The Day the Dinosaurs Died - Minute by Minute

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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
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DaeAlex_ 19 days ago
i genuinely want everything off your shop i love it all!!
.:Camper:. Month ago
The Chicxulub asteroid dino extinction is just a theory, it isn't confirmed. I personally don't think an asteroid did that to the dinos.
SlayneDaGreat Month ago
You should make a video about declining sperm count and what it means for humanity. :)
Angela C. Browning
Loved the vid.
Petty Aestheticcs
cebuNinjA 15 minutes ago
Why doe? This was like Earth’s Golden age but they get annihilated by a fuggin meteor like what are the chances of that?
Ruby Bartsch
Ruby Bartsch 19 minutes ago
Overhauledunderpaid 25 minutes ago
But I saw megalodon I swear...
Spicy:0 40 minutes ago
5:28 He said “yeeted” *respect*
Karamatsu Matsuno
Karamatsu Matsuno 50 minutes ago
bruh dude man imm high as fuck shit was fucking DEEEEEP! Love your shit maaaan!
Slime-on-Red Hour ago
What a sad story
TFT yt
TFT yt Hour ago
Will there be a astrologists pocket log?
Ender HammerJTS
Teeter into space
the bird juggling with three balls in 9:20 - 9:32 is actually such an amazing detail and incredibly fitting to what the narrator is saying. the three balls symbolize the neutron, proton and electron while he is talking about how humankinds continuity is not a given.. reminds me of a song called "drei glänzende kugeln" by franz joseph degenhardt, which addresses the dangers of messing with nuclear power in a beautiful metaphor where neutron, proton and electron are billard balls. you should give it a listen and read into the meaning of the lyrics! it might be german but its awesome!
Emmanuel Uson
Emmanuel Uson 2 hours ago
How do We Survive
The meteor's name was meteoROAR
UncleBens 4 hours ago
Damn rip dinos. The universe cursed you with possibly the most brutal and destructive end possible.
Brit'tsh Bruv
Brit'tsh Bruv 4 hours ago
He looked at the moon and died rip.
Mock Gem
Mock Gem 4 hours ago
Wait...I thought the first humans appeared about 4 million years ago, Lucy? Or we don't count them as humans because they aren't modern humans?
yalestone gaming
yalestone gaming 4 hours ago
"here, lets stop time" (kurzgesagt member nodded to dio) dio: ZA WARDO
MrSkyWatch 5 hours ago
its crazy how the universe causes us to live
Matt Gamzzz
Matt Gamzzz 5 hours ago
1:30 Yeah kinda like how Galactus grew in the Fortnite sky for weeks
ItsKaydenXD 6 hours ago
my brother after me touching him
iam_bryan012 Rodriguez
8:20 thought it was gonna commit suicide by jumping lol
Ben Quinney
Ben Quinney 7 hours ago
100 teratons
Logan Z
Logan Z 7 hours ago
"yeeted" Hey 2019 called they want their words back.
Austin Truong
Austin Truong 7 hours ago
3:45 looks like something straight out of Star Wars
Lee Lee
Lee Lee 7 hours ago
So the map isn’t accurate as at this time earth is still a super content as the map is shown as it is my have been after the actual asteroid hit as this helped jump start the tectonic plates moving but the tectonic plates already were moving meaning the Astor’s helped move the plates over and land may have been lost during the meteor’s impact meaning some land cold have been consumed by the crust of earth.
Bethany לא
Bethany לא 7 hours ago
Lmao why this make me feel sad for the dinosaurs
Small_drop in_the_big_ocean
Ancestors who survived had an extraordinarily strong will power. (Even though life find its way to emerge). I actually feel like crying for dinosaurs. They died so unfairly. Such a well made video.
Felix 7 hours ago
Still waiting for season 2
mrcampbell81 9 hours ago
Wait I thought bedrock could not be broken
Jacob Asmer
Jacob Asmer 9 hours ago
5:25 the past tense of yeet is yote
Tarun Elangovan
Tarun Elangovan 9 hours ago
sup Kurzgesag
nobody 9 hours ago
I wish you guys were around when I was in school
Aninnocentbeing 9 hours ago
When English teachers don’t see the date underlined:
DR4G0N 10 hours ago
yiğithan adamın dibisin
RIKO Upsidedown
RIKO Upsidedown 10 hours ago
We are aliens who destroyed dinosaurs...
