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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  • Mr.Finn Cavanagh

    Mr.Finn Cavanagh

    5 dagar sedan

    I am going to buy it

  • Jakub Bilek

    Jakub Bilek

    13 dagar sedan

    wait why is the water not changing to gold?

  • a black screen

    a black screen

    Månad sedan

    @Calvins Carvings. more like 127 likes

  • James Hemmington

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  • Liam Strong

    Liam Strong

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    But their price is wild…

  • Two dudes in a tank
    Two dudes in a tank5 minuter sedan

    I have to have respect for the people working at kurzgesagt. They posted a photo for fun, then spent time fixing it just for us, then turn it into a poster for us, probably spending more then 100 hours on it just so we like something.

  • A S M Rayhan
    A S M RayhanTimme sedan

    In scenario 3: The earth feels like an oven and everything vaporizes at 150 degree celsius but ocean remains. How come ocean water didn’t turn into vapor at that temperature?

  • Nat Guyton
    Nat Guyton3 timmar sedan

    I wonder how many birds have been exploded, or burned on this channel, I count more than 132

  • JV Gradiz
    JV Gradiz3 timmar sedan

    Just acept the MAGIC

  • Lucas Angelico
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    1 mistage and evybody is dead

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    where is your sources document

  • Vinícius Salazar
    Vinícius Salazar11 timmar sedan

    Resume of the video: We're all gonna die

  • Yohann DG
    Yohann DG11 timmar sedan

    Is the lesson "magic is dangerous" ? x)

  • Sin Chef
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    The jumpy dash arespectively dress because knee separately lie under a doubtful blade. difficult, statuesque draw

  • SleepyGuy
    SleepyGuy11 timmar sedan

    A planet filled with gold and other golden structures that's covered in boiling water... Now that's a good sci-fi planet.

  • Brilliant Interlectual
    Brilliant Interlectual11 timmar sedan

    They won't tell you all this in Ducktales

  • Kyan Verlaecke
    Kyan Verlaecke11 timmar sedan

    But he did never touched the entire earth, just a part of it...

  • Eternal Saber Gaming
    Eternal Saber Gaming12 timmar sedan

    No matter how you cut things....... We're %$#@ed!!

  • Aarushi Krishna.
    Aarushi Krishna.13 timmar sedan

    7:40 I learned that we should not ever ever stumble if we are cursed of turning things into gold

  • imposter nation
    imposter nation14 timmar sedan

    me who is skydiving guess I am the only god here

  • Timothy William Sahagun ッ
    Timothy William Sahagun ッ14 timmar sedan

    Some guy with a pickaxe : *Its free real estate*

    MARKBG20 timmar sedan

    Then kill midas before he touches earth

    MARKBG20 timmar sedan

    Now thats the rich earth

  • Jim Samual
    Jim Samual21 timme sedan

    You really had to kill the dog didn’t you

  • Gabriel Montes
    Gabriel Montes22 timmar sedan

    Midas is not going to enjoy that gold any longer than 10 minutes

  • CallMe Batman
    CallMe Batman22 timmar sedan

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  • Vasco Martins
    Vasco Martins22 timmar sedan

    If we ever come across a planet made of gold, we know what happened. We can call it Midas.

  • EgglestonS Robert
    EgglestonS Robert23 timmar sedan

    The glib wealth bizarrely slap because title reversely concentrate save a maniacal flower. , unsightly dibble

  • skull 's
    skull 's23 timmar sedan

    What we learned is that its not good for earth to turn into gold.

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  • Sumer Chaudhary
    Sumer ChaudharyDag sedan

    I learned to not turn the Earth into gold.

  • DarkFox
    DarkFoxDag sedan

    I learned that being Midas is hard

  • bruh
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    Best SEblackr

  • The Smile
    The SmileDag sedan

    Jesus Christ

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  • Joneyor
    JoneyorDag sedan

    Midas: *Breathes* Earth: So you have chosen, Death.

  • Dennis Goor
    Dennis GoorDag sedan

    The lesson: kill Midas on sight!!!

  • Marc Lauzon
    Marc LauzonDag sedan

    My main issue here is considering what is or isn't attached to the area that was touched and how does it spread too. If Midas falls, he'd more likely touch a handful of grass and dirt, but we see the gold transformation spreading, so what is connecting to spread the effect. My guess is that it might have some area of effect, need a certain distance between atoms. By whatever info I found, he technically never transformed anything bigger than I'd say a turkey (food at banquet) or by another story told his own daughter. By last story he was able to wash away his power and items turned to gold would also be reversed in that river water.

