This Virus Shouldn't Exist (But it Does)

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    Hidden in the microverse all around you, there is a merciless war being fought by the true rulers of this planet, microorganisms. Amoebae, protists, bacteria, archaea and fungi compete for resources and space. And then there are the strange horrors that are viruses, hunting everyone else. Not even being alive, they are the tiniest, most abundant and deadliest beings on earth, killing trillions every day. Not interested in resources, only in living things to take over. Or so we thought.
    It turns out that there are giant viruses that blur the line between life and death - and other viruses hunting them.

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Connor Nolan
Connor Nolan

"Imagine a mouse crawled down your throat and turned your guts into a mouse factory" I would rather *not* imagine that. Please stop giving us new nightmares.

Vor 11 Monate
Mockkitty Network
Mockkitty Network

Ye

Vor 10 Tage
Countess Penelope
Countess Penelope

timestamp”

Vor 16 Tage
Dare Family 5
Dare Family 5

hmmmm good old kuzgesagt

Vor Monat
Lyonell Ivander
Lyonell Ivander

@Zaburino Akashi minecraftrsss

Vor 2 Monate
blue gamer
blue gamer

i lithery said that outloud while watching the video

Vor 3 Monate
william paine
william paine

2 things: 1) Really interesting video, learned alot, 2) Please world, let scientists discover a species of elephant sized ducks that has just been hiding unnoticed among elephants.

Vor 9 Monate
sr s
sr s

@VroOm shut

Vor 9 Tage
Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

The discovery of viruses in the first place was like discovering a species of duck-sized elephants, which is much more manageable and fun. Imagine a tiny elephant playing with your cat. Adorable!

Vor 17 Tage
Cameron Bridges
Cameron Bridges

We all have a chicken duck thing waiting for us

Vor 6 Monate
ckl
ckl

There was a giant duck, though I'm not sure if it was as large as an elephant. The Demon Duck of (where else) pre-historic Australia. It could potentially swallow a small human whole.

Vor 6 Monate
Pe pi
Pe pi

Microorganisms are like kids making up bs rules on the spot. "You can't hit me, I have a force field." "Well, I have anti-force field missiles." "Well, I have a second barrier against anti-force field missiles." "Well, I hacked your barrier system." "Well, I counter-hacked your hacking system." * third kid comes along * "Well, I double super secret hacked both of your systems."

Vor 9 Monate
Vicioussnake
Vicioussnake

Literally every roblox roleplay ever

Vor 10 Tage
Rafael Evangelista
Rafael Evangelista

You just summarized this video 😂

Vor 13 Tage
Lelouch Lamperouge
Lelouch Lamperouge

"You sure outsmarted me, but i outsmarted your outsmarting" type of stuff.

Vor 24 Tage
wren
wren

@Kadentvxp “well i had a different secret house that can’t be blown up because it’s UNDERGROUND”

Vor 25 Tage
hiddenguy67
hiddenguy67

@Moodl3D I respect you

Vor Monat
Polarian Frost
Polarian Frost

So if these “Girus” things target amoebas, but seem to ignore human cells. Could they be used to treat “brain-eating amoeba” cases?

Vor 3 Monate
Alexander Wu
Alexander Wu

That was mentioned in the bacteriophage video

Vor 6 Tage
Alexander D.
Alexander D.

@Shivansh sinha (IIT bombay) In fact, phages are harmless, allergic reaction to their peptides is the only trouble they might cause. That is why they’re currently used to treat bacterial infections which are resistant to antibiotic treatment. You can buy them without recipe since there are no proven side effects or whatever. Unfortunately, some bacteria already began to develop a resistance against these phages. Though probability to catch a bacteria, which is resistant to both antibiotics and phages treatment, is extremely low. And it’s far easier to find a new strain of phage in comparison to developing a new drug.

Vor 8 Tage
Shivansh sinha (IIT bombay)
Shivansh sinha (IIT bombay)

I'm not into bio but my friend is. I asked her the same question and this is what she replied: "See, we can use them to treat that disease. In fact, we can even use phages to treat almost any disease caused by bacteria or viruses includes AIDS. But, the problem here is, viruses and bacteria undergo mutation faster than humans do. They won't attack at first but if they somehow mutated in a wrong way, they might start gaining interest towards human cells instead. They don't show interest now as almost none of them are in such a environment but this is just a possiblity and it could be that they actually help us forever. But the problem here is, your immune system is bound to ONLY let friendly bacteria to stay inside the body. If a virus like virophages or GIRUS get inside the body, they will just alert the immune system which will cause the immune cells to kill the virus. This will be of no gain, the only profit is that they might learn a way to protect them and there we go, we have a new outbreak. So, unless they find a way to prevent drastic mutations and let the immune cell think they're friend not foe we can't do that." Hope it's clear now lol.

