Is It Okay to Touch Mars?

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Comments • 26 572

  • Enchanting Vids
    Enchanting Vids 4 hours ago

    Delete this NOW before Elon Musk sees this.

  • Eren Jaegar
    Eren Jaegar 16 hours ago

    Theoretically, if we're sending some of the best of humanity to Mars it may unintentionally create a new sub species of what could only be accurately described as 'Super Humans'. They're decreasing the potential for weak offspring by setting the standards so high that I would be completely shocked if one of the people they sent had bad genes. What this would lead to is unknown, and won't be known for a very long time, but we may very well be creating a sort of solar rival by colonizing Mars and only allowing the best of the best to live there.

  • Reya Lang
    Reya Lang Day ago

    Imagine having a Mars Rolex. Wowwww 😲

  • TruthNerds
    TruthNerds Day ago

    I dare you to touch my Mars bar…

  • Rin
    Rin 2 days ago

    Yeah I’m the “leave mars alone” kind of person.

  • Pyrobob 5
    Pyrobob 5 2 days ago

    "How would we enforce laws on Mars?"
    Pretty simple really.
    It would probably be awhile before Martian colonists would be self sufficient. In the meantime they would be dependent on supplies from Earth.
    So if you wanted to punish them for doing something you don't like, all you'd have to do is... Nothing.

  • Meow The Hero
    Meow The Hero 2 days ago

    Whoever gets there first owns land

  • • music trash •
    • music trash • 2 days ago

    *z e r o*
    *b i L L I O N*
    *W i T h a B*

  • Tristan Morris
    Tristan Morris 2 days ago

    How arrogant that we assume that human existence will last long enough for us to do this.

  • ARetordedLlama
    ARetordedLlama 2 days ago


  • xXAn1m3L0rdXx _xXH3n741L0rdXx

    Could diseases come from spacedust

  • Emma Dietz
    Emma Dietz 3 days ago

    "You're just a really neat thing that dirt does"

  • Nicolas Davis
    Nicolas Davis 3 days ago

    There would be no point of laws become you can't do anything on Mars that you can on earth really tho

  • Liam Tahaney
    Liam Tahaney 3 days ago

    Well, did Mars say yes?

  • Arjun Kumar
    Arjun Kumar 4 days ago

    5:56 to 6:04 Then why am I still ugly after 19 years...

  • Jonathan Felix
    Jonathan Felix 4 days ago

    I touch myself every night, so that means i touch mars every night. I'm technically a astronaut.

  • I am a giraffe !
    I am a giraffe ! 4 days ago +1

    U jebo te?

  • Mason G.
    Mason G. 5 days ago

    I love this guys content, I just can't stand the choppy, halting way he speaks. I wish there was some way to toss him a xanex before the show.

  • Kidedaion Symoti
    Kidedaion Symoti 5 days ago

    No one:
    White people: I'm italian, filipino, irish and... a little martian.

  • c0smiX42 - Brawl stars

    We are probably the only one's in the galaxy to save possible martians...

  • Why Di you Do this Gatcha


  • Anthony Molina
    Anthony Molina 6 days ago +1


  • Kiwibird0502
    Kiwibird0502 6 days ago

    3:48 Rest In Peace opportunity :(

    INHUMANENATION 6 days ago

    Ima mfkn STARBOY

  • xfire runex
    xfire runex 6 days ago

    Each country gets a planet to live on and if we run out then go to the next universe

  • Officer Burgers
    Officer Burgers 6 days ago

    wow this got deeper than i thought

  • Blue
    Blue 7 days ago

    Isnt there a micro-organism that can survive more heat and all those other things like pressure and all that than humans like a lot more
    So if we send that to mars...after millions of years we have life on Mars

  • A Normal Youtuber
    A Normal Youtuber 7 days ago

    tbh mars central time is just 1 hour behind IST (indian standard time) (+5:30) mars (+4:30)

  • Ajsparx temp
    Ajsparx temp 7 days ago

    The purpose of life to the universe could possibly be to increase entropy, and accellerate the heat death of the universe, even if just by an imperceptible amount.

  • Purblock Dondoit
    Purblock Dondoit 8 days ago +4

    I really just let a dude named Michael call me dirt.

  • steve stevens
    steve stevens 8 days ago

    Too late -- there's already been a possibility of contaminating Mars, Rover!
    Might as well go....

