Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism.
We are a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.
Currently we make one animation video per month. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook to get notified when a new one comes out.

- We do the videos with After Effects and Illustrator.

Milk. White Poison or Healthy Drink?
How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines
Overpopulation & Africa

Overpopulation & Africa

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An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

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1,000km Cable to the Stars - The Skyhook
The 12,020 Human SPACE Era Calendar 🚀
What if We Nuke a City?

What if We Nuke a City?

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The Egg - A Short Story

The Egg - A Short Story

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The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant
Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?


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Optimistic Nihilism

Optimistic Nihilism

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What Are You?

What Are You?

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What Is Something?

What Is Something?

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What Is Light?

What Is Light?

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The Ultimate Conspiracy Debunker
What Is Life? Is Death Real?

What Is Life? Is Death Real?

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Is War Over? - A Paradox Explained
  1. Zarina M

    Zarina M3 שעות לפני

    I have never been a child

  2. Plazmir

    Plazmir3 שעות לפני

    The crash courses with John Green are the best ones

  3. YurK

    YurK3 שעות לפני

    Welp, this describes my relationship with Minecraft

  4. [MADD]Scientist

    [MADD]Scientist3 שעות לפני

    First of all i need everyone to give Robot the credit he deserves for discovering that cave

  5. Alex Boulmay

    Alex Boulmay3 שעות לפני

    The way you guys say stories makes them so much more moving. The Egg by Andy Wier and this story are so good narrarated by you guys.


    THE RISER3 שעות לפני

    If humanity ever united under a single banner and had to choose a unifying symbol,something that we always had,something would easily identify us,I'd choose the hand stencil,or maybe a modernized version of it,like a hand print.

  7. Keona Cassidy Jono

    Keona Cassidy Jono3 שעות לפני

    Ok listen, not to break the dramatic impression but the red stains of hands are made to ask for "blessings" from their Ancestor spirits, it's most likely to be made out of deer blood, it was believed to be sacred and will help protect people whom live in the cave.

  8. Ιѕ В.

    Ιѕ В.3 שעות לפני

    Why did I cry at the end???

  9. Beat Rice

    Beat Rice3 שעות לפני

    Everything hank and john touch turns awesome

  10. 2easonal Elementz

    2easonal Elementz3 שעות לפני

    No one Is better at doing this than Kurzgesagt.

  11. Ana Benet

    Ana Benet3 שעות לפני

    This was a great episode

  12. Mukhtar Hussain

    Mukhtar Hussain3 שעות לפני

    almost made me cry

  13. HangingWith Dragons

    HangingWith Dragons3 שעות לפני

    This made me cry

  14. zah fares

    zah fares3 שעות לפני


  15. Raffaele Catalano

    Raffaele Catalano3 שעות לפני

    Make more of those videos

  16. MegaAgent J

    MegaAgent J3 שעות לפני

    I think we’re ignoring the fact people pay taxes, how can everyone be given money but the government if they have to pay taxes?

  17. HUGO TIEE2

    HUGO TIEE23 שעות לפני

    that was beautiful, thanks ...

  18. Avitha Ferao

    Avitha Ferao3 שעות לפני

    such a good video for a change

  19. noeldenever

    noeldenever3 שעות לפני

    My favorite podcast written & narrated by my favorite human, now animated by my favorite youtube channel. You have no idea how much I wish I could give a thousand likes. Thank you Kurzgesagt, John, Hank, & Complexly. Like John, I'm also a cynical human. But like the Lascaux painting, you people filled me with a sense of hope for humanity.

  20. Teerin Varongchayakul

    Teerin Varongchayakul3 שעות לפני

    IT'S... beautiful....

  21. wicky 610

    wicky 6103 שעות לפני

    Where is your great voiceover artist??

  22. frostcat699

    frostcat6993 שעות לפני

    This actually made me cry... my tears are streaming down my face as I type this... and I don't know why... Thank you Kurzgesagt, please keep making more videos like this.

