How to Make an Elephant Explode - The Size of Life 2

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How to Make an Elephant Explode with Science - The Size of Life 2


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    2 jaar geleden

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    • Jonathan Zaldivar

      Jonathan Zaldivar

      Dag geleden

      what if humans or animal can control flying or can we make it possible and how (can you solve it)

    • Lindsay Vukanovich

      Lindsay Vukanovich

      12 dagen geleden

      I definitely want to learn more science

    • _0_RESTART_0_


      Maand geleden

      @Kevin Kurz’s art display they have a German channel noe

    • Sharcodile


      2 maanden geleden

      Um, making animated videos has nothing to do with romance or love?

    • Adam Ashley

      Adam Ashley

      2 maanden geleden

      I've always been interested to know more about size and the perception of time. Supposedly tiny things experience time more slowly. How would a solar system sized living thing experience time?.....

  2. Northern Perspective

    Northern Perspective

    6 uur geleden

    The heartbeats per lifetime calculation is WAAAAY off. 1 billion heartbeats would mean an average heartrate of 50 beats per minute [well trained athlete levels] still only comes out to about 38 years.

  3. Gabe T

    Gabe T

    10 uur geleden

    1 billion heartbeats seems a bit short for a human. Interesting, though I wish a range was included.

  4. T0x1C-P ,

    T0x1C-P ,

    16 uur geleden

    This guy needs to leave the poor elephants alone🥺🥺

  5. *im not lenny face though*

    *im not lenny face though*

    23 uur geleden


  6. Phuong Nguyen

    Phuong Nguyen

    Dag geleden

    Run out of 1 million heartbeat, I will probably die. So if I want to live longer, always calm down is the best choice

  7. manen


    Dag geleden

    just use water cooling lol

  8. sssamurai


    2 dagen geleden

    I like how they’re not even hiding the fact that they’re just trying to blow the elephant up.

  9. AppleJuice


    3 dagen geleden

    Nobody is talking about the simpsons reference at 5:01

  10. friki64


    4 dagen geleden

    Scientist: A baby in the womb of its mother behaves like as it was part of her. Pro-choice: Is this an argument? Pro-life: Is this an argument? Scientist: Ight, imma head out.

  11. Sebastian Freeman

    Sebastian Freeman

    5 dagen geleden

    5:01 Americans: are you challenging me?

  12. Dolly’s Daydreams

    Dolly’s Daydreams

    6 dagen geleden

    cool but dont do it in real life cause thats mean

  13. DarkwarriorJ


    6 dagen geleden

    Yes but, can we do that to our birds? For science! xD

  14. Jon Rinehart

    Jon Rinehart

    6 dagen geleden

    Hey did you guys know the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell?!??!!?

  15. Roxtor


    7 dagen geleden

    Well well well then let's find out

  16. Wiku


    7 dagen geleden

    So Ant-man is a lie? D:

  17. Santosh Samuel

    Santosh Samuel

    8 dagen geleden

    "Tiny, ridiculous being." ... Who hurt you, narrator?!

  18. Yosef Feriyanto

    Yosef Feriyanto

    8 dagen geleden

    Ant-Man got real silence after this came out

  19. Dragon and Wyvern lover

    Dragon and Wyvern lover

    9 dagen geleden

    Godzilla: oh jeez not again *CCHHHOOOMMPP*

  20. Dragon and Wyvern lover

    Dragon and Wyvern lover

    9 dagen geleden

    You want a hand with that cube trex

  21. Vicki Luo

    Vicki Luo

    9 dagen geleden

    can we talk about love?

  22. Tom Clarke

    Tom Clarke

    10 dagen geleden

    so to solve world hunger you slow down the metabolisms of the starving and poverty stricken?

    • Tom Clarke

      Tom Clarke

      8 dagen geleden

      @sex beast only 1/2 I think now you mention it

    • sex beast

      sex beast

      8 dagen geleden

      did you not watch the video??

  23. Rogier van den Berg

    Rogier van den Berg

    10 dagen geleden

    So i guess this explains why children are more physically active than adults

  24. Jake Pullman

    Jake Pullman

    10 dagen geleden

    Hey, Kurzesagt, what exactly did an elephant do to you?

  25. c0in cat

    c0in cat

    10 dagen geleden

    "imagine a fleshy cube" thanks kurzgesagt now thats in my mind

  26. Alice CS

    Alice CS

    10 dagen geleden

    poor bird cleaning all of it up

  27. Asphalt


    10 dagen geleden

    *" very smart man "*

  28. Hi Oof

    Hi Oof

    10 dagen geleden

    I feel bad fot the janitors in these videos.

