What if the World turned to Gold? - The Gold Apocalypse

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Let us explore the scientific mystery of what would happen to you, if Earth suddenly turned into gold! The “Midaspocalypse”, based on the ancient tale of King Midas who was cursed so everything he touched turned into gold.
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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Liam Strong
Liam Strong Пре 7 дана
But their price is wild…
DRAX xd Пре 13 дана
Kurzgesagt is the worst channel to ever have the chance to come to RStoolss. I absolutely hate it.
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ScionStorm Пре месец
In this video I learned you can measure density in units of water fowl.
William Rivera
William Rivera Пре месец
Can @kurzgesagt make a video about how humans became a quite queer specie and if it's common in the animal kingdom?
gaelic glutton gaming
gaelic glutton gaming Пре сат
1:34 at this point,Midas is now Kira Yoshikage
Mureithi Kivuti
Mureithi Kivuti Пре сат
These guys are wild!!! Imagine if your teacher was like, "If you learnt anything in this class, please tell me what it was." LMAO
Anna Elizabeth
Anna Elizabeth Пре 2 сата
“This is funky, and doesn’t explode, so this is progress.” thanks for the graduation quote guys
It’s a Friendly truck!
It’s a Friendly truck! Пре 3 сата
let us know if you learned anything gold is 20x denser than a duck
Cian Lister
Cian Lister Пре 3 сата
It’s not about the specifics of the hypothetical - it’s so ridiculous a concept that it will never apply to real life - but instead about the practice of considering the physical implications of a magical power; this video doesn’t tell you what to do in the case of a Midas apocalypse, but it does introduce the following idea: we don’t really know what we mean when we say “telekinesis” or “teleportation” or “shape shifting”. This is relevant, though, because in order to one day invent a way to accomplish these things, we must first better define what exactly we want to do.
Tomcat's creations
Tomcat's creations Пре 4 сата
If you want to be scientific, Midas would just turn all air around him into gold
pipolwes000 Пре 5 сати
If everything Midas touches turns to gold, then I contend that shortly after gaining this power Midas would become gold plated (as molecules in the air collide with him, and microbes living on his skin turn into gold) and he dies of asphyxiation (as the air in his lungs turns into gold). I leave it as an open question whether this new gold-Midas still counts as Midas, and thus if it continues to accumulate a gold coating from the air.
science wizard
science wizard Пре 5 сати
ok but what is the explosion scenario happened to earth?? would it shower other planets with asteroids? i don't need sleep, i need answers
Shadow Slayer
Shadow Slayer Пре 6 сати
I learned that its a good thing that midas doesn't exist
Eric Zheng
Eric Zheng Пре 9 сати
Dr. Gold, the anime
a Пре 9 сати
What if the weight of gold suddenly changes as well to the average weight of the earth?
Yuan Justin Perez
Yuan Justin Perez Пре 10 сати
The black fender intraperitonally crawl because footnote finallly grab between a sudden sousaphone. lame, gainful agreement
asd417 Пре 11 сати
Lesson: magic is bad
Im a furry, OwO
Im a furry, OwO Пре 13 сати
Ok! Now I just need a video about why water and air doesn't burn!
Oliver Hickman
Oliver Hickman Пре 13 сати
I would like to see a Voyager 1 video
Enize CA
Enize CA Пре 18 сати
I love you so much
Jamil Ismailov
Jamil Ismailov Пре 18 сати
Well actually he will stumble on grass which then becomes gold spikes and Midas dead. At least we survive 😬
Raghav Sharma
Raghav Sharma Пре 18 сати
Dislikes are from those who invested in gold and end up losing their money 😂😂😂
Christopher Gaucher
Christopher Gaucher Пре 18 сати
Wow this would be very bad for the economy
Jason Garcia
Jason Garcia Пре 20 сати
i learned:big thing turn gold=boom boom death
Wyatt Evans
Wyatt Evans Пре дан
Nishant Dani
Nishant Dani Пре дан
Midas should wear gloves when he touches things
Andrei B.
Andrei B. Пре дан
I saw many proffesional science channels, but THIS
Quibop Пре дан
March 2021 The “Midas Touch” Incident
ccricers Пре дан
So as crazy as that one Duck Tales episode was, it could still have been a lot worse.
