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    66 million years ago, maybe on a Tuesday afternoon, life was the same as it had been the day before or a thousand years before or pretty much a million years before. Things were good for our feathered dinosaur buddies. Until a tiny, tiny detail in the sky changed.
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Anos atrás +18242

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    • Valiant T
      Valiant T 18 dias atrás


    • Eliza Jayne
      Eliza Jayne 2 meses atrás

      I would like to see a cars wheel generate energy to create perpetual energy to run the car ...

    • Romilly's Fun Times
      Romilly's Fun Times 2 meses atrás

      Guess what? Crocodiles survived the impact and that’s how we have them today!

    • zomby woof
      zomby woof 2 meses atrás

      It saddens me that the Impact Hypothesis has been accepted now as fact and the rival (and more logical) Flood Basalt Volcanism Hypothesis has basically been beaten into submission. Science by force not by reason.

    • Alejo Lencinas
      Alejo Lencinas 3 meses atrás

      Guys you are GREAT! keep it up :)

  • Insym
    Insym Anos atrás +53936

    When he said "Yeeted into space" I had to rewind to check if my ears weren't playing tricks on me lmao

  • Yuval Talya Nehemia
    Yuval Talya Nehemia 7 meses atrás +3383

    The fact that any living thing survived this is genuinely incredible.

    • osheridan
      osheridan Dia atrás

      Birds were the most successful dinosaurs as the smallest, which is why they're the only ones still alive 66M years later

    • dbsti 300
      dbsti 300 22 dias atrás

      @Ape Together Strong No. I do not feel the same. At some point you're gonna have to accept that faith and religions exist. Sneering down at them like a snob is the antithesis of being an intelligent person.

    • ᴍᴜsᴋᴇᴛᴇᴇʀ
      ᴍᴜsᴋᴇᴛᴇᴇʀ 25 dias atrás


    • grass
      grass Mês atrás

      Same with the rocks my guys, I'm glad they survived

  • coffeefrog
    coffeefrog 6 meses atrás +706

    I don't think I've ever felt so proud of my ancestors before. The fact that life endured through all that is awe-inspiring.

    • LegendaryTomatoBird
      LegendaryTomatoBird 2 meses atrás +1

      I guess you could say that around that time the dinosaurs had an absolite *blast*, didn't they

    • coffeefrog
      coffeefrog 2 meses atrás +4

      @Ruthieal I think our ancestors at the time were kind of like rodents, but yes, absolutely.

    • Ruthieal
      Ruthieal 2 meses atrás +2

      Our ancestors. So, fish, according to evolution?

  • worldsboss
    worldsboss 7 meses atrás +447

    I know this event is pretty much the entire reason that humanity exists in its current form today, but it’s still so incredibly sad to think of everything that was lost due to such a seemingly trivial event in the context of the universe 😔

    • Larry Daniels
      Larry Daniels 23 dias atrás

      @Michael O'Connell I am all about giving people correct choices, is a teacher condescending if they correct a student's grammar? Many current terms and words flow, but are incorrect in their usage. In this particular example-it is so incorrect to use sadness for this event on many levels- that I previously listed, but when it is so incorrectly used it actually devalues the word when you want to apply sadness appropriately. The person using this term originally was obviously a young person with limited life experiences and an understanding of vocabulary that is limited, I am just trying to say, save your sadness for when it is really needed or "Save your tears for another day"- I like that song!

    • Michael O'Connell
      Michael O'Connell 24 dias atrás +2

      @Larry Daniels Okay, I actually kind of want to have a conversation with you about this. You argue that the use of the word "sadness" to describe someone's feelings towards this event is incorrect. I argue that (like most things) it depends on your point of view. If you take words to mean their literal dictionary-exact meaning (as you seem to do), then you're absolutely correct. Personally, I believe that language is fluid and while it has set grammatical rules, words don't have set meanings that we must follow. The point of language is to communicate effectively and efficiently. Most of us knew what was meant when the commenter said that they felt sad about this event, so that word was used effectively and efficiently (and therefore correctly). I truly believe that the language someone uses is only incorrect if we can't understand what they mean.
      Also, you give off the impression that you feel linguistically (and possibly intellectually) superior to those you're replying to. You write in a seemingly condescending tone. If you do that on purpose, then that's fair. I don't agree with talking to anyone like that, but it's not my choice to make for you. I'm just letting you know in case you didn't realise that you were coming across that way.

    • Blazing Buffalo
      Blazing Buffalo Mês atrás

      The loss of life itself is trivial. Thus is the way of life

    • reza, used to be snom
      reza, used to be snom Mês atrás

      im so sad now

  • Vince Gonzalez
    Vince Gonzalez 7 meses atrás +178

    This was both terrifying and depressing. Well done.

  • AlternateHistoryHub
    AlternateHistoryHub Anos atrás +30626

    Everything was good and well in the Cretaceous Era. Until it wasnt

  • Fiona Gibson
    Fiona Gibson 7 meses atrás +144

    That debris that re-entered the atmosphere and heated up the planet wasn’t rock. It was GLASS. The molten rock cooled in space before it fell back down, creating what we call tektites. So it was literally raining glass on the dinosaurs.

