Film Theory: Is The Martian's POOP SCIENCE Full of CRAP?

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  • Published: 02 January 2016
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    Today's episode promises to be CRAPPIER than ever - because we're talking about The Martian. That's no judgement on the movie, it's just that the film is ACTUALLY full of poop and poop science. But the question is...is the poop science actually a load of crap? Hold your nose and dive in to discover if it is actually possible for Watney to survive on Mars like the movie portrays.

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Comments • 15 321

  • Dark Productions
    Dark Productions  13 hours back

    We pay them to make fertilizer that farmers pay for, who we pay for their crops

    • BenheaminX
      BenheaminX  13 hours back

      Good job on the theory

      • Steely Dan
        Steely Dan  1 days back

        You didn't mention the red planet's lack of magnetic field. It's what shields us in Earth from solar flares. He never would've survived that much exposure from the unfiltered sun.

        • Kevin
          Kevin  7 hours back

          Well, here’s the thing. I understand what you are saying, and I believe that MatPat would too, but the entire reason of this video was to see if the crap potatoes are something an average adult human male could live off of. I would agree more if this video was about if Matt Damen could survive on Mars in general, but that’s not necessarily what the point of this video is.

      • Aibar Suleimen
        Aibar Suleimen  1 days back

        Finally someone deafeated matpat

        • Madelyn Brown
          Madelyn Brown  1 days back

          Then he goes in poop to get a key in survive the night

          • Ninja Rabbit
            Ninja Rabbit  2 days back

            The Irish did it

            • Kaizer1419
              Kaizer1419  2 days back

              fun fact: Andy Weir (the author of the book) actually mentioned the inaccuracy of the storm. The original draft had Watney left stranded as the result of an engine test, but he changed it because he wanted nature to get the first shot in.

              • Sasuke Uchiha
                Sasuke Uchiha  3 days back

                Matpat: **Talks about taters**
                **Jacksepticeye, Callmekevin and RTGame Enters the chat**

                • Prasun Talukdar
                  Prasun Talukdar  3 days back

                  you have just shitty theories just like your racist fucking gay face.

                  • PongoThomas
                    PongoThomas  3 days back

                    I think that he would be inhaling less dirt when he has the helmet on

                    • Mr jimjimjimmyjim
                      Mr jimjimjimmyjim  4 days back

                      but most important fact ... cos hes matt damon

                      • Mr jimjimjimmyjim
                        Mr jimjimjimmyjim  4 days back

                        ...the Irish lived so long for which reason exactly?

                        also he would have likely been eating a bunch of vitamins from the martian soil as well

                        • Diego Pocurull
                          Diego Pocurull  4 days back

                          Movie: scientifically accurate regarding nutrition and the soil of mars

                          Also movie: SUpeR wInDs oN mArs

                          • Bluequest
                            Bluequest  4 days back

                            Baha your facts are about as stretched as the movie but don't concern yourself it's not your fault having us dumbed down is "their" specialty "they" would have us believe almost anything such as a vehicle that can survive floating around in the heat and cold extremes of an even more extreme vacuum you know the same vacuum that rockets somehow shoot through? I think what is more important may be is the former sentence actually propper? Be honest I can take it!

                            • Robert Hurley
                              Robert Hurley  5 days back

                              He would need fat in his diet though. Our bodies need fat to absorb many vitamins. He would have become malnourished regardless of how many supplements he took... unless those supplements had fat.

                              • Shane Tindall
                                Shane Tindall  5 days back

                                It is a movie, made for entertainment not scientific fact.

                                • NARKOHAMPON TV
                                  NARKOHAMPON TV  5 days back

                                  Fake SCIENCE and Brainwashing all of you 💯 Factual Statement

                                  • ZeOverman
                                    ZeOverman  6 days back

                                    One other thing besides as fertilizer shit can be used to produce is booze.
                                    Makes the time go by faster...

                                    • Faceofthesun
                                      Faceofthesun  6 days back

                                      If they stay in their spacesuits for too long then it could indeed be "Poop science full of crap".!!

                                      • Todd Haynes
                                        Todd Haynes  6 days back

                                        That's some funny $hyt

                                        • William Kline
                                          William Kline  7 days back

                                          Does anyone really think NASA would send whole potatoes, which are 80% water, into space at $10,000 /pound?

                                          • Jack TDM
                                            Jack TDM  7 days back

                                            Ah yes. Noone is talking about the program NASA started a few years ago...
                                            interesting...

