What if the World turned to Gold? – The Gold Apocalypse

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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53 Responses

  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    The Map of Evolution and other beautiful sciency posters, researched and designed with love, are now available on the kurzgesagt shop. Our shop is the best way to support us directly and keep our videos free for everyone.
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  2. The New Travel says:

    I like how they take a random stoner idea and turn it into a well-researched and insightful video

  3. DK DYNAMIC says:

    *Worldwide ducks were killed ( three times ), during the making of this video*

  4. Jesus Christ says:

    Thank you for FINALLY addressing magic.

  5. Autum says:

    “Hey whats going on with the physics engine?”
    “The ducks are back at it… again…”

    • ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ says:

      i like ducks, anyone else like ducks too?

    • aarav yadav says:

      @⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ yes, also what is this name

    • Jack McNicholl says:

      Unity has crashed
      Reason: Quack

    • Gabriel Piñeiro García says:

      God dammit.

  6. The Purple Peanut says:

    What I learned: Midas is clumsy.

  7. Mr. Suspicious says:

    “Leaving only gold dust and a very dead Midas. This is clearly not a good way for Midas power to work” 🤣 the neutral voice always makes these kinds of these hilarious

  8. Alt says:

    ”This is only the start of our problems”
    I don’t think it’s our problem anymore

  9. luna loo says:

    “this is funky and doesn’t explode, so…progress!”
    something about the way they phrased that is so funny to me lol

  10. Mellatine says:

    Midas just looks so pleased with everything he turns into gold. He’s just, like “woaaaaaaa :D” and that makes me happy

  11. Jeffery Stroud says:

    Question: if the atmosphere gets denser, wouldn’t plane still be able to at least glide once closer to the ground?

    • Adolfo Faulkner says:

      No, because, the very reason the atmosphere is getting denser is a sudden increase in the force of the Gravity’s pull…so, before you can even think of gliding, gravity is already yeeting you against what ever it is below you.

  12. EclecticByTea says:

    Short answer: Everyone dies.
    Long answer: You die, but with *_style_*

  13. Pokey says:

    What I learned: Live somewhere that isn’t gold Earth

  14. TheDoninator says:

    Lesson learned: Earth is a miracle and don’t mess up its chemical soup.

    • ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ says:


    • Starling Stewart says:

      Or it will get very mad and explode. Or collapse. Or crush everything.

  15. Stupidity Basics says:

    What I learned: everyone dies if we turn the planet to gold

  16. Casey Jones says:

    Midas: *near a stone on the ground*
    Humanity: [softly] Don’t.

  17. Felix Weingardt says:

    Lesson of the day:

    Gold is useless for building earth sized planets.

  18. Glitche3d says:

    “Midas’s curse is a special kind of phenomenon, magic”


  19. Anonymite says:

    My favorite quote:
    “Which is a bad thing if you like living”

  20. Quintin Meredith says:

    “Gold is 20x more dense than a duck”

    Citation needed

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