Sheena Laducer
Sheena Laducer 10 hours ago
My son loves him
Mushroomanjc c
Mushroomanjc c 10 hours ago
So you're telling me there are scientists that think the volcanic activity in India had nothing to do with the asteroid? It was just a coincidence and 11.X earthquake had nothing to do with it? Weird
DekuCreeper 11 hours ago
Talk about extreme the floor is lava
Ritzkit 11 hours ago
1:00 me watching this on a Tuesday afternoon 😅
Bully Maguire
Bully Maguire 11 hours ago
Actually, they died when the earth was flooded.
Zamiur 12 hours ago
Rip the greatest ruler of earth history
Mecha Team Leader
Mecha Team Leader 12 hours ago
Season 4 in a nutshell
Kebab 12 hours ago
Funny how I’m watching this on a Tuesday afternoon…
Scarlet Beans
Scarlet Beans 12 hours ago
fun fact! the dinosaurs that saw the asteroid about to hit went blind
Toaster 13 hours ago
sorry that was my mom
Dmitri Legovickis
Dmitri Legovickis 13 hours ago
I wish I wasn't already subbed to this guy So I could subscribe again
NIGHTMARE 13 hours ago
did he just say yeeted
theodinson 13 hours ago
God just decided to recycle instead of 'God up' another Earth
DANIEL VDOVIN 14 hours ago
Mrbeast killed them in his vid
h 14 hours ago
I don’t think humans would be even alive if this event never happened, or we might be still living underwater
Szymon Krupa
Szymon Krupa 14 hours ago
earth 66 million years when astroid shoot debris out of it: this is my kingdom come
The Happy Guy
The Happy Guy 15 hours ago
for some reason this almost made me cry
Flame 17 hours ago
just wanna say, this can happen again, and we wont survive if something like this does happen.
Vislav 18 hours ago
I guess we will destroy ourselves long before some meteor comes.
Klefthoof Robert
Klefthoof Robert 19 hours ago
I've viewed a recent video with one of the best astrologists and meteor watchers we have, and he explained that an event similar to this one or meteors this big or a even a little smaller than this can be spotted, and nothing will be coming to us in the next 100 years, so no need to worry about an extinction event..... HOWEVER! he explained that a meteor that could destroy a city or a smaller country can still happen in our lifetimes (meteors up to about 1km in size, not 10km like the extinction event presented here) these meteors that are up to 1 km size cannot be spotted until it's too late :) and no, at the present time there's nothing the army or NASA can do to stop it if it hits us :).
Romanian Language
Romanian Language 19 hours ago
Fake, the evolution abd big bang theory is fake
Flame 9 hours ago
@Romanian Language I don't fucking care about the bible mate. All it says is to believe in a homeless dude n shit.
Rizette L
Rizette L 11 hours ago
@Romanian Language no
Romanian Language
Romanian Language 12 hours ago
@Flame better read The Bible!
Flame 17 hours ago
evolution is real. big bang theory isnt proven to be true and no one said it was true, its just the best fitting theory we have right now.
najal 19 hours ago
the video is so good lamo
Ri Jo
Ri Jo 22 hours ago
8:18 is honestly really sad
Kristen Marshall
Kristen Marshall 22 hours ago
I am so sad I love dinosaurs and I learned a lot about them cause I wanted to learn a lot about them when I was little but that time I did not know they were all dead I was litterly crying
Azure Marsh
Azure Marsh 22 hours ago
well that was terrifying and depressing :
Leroy Day ago
“A world of paradise” me who has played ark - I don’t think so
Matthew Day ago
5:25 Had me crying. That literally made my day😂
Vuvv Day ago
Why does the world look like that shouldn’t it be a Pangea and not separated
Richard Blazer
Richard Blazer 14 hours ago
Pangaea separated during the Jurassic, while the Kpg mass extinction occurred at the end of the cretaceous, when the continents were already separated.
