Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

  • Published: 03 February 2014
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell   Pirms 6 Mēnešiem

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    • Awesome Eliam
      Awesome Eliam  Pirms 3 dienām

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell 0:35 TARDIS!

      • Justus K
        Justus K  Pirms 4 dienām

        Leme get the duck-shirt, so funny. Thank you for the interesting videos !! See ya!

        • John Yang
          John Yang  Pirms 15 dienām

          I thought the periodic universe was my original idea. It seems it's already proposed by someone else. And I believe that's the nature of everything.

          • George Matthias
            George Matthias  Pirms Mēneša

            1:51 When Thanos decides erasing half the universe isn't enough

            • brandon price
              brandon price  Pirms Mēneša

              In the big freeze scenario, how much of the matter drifting around waiting to die out gets eaten by the black holes? Could that possibly preserve it, or send them to the theoretical white hole at the big bang?

              • Dolly Dupee
                Dolly Dupee  Pirms 4 Minūtes

                1. Universe formula was created wrong and with low level ingredients 2. Universes formula once grows to Sustain life must maintain its regular temperature either cold or hot 3. Plasma bombs being set off to create worm wholes to escape this prison box increases the heat in space ==== oblivion in this prison box

                • ties coolen
                  ties coolen  Pirms Stundas

                  Rest in peace Hawking..

                  • Not Roman Videos
                    Not Roman Videos  Pirms 4 Stundām

                    my worst nightmare would be us witnessing it.

                    • Sir Albert Einstein
                      Sir Albert Einstein  Pirms 4 Stundām

                      It is stupid. Trust me. All these theories oof

                      • Josef Stalin
                        Josef Stalin  Pirms 9 Stundām

                        can ı use my nuclears ?

                        • 10K Subscribers Without Any Videos Challenge

                          Start of the video: One day, the universe will die. Me: Wow that gets straight to the point.

                          • Jonathan Su
                            Jonathan Su  Pirms 13 Stundām

                            Excellent we are about to die

                            • anarchoutis
                              anarchoutis  Pirms 18 Stundām

                              My money is on the Big Gape.

                              • GabAndVinz
                                GabAndVinz  Pirms 18 Stundām

                                Big bounce is just god trying over and over to get a high score

                                • AdvancedSettings
                                  AdvancedSettings  Pirms dienas

                                  Number 4. Thanos destroys the universe with the infinity gauntlet

                                  • ShadwSonic
                                    ShadwSonic  Pirms dienas

                                    None of these are the correct option, but considering said option lies in the realm of "religion", it can't be listed in a "scientific" video. After all, science is the study of the _natural_ realm, the supernatural is outside of its jurisdiction... though no less real.

                                    • PRiNCESS NUTSACK
                                      PRiNCESS NUTSACK  Pirms dienas

                                      There are incomprehensible and infinite ways this universe could be destroyed because for all we know our science could be incorrect. Also, as time progresses, new theories will be defined and therefore will add to or take away these existing ones. As the term ‘infinity’ exists, you can prove that we will never understand the “end” of the universe, because there could be no end.

                                      • Stefan Batory
                                        Stefan Batory  Pirms dienas

                                        *sad public shooter noises*

                                        • Atomcatz
                                          Atomcatz  Pirms dienas

                                          Big rip xddddd

                                          • The Anonymus
                                            The Anonymus  Pirms dienas

                                            So, the bounce theory is like reincarnation.

                                            • LordGatar
                                              LordGatar  Pirms dienas

                                              And here is the most uplifting scenario: Everything gets boiled by radiation and then squished into a massive black hole. wouldn't that be nice?

                                              • Ned Maher
                                                Ned Maher  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                After the big bounce happens could the next universe be a carbon copy of this universe. Meaning we could be recreated.

                                                • Lukáš Greš
                                                  Lukáš Greš  Pirms 22 Stundām

                                                  hopefully that happens, but the most likely is the heat death / big freeze.

                                                  • Damien Treveton
                                                    Damien Treveton  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                    At the center of the universe is a white hole, all the black holes sucking in matter with unstoppable forces are directing it nd its being spewed back out at the center with such power it creates galaxys and litterally pushes all other matter away, thats why everything is moving🖖

                                                    • Cool Neon
                                                      Cool Neon  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                      After watching a couple of your videos and keep on thinking about how after a very long period of time when the universe dies that what would hapeen the to heaven and hell what would happen to souls would they just die off or what could happen it scares me cause im only a young teen but im genuinely scared for the far future

                                                      • Cool Neon
                                                        Cool Neon  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                        One reason is a question: was i lucky to be born in this era? Have humans peaked now or will there be a peak that the universe doesnt live long enough to see? Its scary to me

                                                        • cammiecookies
                                                          cammiecookies  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                          *taking notes* yes carry on

                                                          • Aritra Bacchar2019
                                                            Aritra Bacchar2019  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                            Nobody has Ever made this face! (°) I (°)

                                                            • Henry Paleveda
                                                              Henry Paleveda  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                              I understand that dark energy is theoretical and nothing can have the energy or integrity to endure faster than light acceleration, but if dark energy were theoretician and could be harvested, would it be a saleable energy source for FTL travel?

