What Happens If We Throw an Elephant From a Skyscraper? Life & Size 1

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  • Size is the most under appreciated regulators of living things. Let us demonstrate that by throwing animals from buildings.
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    • TJL productions
      TJL productions 3 days ago +1

      Memes die.

    • Riley buckley 9572
      Riley buckley 9572 12 days ago

      Wait how much x will a humans and whales intestines be?

    • Ante 914
      Ante 914 20 days ago

      PETA is going to get angry at the begining. You should hide Kurzegesagt, now.

    • Hungry Guy
      Hungry Guy 25 days ago

      We should do this experiment! Get a mouse, a dog, and an elephant, and drop them from a skyscraper!

    • RandomGuyYT
      RandomGuyYT 26 days ago

      +Kilian Hock is it because of mass? The ping pong might be lighter because it has air inside.

  • I Spookiimoo I
    I Spookiimoo I Day ago +1

    I’d catch that dog

  • Black feline 16
    Black feline 16 Day ago

    And who says bigger is better?

  • hyena hype
    hyena hype Day ago

    *several midgets are typing*

  • Nathan Waltrip
    Nathan Waltrip 2 days ago

    0:48
    "Life spans 7 orders of magnitude"
    *Names 8*

  • Blep
    Blep 2 days ago

    THE DOG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • ba doink
    ba doink 2 days ago

    1:04 i thought that was a ghast noise from minecraft oh god

  • Spear Gear
    Spear Gear 3 days ago

    this should of been titled "how to assasin"

  • Hikaru Houo
    Hikaru Houo 3 days ago

    RIP Good boy and Stampy.

  • Hyper Boy
    Hyper Boy 3 days ago

    Video: what if we throw an elephant off a *SkYScRApEr*?
    Me:
    RSPCA:*WhY aRe YoU DoInG tHiS?
    iT is AnIMaL AbUsE.*
    Video:idc

  • edgy spoon
    edgy spoon 3 days ago

    Oh that's why, when i throw an ants when i was a kid it didn't die. I tried throwing them but they still keep moving
    Edit: Im a psychopathic kid back then

  • Đỗ Khắc Gia
    Đỗ Khắc Gia 3 days ago

    No elephant was harmed during making this video

  • Coolmon1
    Coolmon1 3 days ago

    so size does matter

  • Jacob Sharp
    Jacob Sharp 3 days ago

    It dies and it’s brains splatter everywhere.

  • Nc car guy
    Nc car guy 3 days ago +1

    Rip dog

  • peter green
    peter green 4 days ago

    Can someone explain to me how stars can be giant fusion reactors or nuclear bombs but the stars mass or iron core doesn't get evaporated? Isn't that what would happen to anything that was too close to a nuclear bomb detonation here on Earth?

    • Math
      Math Day ago

      Gravity.

  • peter green
    peter green 4 days ago

    What if God was originally created from Life and existence itself all being connected or even all being the same thing on some level that is not understood by anything else that exists? Personally believe in God but not in religion.

  • I’m trash And I’m not sorry

    Dogo!!! Nooooooooooo

  • ItsMeDeath
    ItsMeDeath 5 days ago

    I learned more stuff here than school

  • Artificial
    Artificial 5 days ago +4

    everyone: *holds peta back*
    Peta: "LET ME AT EM"

  • Lemmy Payet
    Lemmy Payet 5 days ago

    That's a very stupid video...

  • Aryan Mishra
    Aryan Mishra 5 days ago +1

    5:20 Imagine putting that shit in vaccum

  • Scarlett Van Marie
    Scarlett Van Marie 5 days ago

    so being big means that you take fall damage but are immune to surface tension and the threat of drowning in water droplets, and being small means that you are immune to fall damage but surface tension can drown you... that's not fair at all. because insects have developed things that make them immune to drowning in water. AND CAN EVEN BREATHE in it! on the other hand, we have Not developed some type of immunity to fall damage. So they are reaping the benefits! If we have to deal with our downside, they should have to deal with theirs!

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill 6 days ago

    Short answer, it’s gonna die

  • Marchyy
    Marchyy 6 days ago

    r. i. p doggo

  • ruben bolt
    ruben bolt 6 days ago

    So cuzz im so small and me and my friend fall from 10 meters i would survive and he will die?

