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

    2 jaar geleden

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    • Aditya Sinha

      Aditya Sinha

      Maand geleden

      @Universe mee too

    • Universe


      Maand geleden

      Hello, i know people don’t think your a real scientist but they have no proof. I bought a poster to help you make videos.

    • Aditya Sinha

      Aditya Sinha

      2 maanden geleden

      bro because of our distractions your channel is running

    • minecraft 56

      minecraft 56

      2 maanden geleden


    • Neelakandan YT battle ground

      Neelakandan YT battle ground

      2 maanden geleden

      I wish my class where like this

  2. anson lee li shen

    anson lee li shen

    12 uur geleden

    But nothing is a thing. If there is nothing there is a colour like black or white if there is a colour it is still a thing?

  3. V the Wizard

    V the Wizard

    16 uur geleden

    Tldr: 17 particles following 4 rules

  4. Asha Chowdhury

    Asha Chowdhury

    19 uur geleden

    The amazing asterisk effectively bleach because smoke phytochemically trade per a torpid operation. uninterested, redundant beetle

  5. Phoenix 030

    Phoenix 030

    Dag geleden

    Is that an Evangelion reference?

  6. The Super Donut

    The Super Donut

    Dag geleden

    2:29 dont be exposin me like that

  7. NLGaming


    2 dagen geleden

    What is the thing that made the things that makes the element particals made of

  8. Mal Grave

    Mal Grave

    2 dagen geleden

    Nothing gives us the building blocks for everything. . . what?!

  9. Quinn Mooney

    Quinn Mooney

    2 dagen geleden

    Oh god. Fanta thumbnail "Tumblin' down, tumblin' down tumblin' doooowwwn"

  10. Emil Johansson

    Emil Johansson

    3 dagen geleden

    Actually now there are 31 fundamental particles, not 15 (more were discovered).

  11. Damon Day

    Damon Day

    3 dagen geleden

    A meat patty on a burger is something

  12. Harold Berserker

    Harold Berserker

    3 dagen geleden

    So whats a thing?

  13. Vedeesh Bhraguwar

    Vedeesh Bhraguwar

    4 dagen geleden

    Nothing is better than a daily dose of Kurzgesat

  14. LightningBlaze Official Channel

    LightningBlaze Official Channel

    5 dagen geleden

    There is nothing *but there are magnifiers which allow you to see deeper. .*

  15. LightningBlaze Official Channel

    LightningBlaze Official Channel

    5 dagen geleden

    What is a thing? *a thing is a thing*

  16. anthony cannet

    anthony cannet

    5 dagen geleden

    Now is it a coincidence that the number of particles is prime or is there some undiscovered particle that theoretically exists and we just haven’t found it?

  17. Dirac Sea

    Dirac Sea

    5 dagen geleden

    What am I? Im an idea that is kept tethered by forces and particles.

  18. チュimoc


    9 dagen geleden

    Great now I get every videos about particle physics...😂

  19. Orange 🍊

    Orange 🍊

    9 dagen geleden

    2:29 stop, you can't call me out like that. :(

  20. hydraulic hydra

    hydraulic hydra

    10 dagen geleden

    So do any of you take this as evidence for God's existence? Oh boy I can't wait to see the sh*tstorm in the comments jaja

  21. Cynical


    10 dagen geleden

    2:29 you had to remind me, don't you?

  22. Kakhoofd 3111

    Kakhoofd 3111

    10 dagen geleden

    2:29 Don't judge me

  23. Some Guy

    Some Guy

    10 dagen geleden

    Quarks and stuff

  24. tiex gameplay

    tiex gameplay

    10 dagen geleden

    Que no lo es?

  25. Phy Phi

    Phy Phi

    11 dagen geleden

    What am I ? I'm bunch of particles

  26. Not Yveltal

    Not Yveltal

    11 dagen geleden

    Ah yes i cant sleep know

  27. Iron Sovereign

    Iron Sovereign

    12 dagen geleden

    I've watched this several times and it still confuses me... One day it'll make sense

  28. Ash Phillips

    Ash Phillips

    12 dagen geleden

    we need another few einstein's to tell us where the FUCK all this comes from

  29. Harinath Ranjit

    Harinath Ranjit

    12 dagen geleden

    This is why Life is a game! 3:04

  30. Cap'n D.G.

    Cap'n D.G.

    12 dagen geleden

    Not to criticize but this video is a contradiction. To answer the question "what is something"you need to first answer the question what is "nothing", which we cannot answer because our brains cannot fathom "nothing". There is no way to define "something" without defining "nothing", this is why there is the philosophical idea of Yonn and Yang. There is chaos and then there is order, there is no either or, there is always both. You cannot have "something" without "nothing". In this video you try to answer what is something, so I challenge you to answer "What is nothing?"

  31. Huu Tri Nguyen

    Huu Tri Nguyen

    12 dagen geleden

    ah yes, I am just a disturbance that's what she said

  32. Mr.Kuckles


    13 dagen geleden

    Hey im on a phone

  33. Eli Robinson

    Eli Robinson

    13 dagen geleden

    This dude KNOWS...the computer you are using right now to distract you from what you should be doing...an unfounded accusation.

