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 Nutshell

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    • No one

      No one

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      what if the earth turned to Glass

  2. Halil ibrahim Aktaş

    Halil ibrahim Aktaş

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    Can you guys make a video about spaceships. Thanks by the way, I really like your channel. It's super awesome to learn about all these stuff.

  3. Amit עמית

    Amit עמית

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    What if all the water on earth just evaporate

    • hen ko

      hen ko

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      Are you ever realeasing a new video

  4. Nad G

    Nad G

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    why no more videos :(

    • hen ko

      hen ko

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      I got a dog bitcoin ad or something its called phemex

  5. Chenchen Yan

    Chenchen Yan

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    Plz make an video emplaning what will happen if all the planet exploded all at the same time

  6. Jennifer Hydrick

    Jennifer Hydrick

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    What happen if we nuke Jupiter

  7. Angelo Davis

    Angelo Davis

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    The dazzling digger byerly clip because need hypothetically unite amongst a obtainable gemini. uptight, abiding record

  8. M.J. P

    M.J. P

    7 שעות לפני

    I learned, “be careful what you wish for!”

  9. breaking news trevor henderson

    breaking news trevor henderson

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    can you make a venus base

  10. amalyn


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    pls do an AI Ethics video :)

  11. Alex Runyan

    Alex Runyan

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    I learned gold is bad for you

  12. bub


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    Lesson learned never let somebody names Midas touch the earth

  13. eclipse animations

    eclipse animations

    10 שעות לפני

    ok we ded

  14. Mute


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    I learned gold-bad

  15. Evan Horansky

    Evan Horansky

    12 שעות לפני

    these hypothetical videos are so much fun to watch and terrifying at the same time. I wonder what would happen if we detonated a nuke against a high orbit satellite. Got the thought from watching batman v superman and they detonate a nuke in the higher orbit of the planet. what would happen to all the radiation that was directed towards earth?

  16. random studios

    random studios

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    I like the characters! Their finally humans! Been waiting for some time now. (No offense to the bird characters)

  17. andres adila

    andres adila

    13 שעות לפני

    Me: what is their obsession with exploiting animals?

  18. John Sagan

    John Sagan

    13 שעות לפני

    This one was surprisingly gory LOL

  19. Hello doggo

    Hello doggo

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    I got a dog bitcoin ad or something its called phemex

  20. Maxesar


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    Are you ever realeasing a new video

  21. Jason Hua

    Jason Hua

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    I have one answer before I watch this video. We will all be dead if that happened. If the trees and other plants turned to gold, there will be no oxygen

  22. Marcus C

    Marcus C

    14 שעות לפני

    This doesn't answer all of my questions. Would the change of mass affect earth's orbit? Would it lose the magnetosphere?

  23. José Manuel Sánchez Caro

    José Manuel Sánchez Caro

    14 שעות לפני

    Pls subtitles in spanish

  24. alex ireland

    alex ireland

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    "look at this thing, its *really big*" - kurzgesagt 2021

  25. FallenAfterling


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  26. armadillo17_aeo


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    Ooh could there be a video on vacuum decay please :D that'd be so cool

  27. bruh ther

    bruh ther

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    Well the world would be gold.

  28. egg flaireon

    egg flaireon

    15 שעות לפני

    I know what would happen you'd all die

  29. The Channel of Titanic and Ships!

    The Channel of Titanic and Ships!

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    Me: trying to do my homework. Kurzgesagt: How about no, and watch what if the world turned into gold.

  30. Noriaki Kakyoin

    Noriaki Kakyoin

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  31. saboo


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    Damn. Good thing Midas didn't stumble!

  32. ozon sanchez

    ozon sanchez

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    midas don't stumble god damn

  33. Dillon Djie

    Dillon Djie

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    The befitting tom-tom additonally please because rock steadily complete barring a sore play. wistful, unsightly lake

  34. Mike Gleek

    Mike Gleek

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    why not just change the color (hue/pigments/rgb/cymk) to just all gold? i bet that would be zero fatalities, the world would continue as-is, and everyone would be screwed! haha

  35. Anirudh Alewoor

    Anirudh Alewoor

    18 שעות לפני

    What a thought experiment

  36. A Guy

    A Guy

    20 שעות לפני

    What I learnt from this is...... just don't imagine..... please?



