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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    • Darius Anghelescu
      Darius Anghelescu Day ago

      Yeah....But wath If wii detonate all nuclear bombs , all of uranium on earth

    • Time to make Changes
      Time to make Changes 4 days ago

      Did you know there is a major crisis going on world wide with bird population dramatically plummeting? Maybe you should do a vid on that

    • Xilac Blue
      Xilac Blue 7 days ago +1

      Please do a new version with the russian nuke poisedon 200mgts

    • Kelly Capps
      Kelly Capps 13 days ago

      Hhithf

    • fabio sunspot
      fabio sunspot 17 days ago

      Give me my bird🐦

  • tim88435
    tim88435 10 minutes ago

    The Tzar Bomba was originally designed to be 100 mega tonnes, not the 50 that it was changed to to ‘reduce radioactivity’ due to fear
    Even if it were to be 100 mega tonnes, I don’t think it would change the result much...

    Edit: spelling

  • LordJD_ raven
    LordJD_ raven 12 minutes ago

    4:21
    *you can see spongebob house*

  • Brenda Fernandez
    Brenda Fernandez 16 minutes ago

    Bubble: UNO REVERSE CARD
    Water pressure: no u
    bubble: HAHDBSJXBSHXBSIXHSJD HEEEEPD EDUSHHFDH kswbd

  • Gaming with Pizza
    Gaming with Pizza 43 minutes ago

    50 megatons of tnt... not a nuke, the tsar bomb

  • Joey misc.
    Joey misc. 57 minutes ago

    I thought Russia had a bigger one they just didn’t use

  • Noice
    Noice Hour ago

    Florida man: *creates black hole bomb*
    “That’ll do the trick”

  • Arent Ibro
    Arent Ibro Hour ago

    how is it possible that in the depths of Mariana's trench an air bubble (1km) large will be created when the bomb explodes and nothing will happen on the surface !!! .. liquids do not compress!!!!????

  • Ctrl_ Alt_Delete
    Ctrl_ Alt_Delete 2 hours ago +1

    4:18 OH LOOK ITS SPONGEBOB
    4:20 *oh*

  • Need Coffee
    Need Coffee 2 hours ago

    (IM A BIRD MFER IM A BIRD)

  • Beaky TheNoobie
    Beaky TheNoobie 3 hours ago

    I would people need to disturb the mariana trench? Who know's, Maybe the'res ancient creatures down there that your going to extinct, And Humanity already had done enought harm to Earth.

  • Matthew Pompeo
    Matthew Pompeo 4 hours ago

    Tnt can’t explode in water stupid 🙄

  • Adam Hildebrand
    Adam Hildebrand 5 hours ago

    So basically fuck all

  • Anderson Coral
    Anderson Coral 6 hours ago

    Wow amazing Video!!!

  • Christopher Adams
    Christopher Adams 7 hours ago

    You get the world's biggest fish fry. Grab your plates and forks, everybody's gonna glow in the dark tonight.

  • the letter 56
    the letter 56 8 hours ago

    I loved the bacteriophage episode

  • ghtry5
    ghtry5 8 hours ago

    5:13
    disappointed

  • Jeremy Ronquillo
    Jeremy Ronquillo 8 hours ago

    WELL THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING HAHA

  • Brawley ‘
    Brawley ‘ 8 hours ago

    yeah lets just make the MOST DANGEROUS PLACE EVER EVEN MORE DANGEROUS.

  • Phased Spaces
    Phased Spaces 9 hours ago

    Another little nugget info that could have been added, is that for the few micro seconds that the Tsar bomba went through its detonation process, it released the equivalent energy of 2% of the output of the Sun .. Not bad for us tiny humans!?

  • Stashman
    Stashman 9 hours ago

    We won't know, unless it's done.
    Don't think it would be good though.

  • Ruphite
    Ruphite 9 hours ago

    “The strongest forces humanity can unleash are laughable compared to the forces of nature”
    Humans: *I accept your cheap provocation*

  • Joviboss Productions
    Joviboss Productions 11 hours ago

    What if we detonated every single nuclear weapon in the marina trench?

  • Fazerswag
    Fazerswag 11 hours ago +1

    Let’s not do that

  • Jali
    Jali 12 hours ago

    -_-

  • daniel k
    daniel k 12 hours ago

    I wish someone would be able to explode it

  • M Infante
    M Infante 15 hours ago

    We never were in real danger during cold war. Politicians speak tough words but crazy rich people do not want to die. So no matter how crazy, the crazy will be stopped by crazy rich people. Defcon 1 is scifi as long as crazy rich stay crazy rich.