  • Nemo
    Nemo 8 days ago

    Me, planning a rescue mission for Oppy

  • darealbukchoyboi
    darealbukchoyboi 8 days ago

    6:43 Halo 3 flashbacks

  • Ian Vonderharr
    Ian Vonderharr 8 days ago +1

    Martian Arts

  • Tim Sullivan
    Tim Sullivan 9 days ago

    Mars joins the "Me Too" movement.

  • Gordon Gekko
    Gordon Gekko 9 days ago

    Human survival is more important than some Mars bacteria. We need to colonize Mars as soon as possible because it doubles our chances of survival as a species (say, if an asteroid strikes Earth). We can be more careful about extraterrestial life if and when we colonize a third planet.

  • Ezix
    Ezix 9 days ago

    Is it ok to touch Uranus ?

  • Saulius Savelis
    Saulius Savelis 9 days ago +1

    panspermia means that chunks of biological stuff reside in cosmos that could have started the life on Earth, not that viruses or fully formed life landed on Earth

  • Saulius Savelis
    Saulius Savelis 9 days ago +1

    because they never went to the Moon

  • KriZ_tonkawagraphics YT

    *What about the flag for Earth?*

  • Kopain The doggo
    Kopain The doggo 10 days ago

    I wouldn’t be able to play fortnite with my frens if we are not on the same planet

  • Cheeses Cryst
    Cheeses Cryst 10 days ago

    If you touch my hot body I will blast you with my 17 million cocks

  • W00Zle Udyr
    W00Zle Udyr 10 days ago +2

    You cant touch mars

    You dont know where your fingers are

  • Thomas Pedersen
    Thomas Pedersen 10 days ago

    7:20 blew my fucking mind... Knew we had a lot of atoms I our bodies but that number is insane... :)

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  • Cokebottles
    Cokebottles 10 days ago

    Well if we do colonize Mars, humans will become the first known alien species. Not only because they'll have kids on Mars but because after generations of living on a planet with lower gravity, the bodies of humans will eventually change and adapt to it

    • 69 subs without any vids
      69 subs without any vids 8 days ago

      But humans on earth will be the same race as us. Do you mean if kids gets born there?

  • Pandalover 27
    Pandalover 27 10 days ago

    I gained an existential crisis. hmmmm I'm a martian. that's cool!

    ROCKETSALADZ 10 days ago

    National Geographic: " we are planing to turn mars in to a home for humans in the 2030s"
    Elon Musk: "hold my beer"

    JUNESMOON 11 days ago

    its been three years

  • Fernanda Sena
    Fernanda Sena 11 days ago +1

    Bacteria hanging out on Mars: "LIFE WAS FOUND"
    Fetus growing in mother's womb:
    "Nothing to see here guys, definitely not life."

  • Plenus
    Plenus 11 days ago

    On the last few minutes of the video, it i truly jaw dropping how many people marvel and wonder at these remarks but completely refuse God as even a possible actor in the universe.

  • Reuven B. Frank
    Reuven B. Frank 11 days ago

    BTW, there are also those who favor "geoforming" Mars to make it more hospitable for humans to live there.

  • Reuven B. Frank
    Reuven B. Frank 11 days ago

    Heinlein had a flag for Mars WAY earlier. (Stranger in Strange Land)
    It's the "male" sign. A circle with an arrow extending upwards to the right.
    The sign is in red and it's on a white background.

  • Mitsuki The Sage
    Mitsuki The Sage 11 days ago

    Mars is acutally a figit spinner

  • Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 11 days ago

    Hey, can I send you a suspected meteorite from Mars? I have to say suspected but maybe you could do something worth more than 💰. You could do tests and whatnot. Idk. The San Diego history museum did not have any use for it, as they are backlogged on display for them already. So I was told.

  • ZXE102R
    ZXE102R 11 days ago

    This part made me sad because the same can't be said for earth :/

  • Ashton Bain
    Ashton Bain 11 days ago

    Hey Michael where did you get that tie

  • So pro
    So pro 12 days ago

    Before I die all I want to know is , is their life elsewhere?

  • StrummingAnyways
    StrummingAnyways 13 days ago

    What a freaking powerful opening

  • Nautiliam
    Nautiliam 13 days ago +2

    A flag for Mars? What would be the flag of Earth?

  • Xandy Gatrello
    Xandy Gatrello 13 days ago

    400 years later: Is it ok to touch Earth?

  • GrobliasTheGreedy Bastard

    So we should do terraformars to mars like in the anime ?