  29. doppelheathen


    10 dagen geleden

    Clearly you hate elephants. :-P

  30. Gudetama3421YT


    11 dagen geleden

    Dun dun dun dun dunnn

  31. augustine lopez

    augustine lopez

    12 dagen geleden

    Anyone notice the Simpsons reference??? No ???? Okay :(

  32. Doom Slayer

    Doom Slayer

    12 dagen geleden

    5:01 nice simpsons reference

  33. nick dave

    nick dave

    12 dagen geleden

    a baby: appears me: LET IT EXPLODE!

  34. 49 parv chawla

    49 parv chawla

    12 dagen geleden

    biggest creatures ex whales live in ocean cause water is a better conducter of heat am i right

  35. code_dredd


    12 dagen geleden

    Video low-key trying to justify abortion with a fallacious argument.

  36. Pissed Zeal

    Pissed Zeal

    14 dagen geleden

    “Your honor it’s just a video I swear”

  37. Cleverbird


    14 dagen geleden

    All I'm getting out of this, is that the Enlarge Person spell in D&D should be an offensive spell!

  38. Teeny Skeeter

    Teeny Skeeter

    15 dagen geleden

    So what’s the deal with cold blooded animals like reptiles

  39. Amma K

    Amma K

    16 dagen geleden

    "it's a tiny ridiculous being"

  40. Shammin


    16 dagen geleden

    "Imagine a fleshy cube." no thank you id rather not

  41. Carlos Pena Mendoza

    Carlos Pena Mendoza

    17 dagen geleden

    kurzgesart: *tells people how he animates his videos* people: how do you animate your vids?

  42. Pog Diamond

    Pog Diamond

    17 dagen geleden

    The bird having to clean up the blood : can you stop pls

  43. Ellie Rose

    Ellie Rose

    17 dagen geleden

    related to sonic than mickey mouse

  44. Kiamo Sky

    Kiamo Sky

    17 dagen geleden

    so ant-man isn't real? :(

  45. Daniel Schlief

    Daniel Schlief

    17 dagen geleden

    Janitor Bird is best bird.



    18 dagen geleden


  47. Seb Chess

    Seb Chess

    18 dagen geleden

    "Our mouse is very dead very fast" Poor mouse

  48. Sander Koene

    Sander Koene

    18 dagen geleden

    Hey Kurzgezagt, I was thinking of the fictional 'giants' moving a lot slower than us (like in the hobbit movies), and was thinking whether this is also the case for insects. If we somehow minimize to the size of an insect, do normal sized humans also move at the speed of these 'giants'? Would be a cool video ;)

  49. DkXboxer


    18 dagen geleden

    A baby does act like an organ in the mother's body, but also reacts like a baby in the mother's womb. So it's this organ that's not an organ. Weird.

  50. AJ P

    AJ P

    18 dagen geleden

    "Fun for a while but then not so much" Agree to disagree.

  51. Greg Schoellhammer

    Greg Schoellhammer

    18 dagen geleden

    The Wild Kratts after watching this video: 👀

  52. Rugged Lemmings

    Rugged Lemmings

    19 dagen geleden

    "It's a tiny, ridiculous being." Hey now, I know we're killing cute animated animals in horrific ways in this video but there's no need to be insulting.

  53. Kevin Bell

    Kevin Bell

    19 dagen geleden

    5:00 "So you like Big Macs do you? Well how about all the Big Macs in the world! MWAHAHAHAHAH"

  54. Benjamin Bruna

    Benjamin Bruna

    19 dagen geleden

    Edison likes this video

  55. Dr bright productions

    Dr bright productions

    19 dagen geleden

    1:16 he said it

  56. J -Wilk

    J -Wilk

    20 dagen geleden

    Did... Did you just solve the moral problem of abortion, biologically?

    • Ani M

      Ani M

      20 dagen geleden


  57. Daan Kruit

    Daan Kruit

    20 dagen geleden

    so if i grow enough i will explode got it

  58. Liheng Fu

    Liheng Fu

    21 dag geleden

    Like a tiny paperclip @paperclip

  59. Robert Burbulea

    Robert Burbulea

    22 dagen geleden

    If we only have 1 billion heartbeats, when we go to the gym we kill ourselves?

  60. Rowdy Reese

    Rowdy Reese

    22 dagen geleden

    So scale up the outside and only scale up part of the inside

  61. Thomas Brouwer

    Thomas Brouwer

    22 dagen geleden

    3:30 Question: is this one of the factors that determines the lifespan of animals and humans? In other words, is *one of the reasons* that mice only live a few years because of its metabolic rate?

  62. Lindsay Niles

    Lindsay Niles

    23 dagen geleden

    Me too

  63. Jacob Massey

    Jacob Massey

    24 dagen geleden

    Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell

  64. Dhruv Patel

    Dhruv Patel

    24 dagen geleden

    So, if elephants are slow due to their oversize, can we speculate that a huge dinosaur will also beas such slow as an elephant if not slower?