                                                              • KaliBird
                                                                KaliBird  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                LVclip recommendations: “3 ways to destroy the universe” >_> (Also, big rip

                                                                • Sri & friends
                                                                  Sri & friends  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                  Easy way is to add my friend (a headache)

                                                                  • Tristan Stepleton
                                                                    Tristan Stepleton  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                    No one: Kurzgesagt: three ways to destroy the universe

                                                                    • Arcere81
                                                                      Arcere81  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                      Kurzgesagt:Three ways to destroy the universe Kim Jung Un: * takes out notepad*

                                                                      • Blackwood
                                                                        Blackwood  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                        God damnit stol triggering our anxiety and existential crisis

                                                                        • Midhun Thomas
                                                                          Midhun Thomas  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                          What scientist doesn't know they call it dark energy and they teases ppl who Believes in God what a pitty 🙊🙊

                                                                          • Lost Dog
                                                                            Lost Dog  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                            at least they don't pretend they know what dark energy is

                                                                            • MAHWINGxPS4
                                                                              MAHWINGxPS4  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                              How can whole galaxies be destroyed before the planets inside them?

                                                                              • Yasir
                                                                                Yasir  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                No one: Literally No one: Kurzgesagt: Here are the three ways to Destroy the universe

                                                                                • Nick Price
                                                                                  Nick Price  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                  This universe got made. given an infinity of time, pretty sure other Universes are going to get made too. Regardless of the above scenarios. In fact its perfectly possible (in fact likely) other universes are already made, all around ours, in a vast cloud, all around ours, and if we do expand forever then as we accelerate outward faster and faster we will eventually crash into each other, perhaps, forming new beginnings or new universes as we go.

                                                                                  • Mills 69
                                                                                    Mills 69  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                    0:54 your Einstein looks like Stan Lee 🤓

                                                                                    • No Scoped
                                                                                      No Scoped  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                      Anyone else see the tadis randomly appear no just me ok... 0:32

                                                                                      • Oliver Schultz
                                                                                        Oliver Schultz  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                                        It shouldn't appear that fast reeeeeeeeeeeee

                                                                                        • BEANOS
                                                                                          BEANOS  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                          This video is not available in your country Kim Jon un: *sweating intensifies*

                                                                                          • JvstCosmo_ _
                                                                                            JvstCosmo_ _  Pirms 2 dienām

                                                                                            BEANOS this sound like the start of a VPN ad

                                                                                            • Catalyst - D B
                                                                                              Catalyst - D B  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                              Quantum tunneling and Hawking radiation... those two things are new to me and very interesting.

                                                                                              • Ryan Imai
                                                                                                Ryan Imai  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                                Thanos is the 4th reason

                                                                                                • Star wars Eternity
                                                                                                  Star wars Eternity  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                                  What was with the Tardis in the background

                                                                                                  • sauropod
                                                                                                    sauropod  Pirms 3 dienām

                                                                                                    It must be nice to be an astrophysicist to come up with all these cockamami theories and not having to prove it because nobody will be around to see or experience it. But that is okay because if and when everything that they theorize may happen hey another Big Bang will occur and everything starts all over again.

                                                                                                    • ProLeteR
                                                                                                      ProLeteR  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                      yes this is vary scary when you think about it ;-;

                                                                                                      • manu mudgal
                                                                                                        manu mudgal  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                        Not everything live forever and not everything stays dead forever either

                                                                                                        • jamer gamr 2
                                                                                                          jamer gamr 2  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                          What about Thanos snapping twice

                                                                                                          • Sanitäter Of tf2
                                                                                                            Sanitäter Of tf2  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                            Just find the Infinity Gauntlet and snap twice smh

                                                                                                            • Boboto 3
                                                                                                              Boboto 3  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                              *universe starts to rip apart* Galaxies: I don't feel so good...