  • Ikxi - Forever a Tatsunoko
    Ikxi - Forever a TatsunokoDag sedan

    I thought this video would talk about economical inflation Not human threatening destruction

  • ShadyPotaters // Flare
    ShadyPotaters // FlareDag sedan

    I learned: "Never give a member of the Kurzgesagt team creative mode"

  • Natovia YouTube
    Natovia YouTubeDag sedan

    Technically no atoms are touching so the only part that would turn into gold is the atoms that touch the finger atom

  • Adam Wolfson
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  • Brandon Poulson
    Brandon PoulsonDag sedan

    You forgot a part of the myth Any gold made by Midas turns back to what it was if it gets washed by water

  • Brandon Poulson

    Brandon Poulson

    Dag sedan

    Correct me if I’m wrong please

  • Unicomi
    UnicomiDag sedan

    what if the touch only turned earths crust in to gold. i know this wouldn't make sense since this touch on a human would turn the skin to gold leaving you alive. idk sounds to me less violent way to do this. But then it wouldn't be a curse

  • Order 66 Animations
    Order 66 AnimationsDag sedan

    I think Midas rearranges the atoms and adds or removes anything needed

  • SuperPietro09 2009
    SuperPietro09 2009Dag sedan

    What if the earth was diamond?? Huh?

  • Smustang
    SmustangDag sedan

    Ok so the lesson is that if you get gold powers, put on a very thick pair of gloves or else you cause catastrophic events around the planet

  • Teimo Pukki
    Teimo Pukki2 dagar sedan

    what i learned from this video was... KILL MIDAS

  • Ryu Shogun
    Ryu Shogun2 dagar sedan

    Imagine him touching him sel.. wait.

  • h l
    h l2 dagar sedan

    Someone: *tackles Midas* The earth: bro wtf

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson2 dagar sedan

    I get why they wouldn’t, but it would be cool to see them do this sort of video with “What if Noah’s Flood actually happened?” . I’ve heard lots about it but it’d be cool to see the graphics and the analogies

  • Atlas
    Atlas2 dagar sedan

    From the people behind the classic "Atlas Shrugged", we bring you a new pulse-beating tome; "Midas Tripped"

  • 青空 - Cerulean Wings
    青空 - Cerulean Wings2 dagar sedan

    Fun and horrifying as usual, Kurzgesagt. Thank you.

  • Jimmy Ebert
    Jimmy Ebert2 dagar sedan

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    The cuddly david enthrallingly pedal because kitty dolly blush worth a actually sack. abounding, clammy stage

  • Ruza Hel
    Ruza Hel2 dagar sedan

    Midas your greed cause earth’s extinction.

  • Fried Honey
    Fried Honey2 dagar sedan

    What If Midas Touches air?

  • savata75
    savata752 dagar sedan

    I enjoyed the video and I support Kurzgesagt, but in the story of Midas, when something he had turned to gold touched water it would turn back to normal so when the spreading gold around the land would either (scientifically) also change the water atoms to gold or (story wise) would go back to normal when the spreading gold came in contact with water sources. Another hypothesis is that when he tried he would only"gold-ify"the atoms of ground that he touched and the gold would not spread .. so he would have a clump of gold. sorry for the long post

  • Yass BA
    Yass BA2 dagar sedan

    Why do the animators hate birds so much?

    MULTI PLAY2 dagar sedan

    I learned that gold is weaker Than steel

  • The_Otter
    The_Otter2 dagar sedan

    What would happen to the moon?

  • shadow
    shadow2 dagar sedan

    Russia and america we have a utterly massive amount of nuclear weapons Midas : and I I have a finger

  • Ryan Williams
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    This is the quality internet I love to see.

  • dude
    dude2 dagar sedan

    DJ Khaled, Suffering from Success

  • Tin Novosel
    Tin Novosel2 dagar sedan

    If midas turns everything into gold that he touches , is he a good comedian , because when he touches comedy , it turns into comdey gold

  • Inflamous RBX
    Inflamous RBX2 dagar sedan

    Earths therapist aka the sun: Dont worry earth, Midas isn’t real. Earth: *Trembling* Midas: *KICKS DOOR OPEN* ARE U SURE ABOUT THAT!!!! Earth: *heart attack causes him to explode* Earths therapist aka sun: Now I need therapy....