Vor 8 Tage
Jermain 20000
Jermain 20000

@Alexander D. they use different receptors from amoeba

Vor 9 Tage
blazecobra
blazecobra

World leaders: I will build nukes and rule the world! Microorganisms: Did you just hear this guy?

Vor 10 Monate
Vicioussnake
Vicioussnake

Tardigrades: get a load of this guy

Vor 10 Tage
Villtra
Villtra

actually micro-organisms are the furthest away from ruling the world, because if you isolate them for even a short time they make a completely new species.

Vor 3 Monate
JZ's BFF
JZ's BFF

Tardigrades rule the universe!

Vor 7 Monate
Mary Mller
Mary Mller

Grazy man

Vor 9 Monate
Billy Abell
Billy Abell

Nu(clear) is represented by a movie reel symbol. Know why?

Vor 9 Monate
Jack Ball
Jack Ball

I love how the bacterial world basically says: *What doesn’t kill you is sure as hell gonna try again.*

Vor 11 Monate
Tye Artisik
Tye Artisik

Life right now

Vor 3 Tage
sgt. monke
sgt. monke

As gumball said "what doesn't kill you will Try again later"

Vor 13 Tage
ElectricAirways
ElectricAirways

That sums up microorganisms' world perfectly

Vor 4 Monate
Bentley Edwards
Bentley Edwards

Ya

Vor 5 Monate
EmmaGao8
EmmaGao8

This is my theory: Girus came from cells, still containing some of their DNA. Other smaller virus came from girus, stripping out some of its DNA.

Vor 9 Monate
Vicioussnake
Vicioussnake

Seems legit

Vor 10 Tage
Pokepoke18
Pokepoke18

Seems reasonable

Vor 3 Monate
Luis Tamayo
Luis Tamayo

Wow good theory

Vor 4 Monate
prashanth baliga
prashanth baliga

5:21 I like the fact that the girus has an IF conditional in Javascript enabled to confuse the duck in both cases if it's alive or dead.

Vor Monat
0Dineo
0Dineo

@Flaze07 lol true

Vor 5 Tage
Flaze07
Flaze07

all C styled langyage looks like this

Vor 5 Tage
0Dineo
0Dineo

It looked like c# for me

Vor 8 Tage
Fares Algahtani
Fares Algahtani

The last segment was amazing!! Imagine if we can integrate this into the human immune system (if it doesn’t do it already). Infected cells produce the anti bodies that attach the viruses that originally infected them.

Vor 6 Monate
Connor Adkins
Connor Adkins

human immune system used:Uno reverse card GIRUS: SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Vor 6 Tage
Chris Towery
Chris Towery

“Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones to create a mouse factory.” This is terrifying

Vor 8 Monate
 ShortHax
 ShortHax

Can’t believe these things evolved to affect computers

Vor 11 Monate
AcidicRain
AcidicRain

Ugh… it’s not what u think-

Vor 19 Tage
Jackson Hill
Jackson Hill

What?..................................oh no

Vor Monat
maccy ote
maccy ote

lol

Vor Monat
Duong Thu Ha
Duong Thu Ha

This is a different sort of virus ShortHax

Vor 2 Monate
Carlos S
Carlos S

LMAO

Vor 2 Monate
Duke Emuekpere
Duke Emuekpere

I want a movie about the stealthy elephant sized ducks that were hiding in plain sight.

Vor 9 Monate
Bogusz Mąkowski
Bogusz Mąkowski

To be honest, if there happened an extinction so severe that it wipes out all animals and plants, viruses would possibly evolve to become new era ecosystems. It would be easier, cause they already exist and there are more organic resources to take advantage of. 10.000.000 years would be enough for new life to emerge, being second row of simple invertibrates with their own ecosystems. It would be even more interesting if it happened to animals like insects, how would they look after filling all the nishes?

Vor 9 Monate
Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

Just one more reason why viruses *should* be considered to be "living". If it can replicate and evolve, it's alive.

Vor 17 Tage
Nipuna Gunarathne
Nipuna Gunarathne

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory" Yeah how about I don't. Kurzgesagt gets more and more morbid by the day and I'm ALL for it lol

Vor 7 Monate
Hector Caballero
Hector Caballero

@Jaime Pujol OmG how haven't I thought of this yet? There definitely MUST be a video like that and I'm gonna look for it right now

Vor 4 Monate
Jaime Pujol
Jaime Pujol

this will be a great addition to "kurzgesagt out of context"

Vor 5 Monate
Ginger-Ale
Ginger-Ale

“Imagine a mouse crawling inside you and using all your bones and muscles and organs to make a mouse factory” No, no I’d rather not. I’d rather not imagine that.

