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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellMánuði 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 (Worldwide Shipping Available)

  2. Monkey2 Ancient

    Monkey2 Ancient16 dögum síðan

    Google Play Store Search : jumpjump

  3. ScionStorm

    ScionStormMánuði síðan

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

  4. William Rivera

    William RiveraMánuði síðan

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

  5. Autistic Hades

    Autistic HadesMánuði 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.

  6. No one

    No oneMánuði síðan

    what if the earth turned to Glass

  7. ༺Araf · Animations༻

    ༺Araf · Animations༻59 mínútum síðan

    what if Midus touched the air?

  8. MiningCraft

    MiningCraft2 klukkustundum síðan

    it is just a evil genius 2 thing i guess

  9. CircsC

    CircsC2 klukkustundum síðan

    I learned that magic kills us all

  10. Jess Rums

    Jess Rums3 klukkustundum síðan

    simple it the world turned to gole we be dead simple dont need 15 min to explain that to me full of shit

  11. Jakkaphat Kaewthong

    Jakkaphat Kaewthong5 klukkustundum síðan

    Evil genius game anyone?

  12. Gaith Ahmad

    Gaith Ahmad9 klukkustundum síðan


  13. shaunak sarkar

    shaunak sarkar9 klukkustundum síðan

    i have a question regarding this.....in the 2nd case when midas touches the duck it turns to a gold duck through the process of rearrangement of protons, neutrons, electrons to form gold atoms...how can you be so sure that after turning into gold the duck will retain its structure...what i mean to say is if the rearrangement of protons, neutrons, electrons happen then its not necessary that the duck after turning into gold will still look like the duck when it was alive, the shape may not be retained, it may look like a cube made of gold or a rock made of gold or anything else made of gold but not necessarily a duck made of gold because the arrangement of atoms will change. i do get why there are gaps but even after the gaps it looks like a duck as per your video, although it is not necessary that it will still look like a duck after the rearrangement of protons, neutrons, electrons has happened. Same thing applies to earth as the earth may not retain the shape of earth after turning to gold as the arrangement of protons, neutrons, electrons changes and forms gold atoms it is not necessary that the earth will look like earth, it may look like a paraboloid made of gold or any other shape but not necessarily the same shape as before being turned into gold by midas. i think you guys might have gone wrong in this particular case. if not then pls explain why?

  14. Ben Warnick

    Ben Warnick9 klukkustundum síðan

    This is the definition of greatness A bunch of well funded idiot geniuses making ridiculous videos

  15. Hawks

    Hawks9 klukkustundum síðan

    He can have a duck then pick it up and throw it really fast to use it as a granade

  16. Philip Leichauer

    Philip Leichauer11 klukkustundum síðan

    How about the opposite - turn the world to beryllium.

  17. Ben Warnick

    Ben Warnick9 klukkustundum síðan

    What about francium

  18. MR. KɅT

    MR. KɅT13 klukkustundum síðan

    So if he "master bates" does it turn into gold?

  19. Athar Khaidar

    Athar Khaidar16 klukkustundum síðan

    Midas is literally that one character from marvel that turns anything they touch into a bomb

  20. B1ackday

    B1ackday16 klukkustundum síðan

    Gold is the most dangerous thing on earth

  21. chad top lane rengar

    chad top lane rengar16 klukkustundum síðan

    Midas : *Tries to rub one out * Midas : The risk i took was calculated , but man , am i bad at math .

  22. ZachR

    ZachR16 klukkustundum síðan

    Minä from Noita is having a bad time rn.

  23. Gifted Basic Bee

    Gifted Basic Bee16 klukkustundum síðan

    Why is midas so funny? Because all of his jokes are... COMEDY GOLD! Ill go now.