    • Fiona Gibson
      Fiona Gibson Mês atrás +2

      @Jeff Burnham true. However, within the K-Pg boundary deposited by the impact, we have regularly found tektites formed and laid down at the same time.

    • Larry Daniels
      Larry Daniels Mês atrás +1

      @Jeff Burnham Doesn't matter what it is, it will leave and return super heated! Has to do with velocity through air! Ever see the bottom of the space shuttle, it had to covered in heat resistant tiles, oh wait, remember Columbia?

    • Jeff Burnham
      Jeff Burnham 2 meses atrás

      It all depends on what it was that was ejected into space. If it was molten bedrock, that would depend on the composition of the bedrock. Could have been a combination of things, from various ores as well.

    • Larry Daniels
      Larry Daniels 2 meses atrás +9

      Wrong, SOME of the debris fell as tektites. It depended on the mass of the ejecta, smaller pieces fell as tektites. Bigger returning objects fell as molten firebombs! Some were city block-sized bombs.

    • Agent Lurmey
      Agent Lurmey 2 meses atrás +6

      @Sz Quite the opposite, in fact.

  • Slandon Landon
    Slandon Landon 2 meses atrás +15

    The quote and how casual it was drop had me dying laugh, "at this moment the world was one way, and in a fraction of a second it will be fundamentally different". I love your content! The delivery and how tangible and well described the concepts are, along with a nice, calm voice make this an amazing channel and a perfect source for fascinating topics/specifics one might not be aware of previous to watching a video! I hope you are all well and take care!

  • Hektor Klingberg
    Hektor Klingberg 12 dias atrás +2

    Love the fact that you are introducing the world to the updated knowledge about dinosaurs having feathers. Thank you!!

  • Hrag Sousani
    Hrag Sousani 7 meses atrás +10

    Thank you for making such videos, that can improve my knowledge on scientific topics. I've heard before about the mass extinction, but I didn't know this much about it. I just knew that a huge asteroid hit the earth and all the dinosaurs were affected from it, but after watching this video, it clearly explained how it happened. It's crazy to think how we live on a planet, which got recovered from those situations.

  • Farzy
    Farzy Anos atrás +7089

    The quality of these videos never fail to amaze me!

    • budofchaos person
      budofchaos person 7 meses atrás

      @Absolute Chaos Yep, quality > quantity

    • Smart Boi
      Smart Boi 9 meses atrás


    • Rev. Red Hand
      Rev. Red Hand Anos atrás +1

      One hope
      one love
      One Truth
      Choose Jesus Christ today
      He is coming soon
      Are you ready??

    • Major Pwner
      Major Pwner Anos atrás

      @tonycatman lmao, someone needed to say it. "Quality" lmao

    • Jkjovan
      Jkjovan Anos atrás

      Yes, this is my first vid after watching the trailer and this is so good :)

  • JJ JJJ
    JJ JJJ 7 meses atrás +15

    I love that they incorporated the concept of colorful dinosaurs they showed us a while ago.

  • Zorbak00
    Zorbak00 7 meses atrás +7

    great video. i'm very interested in the species that actually managed to survive this cataclysm, and how they managed to do it

  • zangst55
    zangst55 5 meses atrás +2

    I’m impressed at how well animated this is. Love the art style too! Fantastic all around!

  • Jayipayi
    Jayipayi 4 meses atrás +23

    ‘Things were good for our feathered dinosaur buddies.’
    The sheer friendliness of that phase made me wish the video would stop and I wouldn’t have to see our feathered buddies die.

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ Anos atrás +3646

    Thank you for keeping curiosity alive. I will always buy your calendars.

    • lakiya hh
      lakiya hh 17 dias atrás

      Hi brothe

    • The Pko
      The Pko 20 dias atrás

      Why didn't you save the dinosaurs?

    • Cherryberry
      Cherryberry Mês atrás +1

      Look guys jesus himself is a kurzgesagt fan

    • Gabriel Catipay
      Gabriel Catipay Mês atrás

      Jesus Sent me to heaven

    • Pedro Martins
      Pedro Martins Mês atrás

      I guees you got tired of them huh?

  • Cas Rijnierse
    Cas Rijnierse 6 meses atrás +16

    This video is so unbelievably good, I have watched it over fifteen times and still be amazed how visually and (at least for me) emotionally stunning it is. I well up at the end

  • 100 Days
    100 Days 2 meses atrás +5

    Imagine years in the future when humans go extinct and there’s a new species that goes and finds out remains
    cycle of life

  • imaboutnothingwink
    imaboutnothingwink Mês atrás +2

    Kurzgesagt somehow makes something literally world ending end on a high note every time. There's always something on the other side with these guys and I'm here for it.