Vor 5 Monate
YetAnotherSpyMain
YetAnotherSpyMain

"Just imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and creating a mouse factory." Let's not

Vor 11 Monate
Vicioussnake
Vicioussnake

*2023 suspiciously stares and inches away*

Vor 10 Tage
Jupiter Mars
Jupiter Mars

Human stomach Chillin Mouse: it’s free real estate

Vor 9 Monate
jelen
jelen

@Gwydda fortunately, no. But a mouse factory could've shredded me in my sleep and I wouldn't know.

Vor 11 Monate
General Codsworth
General Codsworth

"Imagine being covered in flies again, now imagine those flies turning into wasps"

Vor 11 Monate
Stanimir Borov3
Stanimir Borov3

@Tajp 91 in vin diesel movie 2 fast 2 furious they make that rat mega angry with the hotness on the fat guy's belly forcing him to talk

Vor 11 Monate
Honkai Background Music
Honkai Background Music

“If it lives, I can kill it.” I mean, you’re not wrong

Vor 9 Monate
R C
R C

Im absolutely loving these science videos,as well as the space videos,keep up the great work.🖒🖒

Vor 8 Monate
roblox cu veled pro YT
roblox cu veled pro YT

After watching this video, I thought that epidemics like zombie outbreaks would happen and it's great for me because if everything goes well, we wouldn't have a way to move forward. Just think in the future that we could use these viruses and technology and fly without any tools or Even more

Vor 9 Monate
YingofDarkness
YingofDarkness

I wonder if giruses and virophages may have been responsible for life becoming as complex as it did.

Vor 5 Monate
Chef_PC
Chef_PC

Scientist 1: “It’s a virus!” Scientist 2: “But it’s giant!” Scientist 1: “GIRUS!” Scientists are terrible at naming things.

Vor 11 Monate
Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith

@COVID-19 That's how we named you

Vor 7 Monate
Cocaine Makes Me Sick!!!
Cocaine Makes Me Sick!!!

@Epic Ace Nah, Its Not Rude . its Just Shut Up Fam.

Vor 11 Monate
Тимур Валеев
Тимур Валеев

Чем больше узнаю - тем меньше знаю. Жаль, что нельзя так просто вывести изучение гирусов и вирофагов на государственный уровень. Впрочем, так можно много о чем сказать.

Vor 9 Monate
Alex Parpotta
Alex Parpotta

кресло время пластик и лампа случайный вытеснить муку ковер вилка сорняков земля путешествие визуальный арахис.

Vor 6 Monate
Alex Parpotta
Alex Parpotta

Когда как мяч супер цвет обезьяна молоко доллар Санта кружка пальто стена прогулка окно.

Vor 6 Monate
Buket Levkoev
Buket Levkoev

Во всех областях пробелы, все постепенно заполняются. Лучше просто способствовать образованию и ризвитию науки в целом... У нас в РФ с наукой давно проблемы к сожалению, хотя много чего осталось

Vor 8 Monate
Ганжигүүр Ганхуяг
Ганжигүүр Ганхуяг

- "... viruses are nothing but a hull a tiny bit of genetic material and a few proteins... no will or ambition." Definitely talking about me. - "They float around aimlessly and hope to stumble upon a victim to infect and take over" Yep, that's how I met with my wife.

Vor 2 Monate
Simon Johansen
Simon Johansen

Had no idea what giruses were let alone what massive influence they might have had on the evolution of life on this planet until I watched this video, thanks for teaching so much I didn't know until now Kurzgesagt!

Vor 2 Monate
pikel boi
pikel boi

When I noticed how much work is put in these videos to teach people I am now watching all of them to very slightly help with funding for more videos. Plus, I get to learn so much!

Vor 9 Monate
Shreyas Singh
Shreyas Singh

"No metabolism, no way to propel themselves, no will or ambition." We still talking about viruses, right?

Vor 11 Monate
fxshy
fxshy

me rn

Vor 9 Monate
Zer0 Bankoe
Zer0 Bankoe

Sounds like the modern woman

Vor 9 Monate
j
j

@Paxon57 emo

Vor 10 Monate
A YouTube Commenter
A YouTube Commenter

Walmart people

Vor 11 Monate
Scienzz Z
Scienzz Z

The reason that they are so succesful is that there are so many of them

Vor 11 Monate
l_ie
l_ie

That mouse analogy thing was the most terrifying thing I’ve seen in a while.

Vor 9 Monate
Dominic Bloschichak
Dominic Bloschichak

Great work on this video! I'm surprised you all were able to create a video that explains this subject so well and cohesive.

Vor 3 Monate
DeclinedMouse
DeclinedMouse

Kurzgesagt: This Virus Shouldn't Exist Me: I know, and I am stuck at home watching your videos because of that virus!

