The Egg - A Short Story

The Egg
Story by Andy Weir
Animated by Kurzgesagt
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Prieš 5 mėnesių

    A Big Thanks to Andy Weir for allowing us to use his story! If you want to support us, please check out those beautiful Egg posters we made:

    • McJauger Gamer

      McJauger Gamer

      Prieš 15 dienų

      more like Andy WEIRD AHAHAH GET IT? no offense btw its just a joke

    • Pranav


      Prieš 18 dienų

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell h

    • 2000 subscribers by commenting

      2000 subscribers by commenting

      Prieš 18 dienų

      @Chinmoku-sama hi me

    • Fibs The Boss

      Fibs The Boss

      Prieš 29 dienų

      İ want a sequel

    • Daniel 4science

      Daniel 4science

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      If I’m others,but there are multiple humans around me,does that mean humans are your own clones?But who owns them?Me or a French,Dutch,Irish,Spanish,etc male or female?

  2. Jason Torgerson

    Jason Torgerson

    Prieš 15 val

    Yay I won't be able to sleep again

  3. GounterMcSnounter


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  4. CrushinBones62


    Prieš 16 val

    I drank a mickey of rum like 20 min b4 and im so confused

  5. Percivaldo Nunes

    Percivaldo Nunes

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    Toda vez que vejo esse vídeo eu choro no meio dele, especialmente naquela parte em que ele fala que sempre que machuquei alguém na verdade machuquei a mim mesmo...e então passa um flashback na minha cabeça de todas as vezes que briguei e ofendi alguém e isso parte meu coração 💔 e mesmo que (talvez) não seja real, pensar que tudo e todos podem ser você me motiva todos os dias a tratar com empatia as pessoas, a ser carinhoso e tratar bem os outros. Mesmo que seja só um vídeo, é uma linda forma de se pensar (e levar) a vida!!

  6. mr jn

    mr jn

    Prieš 17 val

    So is that mean. If I'm PewDiePie. I'm the one who subscribe to him?

  7. Primus


    Prieš 17 val

    If I jerk off someone I jerk off myself?

  8. Still Mode

    Still Mode

    Prieš 17 val

    This is deceiving as much as people will say “it’s just a short story”. The Bible teaches that there is a heaven and hell and we will be judged accordingly because we’re all sinners. God died for us on a cross. There’s only One God. Reincarnation isn’t real. This world becomes more evil and evil by the days and seconds because of sin. The ones who are saved are the ones who’s accept Jesus. He wasn’t just a man. He’s Gods Son who came with a purpose to teach and share truth and to save the world. God isn’t going allow this evil world to stand forever, the LORD is going to return to judge the whole world. The ones who won’t be judged are the ones who put their faith in the fact that God came into the world and truly did die for us and his blood set us permanently free from facing judgment about our sins. This video is nothing but intended to throw another lie into someone’s head. Some people might be offended and if you are that’s a good thing because Gods Word says you will when you hear Truth. Some people might see this video and think “oh it’s nothing”, but then there are people who will truly think that this might be true. Please read the Word of God beautiful people, God truly loves you; turn to Jesus. Tell God your sorry for sinning and ask him to save you. God bless you all. ✝️😇❤️😊

  9. Jacob Stoddard

    Jacob Stoddard

    Prieš 17 val

    Also... What about cats? If this applies to cats, I'ma stop kicking her off my chair when I'm doing school.

  10. Jacob Stoddard

    Jacob Stoddard

    Prieš 17 val

    It would be nice to be sir Neil armstrong

  11. Milk Milk

    Milk Milk

    Prieš 17 val

    this means i'm always the first to watch a pewdiepie video

  12. marco khan

    marco khan

    Prieš 17 val

    Please make more

  13. NerdToob


    Prieš 17 val

    This is one of my favorite stories! When I read it years ago I always had the idea that maybe every religion is born of the same seed and in some way is correct. That mankind has perverted true religion to cause greed and war and hatred when in reality we know the truth of the universe, we have simply been too blinded by ideals and dogma to see it. Then I read the egg and it has stuck with me since. Thanks for making this!

  14. Expert


    Prieš 17 val

    Do another like this please!!

  15. Edward Richtofen

    Edward Richtofen

    Prieš 18 val

    I don’t understand why people disliked this video, there was nothing wrong with it

  16. Kamran Zamani

    Kamran Zamani

    Prieš 18 val

    I just asked my wife to show this clip to our 10yo son in case I die unexpectedly. It's put my mind at rest. Thanks for that.

  17. jemini


    Prieš 18 val

    So when i do girl i also f**k myself? Oh well, nothing new.

  18. Goose 6.0

    Goose 6.0

    Prieš 18 val

    Your imagination is very vivid Kurzgesagt, but your fantasy does not correlate with reality.

  19. Andrew Ortinez

    Andrew Ortinez

    Prieš 18 val

    This is amazing. It just warms my soul and gives me a relief inside of me. I just feel incredibly humble.

  20. Tennis Ball

    Tennis Ball

    Prieš 18 val

    *Video begins* Oh this is going to be interesting! *"You died"* ...

