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

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Mánuði síðan

    The Map of Evolution and other beautiful sciency posters, researched and designed with love, are now available on the kurzgesagt shop. Our shop is the best way to support us directly and keep our videos free for everyone.
    ►► shop.kurzgesagt.org
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    • Monkey2 Ancient

      Monkey2 Ancient

      10 dögum síðan

      Google Play Store Search : jumpjump

    • ScionStorm


      25 dögum síðan

      In this video I learned you can measure density in units of water fowl.

    • William Rivera

      William Rivera

      28 dögum síðan

      Can @kurzgesagt make a video about how humans became a quite queer specie and if it's common in the animal kingdom?

    • Autistic Hades

      Autistic Hades

      Mánuði síðan

      Hey, Kurz, can you do a video about ring worlds? I’ve been playing Halo:CE as if recently and I’ve heard that it’s a possible thing in the future.

    • No one

      No one

      Mánuði síðan

      what if the earth turned to Glass

  • Imnoob


    51 mínútu síðan

    Now you guys can't use birdbrain as an excuse.

  • Ian Do

    Ian Do

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    All this from tripping

    • Ian Do

      Ian Do

      2 klukkustundum síðan


  • Dorin 2011

    Dorin 2011

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    DUDE. wth. you just gave us a video of a dog dying. that fucking sucks.

  • Toirneach Neul

    Toirneach Neul

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh ok so no matter what we would all die violent terrible deaths 🤭🤣

  • AdrianK K

    AdrianK K

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    What if earth lost all its oxygen at once??

  • Nathan Orf

    Nathan Orf

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Well, I don't know what I learned, but it was an enjoyable 9 minutes and 17 seconds.

  • Mason 76

    Mason 76

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    This is so brutal.



    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I learned gold is bad

  • Parcton


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    God damn it Midas

  • Bradtheknight


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    The lesson is that magic is a piece of crap in real life

  • Gofaq Yusef

    Gofaq Yusef

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    What would happen to the moon?. Would it crash into the Earth or would the tidal forces pull it apart if it got too close?.

  • Maxwell Animations

    Maxwell Animations

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    is it just me or does the intro remind me of adventure time

  • Pandora TheClay

    Pandora TheClay

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Solar system building idea,the golden plasma nuke happened through magic to on of the closer but not inhabited planets

  • Alissa Swan

    Alissa Swan

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Theres a reason they call it the goldilocks zone

  • the hacker

    the hacker

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    If youre watching rhis video midas would touche you will be stuck by looking

  • Allen Gamueta

    Allen Gamueta

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    no longer an earthquake.. but a goldquake hahaha

  • Irfan Hazarika Irfan Hazarika

    Irfan Hazarika Irfan Hazarika

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Mythology is stupid and funny

  • kerem imameli

    kerem imameli

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Now I don't wanna invest for gold

  • asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    So basically Maximilian's ending in evil genius 2 is more chaotic than we thought.

  • Frank Joshua

    Frank Joshua

    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Nice video!! very engaging from beginning to end but when it comes to the world of investing,most people don't know where to start.fortunately,great investors of the past and present can provide us with guidance

    • Jonathan Harrison

      Jonathan Harrison

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      I'm from the UK 🇬🇧 I and my colleagues gave him a try and it has been good returns of our investment, Thanks Mr James matheson🇱🇷

    • Joel Peacock

      Joel Peacock

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      My first investment with Mr James matheson gave me the assurance that has made me invest without the fear of losing, I got four of my friends involved with him already

    • Frank Peters

      Frank Peters

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      Thanks , placing my trade with expert James matheson ASAP

    • Secular Talk

      Secular Talk

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      @Frank Peters Text him on What's ap ⬆️💯

    • Secular Talk

      Secular Talk

      19 klukkustundum síðan


  • Yoshika Kuzunoha

    Yoshika Kuzunoha

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    There would be a lot of happy Noitas at least

  • alexander v.eriksen

    alexander v.eriksen

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    TLDR: Death.

  • Eric Pereira

    Eric Pereira

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh, I know what's the lesson of this video. 2:05 gold is denser than a duck, right? So, of course, this means that gold is not a witch! There you go. Thanks Kurzgesagt, for making all of us so wise in the ways of science! :)

  • shiftyskelabones


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Question: what would happen if Midas touched earth?
    Answer: Death. Horrible, painful death.

  • --


    Degi Síðan síðan

    lol i learned you guys could be pretty funny sometimes

  • Piyt ___

    Piyt ___

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Why did the world's oceans not become gold?

  • Tempo


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Senku Ishigami: you dare challenge me

  • Lizzerd


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Something something greed will crush us all in the end.

  • superkillergamer6969dude


    Degi Síðan síðan

    i never knew what gold was made out of so thank you

  • Steven C. Reeves

    Steven C. Reeves

    Degi Síðan síðan

    What happened to the moon?

