Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism.

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  1. Matty Sheehan

    Matty Sheehan

    12 uur geleden

    @kurzgesagt yeah you need to Re-do your alien life video you guys are completely wrong and your narrative is actually extremely harmful and counter productive to the truth which is that they are here and have been here for thousands of years and they are entirely(95%) peaceful. Your assumption that when a more advanced life form meets a less advanced one they wipe them out. What you fail to consider is that once you reach a certain level of consciousness, there is no desire to wipe out living beings as well as possess the technology to not accidentally kill those beings. Seriously change that shit you guys are way wrong if you need proof look no further than the US navy and the videos they’ve released. Proof you wanted? Proof you got

  2. Hiyami Kitseshi

    Hiyami Kitseshi

    12 uur geleden

    My mind is in crisis if I should believe science or if I should believe in the Bible, Science seems to go against the bible but my messed up human brain cant remove the idea that something must've made something, this stereotype is stuck inside my head for some reason and I cant get it out of my thinking. I mean if the big bang was true then who started it? But if I believe in the Bible but only to be disappointed that there is no afterlife But heh, if I died only to be disappointed (discussing probability) by a book&influence I wouldnt be able to regret it cuz... *Im dead* But if I listen to science and only to find out that there is an afterlife (again discussiong probability) Id regret it as long as my conciousness exist... But Ill try not to think of it too much *try*

  3. Espeon5


    12 uur geleden

    Anti-natalist policies ftw

  4. Relex viking

    Relex viking

    12 uur geleden

    we really need nuclear energy !!!!!! dont trust media seaech for the truth

  5. Zico Moore

    Zico Moore

    12 uur geleden

    star in a jar.

  6. Alex Fiedler

    Alex Fiedler

    12 uur geleden

    Wenn die Deutschen einen Fehler machen, dann machen sie ihn mit beeindruckender Effizienz, einer brutalen Arbeitsmoral und eisernen Entschlossenheit.

  7. Pedro Coimbra

    Pedro Coimbra

    12 uur geleden

    You "needed" the red crescent too? Virtue signaling doesn't look good on you, Kurzgesagt

  8. Squishy Ballz

    Squishy Ballz

    12 uur geleden

    Watching this made my head hurt

  9. Hiyami Kitseshi

    Hiyami Kitseshi

    13 uur geleden

    Took me approx. 15 secs to pronounce kerzgesagt properly

  10. Scapegoat


    13 uur geleden

    Plate tectonics video when?

  11. UselessFarmerBoy


    13 uur geleden

    “Wait, so I’m Joe Biden?” “And all the dead people who voted for him.”

  12. billy 9

    billy 9

    13 uur geleden

    irreproducible and unique, so true

  13. It'sTrejo


    13 uur geleden

    I feel like we are the bacteria on the ant hill bc humans still have a physical body and different mentally. Also we don't all get along and keep secrets from each other for example our governments 😳 MIND BLOWN!

  14. 6 Troncs

    6 Troncs

    13 uur geleden

    Wow, that was a rollercoaster !

  15. Definitely not Godu

    Definitely not Godu

    13 uur geleden

    there is so many vegans on the comment section lol

  16. Josh Eaton

    Josh Eaton

    13 uur geleden

    Square head ant: What is my purpose? Queen: Your the front door. Square head ant: Oh my god.

  17. Genta•SP


    13 uur geleden

    1:50 Normal people: Wow, that's weird Weebs and Hntai lover: *YOU KNOW THE RULES, SO DO I*

  18. akmaza ary

    akmaza ary

    13 uur geleden

    The war is never going to end until the oil depleted.

  19. viperblitz11


    13 uur geleden

    When properly maintained and set up, nuclear energy is currently the best and most efficient form of power generation. It easily outproduces coal and oil with less fuel and leaves less waste, and is more space efficient than any solar or wind farm. It's also advanced enough to be used now, and doesn't depend on future innovations in reliability like other renewables.

  20. Terra Firma

    Terra Firma

    13 uur geleden

    ''The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.''

  21. 《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    13 uur geleden

    *-A N T-* -me

  22. R lag

    R lag

    13 uur geleden

    Yeah but these planets have their own forms of evolution, there are so many things we dont know: elements, forms, life forms, ect. these planets dont need do depend on water, it could be something completely abstract that earth doesnt have...

  23. akmaza ary

    akmaza ary

    13 uur geleden

    if USA is really fighting for morale issue or dictator leadership, why they are not invading North Korea??????? Because OIL

  24. Stone Mercurio

    Stone Mercurio

    13 uur geleden

    I love this channel

  25. 6 Troncs

    6 Troncs

    13 uur geleden

    Kurtzgesagt : What is Light ? Me, graduate in astrophysics : Plz tell me

  26. Sheil Urankar

    Sheil Urankar

    13 uur geleden

    If kurzgesagt was the president of the world we would live in a perfect world lol

  27. jay john

    jay john

    13 uur geleden

    How about a half bird/human angel😇

  28. Uday BADOLA

    Uday BADOLA

    13 uur geleden

    Is no one going to talk about the doom references at 7:07?

