What if the World turned to Gold? - The Gold Apocalypse

Birt 9 mar 2021
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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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  • 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)

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    • what if the earth turned to Glass

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  • One little detail I liked is that the water never turned to gold in the video. In the original myth, water was either a means of reverting the gold back into its original form or simply just the one thing immune to Midas' cursed blessing.

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  • I learned that if the earth turned into gold everybody dies! Hooray!

  • We need someone whose smart enough to do a research about this apocalypse and return the humanity

  • god i love this channel

  • Lesson learned..? I guess.. silence is gold.. gold is dangerous.. be loud?

  • Midas my time has come

  • Alchemy

  • Thank you!

  • This made me scared a little (a lot)

  • This narrator needs to do a part-time gig as a news anchor. Imagine the information he can convey about COVID19 minus the the sensationalized approach. Keep it up!

  • so this is what happens when maximillian launches M.I.D.A.S. on the entire world

  • Wondering what could happen with a metallic conductive planet under solar wind.

  • i hate that there is a sort of violence in some vids

  • everything

  • imagine how midas power work is the former and touch a tank bullet

  • What I learned in this video: if earth turn to gold, we are all gonna die

  • What if gravity reversed?

  • I learned a ton from this video, but my main takeaway was that Midas better not trip!

  • why don't you make a video on the 12 different Bermuda triangle like myth and the scientists theories?

  • Bruh I legit had an argument about this like a month and a half ago

  • Thanks for teaching Physics

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

  • All this from tripping

    • 2:28

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

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

  • What if earth lost all its oxygen at once??

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

  • This is so brutal.

  • I learned gold is bad

  • God damn it Midas

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

  • 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?.

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

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

  • Theres a reason they call it the goldilocks zone

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

  • no longer an earthquake.. but a goldquake hahaha

  • Mythology is stupid and funny

  • Now I don't wanna invest for gold

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

  • 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

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  • There would be a lot of happy Noitas at least

  • TLDR: Death.

  • 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! :)

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

  • lol i learned you guys could be pretty funny sometimes

  • Why did the world's oceans not become gold?

  • Senku Ishigami: you dare challenge me

  • Something something greed will crush us all in the end.

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

  • What happened to the moon?

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

  • I love this channel

  • Khaenri'ah in a nutshell

  • Tardigrades: ayo where everyrone go?

  • 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

  • Fortnight is taking over

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

  • Basically Noita's ending in a nutshell

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

  • please explain implosion and its effect on gravity

  • No Noita references? Sad 😞

  • "GG ez game, get good" - Golden Duck

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

  • guys.. midas is the guy form fortnite

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Hm

  • Short answer: everyone is dead.

  • 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

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

  • I learned not to turn earth to gold

  • "Into a fluffy plasma cloud" ITS SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE

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

  • 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

    • Physics*

  • The thumb nail looks like the fire fox logo 😎

  • please make video about neuralink

  • please make video about neuralink

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • What the fu-

  • I learned that we cant turn things into gold

  • PLS stop what if videos and make more scientific videos.

  • a moment of silence for that duck 1:13

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

  • I wanna know what happens when to pounds his meat

  • Wouldn’t gold melt cuz of the core ?