  21. Kevin Pineda

    Kevin Pineda

    Prieš 18 val

    I come back to this video every now and then, and end up crying like a newborn by how amazed and overwhelmed I get. This is one of my favorite videos ever. I can't thank Kurzgesagt enough for creating this beautiful masterpiece, for allowing me to reflect things and rearrange my thoughts. For letting me cope with how corrupted our world is and giving me hope for a higher existence. Thank you.

  22. Arlan Martins

    Arlan Martins

    Prieš 19 val

    I a legenda pros br???

  23. Unaverage Avocado

    Unaverage Avocado

    Prieš 19 val

    So you, are technically me- Every viewer watching this is me- My parents ar- okay ew

  24. Mitchel Tillman

    Mitchel Tillman

    Prieš 19 val

    Sorry to be a Debbie downer but while this sounds cool in theory, I’m reality it’s really scary when you consider all the terrible things people do to each other and new ways they find to hurt one another

  25. Mincat 1326

    Mincat 1326

    Prieš 19 val

    If I’m everyone, then I’m that god, too?

  26. The404Studios


    Prieš 20 val

    Hi me how are you?

  27. Owen Tuttle

    Owen Tuttle

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  28. raenman


    Prieš 20 val

    Lets appreciate the fact that they spend 2 years making this video

  29. Markfrostflame Literally god

    Markfrostflame Literally god

    Prieš 20 val

    This is a philosophical lesson hard to click but this time I understand a bit more.

  30. Splegoon 4

    Splegoon 4

    Prieš 20 val

    I’m every child who was aborted

  31. Sam Rockvam

    Sam Rockvam

    Prieš 21 val

    Holy sh*t your voice is so soothing

  32. JelyfishTN


    Prieš 21 val

    So good

  33. GrizzlyWolf


    Prieš 21 val

    If thats true, that means that... Holy shit i've fucked myself😱🤢🤮

  34. Bradon Purvis

    Bradon Purvis

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  35. CreativeName 12345

    CreativeName 12345

    Prieš 22 val

    This is oddly comforting.

  36. Gstix 3

    Gstix 3

    Prieš 22 val

    Very good work 👏🏻

  37. Eric Flores

    Eric Flores

    Prieš 22 val

    Is there a word for this kinda midset or religion???

  38. Eric Flores

    Eric Flores

    Prieš 22 val

    Yooo I thought about this dude and I couldn’t explain it but this is exactly what I thought

  39. Jam Jam

    Jam Jam

    Prieš 22 val

    This is like some religion

  40. dias


    Prieš 22 val

    Yes i made this video

  41. RobbertG2008


    Prieš 23 val

    How to basic

  42. A very strange ghostly squid

    A very strange ghostly squid

    Prieš 23 val

    Waits a while to remember my past lives Remembers controlling Germany and committing ethnic genocide Wait WHAT

  43. Vitor Queiroz

    Vitor Queiroz

    Prieš 23 val

    The main question that the protagonist(maybe myself) should’ve asked to god: “How many times did we have this talk?”

  44. Tadami


    Prieš 23 val

    So I am my parents?

  45. Deftura


    Prieš 23 val

    So murder is basically suicide

  46. Tipu Khan

    Tipu Khan

    Prieš 23 val

    That's one of the most absurdist stuff I've ever read.

  47. Sercan Yargıç

    Sercan Yargıç

    Prieš 23 val

    like your comment pls

  48. Muhammad Mustafa

    Muhammad Mustafa

    Prieš 23 val

    Can someone explain to me how an egg is related to this because I'm still confused?

    • Muhammad Mustafa

      Muhammad Mustafa

      Prieš 19 val

      @Luis Ayala Thank You

    • Luis Ayala

      Luis Ayala

      Prieš 19 val

      The universe is an egg for the person to expirience and become a god

  49. Sandwiches 5000

    Sandwiches 5000

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    Eat your cereal

  50. 300 Vids

    300 Vids

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    Excellent. I love this.

  51. Mr.Chill


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    my head hurts now but it's a good kind of hurt

  52. كيمدب لنيبنن

    كيمدب لنيبنن

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  53. h i

    h i

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    So by this knowledge. We have fucked ourselves. Interesting.

  54. BenieTheDragon


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    "Everyone, is you." *brain explodes* This is the first time I have ever had an essential crisis.

  55. Absoluteley Ellie

    Absoluteley Ellie

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    If it’s just me I’ve watched this video over 12million times. And I’ve supported kurz gesagt from the very beginning just... in another life...

  56. Aaron Wilder

    Aaron Wilder

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  57. CarBoost


    Prieš dieną

    I call bullshit

  58. Frank Chavez

    Frank Chavez

    Prieš dieną

    Woah. I only came here from Super Mario music, this is beyond my comprehension

  59. Bruh4000


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    i have no words

  60. Kinshuk Siyol

    Kinshuk Siyol

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    People are having existential crisis after watching this and here I am using it to calm myself after an anxiety attack.