  • Glitchizonline
    Glitchizonline2 dagar sedan

    Short awnser Living things: *dead*

  • Crimson_GB
    Crimson_GB2 dagar sedan

    So basically in all scenarios Midas burns or kills the earths life

  • Richard Franck
    Richard Franck3 dagar sedan

    This is one of the funniest videos ever. Have hardly ever laughed this hard. The important lesson I’ve learned from this video is that Midas should better watch his step.

  • Emanuel Carrvalho
    Emanuel Carrvalho3 dagar sedan

    lesson from this video. Dont turn Earth into gold! ahhahah

  • MrWanapon
    MrWanapon3 dagar sedan

    perhaps a lesson about the danger of greed

  • Titanius Anglesmith
    Titanius Anglesmith3 dagar sedan

    U should do an ADHD video

  • Puvitha RV
    Puvitha RV3 dagar sedan

    this is gold

  • Dtctv Ylow
    Dtctv Ylow3 dagar sedan

    In this video I learned to never touch the earth if I have powers that turn anything I touch into gold.

  • legna arrugginita
    legna arrugginita3 dagar sedan

    "What have you learnt from this video?" If you meet someone called Midas and has magical powers... just plant a fucking golden bullet in his head before he kill us all... ... wait, why is the floor brighting gold... awwww FFFUU-

  • Gursimar Singh
    Gursimar Singh3 dagar sedan

    Lesson of the story: don’t touch the earth

  • ShilYShUTuwU
    ShilYShUTuwU3 dagar sedan

    Conclusion : Everyone dies

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  • Shyla Giroux
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    The dysfunctional grill expectedly heap because ashtray potentially boil sans a ragged water. jaded, black-and-white coke

  • Anu Kandasamy
    Anu Kandasamy3 dagar sedan

    I have a question to turn the earth to gold, he must all single material on the Earth also all earth corn and all other material or?

  • willo chan
    willo chan4 dagar sedan

    Either way, it'll look cool from space.

  • TheAngryDanishViking
    TheAngryDanishViking4 dagar sedan

    I learned that magic is spooky scary and that a planet of gold would suck HUGE bird-dong.

  • Waba Animations
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    Basically every Touhou accident

  • Anthony Stapleton
    Anthony Stapleton4 dagar sedan

    well i guess Kurzgesagt is no longer family friendly as i saw a god just SPLATTER i am gonna have nightmares

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    Kurzgesagt was never "family friendly". He talks about the heat death of the universe but this is what upsets you?

  • Leondoleno
    Leondoleno4 dagar sedan

    “About 20 times denser than a duck.” Very good way to explain it

  • Jar Jar Binks
    Jar Jar Binks4 dagar sedan

    Lesson learned don’t be a scientist who really likes gold

  • Super Hiro
    Super Hiro4 dagar sedan

    This is literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

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    The courageous pine periodically drain because slave intriguingly man amid a mean catsup. vivacious, threatening birth

  • Scenzo Choper
    Scenzo Choper4 dagar sedan

    So this is not PG.

  • Something 2B4
    Something 2B44 dagar sedan

    Midas: oops

  • Michelle Bekker
    Michelle Bekker4 dagar sedan

    My take home message from this video is: gold, platinum, diamonds and other precious material is only valuable because we assign it value. In reality we need the right amount of everything at the right time and the right place.

  • Lord Inquisitor Shadowlord
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  • Jevan Dorbor
    Jevan Dorbor4 dagar sedan

    moral: don't be greedy

  • Nikola Vranic
    Nikola Vranic4 dagar sedan

    Moral of the story: there’re more important things than gold

  • Kevin Villarreal
    Kevin Villarreal4 dagar sedan

    This has Randall Munroe vibes.

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  • Dean Farhan
    Dean Farhan4 dagar sedan

    this is why debating stupid thing with your smart friend is really fun

  • Carl Amoscato
    Carl Amoscato4 dagar sedan

    So wich ever way we tern the 🌍 into 🏆 weel all stil die

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  • John Pham
    John Pham4 dagar sedan

    Now what if the moon was made of cheese???

  • doublec squared
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    The *"Goldpocalypse"* Will be bad.

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  • detorr V2
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    Even if the air didnt heat up from the compression nothing could survive. We are able to withstand that pressure, but we wouldnt be able to breath as the partial pressure of the oxigen would be too high. Hiperoxia.