What Happens If We Throw an Elephant From a Skyscraper? Life & Size 1

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Size is the most under appreciated regulators of living things. Let us demonstrate that by throwing animals from buildings.

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    • Boilermaker Things

      Boilermaker Things

      Mánuði síðan

      best size comparison ever!

    • neosovereign


      Mánuði síðan

      Oh hello Kurzgesagt in a Nutshell☺️

    • LitteralyEverything.


      Mánuði síðan


    • idk a name for this

      idk a name for this

      2 mánuðum síðan

      SEND ME HATE ON MY VIDEOSS... ffffff

    • Motaz Fawzi

      Motaz Fawzi

      2 mánuðum síðan

      Simple. PITAA would be after you.

  • Travis Boyd

    Travis Boyd

    38 mínútum síðan

    Wait so mass or size is the issue? An ant with the weight of an elephant falling. What happens eh?

  • Nyuknames Suck

    Nyuknames Suck

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I know an elephant just exploded and all but can we just talk about water trying to eat everything?

  • Piotr Babiuch

    Piotr Babiuch

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    omg I have to test it out tomorrow I gonna drop my rat and dog from roof wish me luck

  • Braxton Stegall

    Braxton Stegall

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    No one:
    YouTube: Screw it… let’s recommend this

  • imAgametrumpet


    21 klukkustund síðan

    what happens if a elephant jumps of a skyscraper
    answer: it dies

  • Brian Davis

    Brian Davis

    21 klukkustund síðan

    The bigger they are the harder they fall

  • Lugburz-Shak


    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Ferb, i know what we gonna do today.

  • Eddie Cawthorne

    Eddie Cawthorne

    23 klukkustundum síðan


  • Theusualdays !

    Theusualdays !

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I like how they explain this like they have already thrown an elephant, dog and a rat/mouse down a skyscraper

  • Ashutosh Shelke

    Ashutosh Shelke

    Degi Síðan síðan

    We'd be violating animal rights.

  • Jmanz123


    2 dögum síðan

    I’m wondering how the elephant was able to get on top of the skyscraper in the first place.

  • Your Ordinary Artist

    Your Ordinary Artist

    2 dögum síðan

    Kurzgesagt: An educational channel, created to inform the audience about useful and spectacular information
    Also Kurzgesagt: What Happens If We Throw an Elephant From a Skyscraper?

  • Stevee Rose

    Stevee Rose

    2 dögum síðan


  • Aaralyn Kaye

    Aaralyn Kaye

    2 dögum síðan

    I always wonder wtf is going on in this dudes mind?

  • Nico


    2 dögum síðan

    One of the best documentary videos on YouTube, a so efficient communication and extremely clear!
    Congrats! 💪🏼

  • MouthMuffler


    2 dögum síðan

    You heard it here first

    Size doesn’t matter

  • Jake Pullman

    Jake Pullman

    2 dögum síðan

    This is what happens when a scientist has more funding than ethics.

  • SpaceCadetLaC


    3 dögum síðan

    Well jail time at the very least.

  • Sanka P.H.

    Sanka P.H.

    3 dögum síðan

    When scientists see a clear design and purpose in all living things but still believe in evolution so they try to mash creation theory and evolution together. That's why we hear phrases like "designed by evolution" which really doesn't make any sense since natural selection is very much 100% happenstance and coincidence and has nothing to do with purpose and design.

  • nemo pouncey

    nemo pouncey

    4 dögum síðan

    what the fu....

  • Ranked Focus

    Ranked Focus

    4 dögum síðan

    Time to work out

  • Oliver Hancock

    Oliver Hancock

    4 dögum síðan

    This makes it all the more cool that Jerboa exist. The fact that those long, bouncing hind legs work on both a mouse and a Kangaroo is like this miraculous cosmic coincidence.

  • GSC


    4 dögum síðan

    Actually as per physics its not size its the mass . More the mass more is the weight hence more impact on touching the ground.
    Weight = mass × g
    Where g is acceleration due to gravity which is always 9.8 meter per second square.
    Think of 5 kg cotton and 5 kg iron.
    Cotton has more size than 5 kg iron.

  • ch bu

    ch bu

    5 dögum síðan

    We get a very pissed off elephant (briefly) and some squished pedestrians.

  • Nightbot


    5 dögum síðan

    If Edison would work on the air resistance instead of current

  • Rahil Abbas

    Rahil Abbas

    5 dögum síðan

    If I've understood this video correctly then I think it's more accurate to say that the application of The physical laws differ due to our size rather than the physical laws themselves being different.

  • Rahil Abbas

    Rahil Abbas

    5 dögum síðan

    Cool story.

  • cokedrinker941


    5 dögum síðan

    Im trying to reconcile this with Godzilla movies...

  • Taco Face

    Taco Face

    5 dögum síðan

    that was the most disgusting ball of guts and bones I've ever seen

  • Dr. Doggo

    Dr. Doggo

    6 dögum síðan

    What would happen if water didn’t have surface tension?