Vor 9 Monate
Max Oakland
Max Oakland

9:00 This is freaking AMAZING. Also all of this stuff about viruses hunting viruses and DNA is like learning about a bizarre arms race among alien species. And they all exist here on earth, unseen to our eyes but affecting our genes

Vor 3 Monate
That one Guy
That one Guy

“Imagine a mouse running into your mouth and using your guts and bones to make a mouse factory.” No, no I don’t think I will.

Vor 11 Monate
G. Hammond
G. Hammond

@That one Guy Ugh. What did or didn't get stolen? A perfectly natural reaction to body horror? The number of likes on said reaction? Or the idea of mice entering the body and hijacking it? Something else? Everything gets copied imperfectly from everything else.

Vor 2 Monate
That one Guy
That one Guy

Just noticed someone was saying I stole this, I didn’t I just thought of it. It’s common for people to have the same ideas, it’s like that im-pasta joke.

Vor 2 Monate
SCP628
SCP628

I hate when that happens must be Thursday

Vor 2 Monate
That one Guy
That one Guy

When did this get 1.6k likes? That doesn’t seem right

Vor 2 Monate
G. Hammond
G. Hammond

Better yet, watch Doctor Who, Series 4, Episode 1 (Partners in Crime) featuring The Adipose.

Vor 2 Monate
Skepion
Skepion

I'm healthily addicted to this channel . Easily one of the best channels on youtube

Vor 6 Monate
Damián Lemiña
Damián Lemiña

So StarCraft foresaw the girus with the Zergs? Loved the programming reference, and the existence of this is horrifying yet fascinating.

Vor 9 Monate
flamespear86
flamespear86

This channel never ceases to amaze me. I can't upvote it enough.

Vor 8 Monate
Rock girl
Rock girl

These animations... They're just too smooth and cool, I wonder how you make em and it must've taken days to make a single animation. Love the content keep it up! 👍👍

Vor 10 Monate
KiXSTAr
KiXSTAr

"Imagine a mouse..." No, I don't think I will.

Vor 11 Monate
ShihammeDarc
ShihammeDarc

It feels so morbid replying to a person no longer with us

Vor 4 Monate
ShihammeDarc
ShihammeDarc

RIP Legend

Vor 4 Monate
Gab Rierz
Gab Rierz

@RigCentral bro chill. u commenting on a 2 months old answer. I mean bruh.

Vor 9 Monate
Gab Rierz
Gab Rierz

@melody love u

Vor 9 Monate
El Mehdi Saoud
El Mehdi Saoud

Hats down for the effort, the animation and the research done to make this vid

Vor 9 Monate
Adam
Adam

It's very informative that organisms have assimilated virophages into their immune systems. The immune system really is the most complex and formidable system in existence!

Vor 2 Monate
Board2Death
Board2Death

What’s really sad is that we recognize this guy for his voice, his iconic voice. But the real guy who did the reaserching, the real Kurtzgezat doesn’t get any credit.

Vor 8 Monate
Dale Trudell
Dale Trudell

I don't know but a mouse climbing inside me using my biomass to make more mice is absolutely terrifying. What are we going to call these flood mice?

Vor 8 Monate
Leyla Derben
Leyla Derben

I hope the animators are paid well for the absolute HIGH ART they're making this channel. Like seriously, this video was gorgeous

Vor 11 Monate
Icylapras24
Icylapras24

@Kakashi Kamui when was that ever said?

Vor 7 Monate
koen522
koen522

They have 16 milion views, dont worry about it

Vor 7 Monate
Blazex0106
Blazex0106

Yes sey

Vor 7 Monate
Step Ver
Step Ver

they made a video, on how they animate

Vor 7 Monate
Michael Eng
Michael Eng

You guys are crazy not to make your own video game out of this. If it does not already exist.

Vor 9 Monate
Elsword Rena
Elsword Rena

Now hear me out, What if the Girus is a different lifeforms way of genetically engineering the life on earth to be useful to them, and virophages are another one trying to see how humans will grow.

Vor 6 Monate
PlanePlains
PlanePlains

the animation at 5:20 of the virus turning is just smooth

Vor 5 Monate
Caleb Frost
Caleb Frost

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your body to build a mouse factory" No, I don't think I will.

Vor 5 Monate
True Story
True Story

Before - What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! Now - What doesn't kill you, only mutates and tries to kill you again

Vor 11 Monate
Falk Salk
Falk Salk

@Sterling Archer* yes

Vor 5 Monate
Burn Angel
Burn Angel

@Semeador de Discórdia I... I don't think you understand what mutation means. We're not talking about being exposed to radiation or something like that.