  • Peter Iselizo

    Peter Iselizo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    anyone: "what if-"
    kurzgesagt: "firestorms, tsunami's and earthquakes."

  • Ignivor


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love this channel

  • Uminagi


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Khaenri'ah in a nutshell

  • Matthew Porter

    Matthew Porter

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Tardigrades: ayo where everyrone go?

  • no just no

    no just no

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This was a very fun and interesting video but at the end if you posted a map of evolution that was accurate, then why change it, changing right and basic information to false information can send the wrong message and make people think the wrong thing. So it was nice for you to try to appease people who got offendes but still keep it real

  • Felix Larios

    Felix Larios

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Fortnight is taking over

    • BEN


      Degi Síðan síðan

      This isnt related to the video, also how hard is it to say fortnite

  • Astar114


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Basically Noita's ending in a nutshell

  • Serge Tell

    Serge Tell

    Degi Síðan síðan

    So you made a 9 minute video just to sell us a golden pin... smh... i want 2.

  • Vibhor Singh

    Vibhor Singh

    Degi Síðan síðan

    please explain implosion and its effect on gravity

  • Daniel Valle

    Daniel Valle

    Degi Síðan síðan

    No Noita references? Sad 😞

  • Mememaster


    Degi Síðan síðan

    "GG ez game, get good" - Golden Duck

  • max verstappen

    max verstappen

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Today i learned i shouldnt turn the world into gold lol😂😂😂😂

  • hi i am zuplo

    hi i am zuplo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    guys.. midas is the guy form fortnite

  • ceerw buty

    ceerw buty

    Degi Síðan síðan

    “What if the world turned into gold?” Piglins: that can’t be true it’s just a dream

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

      Degi Síðan síðan

      Can we appreciate how high quality this animation is compared to other educational channels such as The Infographics Show?

  • Jo Lin

    Jo Lin

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I learnt that it is not a good idea to turn the world into gold

  • Cristina Krupka

    Cristina Krupka

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Me: omg gold shiny boi Kurzgesagt explaining that is very heavy and can kill u. Me after: *throws gold in lava*

  • justin hernandez

    justin hernandez

    Degi Síðan síðan

    He is saying "Duck to explode For the Energy Half of TNT

  • justin hernandez

    justin hernandez

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is so funny with the narrator He's saying
    "Cause in the dog to explode For the energy 1⁄2 1⁄2 of TNT

  • Vin Cor

    Vin Cor

    Degi Síðan síðan


  • Driftliketokyo34 Ftw

    Driftliketokyo34 Ftw

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Short answer: everyone is dead.

  • Mario D. Zmaj

    Mario D. Zmaj

    Degi Síðan síðan

    only days until it freezes? but white dwarves cool for trillions of years, i thought stuff in space cool much slower than expected due to no medium to dissipate heat

  • Stephen Koebel

    Stephen Koebel

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I learned that we should under no circumstances try to recreate the midas touch

  • Mohammad Ali Khan

    Mohammad Ali Khan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I learned not to turn earth to gold

  • Jebediah Kerman

    Jebediah Kerman

    Degi Síðan síðan

    "Into a fluffy plasma cloud"

  • Jebediah Kerman

    Jebediah Kerman

    Degi Síðan síðan

    "With a half a ton of TNT."
    Me: "Okey. What if I touched a big airplane?"

  • Thijs Hendriksen

    Thijs Hendriksen

    2 dögum síðan

    If Midas powers just ignored physics and the golden earth would kill no-one I wonder how it would impact like the economy or something

    • BEN


      Degi Síðan síðan


  • arlo wood

    arlo wood

    2 dögum síðan

    The thumb nail looks like the fire fox logo 😎

  • 君の고양이انا يعجبني去吃

    君の고양이انا يعجبني去吃

    2 dögum síðan

    please make video about neuralink

  • 君の고양이انا يعجبني去吃

    君の고양이انا يعجبني去吃

    2 dögum síðan

    please make video about neuralink

  • Hafizh


    2 dögum síðan

    You mess with science of nature just a little bit the effect's going tobe catastrophic.

  • OceFlow


    2 dögum síðan

    So, no matter how it happens, everyone dies. Lovely.

  • Boba Bear

    Boba Bear

    2 dögum síðan

    the aesthetic of the shape anf animation of this is so relaxing.

  • Luke Zerakiel Pabustan

    Luke Zerakiel Pabustan

    2 dögum síðan

    there is no escape
    people at the moon base: welp this is our home now

  • DeadlyLazer


    2 dögum síðan

    Ah always love how kurzgesagt manages to create incredibly violent scenes but with cute characters and animations with a bright cheerful colour pallete

  • Some Asian Dude

    Some Asian Dude

    2 dögum síðan

    Evil genius 2 players: *am About to end this whole planet's career*

  • Make Racists Afraid Again

    Make Racists Afraid Again

    2 dögum síðan

    I suppose everyone is asking why the water didn't convert?