  • Trent Flamion
    Trent Flamion 5 meses atrás +4

    The last raptor calling to the moon at the end made me weep honestly. I feel like it symbolizes how good things keep dying out in my life.

  • Joseph Martins
    Joseph Martins Anos atrás +25793

    I can’t believe Kurzgesagt used the term yeeted like it was the scientifically accurate terminology. What a great time to be alive

  • Александр Бачинский

    What an awesome animation I have watched. It’s a really great job to show the historical events of our planet in an interesting way. We have to emphasize and make a summary to prevent our civilization from dying. We have to stop the wars, defeat hunger, develop our society, and in a one day, when we all will be in a big threat, we will be able to unite our efforts and survive

  • Najwa Sewed
    Najwa Sewed 7 meses atrás

    I think this science needs to be developed and remembered. So grateful that I live on the perfect Planet. I'm still amazed by the world in the Mesozoic era, what a terrible conflict. Dinosaur life was truly long. It was amazing to know the ancient times on this Earth. I also love this animation. The Asteroid would break through dangerously. I can imagine but can't feel exactly what Earth's climate was like at that time. I grieve with the Dinosaurs who lived hard but they were still able to breathe in irregular degrees. This is what I'm most interested in. I wish I could save the Earth.

  • Tiffany Marie
    Tiffany Marie 5 meses atrás +3

    It's amazing that the ancestors of all current life on earth survived this nightmare. It's a testimony to the resilience of life itself and how it....finds a way.

  • star-lordabell1835
    star-lordabell1835 4 meses atrás +5

    The fact that you introduced merch in the end and to the viewer it didn't feel like you're selling is a job well done on top of what is hands down one of the first-rate infotainment materials I've ever witnessed on BRclip.

    • elmor
      elmor 21 dia atrás

      @Crab man When did Pangaea break apart? Pangaea broke up in several phases between 195 million and 170 million years ago.
      when did the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit? Its center is offshore near the communities of Chicxulub Puerto and Chicxulub Pueblo, after which the crater is named. It was formed slightly over 66 million years ago when a large asteroid, about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in diameter, struck Earth.

  • Nowhere Man
    Nowhere Man 7 meses atrás +3

    Really well made and illustrated. Well done.

  • Marcel
    Marcel Mês atrás +2

    What a magnificent depiction of Earth's history. Trully beautiful.

  • The Nether Lord
    The Nether Lord 4 meses atrás +5

    watching the animations of the dinosaurs dying and struggling and crying out actually made me feel emotional

  • Quang Leo
    Quang Leo 4 meses atrás

    This makes me feel quite sad... the end of a cycle was so brutal... imagine if there was a dynosaur civilization, just a small one of inteligent species gathered in groups, that had very little impact on the environment, they lived in harmony and as one part of the ecosystem, they raised reptile mounts like we do with horses, they had livestocks, cattle, pets,... all were reptiles and dynosaurs. And everything just ended, on that fateful day, just like that.

  • NoVaDa
    NoVaDa Anos atrás +3476

    Is everyone gonna ignore that the animation is just getting better and better?! It's so amazingly beautiful and stunning. You could pause it anytime, and it just looks like a friggin art piece.

    • ? WhiteRose
      ? WhiteRose 4 meses atrás

      This joke is 88 million years too late !

    • dalflukt
      dalflukt 5 meses atrás

      yeah man u could see their teeth mmmmmm

    • Mendoxs_
      Mendoxs_ 11 meses atrás

      the frame at the end could easily be a desktop background

    • dogy vision animation
      dogy vision animation Anos atrás

      @Christian Lee I'm trying animation and yes it is difficult

    • Mark Garcia-Wilson🇺🇦
      Mark Garcia-Wilson🇺🇦 Anos atrás

      @Tahira Ali it is lol you angry that you can't make something like this in ten years

  • Prisha Anand
    Prisha Anand 7 meses atrás +2

    i found this channel through tubbo a few months ago and i just have to say, i have fallen in love with it
    everyone working on these videos is so talented and amazing
    i love how these vids help me see things from a different angles
    keep up the great work

  • The Gaming Pigeon
    The Gaming Pigeon 3 meses atrás +2

    Something remarkable to remember as you finish this video: not to be cliché, but life found a way. Life continued. After all that, life survived, adapted and persisted.

  • MissDebbie
    MissDebbie 4 meses atrás +2

    The animation and color palette used are impeccable. Perfect.

  • Solur
    Solur 2 meses atrás +5

    This was depressing, man, poor creatures… it’s amazing that anything survived such cataclysm, but just imagine how traumatized they were.
    Good thing fossils exist, because thanks to them, these wonderful creatures are still remembered after all this time

  • Henry Phillips
    Henry Phillips Anos atrás +3503

    Someday there will be a "Day Humanity Died - Minute By Minute" lovingly narrated by sentient birds

    • plenty ol' soup
      plenty ol' soup 21 dia atrás

      @Gonzalo Gomez 2c excuse me

    • LegendaryTomatoBird
      LegendaryTomatoBird 2 meses atrás

      @stuuubby they could be, but since I own a bunch of birds, I can say with confidence today's birds are definitely not.
      One of my cockatiels flew into the same wall (not window, *WALL*), TWICE.

