What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

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  • Published on Jul 22, 2018
  • Did you ever wonder what happened if you detonated a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench? No? We neither! Let us find out together!
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    what-if.xkcd.com/15/
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  • 963 Productions
    963 Productions Day ago

    How much nuclear force is needed to boil the entire ocean?

  • Caio Alves
    Caio Alves Day ago

    Who has also spotted the Lich?

  • Alolan FanBase
    Alolan FanBase Day ago

    Sa

  • Cyan Minty
    Cyan Minty Day ago

    I wanna birb but im not sure if my mom will pay XD but she enjoys these videos

  • Gabrial Theobald

    DID U HEAR IT MEMES WANNT OMG :O!?!

  • Chinedu Opara
    Chinedu Opara Day ago

    Here are the correct names of all the nuclear bombs, in increasing physical size: Little Boy, Fat Man, *Black Chick* , Tsar Bomba, *Black Chick After 3 Kids From 3 Different Men*

  • RMXxBeast
    RMXxBeast 2 days ago

    Ridddle wanna-be

  • blueberry plays
    blueberry plays 2 days ago

    NO. NOT IN THE P.H.I.L.I.P.E.N.E.S I LIVE THERE😡😡😡😡😡

  • Sabil Patel
    Sabil Patel 2 days ago

    oh shit
    this nuke will kill us
    oh fuck no
    'OH FUCKING NO
    GET AWAY FROM IT
    OR WE DED
    LOL
    FUCKING NUKE

  • Davis Moody
    Davis Moody 2 days ago

    Did anyone else notice the litch from adventure time at 3:26 ?

  • sparr15
    sparr15 2 days ago

    All of the uranium in the galaxy turned into bombs and detonate in the same place

  • Daberuz Juega
    Daberuz Juega 2 days ago

    3:26 is that The Lich? xD

  • ManWithBeard1990
    ManWithBeard1990 2 days ago

    The yield of a nuclear bomb will be much higher at that depth as the explosion will be confined for ever so slightly longer, letting the nuclear reaction go on for longer and releasing more energy, and, potentially, less fallout.

  • SomeSmall YouTuber
    SomeSmall YouTuber 3 days ago +1

    What if we detonated every nuke we have in the Mariana trench?

  • FragArena99
    FragArena99 3 days ago

    That was pretty Anti climactic ? 🤣🤣🤣🤣👌

  • American Patriot!
    American Patriot! 3 days ago

    Well if we do let off a nuclear bomb again I hope it's in the Middle East and about five or six bombs should do it. Then we can work on the rest of the piece of s*** Muslims that are everywhere else

  • lawmsanga 97
    lawmsanga 97 3 days ago

    Like those want to destroy neuclear weapon

  • Kyle James Catterall

    Kurzgesagt DESTROYS Ridddle with FACTS and LOGIC

  • mtndewkid
    mtndewkid 3 days ago

    (4:26) correction: the tsar bomba had about 50 megatons of tnt, so for that bit you may have miscalculated...and even if it did only have 1 mt, then there are still bigger explosions, for example, castle bravo(american) w/ 15mt.

  • Adeline Moyer
    Adeline Moyer 3 days ago

    Yeah, I can imagine humans doing that. -~-

  • Earl Harrison
    Earl Harrison 3 days ago

    What happens if you detonated all of the nukes from the U.S. and Russia in the marianna’s trench???

  • Tania Gutierrez
    Tania Gutierrez 3 days ago +30

    5:04
    Human: (detonates the Tsar Bomba)
    Planet: Meh
    Human: (throws a plastic bottle into a river)
    Planet: *AAAAAAAAAAAAA*

    • Minh NGUYEN
      Minh NGUYEN Day ago

      Wait a minute... If a plastic bottle is more dangerous to the planet than the largest bomb ever brought into existence...

      Child: Mum, can I get this Plastic Bottle of Drinking water? I'm so thirsty!
      Mum: ARRRRGHGHAHAHHAHGAHG!!!!!! WHAT THE FU@@ ARE YOU TRYING TO DO????!!! DO YOU WANT US TO DIE!?!??!?!

  • Sareth
    Sareth 3 days ago

    Mariana trench does not fuck around.

  • Gracie Vallee
    Gracie Vallee 4 days ago

    i’m sorry, so this bomb has been detonated before?? i’m 1.5 minutes into the video and i would assume that if so, it happened in a desert or something but 1000 sq km is like a whole continent.. and the scale of it seems too big, how do they know the damage it does??

  • jezza cali
    jezza cali 4 days ago

    i live in pilipins

  • Martie Angelica V. Bueno

    RIP us

  • Chepe Chepe
    Chepe Chepe 4 days ago +2

    0:50 "It's a relatively pristine environment thanks to the absence of humans....... A GREAT PLACE FOR OUR NUCLEAR TEST " Made me giggle how it came out of no where.

