The Day the Dinosaurs Died - Minute by Minute

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66 million years ago, maybe on a Tuesday afternoon, life was the same as it had been the day before or a thousand years before or pretty much a million years before. Things were good for our feathered dinosaur buddies. Until a tiny, tiny detail in the sky changed.

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  • DaeAlex_


    18 napja

    i genuinely want everything off your shop i love it all!!

  • .:Camper:.



    The Chicxulub asteroid dino extinction is just a theory, it isn't confirmed. I personally don't think an asteroid did that to the dinos.

  • SlayneDaGreat



    You should make a video about declining sperm count and what it means for humanity. :)

  • Angela C. Browning

    Angela C. Browning


    Loved the vid.

  • Petty Aestheticcs

    Petty Aestheticcs



  • Kebab
    Kebab17 perccel

    Funny how I’m watching this on a Tuesday afternoon…

  • Scarlet Beans
    Scarlet Beans20 perccel

    fun fact! the dinosaurs that saw the asteroid about to hit went blind

  • Toaster
    Toaster37 perccel

    sorry that was my mom

  • Dmitri Legovickis
    Dmitri LegovickisÓrája

    I wish I wasn't already subbed to this guy So I could subscribe again


    did he just say yeeted

  • theodinson

    God just decided to recycle instead of 'God up' another Earth


    Mrbeast killed them in his vid

  • h

    I don’t think humans would be even alive if this event never happened, or we might be still living underwater

  • Szymon Krupa
    Szymon KrupaÓrája

    earth 66 million years when astroid shoot debris out of it: this is my kingdom come

  • The Happy Guy
    The Happy Guy3 órája

    for some reason this almost made me cry

  • Flame
    Flame4 órája

    just wanna say, this can happen again, and we wont survive if something like this does happen.

  • Vislav
    Vislav6 órája

    I guess we will destroy ourselves long before some meteor comes.

  • Klefthoof Robert
    Klefthoof Robert6 órája

    I've viewed a recent video with one of the best astrologists and meteor watchers we have, and he explained that an event similar to this one or meteors this big or a even a little smaller than this can be spotted, and nothing will be coming to us in the next 100 years, so no need to worry about an extinction event..... HOWEVER! he explained that a meteor that could destroy a city or a smaller country can still happen in our lifetimes (meteors up to about 1km in size, not 10km like the extinction event presented here) these meteors that are up to 1 km size cannot be spotted until it's too late :) and no, at the present time there's nothing the army or NASA can do to stop it if it hits us :).

  • Romanian Language
    Romanian Language7 órája

    Fake, the evolution abd big bang theory is fake

  • Flame


    4 órája

    evolution is real. big bang theory isnt proven to be true and no one said it was true, its just the best fitting theory we have right now.

  • najal
    najal7 órája

    the video is so good lamo

  • Ri Jo
    Ri Jo9 órája

    8:18 is honestly really sad

  • Kristen Marshall
    Kristen Marshall9 órája

    I am so sad I love dinosaurs and I learned a lot about them cause I wanted to learn a lot about them when I was little but that time I did not know they were all dead I was litterly crying

  • Azure Marsh
    Azure Marsh10 órája

    well that was terrifying and depressing :

  • Leroy
    Leroy11 órája

    “A world of paradise” me who has played ark - I don’t think so

  • Matthew
    Matthew12 órája

    5:25 Had me crying. That literally made my day😂

  • Vuvv
    Vuvv14 órája

    Why does the world look like that shouldn’t it be a Pangea and not separated

  • Richard Blazer

    Richard Blazer


    Pangaea separated during the Jurassic, while the Kpg mass extinction occurred at the end of the cretaceous, when the continents were already separated.

  • CreeperGame
    CreeperGame16 órája

    For the first time, I heard kurzgesagt say my favorite word, *YEETED*

  • Beyond Redemption
    Beyond Redemption17 órája

    You said it could drop to temperatures as low as 25 degrees Celsius - is that a mistake because that’s not cold at all?