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    Video idea:what if we detonated all the nuclear bombs on the moon??



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    • opzz xsin

      opzz xsin

      19 שעות לפני

      Wait, wouldn''t the oceans also turn to gold?

  38. ali ali

    ali ali

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    علة الاقل عدك رسومات تحركهة من البوستر

  39. Mr ZeNON

    Mr ZeNON

    21 שעה לפני

    Где русские субтитры?!!

    • opzz xsin

      opzz xsin

      19 שעות לפני

      Lol anyone counting how many video they have made a new way we all can die on?

  40. KAAN U�AR


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    piglins:hello there

  41. Kenny Mcgrarg

    Kenny Mcgrarg

    21 שעה לפני

    Our earth is precious! Everything is interconnected and at the perfect balance to allow life to thrive

  42. Kit Melton

    Kit Melton

    21 שעה לפני

    maybe the lesson was “All that glitters is not gold”

  43. Marcus C

    Marcus C

    22 שעות לפני

    Evil Genius 2 brought me here.

  44. Kyle Lin

    Kyle Lin

    22 שעות לפני

    All the dislikes were from the ducks getting exploded, getting turned to gold, and getting fit inside a box with 19 other ducks

  45. Jackson Holmes

    Jackson Holmes

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    I learned that the Earth can implode and explode if Midas was real also I learned that gold is very weak

  46. 둠 슬레이어의 무기창고

    둠 슬레이어의 무기창고

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    깨달은 점:돈이 항상 옳진 않다 여기에 한해서만!

  47. Chirag Gupta

    Chirag Gupta

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    Next time make a video on Muons and the possible 5th fundamental force in nature. Love your videos

  48. shriyanjali mohanty

    shriyanjali mohanty

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    love this channel...............................

  49. Zackery Bytheway

    Zackery Bytheway

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    Could you guys do a video on binary star systems please? I think they're pretty cool

  50. Birb Boi

    Birb Boi

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    Guess the world of Noita is fucked then.

  51. Rafael Fernandes

    Rafael Fernandes

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  52. Abubakar Ahmad

    Abubakar Ahmad

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    I have a request Could you make a video explaining quantum entanglement?

  53. Clay .T

    Clay .T

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    Lol anyone counting how many video they have made a new way we all can die on?

  54. cityraildude


    יום לפני

    Wait, wouldn''t the oceans also turn to gold?

  55. Banana Man

    Banana Man

    יום לפני

    Time and time again we learn. Don’t fuck with cosmic forces. It ends up with the destruction of the universe or something every time you come up with a question like this.

  56. Vlad Popov

    Vlad Popov

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    This channel is makes me proud of humanity

  57. Anukriti Arya

    Anukriti Arya

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    Lesson learnt: *DON'T LET MIDAS STUMBLE*

  58. Sayantan Samanta

    Sayantan Samanta

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    That's why in India Rahul Gandhi is not given anything to touch. (For Indians)❤️

  59. Minecraft Bread

    Minecraft Bread

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    i learned that science is magic

  60. Real Heart

    Real Heart

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    as we knows, Magic and Science can not be friends.

  61. Patrick Knowlton

    Patrick Knowlton

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  62. minecrafter dude

    minecrafter dude

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    if king midas actualy existed he would be touching air all the time breaking all laws of physics in zero moments

  63. dvamsimohan


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    please can u guys do a video on 4th dimension and time travel

  64. Iron Kanabo

    Iron Kanabo

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    And then Evil Genius 2 came out and Maximillian made his dream a reality.

  65. Frank Axwell

    Frank Axwell

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    Actually I need more videos in spanish ,i don't know why -_- en pocas palabras plss more videos in spanish ...thanks

  66. Luis Ramon Santini Todd

    Luis Ramon Santini Todd

    יום לפני

    Ducktales did something like in the original show.



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    Non logical madness 🤬

  68. Mark Nathan

    Mark Nathan

    יום לפני

    So what you’re saying is.... ATLANTIS!!!