    • LegendaryTomatoBird
      LegendaryTomatoBird 2 meses atrás

      @SquatterNutBash yes, but eh.
      In Splatoon 2 it's shown that there's conflict between the inklings and Octolings, but I haven't played splatoon 1 so idk why

    • Random videos
      Random videos 2 meses atrás

      @jan Melantu lol

    • Hard Lee
      Hard Lee 2 meses atrás


  • Leo Valdez
    Leo Valdez 4 meses atrás

    I was just doing some googling about the dinosaurs for a school thing, and I discovered this video. Then I discovered this channel and let me just say, first impressions were high! I love coming back to this video, it’s really interesting!

  • DylaDev
    DylaDev 7 meses atrás +4

    'Some of the debris yeeted into space.' This line always gets me.

  • Horse in window
    Horse in window 2 meses atrás

    I love dinosaurs and now I feel 1000x sadder about how this actually happened:(

  • Vinícius Queiroz
    Vinícius Queiroz 3 meses atrás +2

    Mais algum Br por aqui que também ama dinossauros?😅❤🦕

  • Sinvicta
    Sinvicta Anos atrás +3865

    I straight up lost it on "a lot of the debris *yeeted* into space" 😂

    • Grimalkin Felidae
      Grimalkin Felidae 11 meses atrás

      I was not expecting that and it cracked me up lol

    • Single Dad
      Single Dad Anos atrás

      i’m only here because i was watching the thusmas playlist-you and hutts were talking about the word yeet and i had to check it out for myself 😂😂 didn’t expect to even see a comment by you

    • angry person
      angry person Anos atrás

      @Doggykh ඞ u lookin real sussy fortnite card

    • Doggykh
      Doggykh Anos atrás

      The comment where I said thanks for the spoiler was a joke

    • angry person
      angry person Anos atrás

      @Doggykh Funny joke, your answer was invisibly backfired.

  • Glizzy
    Glizzy 3 meses atrás

    I really do hope that we are able to recreate dinosaurrs in the future. ❤️🦖

  • Chinchy
    Chinchy 4 meses atrás

    The asteroid is a powerful example of both life's terrifying fragility and it's amazing endurance.

  • Terran B
    Terran B 7 meses atrás +1

    This made me cry just thinking about how afraid those poor animals must have been.

  • xeinha
    xeinha Mês atrás

    You guys explained this so well. Curiosity satisfied.

  • Complexity
    Complexity Anos atrás +2958

    Imagine a full kurzgesagt documentary on Netflix. I would love to see this channel grow to that level.

    • Complexity
      Complexity 8 meses atrás +1

      For all the people against a hypothetical Netflix documentary, I have to say the only reason i chose netflix is because it is easily the most popular and widely available streaming service. It would he Amazing to see kurzgesagt blow up and become a cultural phenomenon with the likes squid game or tiger king only much better! Don't get me wrong kurzgesagt is very popular but with the clear passion and immense quality these videos hold they deserve to be a household name!!

    • AL Symon Psalm
      AL Symon Psalm 8 meses atrás

      hell na i would not spend $500 for a 1080p quality subsciption

    • Jack Brown
      Jack Brown 8 meses atrás

      I'd rather keep it free.

    • Sugab Udnap
      Sugab Udnap 9 meses atrás

      Now that is thousand-thousand-thousand animation process.

    • liz & rat
      liz & rat Anos atrás

      I mean he has 15 million subs he should try it

  • Basghetti Wigs Enthusiast Guild

    Sixty-six million years ago, maybe on a Tuesday
    How those dinos used to make me smile
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those dinos dance
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while
    But a one one earthquake made them shiver
    With every shockwave it'd deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    They couldn't take one more step
    I can't remember if I cried
    When I read about that genocide
    A flash of light illumed the sky
    The day the dinos died

  • Mr. Grimm
    Mr. Grimm 3 meses atrás +2

    This is my fave video ever. It perfectly captures the beauty and horror of life.

  • Game Shame
    Game Shame 4 meses atrás

    these videos always make me wish i had a tardis so i could just see exactly what life was like back then, see these events take place

  • Jeremiah Gillis
    Jeremiah Gillis 5 meses atrás

    I'd love to see you guys make a botanical journal of some sort to keep pressed plants and such in.