Andrew Deering
Andrew Deering Пре дан
No hate love the video I peeped the free fall equations and they seem to model an instantaneous change from one radius to another assuming the gold instantly compacts to full density. I think the gold “sponge” would have stiffness and damping that would both increase the resting radii of earth to more than 65.8% calculated using the density formula and resist free fall during the change. Again love the video
Tawanna Ellamae
Tawanna Ellamae Пре дан
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Brenda Landis
Brenda Landis Пре дан
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ShionFox Пре дан
I learned that leave myths as myths
BrumM0m3ntum Пре дан
So, what you’re saying is that for a brief period of time every animal would be perfectly cooked?
1adentlxl Пре дан
including us
1adentlxl Пре дан
butch blakesley
butch blakesley Пре дан
just plain dumb
Omar Alkelani
Omar Alkelani Пре дан
Les Palestiniens sont attaqués. 💔 Veuillez les aider et les sauver. 🙏 Nous exigeons que les lois internationales soient respectées et appliquées afin de parvenir à la justice et à la paix dans le monde✌🙌🌐.
Ashish Devassy
Ashish Devassy Пре дан
Dear lord man !!!
Dady DZ gamer
Dady DZ gamer Пре дан
That would be **Ausome** lol
L E Пре дан
Here's what I learned: Don't let Midas exist.
bonbons Пре дан
kurzgesagt i love yall
Ninjatron64 Пре дан
Beats the point of magic
stqrrberri Пре дан
my teacher: teaching me stuff me: let me learn about earth being turned to gold.
Pablo Bronstein
Pablo Bronstein Пре дан
I just want to know what would happen if you turn the whole ocean into mayo.
1adentlxl Пре дан
don't you dare-
Пре дан
gold sucks
1adentlxl Пре дан
Uriel Santos
Uriel Santos Пре дан
What I learnt from this video is that your birds need a pay raise!
ach 2
ach 2 Пре дан
I learned that earth is a terrible place
1adentlxl Пре дан
it's too late, you are here and will be here for the rest of ur LIFE
Kellen Siebert
Kellen Siebert Пре дан
i learned never to wish that all you touch turns to gold
AlphaSilverback Пре дан
I learned that a magical world would be a very unlivable world!
Ermina Pacavar
Ermina Pacavar Пре дан
Oi i didnt know if a planet is out of gold it whould explode:0
Mario Leonard Ion
Mario Leonard Ion Пре дан
The lesson: if you have a Greek friend called Midas kil him
Matthias Binz
Matthias Binz Пре дан
just have a range
Kit Пре 2 дана
i learned that gold bad
Meowww M.
Meowww M. Пре 2 дана
Kurzgesagt really likes their deaths and explosions
Namratha Noxy
Namratha Noxy Пре 2 дана
Why will the earth explode in the first case? Why doesn't it grow bigger?
Just That Gauc He Dude
Just That Gauc He Dude Пре 2 дана
and we thought golden earth was an awesome idea. *A great place for our nucle~ nvm its gone lol
fransisca vaillant
fransisca vaillant Пре 2 дана
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mkaleborn Пре 2 дана
Good to see Kurzgesagt giving us a golden threepeat of Everyone Dies (tm) in such a mathematically devastating way! DC would be proud.
Earth Пре 2 дана
leave me alone
Anmol Singh
Anmol Singh Пре 2 дана
Kurstaget: *No*
E*star Пре 2 дана
I learnt not to turn earth into gold
Foo Nugget
Foo Nugget Пре 2 дана
3:02 The heaven stairway incident
TheXtravagant Пре 2 дана
8:02 and that, my friends is how poor kurzgesagt got canceled by twitter
kannishk yadav
kannishk yadav Пре 2 дана
You should try expanding
Nathanael Bernis
Nathanael Bernis Пре 2 дана
Not Anonymous
Not Anonymous Пре 2 дана
my big brain thinks the flying birds are to the intelligent like the apes are to the humans
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Пре 2 дана
I have learned that we need to kill King Midas before he touches anything.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Пре 2 дана
I imagine that the price of gold would go way down. After all, it's happened before. The price of aluminum dropped by 90% when a much cheaper method was found of extracting it. If a way were found to turn a common metal to gold, the same thing would happen to the price of gold
Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown Пре 2 дана
Hello what's the best way to start trading because I have been making my personal research for a while now.
Adam Juliet
Adam Juliet Пре 2 дана
however, it's best advised we should work smart, look out for multiple streams of income and get more involved with online trading. for me, trading Bitcoin/forex still remains the best.