  • Ngangam Haolai
    Ngangam Haolai 6 days ago

    4.4k animal rights activists disliked the video

  • just a random guy
    just a random guy 6 days ago

    So does this mean short people dont have fall damage?

  • knee man
    knee man 7 days ago +1

    An ancient books says that some old guy made everything in 6 days
    Is dat true

  • Picklejho 69
    Picklejho 69 7 days ago

    TL;DW: *The Elephant dies*

  • Hintli dayı
    Hintli dayı 7 days ago

    He dies

  • MuangMuangE
    MuangMuangE 7 days ago

    nice graphics! I'm just impressed.

  • Gaurav Yadav
    Gaurav Yadav 7 days ago

    Hey plz make a video on nano tech

  • Ryan L.
    Ryan L. 7 days ago

    I want a pet sphere too

  • Noxus will rise
    Noxus will rise 8 days ago

    Mouse ain't no bitch.

  • Captyn
    Captyn 8 days ago

    So if an overweight adult that's like 6'5 and a newborn baby fall off a building the baby has a higher chance of living?

    • WeGoBoom
      WeGoBoom 8 days ago

      Don't think so. I think the adult would hit the ground more violently

  • Wokku
    Wokku 8 days ago

    But what if you t h r o w

  • like wolf
    like wolf 9 days ago

    Vim pelo 1berto

  • TheLavaMaker
    TheLavaMaker 9 days ago

    It dies obviously

  • daffa hanif
    daffa hanif 9 days ago +1

    Mass wont change your speed if u drop something at the same height because,
    Kinetic = potential energy
    1/2.m.v^2 = m.g.h
    v = √2gh
    So the speed wont change if its on the same height and you drop it
    *unless it has the different aerodynamic ?
    Pls correct me if im wrong

  • Duftende Pizza
    Duftende Pizza 9 days ago +1

    The Mouse would die.

  • nico noob
    nico noob 9 days ago

    you seem to confuse size and masse ....

  • [ H1KO ]
    [ H1KO ] 9 days ago +2

    Damn the thumbnail gives us a tough question... I think the elephant will fall

  • Jevilz
    Jevilz 9 days ago

    LOL the blue ball was blushing about his weight 😅

  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak 9 days ago +1

    I learnt so much here

  • Averagejoe 54
    Averagejoe 54 9 days ago

    *PETA will remember that*

  • ʙᴏᴏʜᴀɴsᴏᴏɴ

    Please don't throw him

  • Drayton Mayton27
    Drayton Mayton27 10 days ago

    Animal slaughter I am going to call the animal helpline


    It's just a joke

  • DrMagus5
    DrMagus5 10 days ago

    If we don't consider wind/atmosphere reaction force, they should land togheter...

  • Repiuk
    Repiuk 10 days ago +2

    *PETA wants to know your location*

  • Ziia z
    Ziia z 10 days ago

    Subhanallah

  • Zombie 6021
    Zombie 6021 10 days ago

    That thumbail elephant was like"how did I end up like this"

  • Sun Of A Beach
    Sun Of A Beach 10 days ago

    Actually weight is what matters

  • Rtm00s
    Rtm00s 11 days ago +1

    What happens if we throw the earth off the moon?

  • Jorge Yumiseba
    Jorge Yumiseba 11 days ago

    Basically size does matter... got it !

  • Understands ✔︎
    Understands ✔︎ 11 days ago

    It does saved your time you are welcome

  • Christian Bisgaard
    Christian Bisgaard 11 days ago

    Blue Wales can't be 30 meters, the biggest is at a average of 25 meters but the biggest ever caught was 27,5 meters

    • Kenn Honson X
      Kenn Honson X 9 days ago

      30 Meters is more simple,
      your brain can't grow bigger than 1 Centimeter.

  • Ambar Khan
    Ambar Khan 11 days ago +1

    New question..How did u get an elephant up a skyscraper ?

  • Noel Bratthammar
    Noel Bratthammar 11 days ago +1

    The elephant dies.

  • shahul hameed Jailaane

    Is it size or mass?

  • Albert Strop
    Albert Strop 11 days ago

    *Modern problems require modern solutions*

  • PsychoAlexander
    PsychoAlexander 11 days ago

    I swear I've subscribed to a German channel with the same style of animation and information.