  • Prison Mike
    Prison Mike Anos atrás +2281

    It’s insane anything even survived this, life really does find a way

    • Scott B
      Scott B 8 meses atrás

      @Jimboringo that's just totally incorrect though. thus far humanity is the only species that has the capability to continue to exist indefinitely, because of our intelligence. the dinosaurs were already facing a trilobite-esque reduction (which ultimately led to THEIR end 250 million years ago) in biodiversity by the time of the meteor. their time was quickly coming to a close regardless.
      Mammals were already ascending at this point (heck this era isn't even the first time mammals were the dominant group, mammals ancestors were the dominant group leading into the triassic dinosaur dominance). it was almost an inevitability, especially since it took tens of millions of years for mammalian animals and humans to complete their ascent.
      The only thing truly accurate is that we exist because of a fluke, but that is true of all earthly life. everything exists because the earth was struck and created the moon and then the earth captured enough hydrogen and oxygen which led to surface water and the planet has the proper, active core to cause plate tectonics and a magnetic field to protect us and our atmosphere. etc.
      but specifically from an evolutionary standpoint, the dinosaurs and this meteor play no real part in our rise or the luck of it.

    • Scott B
      Scott B 8 meses atrás

      @Samantha actually it is pretty clear. siberian volcanic activity mixed with probable oceanic anoxia and acidification is almost assuredly the cause given the evidence. it's about as concrete as this meteor theory. also there basically is a "big crater", it's just the siberian traps not the yucatan in this case.

    • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer
      The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer 9 meses atrás

      @Samantha IC

    • Samantha
      Samantha 9 meses atrás

      @The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer No that was a separate earlier extinction. Life on Earth started as anaerobic life, so with the rise in oxygen they got screwed. For The Great Dying it was warming temps, lack of oxygen, and ocean acidification.
      "...The scientific consensus is that the causes of extinction were elevated temperatures and widespread oceanic anoxia and ocean acidification due to the large amounts of carbon dioxide that were emitted by the eruption of the Siberian Traps. It has also been proposed that the burning of hydrocarbon deposits, including oil and coal, by the Siberian Traps and emissions of methane by methanogenic microorganisms contributed to the extinction..."

    • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer
      The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer 9 meses atrás

      @Samantha didn't that happen cause Earth got flooded with oxygen?

  • CreepersNeedHugs
    CreepersNeedHugs 13 dias atrás +1

    I love how he said that the debris was "yeeted" into space.

  • AshleyTheFighter
    AshleyTheFighter 5 meses atrás +4

    Man, I wonder if we could survive something like this in our day and age

    • AshleyTheFighter
      AshleyTheFighter 4 meses atrás +1

      @Finden Oh of course, but I wonder what life would be like for those who do survive

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      Nen Master5 5 meses atrás

      BUT i cant think of a smarter way to spread it then just spam-comment some well-mean Recommendations, tbh.
      1 may cirticize me for it, but here you go: Joe Scott, Sci Man Dan, Sci Show, Nile Red, Vertiasium, UpisnotJump and Hbomberguy.
      And i also wanna mention what many Science-Fans have legit never considered: Science-BRclipr and Atheist-BRclipr
      are kinda blood-related and most didnt noticed. So please also try Prophet of Zod, GMS, Belief It Or Not, Darkmatter and Viced Rhino.

  • Drakenace
    Drakenace 7 meses atrás +12

    One eerie fact :
    Modern human live closer to the time when Tyrannosaurus existed than Tyrannosaurus lived to the time Allosaurus existed

  • Eric Shreves
    Eric Shreves Mês atrás

    Some of the debris launched into the sky was pieces of dinosaur. I like to think that some of those pieces achieved escape velocity, so there are burnt, freeze-dried dinosaur chunks floating around out in space.

  • mrmbada
    mrmbada Anos atrás +1859

    This is the first time this struck me as a tragedy rather than a data point.

    • jether a
      jether a 2 meses atrás

      @Kortney Hinton well if you think there in heaven wich is the kingdom of God if you think there there you are wrong

    • Brian Meen
      Brian Meen 4 meses atrás

      Same here. I never gave it a second thought before but watching this video makes me feel pretty bad for the Dinos back then . It was basically ‘hell on earth’

    • Syldrip
      Syldrip Anos atrás

      A tragedy we would still be the time that we njust discovered simple tools if they where still there plus most carnivores eat humans wich gives us less of a chance to survive i doubt they would be only 1-2 billion of us

    • Nessy
      Nessy Anos atrás

      @Anthony Caruso “life finds a way”- the funny man from Jurassic park

    • Anthony Caruso
      Anthony Caruso Anos atrás +1

      I took this the opposite way. It just shows that no matter what, life finds a way to adapt and survive. We could donate all the nuclear bombs in existence, and it probably wouldn't be as bad as this asteroid impact. Humans may not survive what we do to this planet, but a few thousand years after we fuck it up, life will still thrive as if nothing happened.

  • Muad'Dib
    Muad'Dib Mês atrás

    4:18 Y'all should do a thing on the Deccan Traps if you haven't. It's fun to read about all the vitriol between paleontologists who think the end Cretaceous extinction was caused by the meteor, the volcanoes, or some combination.

  • Max Brazil
    Max Brazil 7 meses atrás +1

    The artwork is both brilliant and beautiful. Bravo!

  • Imperial Guard
    Imperial Guard 7 meses atrás

    Had the object impacted deeper out in the ocean, would the effects have been markedly different? And if so how?