Vor 11 Monate
Semeador de Discórdia
Semeador de Discórdia

@Ricardo *Venom*

Vor 11 Monate
Semeador de Discórdia
Semeador de Discórdia

@Phùng Nguyên Mutation is bad. It gives you alot of psychological and physical pain

Vor 11 Monate
Anonymous Person
Anonymous Person

@Jan Race again, look up "law of declining virulence". It states that viruses become less deadly over time. What you're seeing out there with younger kids dying and such recently is likely a result of the practices we do that may actually not be good for our immune systems (take the school food menu for example).

Vor 11 Monate
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim

Are viruses alive? I remember reading something for school that said that it was debated by scientists whether or not they were alive

Vor 8 Monate
www.DracosHempEmporium.com
www.DracosHempEmporium.com

Best description of this subject I've ever conceived of, great job mate.

Vor 6 Monate
Max Anklowitz
Max Anklowitz

I love how this video can be summed up as “life, uh, finds a way”

Vor 5 Monate
Larry Simonson
Larry Simonson

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory." ...I will not thank you.

Vor 6 Monate
Elixir
Elixir

I can just imagine how much effort they have put in this video. Hats off one of the greatest animation learning channel.

Vor 11 Monate
Just a dude
Just a dude

@Sr Jr neverrrrrrrrr

Vor 11 Monate
Just a dude
Just a dude

yep

Vor 11 Monate
Neltins
Neltins

But can you imagine a mouse crawling inside your mouth? I can, but don't want to lol

Vor 11 Monate
MClover10
MClover10

I see you're new to the channel welcome

Vor 11 Monate
:/
:/

@Justo Hird😐

Vor 11 Monate
Tuachi Xiong
Tuachi Xiong

It honestly sounds like the plot of some Sci-Fy movie/story. Its like Life wanted to be its own thing, so Nature gave it the ability to life. But at the same time, the Universe wanted everything to be the same, so it made viruses to make everything return to being very dead. At least, that's my take on viruses and cells. EDIT: Found this channel back in 2012, and have kept up with it since. I love your videos, and they never fail to make me want more. I love what yall do.

Vor 5 Monate
HaloInverse
HaloInverse

Kurzgesagt: "Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth, and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory." Comments: "I'd rather not, and/or I don't think I will, thanks." Kurzgesagt, probably: "It's unfortunate that you feel that way, but your willingness to comply is entirely optional and essentially irrelevant."

Vor 5 Monate
RaiderWasTaken
RaiderWasTaken

Me: Sees a Virus that KILLS VIRUSES Me: *immediately thinks: let's use it to cure!*

Vor 4 Monate
Joshua Eyre
Joshua Eyre

Imagine if viruses could evolve into animal size creatures that could think and have a conscious

Vor 8 Monate
Twinky
Twinky

I just want to say that I greatly appreciate what you guys at Kurzgesagt do. I watched your video on bacteriophages and it inspired me to study biology and made me realize I was interested in disease pathology. Because of that video, Im in uni studying microbiology. So in a way, you guys gave me direction in my life

Vor 10 Monate
Jonathan Bates
Jonathan Bates

Man, That is awesome!!!! I’m a good bit older than you but I had a similar experience. In a world before internet was widespread I came across a article in a newspaper that talked about this guy who had single-handedly created a instant type of “Information Superhighway”. It was a way we could instantly get ANY piece of information we needed basically out of thin air. Because of him I too was inspired to lay down my newspaper and study this great breakthrough science called the”World Wide Web”. Here we are 30 years later and I have several degrees in Information Security and a doctorate in Information Technology. This man was the writer of my entire life story I guess you could say, even though his wife once tried to limit the availability of my favorite genre of music…. She is responsible for the lil labels on music covers “Parental Guidance Strongly Suggested”, but I don’t hold that against him. Just think, If it wasn’t for a man named Al Gore, I would probably be working in microbiology; studying viruses, and all the brightest minds like you would forever be stuck in a endless loop of fast food careers and dead end jobs. Yes Sir, Al Gore’s invention has touched us all in some tiny way I guess…

Vor 6 Tage
The Powerhouse of the cell
The Powerhouse of the cell

I was already a pharmacist and that bacteriophage video inspired me to review this topic and prepare a research proposal about it. Now I am doing my PhD in chemical genomics and synthetic biology.

Vor Monat
E-Hawk
E-Hawk

Damn

Vor 2 Monate
Max Oakland
Max Oakland

Wow! That’s a huge deal

Vor 3 Monate
asailijhijr
asailijhijr

Good thing you didn't see their earlier video about the advantages of procrastination. Or next year's series: the evolutionary benefits of authoritarian hedonism.

