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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    • LegitFlo
      LegitFlo  1 weeks back

      Please in German!

    • Shreerang Vaidya
      Shreerang Vaidya  2 weeks back

      Sir @alex people I think that you are right. But this is very theoretical. There are just too many factors that can change the post-scenario is some way.
      As for your children, I don't know... It isn't that bad really.


      Also did you get a birdie 🐦?

    • Randomtheories /rta await
      Randomtheories /rta await  2 weeks back

      alex people it’s just a theory and I highly doubt that the people who made this would even care so don’t even bother

    • Shreerang Vaidya
      Shreerang Vaidya  2 weeks back

      What if we detonated ALL our nuclear weapons at once, in the Mariana trench?

  • Elliot Tian
    Elliot Tian  11 hours back

    3:19 does anyone see the face

    • Rhod Auza
      Rhod Auza  13 hours back

      Gojira or Godzilla is on the lose trying to destroy Minila 4:03

      • Andrew Clarke
        Andrew Clarke  2 days back

        Me, a splatoon fan: I know!

        • Atmoz phere
          Atmoz phere  2 days back

          4:19 spongebob's pineapple house

          • oh yeh yeh mole:v
            oh yeh yeh mole:v  2 days back

            FELLOW FILIPINOS

            if that happens we will have acid rain *but we will still live cause almost everyday it rains ya* like=i agreeeee

            • John Bermejo
              John Bermejo  2 days back

              Subnautica + Fallout =

              • Agastya B Khare
                Agastya B Khare  2 days back

                Kim Jong un : cool!

                • Eli Babad
                  Eli Babad  2 days back

                  Okay now blow up all the bombs in the world in the Mariana trench, then what happens?

                  • Soundwave Superior
                    Soundwave Superior  2 days back

                    “Pristine”.. we just found a plastic bag at the bottom of the trench

                    • Blaž Režek
                      Blaž Režek  3 days back

                      1:27 Prometheus ship in the lake haha

                      • Dk Mongolia
                        Dk Mongolia  3 days back

                        An word called phillipines in one video:Exist

                        Filipinos:Prepare your guns we gonna attack this comment section

                        • CrisRos Art Art!
                          CrisRos Art Art!  3 days back

                          Did anyone notice GODZILLA appeared in the phillipines
                          ?
                          😅

                          • CoolKitten 10009
                            CoolKitten 10009  4 days back

                            It’s a nice place because it’s untouched by humans , the perfect place to test a nuke

                            • Alfa&Omega 00000
                              Alfa&Omega 00000  4 days back

                              So we would only destroy an ecosystem

                              • Teen wolf
                                Teen wolf  5 days back

                                Is it possible to place a nuclear bombs at that much heavy pressure? No chance..... It's not possible to take that bomb that much deeper.

                                • Albert Jacobson
                                  Albert Jacobson  5 days back

                                  5:02 SHARKNADO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  • faded gam3r
                                    faded gam3r  6 days back

                                    hes high key destroying riddle

                                    • Fede
                                      Fede  6 days back

                                      if tectonic plates don't touch it's not gay

                                      • KianBusagak VEVO
                                        KianBusagak VEVO  6 days back

                                        Sinong pinoy dito?😂

                                        • BanBan Arneil
                                          BanBan Arneil  6 days back

                                          Why u want to bring that rain to Philippines hahah 😇🤣🤣🤣

                                          • i like kevin halim
                                            i like kevin halim  6 days back

                                            And deep sea animal will be rare

                                            • Urged Panda
                                              Urged Panda  6 days back

                                              Who saw the pineapple

                                              • Erin Shaza
                                                Erin Shaza  6 days back

                                                I hope this won’t happen....🙌🏻.. human already destroyed nature...we don’t need to disturb the deep sea life

                                                • Gankageddon
                                                  Gankageddon  6 days back

                                                  What about that bomb the Russians made during the cold war that they never detonated because it was so big they were afraid it would crack the earth.

                                                  • Gabrial Theobald
                                                    Gabrial Theobald  7 days back

                                                    GODZILLA!!!!!!!

