What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

Did you ever wonder what happened if you detonated a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench? No? We neither! Let us find out together!
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Jaar geleden

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    • MTB Kid

      MTB Kid

      12 dagen geleden

      Hey you will probably not ever see this but will the blast not pollute the ocean ?

    • Natasha Ip

      Natasha Ip

      24 dagen geleden


    • Natasha Ip

      Natasha Ip

      24 dagen geleden

      I'm at the same time as well be in a statement that he was a little bit more than one million people

    • Natasha Ip

      Natasha Ip

      24 dagen geleden

      Tsar Bomba

    • Natasha Ip

      Natasha Ip

      24 dagen geleden

      RDS2 20 H2

  2. G W

    G W

    2 uur geleden

    11,000 disappointed super-villains watched this video.

  3. Crix37


    4 uur geleden

    Well, but the Tsar Bomb was a Hydrogen Bomb why did he say Nuclear Bomb? Oh and the Bomb only reached 10km into the sky, there is a russian report about everything

  4. Monty Desforges

    Monty Desforges

    7 uur geleden

    what about ALL the bombs at the bottom of Marianas trench?

  5. Master Of The Cats

    Master Of The Cats

    9 uur geleden

    What if we detonated every atom bomb at the bottom of the Mariana Trench?

  6. Bertha Cox

    Bertha Cox

    15 uur geleden

    Biggest weapon of destruction ever created by humanity: *explodes* Earth: Oh no! Anyway....

  7. R. S.

    R. S.

    18 uur geleden

    04:04 :D

  8. Debbie Hosein-Khan

    Debbie Hosein-Khan

    21 uur geleden

    When he said musroom cloud i was like ....... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. {Katrįna Kïtty}

    {Katrįna Kïtty}

    22 uur geleden

    It’s scary to know that a bomb this powerful even exists

  10. Caleb


    23 uur geleden

    Bomb: starts to fall down into the ocean Earth: ahh s**t here we go again

  11. Thomas Swift Sr.

    Thomas Swift Sr.

    Dag geleden

    5:02 SHARKNADO!

  12. King Flapjacks

    King Flapjacks

    Dag geleden

    I also have a bird

  13. CatLord 00

    CatLord 00

    Dag geleden

    I am the 500,100 like in this video

  14. electric yt

    electric yt

    Dag geleden

    What would happen if we change the pressure?

  15. Shadow Legend 45

    Shadow Legend 45

    Dag geleden

    The animator are not paid enough even after one year it’s better

  16. The Curious Path

    The Curious Path

    Dag geleden

    "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer. Will humanity be killed off by its own technology inventions? We can only hope that its use will never come to evil hands that can destroy our world. But just in case it does, what would happen if you detonated in other unexpected part of the world?

  17. Nicole Soucie

    Nicole Soucie

    Dag geleden

    ocean: why are you doing this humanity: I want the nuke meme to live

  18. Luke Peterson

    Luke Peterson

    2 dagen geleden

    But we're all gonna die due to the radiation exposure if it contaminates the whole ocean....

  19. THOic BOI

    THOic BOI

    2 dagen geleden


  20. Tu Nguyen

    Tu Nguyen

    2 dagen geleden


  21. Bee


    2 dagen geleden

    Came into this video with immense stress and left feeling a lot happier. God the intro had me by the neck.

  22. 《 cloudy 》

    《 cloudy 》

    3 dagen geleden

    so basically i watched this video for him to tell that it causes nothing

  23. Parasmunt


    3 dagen geleden

    It worries me what Kurzgesagt is doing to these chickens in these videos

  24. Jeremy Owens

    Jeremy Owens

    3 dagen geleden

    I still can't pronounce Kurzgesagt no matter how many times I hear it spoken. I'm such an uncultured swine.

  25. Korbxn


    4 dagen geleden

    The birds in these series’s are the real victims

  26. Mark Maxwell

    Mark Maxwell

    4 dagen geleden

    Tsar bomba capacity is 50mt

  27. Python is cool

    Python is cool

    4 dagen geleden

    The UN should put goverments who have nuckular weapons on trile for crime against humanity.

  28. Jhittery 771

    Jhittery 771

    4 dagen geleden

    Humans detonated tsar bomba Venus: ew did you just fart? Earth: uhh Mars: yes did you fart? Earth: uhm humans planted a nuke? Sun: bruh you farted Earth: NO I DID NOT-

  29. David


    4 dagen geleden

    The Tsar Bomb (Big Ivan) did not have a fission booster stage which made its yield proportionally cleaner than any other thermonuclear device ever tested. It was a prototype for a 100-150 Mt device. No, there would not be much radiation from the 50 Mt version of the device. That was dated technology by 1961 and nothing more than a spectacle used to scare the Americans. The Mariana Trench is not a steep walled canyon and its true horizontal scale is not widely known. It is formed mostly by grades of just a few percent that may run downward for many tens of miles. Its horizontal scale is massive. Shock waves would not be impacting against solid vertical rock walls as suggested by the animation. Challenger deep, the deepest spot known at this time, is a small area 200 miles southwest of Guam. The actual depression, most likely akin to a big mud hole is maybe a mile wide and seven miles long. No living vertebrates (fish) have ever been found below 26,000 feet to date. Biochemistry literally begins to change under that much pressure and it is no longer a simple matter of pressure inside canceling out the pressure on the outside of an organism. Piccard and Walsh were not biologists and would not have known a fish from something else they might have seen while at the bottom of the Mariana Trench back in 1960. Agreed, such a detonation would not amount to much.



