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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  • Take away from the apocalyptic nature of the video, the dinosaurs look really damn cute

    FlorkFlorkΠριν 4 ώρες
  • so basically, everything was good until it wasn’t

    Late ReviewsLate ReviewsΠριν 5 ώρες
  • omg seeing the cute dinosaurs die has me shook

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  • Everyone: "yeeted to space" Captions: "heated"

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    Toby GeorgeToby GeorgeΠριν 12 ώρες
  • My profile pic is the reaction of dinosaurs to the big rock in the sky.

    Hecc Da NeccHecc Da NeccΠριν 13 ώρες
  • nooooooooo

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  • Growing up i always heard that Dinosaurs died 65 million years ago. Now I’m hearing its 66 million years from other sources. When did that happen? And how do we know?

    Noel LopezNoel LopezΠριν 20 ώρες
    • It's been one million years since you were born. :)

      StevetimesStevetimesΠριν 10 ώρες
  • 'nobody would sleep through this day' the dinosaur at 5:07 :

    Mòōón🌙Mòōón🌙Πριν 22 ώρες
  • The "yeet" is at around 5:26

    Noel Jr dela CuestaNoel Jr dela CuestaΠριν ημέρα
  • 1:37 the birds in dino costumes are excellent and super cute at the same time!❤💙

    Arunava BalArunava BalΠριν ημέρα
  • Dino roid

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    Arunava BalArunava BalΠριν ημέρα
  • I just thought dinosaurs went to hide 500k feet below underwater

    William BennerWilliam BennerΠριν ημέρα
  • am i the only one who cried??

    Liliāna FricfeldeLiliāna FricfeldeΠριν ημέρα
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    M1lesDoesStuffM1lesDoesStuffΠριν ημέρα
  • The end was so emotional :-/

    GaryGaryΠριν ημέρα
  • Why didn’t we call it dino killing asteroid ?

    David SingletonDavid SingletonΠριν ημέρα
  • "Earth was a pleasant place for millions of years" *"until it wasn't"*

    gustavo godoygustavo godoyΠριν ημέρα
  • Wat if they didnt die would we not exist or would they have evolved or something

    chilidemonchilidemonΠριν ημέρα
  • 5:24 yeet

    Cole AdamsCole AdamsΠριν ημέρα
  • So you're telling me there were no humans when this went down

    Saruto UzamakiSaruto UzamakiΠριν ημέρα
    • Luckily not. We'd all likely have died lol

      Aorta VinAorta VinΠριν ημέρα
  • Still doesnt explain why all bad things including Alien attacks happen in the americas. - what if we mammals are the aliens that came with the asteroid :D

    Anush AntonyAnush AntonyΠριν ημέρα
  • The interesting thing is how tremendously unlikely the collision was. If the asteroid starts wandering a little bit sooner or later, it drops into the Sun or comes to orbit Earth as a second Phobos-sized moon. If it had hit in a slightly different place (like other asteroids have over time), the immediate area is still disintegrated, and things are unpleasant for the rest of the world for a bit, but it's nowhere near an existential disaster. Something else worth noting is that just because a species survived the disaster doesn't mean that MANY of them survived. Species whose descendants now cover the world and number in the billions might owe their existence to a few dozen lucky survivors huddling in a cave, valley or the bottom of a lake. There's no particular reason why small mammals survived but small non-bird dinosaurs in the same niches and environments didn't, other than "luck".

    Paul GibbonPaul GibbonΠριν ημέρα
    • We're both super lucky to exist, and super unlucky that this happened at all lol

      Aorta VinAorta VinΠριν ημέρα
  • bruh i thought dinos died cuz of people

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    • I'd love to see that.

      Aorta VinAorta VinΠριν ημέρα
  • Am I the only one who can't get use to the idea of dinosaurs having feathers?

    SongWriterSaturdaysSongWriterSaturdaysΠριν 2 ημέρες
    • No. I've been taught all my life that dinosaurs have scales, and apparently that's not right anymore.

      StevetimesStevetimesΠριν 10 ώρες
  • Earth: Has beautiful life and ecosystems Chicxulub: *I'm about to ruin this man's whole career.*

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  • The astriod: today ya'll ganna die

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  • This birthed Titanoboa... Video?

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  • And here we are destroying again the planet with our on hands, yeeted once more.

    Dairy DoseDairy DoseΠριν 2 ημέρες
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  • anyone else not be able to get through whole vid? awful to think about

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  • I think this is before God remade earth or something I dunno.

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    • 4:19 The dinosaur is gonna fall! OH, well that's gonna leave a mark

      Adrianne MarcosAdrianne MarcosΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • As soon as I heard him say 'yeeted', I came straight down to the comments. I wasn't disappointed.

