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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    what if the earth turned to Glass

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    Moral of the story: King Midas should wear gloves.

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    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 ;)

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

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

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    I learned that everything can kill humans

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    Whats with you and ducks?!

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    a little bit violent there buddy

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    can you do steel or iron planets next

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    "The most important science stuff" Riiight...

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

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    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!

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

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    Would earth become a star

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

  • Jaz Solo
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    These are the real questions

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

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  • Jeshurun Liou
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    Moral of the stort: Don't trip Midas

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    I love this channel

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    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

  • I Like Coconuts
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    Then a gram of soil will be the rarest material on earth.

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

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

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    Nice vid, love to see crazy way apocalypse hapened shirts

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

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    So if you get a block of gold will it explode?

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    Wouldn’t flying things actually fly better, when the athmosohere got denser, counteracting the effect of higher gravity?

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    Innocent me clicking on this video: Gee I wonder how humans will farm when the planet is made out of gold.

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    You learn that you shoudn't turn the Earth into gold

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    Pourquoi il y a plus les sous-titre en français 😔

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    What will happen when piglins come from minecraft

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    This technically almost did happen in an episode of the old TMNT cartoon series called "Planet of the Turtleloids." Only Kerma was gonna bring his gold machine as well as his race to Earth and basically would've inadvertently started their own gold apocalypse

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    What about golden experience requiem?

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    I like how he uses birds instead of humans for explaining things.

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    I don't care however, still love the videos, still look at them as soon as I can, and Never miss a single one. Keep up the good work!

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    Amazing and really good quality information.

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    7:46 I learn't 2 things 1: Never let king midas touch the 2021 we are all enjoying 2: Never try to do it ourselves either

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    “There’s a lesson to learn there, but we’re not sure as of which “

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    From this video, I learnt that gold isn't always so good.

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    him:*spitting 1million facts* Me:so we all just die then.

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    I was half expecting him to say ‘short answer, you die, long answer, it depends’

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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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    Não acredito que seja o único br aqui

  • chicken boi
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    thanks midas 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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

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

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    god i love this channel

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

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    Midas my time has come

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    Thank you!

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    This made me scared a little (a lot)

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    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!

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

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

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    What if gravity reversed?

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

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

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

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    Thanks for teaching Physics

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

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    All this from tripping

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

  • Toirneach Neul
    Toirneach Neul2 dögum síðan

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

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

  • Nathan Orf
    Nathan Orf2 dögum síðan

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

  • Mason 76
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    This is so brutal.

    YTRAYASEENGGA3 dögum síðan

    I learned gold is bad

  • Parcton
    Parcton3 dögum síðan

    God damn it Midas

  • Bradtheknight
    Bradtheknight3 dögum síðan

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

  • Gofaq Yusef
    Gofaq Yusef3 dögum 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?.

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

  • Pandora TheClay
    Pandora TheClay3 dögum síðan

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

  • Alissa Swan
    Alissa Swan3 dögum síðan

    Theres a reason they call it the goldilocks zone