Vor 4 Monate
starchiild622
starchiild622

thank you kurzgesagt! we're doing a unit on living things in science this year and i'm positive this will be useful :D

Vor 10 Monate
Nat Tompkins
Nat Tompkins

Guys what If the reason we keep discovering things that are completely opposite to what we thought we knew on the micro scale is because by the time it takes for us to check again the microbe has evolved

Vor 6 Monate
ckl
ckl

Firstly, for a long time I just figured that viruses either started as spores (the flat-pack compacted version of a cell used either for extreme survival or as a "seed") that started finding the "ideal" environment to reconstitute in was another cell. Or, possibly a means of quasi-sexual reproduction between microbes, a way to share genes that went way too far. With watching this video I'm thinking it's also possible that they started as nuclei that shed their cell and gained the ability to infiltrate others (the parasite theory). And yes, there are so many virus lineages that it is likely that all of the above could be true. Is it known if any viruses exist that infect mitochondria or other pre-cellular structures that have their own DNA? That would be interesting to find, and if they ignore the rest of the cell while affecting just their target organelle. And secondly. Fun fact, there was a giant duck, though I'm not sure if it was as large as an elephant. The Demon Duck of (where else) pre-historic Australia.

Vor 6 Monate
The Mushroom Inside
The Mushroom Inside

When you look at sexual reproduction as a whole and how gametes work, they are surprisingly similar to how viral infection works except instead of a nonliving protein capsid its a small cell with a dense DNA package, both need to enter a larger cell and both are able to combine their genetic material with its host. Gametes themselves are strange as they are haploid with only 50% of its require genetic material, being incomplete to function as it currently is unless paried with its corresponding half. Viruses are also "incomplete" in this way though with far less gentic material, which makes you wonder which exactly came first, Viruses due to being "simpler" and more reliant on parasitism that became more complex or gametic-like incomplete cells which over time became simpler due to losing those complex traits over time, perhaps it was convergent and both scenarios came into existence separately yet share the same methods. Biology is fascinating beyond imagination, it is a mysterious aspect of the universe that seemingly goes against it, refusing to succumb to a lower state of energy via entropy, by maintaining "order" in an otherwise chaotic, unliving existence.

Vor 6 Monate
Alpaca Wizard
Alpaca Wizard

Schools need to implement stuff like this, learning needs to be fun for motivation moves mountains.

Vor 7 Monate
TheRealPotPol
TheRealPotPol

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and Bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory" No I'm not going to imagine that

Vor 11 Monate
Harunor Hira
Harunor Hira

@Shrijan Maram 5

Vor 11 Monate
Harunor Hira
Harunor Hira

@Undead_666 to

Vor 11 Monate
Harunor Hira
Harunor Hira

@4UDIOTAPE the

Vor 11 Monate
Harunor Hira
Harunor Hira

@Marlon Thomas (

Vor 11 Monate
King Aegon
King Aegon

Imagine someone not commenting on this one sentence of the video

Vor 11 Monate
Andrew Moulton
Andrew Moulton

This channel might be the biggest W on YouTube. The animations make these topics easy to understand and also interesting

Vor 9 Monate
MrMaison
MrMaison

My question is, at what point does the basic building blocks of the universe in the periodic table assemble into complex forms? I'm betting there's a spectrum from light to matter and even the Earth can be considered a living organism just as the whole universe.

Vor 9 Monate
mcneeson
mcneeson

Viruses were like spears and immune system were shields. Introducing Giruses, virophages, and protists that use virophages to defend against giruses was like introducing machine guns, tear gas, and spy ops.

Vor 7 Monate
Hepatitis F
Hepatitis F

Starlow being in the scenes with the chalkboard put a huge smile on my face, glad to see people haven’t forgotten about the Mario and Luigi games

Vor 5 Monate
Alex Bosse
Alex Bosse

"Sputnik is hunting Mamavirus which is hunting Acanthamoeba." Microscopic Qui-gon Jinn: "Theres always a...smaller fish?"

Vor 11 Monate
Mr. Santini ADHD
Mr. Santini ADHD

@Talloran Yes, I Know

Vor 11 Monate
Hemant Kejriwal
Hemant Kejriwal

@Martin Turon Actually the word had been derived from mitochondria itself

Vor 11 Monate
Will Parry
Will Parry

@Troll Rat lol

Vor 11 Monate
Troll Rat
Troll Rat

Mamavirus sounds like something I should start calling my mom

Vor 11 Monate
Will Parry
Will Parry

@DONT WATCH MY VIDEO ...cut that spam out

Vor 11 Monate
line
line

Brilliant video! And Brilliant is being brilliant too. It has really awaken my curiosity on subjects I earlier disliked studying, because of the way these subjects are taught at school. Thank you Kurzgesagt for recommending Brilliant, it changed my life in a good way.