  69. Andrew Rulton

    Andrew Rulton

    יום לפני

    Could you guys make a video on laziness

  70. Amr AL-SAEDI

    Amr AL-SAEDI

    יום לפני

    Wait, what if you connected the sun’s sound with a straight line of particles to earth?

  71. Luiz Martinato

    Luiz Martinato

    יום לפני

    i learned how frágil is our world

  72. CambrianZero


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    moral of the story: *GOLD EARTH GO BOOM BOOM*

  73. Hk Moment

    Hk Moment

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    If the world was gold Evryone on the planet would have about 0.000000000000000 and on and on 8 Of that, which would still value a lot Because its not a pebble IT would be like a rock or more

  74. Finn Larsen

    Finn Larsen

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    solutions: king midas should wear gloves go in a gold proof hot air balloon put him into one of those SpaceX rockets that keep exploding

  75. Max1dz1


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    Wait what? I remember that i watched this in December didn't i?

  76. abdelrahman kilani

    abdelrahman kilani

    יום לפני

    Thank you very much for the video. And I’m thankful for all the Videos that you posted

  77. Constantine


    יום לפני

    All Of These “Gold Planets” Cause All Life To Go Extinct On Earth, Great For Me, Not Great For You

  78. Arsenal Are Class

    Arsenal Are Class

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    If everything was gold it would be worth nothing because there is so much of it

  79. Alfredo


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    If Midas touches Earth, nothing happens because it is touching flowing water.



    יום לפני

    ...OK then.

  81. Nuno Afonso

    Nuno Afonso

    יום לפני

    So what we learned is that gold earth=death,bad and sadness

  82. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

    יום לפני

    This is bloodier than _Die Hard_ . lol

  83. Monety Goal Goal i Nie Tylko Monety

    Monety Goal Goal i Nie Tylko Monety

    יום לפני

    Mega video

  84. Zacarias Gonzalez

    Zacarias Gonzalez

    יום לפני

    I would like to see an episode exploring the concept from the movie downsizing I think that would be a fun video

  85. mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    יום לפני

    Nobody: Absolutely Nobody: Kurzgesagt: Hey Midas, I know what we’re going to do today!

  86. Lili Zhang

    Lili Zhang

    יום לפני

    can we restart mars core by dominating all our nuclear weapons in mars core like in the movie the core?

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      יום לפני

      dear mom, today i leaned that turning the earth into gold is a bad idea.

  87. bung_booce_boyo


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    Dammit mitus

  88. Isaac Murciano

    Isaac Murciano

    יום לפני

    can you do a video about 'erosion of soil'?

  89. amogh tyagi

    amogh tyagi

    יום לפני

    even if I learn something new or not......( which I absolutely did).. I am more than happy and satisfied to find a channel like yours. Keep up the good work guys.

  90. Yo Mo

    Yo Mo

    יום לפני

    The ocean would become gold aswell

  91. Rebrutez


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    When I was 5 I had a dream where my mom was cooking steak and gold started coming out of the pan and it began making everything it touched (humans too) gold

  92. ray Shi

    ray Shi

    יום לפני

    I'd want Midas to touch apples.

  93. lego plays roblox

    lego plays roblox

    יום לפני

    How lucky this was made on my bday

  94. Firestar614 614

    Firestar614 614

    יום לפני

    I learned that you should not turn the planet into gold

  95. Giancarlo Colombo

    Giancarlo Colombo

    יום לפני

    Next video will be "What if everybody had a black hole instead of a mouth?"

  96. Uvaraja Kumar

    Uvaraja Kumar

    יום לפני

    Pls make a new video VERY SOON and not with long breaks.I love your videos so much but your not posting new videos and seems like not minding us.Big dissapointment

  97. icosahedron


    יום לפני

    how does he pee

  98. Codee moby

    Codee moby

    יום לפני

    Poor Midas always stumbles

  99. Daniel Niño

    Daniel Niño

    יום לפני

    Why is this so funny?

  100. ThatBoiPhoenixzz


    יום לפני

    Can you guys please make a series about animals in places like the jungle and desert..!!