    4 dagen geleden

    *me* : _just sees the word Philipine_ *me* : _whomst has summoned the almighty ones_

  31. T


    4 dagen geleden

    O poder de uma bomba e assustador.

  32. Hoài Nam Lê thanh

    Hoài Nam Lê thanh

    4 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt COOL!

  33. Deepsky 709

    Deepsky 709

    5 dagen geleden

    what if the damage is higher than we thought?

  34. CasamTDA is cutie - Enjoy

    CasamTDA is cutie - Enjoy

    5 dagen geleden

    Someone wants to get revenge on everyone by doing this.

  35. Vampire Phantom

    Vampire Phantom

    5 dagen geleden

    Organisms at Mariana trench:chillin' Humans:anyways we started blastin'

  36. Hyden Alexander 1634018

    Hyden Alexander 1634018

    5 dagen geleden

    Did anyome notice that was glass around the rocket?

  37. Proton Neutron

    Proton Neutron

    6 dagen geleden

    Just like Glow Ball Warming. A NATURAL CYCLE that has been happening for HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of YEARS with no input from HUMANS.

  38. Vago


    6 dagen geleden

    It's obvious, minecraft teach us that water is explosion proof

  39. will langdale

    will langdale

    6 dagen geleden

    If earthquakes are so powerful would it be possible (theoretically or practically) to harness that energy?

  40. Roon Pogoy

    Roon Pogoy

    7 dagen geleden

    Philippines be like 👁️👄👁️

  41. Jetjk7 Games

    Jetjk7 Games

    7 dagen geleden

    Perfect ecosystem: Americans be like: ok let’s destroy years of reasearch that we need to discovery earth more and make some fish go extinct

  42. Victoria Evebrooke

    Victoria Evebrooke

    8 dagen geleden

    Nothing happens Except lots of sea life die

  43. Solo_ Alpha

    Solo_ Alpha

    8 dagen geleden

    isnt this the art style that was in phantom cat? 0-0

  44. Aaditya Chauhan

    Aaditya Chauhan

    8 dagen geleden

    1:31 was a locknes monster refrence

  45. Lea Cruz

    Lea Cruz

    8 dagen geleden

    "Nothing " wow so those poor creatures are nothing to us?? Hmm why the fuck am i not surprised. How dare you to say "nothing ".

  46. Kevin Roblox YT Channel

    Kevin Roblox YT Channel

    8 dagen geleden

    Why would You destroy philippines when its our country THE VOLCANO IS LIKE SUPER CLOSE BUT NOT CLOSE a lot alot alot of feets

  47. Kitsune's Den

    Kitsune's Den

    8 dagen geleden

    Now do it using all the nukes!

  48. Phillip Taylor

    Phillip Taylor

    8 dagen geleden

    In short to much water to displace to have any real effect

  49. jonny tightlips

    jonny tightlips

    8 dagen geleden

    Why is this a question every nuclear power since 1946 have detonated a Nuke underwater, the French as late as the late 1990's FFS it's not a secret 🤷‍♂️

  50. Eli_Da-Boi


    8 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt in a Nutshell: 1. Add science 2. Add world ending possibilities 3. Add birds 4. *Kill most of the birds*

  51. Lyric Pranker

    Lyric Pranker

    9 dagen geleden

    Did I hear Philippines I have been summoned!

  52. Ender sniper

    Ender sniper

    9 dagen geleden

    Boring bro

  53. Ender sniper

    Ender sniper

    9 dagen geleden


  54. snuggles03


    9 dagen geleden

    I don’t believe that for a second, what rubbish

  55. Anton Zhdanov

    Anton Zhdanov

    10 dagen geleden

    And what if in one moment explode all nuclear weapon arsenal which humanity posses? Something like around 10 gigatons of TNT?

  56. JAPAN富士


    10 dagen geleden


  57. Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    10 dagen geleden

    The Tar Bomba was a test. We could make bombs way bigger

  58. IRAQi PRO


    10 dagen geleden

    How to survive a nuclear attack: 1. Get in the fridge

    • Eli_Da-Boi


      8 dagen geleden

      -Indiana Jones

  59. Mirna Villalta

    Mirna Villalta

    10 dagen geleden

    Poor bird

  60. SunnyguyTNT


    10 dagen geleden

    currently, earth's deepest known point is in the Marianas trench. Kola Superdeep Borehole: Am I a joke to you?