  23. Isaac Chapman

    Isaac Chapman3 שעות לפני

    Meh. Should have just dehumidified the cave to prevent growth.

  24. Nssto

    Nssto3 שעות לפני

    I was very moved by the fact that art has been a part of us for dozens of thousands of years, and how art itself is so touching to us that we wish to preserve it for others in the future to see. This yearning to share our vision with others, to share knowledge and beauty, feelings! To let others know that these things are here, that they existed before our eyes and in our lives. We want a record, we do not want to be forgotten.

  25. omarkos21

    omarkos213 שעות לפני

    7:41 wow....

  26. Bryan

    Bryan3 שעות לפני

    The devotion to this channel is impressive - 1M views in 6 hours? I know we are all quarantined, but still...

  27. Victor M.

    Victor M.3 שעות לפני

    John Green is the best.

  28. kanika sharma

    kanika sharma3 שעות לפני

    Kuch Samajh nahi aya but sunke acha laga

  29. Rodovan Ra

    Rodovan Ra3 שעות לפני

    I have never had or been a child, so why do you leave me out ?

  30. Chimadang

    Chimadang3 שעות לפני

    Is there any past we can return to?

  31. Jithin Premraj

    Jithin Premraj3 שעות לפני

    'If you've ever been a child...', nope I just popped into existence from thin air

  32. Average Dude

    Average Dude3 שעות לפני

    I'm fond of naturalism and have spent time in the forests in the NW with nothing more than an axe. Alone even, foraging for shelter, food and tools for fire or knives or hunting materials takes maybe 5 hours a day. In a group of three, it takes even less and is far more abundant. It's far more likely that they had an abundance of free time and they loved to craft art and even tech such as weapons in their free time. The hands have a few meanings even today. There's a tradition in the east of Russia where some old Tengrii practicing people say these were meant to communicate with something. By placing the hand, it's like you are "tapping into" the stone and the presence of other people. Humans in this age likely reveled at the prospects of meeting other humans, as more people naturally meant more convenience. Though my guess is some societies got too big and resources became scarce as technology fell behind. We can observe this being possible when we observe some of Africa's tribes who have maintained a warring tradition with neighbors. No doubt you'll find these everywhere, but what's more astounding is how that practice carried across the world. As if we had one religion from the beginning, or at least a unified cultural practice. Which really isn't much different..

  33. Eliany Lugo

    Eliany Lugo3 שעות לפני

    This was beautiful, I would love to see more videos like this!

  34. Nicolas Touris

    Nicolas Touris3 שעות לפני

    This was better than Midnight Gospel

  35. אור פאר

    אור פאר3 שעות לפני

    dude wtf this shit means, this is a beautiful story, that has many layers of meaning, and pathways of logic and reasoning, of emotion and thought. but in the end, wtf is the moral story, what is the meaning, the point of this? so you can only see a handprint of the past? that history today is merely a contract of forced beliefs upon discovered half-truths of the past? I still don't see where this video gets too. maybe someone in the comments can enlighten me

  36. Coolio McGee

    Coolio McGee3 שעות לפני

    I really needed this relaxing moment

  37. _ - vordrex - _

    _ - vordrex - _3 שעות לפני

    Kira yoshikage liked this video

  38. Thịnh Phạm

    Thịnh Phạm3 שעות לפני

    Damn, turn our Solar system into our own spaceship. That's ambitious.

  39. Quadro Effects

    Quadro Effects3 שעות לפני

    I mean, if you don't have TV, internet, bars, clubs etc., you would be doing art too.

  40. Bram Lane

    Bram Lane3 שעות לפני

    At first I was like noooo I want a regular in a nutshell video! But wow you guys still never sieze to amaze me with your videos even if it was a little "different".

  41. Kenji Mh

    Kenji Mh3 שעות לפני

    Thank you for the knowledge and love from Indonesia!