  • Nathanael Crowder
    Nathanael Crowder 7 meses atrás +3

    Kurzgesagt is a fan favorite enjoyed by all viewers! His videos never cease to interest and amaze me!

  • Conrad Bester
    Conrad Bester 11 meses atrás +5977

    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was more than likely the highest ratio of birds ever killed by one stone

      THE MAJOR 3 meses atrás

      That's "offensiuhve". To whom? To "birrds".

    • minreoッ
      minreoッ 3 meses atrás

      I don’t thin you can call that a stone anymore..🤣💀

    • Kittychow456 Cats309
      Kittychow456 Cats309 3 meses atrás


    • Uchiha Fabio
      Uchiha Fabio 3 meses atrás

      @Place in the World Fades Away Achievement unlocked: Specicide

    • Benjamin Falzon
      Benjamin Falzon 4 meses atrás

      It probably was the planet that collided with earth and created the moon that destroyed the dinosaurs...This makes me wonder why this planet wasn't also destroyed by such an impact, not only this planet wasn't destroyed, but that head-on collision with the earth also created the moon...WOW!!

  • Faysxlx
    Faysxlx 7 meses atrás

    No words to describe this it's just so amazing!

  • Smith Jenny
    Smith Jenny Mês atrás

    omg, i can't imagine how terrified and isolated the earth was when the asteroid reached the earth and completely ruined 75% species in existence back then ( and some horrified natural disaters). btw, your animation is incredible!

    • TheGamingBear! 🇺🇦
      TheGamingBear! 🇺🇦 4 dias atrás

      I'm glad we ate making all this asteroid stopping technology, because who knows if another asteroid is floating around, ready to destroy us.

  • Stuff&Things
    Stuff&Things 6 meses atrás +3

    Damn I didn't expect to be hit in the feels.

  • Linda Martin
    Linda Martin 4 meses atrás

    I’m 20 years old and I grew up in the baptist church, and though I never believed in God, I guess I never questioned the process of evolution and prehistoric life before. I recently within the last few months developed an intense interest in the topic, and this cartoonish and digestible illustration has really helped me put this insane event into perspective. Considering I was taught that earth was 6,000-10,000 years old, hearing that dinosaurs roamed for hundreds of millions of years BEFORE the asteroid, and that there were hundreds and millions of years before them and after them……… it is literally impossible for me to wrap my mind around it. It also makes me FUCKING SAD to think that these incredible creatures had to endure something so mortifying. I’ve grown to be extremely nihilistic in life, and I have a true distaste for human life. I would do anything to get to see life before the asteroid, and to hear what the earth sounded like before man. Anyway, great video. Thanks for helping my neurodivergent brain understand such an (in my opinion) abstract topic.

  • The Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer

    I always took the Meteoroid for granted like "yeah it just killed everything", but I never really understood how scary it would've been.

  • overthemoonyandback
    overthemoonyandback 4 meses atrás

    Here I am at 12:20am on a Friday watching all I can about dinosaurs. What a time to be alive

  • Undead_Shadow
    Undead_Shadow 6 meses atrás

    If teachers taught us like this we would ACTUALLY be interested to learn

  • Yassin
    Yassin 7 meses atrás +2

    here we go.. goosebumps again, as usual after watching a kurzgesagt video. I feel so bad for dinosaurs and all other species that used to live peacefully, but nature is nature.

  • FuzzyPickles42
    FuzzyPickles42 7 meses atrás +3

    Here's the best/worst part: This wasn't the Earth's worst mass extinction event. Not even close.

  • nana
    nana Anos atrás +1685

    I used to get a lot of anxiety as a kid about the world ending like this and now after watching this it just gives me even more reason to enjoy what I have now and not worry about things that might or might not happen in the future

    • xdvn334
      xdvn334 Anos atrás

      @Fire Fox "our" lol no Christians lord

    • Jahseh Recardo
      Jahseh Recardo Anos atrás

      We'll such things will happen, but such things also won't happen for unconceivable amounts of time and are inexorably unlikely

    • Javier Miranda
      Javier Miranda Anos atrás

      @Fire Fox god onoy exits in your imagination

    • Levi Ackerman
      Levi Ackerman Anos atrás


    • Alex térieur
      Alex térieur Anos atrás

      @MosefromSwedenlovesQUEEN i had the same fears when i was your age. The world isnt ending with your generation, it is in the minimum hundreds if years, thousands if we are lucky

  • Ankit Kr Singh
    Ankit Kr Singh 5 meses atrás

    loved it, keep up the excellent work. :)