    Callum ConnerCallum ConnerΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Must have been a Monday!

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  • RIP to all the dinosaurs who died for us

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    DankyDoodly DudeDankyDoodly DudeΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Creatures of Sonaria when the new natural disaster updates come:

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    Jochen van OschJochen van OschΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Dinosaur

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    • Green dino

      General KlumpGeneral KlumpΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Imagine all the fossils in the ocean we haven’t found

    XenXenΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Bro dont worry its just galactus heading to the fortnite island

    Vejas WindVejas WindΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • plot twist: the dinosaurs just invented the worst bomb known which destroyed any evidence of this actually smart species

    WolfButNoWolfButNoΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Speciescide lmao

    8 koi8 koiΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • how does this extinction event impact our world now? as in if the meteor didnt hit

    diego de leondiego de leonΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • Human's wouldn't exist

      Dante FioreDante FioreΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 1:43 "it dipped into earth's shadow" - what??? How is it possible?

    Снуп ДогСнуп ДогΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • It just touched a area of shadow I can do that

      XertinaXertinaΠριν 3 ημέρες
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    Aamamddmd FAamamddmd FΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • It's your second video (out of ~hundred viewed) I dislike. Because you spend whole timing, banging on oversimplified "asteroid" factor, ignoring dozen of other. Including your own source about new form of plants, that slowly, but drastically changes the food chains: > Perhaps the most important of these events, at least for terrestrial life, was the first appearance of the flowering plants, also called the angiosperms or Anthophyta. First appearing in the Lower Cretaceous around 125 million years ago, the flowering plants first radiated in the middle Cretaceous, about 100 million years ago. Or other cyclic/stress factors, that actually made difference combined with asteroid. P.S. "Birds that are direct descendants of dinosaurs" - another over-simplified old theory. Modern studies look at dino-birds as concurrent spices (like Neanderthals vs Homo sapiens) for prehistoric modern-version-of-birds. And dino-birds looks like failed, because they was heavier, less adopted to hunt for small grass-eating mammals and flower-feeding insects.

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  • how dou you pronounce your name

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  • Space is scary.

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  • This video made me love Dinosaurs again!

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  • "Yeeted into space" is now a scientific term thanks to Kurzgesagt. Now I can say that to my science teacher

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  • i dont get was it 65 0r 66 million years ago

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  • Bruh this made me feel bad for the dyno's :/

    NoahS_64NoahS_64Πριν 4 ημέρες
  • Can someone please tell me how the dinosaurs were made extinct but every other animal wasn't.

    iMunasheiMunasheΠριν 4 ημέρες
    • Small mammals and birds found places such as caves to hide and survive and being small didn't need a lot of food to survive the apocalypse meaning they lived once the ash was gone

      Dante FioreDante FioreΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • And during this whole event Cockroaches were on picnic 😂

    Helping HandHelping HandΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • 3:07 jupiter once failed his job

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  • Нет русских субтитров(

    TavrosTavrosΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • black and white hole plushie shows up on screen *Ha, I own that*

    armadillo17_aeoarmadillo17_aeoΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • kurzesagt earth marble

    Ahmad Al MasaraniAhmad Al MasaraniΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • YEET

    L0stLauchL0stLauchΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Moon watching this be like 🌚glad that didn’t hit me

    Omar LorenzanaOmar LorenzanaΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Never thought I'd hear the word "yeeted" in a scientific video

    Tigerkei ArtTigerkei ArtΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Shouldn’t it burn the dinosaur bones to ashes though??

    Yasmin NasserYasmin NasserΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Didn't we just discover that it was volcanic eruptions that killed them?

    Noodle DaJuiceNoodle DaJuiceΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Everybody gangsta till Kurzgesagt says *"Until it wasn't"*

    SeriousNorboSeriousNorboΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • if earth had a personality, this would be when it went through its emo phase

    siksissiksisΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • No it carnt be 2:12 60 times sound is 3 times faster than sound ok light is 20 times faster than sound ok

    Reyaz A pReyaz A pΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • Light is 20 times speed of sound ok

      Reyaz A pReyaz A pΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • So basically everything changed when the asteroid attacked

    ChickenlyartChickenlyartΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Then, everything changed when the asteroid attacked

    TheNerdofLifeTheNerdofLifeΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • God wanted to create new species in order to create new he needs to destroy what he made first

    Grand BossGrand BossΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • How are the working conditions of your products? Hope it's all fair trade and all people in the production chain make a good living.

    Diablokiller999Diablokiller999Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • Them dying nutshell: god was just sick of the lizards and just yeeted a rock at earth killing them

    Darrell ShepherdDarrell ShepherdΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • *tosses earth in hand* oops

    DacarwhizzDacarwhizzΠριν 6 ημέρες