  42. Frevler

    Frevler3 שעות לפני

    Damn that's deep :o


    Arun SIVAKUMARAN3 שעות לפני

    5:42 « I was here! You are not new! »

  44. Melody Gurman

    Melody Gurman3 שעות לפני

    Little weird hearing John start without a "Hello Hank its..."

  45. Iter

    Iter3 שעות לפני

    Its crazy that my two favourite media have mentioned each other now, John with his gratitude journal and now this vid I'm so happy Anthro is getting a callout, it's helped me so much mentally to appreciate stuff

  46. Genma Saotome

    Genma Saotome3 שעות לפני

    I'm for bacteria milk... Milkteria?

  47. Marcel Vogel

    Marcel Vogel3 שעות לפני

    Nice podcast and even nicer animations 👍 gj you guys

  48. AlexMeow bleufeline

    AlexMeow bleufeline3 שעות לפני

    I've always heard that John Green is brilliant, and now I've heard his billiant pontification onthis obscure subject. What a great storyteller!

  49. Lio Prime

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  50. Jelle Zwiggelaar

    Jelle Zwiggelaar3 שעות לפני


  51. Wraith Games

    Wraith Games3 שעות לפני

    Well, I'm crying now. DFTBA, guys!

  52. Olympuz_Monz

    Olympuz_Monz3 שעות לפני

    I knew god was real

  53. Jadeni1 Marshall

    Jadeni1 Marshall3 שעות לפני

    7:24 Spikes ship from Cowboy Bebop

  54. Octa Khan

    Octa Khan3 שעות לפני

    You all did such a great job on this video. The music, voice, and animation made me cry a nice big tear. :,)

  55. lairlair2

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    Great video as usual, even if the format is unusual! I believe though that it's a misconception to think that our ancestors had it much harder than we do. Maybe death was more present to them and they had no smart phones, but it also seems like after doing the necessary hunting / gathering to sustain their life, they actually had more time for themselves than us working full time and commuting one to two hours every days. But at the end of the day, we can't know for sure and it's mostly speculation. Fascinating speculation.

  56. Johann Sebastian Mastropiero

    Johann Sebastian Mastropiero3 שעות לפני

    This made me cry. thank you

  57. bargh70

    bargh703 שעות לפני

    Who knows how many caves with old paintings have been destroyed.

  58. Anthony Isensee

    Anthony Isensee3 שעות לפני

    I've never heard John Green speak so slowly. xD

  59. Aimon Latheef

    Aimon Latheef3 שעות לפני

    That was beautiful! I had goosebumps all throughout

  60. Aexoero V

    Aexoero V3 שעות לפני

    Where is the voice? Ahh...i heard it in the end!!

  61. Majd Rida

    Majd Rida3 שעות לפני

    "If you've ever been a child..." No sir I was born an adult.

  62. Sage Oldmann

    Sage Oldmann3 שעות לפני

    Sometimes art, is just art. I stuck my hand in concrete when I was a kid. 40 years later it’s still there. Maybe in 40,000 years someone will find that and wonder who I was.

  63. L G

    L G3 שעות לפני

    yes john green!!!!

  64. Andrew Schoonover

    Andrew Schoonover3 שעות לפני

    I would die for robot.

  65. Fireblow

    Fireblow3 שעות לפני

    "How to eat the sun" really got me Thank you XD

  66. TDF_ W0rldKeY

    TDF_ W0rldKeY3 שעות לפני

    So...im schrodinger's cat ayeee

  67. Funtime_Swagbear

    Funtime_Swagbear3 שעות לפני

    *Thanos has saved this video to his to do list playlist*

  68. TheQwampa

    TheQwampa3 שעות לפני

    This was.... not that interesting.

