What Is Something?

What is something? On the most fundamental level thinkable, what are things? Why are things? And why do things behave the way they do?

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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Jaar geleden

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    • karen C.

      karen C.

      11 dagen geleden

      please don't remind me of feeding the kids in the basement instead of watching this vide

    • Mason Williams

      Mason Williams

      26 dagen geleden

      You know these videos got me through college

    • elena garcia

      elena garcia

      Maand geleden

      This video makes me want to split an atom

    • mert mer

      mert mer

      Maand geleden

      @Oguz Tanatar arkadaşım adam esas soruları es geçiyor, evren elektromanyetik alan diyor alanlar diyor saçmalıyor. Tamam elektrik alanı bir manyetik alan oluşturur ama evrenin her yerinde değil. Bilimadamının biri açıklama bulamamış böyle bir ön kabul yapmış buda yapıştırmış cevabı buraya.

    • mert mer

      mert mer

      Maand geleden

      Actually you didn't explain anything in this video. Just repeated what scientists tell. You asked questions but didn't give answers.

  2. Lindy Moon

    Lindy Moon

    5 uur geleden

    3:54 Does anyone know the name of the song that starts playing here? Or at least which playlist it's in on the Epic Mountain channel?

  3. Chaos Settler / ATHAR

    Chaos Settler / ATHAR

    Dag geleden

    2:29 "The computer you're using right now to distract yourself from the stuff you should be doing." i know

  4. ItamarPC


    2 dagen geleden


  5. yuki ღ

    yuki ღ

    3 dagen geleden

    why is it always birds.

  6. Random Lucas

    Random Lucas

    4 dagen geleden

    i watched this while drinking hot chocolate

  7. bobby playerz

    bobby playerz

    4 dagen geleden

    ur turing into vscauce stop it

  8. Francine Caldwell

    Francine Caldwell

    4 dagen geleden

    Hello everyone! Apologies for the lack of uploads this month, I gave myself a couple of weeks off! But as the photo below proves I am back in the booth and recording the voiceover for the next video - Which hopefully will be uploaded next week. I hope you are all well and I’ll see you on the next video! P.s there will be a new poll coming this weekend so make sure to cast your vote. Thank you for the amazing support as always. V

  9. Spencer Neucks (student)

    Spencer Neucks (student)

    5 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt are you okay

  10. Vinny


    5 dagen geleden

    Yo momma

  11. ELITE KE


    5 dagen geleden

    My last words: sorry for everything

  12. Sharon Ng

    Sharon Ng

    5 dagen geleden

    It's not nothing if electromagnetic field exists. Electromagnetic field is electromagnetic field.

  13. BasicalPiano YT

    BasicalPiano YT

    6 dagen geleden

    2:28 I swear to god they know what we’re doing.

    • BasicalPiano YT

      BasicalPiano YT

      5 dagen geleden

      @Baa Sisk *frown intensifies*

    • Baa Sisk

      Baa Sisk

      5 dagen geleden

      @BasicalPiano YT honestly i dont k ow why so fuck it

    • BasicalPiano YT

      BasicalPiano YT

      6 dagen geleden

      @Baa Sisk Wise words, though I don't see it related XD

    • Baa Sisk

      Baa Sisk

      6 dagen geleden

      We are the universe as the universe is us we are cannibals And we are learning and experiencing our selfs God gave us the gift of everything and we must cherish it

  14. Antonio Espinal

    Antonio Espinal

    6 dagen geleden

    Is it legal to know this

  15. Shahnaj Sharar

    Shahnaj Sharar

    6 dagen geleden


  16. Shahnaj Sharar

    Shahnaj Sharar

    6 dagen geleden


  17. KEV In

    KEV In

    7 dagen geleden

    Debate ,after Einstein gravity is not a force...

  18. JimmyHolster


    7 dagen geleden

    Magic, got it.

  19. Jayden del Valle

    Jayden del Valle

    7 dagen geleden

    Stuff you can see, like air...😕

  20. ModernArt GD

    ModernArt GD

    7 dagen geleden

    You read my mind

  21. Loli pop

    Loli pop

    8 dagen geleden

    "The computer ur using right now to distract yourself from the stuff you should be doing" : so true

  22. aman keswani

    aman keswani

    9 dagen geleden

    Kuzgesagt: " The computer you are using to distract yourself from what you should be doing" Me: hOw diD tHeY kNoW ?

  23. Al Mo

    Al Mo

    9 dagen geleden

    I hope I'm not the only one who's binge watching all Kurzgesagt videos

  24. CheeseBon


    9 dagen geleden

    i realize this is dumbed down but i still needed to watch it 3 times to understand XD

  25. RedoStoneCraft


    9 dagen geleden

    "Hey, remember when they introduced this new intro?" "Yeah, it was like a couple of years ago, right?" "No, nearly 5 years."