  • Yin yang nation Mation

    And the water pressure would crush the bomb

  • Yin yang nation Mation

    Introducing the stupidest way to die

  • ZeOverman
    ZeOverman 4 days ago

    What if we dump every nuclear weapon into the trench and detonate them?

  • Emiliano Cabrera
    Emiliano Cabrera 4 days ago

    Why... The idea of a nuclear bomb? I think It's an agressive way to understand the universe. What happens if we try to eliminate the unjustice of the human world? Can't we try find this together with science?

  • Cobalt225
    Cobalt225 4 days ago

    B5
    Miss

  • Grenzor
    Grenzor 4 days ago

    what if we explode 100,000,000 Tsari bomb?

  • Sakis Pap.
    Sakis Pap. 5 days ago

    Why does the Mariana Trench look like the faze logo

  • Lanz Cordero
    Lanz Cordero 5 days ago

    Poor spongebob's house 4:20

  • Gabriel Rizzo Takano

    5:02 You guys didn't have a SharkNado reference, did you?

  • big doinks
    big doinks 5 days ago

    Can i get a rip for spongebob and his house

  • GIBBY *crash* ow
    GIBBY *crash* ow 5 days ago

    I'm 8 years old so I would like to have a free birdie:>

  • Jini Tidalgo
    Jini Tidalgo 6 days ago

    I saw the pineapple! 🍍

  • AngelusElla
    AngelusElla 6 days ago

    Maybe you'll wake up Godzilla

  • Jaywolf what grinds my gears

    Quartz kezart. I always called you kurgizat!

  • Garrett Merrill
    Garrett Merrill 7 days ago

    Answer: I’ll get a shit ton of diseases from the radiation(plus I’ll probably die cause I live close to the Mariana Trench)

    Edit: chill out there’s not going to be an end of the world from a nuke. Ask japan they had 2 and they seem to be fine

  • Kitsune's Den
    Kitsune's Den 7 days ago

    Combine this video with the "Detonate all nukes at the same time" video plz!

  • Jhayvenille Malavega

    if they do that pls dont do it i live in the philippines

  • zero-east 23
    zero-east 23 7 days ago

    This is fantasy because none of nuclear nations will detonate a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench.

  • Deranged Crouton
    Deranged Crouton 7 days ago

    3:25 hah the lich from adventure time

  • purple urkle
    purple urkle 8 days ago

    👍🏼👍🏼

  • Ginoong Pula
    Ginoong Pula 8 days ago

    I thought this was the infographics show channel lol

  • Not .Regann
    Not .Regann 8 days ago

    What if we took it to Mars or another planet??

  • NOO37YLER
    NOO37YLER 8 days ago

    Don't even think about destroying the earth

  • N.B. 450
    N.B. 450 8 days ago +1

    4:18 WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA??!!🍍

  • Jackie Murdock
    Jackie Murdock 8 days ago

    Damn all that build up for NOTHING

  • Ankita Srivastava
    Ankita Srivastava 9 days ago

    What if I say I like riddle more than this channel??

  • Sakura Himiro
    Sakura Himiro 9 days ago

    (prince) that is cool because is educational i like science

  • JesseElite
    JesseElite 9 days ago

    True true.

  • xXI__Wing__IXx
    xXI__Wing__IXx 9 days ago

    Kill a lot of fish

  • PROUD BEE
    PROUD BEE 9 days ago +1

    Please dont
    Im literally watching this video
    Here in the Philippines

    • PROUD BEE
      PROUD BEE 9 days ago

      +Dj Verzosa malapit pala satin yan diko alam😂

    • Dj Verzosa
      Dj Verzosa 9 days ago

      Hahahaha good luck to us buddy :)

  • Hades 3405
    Hades 3405 9 days ago

    One of the bubbles at 3:27 looks like the Lich from Adventure Time

  • Yulun Wu
    Yulun Wu 9 days ago

    Patrons: spends over £40 to get their own bird
    Kurzegesagt: kills three every video

  • Amit Behal
    Amit Behal 9 days ago

    Can't we prepare a recipe to rip the earth apart by nukes lets say bringing all the uranium to the deepest point on Earth's crust

  • Olivia E
    Olivia E 10 days ago

    I saw the lich!!!

  • Avenant Kerbi Abela
    Avenant Kerbi Abela 10 days ago

    TSAR bomba in marianas trench? Is morelike a tiny air bubble

  • Ralsei :3
    Ralsei :3 10 days ago

    Also I love the animations you people do!

    • Ralsei :3
      Ralsei :3 10 days ago

      Look at 3:17! I think it might be the Lich?