    DOLLGRAM16 klukkustundum síðan

    midas touches the earth and now chaos

  25. Connor Aspenson

    Connor Aspenson18 klukkustundum síðan


  26. jaafer mustafa

    jaafer mustafa19 klukkustundum síðan

    take some gold ingots so you can never forget this moment before you get to your doom

  27. Vincent Kalinowski

    Vincent Kalinowski19 klukkustundum síðan

    This is what I learnt Gold is cursed

  28. anthony Colindres

    anthony Colindres20 klukkustundum síðan

    Que buenos videos

  29. Logan Murray

    Logan Murray20 klukkustundum síðan

    at least we'll get payed more than minimum wage

  30. Czyrus Zamora

    Czyrus Zamora21 klukkustund síðan

    What if all people sing together? In synchronize way??

  31. Leonardo Rodrigues

    Leonardo Rodrigues21 klukkustund síðan

    Aliens in 2029 be like: look guys! A water planet fully make out of gold!

  32. ja vin

    ja vin21 klukkustund síðan

    Am I the only one waiting for their new calendar? It got out of stock so quickly last year

  33. Angelina Joven

    Angelina Joven22 klukkustundum síðan

    Midas : touches the screen the story teller before telling the whole story : pls don’t touch THAT

  34. Syrus Coy

    Syrus CoyDegi Síðan síðan

    Answer: Everyone dies

  35. SwaG

    SwaGDegi Síðan síðan

    Mi-das a good idea

  36. koreagossen69

    koreagossen69Degi Síðan síðan

    I want a Kurzgesagt song

  37. Sully

    SullyDegi Síðan síðan

    I learnt that you give me anxiety.

  38. cocolemon

    cocolemonDegi Síðan síðan

    I learned that Midas should wear gloves from now on.

  39. JASO BK

    JASO BKDegi Síðan síðan

    How to do a get pin

  40. Aron Nagyosi

    Aron NagyosiDegi Síðan síðan

    I've learned that gold is about 20 times denser than s duck

  41. mradhayuda1

    mradhayuda1Degi Síðan síðan


  42. Minecraft Cow

    Minecraft CowDegi Síðan síðan


  43. Anonymous Cj

    Anonymous CjDegi Síðan síðan

    subtautica be like 7:23

  44. Raman Singh

    Raman SinghDegi Síðan síðan

    Third scenario, despite the quadrupling of pressure, the boiling point of pure water will be less than the mentioned 150°C temperature. Now the ocean water will obviously have a higher boiling point. But still won't the oceans start to evaporate till the atmosphere is like saturated with vapors, considering it won't be able to escape due to immense earths gravity. I am not sure how drastic will the evaporation be, but shouldn't it expose some golden lands 😅 I could be wrong or might have missed some important factor.

  45. Brody O

    Brody ODegi Síðan síðan

    This was a great video! I enjoyed it! Thank you for making it. Also I learned a valuable lesson witch was to make my roof 3 times stronger. 😉👍🙂

  46. George Gaming

    George GamingDegi Síðan síðan


  47. The Family Tree

    The Family TreeDegi Síðan síðan

    This is going to help me make more interesting, mind-boggling stories as a writer, so thank you. The Midas Legend never considered such a crucial detail lol

  48. Quinzee

    QuinzeeDegi Síðan síðan

    Love the description of magic, makes it sounds like irl cheats

  49. TheLordAncient

    TheLordAncientDegi Síðan síðan

    0:11 unsolicited dicpics be like

  50. Nyandamn

    NyandamnDegi Síðan síðan

    6:15 **Abrupt chaos happening** Bird: hello there

  51. The TomboWombo

    The TomboWomboDegi Síðan síðan

    Nether pigs: allow us to introduce ourself

  52. Yeethan10

    Yeethan10Degi Síðan síðan

    what if midas folds his arms? what if, OH I DONT KNOW, HIS SKIN SLIGHTLY BRUSHES AGAINST ITSELF?