  • kirshak
    kirshak18 órája

    imagine if they decided to make a god game with those graphics

  • ?Content Deleted?
    ?Content Deleted?18 órája

    Imagine how old the camra man is to catch this on cam

  • carl lamadrid
    carl lamadrid18 órája

    I wish they still alive imagine little tiny dinosaurs running around

  • Richard Blazer

    Richard Blazer


    They still are, birds.

  • Confused Padme
    Confused Padme18 órája

    5:25 you did not say that sir no

  • Lee Burford
    Lee Burford19 órája

    Where would we be now if they didn’t get hit by a meteor?

  • Flame


    4 órája

    we probably wouldnt. Dinosaurs would continue to rule the world, mammals just wouldnt get a chance.

  • DontReadMyName
    DontReadMyName19 órája

    Humans are creating a similar event, but it's just slowed down by alot.

  • Cam Chau Nguyen
    Cam Chau Nguyen19 órája

    If life is able to remerge from this catastrophe and these debris, I believe it can do it again after an apocalypse caused by humains.

  • Fearless Felix
    Fearless Felix21 órája

    Teşekkürler Kılınç Alt yazı için

  • Atis Mash
    Atis Mash23 órája

    So basically earth played the nether dimension for a couple of thousands of years

  • Lil Pold
    Lil PoldNapja

    Poor dions :(

  • Grassydox

    at 5:24 he says yeeted

  • Виталий Тополюк
    Виталий ТополюкNapja


  • Geovern 69
    Geovern 69Napja

    A lot of alien like creature were found what if alien was at earth 65M Years ago?

  • youknowiactafool

    What would've happened if that asteroid had hit a supervolcano back then, like of the scale and size of Yellowstone today?

  • Marcia Chandler
    Marcia ChandlerNapja

    Yo mean hell

  • Ho Lee Fook
    Ho Lee FookNapja

    Dinosaurs didnt deserve that but humanity does

  • someone123idk


    2 órája

    @Javier Venegas engrish

  • Flame


    4 órája

    humans are just doing their thing i say we let them be for now

  • Ho Lee Fook

    Ho Lee Fook


    @Javier Venegas yes

  • Javier Venegas

    Javier Venegas


    We are literaly detroing the abitats of a lot of species killing them AND our selfs, the dinosaurs we're a million years and they we're fine, we'd been on earth for 0.1% of the Time the dinosaurs we're and we are already detroing it, do you really think that we deserve it?

  • MyarmsRgone

    "A lot of the debris yeeted into space..." lmao get clapped fookin dinos

  • 이렌

    plz translate by Korean too ;(

  • 4N4RCHY


    8 órája

    But itd lose that smooth, creamy Australian accent. Imagine Korean with his voice and tone. I Wonder if it would be appealing.

  • Awper

    Kurzgesagt: "Yeeted into space" *Son, My life is complete*

  • Omg_squid

    Are there still extinct animals guts in space?

  • ꧁hindou- kun꧂
    ꧁hindou- kun꧂Napja

    I cried a bit 😐👊

  • Erdie Aquino
    Erdie AquinoNapja

    Whoever invented yeet, IS. A. GENIUS. so smart in fact! That it's now a fully fledged word that you can search in the internet! And it has its own meaning I guess?

  • April Sullivan
    April SullivanNapja

    I think this video should be called wtf this is overkill

  • Ignacio Manfredini
    Ignacio ManfrediniNapja

    I think this video has one of the most beautiful Kurzgesagt animations so far, they're amazing.

  • Tenzin Dechen
    Tenzin DechenNapja

    Listening to this for fun rather than an assignment just hits different.

  • Rafi


    20 órája

    Yup 😅

  • SkumiShu

    I'm excited for next year's calender! I bought the last one and it's been so interesting to learn new things about humanity every month

  • SuperShadowGuard

    Poor dinosaurs...