  • Sophie Thwaites
    Sophie Thwaites 7 meses atrás

    1:08 Things had already been going wrong for a while actually, because malaria was spreading like wildfire and rapidly decreasing the populations of many animal species, a parasite was spreading among T-rexes that caused their jaws to swell up until they couldn't eat anymore so they were already dying out, and the Deccan Traps (those volcanoes in India you mentioned) were highly active at that time and only made worse by the asteroid.
    It's impossible to have a prolonged period on Earth where nothing goes wrong, because the cycles that take place in the crust, the ocean, the atmosphere and the biosphere cause a near-constant chain reaction of disasters all over the world. It's only when those disasters are on a massive scale such as this one that they cause mass extinction events and start a whole new geological era. There are asteroid impacts, earthquakes, floods, storms, eruptions etc every day and the list goes on. Not to mention all the suffering and death of animals that's necessary for some other animals to survive, or the existence of disease and the inevitability of a certain amount of lives always being affected by disease and/or injury in the world.
    Also, you described the entire Mesozoic Era as a period of continuity, despite the fact it consisted of 3 geological periods that all ended with an extinction event (or a series of extinction events,) and as a result, had vastly different biospheres, with only certain species surviving into the next period and evolving into new species.

    • Sophie Thwaites
      Sophie Thwaites 7 meses atrás

      I forgot to mention that the asteroid landed in gypsum, which caused sulphur dioxide clouds to spread around the world, causing global acid rain. I don't think you mentioned that either.

  • Cyrus Powers
    Cyrus Powers 5 meses atrás

    I love to come back to this channel every once in a while.

  • Pigeon
    Pigeon 2 meses atrás

    Can you imagine the kind of legends and folklore that a sentient race would have if they remembered an event like this? This one impact basically created 5 different elementally-themed apocalypses, you could definitely make a religion out of this

  • Laura Kelly
    Laura Kelly 9 meses atrás +2715

    This makes me so unbelievably sad, thinking of how terrifying that must have been

    • Vedant Sridhar
      Vedant Sridhar 24 dias atrás

      but at the same time if it weren't for that terrifying event, we would not exist as the dinosaurs would continue their dominance and mammals will only be shrew-like.

    • Random Guy
      Random Guy Mês atrás

      @Nicky Imchen Haha I forgot about this channel. Dinosaur extinction is in the bible.

    • Nicky Imchen
      Nicky Imchen Mês atrás

      And yes i feel horrible for the poor big boi dinos Laura Kelly :(

    • Nicky Imchen
      Nicky Imchen Mês atrás +1

      @Random Guy stop tryna push religion into other ppl dude, ur making us christians look like we,re jackasses who dont give af abt other ppl opinions

    • alerotya family
      alerotya family Mês atrás

      I agree.

  • Mike
    Mike 5 meses atrás +1

    My grandfather told me about this day. He was playing WoW on his PC, then heard a big BANG. He looked out his window to see the dinos in his yard dying. Very sad day overall

  • Jenny Campbell
    Jenny Campbell 4 meses atrás

    I can only imagine how beautiful the planet would of been back then. Us humans truly are a blight on this world.

  • Drifted
    Drifted 3 meses atrás +1

    i am happy humans are where they are today, but its still so sad to see what happened to the life before us, maybe because they didnt know it would happen? or that it happened so fast they didn't know what was even going on? i dunno what makes it so sad besides the fact that so many creatures with lives died, but i think it also doesnt help that films portray dinosaurs as monsters.

  • Sir Ethan the Great
    Sir Ethan the Great 7 meses atrás +1

    Now, I’ve just learned something…this could possibly happen to us humans. It’s either the asteroid, which I prefer, or a big war that destroys us all, slowly and painfully. I pray and thank God everyday that I am able to live. Every time I think of this kind of stuff, I always feel an emotion I can’t explain. Guys and gals, pls appreciate life and live it to the fullest.

  • Juan Cruz
    Juan Cruz Anos atrás +699

    This honestly made me feel bad for the dinosaurs. I never thought about how confused or scared those creatures might've been

    • Scott B
      Scott B 8 meses atrás

      @Nigoki science doesn't refute religion. it doesn't even address it because science cannot prove or disprove an entity like that. it can try to rationalize or dismiss events described in religious texts but not the religion itself.

    • Leonor Morais
      Leonor Morais Anos atrás

      I was thinking the same!

    • nelthon
      nelthon Anos atrás

      @Sn4t3r no

    • Sn4t3r
      Sn4t3r Anos atrás

      @nelthon Can you link the source please?

  • A hoe
    A hoe 5 meses atrás +3

    “A lot of debris yeeted into space” is my favorite part yet

    • Nen Master5
      Nen Master5 5 meses atrás

      BUT i cant think of a smarter way to spread it then just spam-comment some well-mean Recommendations, tbh.
      1 may cirticize me for it, but here you go: Joe Scott, Sci Man Dan, Sci Show, Nile Red, Vertiasium, UpisnotJump and Hbomberguy.

  • Worst Girl
    Worst Girl 4 meses atrás

    4:09 The Deccan traps (in India) started erupting about 4 million years before the KT event and continued erupting for another 5 and a half million years causing periods of extreme heat followed by extreme cold for hundreds of thousands of years per cycle. By the time Chicxulub (the asteroid} arrived most life on earth was already dead, and what was left was probably already adapted to life in such extreme conditions. depending of course on weather it hit in a cold or hot period.