                                                    • DJ HIGH
                                                      DJ HIGH  1 weeks back

                                                      I hate the fact that this guy contradicts himself, it's idiotic

                                                      • Louie Cross
                                                        Louie Cross  1 weeks back

                                                        3:44 UNDERTALE SANS: YOUR GOING TO HAVE A BAD TIME
                                                        Kurzgesagt : BOATS AND WALES ARE GOING TO HAVE A BAD TIME LOL

                                                        • Vuk Todic
                                                          Vuk Todic  1 weeks back

                                                          Nah most powerfull nuke is russian poseidon 100 mt of tnt

                                                          • umutagazaa demirci
                                                            umutagazaa demirci  1 weeks back

                                                            SHARK STORM TİME

                                                            • InMySpareTime
                                                              InMySpareTime  1 weeks back

                                                              This is like the 3rd reupload.

                                                              • 蔡林翰
                                                                蔡林翰  1 weeks back

                                                                自然的力量,非常的強大,人類所能做得僅僅杯水車薪

                                                                • Ekiratomi Alone's
                                                                  Ekiratomi Alone's  1 weeks back

                                                                  Pretty much nothing, oke good

                                                                  • SpongeboyMeBob
                                                                    SpongeboyMeBob  2 weeks back

                                                                    Man, Kurzgesagt REALLY despises humanity. It's actually really funny.

                                                                    • The Philippines Gonzales

                                                                      If That Nuke Hit Metro Manila At The ABS-CBN Studio Store, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines Parts Of Manila And All Of Quezon City Would Be Population: 0 Due To That Being The Uninhabitable Zone

                                                                      • The Philippines Gonzales

                                                                        4:01 Fuck That Is Near My Hometown And National Capital Of Metro Manila Yes I'm The Philippines

                                                                        • 3 piece soda
                                                                          3 piece soda  2 weeks back

                                                                          What would happen if you dropped a Tsar bomb on the USA?

                                                                          No more terrorism! So why hasn't it been done yet?

                                                                          • Arys Targaryen
                                                                            Arys Targaryen  2 weeks back

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                                                                              This Skrub  3 days back

                                                                              Viewer : how many bird you have killed in your video
                                                                              Kurz : How many bread you have eat in your whole life

                                                                          • ACE King
                                                                            ACE King  2 weeks back

                                                                            Thats right...They did a lot of testing of nuclear bombs underwater and discovered water disperses radiation and that is why large volumns are used in Nuclear plants.
                                                                            But if you put that bomb underground a mile or two on land or over water like the offshore oil rig guys do searching for oil, well thatz a different story...Alaska 1946, Good Friday-1964 (I was there), Indonesia BoxDay-2004, Japan Tsunami 2011. Fact is stranger that fiction. See "Nuclear Tsunami-weapons of mass destruction" Stay Vigilant

                                                                            • Simon Torque
                                                                              Simon Torque  2 weeks back

                                                                              At 4:35 you said 1mt for tsar but it was 50mt

                                                                              • Shekhar Pandey
                                                                                Shekhar Pandey  2 weeks back

                                                                                The strongest forces humans can unleash are laughable compared to nature.
                                                                                Sees kurzesagt what if we detonate all nuclear bombs......

                                                                                • Hoàng Thắng Trần
                                                                                  Hoàng Thắng Trần  2 weeks back

                                                                                  still nothing the earth will be back to normal after a few hundred thousand years

                                                                              • Minh NGUYEN
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                                                                                • محمد علي عبد العظيم

                                                                                  Thank you for these information.

                                                                                  • Slaughter Them
                                                                                    Slaughter Them  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Guess you haven't heard of Russia's new underwater nuke research that. Apparently if detonated under the water will cause the largest tsunami ever. Apparently larger than the Khalifa skyscraper.

                                                                                    • Dat_CartyDude 32456
                                                                                      Dat_CartyDude 32456  2 weeks back

                                                                                      ITS SIMPLE!







                                                                                      tnt dont break blocks underwater so ur good

                                                                                      • MineWit
                                                                                        MineWit  2 weeks back

                                                                                        imagine not knowing where to bomb every bomb so you decide to bomb antarctica or the bottom of the sea and giving from the strongest to the weakest bomb on planet

                                                                                        • Joseph Stafford
                                                                                          Joseph Stafford  2 weeks back

                                                                                          "What would happen if we detonated humanities most powerful nuclear weapon at the deepest point of the ocean?"
                                                                                          Me: U have Big Boom

                                                                                          • Dirty Dan
                                                                                            Dirty Dan  2 weeks back

                                                                                            So what would happen if you detonate ALL the nuclear weapons in the world in the mariana trench? You already did one about that in the Amazone rainforest, but what if it happened at the mariana trench?