  • Harry Inkpot
    Harry Inkpot 15 hours ago

    Jerez don't give prat Goverment ideas

  • Maged Amer Hassan
    Maged Amer Hassan 18 hours ago

    4:19 OOOOOOOO who lives in a ocean under the sea SPONGE BOB DEAD MAN

  • Mea Guintao
    Mea Guintao 19 hours ago

    Why Philipphines?

  • little spinel
    little spinel 20 hours ago

    Did anyone see the duck alien

  • Víctor Otero
    Víctor Otero 20 hours ago

    So, should we do it?

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 21 hour ago

    3:52 So in all that you're saying is don't do it and get rid of all nukes gotcha

  • leon napo
    leon napo 21 hour ago

    "A great place for our nuclear test"
    Kurzgezagt 2018 XD

  • M. Lozano
    M. Lozano 22 hours ago

    This result makes me think global warming is a lie.

  • Josh Romero
    Josh Romero 22 hours ago

    Spongebob tryna be slick @ 4:19

  • Hurricane HD!
    Hurricane HD! 22 hours ago

    4:19
    Rip spongebob
    He lived in a pineapple under the sea

  • Victoria Hamilton

    "It does basically nothing, just ... radioactive water in the Pacific ... Boats and whales in the area might have a bad time. Radioactive fallout will be diluted in the Pacific over a few days. Although the fair amount of radioactive water and salt will make it into atmosphere, where it collects and rains down again." What? Nothing?

  • MAHOWL _
    MAHOWL _ Day ago

    What happens when a nuke blows up in a nuklear power plant

  • Michael Casimer
    Michael Casimer Day ago

    I want a bird

  • Rashmi Tripathi
    Rashmi Tripathi Day ago

    Silly, insensitive, scientifically callous, no surprise, British accent!

  • George Alexander

    Sounds like it's safe then.... let's try this as a science project. YOLO

  • Nick S
    Nick S Day ago

    Stop trying to scare me like that, TheXvid lol

  • Miko - Brawl Stars

    Want a bird? Next video: *Your bird dies a horrible death in an experiment involving a thermonuclear bomb some dinosaurs and the moon*

  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Daniel Gonzalez Day ago

    Cute little submarine in marianas trench untouched by humans
    **pulls out nuke**

  • Conrad Birch
    Conrad Birch Day ago

    Meh I’ll do that

  • JOSEPH SUMPTER
    JOSEPH SUMPTER Day ago

    I wish I could buy a bird 😔

  • That Guy
    That Guy Day ago

    So this is what happens if groudon fought kyogre in the sea...

  • LOLGAMING207 // LOLGAMINGYT

    *well Kurzgesagt is threatening the country I live in*

  • Sergeant Sniper
    Sergeant Sniper Day ago

    So, you guys did a nuke in the deepest part of the ocean, and you also did every single nuke detonated at once. Now we have to answer this question:
    *Every single nuke detonated in the Marianas Trench.*

  • CURIOUS X
    CURIOUS X Day ago

    Why they test nuclear bomb .We donot need to test nuclear weapons.

  • Clark Richard Bueno
    Clark Richard Bueno 2 days ago

    And the creature will emerge..

  • Clark Richard Bueno
    Clark Richard Bueno 2 days ago

    Its like a collision of the tectonic plates.."collidingplates"

  • 3:00 AM
    3:00 AM 2 days ago

    Now do 1000 tsar bombs in the Mariana Trench

  • Wish Master
    Wish Master 2 days ago

    Love how you punish people who only use miles as our education system failed us instead of slowly phasing it out..

  • Wish Master
    Wish Master 2 days ago

    Love how you punish people who only use miles as our education system failed us instead of slowly phasing it out..

  • Wish Master
    Wish Master 2 days ago

    Love how you punish people who only use miles as our education system failed us instead of slowly phasing it out..

  • Kyle Yang
    Kyle Yang 2 days ago

    This will create Godzilla!!!

  • Raz Oudmayer
    Raz Oudmayer 2 days ago +1

    nuclear bomb in ocean does nothing! thats not true, it kills a LOT of sea life and make the area unhospitibal for any life whatsoever and only gives another example of how we dont care about our oceans by pollutuing them

  • game nation
    game nation 2 days ago

    Music everything so perfect after watching this its make my day