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

    4 mánuðum 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.
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    • Florinda Ancira

      Florinda Ancira

      8 dögum síðan

      Today I learned that to turn the earth to hold everything must die

    • Square Root

      Square Root

      22 dögum síðan

      That is incredible! God I really want one, it's amazing!

    • JaidenArianaGacha 2021

      JaidenArianaGacha 2021

      26 dögum síðan

      I'm very impressed with your videos. And You Said "Duck". Luni loves ducks

    • blionrd


      Mánuði síðan

      @DRAX xd How?

    • PhinnThePhantom


      Mánuði síðan

      I am going to buy it

  • xRoman'o10


    4 mínútum síðan

    One this I learned is, if earth was made of gold, there's no chance

  • Electro Nerd

    Electro Nerd

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Lesson found: TAKE THAT DAMM STONEE

  • Chromer Music

    Chromer Music

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    ill make sure to keep this in mind when the planet turns into gold

  • christina


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    And what happens when Midas touches himself?

  • Some One

    Some One

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    this entire channel is just a scientific shit post

  • GRasputin91


    16 klukkustundum síðan


  • zilly


    18 klukkustundum síðan

    the thing i learned was that i am glad magic is not real, it wouldnt be magic anymore, it'd be scary !

  • Awesome_Dude1926


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Let’s be real, we’ll all be Richer then jeff bezos.

  • Irrelevant


    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Every Kurgesagt video has a question as it's title. Every question is different, but they generally all have the same answer - *very bad things*

  • Parallel Universes

    Parallel Universes

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    There was once a king called "Midas," who, when he touched something, would turn said thing into gold. One day he stumble and fell, and everything died.
    The end.

  • ___Ryan ___

    ___Ryan ___

    Degi Síðan síðan

    What did I learn: *what happens if the Earth turned gold*

  • Get trolled...

    Get trolled...

    Degi Síðan síðan

    If i was gold i literally walk with my dust legs and sell myself for a car

  • Joe Netick

    Joe Netick

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Answer: Don't trip

  • Anggelo Leonardo Hurtado Ravines

    Anggelo Leonardo Hurtado Ravines

    Degi Síðan síðan

    6:17 this is the saddst part for me :,( poor little duck you can hear him :(

  • Rahadian Farhan

    Rahadian Farhan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    It would absolutely hurt the economy

  • khushi vibha

    khushi vibha

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I learned not to turn the earth into gold

  • Asma Khan

    Asma Khan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    At 7:40 look at the board and actually read what it says it is hilarious 😂

  • Mr Unsmiley

    Mr Unsmiley

    Degi Síðan síðan

    *hits blunt* bro.... what if the earth was like... made of gold?
    Kurzgesagt: way ahead of you G

  • Jordy Jeur

    Jordy Jeur

    2 dögum síðan

    2:57 Kurzgesagt if your standing on earth's surface...

    Me: Where else would i be standing?

  • Hussain butt Khushi Muhammad

    Hussain butt Khushi Muhammad

    2 dögum síðan

    I feel sad for every bird that died in the video

  • Hussain butt Khushi Muhammad

    Hussain butt Khushi Muhammad

    2 dögum síðan

    I feel sad for every bird that died

  • Pubix


    2 dögum síðan

    what i learned: earth = gold = bad

  • 盧嘉藍


    3 dögum síðan

    This is just Midas but s c i e n c e

  • MasBro


    3 dögum síðan

    I learned that gold is 20x denser then a duck

  • DGX Games Y

    DGX Games Y

    3 dögum síðan

    Comedy + Science: Overpower Combo

  • Haweater


    3 dögum síðan

    And I thought this video would outline how the economy would be wrecked by everyone being rich by surplus gold.

  • imran musie

    imran musie

    3 dögum síðan

    bro what if he touched air?

  • TheWhiteElement


    3 dögum síðan

    we learnt that midas doesn't learn does he

  • Oorsmaal


    4 dögum síðan

    1:25 is one of the more cruel bird deaths

  • freecashnub


    4 dögum síðan

    in this vedio i learned wealth is deadly🙃

  • Noval Arifin

    Noval Arifin

    4 dögum síðan

    Moral of the Story : If you are Midas, don't stumble

  • Demir yabancı

    Demir yabancı

    4 dögum síðan

    oh no Oh no OH no OH No OH NO

  • jazz


    4 dögum síðan

    Short answer:
    We all die

  • Russell Dwyer lll

    Russell Dwyer lll

    4 dögum síðan

    So either
    Earth blows up
    Earth crashes in on itself
    Or gravity gets cranked up ×500
    Either way all humans dead

  • Nayuta Ito

    Nayuta Ito

    4 dögum síðan

    This is exactly what you observe when you play Universe Sandbox 2

  • Lystra Taff

    Lystra Taff

    4 dögum síðan

    And all of this happend because a guy fell on a rock

  • TheLegendoric


    5 dögum síðan

    So What We learned is gold can kill :)

  • Telugu Kings

    Telugu Kings

    5 dögum síðan

    Aliens: Voyager 1 misled us.

