What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

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  • Published: 22 July 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!

    This video was inspired by xkcd and a video that shall remain unnamed.
    https://what-if.xkcd.com/15/

    Sources and further reading
    http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SR-12-001-CASTLE-BRAVO.pdf
    https://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/effects/
    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/737271.pdf

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    • Bobby Rock
      Bobby Rock  2 weeks back

      +alex people its just a theoretical video. nothing about this is a negative message. its just theory

    • Deepak Rai
      Deepak Rai  4 weeks back

      The information provided is classified please remove this video 😂

    • Rudy Smith
      Rudy Smith  1 months back

      5:05 That has got to be the cutest sharknado I've ever seen!

    • Georgia does Whatever
      Georgia does Whatever  1 months back

      Try putting captions on

    • Georgia does Whatever
      Georgia does Whatever  1 months back

      Damn

  • MY ZQUAD IZ GODZILLA’z

    0:50
    Your moms vagina

    • Jamesfilms 1
      Jamesfilms 1  15 hours back

      1:55 omae wa mou shinderu

      • Mr. Frosted/LEGENDS
        Mr. Frosted/LEGENDS  22 hours back

        3:27 The Lich has returned...

        • Scott Pool
          Scott Pool  1 days back

          Why is near enough violence in this world?

          • C Rendler
            C Rendler  1 days back

            The damage done to sea creatures is not pretty much nothing.

            • Ian Meyer Marietta
              Ian Meyer Marietta  1 days back

              A perfect place for our nuclear tests!




              Edit: Sause 0:57

              • #goingPRO
                #goingPRO  1 days back

                I not paying 100 dollars just to get a bird

                • Derpy Penguin
                  Derpy Penguin  1 days back

                  4:18 poor spongebob.

                  • Im Unsatisfied
                    Im Unsatisfied  2 days back

                    0:50 Recently plastic was found in the Marianas Trench so humans have indeed started ruining that to.

                    • Quintessence of Life
                      Quintessence of Life  2 days back

                      Couldn't find the TARTUS in this one rip if someone has the time stamp I'd like to know

                      • Yusuf Bukhari
                        Yusuf Bukhari  2 days back

                        4:18 nooooooo spongebob why kurzgesagt, WHY!!!!

                        • Fil Pav
                          Fil Pav  3 days back

                          What if Olympus mons erupt?






                          Result: 5 planets destroyed

                          • Unknown name
                            Unknown name  1 days back

                            There's no lava in Mons. There's no lava anywhere on Mars. That's what they mean when they say it's a "dead planet", because there's no heat or magnetism.

                        • Zoe Alright,Cool
                          Zoe Alright,Cool  3 days back

                          .... Godzilla 0~o

                          • Yuka Granger
                            Yuka Granger  3 days back

                            again why do you give crazy people ideas like this? do you WANT humanity to end?

                            • xxx persia
                              xxx persia  3 days back

                              stop this nuke sun and sea yall trump trolls

                              • Hogwartsstudent Ravenclawsmarties

                                Rip spongebob

                                • Shane Frey
                                  Shane Frey  5 days back

                                  Nothing would happen? you guys are kidding, right? Nothing would happen to an entire plethora of ocean life. No radioactive isotopes would contaminate the ocean?

                                  • Mark Smith
                                    Mark Smith  5 days back

                                    3:27 is that green skull with one broken horn the Lich from Adventure Time?

                                    • PierreVEVO Studio
                                      PierreVEVO Studio  5 days back

                                      *FLAT EARTH SOCIETY LEFT THE CHAT*

                                      • Patroclo Books
                                        Patroclo Books  5 days back

                                        I would love to have a bird, but it will die of a Horrible, probably avoidable death

                                        • Some Guy
                                          Some Guy  5 days back

                                          Too bad I cant donate so I can get a bird

                                          • Dev.I.L
                                            Dev.I.L  5 days back

                                            Nothing will happen. Now, go and sleep.