  34. Wgfk08


    13 dagen geleden

    2:30 I’ll have you know I was doing my school work while listening to this

  35. JammastaJ23


    14 dagen geleden

    Phil Hartman settled this question with his pioneering research decades ago

  36. Luca Starkey-Simpson

    Luca Starkey-Simpson

    14 dagen geleden

    2:28 ok, ok fine, I'll do some revision

  37. Unknown Plebeian

    Unknown Plebeian

    14 dagen geleden


  38. BearBeatz13


    14 dagen geleden

    didn’t think i’d get called out so much at 2:30

  39. Ronen Ray

    Ronen Ray

    15 dagen geleden

    Me learning I’m a fricking wave: WELP ITS ABOUT TIME I GIVE UP ON LIFE

  40. Muaz Khan

    Muaz Khan

    15 dagen geleden

    You guys have no idea what this video means to me I don't have words to express From the very childhood I was struggling with these questions I couldn't get the whole topic because of my habit of starting from the very beginning and if I didn't understand how did the very first thing came into being or how it was made or it's structure i couldn't understand the rest of the whole topic (I have this problem with every science subject like math and physics and their formulas and chemistry with like in the said video how the photons and electrons are made etc etc though I do not have this prblm with biology and thus that's the only subject I'm good at I also love physics and chemistry tho but I really suck at it anyways...) I saw most people didn't give a shit and could easily start from the middle without knowing the beginning and still would ace the topic I always kinda thought how they do that and why I can't You guys damn I love you guys NOW somethings makes sense to me despite studying them for years I know it's weird and all of these probably doesn't makes much sense to most of the people cause they take it normally Sorry I can't explain this simply But however I do wanna say thank you to all the people who put effort behind this channel from the narrator to the researchers and every other members you guys are awesome 🙏❤️✨ I seriously didn't think I'd find a video like this ever P.S and yeah as I'm a believer of a religion questions like if God made us then who made God sometimes keeps me at night but now i cope with that just by believing that maybe we don't have the capability to grasp such matters into our lil brains like the 4th 5th dimensions and the tesseract

  41. Isaac Leforte

    Isaac Leforte

    15 dagen geleden

    There is something. There will always be something. Because "nothing" can't exist.

  42. Hubert J

    Hubert J

    16 dagen geleden

    1.9k thumbs down from people who believe that 5G spreads Covid.

  43. Hubert J

    Hubert J

    16 dagen geleden

    Yup, we are made of chemical-physical reactions - not by gods.

  44. Naruto Smith

    Naruto Smith

    16 dagen geleden

    2:28 Shit, he get me.

  45. Benjamin Gal-Or

    Benjamin Gal-Or

    16 dagen geleden

    MR Kurzgesagt, ARE YOU A SCIENTIST? or just a self-appointed of what DOES NOT EVEN RISE TO BE WRONG IN SCIENCE? of videos followed by One-Liners, who can't even write more than one line, nor read a few, while tainting science and this civilization by REPLIES? Some of your One-Liners also trash facts reported by thousands dedicated Drs., nurses and health-care workers in ~180 countries, as untrusted and somehow wrongly relating me with "anti-vaxxer", leaving no alternative but to "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him." King Solomon./

  46. DeepClient


    16 dagen geleden

    so nothing is really something

  47. Gyan Pra

    Gyan Pra

    16 dagen geleden

    Now I wonder do I even exist or this whole life is a dream and then I'll woke up in another world

  48. The Hypnagogic Jerk

    The Hypnagogic Jerk

    16 dagen geleden

    "...a little kink is created..." Ooh, tell me about it! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  49. AimIt


    17 dagen geleden

    something never change

  50. The Flyfly

    The Flyfly

    17 dagen geleden

    who knew it was so "simple"

  51. Bhogi Sai Sathwik

    Bhogi Sai Sathwik

    17 dagen geleden

    Cant believe that i could access these videos for free...!!!!..thank you kurzgesagt...!!!!

  52. DrowzeeVEVO


    17 dagen geleden

    Don't worry, you matter guys!

  53. Eric Mcnellis

    Eric Mcnellis

    17 dagen geleden

    Something is nothing... and nothing is a thing which is something👈😈

  54. dave Fencl

    dave Fencl

    17 dagen geleden

    In a nutshell-Jerry Cantrell

  55. Derek Rodriguez

    Derek Rodriguez

    18 dagen geleden

    Good Question. Umm 🤔 idk

  56. aventurileluipetre


    18 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt, I appreciate your effort! I love your style and your initiative to teach us and make us more curious!

  57. No Adsense here

    No Adsense here

    18 dagen geleden

    Addiction is deleted

  58. Miguelito


    18 dagen geleden

    2:40 EXO

  59. BLUB


    18 dagen geleden

    Everyone is asking what is something, but no one asks how is something *Crying something*

  60. babbisp1


    19 dagen geleden

    "What Are You?" Similar vid



    19 dagen geleden

    2:35 true bro

  62. Apple Snake

    Apple Snake

    19 dagen geleden


  63. Carl Hopkinson

    Carl Hopkinson

    19 dagen geleden

    What is mind? Doesn't matter. What is matter? Nevermind.