                                                                                                              • West Kennemer
                                                                                                                West Kennemer  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                What happens when we are able to leave our universe but as soon as we leave we explode instantaneously beacuse outside may be heated by some strange force

                                                                                                                • KITTYPUP
                                                                                                                  KITTYPUP  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                  Minecraft will offer us salvation

                                                                                                                  • Flam bert
                                                                                                                    Flam bert  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                    Dark energy? *MORE LIKE DANK ENERGY*

                                                                                                                    • Adrian Campbell
                                                                                                                      Adrian Campbell  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                      Hog wash

                                                                                                                      • THANOS
                                                                                                                        THANOS  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                        Sigma want to know ur location

                                                                                                                        • [루비시네마]Ruby theater

                                                                                                                          😒No no no 🌍no 🌋no 💥😭 Save us🙏

                                                                                                                          • TwisterGamer 8
                                                                                                                            TwisterGamer 8  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                            In Thanos recommandation :

                                                                                                                            • Fallon Mail
                                                                                                                              Fallon Mail  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                              Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup we go to the death star it's the new hope

                                                                                                                              • Tamanddev D
                                                                                                                                Tamanddev D  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                                The universe is unendable and the world is unendable

                                                                                                                                • Private X
                                                                                                                                  Private X  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                                  We just invented a device that can create a new universe.

                                                                                                                                  • Ebaa Emad
                                                                                                                                    Ebaa Emad  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                                    Well i know how just spawn bill chipher and SNAP its gone :)

                                                                                                                                    • Robert Eischen
                                                                                                                                      Robert Eischen  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                                      How does a black hole eat itself?

                                                                                                                                      • Yusamac205
                                                                                                                                        Yusamac205  Pirms 4 dienām

                                                                                                                                        You guys have so much evidence but are yet missing the whole point. The universe won't have time to get pulled by this "dark energy". If you want to know why, please reply.

                                                                                                                                        • Broden B
                                                                                                                                          Broden B  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                          Thanos: now this does put a smile on my face.

                                                                                                                                          • Addust Channel
                                                                                                                                            Addust Channel  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                            There might actually be another Big Rip type: a theory for it is that Dark Energy is able to reverse, or that Dark Matter is like a gas holding the Universe together and can be seperated from the rest: a literal big rip, with two new universes out of the seperated one.

                                                                                                                                            • Lanix
                                                                                                                                              Lanix  Pirms 5 dienām


                                                                                                                                              • Osama Bin laden
                                                                                                                                                Osama Bin laden  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                Ah yes enslaved existential crisis

                                                                                                                                                • Halv Gud
                                                                                                                                                  Halv Gud  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                  I don't understand why people are getting depressed on Kurgesagt videos.. We gonna die in a few decades, maybe in a few years, is not like we gonna be here watching universe dying.

                                                                                                                                                  • Sam Animationz
                                                                                                                                                    Sam Animationz  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                    1:52 Mr. Universe, I don’t feel so good

                                                                                                                                                    • sikierka32 adventures
                                                                                                                                                      sikierka32 adventures  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                      Teen girls:yea it's boom boom time

                                                                                                                                                      • Reeta Yadav
                                                                                                                                                        Reeta Yadav  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                        After hearting one day universe is die first thoughts came in the mind is what we do here lets suicide

                                                                                                                                                        • Jake Lang
                                                                                                                                                          Jake Lang  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                          I would love to know how they think they know all this...nothing more than ants on a rock

                                                                                                                                                          • pEdo BeaR
                                                                                                                                                            pEdo BeaR  Pirms 5 dienām


                                                                                                                                                            • pixel gamer34
                                                                                                                                                              pixel gamer34  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                              Three ways to destroy the universe: Thanos:nvm I’ve done it already

                                                                                                                                                              • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer

                                                                                                                                                                0:43 Lmao a Death Star.

                                                                                                                                                                • KingOreo2017
                                                                                                                                                                  KingOreo2017  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                  no one: Kurzgesagt: *how to destroy everything you will ever love*

                                                                                                                                                                  • Oof Ing
                                                                                                                                                                    Oof Ing  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                    Use imagination

                                                                                                                                                                    • Alex Pandian
                                                                                                                                                                      Alex Pandian  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                      Are you The creator, else listen to him.

                                                                                                                                                                      • pikkukettu
                                                                                                                                                                        pikkukettu  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                        Just Put Rice In it

                                                                                                                                                                        • ZerbaNation45
                                                                                                                                                                          ZerbaNation45  Pirms 5 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                          *Big Ripanos*

                                                                                                                                                                          • king b 47
                                                                                                                                                                            king b 47  Pirms 6 dienām

                                                                                                                                                                            The universe will die ohh well I don't care I'll be long dead by quadrilions of years from now