The Trouble With Tumbleweed

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  • lucy starlight
    lucy starlight12 klukkustundum síðan

    3:19 I love the little box of hats

  • NoriMori
    NoriMori23 klukkustundum síðan

    So what you're saying is that in all those old Westerns, the cowboys should've been shooting the passing tumbleweed instead of each other.

  • Leo Sabat
    Leo SabatDegi Síðan síðan

    So use it instead of gas to cook and adapt de furnace in the area. No idea if is posible but would be interesting to see a kitchen with a exterior big door to charge up the plants.

  • Johnny Collier
    Johnny CollierDegi Síðan síðan

    just get like a lot of roundup and give america a douse or two

  • Miguel Baltazar
    Miguel BaltazarDegi Síðan síðan

    we could make fireproof homes and when the tumble causes trouble we could burn them and the houses would be unscathed

  • Thegoodbomb 15
    Thegoodbomb 152 dögum síðan

    I live in sd and never seen one

  • Mr Chips
    Mr Chips2 dögum síðan

    I like the life cycle of the tumbleweed

  • Kaiserlich-Mecklenburg Armee Records.
    Kaiserlich-Mecklenburg Armee Records.3 dögum síðan

    Extremely late but, "Napalm at home"

  • JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS
    JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS4 dögum síðan

    I like how each time you switch the office/desk thingy scene, there is another tumbleweed in grey's desk...

  • Robert Orwell
    Robert Orwell4 dögum síðan

    What makes this video utterly enjoyable are the stickmen he drew. They are so cute!

  • Ryan Mac
    Ryan Mac4 dögum síðan

    This is why when you travel to certain countries, they will take all of your items and quarantine you for a day or two. It’s to make sure you haven’t brought any non-native or possibly invasive plant seeds on your person or any of your travel items. I think.

  • christian jacob leongson
    christian jacob leongson4 dögum síðan

    Communists do contaminate others by using weeds.

  • Darshan Jain
    Darshan Jain5 dögum síðan

    How abt using this as an alternative to Gas? It's flammable, it's plenty, serves the purpose

  • ArcherDude11
    ArcherDude115 dögum síðan

    4:56 Texas is literally trying to shoot the tumbleweed off of her arm

  • Cyle Davis
    Cyle Davis5 dögum síðan

    damnit russia

  • BigotGaming
    BigotGaming5 dögum síðan

    remove random critss

  • ForsythJC
    ForsythJC5 dögum síðan

    4:55 - Typical Texas response. "Shoot it!" XD

  • Kyle Betts
    Kyle Betts7 dögum síðan

    Um... Controlled burn?

  • WWII Vet, John Taco
    WWII Vet, John Taco7 dögum síðan

    What if they set up fences to harvest them and burn them in a powerplant? They would produce ash which could be used to fertilize other plants.

  • Sheikh U
    Sheikh U9 dögum síðan

    "I contain multitudes" 😂

  • Somebody insane
    Somebody insane9 dögum síðan

    can't people just gather them up and burn them all in a place so they won't become real life fireball

  • I am groot

    I am groot

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    @Somebody insane wlcm

  • Somebody insane

    Somebody insane

    Degi Síðan síðan

    @I am groot I see but idc because my place don't have a single tumbleweed thanks anyways

  • I am groot

    I am groot

    Degi Síðan síðan

    If they do that the tumble will launch away and maybe burn the people, a!so k think its been done b4

  • Kejj Vtokinv
    Kejj Vtokinv10 dögum síðan

    tribbles of the wild west

  • Robert Szepielak
    Robert Szepielak11 dögum síðan

    Fact: Tumbleweed is a unlit lighter that can go off and burn your house down.

  • Dami
    Dami12 dögum síðan

    It was the animation trying to get rid of the tumbleweed with a corn for me

  • Catherine Hall
    Catherine Hall13 dögum síðan

    Reminds me of that vine

    ALEXANDER SCHMUCKER13 dögum síðan

    Me after watching the video: I should take these to Australia,Argentina,and Africa! *Evil laughter ensues*

  • Ed
    Ed13 dögum síðan

    Tumbleweed is just the Texan version of weed, they just forgot to water it after it grew into a massive bush of weed

  • Harminder Kaur
    Harminder Kaur14 dögum síðan

    I don’t even live in America, I never searched for this, why am I recommended this 😪

  • Joshua Miranda

    Joshua Miranda

    2 dögum síðan

    So that you know the problem of tumbleweed

  • Whitley Rae
    Whitley Rae14 dögum síðan

    Why didn’t you say “tumbleseed” you had the perfect chance.

  • garlicboi
    garlicboi15 dögum síðan

    Have we trued FIRE

  • Tim Loth
    Tim Loth15 dögum síðan

    I just realized that a person can just come out with flame thrower and burner the fields of tumble for fun.