  • Patel Gbedjemaiho

    Patel Gbedjemaiho

    2 dögum síðan

    Interesting video! Could you please make a video about a hypothetical scenario where suddenly all mosquitoes on earth and especially in tropical areas can transmit the HIV virus to humans and living mammal animals? Curious to know what that would look like.

  • Hobiverse45


    2 dögum síðan

    What the fu-

  • Karam Ram

    Karam Ram

    2 dögum síðan

    I learned that we cant turn things into gold

  • Farshad Asgari

    Farshad Asgari

    2 dögum síðan

    PLS stop what if videos and make more scientific videos.

  • Adam Jacapraro

    Adam Jacapraro

    2 dögum síðan

    a moment of silence for that duck 1:13

  • Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    2 dögum síðan

    So basically Maximilian's ending in evil genius 2 is more chaotic than we thought.

  • Cruasader Grel

    Cruasader Grel

    2 dögum síðan

    I wanna know what happens when to pounds his meat

  • Bonzowo


    2 dögum síðan

    Wouldn’t gold melt cuz of the core ?

  • Quoted Macaroon

    Quoted Macaroon

    2 dögum síðan

    Midas you had better not trip

  • Just Karri

    Just Karri

    2 dögum síðan

    There is such thing as too much of a good thing.

  • brkh958


    2 dögum síðan

    why didn't the air turn to gold when midas touched it?

  • Moon Raven

    Moon Raven

    2 dögum síðan

    Thing's I learnt, Lara Croft's Midas statue death would've been alot more violent in reality.

  • Attack Helicopter

    Attack Helicopter

    2 dögum síðan

    what if it also bends the laws of physics



    2 dögum síðan

    Everyone think that aliens will be more advanced than us but what if we are mor,e advanced than them

  • Candied Throne

    Candied Throne

    2 dögum síðan

    This has to be the most violent Kurzgesagt video yet.

  • Isaac X

    Isaac X

    2 dögum síðan

    What if only the very surface of things turn to gold like the skin of a person and the same goes for the earth where only few meters of the surface turn to gold or maybe even the whole crust?

  • extendoduck


    2 dögum síðan

    I think this is the best music choice yet on one of your videos. Bombastic and simultaneously cheery and ominous, perfect match to the video content.

  • Axl Kian Alfonso

    Axl Kian Alfonso

    2 dögum síðan

    Are you a bird?

  • raspymorten


    2 dögum síðan

    ... So watch out Midas.

  • Dinosaur Lam

    Dinosaur Lam

    2 dögum síðan

    I think the best explanation would be that anything Midas touched would be covered by a layer of gold. Hopefully the Earth wouldn't explode or implode because of that. :D

  • I cant think of a username

    I cant think of a username

    2 dögum síðan

    Sooo... Will this be a painful death?

  • Adam Kwaśniewicz

    Adam Kwaśniewicz

    2 dögum síðan

    "its equivalent to detonating a planet full of tnt"-Kurzgesagt
    me playing minecraft: *i think i have seen that before*

  • What Up

    What Up

    2 dögum síðan

    If you have the ability to turn anything to gold, wouldn't you have die because you are turning the dust or anything else in the air to little pieces of gold. If I am wrong please explain.

  • 미와 Miwa.

    미와 Miwa.

    2 dögum síðan

    *Keep Midas away from earth*

  • A person

    A person

    2 dögum síðan


  • Kristine Rabang

    Kristine Rabang

    2 dögum síðan

    Ez money

  • Yeetus Fetus

    Yeetus Fetus

    2 dögum síðan

    Note to self don’t live on earth sized and shaped solid gold

  • Poot?


    3 dögum síðan

    "What if the World turned into Gold?"
    Piglins: 3 string, take it or leave it.

  • Dodoxasaurus


    3 dögum síðan

    The lesson is that you shouldn't always want something to be something else, otherwise you may regret it.

  • Scorpio Syndrome

    Scorpio Syndrome

    3 dögum síðan

    Lesson Learned: Midas is an Eldritch God of terrifying proportions and we only live because of our majesty's kind tolerance of our existence.
    Do not ask why, do not argue, and do not tell the Aureus Lord that he may not have your first born as a sacrifice for his collection of trophies, for angering him will be the end of us.

  • That single Eye

    That single Eye

    3 dögum síðan

    When will you sell the movie rights?

  • Ronin 20181

    Ronin 20181

    3 dögum síðan

    This is a weirdly cute video

  • Mitchell Heal

    Mitchell Heal

    3 dögum síðan

    I learned that I should definitely hit that button that will turn the world to gold.