  53. macbeth v entropy

    macbeth v entropyDegi Síðan síðan

    if you learned anything from this video... let us know what it was. hahaha😂

  54. Renato Eugênio

    Renato EugênioDegi Síðan síðan

    I’ve learned something. I’ve learned that magic is cursed and fairies are evil

  55. alilaro

    alilaroDegi Síðan síðan

    I actually kind of prefer these weird but fun nonsense theories to the usual content in a way. Splattering into gold somehow sounds a lot less scary than socioeconomic inequalities and inevitable war.

  56. angrybirds,seasons,mods,bad piggies and more!

    angrybirds,seasons,mods,bad piggies and more!Degi Síðan síðan


  57. GalaniteBro

    GalaniteBroDegi Síðan síðan

    If you posted it on twitter, then serious people that are all over simple things isn’t new lol

  58. Funny valen-mouse, professional not funny

    Funny valen-mouse, professional not funnyDegi Síðan síðan

    Turning dust to gold, hardcore Comin through Comin through Comin through now

  59. Zack Roberts

    Zack RobertsDegi Síðan síðan

    What i learned was *Thank god Midas doesn’t exist*

  60. Tareq N. Gaming

    Tareq N. GamingDegi Síðan síðan

    When you kill everyone by turning the Earth into gold: " *WHOOPS* "

  61. GleysonJ13

    GleysonJ13Degi Síðan síðan

    Eu amo saber que esses vídeos simplesmente INCRÍVEIS tem legenda em Potuguês Br

  62. Tinh Thần Lực

    Tinh Thần LựcDegi Síðan síðan

    Hello hello.... 🖖 ... ........𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙚 3𝘿......yes ✔

  63. Daniel Ballesteros

    Daniel BallesterosDegi Síðan síðan

    6yo me wanted earth to be gold O_O

  64. Samin Khandakher

    Samin Khandakher2 dögum síðan

    POV: midas touch u

  65. Valmiro

    Valmiro2 dögum síðan

    Turning the world into gold is exactly what Max's doomsday weapon does.

  66. Unknown

    Unknown2 dögum síðan


  67. Luke Mills

    Luke Mills2 dögum síðan

    The lesson here is that pre-scientific storytellers rarely stopped to think about the implications of the powers they were giving their characters.

  68. Gamma Railgun

    Gamma Railgun2 dögum síðan

    > rarely ... you mean they did at _all?_ :V

  69. King of AMV

    King of AMV2 dögum síðan

    3:10 is my dreams

  70. Diamond47

    Diamond472 dögum síðan

    Moral of the story: King Midas should wear gloves.

  71. ᴍɪɴsᴀᴛᴋ

    ᴍɪɴsᴀᴛᴋ2 dögum síðan

    we'll be rich for days, a little leaf for £1m crazy right?

  72. L S

    L S2 dögum síðan


  73. István Szikra

    István Szikra2 dögum síðan

    The lesson learned: Don't let kids ask Kurzgesagt "What if" questions... if they don't want to pay for psychotherapy for the rest of their life ;)

  74. Red Ghost

    Red Ghost2 dögum síðan

    Piglins: Gimmy that damn earth baby for a soul block

  75. Pucky Penguin4U

    Pucky Penguin4U2 dögum síðan

    the music on the secon one is just perfect for the cenario

  76. Patrick Adams

    Patrick Adams2 dögum síðan


  77. 0XBahaa

    0XBahaa2 dögum síðan

    you forgot to mention about the moon will stop following the earth 4:48

  78. Exon

    Exon2 dögum síðan

    Noita players be like

  79. Karar Ender

    Karar Ender2 dögum síðan

    so it's like changing from 12000 dpi to 400 dpi got it

  80. Aly pixar

    Aly pixar2 dögum síðan

    Great video

  81. Shadow Games

    Shadow Games2 dögum síðan


  82. Emmanuel Adejumobi

    Emmanuel Adejumobi2 dögum síðan

    Look at this thing, its really big. -- Kurzgesagt 2021

  83. Tri Do

    Tri Do2 dögum síðan

    1:33 makes me unable to stop laughing :D

  84. Captain AR And coco

    Captain AR And coco2 dögum síðan

    I learned that everything can kill humans

  85. Einfach Niktastisch

    Einfach Niktastisch2 dögum síðan

    lol its like dr stone or should i say dr kinro

  86. Endo Gamers

    Endo Gamers2 dögum síðan

    Whats with you and ducks?!