  • NIKOvbn
    NIKOvbn16 dögum síðan

    Nuke it... twice? xP

  • Samantha Bishop
    Samantha Bishop16 dögum síðan

    It's almost time for the troubling tumble time where I live. We have MAYBE a month till we start seeing them everywhere.

  • guillem
    guillem17 dögum síðan

    Use it as biomass!

  • Vitasso
    Vitasso18 dögum síðan

    I'm Brazilian so don't blame me by my ignorance, but couldn't you just burn tons of tumbleweed and produce energy by it?

  • MyLittleDashie 7

    MyLittleDashie 7

    17 dögum síðan

    I suspect that just isn't an economical solution, capturing them, and transporting them somewhere, without them burning on the way there would be pretty expensive, and the energy you got out of it may even be less than the energy it took to capture them (that's just speculation though, I'm no expert). Not to mention you'd still never be *rid* of the tumbleweeds, you'd only slightly reduce their numbers at best.

  • Anym
    Anym19 dögum síðan

    cause ofc it's Russia. who else but THE nemesis of the USA lmao

  • Gamer69isdead
    Gamer69isdead20 dögum síðan

    I live in iowa and I have never seen a single tumbleweed.

  • portiseq
    portiseq20 dögum síðan

    Take me there and give me a stick xD

  • Sarror Miki
    Sarror Miki20 dögum síðan

    Imagine through some great effort America is able to eradicate tumbleweeds, then some random kid comes over with tumbleweed seeds in pocket and thinks it a great prank to drop some seeds around :D

  • BananappIeboy • 69 years ago • 12 months ago

    BananappIeboy • 69 years ago • 12 months ago

    19 dögum síðan

    and then the kid then gets punished by their parents and slapped with a belt, while america proceeds to nuke itself out of anger.

  • mrJesper a
    mrJesper a20 dögum síðan

    From Russia with love

  • penitent2401
    penitent240120 dögum síðan

    hope it never comes to Australia, vast empty flat bushland and farms with barely any human population. We'll stand no chance.

  • Bacon Beagle
    Bacon Beagle21 degi síðan síðan

    I get tumbleweeds in my backyard they are SO ANNOYING

  • Bacon Beagle

    Bacon Beagle

    19 dögum síðan

    @BatCham oh man if I could give you my tumble weeds I would! They’re not so bad this year, but sometimes they can get REALLY bad. They ruin our wheat crops

  • BatCham


    20 dögum síðan

    Ik from the uk who has never seen a tumbleweed, I want too though, you’re lucky

  • ammo021
    ammo02121 degi síðan síðan

    You could raid a whole town with one tumble weed.

  • AidyPlays 101
    AidyPlays 10121 degi síðan síðan

    *So that's why Russia and North America are on such cold terms*

  • Noname
    Noname21 degi síðan síðan

    Plot twist: The cold war happened because America wanted revenge on the Russians for giving them tumbleweed

  • garcipat
    garcipat21 degi síðan síðan

    How to get rid of those? Burning is ot an option. Or cant they be used as fuel as an energy source?

  • Some dude that rips planet in half
    Some dude that rips planet in half22 dögum síðan

    Tumbleweed *_"Why we cant have nice things"_*

  • Connor Brinkman
    Connor Brinkman22 dögum síðan

    Thank you for sharing. As someone who lived in those plains and who has seen tumbleweeds bury entire cars, houses, and even barns, this is appreciated.

  • Daniel Hynes
    Daniel Hynes22 dögum síðan

    I like this vid

  • Out Of Context
    Out Of Context22 dögum síðan

    So natives didn’t colonize the land? If you are going to pander and get in to hot button race topics, then you might want to brush up on history

  • I am groot

    I am groot

    Degi Síðan síðan


  • Alexander Averchenko
    Alexander Averchenko22 dögum síðan

    Just use it to produce fuel briquette. Free resource c'mon.

  • Heisst IO
    Heisst IO22 dögum síðan

    Hans, Get Ze Flammewaffer

  • Lu Gan
    Lu Gan22 dögum síðan

    You could make an identical vid about New Zealand and Gorse

  • BaconBoyGaming3
    BaconBoyGaming323 dögum síðan

    Just do /kill @e[type=tumble_weed]

  • Keith Segovia
    Keith Segovia23 dögum síðan

    why didn't they just use fencing to keep the tumbleweeds out

  • I am groot

    I am groot

    Degi Síðan síðan

    100% not like every town has fences

  • I am groot

    I am groot

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Damn bro ur so smart

  • Aden Rock
    Aden Rock23 dögum síðan

    The tumble with Trumble weed

  • Lucas Bird
    Lucas Bird24 dögum síðan

    me: replaying the start to make a rap

  • Patrick Miller
    Patrick Miller24 dögum síðan

    Wait I live in South Dakota

  • Unknown
    Unknown24 dögum síðan

    Conclusion:tumble weeds are idiots

  • Hurtful Cow
    Hurtful Cow24 dögum síðan

    A year ago in the dead of winter in the Chicago suburbs I witnessed a tumble weed go rolling down our Main Street. I had never been so confused

  • Insert Name
    Insert Name24 dögum síðan

    I've never seen one of these.