  • 2oonami
    2oonami 11 days ago

    What if we throw a building off a building

  • Nicolai Müller
    Nicolai Müller 11 days ago

    In Conclusion: *Size does matter*

  • MicrominiX
    MicrominiX 12 days ago +3

    _What happens if you throw an elephant from a sykscraper?_
    *It will fall.*

  • SMG4 GAMING64 HD
    SMG4 GAMING64 HD 12 days ago

    @peta

  • Erdmännelchen
    Erdmännelchen 12 days ago

    Kurzgesagt - Why are the titles and descriptions of the videos of your english Channel translated into German even though these are well.. your english Videos?
    And since you have the German Channel, it becomes quite easy to confuse both.

  • Mümin Kayış
    Mümin Kayış 12 days ago

    Hâlâ evrim diyorsunuz ne kadar kıtsınız be moruk , cevap cok basit kardeşim allahın sonsuz kudreti bilgisi ve istemesinin sonucu bunlar

  • DF SkillZz
    DF SkillZz 12 days ago

    Apex legends *intensifies*

  • looneyhalls
    looneyhalls 12 days ago

    That’s mean

  • Jayen
    Jayen 12 days ago +1

    *_RIP GOODBOY AND STAMPY_*

  • Da Greatest
    Da Greatest 12 days ago

    Size is the most under appreciate
    🍌😏😏😏

  • Aske
    Aske 12 days ago

    I guess size matters

  • MTB MIKE
    MTB MIKE 12 days ago

    So size does matter!

  • brandon chin
    brandon chin 12 days ago

    What kind of design is this ? Low polly ?

  • Leonardo Martins Lima Do Nascimento

    Primeiro
    Por que você faria isso?
    Quem joga um elefante de um arranha céu?
    Tadinho

  • Dvid perez
    Dvid perez 13 days ago

    What about those people who’ve survived a free fall without a parachute?

  • ProkaiMilu
    ProkaiMilu 13 days ago

    Leesik

  • Auf einen Blick
    Auf einen Blick 13 days ago

    {Mais=Falldemage_0}

  • Globgloglabglab Glablag

    :bugs:Fall immunity 100

  • R R22
    R R22 13 days ago

    Moral of the story: Size does matter

  • TioWoki HD
    TioWoki HD 13 days ago +41

    Patch 23.7:
    -Added fall damage to insects
    -Cat's mechanics reworked (less prone to stop working)

  • レïレhαm†131
    レïレhαm†131 13 days ago

    That explains why when i was little i use to throw ants from hide altitude and they never die lmao

  • Arish Kumar
    Arish Kumar 13 days ago +1

    Next episode: How to get an elephant up the skyscraper.

    • Mr Storch
      Mr Storch 12 days ago

      That is a very important question.

  • Lucas Broten
    Lucas Broten 13 days ago

    This guys voice is fucking annoying

  • Reagon GodOfGames
    Reagon GodOfGames 13 days ago

    You dont need to watch the video, The elephant dies the end. Question answered lol

  • Addythebeast
    Addythebeast 13 days ago

    Mass*

  • Heisuten
    Heisuten 13 days ago

    Mouse is the strongest animal on earth confirmed

  • Peace Maker13
    Peace Maker13 13 days ago

    Thats just cruel

  • SEND SAMA
    SEND SAMA 13 days ago +1

    They die.... That's what happens.....

  • Daniel Martínez
    Daniel Martínez 14 days ago

    Violencia animal animada. Genial

  • D T
    D T 14 days ago

    It dies.

  • Endermanx ender
    Endermanx ender 14 days ago

    it dies

  • Nikos Mantzalardas
    Nikos Mantzalardas 14 days ago +1

    "The volume determines the mass of an object" -most inaccurate thing I've probably ever heard

  • Surprised Pikachu
    Surprised Pikachu 14 days ago +2

    Q: What if elephant is thrown off a building.
    Ends up at molecular chemistry and surface tension.

  • Ruben Sabatini
    Ruben Sabatini 14 days ago

    Anyone from reddit?

  • andres garzón
    andres garzón 14 days ago

    hopes and dreams intensificate

  • Young Sir Ren
    Young Sir Ren 14 days ago

    Size matters.

  • Dave
    Dave 14 days ago

    Im glad I waited to comment because the first 2 minutes of the video I was screaming "its mass, not actually size that makes this difference"

  • RyeBird
    RyeBird 15 days ago

    why did i read the elephant in the title as eggplant?