  • Dusan Vickovic

    Dusan Vickovic

    5 dögum síðan

    3:44 moment is for some reason satisfing to me.

  • レズンRaisin


    5 dögum síðan

    What I learned? GIVE MIDUS GLOVES

  • Andy M

    Andy M

    6 dögum síðan

    The exploding duck caught me so off guard I’m snorting watching a Kurzgesagt video

  • M. D

    M. D

    6 dögum síðan

    I learned to not let Midas stumble or touch the ground

  • DarcoVader


    6 dögum síðan

    could the golden plasma stuff theoretically become a new thicker atmosphere?

  • Jouko Link

    Jouko Link

    6 dögum síðan

    Moral lesson: Kill Midas. So the earth won't turn gold.

  • Theo Paquin

    Theo Paquin

    6 dögum síðan

    Random kid: I wish da world is gold! God: your wish Is granted! Kid: WOW DA WOWD IS GOWD AND I CAN FWY! 10 minutes later: kid: splats smashed on to the ground and explodes.

  • Theo Paquin

    Theo Paquin

    6 dögum síðan

    as cheerful music plays "Everyone will get smashed into a red puddle"

  • EternalCosmiX


    6 dögum síðan

    If midas existed everything around him even the air would turn into gold and he would die before any of this could happen

  • RTC


    6 dögum síðan

    The last one dont make any sense. 150 celcius will steam off the ocean causing increased pressure that could increase the temp further and ultimately melt gold itself at the end.

  • CookieBlues


    6 dögum síðan

    Why you use duck everytime at every single video

  • Zualtea Renthlei

    Zualtea Renthlei

    6 dögum síðan

    if the world turned into gold...
    Gonna be Midas all over again.

  • Julian r

    Julian r

    6 dögum síðan

    What if only the crust is converted into gold? Maybe it's more interesting....??

  • d a y d r e a m_

    d a y d r e a m_

    7 dögum síðan

    Kurzgesagt vids-
    Talking bout facts 
    I usually hate facts but I don’t when it comes to kurzgesagt
    Other learning things-
    Talking about the exact same facts
    When will this torture end😜😋

  • Loya Aheibam

    Loya Aheibam

    7 dögum síðan

    “Earth getting destroyed"
    *Kalm music intensifies

  • Random


    7 dögum síðan

    how big does the gold need to be to have the same gravity as earth?

  • natasha luchy

    natasha luchy

    7 dögum síðan

    The neat sand progressively race because accountant strangely puncture midst a clean chocolate. abhorrent, nimble farm

  • anti flop

    anti flop

    7 dögum síðan

    Kurzgesagt: we only work with serious things
    Also kurzgesagt: Gold is 20x denser than a duck

  • CreationIsntGood


    7 dögum síðan

    Quick question
    Why does Midas look SO CUTE IN THIS ILLUSTRATION?!?!??

  • Allen Wright

    Allen Wright

    8 dögum síðan

    That explains how the duck from the nuke video was made. 1:16

  • Ethan Fletcher-Soars

    Ethan Fletcher-Soars

    8 dögum síðan

    i learnt a lot

  • Emmanuel Onwuakpa

    Emmanuel Onwuakpa

    8 dögum síðan

    Can we just appreciate everything

  • solar☆flight


    8 dögum síðan

    *let us know what it was*
    minecraft is superior to earth in gold

  • Heinrich Meier

    Heinrich Meier

    9 dögum síðan

    All I learned is to be happy king Midas’s curse doesn’t exist

  • NackDuck


    9 dögum síðan

    It would be very shiny.

  • Mihai Balan

    Mihai Balan

    9 dögum síðan

    Noita is watching 👀

  • Funnyn't man

    Funnyn't man

    9 dögum síðan

    What I learned:
    Gold is 20 times more massive than a duck
    Midas Should be extremely careful when walking
    Kurzgesagt had no idea what they were doing
    Magic comes at a cost
    D O N O T F * * K W I T H P H Y S I C S

  • AeroDome


    9 dögum síðan

    *What have you done, Midas*

  • RikiGames


    9 dögum síðan

    4:37 The Earth is now a star which is brighter than the sun

  • Bendy


    9 dögum síðan

    Maybe aliens had a midus touch and touched their planet and it exploded and some came here

  • Ggdivhjkjl


    9 dögum síðan

    Who else feels sorry for Midas?