                                            • Ajax
                                              Ajax  5 days back

                                              Nooo birbs! 😭

                                              • vijay varman
                                                vijay varman  6 days back

                                                What if a STEAM EXPLOSION occurs due to the sudden rise in temperature? is that also considered already??

                                                • Scoops22
                                                  Scoops22  6 days back

                                                  Sounds good, let’s do it.

                                                  • ThatNiBBaVevo
                                                    ThatNiBBaVevo  6 days back

                                                    I really want a bird O_O

                                                    • Hey Eaglet
                                                      Hey Eaglet  6 days back

                                                      honestly we seriously dont need more heat rn

                                                      • Naruto Uzumaki
                                                        Naruto Uzumaki  6 days back

                                                        What if we blow all the nukes on earth (15000 total) in the mariana trench

                                                        • CoolCat Garcia
                                                          CoolCat Garcia  6 days back

                                                          The bird concept is very interesting and kind of cool

                                                          • XNinja2009YT
                                                            XNinja2009YT  7 days back

                                                            Is your bird the black one?

                                                            • King Kiro
                                                              King Kiro  7 days back

                                                              The answer is




                                                              n o t h i n g .

                                                              • DodgeWatt
                                                                DodgeWatt  7 days back

                                                                birbs for days!

                                                                • STOP MOTION TV
                                                                  STOP MOTION TV  7 days back

                                                                  1:08 umm, the Tsar bomba is not the biggets nuclear bomb.Russians made another hydrogen bomb that LITTERALLY 2 times bigger.

                                                                  • Nate Grace
                                                                    Nate Grace  7 days back

                                                                    Pause 3:26, the highest up bubble is the head of the Lich from Adventure Time.

                                                                    • Rife [Team Slinger]
                                                                      Rife [Team Slinger]  7 days back

                                                                      NO KIM THEY DIDN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY DO—




                                                                      *detonates*

                                                                      • angelo toto
                                                                        angelo toto  7 days back

                                                                        Cheese man why are there birds instead of humans!?!

                                                                        • Urk-LOL Urkudi
                                                                          Urk-LOL Urkudi  1 weeks back

                                                                          I heard that at the bottom of Mariana trench is lying PLASTIC BAG!

                                                                          • Jamesfilms 1
                                                                            Jamesfilms 1  1 weeks back

                                                                            4:17 Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Oh no he's dead...

                                                                            • Creeper ninja Plays
                                                                              Creeper ninja Plays  1 weeks back

                                                                              DYeah but would the bomb might gets crush

                                                                              • Akmal Komradz
                                                                                Akmal Komradz  1 weeks back

                                                                                *some what if channels want to know your location*

                                                                                • TaylosJohnathos
                                                                                  TaylosJohnathos  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I'm hoping that they were being facetious with that 'pretty much nothing', considering that they've explained that it would exterminate an entire ecosystem and cause radioactive damage to the ocean

                                                                                  • ShrimpDick9000 1987
                                                                                    ShrimpDick9000 1987  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Redo this video, but with EVERY BOMB EVER

                                                                                    • Professor Eggplant
                                                                                      Professor Eggplant  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I heard that thousands of birds are murdered every year by wind farms.

                                                                                      • Awsomemaster Master
                                                                                        Awsomemaster Master  1 weeks back

                                                                                        When I saw where the Mariana Trench to the earth I was like bruh

                                                                                        • Kunal Gupta
                                                                                          Kunal Gupta  1 weeks back

                                                                                          The storm in downward left frame does u take that from the movie shark tornado. Lol😂😂"5:01"

                                                                                          • hot pocket
                                                                                            hot pocket  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I still have a question tho, does the octopus at 2:07 escape the bubble???

                                                                                            • Kitty Cat
                                                                                              Kitty Cat  1 weeks back

                                                                                              After the bomb, the Atlantans won't have to worry about the trench creatures!