  • Energy Future

    Energy Future

    6 dögum síðan

    0:32 that was what she said

  • Hyperion


    6 dögum síðan

    Spoiler: he dies

  • Kern Jeremiah

    Kern Jeremiah

    6 dögum síðan

    Mass × velocity= Force

  • Odd


    6 dögum síðan

    1:15 stampy longnose reference. It’s the Minecraft youtuber

  • addytime! gaming

    addytime! gaming

    6 dögum síðan

    The cat always land on there feet confirmed!
    9 lives is a myth?

  • Kerosin


    6 dögum síðan

    See? Size matters guys.
    Nobody want to drown in a droplet

  • Tree Beast

    Tree Beast

    6 dögum síðan

    I wish you didn’t make this episode because now I’m sad

  • Clarence


    7 dögum síðan

    Cats w/ 9 Lives: "am I a joke to you??"

  • I ам иот яսssiаи sошу

    I ам иот яսssiаи sошу

    7 dögum síðan

    0:58 purple thing on the left be like :
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    Amogus 😳
    When the impostor sus 😏

  • Peter schnitzer

    Peter schnitzer

    7 dögum síðan

    Would you rather not take fall damage but you are allergic to water OR have fall damage but can have water

  • K3NZ1E


    8 dögum síðan


  • Iris Oscuris

    Iris Oscuris

    8 dögum síðan

    Size matters.

  • Josh Cook

    Josh Cook

    8 dögum síðan

    This should be a 2 second video simply saying 'It dies'

  • David Riches

    David Riches

    8 dögum síðan

    Poor elephant 😔

  • ᖇᎯᎿᎦᎩ


    8 dögum síðan

    I feel like it would be possible to drink the water that Engulfed You

  • _nebula_god12


    8 dögum síðan


  • Alex


    8 dögum síðan

    0:56 oh, oh oooh.. there s a whale.. what happend to the whale, if.......

  • Compass Rosa

    Compass Rosa

    8 dögum síðan

    Elephant used Splash!

  • Aloe Spirit

    Aloe Spirit

    8 dögum síðan

    So... The elephant will die? I guess? Ok.

  • Kody Littleton

    Kody Littleton

    9 dögum síðan

    I can already imagine people throwing mice of skyscrapers

  • TheNextElChapo


    9 dögum síðan

    Watched this in class and was very satisfied thanks for the info :) you are getting a sub with notifications on

  • Dominic Bianchi

    Dominic Bianchi

    9 dögum síðan

    What did the dog and elephant ever do to you

  • Tap_zap


    10 dögum síðan

    well that got dark pretty quickly!

  • Leo Leo

    Leo Leo

    10 dögum síðan

    The fairy fly would be easier to kill cause air is like goo to it

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah

    10 dögum síðan

    This video itself is a proof of GOD (Allah) and not some evolution nonsense.

    • Omar Abdullah

      Omar Abdullah

      6 dögum síðan

      @y .e so tell me please how many random mutations have happened to differentiate between man and chimpanzee?

    • y .e

      y .e

      6 dögum síðan

      @Omar Abdullah Evolutuon doesn't happen in one organism, it happens in a species through random mutations, it's called natural selection

    • Omar Abdullah

      Omar Abdullah

      6 dögum síðan

      If the process of evolution of one species to another is continuous then we should all the time see species transitioning to others at different stages as the stimuli for evolution haven't disappeared, just like numbers there is 1, 2 and countless numbers in between. In the contrast if it was instantaneous then if 1 billion people jumped into the water at least one of them will evolve to breath oxygen dissolved in the water or at least one of the millions of fish taken out of the water a day would evolve to breath oxygen.

    • Omar Abdullah

      Omar Abdullah

      6 dögum síðan

      Ok i agree with u that evolution can occur in a single species like us humans there are different colors of skin and hair while having the same origin from Adam and Eve, we evolved to cope with the different environmental factors such as temperature and sunlight but we are all humans, we didn't evolve to something else. What i meant previously by evolution, which is what everyone means when saying evolution, is the false assumption that all life originated from a single cellular organism which evolved into all forms of life including us humans.

    • y .e

      y .e

      6 dögum síðan

      @Omar Abdullah I'm a Christian myself, so I believe that god did originaly create all organisms, but there's proof of evolution, including a species of fish that still exists that's developing legs. It's possible that god guides evolution, but evolution does exist.

  • Factoverse lab

    Factoverse lab

    10 dögum síðan


  • Tyler Raffety

    Tyler Raffety

    10 dögum síðan

    Title: “What would happen if we dropped an elephant from a skyscraper?”
    Me: There’d probably be a lot of *clean up*

  • Chashma e Marfat

    Chashma e Marfat

    10 dögum síðan

    The size only matters for mattress. The rat will die without mattress. And elephant can survive with enough mattress.
    And the volume of animal build resistance against gravity force and imact force with the help of air.
    And different bodies need differ amount of momentum to die. Which should be achieved for results.

