The Egg

The Egg

The Egg

Story by Andy Weir
Animated by Kurzgesagt

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62 Responses

  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    A Big Thanks to Andy Weir for allowing us to use his story!
    If you want to support us, please check out those beautiful Egg posters we made:

  2. Enzo Fischer says:

    Okay, all jokes aside, thank you for bringing us this outstanding content kurzgesagt. This one was truly magnificent and seriously hope you’ll do more of these.

  3. Palirano says:

    “I’m Hamilton?” You said, appalled.

    “And you’re the fool who shot him.”

  4. Brogan King says:

    “Why do all this?”
    “For LOLz my child, for the LOLz”

  5. Enscribe says:

    Just saying, this is the same guy that vividly described the smell of the protagonist’s crew member’s feces in The Martian

  6. Iqbal Mala says:

    Kurzgesagt animated humans instead of birds!! Someone get the camera!

  7. Cj L says:

    You: so what’s the meaning of life?
    God: ~sigh~ you wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve said this…

  8. EddTheBob ! says:

    “You were on your way home” ok

    “When you died” OH.

  9. Levi Hernandez says:

    Logic album “everybody” was inspired also by the egg by Andy Weir

  10. Akil Wallace says:

    Best isekai of the summer.

    Watashitachi Onaji: That time I was reincarnated as everyone.

  11. Zephyrus Auron says:

    Bill Wurtz: “You could make a religion out of this!”

    • hockeater says:

      No don’t.

    • Shall NotWither says:

      Already done. Talk to India. Christianity is better though… none of this video is even testable. Atleast in Christianity, Jesus death, integrity of the Bible, and observation is used. This story is entirely untestable and at best only a fairy tale if not an outright trip to lala land.

    • ArcSpaGaming says:

      hockeater lol why

    • Douglas Meyer says:

      @Shall NotWither oh the irony of someone who believes in a jewish zombie carpenter calling anyone elses goofy religion “LALA Land”…

  12. blox9000 says:

    >fade to black
    >wake up

    >find self in a wagon
    >see god
    >god opens mouth

    “Hey you, you’re finally awake.”

  13. ディアスジェレミー says:

    Random: “Do you believe in God?”

    Kurzgesagt: *_”Well no but actually yes.”_*

  14. CityStrong says:

    Youtube: “The Egg In A Nutshell”
    Me: “WHAT THE HELL?!”

  15. The Reddit FBI says:

    My 4th Grade Teacher: “The world doesnt revolve around you.”

    Kurz: *Hold my stories*

  16. scosco says:

    “That cute girl you like, ask her out!”

    Yeah I’ll ask myself out

    And still end up getting rejected

  17. Vaerum says:

    You’ve been talking to Joe Rogan? Will your next video be about chimps?

  18. Slash says:

    At least i’m not the person who actually likes jake paul..
    *OH WAI-*

  19. Jan Becker says:

    A fabulous short story. Thanks for taking my mind into greater spheres.

  20. Tweetie Bird says:

    Really makes me think of Alan Watts and his quote “You are the universe observing itself”.

    When we die, we just go back to where we came from: the universe.

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