                                            • Liam Malthouse
                                              Liam Malthouse  1 weeks back

                                              Nice theory but you forgot to say "a game theory" at the end so... 2/10 stars

                                              • TheNitroG1
                                                TheNitroG1  1 weeks back

                                                I think one of the issues you point out you miss a key point. sure, mars is further away and gets less sunlight. However it has a much thinner atmosphere so not nearly as much of the radiation is reflected away.

                                                • Jack
                                                  Jack  1 weeks back

                                                  The Intro makes me feel smarters (-:

                                                  • Chetan Gupta
                                                    Chetan Gupta  1 weeks back

                                                    Most Annoying voice i have ever heard...Andddddddddd Cuttttttttttttsssss Total Shit...

                                                    • BRONZE AUSSIE
                                                      BRONZE AUSSIE  1 weeks back

                                                      people who pull apart movies like this must be very lonely. it's entertainment buddy

                                                      • jpitch61
                                                        jpitch61  1 weeks back

                                                        but he is growing them indoors.
                                                        what sunlight

                                                        • RT Gor
                                                          RT Gor  1 weeks back

                                                          You are so wrong to say the average person does not get any money because of the use of biosolids, you see because what it does do is saves you money on your sewer bill.

                                                          • quaily owl
                                                            quaily owl  1 weeks back

                                                            My god these poop jokes are so FUNNY HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHA XDDDDDDDDDD 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                          • Curt's Clocks
                                                            Curt's Clocks  1 weeks back

                                                            Woah man you buffed this one hard!! How does plant do in salt soil? How does he wash soil with water he doesn't have? He doesn't water plants roots either.

                                                            • Curt's Clocks
                                                              Curt's Clocks  1 weeks back

                                                              Movie shows big rock cliffs formed by water erosion, also shows him blast off with a tarp covering nose cone....

                                                              • Curt's Clocks
                                                                Curt's Clocks  1 weeks back

                                                                Mars doesn't have soil, well not topsoil like we are accustomed.

                                                                • Curt's Clocks
                                                                  Curt's Clocks  1 weeks back

                                                                  The movie shows him in situations that would kill him dozens of times. It's a joke

                                                                  • cliff4ever
                                                                    cliff4ever  1 weeks back

                                                                    You need to read a book instead of the movie. He covered all this, earth dirt for bacteria, vitamins for nutrition. He just needed calories.

                                                                    • rampage the sneaky lil bitch

                                                                      wait you did not know we used human poop to fertilise? what did you think we did with all the poop we flush down? you know we clean the water you flush down with the poop and then we sell that water back to the society. yeah you are drinking and showering in poop water

                                                                      • Boomer Mcgee
                                                                        Boomer Mcgee  1 weeks back

                                                                        Tatters , What is Tatters precious ????

                                                                        • im jeff
                                                                          im jeff  1 weeks back

                                                                          What about the book?

                                                                          • Luis Raccoon gaga
                                                                            Luis Raccoon gaga  1 weeks back

                                                                            hey matpad wanna go to mars? i invite you the potatoes

                                                                            • Liam Johnson
                                                                              Liam Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                                              when you said the carrot part, i was eating a pop tart

                                                                              • Time Gaming2030
                                                                                Time Gaming2030  1 weeks back

                                                                                How long dose he have no contact to people shouldn't he go insane

                                                                                • Time Gaming2030
                                                                                  Time Gaming2030  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Should make a channel about your editors EDITOR THEORY

                                                                                  • Tyquan Smith
                                                                                    Tyquan Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Where would he get that much water to wash the dirt??? Wouldn't washing the soil change the pH and make it harder to grow plants? That doesn't make any lick of sense

                                                                                    • Debasish Ray Chawdhuri
                                                                                      Debasish Ray Chawdhuri  1 weeks back

                                                                                      If perchlorates are used in rocket propellants, NASA certainly did not have to look it up.

                                                                                      • Jack TDM
                                                                                        Jack TDM  7 days back

                                                                                        Ah yes. NASA just called. They want you to delete this comment.

                                                                                    • uwu
                                                                                      uwu  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Well, i guess u really dig through shit
                                                                                      In survive the night season 3

                                                                                      • MIDBC1
                                                                                        MIDBC1  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Fastest wind speeds on mars were around 60 miles per hour

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                                                                                          • jim kowalski
                                                                                            jim kowalski  1 weeks back

                                                                                            its just a movie.how does he change underwears? isn't that a concern too?man!! that's a ton of problems! why not just watch Scooby doo movie? that's not gonna put you in a lot of stress.