Vor 7 Monate
Zak Gour
Zak Gour

this must take them loads of time to animate and research I'm definitely buying something from their website thank you for the loads of info you give lv you all

Vor 9 Monate
The_3rd_Wing
The_3rd_Wing

Those Adventure Time inspired opening credits are warming my heart with every video I watch

Vor 8 Monate
Rina-😀
Rina-😀

Wow- I dont know viruses and bacteria can be so much stuff happening 😭

Vor 2 Monate
bgdddyweave77
bgdddyweave77

Kurzgesagt: “Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory.” Me: “No… I don’t think I will.”

Vor 11 Monate
ass fucker the joint pounder
ass fucker the joint pounder

@Ryanor if an argument workout started how could it have ever been a good thing

Vor 10 Monate
ass fucker the joint pounder
ass fucker the joint pounder

@Ryanor I am not going to argue

Vor 10 Monate
Digital dr. prof. dçr. Hasan
Digital dr. prof. dçr.  Hasan

Owowow Definitely

Vor 11 Monate
Content Deleted
Content Deleted

@koi fish no....just..no

Vor 11 Monate
GabriTell
GabriTell

This kind of animation is just wonderful... 💟

Vor 7 Monate
RamenSploosh
RamenSploosh

this is the most unhinged video by this channel yet, i love it. ther analogies are fantastic

Vor 8 Monate
Slylis Pro
Slylis Pro

Man, the animators have seriously been working overtime.

Vor 2 Monate
William Walters
William Walters

I wonder how these girus's would respond to ant man if the technology was possible. It would be interesting to see the micro verse as they put it.

Vor 10 Tage
Scenic Fights
Scenic Fights

Every time I watch a Kurzgesagt video, I feel like I learned so much only to forget everything a few minutes after.

Vor 11 Monate
Tormentor
Tormentor

because this is a simple entertaiment to fill your attention span for a while. not a real educational value.

Vor 5 Monate
Mrs. Cecily Robbins
Mrs. Cecily Robbins

Yup

Vor 6 Monate
Ballerz
Ballerz

So true

Vor 6 Monate
misen
misen

vsauce moment

Vor 6 Monate
SoulSurge
SoulSurge

I just end up getting hungry after every video

Vor 6 Monate
Xeralt Smine
Xeralt Smine

They are either machines or they are the most effective predators, which means to have converged to such a simple state of effectiveness, they must have had much time.

Vor 5 Monate
Villtra
Villtra

once again this reminds us that there are ALWAYS exceptions to everything, anything from a black hole to atoms, probably even the very fabric of space.

Vor 3 Monate
technologicalMayhem
technologicalMayhem

In German we have the saying "Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel", which means as much as that exceptions validate there being a rule in the first place. I think it's quite fitting.

Vor 3 Monate
sarahc00kies
sarahc00kies

Every time I watch a vid mentioning there’s an issue in defining, I’m immediately thinking : but why can’t they see that the limit is our langage not our knowledge upon the matter. Living is already to wide. Those creatures a fundamental elements to the base of living. Not just living. U see?

Vor 9 Monate
v3dax
v3dax

“Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones to create a mouse factory.” Dude...why?

Vor 8 Monate
Homem Ovelha
Homem Ovelha

Basicaly: all other living beings: my goal is to make sure my species survives. Viruses: my goal is to make sure no species survive

Vor 8 Monate
Guillermo El Nino
Guillermo El Nino

like every entity its main goal is to survive. a virus is no different.

Vor 7 Monate
ayoBrad
ayoBrad

This changes the entire concept of reality .....btw it feels like a movie, the sounds,the edits and yknow I recommend to see these vids in a dark room to get a theatre feel

Vor 6 Monate
ayoBrad
ayoBrad

This changes the entire concept of reality .....btw it feels like a movie, the sounds,the edits and yknow I recommend to see these vids in a dark room to get a theatre feel

Vor 6 Monate
Jasen Da Beast
Jasen Da Beast

“Giruses may alter the DNA of their hosts.” Pretty sure you just described the Progenitor Virus…

Vor 9 Monate
RxzorBlxde
RxzorBlxde

I should be disgusted or scared but the first orange girus sorta looks like a chicken nugget which makes me feel a lot better

Vor 11 Monate
prashanth baliga
prashanth baliga

It looks like a killer octopus swallowing a laddoo

Vor Monat
Như Hiền Võ Thị
Như Hiền Võ Thị

Mmmm yummy!

Vor Monat
Izabella Fulop
Izabella Fulop

Girus nugget

Vor 2 Monate
hnbhgfretghjhgfrghjm jubhibhbjnm
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Brooo It does

Vor 3 Monate
Nich Kin
Nich Kin

Why you scared man?