Thomas Young
Thomas Young Пре 2 дана
I remember friends calling me crazy when I started but I now shut up them with my four figure weekly returned
Thomas Young
Thomas Young Пре 2 дана
all thanks to my aunty who introduced me to him
Daniel Kane
Daniel Kane Пре 2 дана
determination is highly needed in trading because only a brave heart is determined to take the risky involved in making great profit
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The Ramsey Show-Highlights Пре 2 дана
when I saw testimonies all over the place I thought it was all made up stories till i was convinced and gave it a try and honestly I don't regret the move I made because invested in a big way
Alex the Artist
Alex the Artist Пре 2 дана
The lesson here is that Midas better not stumble.
RagingRhino101 Пре 2 дана
Moral of the story: you can be too rich?
saltypork101 Пре 2 дана
This is why D&D only lets you transmute a set number of 5ft cubes at a time!
Os Car
Os Car Пре 2 дана
Let's hope King - doesn't get any funny ideas
Ian the air conditioner fan 23
Ian the air conditioner fan 23 Пре 2 дана
Breaking news ducks are now explosive 😳
Retro Gamer
Retro Gamer Пре 2 дана
Today I learned that if a greedy man from a myth touched the earth we would all die in about a day or so
Soup Earth Society
Soup Earth Society Пре 2 дана
Midas is feeling murderous today.
Zlatan Bogdanovic
Zlatan Bogdanovic Пре 2 дана
We will then be very rich and hungry. Mihajlo Bogdanović
JuffAndJeff Пре 2 дана
minecraft piglins: *it's free real estate*
Sandalwood Пре 2 дана
This is the first time I've seen this channel So is this guy like the Matpat of science? I think I'm into it
shreyas Hv
shreyas Hv Пре 2 дана
Reality: "Wait why is everything turning to gol-"
Cristian Leoni
Cristian Leoni Пре 2 дана
The lack of Balthasar Gelt comments disturbs me!
Liat castillo
Liat castillo Пре 2 дана
6:35 so basically everything becomes australia
a dog
a dog Пре 2 дана
Rip birbs poor birbs
Rhys Sheridan
Rhys Sheridan Пре 2 дана
Love the intro!
George Maroulis
George Maroulis Пре 2 дана
what if that mites guy tuched the sun
NamesPara Пре 2 дана
Also the lil animated Midas is SO cute
Solomon Réal
Solomon Réal Пре 2 дана
dis is why Midas is remeembred for the besty science nad best king
Ted Lipper
Ted Lipper Пре 2 дана
What about the moon? How would the moon be affected by the earth turning to gold? What would happen to the earth if the moon suddenly turned to gold?
엄혜민 Пре 2 дана
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Viktor Minev
Viktor Minev Пре 2 дана
lesson learnt: You are LEGENDS :D
PritRanjan Jha
PritRanjan Jha Пре 2 дана
Still world's economy praises Gold!
Queto Пре 2 дана
We die, but just in different way
Tamara Pieters
Tamara Pieters Пре 2 дана
If we kill Midas, does that stop his power? If so, kill Midas.
ÈMZ TÆGÆLÂZ Пре 2 дана
Alternative title:how to make a sun
Giovanni Murgia
Giovanni Murgia Пре 2 дана
We love your videos 😍😍😍😍. Thank you a lot
Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson Пре 2 дана
"This is funky, and doesn't explode, which is progess!" Never change, Kurzgesagt.
vedant gupta
vedant gupta Пре дан
Never change.
BlacklightKING_HD Пре 3 дана
I learned that the myth of Midas was not a god well thought myth or that Midas never stumbeled (sorry for the errors in the comment but i am not a nativ speaker. please tell me what i did wrong.)
Aamir Hakeem
Aamir Hakeem Пре 3 дана
Do The X-Men
User 1
User 1 Пре 3 дана
The important point: Gold is 20x more dense than a duck.
sunshineInMYpocket p
sunshineInMYpocket p Пре 3 дана
What i learned this video; Gold is bad.
John DoDo Doe
John DoDo Doe Пре 3 дана
Alternative interpretation 4: Things turn into massive gold with enough gold that it will keep it's size+shape and not collapse under it's own weight. Thus mountains don't flatten as shown. Alternative interpretation 5: The touch doesn't cascade through initially touching objects. So if Midas touches a grain of sand, only that grain changes and neither the sanddune nor the rest of the planet turn into gold. Same for mountains and bedrock
TheLoneTerran Пре 3 дана
Awww Kurzgesagt, we like you too!
Aidenn [エイデン]
Aidenn [エイデン] Пре 3 дана
Not gonna lie, I always thought it was a sort of "cover the object in gold" thing
Juan Icaza Rubinoff
Juan Icaza Rubinoff Пре 3 дана
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