  87. B.kop

    B.kop2 dögum síðan

    a little bit violent there buddy

  88. Tapiwa chabikwa

    Tapiwa chabikwa2 dögum síðan

    can you do steel or iron planets next

  89. Sprite

    Sprite3 dögum síðan

    "The most important science stuff" Riiight...

  90. naziyimlol

    naziyimlol3 dögum síðan

    let me tell that i clicked this video to study english. and i exactly got 60 new words to make sentences and study more.

  91. Princess Maryam

    Princess Maryam3 dögum síðan

    Please make a video of this: How do muscles work? Why should you stay hydrated? What do bees do exactly? How do cows form milk in their bodies? How do blind people not see even though they have eyes? What are eyebrows for? Please make videos about them! I’m curious about everything!

  92. Princess Maryam

    Princess MaryamDegi Síðan síðan

    @John Richardson Thank you for answering some of the questions! :>

  93. John Richardson

    John RichardsonDegi Síðan síðan

    My initial response to this comment was: "Muscles, that's a good one. Hydration, I already know some things about that, but it would be interesting." *Pirates of the Caribbean 2 flashback* "Gentlemen, what do bees do?" "An explanation of how mammary glands work could be interesting. Blind people don't see because their brains can't process the information sent from their eyes. Eyebrows prevent sweat from getting in the eyes, I wonder what else they do." Yes! Make videos!

  94. Jack Hood

    Jack Hood3 dögum síðan

    I'm so glad someone added this as a mod to Stellaris, it's my favourite way to destroy worlds

  95. faris Gamer

    faris Gamer3 dögum síðan

    Would earth become a star

  96. Jaz Solo

    Jaz Solo3 dögum síðan

    Why did I legit get kinda nervous of this actually happening? I was like “oh no what am I gonna do?!”

  97. Feben H

    Feben H20 klukkustundum síðan

    Ikr, I kinda felt the same. At first, when it was the second possible way for the earth, I was like... oh. Okay that's not so bad, with it just being denser. But then when all birds began to fall down and that we'd too would splash I was like: Oh fuck, shit, that's not good. Shiiiit.

  98. Jaz Solo

    Jaz Solo3 dögum síðan

    These are the real questions

  99. Kat YT

    Kat YT3 dögum síðan

    That one kid when he hears about King Midas: Wait! Is that the guy from Fortnite?

  100. Tim McHugh

    Tim McHugh3 dögum síðan


  101. MR_KEVIN

    MR_KEVINDegi Síðan síðan

    wth is fortnite?

  102. Jeshurun Liou

    Jeshurun Liou3 dögum síðan

    Moral of the stort: Don't trip Midas

  103. Stone Mercurio

    Stone Mercurio3 dögum síðan

    I love this channel

  104. Sharcodile

    Sharcodile3 dögum síðan

    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

  105. I Like Coconuts

    I Like Coconuts3 dögum síðan

    Then a gram of soil will be the rarest material on earth.

  106. imu

    imu3 dögum síðan

    "hey ferb i know what we're gonna do today"

  107. ant ant

    ant ant3 dögum síðan

    3:43 I think this birds eye view is possibly the best animation you have ever done

  108. Javier Giralte

    Javier Giralte3 dögum síðan


  109. Alejandro Montalvo

    Alejandro Montalvo3 dögum síðan

    Please add DHL delivery option in your store so I can shop your beautiful merch :) UPS has failed me a couple of times

  110. Slonyarka

    Slonyarka3 dögum síðan

    Nice vid, love to see crazy way apocalypse hapened shirts

  111. The Dominant One

    The Dominant One3 dögum síðan

    2:55 if the earth gets contracted then why it won't get covered with water similarly as the third case in the video?