Vor 4 Monate
Uhrwerk Klockwerx
Uhrwerk Klockwerx

8:10 "Let me see what you have" "A knife!" You thought you could slip that in without anyone noticing huh

Vor 4 Monate
Peremious Flameheart
Peremious Flameheart

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth, and using your guts n' bones and fat tissue to make a mouse factory." Welp, I'm not sleeping tonight.

Vor 6 Monate
MrBang G
MrBang G

"imagine a mouse crawling in to your mouth and makes a mouse factory using your bones and fat tissue" the most weirdest and disgusting explanation but understandable in human history (maybe)

Vor 6 Monate
Mixed Feelings about Turning 18 soon
Mixed Feelings about Turning 18 soon

Imgine a click mouse organic lights dancing when the drums play on their own right after that

Vor 6 Monate
The One You Fear
The One You Fear

We are Virus Makers and makers of all the things. We are one thing... Our minds make these things and are these things. We just witness a person and enter them, as viruses, and they sense it and their minds create the antivirus virus and interact with the other being. And it is amazing what can be done with this knowledge. As there is a guiding mind in this life.

Vor 8 Monate
Trionsky
Trionsky

Kurzgesagt: “Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory” Me watching at 3AM: “Thx i didn’t need sleep anyways”

Vor 11 Monate
DatBoiPercy
DatBoiPercy

@Krishna V no problem man.

Vor 11 Monate
Footlover
Footlover

@Luka116 But my brain: OH THANKS I WILL NOW KEEP THAT IN THE BEST PART OF MYSELF, THE PART WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS REMEMBER IT!

Vor 11 Monate
Mubashar Inayat
Mubashar Inayat

That actually very horrifying.

Vor 11 Monate
joshiyamamoto
joshiyamamoto

"No I will not imagine that thank you."

Vor 11 Monate
Krishna V
Krishna V

@DatBoiPercy what. The. Absolute. Fu**.

Vor 11 Monate
James Endicott
James Endicott

I love how detailed your videos are thx for the awesome content

Vor 12 Tage
Elliander Eldridge
Elliander Eldridge

My thinking has long been that a virus is approach to life form. More alive than a rock, but less alive than a cell. My hypothesis is that viral forms represent a link between the primordial soup and life capable of reproduction. The fact of the matter is that a viral DNA is also critically important to quite a few species including all mammals. Case in point, the placenta is the result of retroviral DNA that has integrated itself into the Genome of the ancestor of all mammals and then it's descendants learned how to control its genes to its own ends.

Vor 5 Monate
Jason Cyrus
Jason Cyrus

Thought bioweapons only affected living things but it makes sense that even computers are made of the same material that we are and therefore bioviruses effect computers.

Vor 2 Monate
Channon Thorderson
Channon Thorderson

could mitochondria have been giruses before integrating into what became animal cells?

Vor 7 Monate
Navneet Krishnan
Navneet Krishnan

"Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth while you're asleep, and turning your guts into a mouse factory. " I'd really rather not, thanks.

Vor 11 Monate
SlayyKurikoMimic
SlayyKurikoMimic

Slay Ig-

Vor 2 Tage
Proz71 Ful
Proz71 Ful

That’s why my cat is always staring at me when I open my eyes

Vor 3 Tage
Tye Artisik
Tye Artisik

🤣

Vor 3 Tage
Countess Penelope
Countess Penelope

timestamp?

Vor 16 Tage
Bogdi
Bogdi

Yes. I WAS EATING

Vor 2 Monate
Leaf26
Leaf26

If something "shouldn't exist" according to current models, usually scientists would rush to review and disprove/adjust/replace those models to improve accuracy or precision.

Vor 7 Monate
ZxroBlox
ZxroBlox

Im fairly new to all of this sciene stuff and in wandering what covid 19 would be like if that was a girus (Giant virus) what would it be like? ( This may be a really dumb question but im very qurious)

Vor 7 Monate
Nightclaw
Nightclaw

Really opens my eyes to what’s in our world and in my body.

Vor 9 Monate
Tijn 023
Tijn 023

If it is basically as complex as a bacterium, what seperates them?

Vor 8 Monate
Dr Bright
Dr Bright

“Imagine a mouse crawling into your mouth, and using your guts and bones and fat tissue to build a mouse factory” That wouldn’t be out of place as a circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno.

Vor 11 Monate
Will Parry
Will Parry

@Greet Wildret it was definitely rats.

Vor 11 Monate
Will Parry
Will Parry

@Frost it's very similar to a real torture/execution method.

Vor 11 Monate
The Sentinel
The Sentinel

@Levi Onrejas At least the Brotherhood is here. We should be able to hold em for oh..... 10 minutes.

Vor 11 Monate
Kucing Tepi Jalan
Kucing Tepi Jalan

Dr, i love your chainsaws

Vor 11 Monate
Levi Onrejas
Levi Onrejas

not this again..

Vor 11 Monate

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