  • Django Marshall
    Django MarshallNapja


  • SlightlyDisappointingSa1ad

    5:23 The sheer sound of a narrator saying the word “Yeet” with so much professionalism is something fucking else man.

  • gaming corruption human
    gaming corruption humanNapja

    when the ground is cracking, this is how continents are made! :D

  • Richard Blazer

    Richard Blazer


    No, the continents were already split by then.

  • frst.

    what ants see when a crumb falls

  • Naveen Arunachallah
    Naveen ArunachallahNapja

    Reaching space and splitting atom doesn't matter. there should be no pride in that when we are just bunch of selfish apes who is destroying this planet while we are on our way to grow up and destroy ourselves

  • Naveen Arunachallah
    Naveen ArunachallahNapja


  • SpaceCat Gaming
    SpaceCat GamingNapja

    So basically the argument of what killed the dinosaurs everyone is either wrong or right because it was everything that killed them

  • Elijah Grant
    Elijah GrantNapja


  • LukezTheGreat

    This was so cool.

  • Patryk W
    Patryk WNapja

    They opened a nether portal

  • ?Content Deleted?

    ?Content Deleted?

    18 órája


  • SuperWintendoGamez

    God is just testing species on a 🌎 and god dosent want us to thrive that’s why there’s no perfect earth like plsnter

  • Dota 2 Video Clips
    Dota 2 Video Clips2 napja

    Now humans are destroying the Earth :(

  • Pyrojayxx
    Pyrojayxx2 napja

    no pangaea?

  • Richard Blazer

    Richard Blazer


    That split far before the kpg extinction event.

  • Demonkingdrakin
    Demonkingdrakin2 napja

    to think people are worried about global warming...if this video is correct then i dont think it could get any worse yet here we are today :)

  • Kobe Vos
    Kobe Vos2 napja

    Seeing these poor animated dinos appear and seconds later die is just sad in my opinion.

  • Артем Ярошенко
    Артем Ярошенко2 napja

    Когда будут субтитры на русском?

  • Collin
    Collin2 napja

    5:25 HE SAID YEET

  • Swifty
    Swifty2 napja

    earth when meteor hits:oh no also earth years later:anyways

  • Aditi Raulia
    Aditi Raulia2 napja

    Does anyone else feel really sad for the dinosaurs :(

  • Aditi Raulia
    Aditi Raulia2 napja

    No wonder my pet cockatiel is scared of everything. He has good reason to have fear built into his dna!

    HEROX K2 napja

    How are you doing this animination

  • TygerTroy DC
    TygerTroy DC2 napja

    Is that sauron 1:19

  • GotEm Dre
    GotEm Dre2 napja

    The previous governor electronically moor because criminal disappointingly bounce round a hulking aftershave. handy, dead zinc

  • Cheshter Cinu
    Cheshter Cinu2 napja


  • Kozhin Barznji
    Kozhin Barznji2 napja

    It will end soon without knowing the specific end time. But it ends and it’s a promise from God.

  • OHM-968692
    OHM-9686922 napja

    I could watch an hour long video with the cute dinosaur animations. I feel like a kid again... I would love to have had Kurzgesagt educational posters growing up.

  • OHM-968692
    OHM-9686922 napja

    The Indian Deccan Traps "theory", the idea proposed by Gerta Keller, is thoroughly disproved. Mainly because it goes against all evidence for ANY asteroid impact whatsoever. (The theory says that the dinosaurs died out due to volcanic activity in India. No mention of asteroids, never mind the giant crater in the Gulf of Mexico.) I can't believed you reconciled the two! It's like saying the Earth is round but also some people believe it's flat, therefore it's a dodecahedron. Ridiculous! You're doing a bad job again, Kurzgesagt! Some things just don't have a middle ground, no matter how balanced you try to be. Vaccines don't cause autism, and the Earth is spherical!... Takes me back to the Addiction video you guys did.