  26. MrAR


    9 dagen geleden

    Yah! You know.. You know the thing!... - Sleepy 😴 joe



    9 dagen geleden

    Every Kurzgesaht Vid 50%Knowlege 25%Goofy animation 14.5%Birds 14.5%Exentenxial crisis

  28. Eric Khan

    Eric Khan

    9 dagen geleden

    Me, as an intellectual: Ah this too...

  29. Udayan sonawane

    Udayan sonawane

    10 dagen geleden

    You are my fav channel since more than an year

  30. Vijaya Pundge 19-7264

    Vijaya Pundge 19-7264

    11 dagen geleden

    Something is weird...

  31. Shaban Ashraf

    Shaban Ashraf

    11 dagen geleden

    2.30 relatable

  32. Zan


    12 dagen geleden

    That's a very nice explanation for particle physics damn

  33. Lucas Smith

    Lucas Smith

    13 dagen geleden


  34. Techno Mage

    Techno Mage

    15 dagen geleden

    I thought the bosons were the fields themselves? Am I interpreting this wrong? 🤔

  35. Moody Talaat

    Moody Talaat

    15 dagen geleden

    you are nothing more than disturbances, so much for inpiry

  36. AnA


    15 dagen geleden

    In a Nutshell: I am invisible.

  37. Hat Boi

    Hat Boi

    16 dagen geleden

    but if you need to excite the fields to create the elementary particles then what excites the field

  38. hageuega hsgeıagw

    hageuega hsgeıagw

    16 dagen geleden

    Why are there fields tho

  39. Caio Henrique

    Caio Henrique

    17 dagen geleden

    this thumbnail really gives me a chick choking vibe

  40. Caio Henrique

    Caio Henrique

    17 dagen geleden

    “if elementary particles are the smallest possible things, what are they made of?” me: quarks and stuff

  41. Caio Henrique

    Caio Henrique

    17 dagen geleden

    that thumbnail is just tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down

  42. Francescpp Macnione

    Francescpp Macnione

    17 dagen geleden

    Z Boson doesn't exist.

  43. Juvena Vera

    Juvena Vera

    18 dagen geleden

    Who or what invented the rules of this game we call the laws of the universe and why?

  44. Juvena Vera

    Juvena Vera

    18 dagen geleden

    So life is a game! 🤭

  45. The Mar

    The Mar

    20 dagen geleden


  46. LooiePoohie


    20 dagen geleden

    Sometimes I think too much about my own existence and often scare myself when I think about how I will one day die. Your videos help me come to terms with it. Whether it be an egg or us being particles that will one day be repurposed- it feels a little less scary knowing that even though we die, we still exist in some form. Thank you for giving me peace. ❤️

  47. Deus Ex

    Deus Ex

    20 dagen geleden

    Still waiting for the deluxe model of particle physics

  48. Alpha GAMING

    Alpha GAMING

    20 dagen geleden

    Ppl in 2019: technology will be so great in 2020 and ppl will know everything. Ppl in 2020: wht is something?

  49. Alpha GAMING

    Alpha GAMING

    20 dagen geleden

    So more than 6mil ppl on earth do not know wht something is!

  50. Oscar Yamada

    Oscar Yamada

    21 dag geleden


  51. LurkerAnonymous


    22 dagen geleden

    Lol, fuck tovi the oven-dodger.

  52. BeSquareorBeThere


    22 dagen geleden

    Everyone: I have an excellent theory on how stuff works. Me: something = something

  53. the physics guy

    the physics guy

    23 dagen geleden

    As a current physics grad student, this video does a great job of explaining stuff that I still have a hard time understanding in my classes. Way to tackle Quantum Field Theory and explain in to the general public, I can still barely do the math. :P

  54. Carey Hensley

    Carey Hensley

    23 dagen geleden

    Has anyone used the Mofedest Miracle to understanding the correct secrets laws of attraction? Just simply do a search engine search. On there you will find a great suggestions about how exactly you can knowing the true secrets laws of attraction. Why not give it a chance? maybe it can work for you too.

  55. Wing Zhao

    Wing Zhao

    24 dagen geleden

    2:29 So true that I laughed at this.

  56. 15Green Nightmare

    15Green Nightmare

    24 dagen geleden

    i dont understand a something

  57. Usnavi DelaVOOGA

    Usnavi DelaVOOGA

    25 dagen geleden

    *the computer you’re using right now to distract yourself from stuff you SHOULD be doing* Wow THANKS for attacking me😔🔥

  58. Lirima - Hirumi

    Lirima - Hirumi

    26 dagen geleden

    My science teachers, having a breakdown over this video over the sheer amount of time "thing" was said.

  59. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    sorry if I'm spamming!

  60. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    why different moleculs absorbs different amount of heat?

  61. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    how atoms makes up different moleculs?

  62. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    what are humans actually

  63. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    what is existence?