  • Daniel Munoz
    Daniel Munoz 13 days ago

    Hopefully peoples don't say "If Earth is flat then Mars is flat as well"

  • Kate Rider
    Kate Rider 14 days ago

    This was so good

  • i steal think for name

    But why we want to live in mars
    We have nothing to do there !
    If I want to live in new plants I want new Galaxy !

  • Gary Brisebois
    Gary Brisebois 15 days ago

    Life is cool. Human life is the coolest. Let's go.

  • _Winter Flake_
    _Winter Flake_ 16 days ago

    2030s eh? **brings out calculator**.....


  • Smart & Sexy
    Smart & Sexy 16 days ago

    Is it okay to take a sh*t on mars?

  • B Hole
    B Hole 16 days ago

    We need to expand. Screw martian life. If anyone thinks it doesnt matter if we die off. Put your money where your mouth is. Suicide.

  • - enjoy this picture of a sexy squidward

    Can you travel at infinite speed for 10 seconds?

  • Alli Vidovich
    Alli Vidovich 18 days ago

    shameless plug

  • Mc Donalds
    Mc Donalds 18 days ago

    *W H E R E D I D Y O U G E T T H A T B O D Y*

  • Paul Brocklehurst
    Paul Brocklehurst 18 days ago

    No rocks from Mars have ever been brought back to Earth' - How can they be when they didn't originate here anyway? (Incidentally I have some Mars rock from a meteorite - remember the worm fossil fallacy headlines about Martian meteorite?)

  • Jason Liang
    Jason Liang 18 days ago

    Nice suit

  • Andrew Polson
    Andrew Polson 18 days ago

    If Americans colonies mars how would gun control work?? Would the martians shoot at them for going on the property?? Only time will tell

  • Ravi Vashatkar
    Ravi Vashatkar 19 days ago

    Well delivered ... Just perfect .. !

  • Gaming Wizzrd
    Gaming Wizzrd 19 days ago

    "Where did you get that body"
    Sainsbury's it was on sale

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  • Jurt
    Jurt 19 days ago

    hey michael where'd you get your tie?

  • Charles B.
    Charles B. 20 days ago

    Person: Hey man what time is it?
    Friend: 5:34pm
    Person: But it’s night time
    Friend: Ooo sorry must have been looking at my Mars watch

  • Ape X
    Ape X 20 days ago

    What song as outro?

  • Christopher Coursey
    Christopher Coursey 21 day ago

    I have a question... Imagining the physics of diving from heights in to water. You have to hit water are the right angle to avoid smashing hard into surface. But you can easily walk into water slowly. . . . . canthe same idea be applied to the earth's atmosphere? Where if there were a platform at near space level and you had a craft..could you slowly escape the earth's atmosphere? Or almost walk through it into space with suit on of course?

  • salad mixer
    salad mixer 21 day ago


  • Baby Smurf16
    Baby Smurf16 21 day ago +1

    *Watches whole video* I....uh....holy shit

  • Sky Scenes
    Sky Scenes 21 day ago

    In soviet russia mars touches you

  • The Backwards Bear
    The Backwards Bear 21 day ago

    The jet lag caused by going from planet to planet would be horrendous

  • Andy Tran
    Andy Tran 21 day ago

    Michael: ok, right now on earth it is about...
    Me: ok I'm expecting a long answer because of the amount of time he's looking at his watch. Maybe he's gonna say the month, day and year. Maybe even name of the day. Let's see what he says...
    Michael: 2016
    Me: ... why.. look at your watch for that?

    BEPIS 22 days ago


  • Lilllate
    Lilllate 22 days ago

    “You’re a neat thing that dirt does” may be the greatest compliment I’ve ever gotten.

  • R H
    R H 22 days ago


  • Blu Dude
    Blu Dude 22 days ago

    But who'll be the first Martian pornstar?

  • Alpha気
    Alpha気 22 days ago

    Despite how harmful us Humans can be, there is no harm in trying to better ourselves.

  • Yavor Kapitanov
    Yavor Kapitanov 23 days ago

    Life in the universe is a coincidence, like the moon rock hitting Earth is a coincidence.

  • Yavor Kapitanov
    Yavor Kapitanov 23 days ago

    I really doubt anybody will be going to Mars let alone living there. I mean Trump can't even build a wall, a simple wall.

  • creepin death
    creepin death 23 days ago +5

    America is just going to look for oil there

  • creepin death
    creepin death 23 days ago

    We would have a flat mars society

  • Staples
    Staples 23 days ago

    I just touched Mars.