  • Coen Picton
    Coen Picton24 dögum síðan

    Just nuke em - someone who said that

  • Floofy Kitten
    Floofy Kitten25 dögum síðan

    the "infection" part kinda reminds of COVID-19

  • Kristin Kern Snider
    Kristin Kern Snider25 dögum síðan

    Ok it’s this this is just Russia’s fault it just is ok but they should have known that the weeds were in Russia and should have buy then known it would be bad

  • Gustavo Masis
    Gustavo Masis25 dögum síðan

    You made tumbleweed sound like the demonic plants they are.

  • momen alsaket
    momen alsaket25 dögum síðan

    2:27 teehee te nandayio

  • Stephen Larralde
    Stephen Larralde25 dögum síðan

    Alternative Titles: The Tumble Trouble or The Trouble With The Tumble

  • Genji
    Genji25 dögum síðan

    Seeing this video during the covid-19 virus, it's hard not to think nature really doesn't like us

  • John D
    John D25 dögum síðan

    Just use flamethrowers to burn the infection away

  • Faige Ford
    Faige Ford25 dögum síðan

    из России с любовью

  • Ahmed Warraich
    Ahmed Warraich25 dögum síðan

    i’ll just engineer them out of the us 🙄

  • Snowy Voltage
    Snowy Voltage25 dögum síðan

    Be right back guys imma make a fire grenade out of tumbleweed.

    INDELIBLE MAKES25 dögum síðan

    Something about glasses just makes everyone seem pretentious. Even stick figures.

  • OctavKitty
    OctavKitty25 dögum síðan

    Perhaps use genetical modifications? Have tumbleweeds spread some kind of tumbleweed-exclusive disease that makes it easier to get rid of them?

  • DivineArtemis
    DivineArtemis25 dögum síðan

    I think tumbleweed is cool, but I live im a tumbleweed free land. It's fascinating

  • Articulate99
    Articulate9926 dögum síðan

    Always interesting, thank you.

  • Marcelo Rosa
    Marcelo Rosa26 dögum síðan

    who would've guessed that it was tumbleweed whom started a race to get to the moon

  • sam
    sam26 dögum síðan

    Tumbleweeds are awful There everywhere where I live and I'm allergic

  • int len
    int len26 dögum síðan

    I've looked at the Thumbnail and thougt It was Tribbles. Well Its not so different😂😂 Ps. Tribbles are from Startrek

  • freddy fazbear
    freddy fazbear26 dögum síðan

    Okey I find this information incredibly useless but still it is interesting

  • CMW18
    CMW1826 dögum síðan

    Just genetically enginer one to have pollen that makes the seeds sterile or something. Thatl spread.

  • Peanut Colada
    Peanut Colada26 dögum síðan

    tall fence. huge and deep ditch along the outside of it kind of like a empty mote.. plaster the outside of the ditch in cement. and as soon as it fills with tumble weeds, Set the fuckers on fire. Concrete can withstand thousands of degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Regil
    Regil26 dögum síðan

    I though this tumbleweed thing are just leafs

  • My Stupid Life
    My Stupid Life26 dögum síðan

    As a minnesotan the snow analogy made it all make sense

  • Circuitbug
    Circuitbug26 dögum síðan

    Booooo tumbleweed

  • ItzJustKris
    ItzJustKris26 dögum síðan

    ........tumble tots..........

  • Dumbass Diana
    Dumbass Diana27 dögum síðan

    Is the title of this episode a reference to Star Trek?

  • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation27 dögum síðan

    Well let’s yell for help so aliens could help us

  • N B
    N B27 dögum síðan

    Aw I have never felt such affection for a cheesed off animation of a governmental department.

  • Jake Miller
    Jake Miller27 dögum síðan

    The alliteration is pleasing

  • Anonymous 73
    Anonymous 7327 dögum síðan

    Ah yes, Sam-o-nella 2.0

  • The Cuban
    The Cuban27 dögum síðan

    Tumbleweed is from Russia???? I'd liketo see the research and source on that one, since Russian climate is literally opposite of that in the wild west....

  • Meow Mixer5
    Meow Mixer527 dögum síðan


  • Space Captain
    Space Captain27 dögum síðan

    What keeps them at bay in Russia? Could that condition be duplicated or approximated in USA? Can they be processed into something useful?

  • Adam Kiszka
    Adam Kiszka27 dögum síðan


  • Someone WL
    Someone WL27 dögum síðan


  • Aditri Shukla
    Aditri Shukla27 dögum síðan


  • Taktic121
    Taktic12128 dögum síðan

    🤔 All them bad jokes

  • Rob103
    Rob10328 dögum síðan

    You dont want to get stuck by a tumbleweed, them shits hurt.

  • Javi Gold
    Javi Gold28 dögum síðan

    not to mention in places like NM and NV they become irradiated by the nuclear test soil