  64. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    does reality real?

  65. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    what are quarks made of?

  66. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    what is life?

  67. Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    Joshia Edward Gamaliel

    26 dagen geleden

    what makes up foton?

  68. Kabu Khalid

    Kabu Khalid

    27 dagen geleden

    Something is something,something, Something,something darkside

  69. Xytrha


    27 dagen geleden

    Joe mama

  70. Let’s play _gamez

    Let’s play _gamez

    27 dagen geleden

    I love chess

    • Let’s play _gamez

      Let’s play _gamez

      27 dagen geleden

      No Really I love it

  71. Diste ve2

    Diste ve2

    28 dagen geleden

    Wait so when we cut the nucleus into the atom which creates a huge wave of energy......so basically quarts and other stuff are the excesses which also what makes or consists of the atom???



    29 dagen geleden

    Everybody gangster until they don’t use the cheerful theme song

  73. Arandomdude11


    Maand geleden


  74. john bailey

    john bailey

    Maand geleden

    Me: That's interesting. My Brain: *WTF DO YOU WANT ME TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?!*

  75. DenisK21


    Maand geleden

    Self-aware something: exists Same self-aware something: "ok, but why tho?"

  76. desertrose9400


    Maand geleden

    Hours * missed dat in the comments

  77. desertrose9400


    Maand geleden

    Kurzgesagt - in a Nutshell I’ll support u for ur hard work and cuz u work for 12,000

  78. William Jones Chess

    William Jones Chess

    Maand geleden

    What is something? 04:43 Something is 17 particles interacting with each other, playing a game with 4 Forces

  79. Bertold Szekeres

    Bertold Szekeres

    Maand geleden

    It's a great video, as always, however I think the title is a bit misleading. It should say "They fundamental blocks of the universe/physics" or something like that I guess. The question "what is something" goes far deeper than fundamental particles, the universe or the physical realm itself.

  80. Edrian Thomas Tom

    Edrian Thomas Tom

    Maand geleden

    Very confusing

  81. you ugly

    you ugly

    Maand geleden


  82. Daniel Pleuß

    Daniel Pleuß

    Maand geleden

    I am supposed to do that ;)! Giving a presentation about wave particle dualism; Beta-decay and the stability of the universe demands some fundamental understanding of the universe.

  83. Zdenka Svěchotová

    Zdenka Svěchotová

    Maand geleden

    After watching youtube for almost 10 years, this is my favourite youtube video.

  84. Sage Red

    Sage Red

    Maand geleden

    but what makes up those particles that make up a single piece of matter?

  85. Luam Fernandez

    Luam Fernandez

    Maand geleden

    The universe is a fucking set of spectrums

  86. icelfrost


    Maand geleden

    4:07 minecraft :D

  87. Grimmsnarl Ohlonge

    Grimmsnarl Ohlonge

    Maand geleden

    "The computer you're using right now to distract yourself from the stuff you should be doing" I'm supprised no one is mentioning this quote

  88. Bruce gamer

    Bruce gamer

    Maand geleden


  89. Louae V

    Louae V

    Maand geleden

    He didn’t say I matter 😭😫

  90. Martin XY

    Martin XY

    Maand geleden

    "What Is Something?" Brain: *confused screaming*

  91. shawarmageddonit


    Maand geleden

    I know this video is probably a simplification of things, but could you make a simplified version, please...?

  92. Goldenpants 123

    Goldenpants 123

    Maand geleden

    The thumbnail looks like it’s missing a giant Rei Ayanami face in the background

  93. Scott Essex

    Scott Essex

    Maand geleden

    something is the opposite of nothing ... my 3yo just answered that 👍

  94. Kobe Jelley

    Kobe Jelley

    Maand geleden

    I like it how school makes science boring and calls NLcameras boring and yet school science is boring and youtube science is fun.

  95. Nate T:DC

    Nate T:DC

    Maand geleden

    You knows it gonna be deep when the intro song doesn't happen

  96. Parthsarthi Vipin Sharma

    Parthsarthi Vipin Sharma

    Maand geleden

    Dudes these forces are the things of gods! I knew it! Why is gravity the weakest of the four forces? It doesn’t matter on atomic levels, but then what are black holes? The nuclear forces could help in a lot of things! Electromagnetism is also amazing! Protons and Electrons exist because of it, but..... What is pushing these four forces eh? Candy canes?!😅😀😂

  97. C H

    C H

    Maand geleden

    “I can’t sleep” Me and you both, bird friend

  98. Graham Strickland

    Graham Strickland

    Maand geleden

    When at the beginning of the universe there was only one Force before it separated into 4 was there a partical for it.

  99. Azer Eilish

    Azer Eilish

    Maand geleden

    Absolute emptiness is not possible, in fact human mind cant comprehend absolute emptiness.

  100. Original


    Maand geleden

    I understand all these words