Boucher, Eric Jensen, Lehel Kovacs, Adam Brainard, Greg, GrowingViolet, Ash, Laura Sanborn, Sam Lutfi, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, charles george, Alex Hackman, Chris Peters, Kevin Bealer ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480656/pdf/canvetj00079-0049.pdf https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-017-0987-6 Image Sources: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/maine-coon-kitten-on-white-gm1126981190-296885680 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/impatient-cat-asking-food-gm1040405006-278524384 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/cute-tabby-cat-sniffing-dried-catnip-gm1143329867-307010982 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starr_070906-8819_Nepeta_cataria.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actinidia_polygama_02.JPG https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/fisheye-cat-rolling-in-catnip-gm1178809065-329624433 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/white-cat-with-catnip-mouse-gm1093103238-293346682 https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/253761.php https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/cat-and-nepeta-cataria-gm1097317452-294660107 Animal Park at the Conservators Center (www.animalparknc.org) https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/aedes-aegypti-mosquito-close-up-a-mosquito-sucking-human-blood-gm604022000-103738665 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/mosquito-on-cats-nose-gm91703101-6902231 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/mosquito-icon-on-black-and-white-vector-backgrounds-gm699087038-129486315 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/cat-silhouette-pet-animals-set-gm1141896184-306103509 https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/dna-sequence-gm143175623-19334089

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