  69. Javier Pazos Sugrañes

    Javier Pazos Sugrañes3 שעות לפני

    You should totally do The Last Question by Asimov

  70. oomegalinux

    oomegalinux3 שעות לפני

    Great video! I had seen the paintings in books before, but I had not not fully realised all the implications until now.

  71. Gold Vogel

    Gold Vogel3 שעות לפני


  72. Bob Skadoodle

    Bob Skadoodle3 שעות לפני

    It would be daft not to share what is free to make due to automation. We could all in theory spend our time pursuing our dreams without worrying about getting food on the table.

  73. Acrocanthosaurus

    Acrocanthosaurus3 שעות לפני

    The cave itself is the answer. It shelters them from cold and animals. No bigger deal to those who have experienced frostbite. Safety and warmth and full bellies created consistent joy. Higher learning is the next advancement.

  74. Joseph Evans

    Joseph Evans3 שעות לפני

    Got here before the million count

  75. Kubi Kameho

    Kubi Kameho3 שעות לפני

    Am I the only one who is more curious about the dog named "Robot" Pre World War 2?

  76. Anthony Bope

    Anthony Bope3 שעות לפני

    This is kinda deep, really interesting analysis. Loved the video! :)

  77. Anish Singh

    Anish Singh3 שעות לפני

    daamn boi, made me tear up a little

  78. GameModJr

    GameModJr3 שעות לפני

    A guy with a dog named Robot protecting a cave with art Me: Ceci n'est pas un robot.

  79. hiighrise

    hiighrise3 שעות לפני

    I can't help but think that the negative handprints may have been their form of a signature to their art, like how artists do with their paintings. Just a thought. Regardless, this was a great video, as always! 🖤

  80. Ben Aaron

    Ben Aaron3 שעות לפני

    Hank, I'll see you on Friday.

  81. ap31

    ap313 שעות לפני

    Why am I crying at 12pm

  82. Falon Ring

    Falon Ring3 שעות לפני

    Crazy how art is prolific across all human history. Like a timeless language that speaks to everyone, no matter when or where we're from.

  83. Disaster

    Disaster3 שעות לפני

    Love it now even more than before

  84. Yves Belliveau

    Yves Belliveau3 שעות לפני

    Time for VR vacations

  85. Walt

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  86. Taye

    Taye3 שעות לפני

    The Crash Course and Kurzgrsagt people coming together...what a dream team

  87. Messer Morfeo

    Messer Morfeo3 שעות לפני

    ok Kojima

  88. Cole Moustakas

    Cole Moustakas3 שעות לפני

    i thought it would be another story time but this is honestly better

  89. kate jacquay

    kate jacquay3 שעות לפני

    this made me want to watch “the croods” again

  90. Suikey Shirasu

    Suikey Shirasu3 שעות לפני

    wow. that made me enormously emotional.

  91. Sonu_Sharma

    Sonu_Sharma3 שעות לפני

    *"Mitochondria" the power house of a cell.* more like the mad scientist who creates super stuff in anime

  92. jasmineoriana

    jasmineoriana3 שעות לפני

    Really awesome video. Unbiased and pure facts, thoughtful, and thorough. Thank you :)

  93. Dimas Herlambang

    Dimas Herlambang3 שעות לפני


  94. Wisdom Pen

    Wisdom Pen3 שעות לפני

    That...was beautiful!

  95. Annie

    Annie3 שעות לפני

    I loved it, guys!

  96. bellringer

    bellringer3 שעות לפני

    "We'll be back with another video, soon." God I felt that. Take care you yourselves guys!

  97. L'Other1

    L'Other13 שעות לפני

    11:10 Conquer universe: done wha-

  98. L Yagami

    L Yagami3 שעות לפני

    Anyone noticed ad at the start🤔

  99. Epic Fox

    Epic Fox3 שעות לפני

    From the very beginning of human race, humans are somehow involved with art. Maybe art is what that made us different.

  100. unkles

    unkles3 שעות לפני

    That was badass! Keep stuff like this coming too 👌