  65. MEE5


    24 dagen geleden

    thanks for the guide man i just killed an elephant

  66. Liam Davis

    Liam Davis

    24 dagen geleden


  67. Kristina Zivanovic

    Kristina Zivanovic

    25 dagen geleden

    Alice in wonderland should have ended a lot sooner than it did

  68. Lulu


    25 dagen geleden

    1:30 Barb??

  69. Mr.Madness Destroyer

    Mr.Madness Destroyer

    26 dagen geleden

    Me: Sees video Also Me: You have done the impossible, you made science look fun :) Thanks for the video

  70. Candy Cane

    Candy Cane

    26 dagen geleden

    So Ant man would die?

  71. Very Polite Duck PL

    Very Polite Duck PL

    26 dagen geleden

    F in the comments for poor janitor birb.

  72. Kristin Vail

    Kristin Vail

    26 dagen geleden

    1. This would drastically change the plot of Honey I shrunk the kids and it's sequel lol 2. A baby is not literally another organ in the woman’s body just because it matches her metabolism, you know considering the baby has his own unique set of DNA

  73. Tariq Al bdour

    Tariq Al bdour

    27 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesat: elephants are not very active and there metabolism is very slow Me: maybe I am an elephant

  74. Ben Gernhardt

    Ben Gernhardt

    27 dagen geleden

    More excuses to kill babies... unsubsidized, I hope you all find your souls one day

  75. Corbin hero

    Corbin hero

    28 dagen geleden

    Giant mouse: kaboom? Scientists: yes Rico kaboom

  76. Frank Anderson

    Frank Anderson

    28 dagen geleden

    Bro that is the worst hypothesis I have seen for a science project

  77. JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS

    29 dagen geleden

    poor birb that has to clean everything up "JUST STOP"

  78. Kate TDM

    Kate TDM

    Maand geleden

    So this shrew mouse thing would have to eat about 83.3334 grams of food each hour or about 250.0002 grams of food every three hours to stay alive.. wow. (Yes I calculated this lol😆)

  79. Lil Booty

    Lil Booty

    Maand geleden

    So this video makes Ant Man super unrealistic👍

  80. Boba Bear

    Boba Bear

    Maand geleden

    im going to get my own duckie im going to patreon bye bye

  81. Henry Burton 27

    Henry Burton 27

    Maand geleden

    Why is it colder when you get smaller? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

    • ymmij X

      ymmij X

      29 dagen geleden

      your cells make x energy per cubic inch of you that you have. but you only LOSE head from your skin. not your whole insides. you basically lose y energy per square inch of surface you have. when you're smaller there's more surface per amount of insides. think of how as you fill up a water balloon it starts getting all hard to hold as the weight of the water outpaces the strength of the skin. so since you're losing a lot more inside x than outside y as you get smaller you end up losing more energy than you produce and you cool off till your whole body is room temp.

  82. Grubhub Dad

    Grubhub Dad

    Maand geleden

    "After only 4 hours without food, it starves to death" You talking about me?

  83. George Hackett

    George Hackett

    Maand geleden

    "imagine a fleshy cube" no thank you

  84. TheAs& Ys

    TheAs& Ys

    Maand geleden

    Fléšh ćûbë

  85. April Mattix's son

    April Mattix's son

    Maand geleden

    Finally, a way to dispose of the body- I mean uhhh gotta go!

  86. Crazy Jasper

    Crazy Jasper

    Maand geleden

    *GROWS UP*

  87. Jin


    Maand geleden

    5:27 Mission accomplished 😎

  88. Darius Husein

    Darius Husein

    Maand geleden

    every one: wow how this guy knows this things? me: why to make an elephant explode???

  89. Aynatic


    Maand geleden

    This whole video just about completely flamed all types of books, shows and films which involve shrinking and enlarging things.

  90. Joseph Smart

    Joseph Smart

    Maand geleden

    I like the janitor

  91. jyjryu22799


    Maand geleden

    Why do big dogs live for less time on average than small dogs then 🤔

  92. Pacific Tuna

    Pacific Tuna

    Maand geleden

    "elephants are huge meat sacks filled with trillions and trillions of little coal ovens" kurzgesagt

  93. LMLMD


    Maand geleden

    Remind me never to request a c-section from Kurzgesagt....

  94. Karsana0


    Maand geleden

    What if you also make the atoms larger Pls i need help I’m clueless

  95. Cole Moclair

    Cole Moclair

    Maand geleden

    Kurzgesagt: it’s not 100% accurate but... Me: So it would be... 50% ACCURATE

  96. Nathan Briggs

    Nathan Briggs

    Maand geleden


  97. Beru


    Maand geleden

    0:28 holy shit gloria and mort from madagascar

  98. Speedy Gandalf

    Speedy Gandalf

    Maand geleden

    How many hopes and dreams does Elon Musk have: probably a lot.

  99. Gacha Bluecherry

    Gacha Bluecherry

    Maand geleden

    I like exploding elephants

  100. David Pols

    David Pols

    Maand geleden

    So if you run a lot your hearth beats faster and youl die younger