  • RubixComparisonX


    10 dögum síðan

    the elefant what
    it's hammer time!

  • Dorsch


    11 dögum síðan

    What I show people who say size doesnt matter:

  • João Felipe Sophia

    João Felipe Sophia

    11 dögum síðan

    This channel is amazing. I'm Brazilian and there's some good youtube "channels of science" in my country, but all of them are in portuguese. Only a few people are able to speak portuguese compared with english, so this channels don't have so much views, money and then they're not so good as they could be. So, I'm very happy to find a incredible youtube channel that talks about science like this one and that has so much infrastructure. The video was perfect, like all others. I really thank you.

  • Noah Perez

    Noah Perez

    11 dögum síðan

    So size does matter

  • piano


    11 dögum síðan


  • your_boi_stevo14 g

    your_boi_stevo14 g

    11 dögum síðan

    It's crazy how insects live without fall damage but die when water touches them

  • Manuele Cappuccio

    Manuele Cappuccio

    12 dögum síðan

    Love how this videos can be so gruesome yet so so cute.

  • Linen Uthasang

    Linen Uthasang

    12 dögum síðan

    Poor janitor bird. Gotta clean all those bodies.

  • Andrew Topel

    Andrew Topel

    13 dögum síðan

    Good intro

  • 16 16

    16 16

    13 dögum síðan

    its more about the mass than the size, but still nice video

  • Bellaray13


    13 dögum síðan

    it fucking dies

  • Mechapugzilla


    13 dögum síðan

    That intro sounded like the setup to a really bad joke.

  • Nellit McKerin

    Nellit McKerin

    13 dögum síðan

    Troll physics: If you are falling from great heights, shrivel up into a ball to reduce your size, thus becoming immune to fall damage.

  • The Tactical Goose

    The Tactical Goose

    14 dögum síðan


  • Rowdy Reese

    Rowdy Reese

    14 dögum síðan

    2:07 That whale was probably wondering if the ground would be his friend

    • Technotoadnotafrog


      13 dögum síðan

      "Oh no, not again"

  • Taksh Shori

    Taksh Shori

    15 dögum síðan

    what we really learnt from this video is that SIZE MATTERS!!!!

  • Francis Ros

    Francis Ros

    15 dögum síðan

    0:19 this guy out of context

  • Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow

    15 dögum síðan

    "Getting wet is a question of life and death"

  • Mohan Choudhary

    Mohan Choudhary

    16 dögum síðan

    Its all bcz of momentum

  • 79keen


    16 dögum síðan

    This video has no intro

  • Amir Balci

    Amir Balci

    18 dögum síðan

    Who would do this bruh

  • ToadLegend


    19 dögum síðan

    Me who knows that it will fall

  • MeekiPlays


    19 dögum síðan

    That animal has 0.01% Hopes and dreams in its volume.

  • Cancer Incarnated

    Cancer Incarnated

    19 dögum síðan

    It would probably fall.

  • John


    21 degi síðan síðan

    So size DOES matter

  • Leo Schoegl

    Leo Schoegl

    21 degi síðan síðan

    That little ball falling is probably the saddest thing I've seen this month. R.I.P

  • Rexyjp123


    21 degi síðan síðan

    Godzilla can survive a 10 km fall so how can a elephant not

  • Banana Jotaro

    Banana Jotaro

    21 degi síðan síðan


  • Nathan Marek

    Nathan Marek

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Mouse: Survives
    Dog: Dies in a lame way
    Elephant: Becomes a living firework (however, it dies instantly after the explosion)

  • Alexandre Lafrance

    Alexandre Lafrance

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Dude I was thinking about that the other day thank you Kurzegagsts 😘😘😘

  • Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    21 degi síðan síðan

    how to be jesus:
    get water repellent hair

  • JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    22 dögum síðan

    quack chrip quack

  • Yuri


    22 dögum síðan

    and how exactly the brainless cell know to evolve in that way ????

  • Pedro Maria Andrade

    Pedro Maria Andrade

    22 dögum síðan

    Killing dogs right out of the gate , is that a jojo reference?!

  • I.M. Shirley Rongh

    I.M. Shirley Rongh

    22 dögum síðan

    2:43 no, it will be sucked into the engine, air resistance

  • Tasha Collins

    Tasha Collins

    23 dögum síðan

    Thats a dark way to start a video

  • Linxuan Wan

    Linxuan Wan

    24 dögum síðan

    1:00 nooooo why do I see amogus

  • Tayler Johnson

    Tayler Johnson

    25 dögum síðan

    If u don’t have time to watch the video heres the answer:
    What Happens If We Throw an Elephant From a Skyscraper?
    It dies

  • ScribbleGamerYT


    25 dögum síðan

    Peta: Yes officer this video right here...

  • Darth Millie

    Darth Millie

    26 dögum síðan

    5:21 "hmmm, sounds familiar"

  • Andrew Cantatore

    Andrew Cantatore

    26 dögum síðan

    RIP dog.