  • Harry Slaven
    Harry Slaven 7 meses atrás +2

    The impact was so huge and powerful

  • paraplu_
    paraplu_ 7 meses atrás +1

    Even tho this happened 65M years ago, it makes me sad, how a beautiful era can get wiped out in a matter of days. Honestly, i feel like earth would have been a better place if dinosaurs were still around, just think about all the beautiful lush forests and life everywhere and all sorts of amazing species living together.
    Now compare that to humans, fighting eachother, destroying nature and our planet in general.
    Idk but this video just hit different to me, made me imagine the beauty of nature, and how it can all be destroyed in a single day by a big rock from outer space.
    Imagine you were a dinosaur, what would you think? Just vibin, eating smaller dinosaurs and having a beautiful planet. When suddenly a big light falls out of the sky and you burn to death.

    • A Bewildered Cat
      A Bewildered Cat 7 meses atrás

      Idk, maybe the dinosaurs would evolve to become intelligent life and do what we humans do now.

  • SamudraJS
    SamudraJS Anos atrás +177

    I've seen/read the same dinosaur story for more than a thousand times now. But Kurzgesagt's story telling is on another level! Kudos

  • EpicScizor
    EpicScizor 5 meses atrás

    I take issue with calling continuity an illusion, because the real illusion for humans is that there are clean breaks between old and new, rather than the actual continuous changes that actually happen.
    Exctinction events are super rare.

  • Aibi Takahashi
    Aibi Takahashi 6 meses atrás +1

    "A lot of the debris yeeted into space" 100% scientific term

  • Guilherme Furtado
    Guilherme Furtado 5 meses atrás

    Omg I can’t imagine how horrifying this was… poor dinosaurs ;-;

  • Hera
    Hera 7 meses atrás

    It’s different if you were there to hear them scream and run for their lives. Seeing beautiful things exist no more is something that will always make you cry in sorrow. Hats why it’s called Loss

  • Jehjeh
    Jehjeh Anos atrás +1530

    "A lot of the debris yeeted into space" ah yes, very professional science talk

    • Rebecca Rabinowitz
      Rebecca Rabinowitz 6 meses atrás

      Yeet away! 😂

    • otap71
      otap71 6 meses atrás

      What it means yeeted? I speak spanish and I never heard that therm before

    • Shiratori
      Shiratori 7 meses atrás

      @Biden won, get over it Trump supporters tf is that?

    • nenja
      nenja 7 meses atrás


  • Joe Edwards
    Joe Edwards 7 meses atrás +1

    This video really chocked me up since I have had a love of Dinosaurs since I was a kid.

  • nilocblue
    nilocblue 5 meses atrás +1

    Gotta love the existential anxiety Kurzgesagt causes when I watch every single one of their videos.

  • TopFurret
    TopFurret 4 meses atrás

    I work for a biotech company and Kurzgesagt has been playing on loop in the front lobby every day since I started a bit over a year ago. Really neat to go into work, look up at the big screen with the same Kurzgesagt video playing every day and be reminded how much I love this channel.

  • starfighter kids
    starfighter kids 5 meses atrás +2

    You know what’s so cool…we are standing right where water and heat was from the extinction!!

  • Meng Kit
    Meng Kit Anos atrás +476

    If dinosaurs died in an apocalypse, then we are actually living in a post-apocalyptic world. Just some thought here.

    • Brian Meen
      Brian Meen 4 meses atrás +2

      Every time I eat chili and then go the bathroom it could easily qualify as an “apocalyptic event” …

    • Meng Kit
      Meng Kit 5 meses atrás

      @Larry Daniels Have a nice day Larry

    • Larry Daniels
      Larry Daniels 5 meses atrás

      @ Meng Kit Actually, very little thought. Your knowledge of the Earth is woefully inadequate!

    • Meng Kit
      Meng Kit Anos atrás

      @P J He mentioned it before?

    • P J
      P J Anos atrás

      Learned this from Aperture?

  • Holy Knight Storm
    Holy Knight Storm 3 meses atrás +1

    fun fact, the guy who invented the hydrogen bomb wanted to make a bomb that was 10giga tons (Which is roughly 5 gigatons less powerful than this event). He then realized how catastrophic it would be and didn't build it.

  • KillerPi
    KillerPi 4 meses atrás +1

    I think this was one of the most horrific things I've ever watched 😅 I mean I knew all this already but it really put it into perspective. Everything was okay amd then in an instant it was *really* not okay. Instantly awful and then it stayed awful.

  • Eoeli
    Eoeli 5 meses atrás

    I really appreciate the diversity in your videos❤

  • kayanatorx3
    kayanatorx3 6 meses atrás +3

    i'm on my period and I had to pause it a few times because I just started to tear up emotionally for how terrified the dinos looked, I felt so terrible
    love the vid and ffort this went into and cant wait to look at your other vids! subscribed!