  29. venomancer 5

    venomancer 5

    13 uur geleden

    I learned more in this video than my teacher teaching for an whole 2 days

  30. HyperWill Gaming

    HyperWill Gaming

    13 uur geleden

    Is it dark that the add I had before this video was about the army...

  31. 《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    13 uur geleden

    Oop guess i have these ants in my tree

  32. La Gamer Fuel

    La Gamer Fuel

    13 uur geleden

    1:04 is that pickle Rick astroid?!

  33. Đức Hoàng Thế

    Đức Hoàng Thế

    13 uur geleden

    The animation is so cute!

  34. lilfirechicken


    13 uur geleden

    You had forgotten to talk about the super red meat, venison, the healthiest of the red meats

  35. 《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    《 •-ky and rose-0-》

    13 uur geleden

    My ants live in my tree

  36. Laura Baker

    Laura Baker

    13 uur geleden

    This was ridiculous 🙄

  37. Alexiel


    13 uur geleden

    Meh I like the big boom booms let’s keep them

  38. Ultracore Tejada

    Ultracore Tejada

    13 uur geleden

    Kurzgesagt what If you made a video about what will happen when problems stop happening

  39. Shadow Star

    Shadow Star

    13 uur geleden

    Pandemic happens Introverts:oh no ANYWAY

  40. Just Your Everyday Pig

    Just Your Everyday Pig

    13 uur geleden

    America: haha yeah what if *nervous sweating*

  41. SargentThePug


    13 uur geleden

    Can't believe I've already watched this 20,486,788 times!

  42. plasmahead2


    13 uur geleden

    How about the numbers for the damage that hydrocarbons have done?

  43. Henry Liao

    Henry Liao

    13 uur geleden

    Nice SC2 reference lmao

  44. Jared Coble

    Jared Coble

    13 uur geleden

    Can you do a video on how we're are a prisoner to are own bodies please

  45. Juan Perez

    Juan Perez

    13 uur geleden

    When i was a kid i lived a fun life where nothing mattered , now as an adult i realize i was right.

  46. BenjaConPlus XD

    BenjaConPlus XD

    13 uur geleden

    Oh Look, My House Is Gone

  47. TM


    14 uur geleden

    if you can make nuclear cleaner, why not

  48. John Carl Crisostomo

    John Carl Crisostomo

    14 uur geleden

    Just imagine how small we are in the whole universe

  49. Meeple Cat

    Meeple Cat

    14 uur geleden

    At the current rate fossil fuels are being consumed within the next 50 years the Amazon rainforest could BURN DOWN, the sea levels would rise a few inches, mass migrations would occur, severe weather patterns would occur, and the atmosphere would be close to TOXIC TO HUMANS! YES WE DO NEED NUCLEAR ENERGY AND WE NEED IT VERY SOON! (The current amount of CO2 in our atmosphere is close to what it was after the extinction level event that destroyed the dinosaurs)

  50. Fe4rMeMrWickYT _

    Fe4rMeMrWickYT _

    14 uur geleden

    good idea ill go try that

  51. Mars


    14 uur geleden

    Yay im not alone anymore :D

  52. Mohammed S

    Mohammed S

    14 uur geleden

    Wouldn’t a civilization that is able to build such an engine be already living in space anyway? Kinda pointless

  53. Simple Misdirection

    Simple Misdirection

    14 uur geleden

    Kurzgesagt videos like this should be shown more often in schools. Especially since many are in multiple languages.

  54. Rocketboy 1313

    Rocketboy 1313

    14 uur geleden

    I believe that using Nuclear energy is a smart move for the future. I am intrigued by the explorations of all technology and the stigma attached to nuclear power has only contributed to climate change that could have been slowed significantly.

  55. Josh Chapman

    Josh Chapman

    14 uur geleden

    Malk! now with vitamin K!

  56. hah


    14 uur geleden

    I have an idea! What if you can live even after dying? It's so simple, because once you "die", you simply lose the power to do anything, other than thinking. What if people managed to connect computers to a dead person's mind and they can think to walk and some... machine thing walks for them? What if you put yourself on that machine thing and you can do whatever you wanted to do when you were alive? sorry if this sounds dumb i'm 11

  57. Amare Williams

    Amare Williams

    14 uur geleden

    Will buy 140$ dallors of your stuff in a week after I get back from my trip to a friends island.