  61. Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    11 dagen geleden

    Riddle : *_WE ARE GOING TO DIE_*

  62. Seven Stan

    Seven Stan

    11 dagen geleden


  63. Ashton Gab Gaming

    Ashton Gab Gaming

    11 dagen geleden

    Oh spongebobs house 4:19

  64. German Social Nationalist

    German Social Nationalist

    12 dagen geleden


  65. Joshua Kim

    Joshua Kim

    12 dagen geleden


  66. Silens Luk

    Silens Luk

    12 dagen geleden

    4:20 spongebob's house is about to get vaporized.

  67. Pierre Gosselin

    Pierre Gosselin

    12 dagen geleden

    Ma solution est d’y croire pour l’instant ...

  68. NaijaGerd


    12 dagen geleden

    "The strongest forces humanity can unleash, are laughable compared to the forces of nature"

  69. Potato man

    Potato man

    12 dagen geleden

    My first time seeing a human appear in your videos 5:16

  70. James Perkins

    James Perkins

    12 dagen geleden

    I usually can’t stand this channel’s self indulgent nihilism, but in this particular case I’ll accept it because it’s a response to a deceitful video from another channel.

  71. Chickalo


    13 dagen geleden

    You fools, TnT doesn't blow up underwater

  72. Big King Ryan

    Big King Ryan

    13 dagen geleden

    People talk about saving the ocean, while this bird has blown up the marianas trench

  73. Jack The Film Fanatic

    Jack The Film Fanatic

    13 dagen geleden

    4:18 I see the Tardis in the background.

  74. Zevbutt


    13 dagen geleden

    3:47 Welp, looks like our friends over at BP couldn’t just stop massacring marine life after that huge oil spill back in 2010

  75. UjlnSan


    13 dagen geleden

    Именно что тупая фантазия, а если там мегатон 500 рвануть или тератонну, ну вы поняли

  76. Jacob Drollinger

    Jacob Drollinger

    13 dagen geleden

    Isn't the Poseidon bomb biggest? BTW, ha ha humans!

  77. Moises Cerveza

    Moises Cerveza

    14 dagen geleden

    Hahhaha kaming mga Pilipino agad matatamaan hahah

  78. Will Emerson

    Will Emerson

    14 dagen geleden

    Bomb: explodes Water pressure: counter strike global offence

  79. Ketchup Desu

    Ketchup Desu

    14 dagen geleden

    I see where America gets its bombing logic

  80. Gun plane

    Gun plane

    14 dagen geleden


  81. Chamkaur Gill

    Chamkaur Gill

    14 dagen geleden


  82. Interesting Things

    Interesting Things

    15 dagen geleden

    Cognitive programming, very dangerous

  83. Maclues


    15 dagen geleden

    So we should do that?

  84. Clogged toilet

    Clogged toilet

    15 dagen geleden

    "the planet is too big, it doesn't care" Laughs in deforestation and global warming

    • Oscar Garcia

      Oscar Garcia

      5 dagen geleden

      @Clogged toilet human life, and for a while

    • fried rice

      fried rice

      13 dagen geleden

      @Clogged toilet good point😀

    • Clogged toilet

      Clogged toilet

      13 dagen geleden

      @fried rice if we try hard enough, we can make life unsustainable on earth

    • fried rice

      fried rice

      13 dagen geleden

      That doesnt effect the earth. That effects humans. After humans extinct, Earth will go back to normal

  85. m0dnes


    15 dagen geleden

    vay be yine bilgilendik

  86. Memes for your troubles

    Memes for your troubles

    16 dagen geleden

    Why don’t we explode a nuke in a volcano?

  87. 你好 :DD

    你好 :DD

    16 dagen geleden


  88. Nick Lewis

    Nick Lewis

    16 dagen geleden

    Whales: I've felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices cried out in fear and were suddenly silenced.

  89. Femke Aben

    Femke Aben

    16 dagen geleden

    These birds in your video's look so cute

  90. Roblox Guest

    Roblox Guest

    16 dagen geleden

    philippines is close to mariana trench?!?!

  91. Stacey Sullivan

    Stacey Sullivan

    17 dagen geleden

    i am from the future btw there will be this thing called the crona

  92. Daniel Wolf

    Daniel Wolf

    17 dagen geleden

    Spongebobs house at 4:17

  93. Red_Impostor909 Gaming

    Red_Impostor909 Gaming

    17 dagen geleden

    I'm from Philippines and big fan btw

  94. Melonangel 45

    Melonangel 45

    18 dagen geleden

    Next video should be: How much tnt u need to blow up the earth?

  95. bendykirby


    19 dagen geleden

    This is the first time I've actually seen beef between two educational channels.

  96. Matej Jamnik

    Matej Jamnik

    19 dagen geleden


  97. ashvad praveen

    ashvad praveen

    19 dagen geleden

    3:15 is like jotaro vs dio

  98. Abdalay Sanjuan

    Abdalay Sanjuan

    20 dagen geleden

    Oh so the birds do have owners

  99. Sehr Geheim

    Sehr Geheim

    20 dagen geleden

    Let's combine the 2 nuke videos: What if you detonated every atom bomb we could produce and donated it all at once in the marianas trench

  100. Pankaj Malhotra

    Pankaj Malhotra

    21 dag geleden

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