CreeperGame Day ago
For the first time, I heard kurzgesagt say my favorite word, *YEETED*
Beyond Redemption
You said it could drop to temperatures as low as 25 degrees Celsius - is that a mistake because that’s not cold at all?
kirshak Day ago
imagine if they decided to make a god game with those graphics
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Imagine how old the camra man is to catch this on cam
carl lamadrid
I wish they still alive imagine little tiny dinosaurs running around
carl lamadrid
carl lamadrid 12 hours ago
@Richard Blazer oh you're right
Richard Blazer
Richard Blazer 14 hours ago
They still are, birds.
Confused Padme
5:25 you did not say that sir no
Lee Burford
Lee Burford Day ago
Where would we be now if they didn’t get hit by a meteor?
Flame 17 hours ago
we probably wouldnt. Dinosaurs would continue to rule the world, mammals just wouldnt get a chance.
Humans are creating a similar event, but it's just slowed down by alot.
Cam Chau Nguyen
If life is able to remerge from this catastrophe and these debris, I believe it can do it again after an apocalypse caused by humains.
Fearless Felix
Teşekkürler Kılınç Alt yazı için
Atis Mash
Atis Mash Day ago
So basically earth played the nether dimension for a couple of thousands of years
Lil Pold
Lil Pold Day ago
Poor dions :(
Grassydox Day ago
at 5:24 he says yeeted
Geovern 69
Geovern 69 Day ago
A lot of alien like creature were found what if alien was at earth 65M Years ago?
What would've happened if that asteroid had hit a supervolcano back then, like of the scale and size of Yellowstone today?
Marcia Chandler
Yo mean hell
Ho Lee Fook
Ho Lee Fook Day ago
Dinosaurs didnt deserve that but humanity does
someone123idk 14 hours ago
@Javier Venegas engrish
Flame 17 hours ago
humans are just doing their thing i say we let them be for now
Ho Lee Fook
Ho Lee Fook Day ago
@Javier Venegas yes
Javier Venegas
We are literaly detroing the abitats of a lot of species killing them AND our selfs, the dinosaurs we're a million years and they we're fine, we'd been on earth for 0.1% of the Time the dinosaurs we're and we are already detroing it, do you really think that we deserve it?
MyarmsRgone Day ago
"A lot of the debris yeeted into space..." lmao get clapped fookin dinos
이렌 Day ago
plz translate by Korean too ;(
4N4RCHY 20 hours ago
But itd lose that smooth, creamy Australian accent. Imagine Korean with his voice and tone. I Wonder if it would be appealing.
Awper Day ago
Kurzgesagt: "Yeeted into space" *Son, My life is complete*
Omg_squid Day ago
Are there still extinct animals guts in space?
꧁hindou- kun꧂
I cried a bit 😐👊
Erdie Aquino
Erdie Aquino 2 days ago
Whoever invented yeet, IS. A. GENIUS. so smart in fact! That it's now a fully fledged word that you can search in the internet! And it has its own meaning I guess?
April Sullivan
April Sullivan 2 days ago
I think this video should be called wtf this is overkill
Ignacio Manfredini
I think this video has one of the most beautiful Kurzgesagt animations so far, they're amazing.
Tenzin Dechen
Tenzin Dechen 2 days ago
Listening to this for fun rather than an assignment just hits different.
Rafi Day ago
Yup 😅
SkumiShu 2 days ago
I'm excited for next year's calender! I bought the last one and it's been so interesting to learn new things about humanity every month
SuperShadowGuard 2 days ago
Poor dinosaurs...
Django Marshall
Django Marshall 2 days ago
5:23 The sheer sound of a narrator saying the word “Yeet” with so much professionalism is something fucking else man.
gaming corruption human
when the ground is cracking, this is how continents are made! :D
Richard Blazer
Richard Blazer 14 hours ago
No, the continents were already split by then.
frst. 2 days ago
what ants see when a crumb falls
Naveen Arunachallah
Reaching space and splitting atom doesn't matter. there should be no pride in that when we are just bunch of selfish apes who is destroying this planet while we are on our way to grow up and destroy ourselves
Naveen Arunachallah
SpaceCat Gaming
SpaceCat Gaming 2 days ago
So basically the argument of what killed the dinosaurs everyone is either wrong or right because it was everything that killed them
Elijah Grant
Elijah Grant 2 days ago