What Is Something?

  • Published on: 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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    What is something?

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  • Runtime : 5:34
  • particle physics physics something funny wtf particle everything quarks bosons electron leptons universe human field higgs game 2015 space star earth death life sleep question standart modell quantum mechanics atom molecule ai


  • Galina Sulskis
    Galina Sulskis   15 hours ago

    Kurzgesagt:Hey Stella?Me:Yeah?Kurzgesagt:Wats inside ur toilet?Me:Uhh pee and poop?Kurzgesagt:No it's spaceMe:Wtf

  • Zomboy_TYT
    Zomboy_TYT   19 hours ago

    Everybody say You Are Matter.And You are Nothing.But You Matter To Someone As Something You Are.And who you are is what they Love.(Just to help new People that Suddenly got a Existential Crisis Because of this Video.

  • K L
    K L   20 hours ago

    I matter ? Thanks !

  • Classic funk
    Classic funk   22 hours ago

    How did these universal forces come into existence at all? Or how did these create matter and antimatter? HOLY GOD! Kurzgesagt videos confuse me more then conveniently clearing out all queries!

  • Guvyyg Vuhh
    Guvyyg Vuhh   1 days ago

    Me at 4 AM trying to sleepMy brain: wanna sleep?Me: yes now shut upMy brain: what is something

  • tavarez r
    tavarez r   2 days ago

    @1:02 But what causes that excitement in the field if the space is EMPTYYYY?👀👀👀👀

  • Kusogaki
    Kusogaki   3 days ago

    LOL, the Japanese title translation tough.何かは何だ "nanika wa nanda"

  • Kaden Morris
    Kaden Morris   3 days ago

    I finally found a channel to fuel my existentialism

  • spacetime
    spacetime   4 days ago

    This is a national treasure and should be kept in a vault.

  • Joe K
    Joe K   4 days ago

    I've seen a wheat field.

  • Georg
    Georg   5 days ago


  • youcef Rma
    youcef Rma   5 days ago

    And you're telling me there is no creator????

  • hey
    hey   6 days ago

    "the computer you are using to distract yourself from stuff you should be doing"I absolutely felt that

  • All Might Junior
    All Might Junior   1 weeks ago

    Bruh .. As legend of zelda fan .. When they explained the "standard model of particule" and it's three categories "quarks" "leptons" and "bosons" ... I couldn't help but to think how awfully similar it is to the triforce in the legend of zelda .. If you remember what the deku tree said about how hyrule was made .. The goddess of strength shaped the land (which is "quarks") and the goddess of wisdom created the creatures that live in it (which is " leptons") and finally the goddess of courage gave life to everything (which is what "boson" does) .. I really feel like i am onto somthing here .. Someone send this shit to matpat in game theory .. WE NEED TO DIVE DEEPER !!

  • Qazwsx Bjioknmlp
    Qazwsx Bjioknmlp   1 weeks ago

    Ahhhh god no the animations arent 60fps where my dopamine hit

  • Willow Ashton
    Willow Ashton   1 weeks ago

    "the computer you're using right now to distract yourself from the stuff you should be doing" "you are nothing more than a disturbance"kurzgesagt knows me well.

  • Kuwsh Okai
    Kuwsh Okai   1 weeks ago

    3:13 those massless particles are hax I swear!

    HAPPY HOTDOG   1 weeks ago

    Best selling game of all...THE UNIVERSby the big bang studios

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé   1 weeks ago

    So if we are bieng just disturbings infields of Par-Tickle then why we gettingolds then

  • not a cat
    not a cat   1 weeks ago

    is the Thumbnail an EVA reference ?

  • Neeraj Nandan
    Neeraj Nandan   1 weeks ago

    “If elementary particles are the smallest thing, what are they made up of?”Me: Fleshy stuff and hopes and dreams

  • JMC yt Carter
    JMC yt Carter   2 weeks ago

    So what your saying is everything we’ve ever observed and ever will is not supposed to be? Simply a mutation of the empty nothingness that is supposed to be here? Does that make us the bad guys? Does that mean we don’t matter

  • Tin Shing Lee
    Tin Shing Lee   2 weeks ago


  • Naty Wubet
    Naty Wubet   2 weeks ago

    our history, atoms sees atom by atom to know about atom

  • Kricel Abrera
    Kricel Abrera   2 weeks ago


  • N A
    N A   2 weeks ago

    nice videoalthough i did not understand anything

  • John Will
    John Will   2 weeks ago

    Not me obviously. I’m nothing.im having a mental breakdown and existential crisis

  • Sinaya Sharabi
    Sinaya Sharabi   2 weeks ago

    Kurzegast knows me too well, I should be getting ready for an online class right now. But eeeehhhhhh

  • Benjamin Clifford
    Benjamin Clifford   2 weeks ago

    I swear i am gonna be smarter than rick by binging these videos

  • 12 34
    12 34   2 weeks ago

    This video is sesuatu