  58. Rivalz


    14 uur geleden


  59. Sultan Alanazi

    Sultan Alanazi

    14 uur geleden

    Boi oh boi, i was imagining myself growing up with a hot alien bitch :(

  60. drmnez


    14 uur geleden

    While I believe we need to move away from FF, the doomsday scenario a lot of supporters pose is kinda annoying. The world isn't going to end in a few years. Said that back in the 70s-90s and it hasn't happened. Instead of fear mongoring, we need to work together

  61. Elias Chavarria

    Elias Chavarria

    14 uur geleden

    5:41 "not risk blackouts" I am a Texan and seeing as how here in Texas the power blackouts was due to oil, gas, and fossil fuels failing. I would rather have blackouts because of renewable energy than non-renewable. I hate it here, get me out of here (crying emoji)

  62. Ethan Ly

    Ethan Ly

    14 uur geleden

    I like to think that you guys are literally just birds behind a laptop using text to speech.

  63. Beesafree


    14 uur geleden

    As an electrician, I often have to deal with the flaws of specific energy plants, Nuclear is the best option in my position, the waste is ridiculously tiny for what you get, and the danger is almost non-existent Currently: Fossil fuels are killing the planet Solar's upkeep is outrageous Wind is a literal local ecological disaster, not to mention the noise pollution Hydro is good, I haven't seen a majot issue with it except: all 3 "green energies" are highly conditional (solar and wind vary, hydro needs dams, etc etc) Nuclear's biggest issue is the waste, it's roughly 40 grams per person per year if we only used nuclear waste, roughly one tin can of nuclear waste for 10 years (roughly) as a world/country, We need to decide how to dispose of that mainly.

  64. Tcid EH

    Tcid EH

    14 uur geleden

    Anyone remember when France was testing nuclear weapons on a tiny atoll. Then the Rainbow warrior(Greenpeace) attempted to stop them (non violently). So they sent in French secret service operatives to bomb it. Which killed Fernando Pereira(photographer). Then NZ trialed the 2 responsible who pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 10 years each for manslaughter. Which NZ was unable to enforce due to France threatening economic embargo of NZ exports to the entire EU economic block if they weren’t released. France then launched their own enquiry which declared the French government innocent of any involvement (big surprise). NZ remembers Fuck France

  65. LauraDafne8 LaraDi1 Laliitaa Sundarii90

    LauraDafne8 LaraDi1 Laliitaa Sundarii90

    14 uur geleden

    Yeah, a fact in actually.

  66. Sharcodile


    14 uur geleden

    People were made about the post, not no one has ever pointed out their map of the earth is very inaccurate. South America is 8 times bigger then Greenland

  67. Jacob Goodstone

    Jacob Goodstone

    14 uur geleden

    0:19 That's a Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Reference---the computer and the "I'm a computer. I'm a computery guy."

  68. Amina Clare

    Amina Clare

    14 uur geleden

    I think I was holding my breath watching most of this...

  69. Meg Pillai

    Meg Pillai

    14 uur geleden

    Yeah-no. You don't do into the problems associated with mining for nuclear fuel, storage of waste and the huge risks nuclear power plant failures pose. Better to invest our money into storage options.

  70. Bella salvacion

    Bella salvacion

    14 uur geleden


  71. Ngân Nguyễn

    Ngân Nguyễn

    14 uur geleden

    Sadly i am in another spectrum of it. I am grateful for what I have but hate myself at the same time because I think I don't deserve the good things in my life

  72. Hicham Khamlichi

    Hicham Khamlichi

    14 uur geleden

    I just hate ranting and be burdened with the thought that i may myself be just that, a burden. But just to be there next to someone and feel their warmth, to look at them in their eyes and listen to their voice and pour out your heart to them. Perhaps its not exactly the fact that they may be helpful in their advice - many are - that soothes me, it's probably that I crave human closeness and comfort more than any other material need... the mere opportunity to feel heard and validated and normalized. To know that, in this immense sea of unknown and unforgiving plights and fights, there are people out there ready to stretch their arms for you, and give you their shoulders and show you their hearts. I like to see myself as a complex machinery of thoughts. So many, many, many feelings and emotions in just a few seconds, running wild for several excuciating hours. All just simple connections in my brain that feel material only to the tiny, lonely ears inside of my mind that listen to them... and destroy me. The troubling irony is, I know very well that these thoughts are nothing tangible. Were I to so desirably cease to exist, they wouldnt either. Yet, they weaken me in ways where i find myself to be totally unrecognizable. Like parasites, they intrude the every sides of my mind and paralyze it. I feel useless... I become useless; unable to work properly or think clearly. My eyes, my fingers, my arms, my legs - powered objects deprived of all direction or action... totally idle if not only attentive to one thing: this inexcapable feeling of anxiety-driven restlessness. These happen so often. At times, they are instances I come to accept, on other occasions, I feel immense shame, self-hate and pure.. disappointment. Disappointed that a complex machinery capable of so many things great and small has become its own helpless enemy, acutely vulnerable to a few chains of thoughts, a few memories, a few events. But these are just thoughts, and it will get better, until it doesn't again, until.. well, like I said, I just hate ranting -

  73. JediBlackbelt


    14 uur geleden

    "You have always been here."

  74. Philem Arjun

    Philem Arjun

    14 uur geleden

    Geez thanks for the heart attack