  • robloxrandom CH

    robloxrandom CH

    10 dögum síðan

    BRUTAL !!!

  • MachoManAlex YT

    MachoManAlex YT

    10 dögum síðan

    I would like to think that Midas touching the ground would only turn the element he touched in to gold

  • nadia perveen

    nadia perveen

    10 dögum síðan

    I learend gold is evil

  • HunterGaming9001


    10 dögum síðan

    My toilet would become gold for free

  • Wim Van Lierde

    Wim Van Lierde

    10 dögum síðan

    Someone been playing evil genius 2 at Kurzgesacht

  • Samuel Hodkin

    Samuel Hodkin

    10 dögum síðan

    what would happen to the moon when the plasma cloud covers the earth?

  • VolcanoLava 123

    VolcanoLava 123

    10 dögum síðan

    Im pretty sure that shield volcanoes like Big Islans could stand much taller than typical mountains, because they are very flat due to their low viscosity lava

  • zUltra


    10 dögum síðan

    Piglins would be happy

  • Anthony Dell

    Anthony Dell

    11 dögum síðan

    Bro this video left me speechless. Guys don’t turn nothing into gold 🤣😂. Great video guys keep it up!

  • Christian Rodrigues

    Christian Rodrigues

    11 dögum síðan

    I learned that turning the earth to gold is a terrible idea

  • DrewCodez


    11 dögum síðan

    What people think when they touch grass:

  • Kaden Williams

    Kaden Williams

    12 dögum síðan

    God I love this channel. I cannot stress enough how big of a nerd I am when it comes to science-related things so when I found this channel about a year ago, I knew it was time for me to rewrite my favorite YouTubers list.

  • Söt Gråvarg

    Söt Gråvarg

    12 dögum síðan

    I learned that Midas was a fool

  • [•Emii•]


    12 dögum síðan


  • Misha Purser

    Misha Purser

    12 dögum síðan

    "Gold is about 20x denser than a duck."
    You've just made this unit of measurement a very attractive concept!
    Sadly Monty Python beat you at creating the unit of measurement.

  • Rutifer 132

    Rutifer 132

    12 dögum síðan

    TIL learned that gold is very dangerous

  • Nathan Mather

    Nathan Mather

    12 dögum síðan

    For anyone who has ever wondered how much more dense is gold than a duck, this is your video.

  • Muditha Nayanakumari

    Muditha Nayanakumari

    12 dögum síðan

    Don't turn planet's into gold or else's we will all die

  • the running man

    the running man

    12 dögum síðan

    Midas:accidentally touches the earth

  • Oliver Glandberger

    Oliver Glandberger

    12 dögum síðan

    I laughed so damn hard. Absolutely loved this. HINT: Watch it @ 1.5x speed. It's hilarious.

  • ABlazing


    12 dögum síðan

    so i guess when Midas turned his daughter to gold she was 20x times denser huh- wonder why she wasn't compressed...

  • JWM


    12 dögum síðan

    What happens when you beat Noita.

  • ✨Enmelia ✨

    ✨Enmelia ✨

    13 dögum síðan

    What if earth turned into gold 2.0: What if earth turned into earth

  • Llamacorn butt

    Llamacorn butt

    13 dögum síðan

    I learned that humanity should never try to create magic

  • xgothic_goblinx


    13 dögum síðan

    How in the world do you calculate this😂

  • James William

    James William

    13 dögum síðan

    What is the best way to make money from investing

    • Marley Rose

      Marley Rose

      13 dögum síðan

      @DrNick Cage this sounds so interesting

    • DrNick Cage

      DrNick Cage

      13 dögum síðan

      @Doriana Gonzalez I also started trading with Mrs. Tina, she's the best at what she does. With an initial investment of $1400 Canadian I made up to $5230 profit in just a week of trading with her, her strategies are mind-blowing.

    • Doriana Gonzalez

      Doriana Gonzalez

      13 dögum síðan

      You've just made my day guys, I've lost so much trying to invest on my own

    • James William

      James William

      13 dögum síðan

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    • Scott Eastwood

      Scott Eastwood

      13 dögum síðan

      I think the best way is to invest with a professional, at least it saves the trauma of too many losses This just surprised me because I also invest with Tina Turner

  • Panther


    13 dögum síðan

    Astronauts watching Earth turn into gold and explode: 😳

  • Mikail Surya Abdi Wicaksono

    Mikail Surya Abdi Wicaksono

    13 dögum síðan

    Piglin from minecraft:Hello there

  • Dr.Sarcasm


    13 dögum síðan

    All you would need is a water bucket lol

  • Flagilament


    13 dögum síðan

    The new Invincible season looking gory