  64. Carl Hopkinson

    Carl Hopkinson

    19 dagen geleden

    What is what. What??????

  65. Jullebulle


    20 dagen geleden

    0:44 this is my brain

  66. doggo dog

    doggo dog

    20 dagen geleden

    This is science but fun not like take milk and apples what do you have shit

  67. Luqman Hafiz

    Luqman Hafiz

    21 dag geleden

    God create universes 6 days ... why not in second because he show everything in this world need process ... that is S.O.P create by God ...

  68. Abdallahi Med Mahmoud

    Abdallahi Med Mahmoud

    21 dag geleden

    2:30 true

  69. Axel Christian Granheim

    Axel Christian Granheim

    21 dag geleden

    School: the universe is HUUUGEE!!! Scientists: the universe is 4 basic rules

  70. Gautam Balachandran

    Gautam Balachandran

    21 dag geleden

    What is this channel? Why does this channel even exist? Why am I even watching this?

  71. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff

    21 dag geleden

    The absence of nothing

  72. Unnamed Snail

    Unnamed Snail

    21 dag geleden

    "You are basically nothing more than disturbances on an ocean excited by energy and guided by forces that make up the rules of the universe" Majestic...

  73. Yaowy


    22 dagen geleden

    A thing is a thing. There.

  74. Evie L

    Evie L

    24 dagen geleden

    "The computer you're using right now to distract yourself from the stuff you should be doing." How'd they know?!?!?

  75. Kalko von Schpritzendorf

    Kalko von Schpritzendorf

    26 dagen geleden

    This is the most understandable explanation of this topic I've seen so far. Great video.

  76. Samantha Wakefield

    Samantha Wakefield

    27 dagen geleden

    how was i not subscribed yet

  77. Larion


    28 dagen geleden

    Gravity is technically not a force, while bosons have their own fields gravity is unique because the field under which it operates is spacetime, meaning it’s sort of an illusion where the curvature of spacetime created by mass is what attracts, not gravity itself.

  78. John Barber

    John Barber

    28 dagen geleden

    Get a real job.

  79. Sneez Space noodle

    Sneez Space noodle

    28 dagen geleden

    Something is the main antagonistic force in the game Omori

  80. Michael Tang

    Michael Tang

    29 dagen geleden

    I’m using iPad

  81. Mohammed Maidoki

    Mohammed Maidoki

    Maand geleden

    Awesome video as usual, It helped me understand the "5th force" that scientists discovered last week. But a new video clarifying this 5th force would be amazing to see when it eventually gets out.

  82. A man of no reputation

    A man of no reputation

    Maand geleden

    The chessboard analogy is backwards: there isn't a set of rules that the universe plays by. We just see the universe doing things and superimpose the rules as a way of trying to understand it. Physics is a projection of our own minds. We don't really know what's going on anymore than we can know that the light really turns off in the fridge when it isn't being observed.

  83. A man of no reputation

    A man of no reputation

    Maand geleden

    A thing is an object that has been conceptually partitioned off from the rest of being. It is a noun. In a way it's the wrong question: there is no physical stuff, only patterns of thought.

  84. Abdel Khayyam

    Abdel Khayyam

    Maand geleden

    I feel called out

  85. Yinan You

    Yinan You

    Maand geleden

    2:29 caught me in 4K

  86. jonah michael

    jonah michael

    Maand geleden


  87. Daniel Winternheimer

    Daniel Winternheimer

    Maand geleden

    wow, Well thats something

  88. Jacob Santana

    Jacob Santana

    Maand geleden

    This video shattered everything I thought I knew about fundamental particles

  89. The one And only

    The one And only

    Maand geleden

    I’m a thing😏

  90. Quinton B

    Quinton B

    Maand geleden

    This reminds me, was the ant war series ever finished?

  91. idk whatuser2enter

    idk whatuser2enter

    Maand geleden


  92. Melon


    Maand geleden

    You matter Also, you are matter

  93. Zylxian Seiðr

    Zylxian Seiðr

    Maand geleden

    Meanwhile I’m here in 2021 when the standard model has been interrupted by wobbly muons... what a life

  94. WP Randall

    WP Randall

    Maand geleden

    Something is generally the opposite of nothing. It generally refers to created matter from God, but can also refer to the laws of existence. Something does actually come from nothing, only matter comes out via the Deity created out of nothing. The reason: nothing is not - therefore LIfe Is.

  95. Jei Wilber

    Jei Wilber

    Maand geleden

    There's no empty, everything flows through the Aether...

  96. Jei Wilber

    Jei Wilber

    Maand geleden

    Nothing is nothing and everything is something...

  97. cole thomas

    cole thomas

    Maand geleden

    Great video for tripping on psychedelics

  98. Cossicrots 42

    Cossicrots 42

    Maand geleden

    If this one thing has no effect on anything at all, does it really exist?

  99. goat intheboat

    goat intheboat

    Maand geleden


  100. Epicguy Gaming

    Epicguy Gaming

    Maand geleden

    FORCE FIELDS!!! Wow I didn’t know we were talking about sci-fi movies.