What Is Something?

  • Published: 23 December 2015
  • 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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    • PtJoey
      PtJoey  2 weeks back

      There were never sequels to this, why?

    • Flat Mars Society
      Flat Mars Society  2 months back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell JOKES ON YOU IM USING A SMARTPHONE

    • If not Why not
      If not Why not  2 months back

      @Developer 9 yea thy can it even States in the end of the video why r the thing but seems like thy ignore it for so long

    • Developer 9
      Developer 9  2 months back

      @If not Why not well, I think Kurzgesagt cannot make a video on this topic.

    • If not Why not
      If not Why not  2 months back

      But why r the things tho plz kurzgesagt make that video

  • Kokotník Horák
    Kokotník Horák  12 hours back

    Nothing does not exist. Even if you have particle-free space, you still have the "nothing" in there, so there is something

  • mrrobot Dedsec
    mrrobot Dedsec  19 hours back

    oh boy here we go again

  • Дмитрий Кравченко

    Love that bird at the beginning asking itself a fundamental question and later falling asleep after it was answered. You are amazing!

    • Colkycop
      Colkycop  2 days back

      *Relises my entire existance is governed by four rules* *Dread sets in*

      • Main Ikramz
        Main Ikramz  2 days back

        Something's making these rules,,,

        • Mustafa Sandal
          Mustafa Sandal  3 days back

          Is there a creator

        • Max Lee
          Max Lee  3 days back

          0:13 Kuzgesgat: You are matter

          My dad: No you don’t

          Me: I’m trying my best

          Dad: No you aren’t

          Me: Ya you right

          • Billy35084
            Billy35084  3 days back

            Kurzgesagt: what is something?
            me: still uses than and then wrong

            • Cephalon_Enki
              Cephalon_Enki  3 days back

              ah yes, the something is made out of something

              • DareToBeJack XTM
                DareToBeJack XTM  3 days back


                The Thing

                • Xavier
                  Xavier  4 days back

                  No intro!? 😱

                  • Josue E Perlin G
                    Josue E Perlin G  6 days back

                    Bruh like what just happened here?

                    • Ish Aq
                      Ish Aq  6 days back

                      i love this channel...srsly

                      • Mahabub Hasan
                        Mahabub Hasan  7 days back

                        2:30 Hey hey hey, don't tell everybody what I'm doing!

                        • Donald Birkner
                          Donald Birkner  1 weeks back

                          2:31 called out

                          • Md irfan
                            Md irfan  1 weeks back

                            Is ultimate reality physical or in physical?

                            • Papa Robotnik
                              Papa Robotnik  1 weeks back

                              Yes !

                              • Яша Мальцев
                                Яша Мальцев  1 weeks back

                                Who did this rules?

                              • Khanh Nguyen Phi
                                Khanh Nguyen Phi  1 weeks back

                                Well, I just watch because of the good animation

                                • NoEditing
                                  NoEditing  1 weeks back

                                  i love this video, glad i found it, i always try to explain this to people

                                  • If not Why not
                                    If not Why not  1 weeks back

                                    This type of questions u ask yourself at 2am🤣

                                    • vxozn
                                      vxozn  1 weeks back

                                      This channel should be named "2am questions"

                                      • P3-ACE
                                        P3-ACE  1 weeks back

                                        absolutely nothing

                                        • Kye
                                          Kye  1 weeks back

                                          Atoms are the pixels we weren't meant to discover.

                                          • Twinleaf Brage
                                            Twinleaf Brage  1 weeks back

                                            I wonder if the dude that is the narrator knows anything about this stuff, or just reads the lines he is given, because it feels like he talks about this stuff whit a lot of passion, but if none of that passion is real, I would feel lied to sort of, so I hope that the narrator knows what he is talking about, and is as interested in the topics as every one else in the kurzgesagt team.

                                            • Ikko Mikura
                                              Ikko Mikura  1 weeks back

                                              Literally addicted to this channel.

                                            • Sammy Vermillion
                                              Sammy Vermillion  2 weeks back

                                              Does this mean matter falls apart if it travels at light speed?

                                              • Undefind
                                                Undefind  2 weeks back

                                                I didn't notice the positron. Are antimatter particles not considered different classes of particles in the model?

                                                • SynexiaSaturnDs
                                                  SynexiaSaturnDs  2 weeks back

                                                  5,664,000th viewer

                                                  • kinghns
                                                    kinghns  2 weeks back

                                                    I asked myself this exact question everyday

                                                    • oinky momo
                                                      oinky momo  2 weeks back

                                                      Wait, if there are 5 bosons, why are there only 4 fundamental forces

                                                      • O A A
                                                        O A A  2 weeks back


                                                        • sawako lucia
                                                          sawako lucia  2 weeks back

                                                          2:30 DUDE...

                                                          • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol

                                                            Wait this guy said nothing gives us the building blocks of everything if u ask me if there is nothing why does the fields exists this theory is stupid honestly😂

                                                            • Nerdy Patatoe
                                                              Nerdy Patatoe  2 weeks back

                                                              Me: *after watching the vid*
                                                              what is life *has existential panic attack*

                                                              My brain: but.... Whatttttt???..........?

                                                              My last two brain cells: I give up with life.

                                                              • bob bobby
                                                                bob bobby  2 weeks back

                                                                If time is infinite then eventually any single moment will be so small by comparison that it will eventually cease to exist
                                                                So all ready all moments have ceased to exist.

                                                                So nothing exists

                                                                • If not Why not
                                                                  If not Why not  2 weeks back

                                                                  We as humans cant comprehend the thought of nothingness that's why we dream when we sleep.

                                                              • Thomas McCleod
                                                                Thomas McCleod  2 weeks back

                                                                I don’t know. Something.

                                                                • Zichen Luo
                                                                  Zichen Luo  2 weeks back

                                                                  Did no one realised he purposely avoided mentioning higgs boson

                                                                  • Junjun
                                                                    Junjun  2 weeks back

                                                                    Our world seems like a huge program. We just need to hack it.

                                                                    • Charles Castle
                                                                      Charles Castle  2 weeks back

                                                                      Having strong existential crises is a sign of intelligence.

                                                                      • ilmu011
                                                                        ilmu011  6 days back

                                                                        Truly the pinnacle of intellect

                                                                      • Salimo
                                                                        Salimo  2 weeks back

                                                                        Charles Castle yeah and you begin to truly believe in the createor

                                                                    • tech support
                                                                      tech support  2 weeks back


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                                                                        • Hurricane Dorian
                                                                          Hurricane Dorian  2 weeks back

                                                                          This is some LSD tier shit.

                                                                          • Walkastray 007
                                                                            Walkastray 007  2 weeks back

                                                                            0:00 Me at 3 am in the morning *watching Kurzgesagt vids*

                                                                            • Fam. Petersen
                                                                              Fam. Petersen  3 weeks back

                                                                              Fan you pleje make one og neotronstas

                                                                              • Dab_531
                                                                                Dab_531  3 weeks back

                                                                                Its a thing

                                                                                • RUPALI JAIN
                                                                                  RUPALI JAIN  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Keep it up