  • OHM-968692


    2 napja

    @yigithan.kilinc The point was that on some topics the science is pretty clear, even if you don't understand it (like in this case). Meaning there's no middle ground, no compromise between two extremes. The flat & spherical earth was just an example. Same with climate change. There's no need to host "alternative" "theories" that "aren't widely accepted".

  • yigithan.kilinc


    2 napja

    You can't compare people who think the Earth is flat and people who think dinosaurs died cuz of volcanoes instead of a meteor. We can observe Earth's spherical shape but we can't be certain how exactly dinosaurs died out. So, they included it as a theory, even though it's not widely accepted.

  • MaskaradeMinecraft
    MaskaradeMinecraft3 napja

    “The bedrock melted away” Minecraft players: *impossible*

  • Xpressdude



    What other lies have the council told me?

  • errormaster500 w

    errormaster500 w

    3 napja


  • simitha
    simitha3 napja

    In school they explained this far less.... Extreme

  • scrodie mcboogerball
    scrodie mcboogerball3 napja


  • scrodie mcboogerball
    scrodie mcboogerball3 napja

    The animals that survived are truly impossible to kill! Lmao

  • Flame


    4 órája

    cockroaches survived lol

  • scrodie mcboogerball
    scrodie mcboogerball3 napja

    Imagine this change

  • GoodPotato
    GoodPotato3 napja

    And yet the cockroaches survived

  • Lester Reyes
    Lester Reyes3 napja

    the day them boys died

  • Kisha Montesino
    Kisha Montesino3 napja


  • Tristan Thomas
    Tristan Thomas3 napja

    Wasn't the globe already a bit dire, prior to the asteroid hitting? Like during the Triassic and Jurassic mass extinction. Maybe it was because the meteor wasn't discovered until 1980, so we just focused on the surrounding environment, plants and animals of the time. Not knowing the cause of the volcanic activity until 140 years after they got their name.

  • Ace
    Ace3 napja

    What are the adresses of the people who disliked.

  • Humans R Ants

    Humans R Ants

    2 napja

    They all live in Flat land.

  • dhruv minotra
    dhruv minotra3 napja

    So the earth became like the nether biome

  • Animated-Loli
    Animated-Loli3 napja

    That’s crazyyyy

  • Spike Bs
    Spike Bs3 napja

    Wait it’s 2021 and 66 million years ago then it’s minus 65997979

  • destroy u2 MLBB
    destroy u2 MLBB3 napja

    2:16 'let's stop time" ZA WARUDO!!

  • Ellery Hui
    Ellery Hui3 napja

    the narrator actually said yeeted wow

  • Vonnyz
    Vonnyz3 napja

    My question is....what happened to the dinosaurs on the other side of the earth, and dont say "They were extinct too" because if the dinosaurs and other millions of creatures on the other side of the earth weren't effected, the cycle of the dino lives would still be going on and on and on.

  • Richard Blazer

    Richard Blazer


    The asteroid shot tons of debris into the atmosphere blocking off sunlight and creating a nuclear fallout in whic plants can no longer grow in sufficient numbers to feed large macrofauna

  • Flame


    4 órája

    @Vonnyz you're the one that seems butthurt tho

  • Squidspook



    @Vonnyz you should probably watch the video in full before asking questions

  • yigithan.kilinc


    3 napja

    @Vonnyz ?

  • Vonnyz


    3 napja

    @yigithan.kilinc you seem butt-hurt af because of what i typed lmao

  • Faith Sizemore
    Faith Sizemore3 napja

    I actually cried at the death of the dinos. They were just being all happy and then woosh, fire rains down from the sky.

  • Jayden Morales
    Jayden Morales3 napja

    I like the Art design

  • Humans R Ants

    Humans R Ants

    2 napja

    They sell calendars.

  • CinnastixChick
    CinnastixChick3 napja

    I thought I had a bad day

  • Henri Fakhouri
    Henri Fakhouri3 napja

    This is cool and all, but is it as devestating as an american gender reveal party?

  • King_of_The_North
    King_of_The_North3 napja

    Love this channel