  • Ralsei :3
    Ralsei :3 10 days ago +2

    I love how you guys put movie and game references in your videos :D

  • Aiden Lindsay
    Aiden Lindsay 10 days ago

    So, only just killing multiple undiscovered species.

  • nuclearhythmics
    nuclearhythmics 10 days ago

    fuck birds

  • Matthew Carlos
    Matthew Carlos 10 days ago

    pretty much nothing? yes, it just destroys millions of diverse species of water creatures. Yeah, nothing at all.

  • pizza
    pizza 10 days ago

    “The planet is too big, it doesn’t care”
    global warming activists: 🤫

  • Kijou
    Kijou 10 days ago

    This was relieving to see after watching that god awful video riddle made

  • chop_stickninja
    chop_stickninja 10 days ago

    What about the ecosystem of the ocean? there is no way that will go unaffected.

  • Michael Devenish
    Michael Devenish 10 days ago

    3:27 is that the lich?

  • Retarded Mario
    Retarded Mario 11 days ago

    So basically the most powerful nuke in the world becomes puny at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

  • Easton Tao
    Easton Tao 11 days ago +14

    Kurzgesagt: Every bird has a owner!

    Also Kurzgesagt: *kills birds mercilessly every video*

  • Dazzling Rudra
    Dazzling Rudra 11 days ago +1

    My reaction after watching the video
    ☺😊😄😆😅😥😧😮😲😒
    Nothing worse can happen

  • Brynt Sines
    Brynt Sines 11 days ago

    Before the bomb would reach the bottom the pressure would squish the bomb and it wouldn't do anything

  • Gage B runz
    Gage B runz 11 days ago

    AWWWWWWW i want a bird so much now

  • FauxFire
    FauxFire 12 days ago +2

    4:35
    Wasn't the Tsar Bomba 50 mt with the prototype being 100?

    • Plank Man
      Plank Man 5 days ago

      Tsar Bomba was the prototype. Stalin demanded Tsar Bomba be 100 mt. The scientist who actually built the thing insisted that it should be 50 mt, to minimise the fallout. Dude stood up to Stalin for the sake of mankind. Major props!

  • The Pee On Me Guy
    The Pee On Me Guy 12 days ago

    so basically it just does a radioactive bath fart

  • BAMBIK !
    BAMBIK ! 12 days ago

    Everyobe has their own bird meanwhile we can see dog in the space

  • Anas Elbadawy
    Anas Elbadawy 12 days ago +6

    0:01 the duolingo bird is still stalking me

  • CGethins
    CGethins 12 days ago

    The Nuke Vs Pressure Looks Like A Star/Black Hole Forming from Ur space vids

  • Galang Mulia
    Galang Mulia 12 days ago

    PRETTY MUCH NOTHING LMAO

  • edbery
    edbery 12 days ago

    So.... this is how to destroy Philippines

  • Mazli
    Mazli 12 days ago

    This is what happens when you miss your duolingo lesson

  • UG Gaming
    UG Gaming 12 days ago

    Pretty much nothing happens but we only get radio active water

  • Đức Anh Trần
    Đức Anh Trần 12 days ago

    Haha that is Lich from Adventure time

  • 1FluffyBoi
    1FluffyBoi 12 days ago

    Ah yes, I would love to adopt a bird and then watch it die to a black hole three times the size of the sun

  • sneaky The elemental master

    Mom: you been doing your homework?
    Me: *5:12*

  • SuperHole GT
    SuperHole GT 13 days ago +23

    RIP birds just because wanna find out what will happen

  • CnCF 0878
    CnCF 0878 13 days ago

    Did you love spongebob? I seen his house

  • CnCF 0878
    CnCF 0878 13 days ago

    So don't do it. You lose your fruit salad piece.
    And you lose a cartoon character. Who lives in a pineapple.

  • Oskar Drabikowski
    Oskar Drabikowski 13 days ago

    I knew the answer but i love animation SO much.

  • Alex Rator
    Alex Rator 13 days ago

    Tsar bomba is an nuclear fusion bomb, not fission.

  • Luke Boswell
    Luke Boswell 13 days ago

    If it won't do anything I might as well do it one day

  • Butter
    Butter 13 days ago

    Nobody:
    Kurzgesagt: hey lets make 2 videos on blowing everything up with nukes

  • Fanzindel
    Fanzindel 13 days ago

    When is “blowing up all nuclear bombs at the same time at the deepest point of the ocean” coming out? We all know you’ve been working on it!!

  • user of username
    user of username 13 days ago

    3:28 I see dat lich...

  • Jason Hahn
    Jason Hahn 13 days ago +1

    Sonal wants her own bird to die in a cartoon.

  • nombla1111
    nombla1111 13 days ago

    This is weak. We need bigger, more catastrophic bombs.